Berkshire County sports notes, Dec. 8

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the Dalton-Hinsdale Little League will host its annual elections in the Greylock Room at the Dalton Youth Center.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

Any person interested in the league may be included on the ballot.

Adams Church League

The Adams Church League will host basketball tryouts on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hoosac Valley High School gymnasium.

The cost is $40 per person to play.

For any questions, contact Keith at 413-281-4857.

Berkshire Trails Nordic Ski Club sale

The Berkshire Trails Nordic Ski Club will host its annual sale of cross-country ski equipment and clothing on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Notchview Reservation.

Items may be consigned for sale and brought to Notchview between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Saturday drop-off will give sellers an 85-percent return, while items brought on Sunday morning before the sale will have a 75-percent return.

Proceeds of the sale benefit the activities of the Berkshire Trails Nordic Ski Club.

For more information, contact Carl Cignoni at 413-320-5367 or

Pittsfield Hoop Club Holiday Classic

The Pittsfield and Taconic boys basketball programs will take to the court at the Boys & Girls Club of Berkshire County on Monday, Dec. 18 for a tripleheader of action.

In addition to the three games — one JV, two varsity — there will also be the annual Pittsfield Hoop Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Sam Levine, Jim McNeice, Troy Robinson, Gary Bianchi and Dave Sturma will make up the 2017 class to be inducted.

The PHS and Taconic JV teams will play first at 3:30 p.m., Pittsfield varsity against Baystate Academy will follow at 5:30, the induction ceremony will be at 7 and Taconic vs. East Longmeadow will cap the evening at 7:30.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Youth players are encouraged to attend in their team uniforms, and players in uniform will receive free admission. Tickets are valid for all three games.

Boston Bruins Alumni game for Renzi Scholarship

The second annual Boston Bruins Alumni game for the Renzi Scholarship will take place on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire School.

The event, which welcomes former Boston Bruins to the ice in Sheffield, is in honor of Mike Renzi, who died in a truck accident on Jan. 18, 2015.

The game will feature the Bruins alumni against Team Renzi.

Tickets for the event are $20 per person and benefit the Renzi Family Scholarship at Berkshire School.

For tickets, visit:

Taconic baseball to be honored at Banquet of Champions

On Dec. 22, UNICO Berkshire Baseball Hall of Fame and the Taconic Braves Booster Club will host the 2017 state champion Taconic Braves baseball team at the ITAM Lodge for a "Banquet of Champions." The Braves captured the first state title in program history this spring, registering a 24-1 record. A limited number of public tickets are available for sale and the event will feature a surprise visit courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the ITAM Lodge, 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield. Tickets are $35 per person for the reception, buffet dinner, awards, recognition ceremonies, raffles and special guests.

To purchase tickets, contact Kathy Stracuzzi (413-441-1370 or, Heather McNeice (413-770-2756 or or Kevin Stannard (413-441-2609 or


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