Local Roundup: Erving’s Jim Smith cards hole-in-one

Staff Reports
Published: 9/16/2020 6:02:15 PM
Modified: 9/16/2020 6:02:08 PM

Jim Smith joined the recent hole-in-one barrage this week.

The Erving resident carded an ace at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst on Tuesday. Smith notched his hole-in-one on the 8th hole, measuring in at 135 yards, and he used a 9-iron to accomlish the feat. Witnesses were Rich Jablonski, Steve Roy and James Sanchez.

Youth soccer

Greenfield Rec clinics

The Greenfield Recreation Department is offering COVID-friendly youth soccer clinics for grades K-6 this fall at the Green River Swimming Area. Programs will begin the week of Sept. 28, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 22. A $5 late fee will be assessed for all late registrations.

Pee Wee soccer is for boys and girls in grades K-2. This program will introduce players to passing, dribbling and shooting skills through independent drills. Group sizes will be kept small and will focus on skill development. Sessions run for four weeks and scrimmages will NOT be played. Players must wear shin guards as well as sneakers or soccer shoes (no cleats). Bringing your own size 3 ball is recommended but not required. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Sessions are available on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings, and the cost is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

Junior and Senior clinics are for boys and girls in grades 3-6 and will focus on skill development. The Junior Division is for grades 3-4 and the Senior Division is for grades 5-6.

Each division will practice passing, dribbling and shooting skills through independent drills. Sessions run for four weeks and scrimmages will NOT be played. Players must wear shin guards, but cleats are not required. Bringing your own ball is recommended but not required. Masks are required to be worn at all times. The Junior session will be held Wednesday evenings and the Senior session on Thursday evenings. Cost is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

Players may register at the Greenfield Recreation Department at 20 Sanderson Street or online (www.greenfieldrecreation.com).

Running

Girls on the Run adapts to pandemic

Girls on the Run Western MA, a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities. is launching its sixth fall season this week. For the 2020-2021 school year, GOTR Western MA is offering a variety of programs to accommodate the changing and unpredictable school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GOTR is offering in-person teams, hybrid teams (in-person and virtual), and teams that are 100% virtual. GOTR programming is being delivered as in the past, with enhanced safety measures including physical distancing modifications and smaller teams.

This season GOTR Western MA has partnered with many local recreation departments and the Hampshire Regional YMCA to provide in-person and hybrid programming. The Amherst LSSE, Northampton, South Hadley, Hadley, East Longmeadow and Wilbraham Recreation Departments are all new partners this season making it possible for Girls on the Run to be offered this fall.

Registration for the season is open at www.girlsontherunwesternma.org.


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