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Pittsfield Little League city championship game is set

Pittsfield Little League's two divisions crowned their champions over the weekend, and now all that remains is the city final.Pittsfield American winner Berkshire Bank will host Pittsfield National …

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Roundup: SteepleCats halt losing skid; All-Berkshire boys lacrosse teams announced KEENE, N.H. — There's a new rule in the NECBL this summer where games only last 11 innings. On Tuesday night, the North Adams SteepleCats took it right to the limit, before picking up a …
2018-19 The Berkshire Eagle All Stars: Baseball Christian Womble, Taconic, seniorA repeat selection, Womble's bat and arm helped Taconic win its second MIAA state baseball championship in three seasons and its third consecutive Western …
2018-19 The Berkshire Eagle All Stars: Softball Abby Wells, Wahconah, juniorThe junior did it all for the 2019 Wahconah Warriors. It is no surprise what Wells did on the mound after a strong 2018 campaign, which featured an appearance in the …
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Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Pewter Cup returns to Berkshire Hills Country Club The Pewter Cup, one of the region's premier best-ball events, tees off on Friday at Berkshire Hills Country Club with a full contingent of 112 teams and a championship flight that is as strong as any …
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Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: UMass hoops coach not worried about youthful roster

AMHERST — It had been a while since we had seen and heard from University of Massachusetts men's basketball coach Matt McCall. When he met with reporters on Wednesday morning, he jumped in with …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Finish of spring sports brings abrupt end for athletes

The high school sports season tends to just come to an abrupt end in the spring.While the Taconic High baseball team continues to play, for every other Berkshire County team, the season and the …

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: A final farewell to 'Gige' Readers may recall that retired Fish & Wildlife Board Chairman George "Gige" Darey, of Lenox, passed away last December. Per his request, some of his ashes were distributed in his favorite …
Boston Bruins
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a two-year contract extension that will pay him $800,000 per season.The 30-year-old Kampfer was acquired from the New …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship.A morning downpour fizzled to a …
Red Sox
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more big flies before jetting off to see Big Ben and the London sights, beating …
BOSTON (AP) — José Abreu hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park in the ninth inning on Wednesday as the Chicago White Sox recovered after blowing the lead in …
New England Patriots
JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a …
Boston Celtics
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich first met Giannis Antetokounmpo last month in downtown Milwaukee.The encounter happened inside a hallway at Fiserv Forum after Antetokounmpo and the Bucks …
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Pittsfield Co-Op and Balance Rock met twice during the regular season of the the Pittsfield Girls Softball League 10U Rookie Division, with both games being decided by a single run.Pittsfield Co-Op … more
PITTSFIELD — Mitch Donofrio's 10th-inning home run exited Wahconah Park late Monday night, and with it when the Brockton Rox with a victory.Brockton defeated the Pittsfield Suns 4-2 in front of … more
The Pittsfield Suns played the Brockton Rox at Wahconah Park on Monday night. more
NASHUA, N.H. — The Pittsfield Suns moved into first place in the Futures League with a 4-3 win over Nashua on Sunday afternoon.The Suns (12-7) broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth, when Bryce Osmond … more
PITTSFIELD — After pool play at the Battle in the Berkshires softball tournaments at the Doyle Complex, teams move into championship Sunday.In the 14U division there are seven games scheduled … more
LOWELL — It's a common sight at MIAA state championships. A team wins a state title, and one player doesn't want to let go of it.One could understand why Taconic's Christian Womble didn't want … more
LOWELL — The Taconic Braves, who capped the 2019 season with a MIAA Division III state title, won 20 of 22 games by three-or-more runs. Despite cruising to most of their victories, the Braves … more
PITTSFIELD — Heading into the final day of the 37th annual Pewter Cup Classic, there is a new tandem at the head of the pack.Josh Shepard and Jamie Cimini proved consistency is key, carding … more
When he was a junior at Lee High School, Devyn Olds and his Wildcat teammates attended a clinic given by former PGA Tour golfer and NBC commentator Peter Jacobsen at the Country Club of Pittsfield. … more
PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Post 68 American Legion team opened its home slate with an uncharacteristic seven errors against Agawam Post 185. The errors, though, didn't come back to bite the … more

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