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Jaywalking: Family fun

Monday, September 1, 2014

Perhaps you could say that two area teens are making the sport of BMX racing a little more “funky.” Maybe that’s just a bad play on words, but the fact is that Aimee and Grayson Funk both captured state championships during the USA BMX Massachusetts State Championships over the weekend at Whip City BMX in Westfield. Winning state titles is … 0

Bulletin Board: Harrington, Goodnow win local club titles

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kevin Harrington carded a 225 to win the Crumpin-Fox Club Men’s Club Championship over the weekend in Bernardston. Tim Rice and James Elliott tied for … 0

Bulletin Board: 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

Keeping Score: Summer travels

Friday, August 15, 2014

Good morning! My annual sojourn to Saratoga Race Course resulted in a whopping $5 profit. I put the pen away this trip and enjoyed sitting with friends under a television carousel near the Big Red Spring where brave hearts with strong stomachs drink mineral water that tastes like … 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