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Bulletin Board: Dezmond Jurkowski’s hit lifts Rotary into GMLB AAA championship game

06-19-2024 8:48 PM

Dezmond Jurkowski drove Emerson Maxam in for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting Rotary Club to the GMLB AAA championship game with a 12-11 semifinal victory over Pioneer Valley Tire on Wednesday night. It was a...


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Franklin County’s YMCA Tumbling Tigers sending 20 athletes to compete in 2024 YMCA Gymnastics Nationals

06-19-2024 4:31 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

While gymnastics is seeing a decline in teams in the area, Franklin County’s YMCA Tumbling Tigers are thriving. The Tigers have 45 gymnasts in their program, coming from all over Franklin County, Hampshire County, Hampden County and Vermont as...


Willie Mays, Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

06-18-2024 11:56 PM

By HILLEL ITALIE

Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.Mays’ family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced...


Bulletin Board: Gilmore and Farrell knocks off Smitty’s in GMLB Major Division championship game (PHOTOS)

06-18-2024 8:35 PM

The Greenfield Minor League Baseball Major Division wrapped up its season on Tuesday at Lunt Field, with Gilmore and Farrell and Smitty’s Pub competing in the championship game. Casey Burke and Theo D’Urso combined to allow just five hits for Gilmore,...


Greenfield’s Asa Bouchard competing for Team USA in Prospects by Sports Illustrated Hockey World Cup

06-18-2024 3:40 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Asa Bouchard is quickly making a name for himself in the hockey world.The 12-year-old Greenfield resident was invited to a Prospects by Sports Illustrated hockey tournament — which is sanctioned by USA Hockey and Hockey Canada — in Toronto last summer...


Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

06-17-2024 11:22 PM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics again stand alone among NBA champions.Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 on Monday night to win the franchise’s 18th championship, breaking a tie...


Bulletin Board: Freedom Credit Union wins GMLB AA championship

06-17-2024 8:47 PM

Noah Marguet and Owen Little each pitched shut out innings late, and the bats did the job throughout the night to help Freedom Credit Union take home the Greenfield Minor League Baseball AA Division championship with a 10-4 win over Gagne Wealth...


Senior Legion: Michael Pierce pitches Greenfield Post 81 past Longmeadow

06-17-2024 8:42 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Post 81 Senior Legion squad is officially in the win column. After dropping its opening two games of the season, Post 81 hosted Longmeadow Post 175 on Monday at Vets Field and received a stellar pitching performance from...


Northfield Summer Road Race Series highlighting Thursday nights for 13th year

06-17-2024 3:10 PM

By LUCY POSTERA

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Summer Road Race Series returned to Franklin County earlier this month, kicking off the weekly 3.1-mile race that runs every Thursday during June through August. The summer series enters its 13th year, and continues to be a...


Shelburne Falls’ Kayla Lampe captures women’s division title at 63rd Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

06-16-2024 2:48 PM

Kayla Lampe had quite the weekend, and stood atop the mountain – literally – on Saturday.The 31-year-old Shelburne Falls resident, a two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, made her Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race debut in the 63rd running...


Div. 5 softball: Turners Falls blanks Georgetown 5-0, captures MIAA-record 11th state championship in program history (PHOTOS)

06-15-2024 4:34 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

AMHERST – For the 11th time in program history, a state softball championship trophy is heading back to Turners Falls High School. It didn’t take long for second-seeded Turners Falls to take command against No. 4 Georgetown in Saturday’s MIAA Division...


Div. 5 softball: Turners Falls father-daughter duo of assistant coach Jay Liimatainen, pitcher Madi Liimatainen celebrate Father’s Day weekend as state champions

06-15-2024 4:33 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

AMHERST — On Father’s Day weekend, Turners Falls softball assistant coach Jay Liimatainen couldn’t have asked for a better gift from his daughter.Madi Liimatainen, the Thunder’s ace, gave up a trio of base runners on a hit and two walks in the first...


Bulletin Board: Montague Elks Lodge 2521 hosting a soccer shoot on Aug. 24

06-14-2024 8:29 PM

Montague Elks Lodge 2521 is hosting a soccer shoot on August 24 at Franklin County Technical School. The shoot is open for boys and girls ages seven and under and ages 8-15. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the shoot starting at 10 a.m. Participants...


American Legion baseball: Greenfield Post 81 Seniors hoping for big summer season

06-14-2024 8:27 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — It’s been a quick turnaround from the high school baseball season to the American Legion season for the Greenfield Post 81 Senior Division team. With more than half the team coming from the Greenfield and Pioneer programs — and with both...


Div. 5 softball: Seeking 11th state title, Turners Falls set for title-game showdown with Georgetown

06-14-2024 5:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

You’d be hard pressed to find a softball team with more postseason experience than Turners Falls. The Thunder were an annual contender in the old MIAA state tournament format, winning 10 state titles — most in MIAA history. Their last championship...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Taking in the sights and sounds for Belmont weekend at Saratoga

06-14-2024 2:40 PM

Good morning!Last week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival was the biggest happening in upstate New York since Woodstock. Four days of horse racing in Saratoga after three days of peace and love at Yasgur’s farm. You half expected Arlo Guthrie to come...


Bulletin board: 43rd Montague Mug Race set for Aug. 17

06-13-2024 8:48 PM

The 43rd Montague Mug Race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17.The 5.5-mile road race “blasts” off at the 8:30 a.m. from the Montague village common. Pewter Mugs are awarded to the top male/female finishers, coffee mugs are awarded to the top finishers...


Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

06-12-2024 10:48 PM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots endless memories and six Super Bowl trophies during his two-decade run with the team.The Patriots made sure his induction into the franchise’s Hall of Fame was a celebration unlike it had ever...


Bulletin Board: Pipione’s takes Newt Guilbault title with win over Booska’s

06-12-2024 8:59 PM

Trailing 4-0 after the top of the first inning, Pipione’s Sport Shop stormed back to capture the Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League title.In a decisive Game 3 against Booska’s Flooring, Pipione’s fought back to take home the title with a 6-4...


Div. 5 softball: Turners Falls back in state title game following 4-1 semifinal win over Hopedale (PHOTOS)

06-12-2024 8:59 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WORCESTER — Neither Turners Falls ace Madi Liimatainen or Hopedale hurler Lizzie Brytewski gave the opposition much to work with on Wednesday in the MIAA Division 5 softball semifinals. Brytewski kept the second-seeded Thunder lineup at bay...


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