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Big turnout expected Sunday for 14th annual WMass Mother’s Day Half Marathon in Whately
05-10-2024 6:20 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It wasn’t easy for road races to recover following the pandemic. But when you have local support like the WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon in Whately, things can get right back to pre-COVID levels.The 14th running of the Mother’s Day Half Marathon...


High schools: Lilly Ross, Franklin Tech blank Mahar 12-0 (PHOTOS)
05-08-2024 8:44 PM

TURNERS FALLS — Lilly Ross struck out four and allowed just one hit in the circle for the Franklin Tech softball team on Wednesday. The left-hander earned the win in four innings of work as the Eagles blanked Mahar, 12-0, in a five-inning Franklin...


Bulletin Board: Crumpin-Fox Club’s Keith Burch, Justin Dion in 5th place at 43rd Massachusetts Four-Ball Championship
05-08-2024 8:40 PM

Weather made for an adventurous opening day at the 43rd Massachusetts Four-Ball Championship, where a pack of local golfers competed in the event at The Club at New Seabury in Mashpee.A weather delay in the morning pushed play back a bit, but most of...


High schools: MacKenzie Paulin lifts Greenfield softball past rival Turners 3-2
04-27-2024 7:27 PM

MacKenzie Paulin did it at the plate and in the pitching circle, powering the Greenfield softball team to its third win in as many days and a 3-2 rivalry victory over Turners Falls on Saturday afternoon at Vets Field.Paulin smacked a solo home run in...


High schools: Seventh-inning rally helps Turners Falls softball edge Frontier 6-3 (PHOTOS)
04-26-2024 8:17 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

The middle portion of a huge three-day stretch for the Turners Falls softball team saw the Thunder save their best for last on Friday.Trailing 3-1 entering the top of the seventh inning against Frontier, Janelle Massey clubbed a game-tying two-run...


Former Recorder sports, copy editor Bob York dies at 77
04-26-2024 6:57 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Bob York was one of the first people I ever met at the Greenfield Recorder.My first foray in the business came in 2004. A freshman at UMass, I finagled my way into 14 Hope St. when the newspaper was in need of high school football stringers. I figured...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Minutemen ready for their spring formal
04-26-2024 2:34 PM

Good morning!Over 150 gridiron alumni will be at Saturday’s UMass football spring game. Recruited to UMass when they were schoolboys, they’re returning to help coach Don Brown give his players a glimpse of the program’s legacy.Longtime Minutemen...


High schools: Amy Mihailicenco, Greenfield girls tennis edge Turners Falls (PHOTOS)
04-25-2024 8:50 PM

Two rivals played another tight match at the Davis Street Courts on Thursday, as host Greenfield won two of the three singles matches en route to a 3-2 win over Turners Falls.Amy Mihailicenco was a 6-4, 6-4 winner at No. 1 singles for the Green Wave,...


Bulletin Board: Danielle Zraunig helps Franklin First to GGSL victory
04-25-2024 8:47 PM

Danielle Zraunig did it in the circle and at the plate, powering Franklin First Credit Union to a 5-3 win over Elks Club in a Greenfield Girls Softball League Junior Division contest at Murphy Park in Greenfield on Thursday night.Zraunig pitched well...


Softball: Turners edges Tech, Greenfield’s Paulin notches 100th hit, Mahar win first game since 2019
04-25-2024 8:36 PM

The expectation going into Thursday’s Powertown showdown between undefeated Turners Falls and Franklin Tech was that runs were going to be at a premium.That was certainly the case.Turners Falls ace Madi Liimatainen struck out 16 and allowed just one...


Softball: Franklin Tech’s Hannah Gilbert holds Hopkins to two hits, leads Eagles to 7-1 victory (PHOTOS)
04-19-2024 7:42 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — After giving up a run in the first inning, Franklin Tech pitcher Hannah Gilbert locked in for the final six frames on Friday against Hopkins Academy. The junior gave up one hit and one walk in the first and one hit in the third, but...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: What’s ahead for Greg Carvel’s crew?
04-19-2024 3:15 PM

Good morning!During Denver’s four-game run to its 10th national title, Pioneers goalie Matt Davis allowed three goals. The first was by Liam Gorman, his only goal in a UMass uniform, the second by Cornell’s Nick DeSantis, and the last was by BU’s Luke...


The Real Score: Curveballs and casinos rarely save cities
04-18-2024 4:18 PM

About 10 years ago, the two major urban centers of central and western Massachusetts decided to engage in new regional industrial policy to spur on their local economies. Worcester and Springfield had been effectively hollowed up by decades of...


Quabbin Reservoir opens for fishing season on Saturday
04-18-2024 4:04 PM

By MIKE ROCHE

It’s finally that time of year again — the Quabbin Reservoir will open for fishing on Saturday, April 20, at 6 a.m.The reservoir serves as the principal drinking water supply for 3 million of Massachusetts’ roughly 7 million residents. Since 1946,...


New owners look to build on Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club’s strengths
04-18-2024 11:00 AM

By GRACE LEE

TURNERS FALLS — Members of the Snow family have added another golf course to their portfolio and have already begun work on cosmetic improvements.Kyle and Kelly Snow, along with Kyle’s parents Edward Snow Jr. and Kerrilynn Snow, bought the Thomas...


Baseball: Sam Connors, Mahar get past Smith Academy for win No. 2 (PHOTOS)
04-15-2024 8:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

ORANGE — The Mahar baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better first inning on Monday against Smith Academy. After Sam Connors shut down the Falcons in the top of the frame, it didn’t take the Senator bats long to get going when it was their turn...


High schools: Big fifth inning powers Pioneer baseball past Greenfield
04-12-2024 8:40 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTHFIELD — Not even the pouring rain could slow down the Pioneer bats in the fifth inning on Friday against Greenfield. It was the Green Wave that kicked off the scoring in the fifth, putting three runs on the board in the top of the frame to take a...


Sportsman’s Corner columnist receives Words of Wisdom Award
04-08-2024 2:32 PM

By CARLA CHARTER

ORANGE — For his many years of advocacy of sportsmen’s issues, Orange resident Mike Roche has received the Words of Wisdom Award from the Worcester County League of Sportsmen’s Clubs.Roche received the award at the club’s annual banquet at the...


On The Run with John Stifler: It’s officially Tuesday race season in Northampton
04-05-2024 6:26 PM

That hill in the third mile is a little toughie. You’ve been pacing yourself around the large field next to the Mill River, keeping mind, lungs and legs together, and ahead lurks the abrupt turn into the woods where the trail rises gradually, then...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Jim Reid a deserving honoree
04-05-2024 1:20 PM

Good morning!Sunday at Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke, Jim Reid will be honored by the Western Mass. Chapter of the National Football Foundation, together with seven others who will be feted for their contributions to the sport.Reid has come full...

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