Spring sports preview capsules
Berkshire County tennis preview capsules, 2017

BoysLeeCoach: John PerryLast year: 8-8, lost in Western Massachusetts Division III quarterfinalsKey Returnees: Ibz Zia, sophomore; Michael Comalli, junior; Chris Petrescu, eighth gradeOutlook: Lee returns its top two singles players from last year's …

Berkshire County girls lacrosse preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire County LeagueHoosac ValleyCoach: Molly Meczywor (fifth year)Last year: 6-8Key returnees: Alie Mendel, So.; Claudia Bresett, So.; Aubrey Rumbolt, Sr.; Skylar Case, Jr.Outlook: Coming off a two-win season in 2015, the Hurricanes responded …

Berkshire County high school softball preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire NorthDruryCoach: Morgan Shafer (First year)Last year: 7-11Key returnees: Maya Howland, senior; Anna Dix, sophomore; Kasey Sondrini, seniorOutlook: Former Hoosac Valley coach Morgan Shafer is hoping a new approach will help her young …

Berkshire County high school boys lacrosse preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire County LeagueHoosac ValleyCoach: John Alibozek (Third year)Last year: 9-8, lost in Central/West D-III tournament first roundKey returnees: Austin Mendel, Sr.; Nick Waterman, Jr.; Cam Alibozek, Sr.; Tyler Jayko, Sr.Outlook: After making the …

Berkshire County high school baseball preview capsules, 2017

Once the weather breaks, the high school baseball season can get rolling.In addition to the local schedule, some teams are involved with major out-of-town tournaments.Pittsfield and Taconic will head to Cape Cod for the Cape Cod Challenge and the …

Community sports
Berkshire County bowling scores, April 9

Candle Lanes90% Handicap Tournament — Men: Buzzie Blasejewski 638, Mike Haring 620, Tom Bishop 612.Joe Penna Memorial — High Triple: Tom Bishop 140-375, Mike Haring 130-354, Matt Baker 346, Joe Duda 122-332, Matt Bacon 146-346, Ray …

Berkshire County sports notes, April 2

Berkshire County bowling scores, March 26

National sports
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared man in his profession.Follow in his footsteps? Forget it.Just being able to drive cars was enough for Dale Earnhardt …

AP source: Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

Bruins go into offseason on hopeful note after loss to Sens

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: Rooney reflects on NHL call-up

ALBANY, N.Y. — Kevin Rooney may have matured as a hockey player during his time at prep school in Sheffield. But there was no doubt that the highlight of his one-plus year pro career came on March 4.In the space of a week, the former Berkshire …

Designated Hitter: Hoops on the way locally

Designated Hitter: Dan Rooney was a legend

Designated Hitter: Amherst picks team mascot

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water
Berkshire Woods and Waters: Four honored at BCLS Conte awards banquet

About 130 people packed the Cheshire Rod & Gun Club banquet hall last Saturday evening for the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen's Silvio O. Conte Memorial Awards Banquet. Award recipients included Doug Frank of Lee (2016 Sportsman of the …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Love is in the air

Berkshire Woods and Waters: What is the DER and what does it do?

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Pittsfield teenager will compete in National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships

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