Bulletin Board: Elkins ties for 22nd at US Jr. Am qualifier

Staff Writer
Published: 6/24/2019 10:25:45 PM

South Deerfield’s Jonathan Elkins shot a 4-over par round of 75, finishing in a tie for 22nd place in Monday’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifier held at Marlborough Country Club.

With three players earning berths into next month’s event set to be held at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, the Taft School rising senior wound up four strokes behind the cut mark. Brookline’s James Imai (3-under 68), Canada’s Thomas Stafford (even-par 71) and Cohasset’s Jack O’Donnell (even-par 71) nabbed the three qualifying spots as the top three finishers.

Elkins birdied No. 10 to go with three bogeys and one double-bogey on his card. He tied for 22nd in a field of 83 golfers.

Adult Softball


Jake Benedict smacked three hits, including a double and a triple, to go with four RBIs, while Kelsey Cadran had two hits, including a double and four RBIs, to help The Sharks edge Between The Uprights, 16-15, in Montague Co-Rec Softball League action Monday night at Unity Park.

Joe Guidaboni (three hits, two RBIs), Mike Cole (three hits), Jeff Gibson (three hits) and Crystal Allen (two hits) contributed offensively in the victory for the Sharks.

BTU’s Shera Smith roped four hits to go with three RBIs. Luis Melendez, Jon Rosario, Jade Tyler and Eric Bastarache all finished with three hits, with Bastarache driving in four runs.

• Elsewhere, Matt Kimball, Tyler Anderson, Cheyenne Anderson and Ainslee Penfield all finished with three hits to help Fairview Landscape get past Business and Pleasure, 11-10, at Green River Field.

Josh Lashway hit two home runs for Business and Pleasure, while Topher Gordon had three hits and Amanda Emond added two hits.


DRIVE Leagues

Parker Hickey poured in 26 points and Malachi Roman chipped in 20 as Bruso Computer Solutions got past Maple Row Insurance, 76-61, in a DRIVE Men’s League basketball game played Sunday in Northfield.

Tim Hoar led Maple Row with a team-high 22 points.

• Elsewhere, Ben Johnson led all scorers with 35 points and Adam Hargraves followed with 19 in Team No Name’s 111-61 victory over Beck’s Auto.

Beck’s Auto received 25 points from high-scorer Tucker Llewelyn.

• In other action, Calvin Bridges notched 27 points and Cam Earle tossed in 16 for Team DRIVE in a 91-71 win over VT Hoops.

Ian Fulton-Black’s 41 points led all scorers in that contest for VT Hoops.

FC Hoop Clinic

The 2019 Franklin County Hoop Clinic will offer two different weeks this summer. Week 1 is from July 15 through 19 and Week 2 runs July 22-26 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will run daily from 8:45 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 Greenfield boys’ varsity basketball coach Angelo Thomas and Greenfield girls’ varsity basketball coach John Hickey.

For more information, contact Thomas at 824-6679 or Hickey at 522-7042.


Monadnock results

Whately’s Jake Puchalski edged New Salem’s Chris Phelps and Turners Falls’ JD Stockwell to take first place in the Young Guns 15-Lap Feature over the weekend at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.

Weather affected the Sportsman Modified Division significantly on Saturday. The 50-lap feature was slowed by eight cautions, with Swanzey, N.H.’s Todd Patnode taking the checkered flag for his second win of the season. Whately’s Joel Monahan nabbed third place in the eventful race.

The Late Model Sportman 25-lapper was a cake-walk by comparison. Only one minor caution for a spin-out impeded Solomon Brow of Vernon, Vt., on his way to his fifth consecutive win of the year, making it eight in row going back to last season. Cole Littlewood of Orange made the best effort to run Brow down, settling for second. Athol’s Dennis Stange captured the third spot on the podium.

This Saturday marks the third time in over 40 years that the open-wheeled, winged racers of the International Super Modified Association compete at Monadnock. They will qualify for a 75-lap main event. Racing begins at 5 p.m.


PV pole vault school

The Pioneer Valley Pole Vault School in Bernardston is open by appointment for individual and group lessons through the fall with negotiable rates.

Lessons will be taught by Pioneer Valley Regional School track and Northfield Mount Hermon School pole vault coach Jim Bell, himself a Masters pole vaulter.

For more information, contact Bell at 413-648-8929.


Northfield Summer Series

The Northfield Summer Road Race Series kicks off its eighth season Thursday night. The weekly 3.3 mile race begins and ends at 105 Main Street in Northfield every Thursday throughout the summer.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 6:30. Entry fee is $4 with a maximum of $10 per family. Walkers are welcome and may start the course early or choose to walk a shorter route. Every entry gets a prize.

Montague Mug Race

Registration is underway for the 39th annual Montague Mug Race, set for Aug. 17 at the Village Common.

The 5.5-mile race blasts off at 8:30 a.m. Pewter Mugs are awarded to top male/female finishers and coffee mugs to top finishers of each division. T-shirts are given to the first 90 runners.

Now in its 15th year, the Mini Mug Race will kick off at 8:35. This 2-mile course is a great scenic route around the Old South Cemetery. Both races will finish at the ball field. All runners are entered into drawing for local prizes. The course is well marked with plenty of water stops and features a few challenging hills with a run along the Connecticut River.


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