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


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...

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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


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...

American Legion baseball: Greenfield Post 81 Seniors hoping for big summer season

06-14-2024 8:27 PM


GREENFIELD — It’s been a quick turnaround from the high school baseball season to the American Legion season for the Greenfield Post 81 Senior Division team. With more than half the team coming from the Greenfield and Pioneer programs — and with both...

Div. 5 softball: Seeking 11th state title, Turners Falls set for title-game showdown with Georgetown

06-14-2024 5:13 PM


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...

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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

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