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David Reading, Alexis Silk capture titles at the Greenfield Tennis Cup

07-21-2024 1:09 PM

It was a dominant performance for a couple of repeat champions.David Reading won 30 of 36 games to capture the men’s division title for the second straight year, while Alexis Silk notched wins in 23 of a potential 25 games to claim the women’s title...


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Bulletin Board: Don Maynard Memorial Race set for Sept. 21

07-19-2024 8:32 PM

The 30th annual Don Maynard Memorial Race is scheduled for Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m at the Greenfield Municipal Swimming Area. The options are to run the 5 mile road race or the 3 mile walk. T-shirts will be given to the first 50 people who register....


Ben Johnston, Sam Bucala set to compete at 2024 Bassmaster Junior National Championship in Tennessee

07-19-2024 5:51 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Franklin County will be represented at the 2024 Bassmaster Junior National Championship. Ben Johnston, a rising freshman at Frontier Regional, and Sam Bucala, a rising freshman at Greenfield High School, placed first in a Massachusetts qualifier and...


Legion baseball: Greenfield Post 81 rallies for 7-6 comeback win over Westfield

07-18-2024 9:50 PM

The bats came to life for the Greenfield Post 81 Senior American Legion baseball team during the sixth inning against Westfield Post 124 on Thursday night. Trailing 4-2, Post 81 scored five runs in the frame and held off Westfield in the seventh to...


Bulletin Board: BankESB storms back late to beat Hilltown Tents

07-18-2024 8:43 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — An early lead for Hilltown Tents quickly evaporated against BankESB on Thursday in a Tri-County League Baseball contest. Hilltown raced out to a 6-0 lead after one but ESB kept chipping away, scoring three in the second and two in the...


Local high school football teams improving during 7-on-7 games ahead of 2024 season

07-18-2024 2:56 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — While the high school football season is a little over a month away, local teams are finding ways to improve and get better in the meantime. For the past few years, Greenfield, Mahar, Athol and Franklin Tech have been playing 7-on-7...


The Real Score: May the best marketers take the golds

07-18-2024 2:53 PM

With the Summer Olympics in Paris upon us, expect the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to start complaining about ambush marketing. Ambush what, you ask? Ambush marketing – it’s a term unique to the business world of sport. History has it that...


Bulletin Board: Registration ongoing for Bridge of Flowers Classic

07-17-2024 7:05 PM

Registration for the 44th annual Bridge of Flowers Classic is still ongoing. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 in Shelburne Falls. Runners can either sign up for the 3-kilometer run, which begins at 8 a.m., or the traditional 8K course, with...


PHOTOS: Tree falls just off 18th green at Country Club of Greenfield

07-17-2024 5:11 PM


On The Ridge with Joe Judd: Some activities as we try to stay cool this summer

07-17-2024 3:45 PM

We all know it’s been very hot lately, to say the least, but hey, it’s summertime and it’s supposed to be hot, right? Just not this hot, I guess. Anyway, it’s still summertime… the fish are jumping, and living is easy. July and August usher in the...


Bulletin board: Greenfield Tennis Cup this Saturday at the Beacon Courts

07-16-2024 7:40 PM

The Greenfield Tennis Cup, which has been postponed multiple times due to weather, is now scheduled for this Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Beacon Clay Courts in Greenfield.The tournament has separate men’s and women’s divisions and is open to...


“As a little kid I looked up to these guys. Now, that’s us”: Valley Blue Sox host clinic for youth baseball players in Greenfield

07-16-2024 5:00 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

GREENFIELD — Area youth baseball players had the chance to learn the game from some of the top collegiate players in the country this week. The Valley Blue Sox of Holyoke held a Greenfield Youth Baseball Clinic on Monday and Tuesday at Lunt Field,...


UMass football: How do the Minutemen rate in the highly-anticipated EA Sports College Football 25?

07-16-2024 3:45 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Want to step into Don Brown’s shoes and try to rebuild the UMass football program? A new college football video game gives you that chance.EA Sports College Football 25 released to the public Monday afternoon, the highly anticipated revival of the...


Bulletin Board: Greenfield Post 81 takes both games in doubleheader against West Springfield

07-15-2024 8:33 PM

It was a road doubleheader against West Springfield Post 207 for the Greenfield Post 81 Senior Legion team on Monday, and Post 81 came away with a pair of victories.Greenfield opened with a 3-1 win and followed it up with a 5-3 triumph. Both games...


Bay State Games: West girls volleyball team earns silver medal

07-15-2024 5:56 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It was a successful trip to the Bay State Games for the West girls volleyball team over the weekend. Team West — which featured Frontier’s Olivia Machon, Bailey Martin and Abigail Hernandez — opened the tournament on Saturday with a 25-21, 25-20 loss...


Local golf: Andy Lesenski, Terry Boyce repeat as Country Club of Greenfield club champions

07-15-2024 5:27 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Make it five in a row for Andy Lesenski.Country Club of Greenfield held its club championship over the weekend, and Lesenski capturing his fifth straight title on the men’s side. Lesenski carded rounds of 67, 68 and 67 to finish with a three-round...


Athol-Orange Chuck Stone Little League baseball team wins District 3 championship for first time in 35 years

07-15-2024 4:48 PM

ATHOL – The Athol-Orange Chuck Stone Little League beat Leominster, 5-0, on Friday to capture the Massachusetts District 3 Little League championship.The win marked the first district title for a team from this area in 35 years.“These kids deserved...


Olympic Report with Jim Johnson: How Do Olympic Athletes Prepare for the Games?

07-15-2024 4:07 PM

(Note: Fit To Play columnist Jim Johnson will lend his voice on the 2024 Summer Olympics throughout the next month with special features pertaining to specific events and what goes into them for the athletes competing in Paris.)Athletes from all over...


Bulletin board: Caleb Thomas pitches Greenfield Post 81 past Sheffield

07-12-2024 8:38 PM

A impressive performance on the mound from Caleb Thomas lifted Greenfield Post 81 to a convincing victory on Friday night.Thomas struck out 11 batters across six innings, scattering five hits to go with two walks and one unearned run as Post 81...


Greenfield Tennis Association enjoying another busy summer

07-12-2024 4:27 PM

By LUCY POSTERA

The Greenfield Tennis Association is the heart of tennis culture in Greenfield. Spectators in lawn chairs line the hills of Highland Park to watch singles matches and middle schoolers join the doubles leagues as fierce competitors. Players of all ages...


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