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Eagles take down Minutemen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Any fan hoping to treat Saturday’s season opener as a barometer of how much UMass football had improved entering 2014 got to see a lot of the Minutemen’s defensive unit on the field, but far too little of the offense. Boston College controlled possession of the ball for over 42 minutes, ran just about twice as many offensive … 0

Boyce rolls to CFC women’s championship

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Terry Boyce carded a two-day score of 170 to win the Women’s Club Championship at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston over the weekend. Diane Griffin finished … 0

Bulletin Board: Farrell, Cote, Conant, Zraunig, Provost win Bucky Memorial

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tim Farrell, Scott Cote, Brodie Conant, Matt Zraunig and Bob Provost shot a 56 to win the Bucky O’Brien Memorial Golf Tournament at the Country … 0

Bulletin Board: Sikorski, Hot’l roll, 16-5

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jason Sikorski went 5-for-5 with two homers (one a grand slam) and seven RBIs to power Hot-L Warren over OPT/The Body Shoppe, 16-5, in the Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League B Division double-elimination playoffs Thursday night at Greenfield Middle School. Rob Escott was 4-for-4 with a double and three … 0

1st female LLWS player happy for 2 girls

Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — More than six decades after Kathryn “Tubby” Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she’s delighted to see two … 0

Turnaround time is now for Minutemen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AMHERST — Seven months ago, the UMass athletic administration decided to face its uncertain football future by reaching back into its successful recent past. Mark Whipple enters the first season of his second tour of duty as the … 0

On the Trail: Sales jobs

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why not traipse back this week to that old, familiar topic of salmon? Yes, salmon, specifically Connecticut River Atlantic salmon, which I once spent a lot of time and energy on before wandering off to other subjects that tickled my fancy. But now, briefly back to the fish … 0

Bulletin Board: Farrick leads Tech hoop win

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Joel Farrick netted 13 points to lead FC Tech to a 47-43 victory over Turners Falls in a DRIVE Hoops Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball League game Tuesday night at Indoor Action Sports in Greenfield. Ricky Craver had a game-high 17 and Tionne Brown added 13 for Turners Falls. … 0

Bulletin Board: Doors drop Mesa Verde, 6-2

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Doors built a 6-2 lead after four innings and went on to defeat Mesa Verde, 6-2, in the Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League A Division double-elimination playoffs Tuesday night at Green River Park. Steve Smith went 3-for-3 with three doubles and Jim Bergeron was 3-for-3 to lead The … 0

Jaywalking: Cup visit

Monday, August 11, 2014

I didn’t think I’d be late when I arrived at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield at about 10:20 a.m. Sunday. When I spoke to Franklin County Hockey Association president Sean Lavoine last week in advance of Sunday’s visit to … 0

Bulletin Board: Allis rules Ladies League golf action

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dale Allis shot a 45 to win low gross in the A Division during the Monday Night Ladies League at the Country Club of Greenfield. Helen Bitzer and Tami Gaylor shot a 37 to tie for low net. Jane Abbott won low gross in Division B with a … 0

Sang, Rop swap; Bertasso female champ

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Amos Sang and Glarius Rop had the course all to themselves Saturday, graced by a police escort and serenaded by bagpipers, hula hoopers and bongo drummers from start to finish at the 36th Bridge of … 0

Bridge of Flowers Classic attracts young, old

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Vigorously massaging her hamstrings, Trish LaRocca stood in the shade of a building overlooking Shelburne Falls’ famous glacial potholes as the names of the winners of this year’s Bridge of Flowers Classic 10k foot race … 0