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Bill Wardwell and Bill Conant  play golf with hickory-shaft clubs like these, a collection of labeled irons shown on display in a rack at Wardwell's home.
Recorder/Beth Reynolds

A step back in time

Thursday, August 27, 2015

(Second of two parts) GREENFIELD — Before the Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts (HGoM) existed, Bill Conant, Bill Wardwell and Jeff Blomstedt discovered a passion for playing the game with antique clubs sporting hickory-shaft clubs with a mellow patina. The Franklin County trio also has a convenient place to practice their hobby — they’re members at the historic Country Club of … 0

Woodward gets his shot as UMass football assistant

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Scott Woodward has returned to his college home. The Wendell native and UMass graduate has returned to the Amherst campus as an offensive … 0

Bulletin Board: Pratt sinks Crumpin hole-in-one

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tom Pratt aced the 127-yard, 11th hole at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston on Thursday. Brian and Gordon Oakes attested the hole-in-one. Ashfield Ladies League Bev … 0

Newt fall ball signups today, Tuesday

Friday, August 7, 2015

Registrations for Newt Guilbault Fall Baseball will take place today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newt Field House in Turners Falls. It is open to all children ages 7 to 12 from any city or town in the … 0

Crumpin-Fox giving GolfBoard a whirl

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Though tradition is important to golf, technology is starting to gain a foothold. The latest innovation to reach golf courses across the U.S. is GolfBoard — a cross between a surfboard and a skateboard. It’s been … 0

West County braces for Bridge race

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Shelburne Falls is usually a quiet, peaceful place come Saturday morning, but there’s one annual exception in August when the quaint hilltown is overtaken by runners. Welcome to this Saturday’s 37th annual Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic and Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run. The 3K Charity Run … 0

Bulletin Board: 8 locals make New England Basketball Hall

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Eight area individuals are among a large group of coaches, players and officials who will be honored at the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. Among the honorees are: • Bill Batty, Northfield Mount Hermon School (prep … 0

Post 81 revved for Regionals

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

After proving it belonged with the best American Legion Baseball Junior Division teams in the state, Greenfield Post 81 is now looking to tame the Northeast. The local baseball team will open play in the American Legion Baseball … 0

On The Trail: Harbingers of fall

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Maybe I’m getting old and that’s why time flies as it does, but it’s hard to believe that summer has already faded to its stretch run. Signs abound in the fields, the woods, the ornamental bushes gracing tidy country lawns. The first hint for me that fall was … 0

Bulletin Board: Turners girls hoop champs

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Turners Falls knocked off the Panthers, 38-34, in the DRIVE Hoops Girls’ Varsity Basketball League championship game Wednesday night at Indoor Action Sports in Greenfield. Aliyah Sanders poured in a game-high 23 points and Maddie Chmyzinski added 5 points for the champions. Brittany Andrews led the Panthers with … 0

Bulletin Board: Main Street Bar & Grille secures perfect 18-0 record

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Main Street Bar & Grille completed an undefeated regular season with a 7-6 victory over Smitty’s Pub in Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League slo-pitch action Tuesday evening at Hillside Park in Greenfield. Scott DeLeo finished 3-for-3 and Don … 0

Jaywalking: Give it a Tri

Monday, August 3, 2015

Luke Martin knew he was getting no younger. In fact, athletic competition served as a constant reminder of that. So what did he do about it? Well ... put his body through a grueling series of physical activities Sunday. No, it wasn’t some crazy midlife crisis. The 33-year-old … 0

Bulletin Board: Miner helps Grizzlies bury Ludlow, 21-5

Monday, August 3, 2015

Nikki Miner went 2-for-4 with a triple, double and four RBIs to lead the Greenfield Grizlies to a 21-5 win over Ludlow in five innings in a 14-and-under Suburban League softball game Monday in Ludlow. Olivia Joy struck out two in two innings before giving way to Steph … 0