Bulletin board: Franklin Tech advances to state vocational championship

  • Franklin Tech pitcher Lauren Ross throws against Frontier in the top of the sixth inning during the Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal at Nancy Gifford Field in Turners Falls. PHOTO BY DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 5/31/2022 9:09:33 PM

A huge week for the Franklin Tech softball team began with a convincing victory on Tuesday.

The top-seeded Eagles took care of business in the semifinal round of the State Vocational Tournament, taking down fourth-seeded Nashoba Valley Tech, 14-4, in Turners Falls.

Franklin Tech will host the vocational title game against either No. 2 Bristol County Agricultural or No. 3 Pathfinder at a date and time to be determined.

“We got a lot of production from our entire lineup, which was nice,” Franklin Tech coach Joe Gamache said.

Franklin Tech will have a quick turnaround before playing Greenfield in the Western Mass. Class C championship game on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Westfield State University.

“We’re prepared for that, we knew it was going to be the case,” Gamache said of playing two games in two days. “We were able to get our starters a couple of at bats and then get them out and get everybody in.”

The Eagles pounded out 14 hits in the win, led by Hannah Gilbert’s 3-for-4 day with a pair of doubles. Kaitlin Trudeau clubbed a home run in the win, while Kylee Gamache was 2-for-4 with a triple. Cassidy Trudeau added two hits and an RBI and Keira Stevens drove in a pair.

Franklin Tech led 5-0 after one inning and 11-0 after four. Lauren Ross struck out nine in four innings to earn the victory, and Gilbert punched out five in three innings of relief.


Harrison notches ace

Noah Harrison sank a hole-in-one at Northfield Golf Course on Monday during a Skins League contest. 

Harrison recorded the ace over the pond on No. 6, using a 6-iron from 178 yards out. It is his first career hole-in-one. The shot was witnessed by Brad Letourneau, Brian Deane, Garrett Hasanbasic and Cody Snow. 


Northfield Summer Road Race

The 11th season of the Northfield Summer Road Race gets underway this Thursday. 

The 3.3-mile race takes place every Thursday from June until August, with registration opening at 6 p.m. and the race beginning at 6:30 p.m. The course begins and ends at 105 Main Street in Northfield. The cost is $4 per runner and $10 per family. Prizes are awarded to all who participate. Walkers are welcome and can start the course early or choose a shorter route. 

For more information contact Bob Emberley at 603-903-4836.


Shelburne Falls results

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley high league score results for the week ending May 27 are as follows:

Wednesday Mixed League

Women's High Single: Tami Garland, 111; Women's High Triple: Tami Garland, 283.

Men's High Single: Rick Grant, 107; Men's High Triple: Rick Grant, 306.

Thursday Spring Mini-League

Women's High Single: Missy Finn ,97; Women's High Triple: Missy Finn, 269.

Men's High Single: Kendall Schneider, 113; Men's High Triple: Kendall Schneider, 321.

  Youth baseball


Jackson Glazier roped a pair of doubles and a single, helping Gilmore & Farrell get past New Fortune, 13-7, in a Majors Division contest Tuesday.

Cody Yetter doubled and singled for G & F, while Nick Prasol and Jaxon Silva had two hits apiece and Chase Zraunig added a single.

For New Fortune, Conner Bergeron had two doubles while Sam Bucala and Brody Welcome each had a hit.

Newt Guilbault

Jaiden Lapointe was 3-for-4 with a grand slam, triple and double, helping Booska’s Flooring take down Greenfield Savings Bank, 13-3, on Tuesday at Campbell Field.

Tyler Newton went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Asa Stebbins went 2-for-2 with a double.

GSB’s Trevor Lyons had two hits and an RBI, while Camden Cogswell (double, RBI) and Dominic Martino (hit) also contributed.

Youth softball


Kinsley Bergeron went 4-for-4 and Emma Prasol added two hits to lift the Greenfield Elks past Freedom Credit Union, 7-2, in Lil Nippers Division play on Tuesday.

For Freedom, Harper Kingsbury smacked three hits and Zoey Thurber added a pair.

 Adult softball

Greenfield Co-ed

Hot-L 15, Liberty Tax Sharks 6 (Tuesday)

Hot -L: Matt Gibson (3H,2 2B, 3RBI), Matt Weeden (3H, 2 2B, 2RBI), Kyle Conway (3H, 2B), Brian Sicard (2H, 4RBI).

Liberty Tax Sharks: Bob Badillo (2H), Jill Cote (2H, 2RBI), Jay Watroba (2H, RBI)


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