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Bulletin Board: Jason Kelton wins Country Club of Greenfield’s Senior Open

06-21-2024 7:47 PM

The Country Club of Greenfield held its Senior Open on Friday, with Jason Kelton walking away as the champion after carding a round of 68. Wayne Wright posted the low net of 69. In the Pinehurst Flight, Mark Karpiej and William Ingham tied for first...


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Greenfield’s Buddy Baseball celebrates close of 30th year

06-21-2024 5:56 PM

By SAM FERLAND

GREENFIELD — Buddy Baseball will conclude its 30th year with a final game on Saturday as one of the Recreation Department’s most successful and “heartwarming” programs.This year, the season started on May 11, with games occurring every Saturday until...


Cue the duck boats: Boston salutes Celtics’ record 18th NBA championship with parade

06-21-2024 5:19 PM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

BOSTON — The Celtics entered the season vowing to turn recent playoff heartbreaks into happiness. Eight months later, they toasted the franchise’s 18th championship in what has become the signature Boston celebration, joined Friday by a huge crowd for...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Observations from Turners Falls softball's 11th state championship

06-21-2024 4:09 PM

Good morning!Observations from Sortino Field in Amherst, where Turners Falls High School coach Gary Mullins’ squad beat Georgetown High School, 5-0, to win the MIAA Division 5 state title on Saturday. The first pitch was at 12:01 p.m., the final out...


Bulletin Board: GGSL championship game suspended in fifth inning due to weather (PHOTOS)

06-20-2024 8:24 PM

Mother Nature put a halt to the Greenfield Girls Softball League championship game on Thursday. Triton Automotive held a 3-1 lead over Descavich Plumbing in the top of the fifth when thunder and lightning suspended the game. The championship game is...


The Real Score: College athletes are going to be paid

06-20-2024 7:04 PM

In mid-May, a development in college athletics was leaked: the NCAA and major athletic conferences were in settlement discussions that could upend college athletics as we know it. This landmark case, House v. NCAA, amalgamates three class-action suits...


UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signs two-year contract extension

06-20-2024 1:14 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signed a two-year extension to keep him in Amherst through the 2028-29 season, UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford announced Thursday.Martin led the Minutemen to a 15-16 mark in his first season in 2022-23...


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...


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...


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