Bill Wardwell and Bill Conant  play golf with hickory-shaft clubs like these, a collection of labeled irons shown on display in a rack at Wardwell's home.
Recorder/Beth Reynolds

A step back in time

Thursday, August 27, 2015

(Second of two parts) GREENFIELD — Before the Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts (HGoM) existed, Bill Conant, Bill Wardwell and Jeff Blomstedt discovered a passion for playing the game with antique clubs sporting hickory-shaft clubs with a mellow patina. The Franklin County trio also has a convenient place to practice their hobby — they’re members at the historic Country Club of … 0

Woodward gets his shot as UMass football assistant

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Scott Woodward has returned to his college home. The Wendell native and UMass graduate has returned to the Amherst campus as an offensive … 0

Bulletin Board: Pratt sinks Crumpin hole-in-one

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tom Pratt aced the 127-yard, 11th hole at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston on Thursday. Brian and Gordon Oakes attested the hole-in-one. Ashfield Ladies League Bev … 0

Bulletin Board: Varner, McHugh women’s Nassau winners

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teresa Varner shot an 80 to win low gross over 18 holes during the Gross and Net Nassau Tournament held during the Women’s 18-Hole Golf League at the Country Club of Greenfield on Tuesday morning. Ann McHugh won … 0

Jaywalking: Pedal power

Monday, August 17, 2015

Who would have figured that it would be the recipe for something so popular? Start with a little bit of bicycling, add a dash of camping and throw in a whole lot of Iowa. The result is something … 0

Bulletin Board: Malloy, Aleman, Davis, Lapointe Mark K. Memorial winners

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dan Malloy, Ron Aleman, John Davis and Rob Lapointe shot a 58 to win low gross during the Mark K. Memorial Mixed Golf League Monday night at Oak Ridge Golf Course in Gill. Joe Smith, Dave Shippa, Diane Slaunwhite and Bob Mott came in second with a 64 … 0

Bulletin Board: Smith wins Mug Race; Beck’s Co-Rec champ

Sunday, August 16, 2015

One week after finishing second in the Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic, Shelburne Falls resident Dan Smith was right back out on the streets pounding the pavement. Smith cruised to a first-place finish in the 5.5-mile Montague Mug Race Saturday as part of the Montague Old Home Days … 0

Liberty honor boys’ hoops team that was DQ’d for using girl

Sunday, August 16, 2015

NEW YORK — Kymora Johnson just wanted to play basketball. The 10-year-old girl was thrown into the spotlight earlier this month when her youth team from Virginia was disqualified from a basketball tournament because she played in it. Johnson’s the lone girl on the boys’ team, the Charlottesville … 0

Riders gearing up for another D2R2

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back in the 1990s, Sandy Whittlesey had an brainstorm. The local cyclist came up with the idea to take a bike ride on dirt roads created for stagecoaches. He spread news of the idea by word of mouth … 0

Keeping Score: No breaks

Friday, August 14, 2015

(Second of two parts) Good morning! Monica Driver was “catatonic with nerves” before the seventh race at Saratoga Race Course on August 3. Turf races favor horses that have drawn the inside posts, and her 5-year-old gelding named … 0

Bulletin Board: Weaver powers Vic Bar to 8-6 Co-Rec win

Friday, August 14, 2015

Curtis Weaver went 3-for-3 with a home run as The Victoria Bar edged Keewanee All-Stars, 8-6, in the Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League B Division playoffs Friday at Unity Park in Turners Falls. Maura Crossman went 2-for-3 in the win. Tasha Gilbert finished 4-for-4 to pace Keewanee, while … 0

Bulletin Board: Sinistores lead the way as Mohawk dumps Frontier

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Shelby Sinistore chucked a four-hitter and also got the job done at the dish with three hits and two RBIs to lead Mohawk to a 4-1 win over Frontier in a Suburban League Under-14 softball game Thursday night in Buckland. Abby Sinistore added two hits and an RBI … 0

On The Trail: Shelled mystery

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A gray, wet Tuesday morning, rain pelting down, backyard brook up a little and running muddy as the dogs crunch dry nuggets from rusty, cast-iron Wagner skillets on the concrete floor just inside the cook-shed stoop. It’s looking more and more like this morning we’ll just walk the … 0