Berkshire County sports notes, Sept. 4

Pittsfield Hoops Club announces scholarship recipients

The Pittsfield Hoops Club announced seven scholarships for its Class of 2017 Scholarship Awards. Since 1998, the Pittsfield Hoops Club has contributed over $80,000 to local student-athletes through the scholarship program.

Seven players from the 2017 class each received a $1,000 scholarship to be used for their post-secondary education.

"We are pleased to award these scholarships. The scholarship program has been a core part of our mission since The Pittsfield Hoop Club was founded close to 20 years ago," said Hoop Club President John McLaughlin in a statement. "It's gratifying to support these particular students in such a direct way."

The seven recipients were split between Pittsfield and Taconic. Brothers Terrick and Tyrell Boire from Pittsfield, both of whom attend UMass-Amherst, were selected. At Taconic, Jake McNeice (Springfield College), Devon Walker (St. Francis University), Ryan Abel (Cushing Academy), Brett Murphy (Lincoln Technical Institute) and Matthew Stracuzzi (Worcester State University) were selected.

"These are high-quality kids who are going to represent Pittsfield well long after they graduate from our local high schools," Tim Carroll said in the release. "Each of this year's scholarship recipients are pursuing tremendous opportunities at the next level, and we are proud to lend our support in trying to make pursuing their goals and dreams more affordable."

For additional information about the Pittsfield Hoop Club, the scholarship program, or the Hall of Fame nomination process, please contact Tim Carroll at 413-464-1825 or John McLaughlin at 413-822-6752, or visit the Pittsfield Hoop Club Facebook page.

Candle Lanes leagues forming

Winter leagues and a new Friday mixed league are forming at Candle Lanes. Anyone can join as an individual, with a friend or with a team.

Interested bowlers can call Candle Lanes at 413-447-9640 to sign up.

Hoosac Valley girls soccer hosting fun run

The Hoosac Valley girls soccer team will host its first annual My School Color Run "Color Your Kicks 5K" on Oct. 1 at 10:45 a.m. at the high school. The event is to raise money for the soccer team.

The run is an untimed 5-kilometer fun run/walk for all ages and fitness levels, and it's open to the entire community.

The run will take place on the grounds of the high school, and will feature special color zones to enhance the runner's experience.

Participants that sign up by Sept. 15 will receive a special T-shirt, race bib and a color packet to be thrown at the end of the race.

To sign up, visit, or contact a race organizer. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more, contact Elizabeth Greene (413-346-3213) or Amy Godfrey (413-770-6544).

19th annual Monument Cup

The Monument Cup, a 3-on-3 youth soccer tournament, will be held on Sept. 23 at Monument Mountain.

There are three age groups, U10, U12 and U14, with divisions for both girls and boys. All teams are guaranteed at least three matches, with the top four teams in each pool advancing to the semifinals. The finals for each group will be played under the lights.

The entry fee is $80 per team, and each group is limited to 16 teams.

For more information, or for registration forms, go to, or contact Matt Naventi at 413-243-1159 or

Sports department seeks correspondents

The Berkshire Eagle sports department seeks correspondents to expand and augment our coverage of various sporting events throughout Berkshire County. If you enjoy following the action — from local high school sports to amateur athletic competitions, adult recreational leagues and individual sporting pursuits like skiing, climbing and cycling — and can write about it well and on a deadline, we want to hear from you. Email a resume and a brief note explaining why you'd make a Eagle sports correspondent to Executive Editor Kevin Moran at


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