Bulletin Board: Ben Whitbeck wins 29th Annual Don Maynard Memorial Race

Staff Reports

Published: 09-19-2023 2:08 PM

The 29th Annual Don Maynard Memorial 5 Mile Race took place on Saturday in Greenfield, with Greenfield’s Ben Whitbeck the overall winner with a finish time of 30 minutes, 34 seconds. 

Holyoke’s Kevin Pfeffele took second (32:01), Greenfield’s Aaron Stone came in third (33:07), Greenfield’s Daniel Mickus finished in fourth (33:41) while South Hadley’s Jeff Levreault took fifth (34:07). 

Shelburne’s Mike Hoberman (35:43), Leyden’s Ryan Spofford (35:49), Greenfield’s Neal Gifford (36:05), Hatfield’s Brian Williams (36:08) and Florence’s Sarah Nelson (36:14) rounded out the top 10 finishers. 

Nelson was the top female finisher, followed by South Deerfield’s JoEllen Reino (37:26) and Montague’s Amy Bowse (39:02). 

Youth football

Bryce Zraunig and Wes Darling each recorded eight tackles while Xaviay Reynolds ran for 151 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Franklin County Junior Bulldogs to a 22-0 win over Frontier on Sunday. 

JJ Bones caught a pair of two point conversion for the Bulldogs. Cameron Caney, Harry Doody, Henry Wood and Teague Washburn played well in the loss for Frontier.

The Bulldogs beat Ware, 34-0, in their opener, with Reynolds (2), Zraunig, Finn Coffin and JJ Bones scoring touchdowns. 

■ The Frontier PeeWee team beat the Bulldogs, 7-6, with Jack Carney scoring the lone Frontier touchdown. In the Senior level game between Frontier and the Bulldogs Caden Washburn connected with Riggins Kopcza for a touchdown pass and the two-point conversion that led Frontier to an 8-0 victory. 

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Pat Viencek threw touchdowns to Cody Underwood and Jalen Sanders while Kashon Brantley and Sanders returned interceptions for touchdowns in Gill CC Wood Working’s 25-12 win over the Namaste Rockets on Sunday in a Greenfield Touch Football League game. Jordan Markahm found Tom Field and Tyson Charboneau for touchdown passes in the loss. 

Later Malcolm Smith found Nuny Vega for a pair of touchdowns while Smith also had a pick six in Sirum’s 20-13 win over the Blitzing Bears. Joseph Colon hit Nicholas Kaham and Kasheef Sheppard for the Bears’ touchdowns. 

To close out the day Mak Rodgers hooked up with Shane Robles for a pair of scores while throwing three touchdown passes to Bryce Marcellius in Amherst Office Park’s 44-0 win over the Namsate Pink Panthers. Julio Feliciano added a punt return touchdown in the win. 



Bob Bergeron and Rich Carroll were the winners at Crumpin-Fox’s Open Four Ball Tournament over the weekend, defeating Craig Berry and Nate Walker in the championship match. 

Alex White and Torsten Nelson won the Woods Flight, Tim Brandl and Jay Anctil took the Nicklaus Flight, Gene Cetto and Ryan Cetto won the Hogan Flight and Derek VanDuzer and Jason Golden came in first in the Palmer Flight. 

Church of Bernardston Tournament

The 18th Annual United Church of Bernardson Golf Tournament took place on Saturday at the Northfield Golf Club, with the foursome of Jeremy Ainsworth, Paul Barnard, Jeff Jackman and Jim LaFleur winning a match of cards over Henry Argueta, Eric Cardoza, Paolo Matti and Luis Cardoza to shoot the low gross of 58. 

Gene Lacoy, Bob Lacoy, Fred Llewelyn and Jon Snow took third (62). Travis Clough won closest to the line, Joe Debethune won closest to the pin while Jeannie Graveline and Jackman won longest drive. 


Chris Eugin and Dennis Yarrows won the 2023 Mixed Scotch Invitational at the Country Club of Greenfield on Sunday with a gross score of 64.

Terry Boyce and Keith Burch took second (68) while Tim McKenna and Helen Wright finished in third (69). Michael Mertes and Jill Mertes shot the low net (64) while the pairings of Ann Pickrell and Doug reed, Diane Carme and Dennis Booska and Kathryn LaBianca and Mitch Rhodes tied for second (65). 


Michael Pierce and Ethan Quinn each singled and doubled for Nuke City in a 9-6 loss to Wilbraham on Saturday in a Western Mass Fall Baseball League contest. 

On Sunday Nuke City split a doubleheader against Pope Francis, falling 10-5 in the first game of the day before winning 10-0 in the second leg. Ethan Mauthe doubled and tripled in the loss. Hugh Cyhowski sruck out six while Quinn doubled and brought in three runs while Cyhowski doubled in the win.

High schools

Hailey Ring tallied four goals while Natalie Rios also found the back of the net as the Pioneer girls soccer team picked up a 5-1 win over Greenfield on Friday. 

Maddie Keefe and Rios had assists for the Panthers. Elderina Cenunjanin scored the lone Green Wave tally. 

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield Academy had its opening games of the fall season on Saturday, with the DA boys soccer team defeating Salisbury, 1-0. 

The Big Green field hockey team beat Berkshire, 3-0 while the DA boys water polo team defeated Williston, 16-8, and lost to Brunswick, 18-4. 

Middle schools

The Athol middle school boys soccer team defeated Fronter, 8-4, on Monday.