Post 81 shocks Methuen, 5-3

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 knocked off the only remaining unbeaten team in the Junior American Legion Baseball State Tournament and played its way into the final day of competition with a 5-3 victory over Methuen Post 122 Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Greenfield and Methuen are joined by Quincy Post 294 as the three teams remaining in the … 0

Finley-Booska seek 4-Ball repeat

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The champions are ready to go, even though they’ve had very different seasons individually. KC Finley and Cody Booska are ready to defend … 0

Bulletin Board: Farrick powers Grizzlies’ win

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alexis Farrick doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Greenfield Grizzlies to a 14-2 win over Southwick in a 12-and-under Suburban League fastpitch … 0

BICYCLE SUMMER SAFETY: Signaling your intentions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

During the summer, with more bicyclists and motorists out and about, it’s important that both groups share the roads while following smart, safe, legal and courteous practices. Bicyclist: Always use hand signals when preparing to turn. To be extra clear use right hand for right turns and left … 0

Greenfield sweeps Agawam, 21-0, 5-2

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Greenfield Post 81 began its defense of the WMass American Legion Baseball title by sweeping Agawam Post 185 in the best-of-three first round over the weekend. Post 81 entered the postseason as hot as any team in western Mass. and it didn’t stop as Greenfield rolled over Agawam … 0

Manny’s hangs tough

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Manny’s TV & Appliance’s inconsistent play throughout the 2015 Tri-County League season has left it in a precarious position as the regular season moves into its final week — that of fighting for one of the eight playoff spots. Well, the local nine took a giant step this … 0

Bulletin Board: Finley wins 8th club championship

Sunday, July 12, 2015

KC Finley shot 5-under-par 211 over three rounds to become a eight-time winner at the 106th Club Championship at the Country Club of Greenfield over the weekend. Finley shook off a 74 in the first round to come back with a 68 in the second and a 69 … 0

Powertown mom pushing it to extremes

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cassie Damkoehler likes getting down and dirty or she wouldn’t spend her weekends climbing cargo nets and risking electric shock by live wire. Then again, it helps to be a live wire if you enjoy what the 32-year-old … 0

Bulletin Board: Greenfield Juniors fall to East Longmeadow

Friday, July 10, 2015

Noah Barnes pitched well enough to win but the usually potent Greenfield Post 81 Junior Legion offense remained quiet on Friday night and Post 81 suffered a 5-2 loss to East Longmeadow in a Western Massachusetts Junior American Legion Baseball game at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Barnes … 0

Keeping Score: Safe holiday

Friday, July 10, 2015

Good morning! Two tennis players were toweling off on the clay court next to my house a week ago Friday when I looked at them and yelled, “Happy New Year!” It was little more than a senior moment and not altogether wrong considering the Fourth of July marks … 0

Baseball Roundup: Manny’s, Bankers tie, 4-4

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Garrett Hudson’s RBI single in the sixth inning helped pull Manny’s TV & Appliance into a 4-4 draw against Easthampton Savings Bank in a Tri-County League baseball game Thursday night at Daley Field in Easthampton. The game was stopped in the bottom of the seventh inning due to … 0

Bulletin Board: Rabasco, Potee get their just des(s)erts at Northfield road race

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mark Rabasco and Deb Potee each walked away with blueberry pies during “Pie Night” at the Northfield Summer Series Road Race. Pie Night was this week’s theme and the male and female winners were awarded homemade pies. Rabasco was the overall winner, finishing the 3.3-mile race in 19 … 0

On The Trail: Rainy-day fishing

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I guess it was the two galvanized tubs hanging among cobwebs high along the carriage-shed’s north wall that stirred uplifting memories on a gray, still Tuesday morning — air heavy, storm brewing — on my way out back to the kennel. The smaller, round tub is familiar to … 0