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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...


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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...


On The Ridge with Joe Judd: Thoughts on Sunday hunting

06-12-2024 4:03 PM

A recent “My Turn” piece in the Recorder (Compromise needed on Sunday hunting June 7) brought a grin to my face when I read it. It was a well-written article by Mason Bassett, who reached out to me in early May, with his classmate Landon Smead, about...


Div. 5 baseball: Pioneer rally falls just short in semifinal loss to top-seeded Georgetown

06-11-2024 10:00 PM

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WORCESTER — A valiant comeback effort from the Pioneer baseball team fell just short in the MIAA Division 5 semifinals. Taking on top-seeded Georgetown Tuesday night, the fourth-seeded Panthers found themselves trailing 5-0 after a big third inning...


Bulletin board: New Fortune captures GMLB playoff win

06-11-2024 8:40 PM

Sean Winslow was 3-for-3 with a double, and New Fortune also received doubles from Darick Chaisson, Cam Santerre and Bryce Urkiel en route to a 13-5 win over Liberty Tax in a Greenfield Minor League Baseball AAA Division playoff game on Tuesday night...


Div. 5 baseball: 15th-seeded Greenfield’s magical tourney run ends with 2-0 loss to Boston English in state semifinals (PHOTOS)

06-11-2024 7:53 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WORCESTER — The Greenfield baseball team’s magical run through the MIAA Division 5 state tournament came to an end on Tuesday. The 15th-seeded Green Wave pulled off three wins in a row to reach the state semifinals, but third-seeded Boston English was...


Div. 5 softball: With Hopedale on deck, Turners Falls two wins away from lifting 11th state championship

06-11-2024 2:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It almost feels like a given that Turners Falls will be one of the last four softball teams standing in its division at the end of the season. After winning the 2021 MIAA Division 3 state championship — the last iteration of the old state tournament...


Bulletin Board: Pipione’s, Booska’s tied in Newt Guilbault Championship Series

06-10-2024 8:36 PM

After Pipione’s Sport Shop took the opening game of the Newt Guilbault Community League championship series, Booska’s Flooring stormed back on Monday to win game two and force a decisive game three. Gunnar Triggs struck out nine and added two hits at...


Div. 5 baseball: Pioneer, Greenfield take different roads to state semifinals

06-10-2024 7:28 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The road to a Final Four is never the same. Just look at the Greenfield and Pioneer baseball teams. The Panthers have been knocking on the door of a state title each of the past two years, reaching the MIAA Division 5 semifinals in 2022 and 2023, and...


PHOTOS: Wolves beat Cougars in battle of Northfield teams to win Tri-County League softball title

06-10-2024 4:55 PM

It was a weekend to remember in the Tri-County League, as two Northfield youth softball teams matched up for the league title.In the end, the Northfield Wolves outlast the Northfield Cougars, 10-5, to claim the Tri-County League championship. The...


Div. 5 baseball: Pioneer reaches third straight Final Four following 8-1 win over Douglas

06-09-2024 7:16 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTHFIELD — For the third year in a row, the Pioneer baseball team is Final Four-bound. Hosting 12th-seeded Douglas on Sunday in the MIAA Division 5 quarterfinal round, the fourth-seeded Panthers pulled ahead 3-1 after three innings and let ace Hugh...


Local roundup: Franklin Tech softball falls to Georgetown in Div. 5 quarterfinals

06-08-2024 8:06 PM

The Franklin Tech softball team saw its run in the MIAA Div. 5 state tournament come to a close on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Eagles traveled to play No. 4 Georgetown, but the Royals put four runs on the board in the first inning and Franklin Tech was...


Div. 5 baseball: Greenfield knocks off Bourne, 7-3, to keep magical run going into semifinals (PHOTOS)

06-08-2024 5:59 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

GREENFIELD — Facing an early three-run deficit right out of the gate Saturday, the picture for Greenfield baseball looked remarkably similar to last year's MIAA Division 5 state quarterfinal.In 2023, Bourne jumped the Green Wave for an 8-1...


Div. 5 softball: Turners Falls pulls away from Narragansett, 11-4, into semifinals for 3rd straight year (PHOTOS)

06-08-2024 5:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls softball team is two wins away from a state championship. Hosting seventh-seeded Narragansett in the MIAA Division 5 quarterfinals on Saturday, the second-seeded Thunder raced out to a 5-1 lead after two innings, but...


Div. 5 softball: Tahanto stuns two-time defending state champion Greenfield in state quarterfinal (PHOTOS)

06-07-2024 9:00 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — After a sixth inning rally that tied the game against Tahanto, it appeared the Greenfield softball team had positioned itself to make a return to the MIAA Div. 5 Final Four.Trailing the eighth-seeded Stags 2-0 in the state quarterfinals...


Bulletin Board: Plager sinks third career ace

06-07-2024 8:55 PM

Country Club of Greenfield member Mike Plager hit his third career hole-in-one, doing so on Hole No. 7 at Bretwood Country Club in Keene, N.H.Plager used a 7 iron to sink the ace from 162 yards out. Joe Butz, Dan Finn and Jim Hawkins were...



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