Bezio paces Northfield run

Recorder Staff
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bob Bezio’s time of 20 minutes, 36 seconds led the way Thursday as 34 runners and four walkers competed in the sixth race of the 3.3-mile Northfield Summer Road Race series.

Kate Shutta (23:19) was fifth overall and the first female finisher across the line.

The top 15 finishers were Bezio (20:36), Isaac Bingham (21:23), Eli Koester (23:08), Derek Postema (23:16), Shutta (23:19), Jack Loud (23:48), Ben Kimball 25:18), Neal Gifford (26:12), Noah deRuiter (27:25), Dylan Hay (28:06), Jesse Johnson (28:15), Bobby Emberley (28:35), Jennifer Garrett (29:22), Laurie O’Brien (30:59) and Lucy Koester (31:19).

The Northfield Road Race series is held every Thursday from June through August. Race start time is 6:30 p.m. at 105 Main Street in Northfield. Registration is $4 with $10 maximum per family. Contact Bob Emberley (rwemberley@gmail.com) for more information or visit the race Facebook page. Next week’s theme is “The Race for Mediocrity” which has the runner who finishes in the middle getting first prize.

Don Maynard 5-Mile

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Don Maynard 5-Mile Road Race.

The race will be held Sept. 22 beginning at the Greenfield Municipal Swimming Area on Nash’s Mill Rd. Register online at www.runreg.com or visit the Maynard Race website  www.dmmrace.com. Any questions, contact Chuck Adams at 413-522-6688.

Montague Mug

The 38th annual Montague Mug Race will be held Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m. from the Village Common in Montague.

The race is 5½ miles and pewter mugs will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, while coffee mugs will be awarded to the top finishers in each division.

T-shirts will be given to the first 90 registrants.

The 2-mile Mini Mug race, now in its 14th year, will take place at 8:35. Registration forms can be found at the Greenfield YMCA, Body Shoppe, Montague Post Office and the Montague Parks & Recreation office, and runners can register at runreg.com. For more information visit montaguemugrace.com or call Ann Fisk at 367-2812 or email shollow25@comcast.net.

Adult softball

PV Women’s League

Michele Burch and Kara Fagan each went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Conway outlasted Goshen, 8-5, in a Pioneer Valley Women's Softball League game Thursday evening in Conway.

Charity Noyes went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss, while Becca Noel went 2-for-3.

• In other action, Taylor Boutwell was 4-for-4 with a run driven in as Ashfield defeated the Buckland Cubs, 15-4, on Thursday.

Sarah Crowell was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Ashfield, while Meg Burrington also had three hits and two RBIs.

Carrie Ledoyt had two hits and an RBI for the Buckland Cubs. Lindsey Warger added a hit and drove in two runs.

Montague Co-Rec

Chris Kalinowski slugged a grand slam as St. Stanislaus Society clobbered Business & Pleasure, 29-13, in a Montague Co-Rec Adult Softball League game Thursday at Unity Park in Turners Falls.

Marisa Rode went 4-for-5 in the win.

Emma Connolly and Dan Drumgool each had a hit in the loss.


Greenfield Elks League

The team of Frank McDonald and Art Belanger won 7½ of 10 total points in a match against Alan Ball and John Mackin Thursday, and McDonald and Belanger hold a slight lead atop the Greenfield Elks League season standings after Week 10 action at the Country Club of Greenfield.

McDonald and Belanger (57½ points) are one point ahead of the second-place team of Aaron Campbell and Tim Gochinski with 56½ points. Campbell and Gochinski defeated John Carridi and Stan Maynard, 5½-4½, on Thursday.   

Next week is the final week of the regular season, with the top eight teams reaching the playoffs set for the following week.

CFC Men’s League

Jason Wallace posted a plus-8 point quota to finish first in the Crumpin-Fox Club Men’s League from the blue tees on Thursday.

Mark Waskiewicz was next at plus-6, followed by Carl Hoynoski and Dan Benoit at plus-5 each.

Chris Stoddard was closest to the pin on No. 3 (2 feet, 8 inches) and No. 9 (1-10).

Phil Phillips and Peter Jenkins were both plus-4 to finish atop the standings from the gold tees Thursday.

Dave Puchalski, Al Ghiz and Gene Kugler were all plus-3.

High schools

Bay State Games

After capturing a silver medal last year, the West softball team earned some redemption Wednesday.

Greenfield’s Olivia Joy and Team West went 4-2 overall, knocking off Southeast, 8-4, in the Gold Medal game at Danehy Park in Cambridge.

South Deerfield’s Charlotte Doulette played for the Metro team and homered in the tournament, while Athol’s Haley Bigwood also played.

Coastal defeated Northeast, 5-0, in the Bronze Medal game Wednesday.

• The West also took home a gold medal on Thursday in boys’ lacrosse, where the squad clipped Metro/Southeast, 11-10, in double overtime. Greenfield’s Jack Lund was on the West roster.

Frontier openings

The Frontier Regional School district has fall coaching openings for the following sports:

• Boys’ JV soccer

• Boys’ middle school soccer

Applicants can send materials to assistant principal Scott Dredge at: 113 North Main Street, South Deerfield, Mass. 01373 or via email at scott.dredge@frsu38.org


Montague Camp

The Montague Parks & Recreation Department is holding Swimming Mini-Camps beginning on July 30. The Freestyle Camp will run from July 30 through Aug. 2, while the Individual Medley Camp (backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) will run from Aug. 6 through Aug. 9. The camps are for competitive swimmers, and are not a learn-to-swim program. Ages 6 through 9 will run from 5:30 until 7 p.m., while ages 10 & up will run from 7 until 8:30 p.m. 

Cost is $40 per minicamp for residents of Montague, and $45 for non-residents. Max enrollment is 24 per age group. All swimmers should arrive with a proper swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, water bottle, towels and shower articles.

For more information or to register call 863-3216 or go to www.montague.net.


GTA Mixer

The Greenfield Tennis Association (GTA) is holding a free, “meet & greet” style, doubles tennis outing on Saturday at the Beacon Field courts, starting at 9:30 a.m. The rain date is July 21.

The purpose is to have fun, meet other GTA members, and introduce new players to the GTA and Greenfield’s treasured clay courts. All male, female, young, and old are welcome to play. Please bring playable tennis balls. If you’d like to play, please help us get an approximate head count by notifying the GTA at 832-984-1076 or email:

Poets Seat Jr. tourney

The Poets Seat Junior Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at the Beacon Courts in Greenfield.

All players are guaranteed two matches, and there will be a consolation bracket focused on having fun.

The tournament is broken into two divisions: 18-and-under and 14-and-under (both divisions are open to both boys and girls).

Entry fee is $15 and will include a T-shirt. Players can register through Aug.13 through the Greenfield Recreation Department. For more information, contact tournament director Andrew Varnon (avarnon@yahoo.com).


PVRS golf tourney

Join the Pioneer Valley Regional School Sports Boosters for their inaugural “Swing for the Sports” golf tournament on Aug. 4. This year’s tournament will be held at the Northfield Golf Course and proceeds from the event will be used to support the athletic teams at Pioneer Valley Regional School.

The 8 a.m. shotgun start format is a four-person scramble. The cost is $65 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and meal. Awards, meal and raffles will immediately follow play.

Prizes will be awarded for first place, longest drive, hole-in-one, closest to the pin and best dressed team.

If interested in sponsoring a hole or making a donation to the raffle, please email:pvrssportsboosters@gmail.com

Online registration will close on July 28.