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Nadeau loves karting challenges

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — Saturday morning, around 11, cool, the familiar sound of revving engines filling the New Hampshire Motor Speedway air. They’re not emanating from the one-mile oval that hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup races twice annually, but instead from a temporary road course in the S3 Lot. There, Northfield’s Dave Nadeau and dozens of other drivers are running qualifying laps … 0

Post 81 slips past Northampton, 4-3

Thursday, July 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — When you’re hot, everything just seems to go right, and Greenfield Post 81 is on fire. Post 81 pitching got out of a … 0

Rhodes sharp in Manny’s 7-0 win

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Devin Rhodes took care of things on the mound, and Eric Libardoni provided plenty of offensive support. Rhodes tossed a four-hit shutout and Libardoni belted … 0

Indians after 7th state crown

Friday, June 19, 2015

Turners Falls High School will attempt to win its seventh MIAA State Softball Championship this morning when it faces Millis High School in the Division III title tilt starting at 11 a.m. at UMass’ Sortino Field. What’s rare … 0

Duclos Jr. hired as Pioneer football coach

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Pioneer Valley Regional School football team is getting a youthful shot this fall. Steven Duclos has been hired as the head coach at Pioneer, the program’s third coach since it was reborn in 2005. The 20-year-old Duclos, … 0

Post 81 wins; St Joe’s edges Manny’s

Friday, June 19, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 coach Tim Capuano did not have much to say to his troops prior to them hitting in the bottom of the fifth inning on Friday night but the message was received as Greenfield scored six times in the fifth and six more times in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Tognarelli, Wow take GML finals openers

Friday, June 19, 2015

Nick Bresciano hit a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning and Tognarelli Heating & Cooling went on to defeat Maniatty Real Estate, 3-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-three Greenfield Minor League Major Division championship series Friday night at Lunt Field. Zack Renaud struck out 10 and … 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