Bulletin Board: Greenfield Tennis Association to hold doubles tourney June 19

Published: 6/13/2021 8:45:59 PM

The Greenfield Tennis Association (GTA) will sponsor a fundraising, special day of doubles tennis on June 19.

All proceeds will go toward the continued maintenance of the clay courts in Greenfield. Men, women, juniors and seniors of all levels are welcome to play in this fun, single-day event. You will enter as a single person; your doubles partner will be selected randomly and will change throughout the event with each round. The event will take place on the very clay courts the GTA is striving to preserve for the community – Beacon Field and Highland Park.

Arrive anytime before 9 a.m. at Beacon Field courts for warmup and registration (no pre-registration for this event). Team and court assignments will start at 9:15, and play will start by 9:30. Please bring a new can of balls with you. The tournament will be completed by late morning.

If you can not commit to the full event, that is not a problem. Players can join for a couple rounds if you’d like, and leave when you need to go.

Entry fees are $5 for GTA members, $10 for non-members. GTA memberships for 2021 will be on sale at the time of registration. For more information, call Larry Klein 824-8129. Rain postponement will be announced by 8 a.m. on tournament day via email.


Mac Sennett Two-Ball

Two teams shared low gross honors in the Blue Flight to top the field at the annual Mac Sennett Two-Ball at the Country Club of Greenfield over the weekend.

Partners Alec Meikle and Derek Hoy carded a Sunday 65, same scores as Pete Alminas and Luke Karpiej shot on Saturday to tie for first place. Four teams tied for third place with rounds of 67.

Ryan Mulligan and Steve Giard had the low net in the Blue Flight with a 64, with four teams tying for second at 65.

In the White Flight, Al Griffin and Dave Cronin were the low gross winners after firing a 67. Gus and Nelson Tereso were next at 68, followed in third by David Blanchette and Pat Grogan (69).

Low net winners were the teams of Gabe Mota/Jamie Covey and Jeff Castelhano/Pete Procko, which both posted totals of 61.

The women’s gross winners were Teresa Varner and Terry Boyce, who shot 73. Next was Chris Eugin and Boyce with a second-place score of 77, followed in third by Helen Wright and Lisa Riel (78).

Net winners were Donna Woodcock and Susan O’Connor (62), followed by Ann McHugh and Sue Luippold (63) and Michele Hazlett and Sue O’Connor (64).

High schools

FC Tech 8, Smith Academy 6 – A four-run bottom of the third put the Franklin Tech softball team in the lead for good Saturday, as the Eagles rallied past Smith Academy for an impressive 8-6 victory in an independent contest in Turners Falls.

The Falcons led 5-4 after a five-run top of the third, but the Eagles (13-2) answered quickly and never let go.

Kaitlin Trudeau had a monster day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored out of the cleanup spot in the lineup. Lilly Ross also had three hits, while Kendra Campbell and Faith Smith roped two hits apiece.

Tech’s Lauren Ross went all seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.

Youth softball


Leah Potter’s bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the fifth propelled Pelletier Electric to a 16-15 win over Pipione’s Sport Shop in a GGSL contest Saturday at Murphy Park.

Emmy Nash and Ava Worden combined to handle the pitching duties for Pelletier. Nash, Jaelyn Boliski, Emma Petersen (double), Cayleigh Aldrich and Worden all had two hits.

Pipione's Grace Laurie struck out seven and chipped in a double. Teammates Taylor Underwood, Hannah Unaitis, Jamilyn Sears and Sofia Ruggeri all had 2 hits.

Elsewhere, Rian Farrell had three hits, including a two-run double, and three RBIs, while Tilly Dulles had four hits and two RBIs and Bristol Stevens smacked two hits and drove in a run to lift Gilmore & Farrell past Freedom Credit Union, 9-6.

Freedom’s Kamryn Beck, Charlie Lovett and Elsie Laprade all brought the bats with three hits and an RBI.

