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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: 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 …

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 …

Williams men's hockey ties Tufts 3-3

WILLIAMSTOWN - In its previous two games, the Williams College men's hockey team had only scored two goals. Friday night, they scored three and needed every one in their home opener. Colby Cretella's first goal of the season late in the third …

College roundup: Williams women's basketball tops Clarkson

WILLIAMSTOWN - Devon Caveney scored 15 points to lead the Williams women's basketball team to a 66-49 victory over Clarkson. Kristin Fechtelkotter and Emily Chang each added 13 points for the Ephs (5-1) while Lexi Jones had 10. Williams trailed …

Frede, Gresh set to call all six MIAA football championship games at Gillette Stadium

If you ask Eric Frede how he manages to call six football games in one day, the veteran play-by-play broadcaster has a simple answer. "I've got a bag of lozenges, I've got some hot tea, I eat well and wear comfortable shoes," said Frede with a …

For the Campbells, Wahconah football's journey to Gillette a true family affair

DALTON - Wahconah football coach Gary Campbell Jr. expects perfection from everyone on the field. Players, assistant coaches and referees alike, can speak to the intensity in which he patrols the sideline. Fail to reach those standards, and the …

Wahconah, Mashpee football teams set for state championship tilt at Gillette Stadium

Heading into Saturday's MIAA Division IV state championship, the Wahconah football team is looking to become the first Berkshire County school to clinch a state championship, while Mashpee is searching for its second consecutive state title. In …
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

AP Source: Patriots' Gronkowski to undergo back surgery

FOXBOROUGH - Rob Gronkowski's season might be over. The star Patriots tight end is having surgery for a herniated disk in his back, a person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press. The person spoke Thursday on condition of …

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

Brady ties Manning with 200th win, Patriots beat Jets 22-17

Dion Lewis makes quiet return for New England after lengthy injury absence

Brady throws 4 TD passes in triumphant Bay Area return

Tackle Damon Harrison: a key to Giants success on defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There are a lot of reasons for the New York Giants' success on defense this season, and then there is Damon Harrison. Affectionately called 'Snacks' by his teammates, Harrison isn't what one would consider a glamour …

McAdoo says Giants in position to make December important

Manning, Giants down Browns 27-13 for 6th straight win

National sports
No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

ATLANTA - Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt …

Rask stops 35 shots in Bruins' 2-1 win over Sabres

Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12

No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92

Red Sox
Manny Ramirez on Hall of Fame ballot with Vladimir Guerrero

By The Associated Press NEW YORK - Steroids-tainted stars Manny Ramirez and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time along with Vladimir Guerrero. Jeff Bagwell is the top holdover on the 2017 Baseball …

Derek Gentile | David Ortiz not the best Red Sox player ever, but still great

Diamondbacks tab Boston's Hazen as next general manager

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

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 top Hurricanes 2-1 in shootout

BOSTON - Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in a shootout, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Jeff Skinner's bid to extend the shootout fell short when he was stopped by Bruins goalie …

Hayes scores as Bruins beat Lightning 4-1

St. Louis Blues top Boston Bruins 4-2

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