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Wahconah's Gary Campbell Jr., Will Genaway make it back to Gillette Stadium

FOXBOROUGH - When Gary Campbell Jr. returned to coach the Wahconah football team in 2012, he never imagined that he would be playing for a state championship at Gillette Stadium. And when Will Genaway was injured playing baseball two years ago, …

Former Eph Will Hardy now an assistant with Spurs

BOSTON - The colors might be different - black and silver instead of purple and gold - but if you ask San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Will Hardy about his boss Gregg Popovich, there are similarities as well as some differences. "He is as …

Unpredictable Wahconah football team strikes again

Random thoughts while waiting for the bagel to toast and the coffee to brew. There are a couple of guarantees when you go to see a Wahconah football game. You will see hard-hitting play, and you might never know what coach Gary Campbell Jr. is …
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water

2016 shotgun deer hunting season off to a good start

As of noon last Wednesday, 82 deer were checked in at the DFW Western District Headquarters in Dalton. Some 52 were checked in on opening day. That figure is significantly higher than last year's figure at the same time. Some of those deer were …

Shotgun deer hunting season opens on Monday

Well, here we go again. Another sleepless night tossing and turning in anticipation of tomorrow's opening day of shotgun deer hunting. Memories of previous opening days will undoubtedly flash through our minds. In my case, with the exception of …

He got a couple of bucks

Last Saturday morning, Nick Lentine of Pownal, Vt. (formerly of North Adams) left his house at 4 a.m. and went bowhunting in North Adams. At 10:20 a.m., a 4-point buck chased a doe only about 12 yards away from his tree stand. About 20 minutes …
Local sports

College roundup: Williams women's hockey routs Castleton 6-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Sarah Lehman scored twice to lead the Williams women's hockey team to a 6-0 win over Castleton. Olivia Stokes gave the Ephs (4-3) a 1-0 lead through one period before a trio of goals in the second put the game out of …

Miss Hall's basketball hosts fourth Tip-Off Classic; Hurricanes fall in fifth-place contest

PITTSFIELD - Miss Hall's ended its weekend at its own Tip-Off Classic with a 1-2 record, but coach Brad Horth and his Hurricanes still took a lot out of a weekend jam-packed with basketball action on the Miss Hall's campus. The Hurricanes …

Wahconah football falls short in Division IV state final

FOXBOROUGH - The Wahconah football team found itself in an unfamiliar situation on Saturday - trailing late in the game. The team's inability to move the ball on the ground put the burden of making a comeback attempt on the shoulders of senior …

College Roundup: Lauren McCall's putback lifts Williams women to win

WILLIAMSTOWN - Lauren McCall corralled an offensive rebound and registered a putback as time expired to lift the Williams women's basketball team over St. Lawrence 50-49. The Ephs (6-1) outscored St. Lawrence 13-8 in the fourth quarter en route …

Notebook: Wahconah cheer takes in Gillette Stadium

FOXBOROUGH - The Wahconah football team was not the only Warrior squad to take the field at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. On the sidelines throughout the game was the Wahconah cheer team, and after the first and second quarters, the cheer squad took …

Western Massachusetts still searching for state football title

FOXBOROUGH - The wait goes on for Western Massachusetts in its quest to take home a first MIAA state football championship. But if Wahconah's second effort was anything to go by, the 413 is inching a whole lot closer to its eastern counterparts. …

Berkshire County bowling and youth basketball scores, Dec. 4

Bowling Candle Lanes 90% Handicap - Don White 672, Joe Duda 642, Mike Haring 628, Scott Wood 597, Tom Danylin 579. November Singles - Don White 643, Tom Calkins 622, Victoria Secret 606. Turkey Bowl - Don White 636, Tom Danylin …
Community sports
Local bowling and hockey scores, Nov. 27

Bowling Imperial Bowl Frank + Emma Segala Memorial League - Moldmaster 52-25, Zucchini's Restaurante 47-30, Rodhouse Roofing 39-38, Dewey's Public House 37-40, Brookhouse Pub 36-41, Mazzeo's Ristorante 20-57. High Triple: Don White …

Berkshire County Sports Notes, Nov. 27

Berkshire County Sports Notes, Nov. 26

Patriots
Patriots taking advantage of newfound depth at running back

FOXBOROUGH - While most of the preseason spotlight for the Patriots focused on who was missing at quarterback, there was just as much uncertainty surrounding the running back position. LeGarrette Blount was re-signed in the offseason after just …

Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10

Brady on Gronk: 'We've still got a lot of good players'

AP Source: Patriots' Gronkowski to undergo back surgery

Banged-up Brady glad week's over - and with win for Patriots

Giants
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants won't be able to replace defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the final four games of the regular season. The 27-year-old just does too much for one guy to step in. He stops the run. …

With 4 games to go, Giants offense needs to wake up

Tackle Damon Harrison: a key to Giants success on defense

National sports
No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Napheesa Collier scored 20 points, Gabby Williams had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wednesday night for its 83rd straight victory. The Huskies (8-0) …

Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft

Sold! Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox

Red Sox
Red Sox get setup man Thornburg from Brewers for INF Shaw

OXON HILL, Md. — The Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted — a setup man, in fact. The AL East champions locked down their eighth-inning spot Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a …

Red Sox conscious of new luxury-tax penalties this offseason

Manny Ramirez on Hall of Fame ballot with Vladimir Guerrero

Yankees
New York Yankees deal Brian McCann to Houston

NEW YORK - The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and $11 million to the Houston Astros on Thursday for a pair of young minor league pitchers. Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees. McCann is …

Yankees eliminated despite Sabathia's 5-1 win over Red Sox

David Ortiz given standing ovation in Yankee Stadium finale

Celtics
Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings 97-92

BOSTON - Al Horford scored 26 points and blocked six shots, Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night. Jae Crowder added 24 points and Avery Bradley …

Celtics rally from 13 down in 4th to beat Timberwolves 99-93

Cavaliers stay unbeaten with 128-122 win over Celtics

Bruins
Pastrnak's pretty goal gives Bruins 4-3 OT win over Panthers

BOSTON - David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game 1:23 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins continued their recent success against the Florida Panthers with a 4-3 victory Monday night. Pastrnak got his team-leading 15th goal by cutting …

Bruins top Hurricanes 2-1 in shootout

Hayes scores as Bruins beat Lightning 4-1

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