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Post 81 smacks Westfield

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 record five straight hits in the first inning and finished with 15 as it rolled to a six-inning, 14-2 verdict over Westfield Post 124 in a Western Massachusetts Senior American Legion Baseball game Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Westfield (5-5-1) actually grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Brent … 0

On The Trail: Shad, salmon and cougars

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Although a few stragglers may yet appear here and there in different watersheds, it’s July and the 2015 Connecticut River anadromous-fish-migration season is, for all … 1

Bulletin Board: Coburn helps lift Brad’s to Co-Rec win over Pratt

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jake Coburn went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to help Brad’s Place beat R.C. Pratt Contractor, 7-3, in a Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League contest Wednesday night … 0

Keeping Score: twice burnt

Friday, June 19, 2015

Good morning! Tampa’s Skip Smith has a travel tip for Caribbean-bound vacationers: watch your wallet. “Two guys on my crew learned the hard way,” said Smith. “One spent $12 on lighters in the casino shop and his card was charged over $950, and another guy in the same … 0

Tribe marches back to state final

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AMHERST — As quickly as the proverbial door opened for Hopedale High School to jump out to a big early lead, Turners Falls High School slammed it shut. Mackenzie Phillips worked out of a first-inning jam and finished … 0

Post 81 posts first win; Junior Legion rolls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Phew! That was the collective sigh of relief breathed by the Greenfield Post 81 American Legion Baseball team Thursday night, when it got off the schneid and recorded its first win of the season, 7-1 over Wilbraham Post 286 at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham. Noah Barnes … 0

Bulletin Board: Silk women’s Tennis Cup champ

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alexis Silk defeated Jenna Luippold, 6-1, 6-4, to win the women’s championship during the Greenfield Tennis Cup Thursday night at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield. The men’s quarterfinals also took place Thursday evening, and in the match of the night Val Mir Dessantos edged Henry Hardy, … 0

Norfolk County Rams eliminate Eagles, 15-3

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Norfolk County Agricultural High School used a pair of big innings to topple Franklin County Technical School, 15-3, in the State Small School Vocational Softball Tournament semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Nancy Gifford Field. The top-seeded … 0

On The Trail: One of the guys

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A gray, rainy afternoon brought news of the same somber hue to my Recorder desk late Monday afternoon: old friend Walter T. Kostanski Jr., known playfully to me as Honorable Walter T., was dead and gone at 91. I had just put to bed the first draft of … 0

At last, Turners-Hopedale

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Turners Falls High School continues its quest for another state championship today at 4 p.m. at UMass’ Sortino Field against Hopedale High School in the State MIAA Division III Softball Tournament semifinals. It’s a familiar scenario for the 23-1 Indians — entering a state tournament game at a … 0

Teddy Bears win; Post 81 falls

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teddy Bear Pools may be struggling to hit the ball right now, but as long as its pitchers don’t allow any runs, the team doesn’t need much offense. Ben Ruddock chucked a four-hit shutout and for the second time in as many days Teddy Bear Pools earned a … 0

Bulletin Board: Stone wins Vermont Open

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sunderland golfer Hunter Stone of Deerfield Academy fame used a pair of late birdies to win the Vermont Open Golf Championship at Lake Morey Country Club in Fairley, Vt., Wednesday. Stone finished the three-day tournament with a 9-under, 201 on the par-70 course and he came from behind … 0

Another delay

Tuesday, June 16, 2015