Bulletin Board: Maynard 5-Miler going virtual

Staff Writer
Published: 7/9/2020 5:35:15 PM

The Don Maynard Memorial 5-Miler is going virtual.

The 26th annual running of the event was originally scheduled for Sept. 26, but due to COVID-19, race organizers are allowing a two-week window for participants to run the actual course in Greenfield and submit their times.

Runners can take to the course any time from Sept. 12-26. There’s no entry fee, though entrants are asked to register online through the race website (dmmrace.com). Runners can make a donation if they’d like, with proceeds going toward the Don Maynard Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating Franklin County public school seniors. In 2020 (with proceeds from the 2019 race), $500 scholarships were awarded to Jordan Fournier from Mahar Regional School and Josy Hunter from Turners Falls High School.

The website features a map of the 5-mile course (walkers will do a 3-mile loop of the bike path), which is a flat, scenic route through the Greenfield Meadows. The course begins by the Green River on Nash’s Mill Road in Greenfield and continues through the “meadows,” then loops around toward Greenfield Community College. The course finishes with the last mile on the new Greenfield bike path, again along the Green River.

For more information, contact Chuck Adams at 413-522-6688.

Northfield Summer Series

With a time of 21 minutes, 9 seconds, Noah de Ruiter bested the field during Week 6 of the virtual 3.3-mile Northfield Summer Road Race Series, which ran from July 2-8.

Bob Bezio took second place with a time of 23:11, followed by Liam Walker in 23:46. Marcy Cabanas was fourth in 24:58, and Jeanne LaPierre was fifth overall in 26:22. The rest of the top 10 were Lucy Koester, Sarah Kaczenski, Mary Buckley, Cindy Dickerman and Bob Emberley.

Golf

Father-Son at CFC

Pleasant Valley Country Club’s Brendan and Jack Hester won in a playoff, defeating the duo of  Mason Dumas and Paul Nothe (Quaboag Country Club) to capture the Father/Son Modified Scotch Junior Division Championship on Thursday at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston.

Both teams shot 2-over-par rounds of 74 to get into the playoff. Cohasset’s Brian and Matt Glennon were third after a 3-over 75, while the Country Club of Greenfield tandem of Scott and Ryan Cote captured fourth place alone with a 4-over 76.

Crumpin-Fox duo Keith and Brady Burch tied for ninth place with an 8-over 80.

WMass Pro Junior

The tandem of Chris Tallman and Mike Corduff combined for a 64 to capture the top spot in the Junior Flight at Thursday’s Western Mass. Pro Junior event at the Country Club of Greenfield.

David Wright and John Soltys shot 67 to finish in a tie for second place with Jim McDonald and Evan Rutherford.

In the Pre-Junior Flight, Kevin Piecuch and Gunnar Moore claimed first place with a score of 61, ahead of Tallman and Ethan Beauchemin (62) and Josh Hillman and Owen Petropolus (67).

Tallman and Camille Richmond won the Girls Division Flight with a score of 65.

Ashfield Thursday morning

The quartet of Cyndie Stetson, Tony Warchol and Stanley and Mary Stokarski took home top honors at the Ashfield Community Golf Club’s Thursday morning four-person scramble.

The team posted a winning score of 34.

Greenfield Elks League

Bob Ferris and Vinnie Melendez led the way at the Greenfield Elks League, as the pair have amassed 31½ points at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Keith Schempp and Dave McDonald took second with 31 points, followed by Gary Noga and Randy Bernard (27 points). Closest to the pin was Greg Bergeron at 6 feet, 6 inches.

Thomas Ladies League

Robin Hartnett, Joanne McGowan and Jean Laczynski posted a low gross of 34 to lead the way as the Thomas Memorial Ladies League played a scramble on Wednesday.

Jane Smith, Ann Cairl, Hilda Worden and Donna McKemmie were close behind in second place with a score of 36.

Knights of Columbus

Chet Czernich worked his magic Wednesday night, posting a winning plus-8 point quota to top the Knights of Columbus Golf League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Kenny Mitzkovich was next at plus-6, followed by Butch Trinque and Ed Sargent at plus-5. All the skins were won by Darren Lenois.


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