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Baseball: Greenfield scores in seventh to advance to D5 Round of 16 with 4-3 victory over Boston International

06-02-2024 6:52 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — Tied 3-3 against Boston International going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Greenfield baseball team knew it had a chance to close things out in regulation with the top of its order coming up. After Caleb Thomas threw six...


Bulletin Board: Mojallali, Flagollet compete in high jump at Meet of Champions

06-02-2024 6:35 PM

The second day of the MIAA Meet of Champions took place on Saturday at Fitchburg State, with a pair of local athletes competing against the best track and field athletes in the state. Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali competed in the boys high jump,...


On The Run with John Stifler: See you on the hills

06-02-2024 2:01 PM

You can probably beat me in the Bridge of Flowers Road Race on Aug. 10. Here’s why:I like running up hills. Somehow my gait and posture seem well adapted to uphill running. In many cases if someone is the same speed as I am on flat ground, I can run...


Div. 4 softball: Skyler Steele belts two HRs, Frontier rolls past Monument Mountain for spot in Sweet 16 (PHOTOS)

06-01-2024 4:36 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The visiting No. 20 Monument Mountain softball team had each base occupied with just one out in the top half of the first inning, threatening No. 13 Frontier’s seventh grade ace Raine Wonsey in her first career state tournament...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Behind the BNCTV broadcast call

05-31-2024 12:51 PM

Good morning!Earlier this spring I was searching for a Sinatra song on YouTube when a Pioneer Valley Regional School baseball game popped up in the sidebar, broadcast live for the world to see on Bernardston-Northfield Community Television. Who...


High Schools: Frontier boys tennis falls to Nantucket in D4 Round of 32 (PHOTOS)

05-30-2024 8:52 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

DEERFIELD — The Nantucket boys tennis team gave Frontier all it could handle in their MIAA Div. 4 Round of 32 showdown on Thursday at Deerfield Academy. The 18th-seeded Whalers made the journey to Western Mass. and left happy, pulling off a 5-0 win...


Bulletin Board: Athol alumnus Harvey Krupnick inducted into the Holliston High School Athletics Hall of Fame

05-30-2024 8:50 PM

Athol alumnus Harvey Krupnick was inducted into the Holliston High School Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this year. Krupnick, a 2007 Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee, graduated from Athol in 1962. He briefly played in...


Class C softball: MacKenzie Paulin strikes out 17, big 5th inning lifts Greenfield past Tech for 3rd straight WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-29-2024 9:06 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WESTFIELD — After Greenfield defeated Franklin Tech 1-0 in the regular season, the rematch in the Western Mass. Class C title game between the top-seeded Green Wave and the No. 2 Eagles on Wednesday was predicted to be a low-scoring contest. Through...


Local roundup: Greenfield girls tennis bow out in MIAA Div. 4 tourney

05-29-2024 9:01 PM

Rebecca Covalenco notched the lone win of the afternoon for the Greenfield girls tennis team, which saw its season come to an end on Wednesday.The 35th-seeded Green Wave dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 30 Winthrop in the preliminary round of the MIAA...


Class D softball: Anne Kolodziej’s late heroics send Turners Falls past Lee for 24th WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-29-2024 7:55 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WESTFIELD — Turners Falls’ Anne Kolodziej has a knack for coming through in the clutch. The top-seeded Thunder found themselves in a pitchers’ duel against No. 2 Lee in the Western Mass. Class D softball championship game at Westfield State University...


On The Ridge with Joe Judd: Late-season highlights of the hunt

05-29-2024 7:48 PM

As the first moments of daylight crept over the horizon like a sedated manatee on the last day of turkey hunting season, I was mesmerized at how long it took for the sun to appear that day. I honestly don’t know why this was, or what was making me...


Class D baseball: Ware outlasts Pioneer 2-1 in 11 innings to win WMass title (PHOTOS)

05-28-2024 10:58 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

HOLYOKE — The rematch of the 2023 Western Mass. Class D title game lived up to the hype. Top-seeded Pioneer entered Tuesday’s Class D final against No. 2 Ware hoping to avenge its loss from last year’s championship — a 2-1 Ware win in 10 innings — and...


Bulletin: McHugh shoots top point quota at CCG

05-28-2024 9:34 PM

Ann McHugh shot the top point quota of one in Flight One in a contest at Country Club of Greenfield Tuesday. Susan O’Connor and Teresa Varner tied for second (0). Susan Parker had the top point quota in Flight Two (11) while Sue McDonald placed second...


WMass softball: Greenfield-Franklin Tech, Turners-Lee set for championship games Wednesday

05-28-2024 5:19 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Going into the season, there was a case to be made that the top three softball pitchers in the entire MIAA Division 5 field resided in Franklin County.That would Greenfield’s MacKenzie Paulin, Turners Falls’ Madi Liimatainen and Franklin Tech’s Hannah...


Bulletin Board: Four Rivers boys take second at Div. 1 State Ultimate Tournament

05-27-2024 1:03 PM

The Massachusetts Division 1 State Ultimate Tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday in Northampton, with the Four Rivers boys earning second place. On Saturday, the Otters knocked off Northampton (13-8), Sharon (13-7) and Masconomet (12-0) to go...


Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali ties for first place in boys high jump at MIAA Div. 6 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 7:59 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTH ANDOVER — Mohawk Trail’s Chay Mojallali continues to rack up medals in the boys high jump. Mojallali, a junior, was the top seed going into Saturday’s MIAA Division 6 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Merrimack College and left a...


Class C softball: MacKenzie Paulin tosses no-hitter, top-seeded Greenfield blanks McCann Tech 6-0 for spot in title game (PHOTOS)

05-25-2024 5:36 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — Over the last handful of years, Greenfield has made Western Massachusetts softball championship games a familiar destination, and now a very familiar local foe awaits the Green Wave there.MacKenzie Paulin buzzed through the McCann Tech...


High Schools: Turners softball reached Class D finals with 5-0 win over Hopkins (PHOTOS)

05-24-2024 9:11 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS — The Turners Falls softball team finds itself in a familiar position. After squeaking out a 1-0 win over eighth-seeded Mount Everett in the quarterfinals, the top-seeded Thunder hosted No. 4 Hopkins Academy with a spot in the Western Mass....


Crumpin-Fox Club wins Region 8 in Mass Golf Women’s Spring Cup

05-24-2024 9:09 PM

Lisa Sullivan, Terry Boyce, Jill Waldron, Corky Sysun, Valerie Esquer, Julia Wallace and Lorraine Cetto were able to celebrate on Thursday after their round at Waubeeka Golf Links in Williamstown. Competing in the MassGolf Women’s Spring Cup, the...


Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: Checking in on things at UMass

05-24-2024 8:01 PM

Good morning!John Kennedy is fuming over the way UMass-Amherst’s faculty and staff have thrown Chancellor Javier Reyes under the bus. Earlier this month hundreds of anti-Israel, pro Palestinian/Hamas radicals set up an encampment outside the student...



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