Bulletin Board: Sports-card/memorabilia appraiser coming to town

Recorder Staff
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rummage through the attic and dig out that shoebox of baseball cards in the closet.

Certified vintage sports card/memorabilia expert Michael Osacky will be in Greenfield on May 24 offering free appraisals to anyone with sports memorabilia.

Osacky writes about the industry for Parade Magazine and works with former professional athletes and their families. Osacky is also the founder of www.baseballintheattic.com.

To schedule an appraisal contact Osacky at 312-379-9090 or email info@baseballintheattic.com. Availability is limited.


Smith-Porter honored

Montague’s Dakota Smith-Porter was named to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Region softball team

Smith-Porter is one of 360 Division III players chosen from across the country, comprising three, 15-player teams from each of the eight NCAA regions. Smith-Porter was named MASCAC Pitcher of the Year

Youth softball


Sofia Holden struck out 12 in four hitless innings in the circle to lead Bernardston Blaze to a 18-0 win over Vernon in a Tri-County League softball game Thursday at Pratt Field in Bernardston.

Holden also slugged a pair of home runs in the win, including a grand slam, and also singled and drove in seven runs. Isabella Graves had two hits and two RBIs, and Nina Holden doubled and plated a run. Ava Fortin singled and drove in a run, and Allison Clary had a hit.

• Meanwhile, Keira Meattey had four hits, while Sarah Laroche had three hits, including a double, and the Erving Eagles beat the Bernardston Cougars, 13-5, at Veterans Field in Erving Thursday.

Hailey Haughey and Emma Gagne each had two hits, Georgia Harris-Hendry had three singles, and Carly Norwood tripled. Allison George, Kayla Gauthier and Audrianna Bauch each had a hit. Haughey and Harris-Hendry each pitched well.

Kathie Fuller doubled and singled twice for the Cougars, while Calla McKeon, Abbie Ray, Alyssa Canon, Emily Canon and Kristine Given each singled.


Josalyn Eastman doubled, tripled and drove in four runs to lead Pipione’s Sport Shop to a 13-5 win over Deskavich Plumbing in a Greenfield Girls’ Softball League game at Murphy Park in Greenfield Thursday.

Aquinnah Mass went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the win, and Margarette Howland doubled and drove in a run. Alysia Knapp struck out 18.

Carly Blanchard went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the loss, and Addie Rotkiewicz had one hit and two RBIs.

• In other action, Taylor Greene had three hits, and Madison Liimatainen had four hits, including two doubles, to lead the Diamond Dusters past Conte Office Interiors, 22-6.

Liimatainen also pitched three innings and struck out seven. Anne Kolodziej had three hits, and Ella Kolodziej hit a two-run double

Ivy Rae struck out six in three innings for Conte, and Yaya Noeun had two hits.

GMS wins

Amber Bergeron went 2-for-2 with a home run and Greenfield Middle School beat Pioneer Middle School, 10-0, in a softball game Thursday in Northfield.

Kameryn Dearborn struck out 17 in a two-hit shutout for the Green Wave, and Carly Blanchard singled.

Laura Kahler and Jaida Barry each had a hit for Pioneer.

Youth baseball

Frontier Ripken

Mason Thornton had two hits, one run scored and one RBI to help Yankee Candle to a 5-3 win over New England Greenscape in a Frontier Cal Ripken League game Thursday night at Herlihy Field in Whately.

Thornton, Dylan Camp and Owen Babb each pitched two innings for Yankee and combined to strike out nine. Shawn Baumann had one hit and two RBIs in the win, and Matthew Scagel and Claire Kirkendall each had two hits and scored a run. Johnny Scagel added one hit and scored once.

Ethan Coombs had two hits and scored once in the loss, while Thomas Unkles and Durgin Shield each had a hit and a run.


Jake Petrin and Jayson Smith combined on a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and Gilmore & Farrell beat New Fortune, 5-3, in a Greenfield Minor League Major Division baseball game Thursday night at Lunt Field in Greenfield.

Bryce Avery doubled and drove in a run, and Sovann Noeun had a hit. Dillon Gagnon played well defensively.

Cody Houghton and Ethan Quinn combined on a two-hitter in the loss. Houghton also played great at shortstop. Matt Houghton hit a two-run single, while Joseph Kidley and Eli Guerin each had a hit.

• In AA Division action, Ben Johnston had a double and a single as Lundgren Honda topped P&B, 10-7.

Bryce Zraunig, Asa Bouchard and Osiah Ballard each had two hits in the win, and Casey Burke, Bodie Burke, Tyler Zdanowicz, Gabe Silva and Xavier Lackey had one hit apiece.

Joshua Mauthe and Carter Berthiaume each tripled in the loss, and Brayder Sloan had a double and a single. Brandon Therien had two hits, and Ethan Facey, Connor Guertin and Ramon Gutierrez each had a hit.


Ashfield Women’s

Diane O’Connell shot a 23 to win the Odd Holes Tournament during the Thursday Morning Women’s League at the Ashfield Community Golf Course.

Kelley Dubrule won fewest putts on the day with 15.

Elks League

Bob Zaikowski and Greg Call lead the Greenfield Elks League with 19 points after three weeks at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Aaron Campbell and Tim Gochinski are tied for second place in the league with Frank McDonald and Art Belanger as each team has 16½ points.

Timmons League

Brad Stafford and Andy Lesenski won a match of cards to earn low-gross honors with a 37 as Northfield Golf Course’s Timmons League held another week of competition Wednesday.

Bob Bateman and Lloyd Grover totaled 27 to capture low-net honors. Lesenski was match medalist with a 39, followed by John Hodgman at 41.

Hodgman was closest to the pin on No. 6 (11 inches), while Trevor Blake was closest on No. 7 (4-7).

Adult softball

Montague Co-Rec

Chris Kalinowski homered on Thursday to lead St. Stanislaus Society to a 8-7 win over Between the Uprights in a Montague Co-Rec Adult Softball League game at Unity Park in Turners Falls.

Brody Markol and Emily Mailloux each went 2-for-3 in the win, while Danielle Lutenegger was outstanding defensively and had a hit.

Jason Bohonowicz and Luis Melendez each homered for BTU.

Road racing

Loaves and Fishes race

The second-annual Loaves and Fishes 3.5-mile Road Race will be held June 9.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the race at Northfield Town Hall (69 Main Street). The walk begins at 8:30 and the road race will take off at 9.

Parking is available in back of town hall, and registration cost is $7. There will be prizes for the top finishers. All proceeds benefit Loaves and Fishes non-profit organization in Northfield. For more information, contact Sarah Kaczenski at skaczenski@gmail.com


FC Hoop Clinic

The 21st-annual Franklin County Hoop Clinic sponsored by DRIVE Hoops will take place from July 16 through 20 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will run daily from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 14. Cost is $150 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch.

The clinic, which will be limited to the first 60 participants, will be run by Hopkins Academy boys’ varsity basketball coach Angelo Thomas and Greenfield High School girls’ varsity basketball coach John Hickey.

For more information, contact Thomas at 824-6679.