In action from Friday night, Gracie Lee-Goldstein and Savannah Brown amassed six hits and three RBIs apiece while Azariah Stebbins also posted three hits with four RBIs in Gilmore & Farrell’s 19-4 win over Franklin First Credit Union.

Franklin First’s Mila Phelps led her team’s offensive effort with four hits while Samantha Ryder and Sammi Suhl each contributed three hits and an RBI. 

Youth baseball


Ayjay Monserrate doubled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Fitzgerald Real Estate defeated Ruggeri Real Estate, 10-9, in the opening round of GMLB Single A postseason on Sunday.

Ruggeri's Quincy Audet had tied the score in the top of the sixth with a run-scoring single. 

Luciano Stoffolano had three hits ,including a double, to lead the Fitzgerald attack. Ian Degen and Andrew Quintana also had multiple hits for Fit zgerald's. 

Ruggeri’s Elias Tripp had a triple, Jack Collins had a multi-hit game and Emerson  Maxam played outstanding defense.

In other Single A postseason action Sunday, Lundgren Honda received a go-ahead single from Josh James in the top of the seventh inning to get past Pioneer Valley Tire, 15-14.

Owen Castine paced Lundgren with four hits, including a home run and a double, while Wyatt Wilkins also had four hits in the win. Anthony Bergstrom added three hits, including a double.

Pioneer’s Jackson Baker roped five hits, with Brock Puchalski registering four hits. Charlee Dillensneider and Blake White had three hits apiece.

In action from Friday, Eli Skinder crushed a grand slam and added a two-run home run to tie the game in the top of the sixth for Fitzgerald Real Estate, ultimately forcing a 14-14 tie with Pioneer Valley Tire in a Single A contest. 

Noah Stoffolano had three hits, Brady Suhl had two hits and Leo McDonald cracked four hits for Fitzgerald’s while Preston Charboneau scored four runs and Jackson Baker and Jackson Puchalski each had four hits for Pioneer Valley.

Co-ed softball

Seth Aldrich had four hits including two home runs, Nick Aldrich had three doubles and a single, Chris Arsenault had four hits including a double to  go along with three RBIs and Jenn Senn had five hits as Common Ground Fitness beat Hot L, 26-13, in a Greenfield co-ed softball game on Friday. 

Matt Weeden and Marcy Conway each had four hits for Hot L. 

Youth basketball

Orange Rec. Association

Basketball is back in Orange, and two programs will commence in July.

Directed by Helene Holmes, the 16th Annual Basketball Camp/Clinic, for area boys and girls going into grades 4 through 9, will be held at the Fisher Hill School Gymnas  ium in Orange for two, week-long sessions (July 6-9 and July 12-16).

Breakfast and lunch are served and participants receive a camp T-shirt. Only 40 players per week, with the ratio of one coach per four players. Individual instruction as well as skills, drills, contests, games and scrimmages round out the full day of basketball, commencing at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, and ending at 2:00 p.m.

More info can be found on the Orange Recreation Association Facebook page, or by calling 978-544-6377. Cost is $100 for Week 1 (July 6-9) and $125 for Week 2 (July 12-16) There is still room for more participants.

 Also, the 3-on-3 Basketball Program, directed by Enver Softic , will run from July 19 to Aug. 5 in the Mahar Regional School Gym in Orange, for area boys and girls grades 3-12.

This modified league fosters teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for one another while remaining competitive and high energy. Groupings are Grades 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Individual adjustments will be made for players to provide for challenging, but comfortable levels of competition, including players in more than one league. 

Daily game schedules begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. with grade level leagues playing at approximately the same time each day, two to three times per week. Playoffs at the end of the season will determine division champions.

Registration for 3-on-3: Monday and Tuesday, July 19 and 20 – Grades 3-6, register and go through skills 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Grades 7-12 will go from 2:45-3:45 with registration and skills those same days.  

Cost is $30 for the first player, $25 for the first sibling with $70 maximum for a family fee of three or more. Final details will be posted once the registrations are completed. 


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