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Jaywalking

Jaywalking: Hall calls Doton

Monday, October 13, 2014

When she was in grade school, Kelly Doton had dreams of playing sports later in life just like any other young athlete. The Greenfield native excelled in the sport of ice hockey as a youngster and thought that if she worked hard and continued with it, she might be able to play in college. When she moved on to Greenfield Middle School, she decided to try a new sport that was a version of ice hockey played on grass. That is how Doton began her field-hockey career, and now, some 20 years after first trying the sport, Doton will be inducted into the athletic Wake Forest University Hall of Fame. The 2004 Wake Forest graduate … 0

Jaywalking: Top notch

Monday, October 6, 2014

Reigning western Massachusetts girls’ volleyball champs will square off tonight at Goodnow Gym in South Deerfield when defending Division II champion Longmeadow High School heads north to take on 2013 Division III champ Frontier Regional School. The match pits the top two girls’ volleyball teams in WMass for at least the past half-decade, and likely longer. Longmeadow is coached by George Mulry, in … 0

Jaywalking: Reaching out

Monday, September 29, 2014

When the Ray Rice domestic-violence video was released by TMZ a little less than a month ago, there was an outpouring of anger that shot across social media. Many people were disgusted not only by the video, but also by the NFL’s handling of the whole fiasco, first by doling out a far-too-short … 0

Ring return

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sonya Lamonakis is getting back in the ring for her first boxing match since suffering her first professional loss in April. It’s not exactly the bout the Turners Falls native was hoping to prepare for, however, as she will still have to wait to get her illusive first … 0

Riding high

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It was a crowded diamond at Lunt Field in Greenfield earlier this spring during tryouts for the 10 & Under Greenfield tournament team. Twenty-five kids showed up to try out for a travel team that would compete in various postseason summer tournaments, including the Cal Ripken Districts. That … 0

Relay Run

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scott Miner had a difficult end to his last semester of eighth grade seven years ago. The Greenfield Middle School student was finishing up his first season on the Greenfield High School track and field team when he learned that his mother, Sharon Andrew, had been diagnosed with … 0

Value vaulting

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vlad Popusoi has destroyed pole-vaulting records at Greenfield High School this season. The junior came into the season primed to break the school record, which stood at 12 feet, 7 inches since Seth Mansur cleared that height in 2003. As a sophomore, Popusoi’s best jump of the year … 0

Comeback Kid

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

C.J. Artus never imagined his senior season would have ended up the way it did. Following his 2011-12 junior campaign that saw him average 13 points per game, Artus probably envisioned winning some sort of scoring award this winter. Well, he did indeed pick up hardware at the … 0

Young guns

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When a varsity baseball coach fills out his lineup, he would probably like to pencil in students from double-digit grades. In this day and age, we see plenty of varsity teams that wind up playing players in eighth and ninth grade, and they typically reside at the bottom … 0

Opening bell

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When the Greenfield Minor League needed someone to sing the national anthem on Opening Day, an unexpected person answered the call. On Sunday morning, roughly 200 young baseball players paraded down Federal Street in Greenfield to Lunt Field, where the GML held its Opening-Day ceremonies and honored Greenfield … 0

Building daze

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The work has finally begun on the new Greenfield High School. Oh what exciting times these are at the school, as students and faculty will surely enjoy trying to work and learn amidst a construction zone. Nothing like trying to take a calculus test with the rumbling of … 0

AC does it

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I’ve been working here for more than six years now and I’ve seen the name Turners Falls Athletic Club plenty during that span. Whether it’s the defending Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League champion team named after the club or a Co-Rec softball team, you probably see TFAC … 0

Local flavor

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Former Northfield Mount Hermon School basketball player Spike Albrecht became an overnight sensation a week ago during the NCAA Division I men’s national championship game in Atlanta, Ga. The Michigan freshman guard entered the game as an afterthought, averaging 1.8 points per game coming into the title game. … 0

Labor of love

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Asked to describe his late mother, Jody Killeen, Sean Killeen didn’t need to think before speaking seven words. “To know her, was to love her.” Killeen contacted me last week to say he would be taking part in the Boston Marathon as part of the Dana Farber Marathon … 0

Hillman is Hills’ man

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Josh Hillman did more than groom golf courses during his time in Pittsfield as Berkshire Hills Country Club’s head pro. For the past four years, Hillman was also grooming his replacement, someone he knows quite well. In fact, they may spend some time together on the holidays. Cousin … 0