Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Berkshire County keeps churning out good baseball, softball players

AMHERST — There is a sculpture that sits on the grass outside of Wahconah Park in Pittsfield. It is a giant bat and a ball.It is only fitting that, at the historic epicenter of baseball in …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: NECBL commissioner reflects on changing landscape for summer baseball

Young baseball players from across the country have begun their seasons playing for Berkshire County's two summer wood bat league teams.How things have changed.Sean McGrath has played, coached, and …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Admiring the jobs done by Marchbanks, Stannard, Hankey and the MIAA

When the coffee is brewing and the bagels are toasting, you get lots of time to think about things.For example, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association takes a lot of grief from …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Gold medalist Kacey Bellamy returns to Berkshire School

Kacey Bellamy got to scratch two big things off her bucket list in 2018. And if the Berkshire School alum has her way, she'll score a hat trick.Bellamy, who won a gold medal with the U.S. women's …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Vance Wilson reflects on journey from Wahconah Park to the majors

Since Pittsfield made its return to organized baseball in 1985, former players, coaches and managers not only had Major League playing careers, but a number of them have gone on to manage in the …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: New on the web, an innovative site for citizen science

According to MassWildlife, just under 7 million people share roughly 7 million acres of land and water with wildlife in Massachusetts. Roadways crisscross much of the landscape, impacting both people …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Students liberate 300 rainbow trout into Otis Reservoir

Each year, the Western District of the DFW coordinates with a local public school and the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen to have students stock some fish into a local lake. The purpose of the …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Ronald R. Smith a turkey-hunting history-maker

Wild turkey hunting began in Massachusetts in 1980 and the following year, on the second day of the season, a little bit of Massachusetts turkey hunting history took place right here in the …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Liberating small fry into Windsor Brook

In January, brook trout eggs were received from the Sunderland State Fish Hatchery and placed in an aquarium at Taconic High School in Pittsfield. This was part of the Trout-in-the-Classroom program …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Local youth turkey hunting results were low, but enthusiasm was high

The special mentored youth turkey hunting day took place on April 28. The combined turkey harvest for the Lee and Stockbridge Sportsmen's clubs was only 4 birds. Its hard to figure out why, as the …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Pollards ready for new future with newly named The Links at Worthington

Yes, The Links at Worthington isn't exactly a geographically accurate name with no ocean in sight, but it does announce a new start for the historic, 10-hole course most of the region's golfers have …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: 64-year-old Bob Linn, 9 other locals gunning for spot in Mass. Amateur

Berkshire Hills Country Club member Bob Linn started to take a different approach to making out his tournament schedule last year, choosing to try to qualify at highly-regarded courses he had never …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Tom Sullivan honored by Northeast NY PGA Section as golf professional of the year

Wyantenuck Country Club head professional Tom Sullivan has long been regarded as one of the region's top golf instructors in addition to being an outstanding head professional, so it came as no …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Williams women's golf team comes up just short of national title

When the Williams College women's golf team captured the NCAA Division III national championship in 2015 it was remarkable performance. Not only did they overcome dreadful weather that made …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: 64-year-old Bob Linn, 9 other locals gunning for spot in Mass. Amateur

Berkshire Hills Country Club member Bob Linn started to take a different approach to making out his tournament schedule last year, choosing to try to qualify at highly-regarded courses he had never …

Athlete Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight: Pittsfield's Giuliana Pierce, Hayley Tobin and Britney Perkett

Pittsfield softball amassed a perfect 19-0 regular season record this spring. While awaiting Tuesday's seeding meeting, and in between intense practices, the Generals' three senior captains visited …

Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock's Lilly and Jackie Wells

Before trekking off to Fitchburg, where they were a part of the Central/Western Massachusetts record-setting 4x800-meter relay team, Mount Greylock sisters Lilly and Jackie Wells dropped by the …

Athlete Spotlight: Taconic's Cedric Rose

After helping his Taconic baseball team clinch a spot in the 2018 Western Massachusetts Division II Tournament, Braves senior Cedric Rose hopped in his car and drove to The Eagle on Friday night for …

Athlete Spotlight: Lee's Anna Wang

Berkshire Eagle staffBefore Sunday's Western Massachusetts Individuals Tournament,Anna Wang, one of the singles player on Lee's currently undefeated girls tennis team, stopped by to chat about …

Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock's Emma Polumbo

This week's Athlete Spotlight focuses on Mount Greylock three-sport athlete Emma Polumbo. Polumbo is currently leading the Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team on a dominant run through the county. …

Adams man indicted in death of pedestrian; one charge to be dropped

PITTSFIELD — One of two charges will be dropped in the case of an Adams man accused of striking and killing an 85-year-old woman and providing misleading information to police.David Sookey Jr., …

Savoy, Florida back wireless route to last-mile internet

SAVOY — Two Berkshires communities bringing up the rear on last-mile internet access have picked a business partner — one that would not cost local taxpayers a dime. Now, Florida and …

Ex-Eagleton admits to kicking student, claiming it was self-defense

PITTSFIELD — A staffer at the former Eagleton School admitted to kicking a student in the shin in December 2015, an act his attorney called self-defense.Peter Meadow, 53, of Lenox, had his case …

Men's group forms in North Adams to counter problem of domestic violence

NORTH ADAMS — Advocates hope that a newly formed men's group will fill a gap in domestic violence prevention programs in North Adams.The group has held its first meeting and will gather again …

NYU students redesign Monument Mountain High School to fit education's future

GREAT BARRINGTON — There the high school sits, dark and sometimes leaking, with "retirement home curtains" shut to insulate the single-pane windows — at least in winter.The Monument …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: With ski season over, now is the time to take care of your rides

I played nine holes at Egremont Country Club the other day. It was a last-minute thing when a buddy told me they had opening day. So I grabbed my clubs out of storage and opened my trunk to toss them …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Mount Greylock duo excel in uncommon race

Hakuna matata. What a wonderful phrase.Apologies for the rest of your Sunday spent humming that Disney tune, but to get across the idea of this shreddy lifestyle, there may be no better quote than …

Community News
Berkshire County sports notes, June 16

The Kingsbread Lady Lions put together a perfect weekend at the Magic Time Summer Jam Tournament last week. The 16U girls went 4-0 during the tournament. The 14U Lady Lions went 2-1. The 12U Lady …

Berkshire County sports notes, May 23

Area Notes: Adams Lassie League honors `Peg' Leavitt; final Post 68 Legion tryouts

Berkshire County sports notes, May 1

Berkshire County sports notes: Talkin' Baseball event returns to Baseball in the Berkshire Museum this weekend

National sports
Fisticuffs at Fenway: Yankees win brawl-fueled game

BOSTON — Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended …

Facebook comes under FTC scrutiny as stock slides

Villanova gets by West Virginia into Elite Eight in Boston, 90-78

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