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Community sports
Berkshire County sports notes, April 30

Athletic assignors neededBerkshire County athletic directors are accepting applications for the following athletic assignors: boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football for the fall of 2017. Applicants interested in any assignor vacancies shall …

Berkshire County bowling scores, April 30

National sports
Giants trade infielder Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO — Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.The deal was finalized during San Francisco's 11-3 win …

Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

Prescott controls Cowboys at camp, quite a switch in a year

Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: UMass football regular season just over a month away

It might be difficult for some of us to believe, but in a little more than a month, the college football season will begin.Mention that to University of Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple, and you can hear the excitement in his voice."We've had a good …

Designated Hitter: Some things to remember after watching Little League this week

Designated Hitter: Thoughts on the Avery Bradley trade

Designated Hitter: Remembering the tunes we hear at sporting events

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water
Berkshire Woods and Waters: Kids fishing with little fish sometimes catch lunkers

Over the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Nina — from Queens, N.Y. — was visiting her grandparents, Dave and Maggie Bimbane, on Ashmere Lake in Hinsdale. She was netting some small "baby" sunfish along the shoreline with her …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Meet your new Fish and Game Commissioner

Ron Amidon of Templeton has recently been appointed by Governor Charlie Baker as the new commissioner of the Department of Fish & Game (DFG). He replaced former Commissioner George N. Peterson, Jr., who decided to step down and spend more time …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Thanks to those who run the sportsmen's clubs

Sportsmen's clubs serve many purposes. Among other things, they introduce people to the outdoor sports by conducting mentoring programs which teach youths how to hunt turkeys, pheasants, duck and deer. They have spring fishing derbies, ice fishing …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Revival of a classic fishing lure

If you are a baby boomer fisherman or older, you knew the sight of an Al's Goldfish lure. And if you are younger, chances are that when you saw that picture, you said, "Oh yes, I saw one of those in Dad's (or Grandpa's) old fishing tackle box". If …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Tee to Green: Berkshires Singles set to tee off on Friday

Wyantenuck Country Club's Andy Congdon has cut back his tournament schedule over the past few years, but when it comes time to tee it up in the Berkshires Singles at Berkshire Hills Country Club, you can count on him being ready to contend for the …

Tee to Green: Remembering Bob Driscoll

His beloved town of Lee and many members of Berkshire County's golf community said good-bye to Bob Driscoll, who passed away peacefully at home on June 29 at age 73, at a service on Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Both in the packed church …

Tee to Green: Quinto to play in Mass. Junior Amateur Championship

Berkshire Hills Country Club member Kevin Quinto, who was last fall's All-Eagle MVP after a strong senior season at Pittsfield High, earned a spot in the upcoming Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship with a strong performance on Thursday at …

Tee to Green: Bob Ahlen still going strong, hits another hole-in-one on home course

Senior standout Bob Linn, who was 61 at the time, perfectly summed up Bob Ahlen's amazing longevity as a competitive golfer in 2015 during a strong performance by the octogenarian in the Berkshire Hills Singles tournament."I was thinking that it …

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