Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: The Berkshires were a Fourth of July baseball hot bed

There are a lot of sports to choose from in Berkshire County. But if you believe that baseball isn't No. 1, think again.On July 4, the Pittsfield Suns drew 1,990 fewer fans than the Miami Marlins …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Revisiting top moments from 2017-18 school year

Wednesday night's All-Star Gala brought the curtain down on another memorable local high school and college sports season.From Sept. 1 until June 27, we watched young athletes trying their best on …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Don't give up on Jackie Bradley Jr. yet

BOSTON —You might have noticed that Jackie Bradley Jr. had the best seat in the house for the opening of the Boston Red Sox homestand this weekend.Unfortunately for Bradley, that seat was in …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Berkshire County keeps churning out good baseball, softball players

AMHERST — There is a sculpture that sits on the grass outside of Wahconah Park in Pittsfield. It is a giant bat and a ball.It is only fitting that, at the historic epicenter of baseball in …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: NECBL commissioner reflects on changing landscape for summer baseball

Young baseball players from across the country have begun their seasons playing for Berkshire County's two summer wood bat league teams.How things have changed.Sean McGrath has played, coached, and …

Two duos share top honors at 47th Little Brown Jug tournament at Wahconah Country Club

DALTON — Sunset fell at 7:48 p.m. in the town of Dalton Sunday night.When Randy Driscoll's short putt fell into the 18th hole at Wahconah Country Club, the night had already pushed well into …

Attendance figures steady for Pittsfield Suns in 2018

A better record might have made it a perfect summer for the Pittsfield Suns."I really think Pittsfield deserves a a championship, deserves not only a winning team, but an historically winning team," …

The Pun Also Rises: Your daily horrorscope

As usual, you have been working too hard, and the constant grind is starting to get to you. Treat yourself to a vacation and take this weekend to relax for once. Maybe rent a cabin in the woods with …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Fly fishing the Penobscot River in Maine

Recently, a couple of fishing buddies and I traveled to East Millinocket, Maine to do some fly fishing in the west branch of the Penobscot River. This is a large wild river in upper Maine that is …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Lenox Pistol Team claims state title; Local teachers learn fly fishing

Last month, the Lenox Sportsmen's Club Pistol Team cleaned up at the Berkshire County pistol competitions, taking first place in an event they have won repeatedly over the last few years.This year, …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: A classic fishing trip to the Adirondacks

Fishing buddy Paul Knauth, of Hinsdale, and I recently returned from a four-day fly fishing trip to New York's Adirondacks region. Our intent was to fish the AuSable River in Wilmington, N.Y., a …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: New on the web, an innovative site for citizen science

According to MassWildlife, just under 7 million people share roughly 7 million acres of land and water with wildlife in Massachusetts. Roadways crisscross much of the landscape, impacting both people …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Students liberate 300 rainbow trout into Otis Reservoir

Each year, the Western District of the DFW coordinates with a local public school and the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen to have students stock some fish into a local lake. The purpose of the …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Gilardi, Linn head to Boston for Mass. Amateur

You would be hard-pressed to find another state amateur championship with as rich a history as the Massachusetts Amateur — the legendary Francis Ouimet won it five times, for example, after his …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: 2 hole-in-ones by Akimoto a rare feat

Another week and another odds-defying feat.After having reported just last Sunday on the second of two double eagles in a month on the par-5 14th hole at the Country Club of Pittsfield, little did I …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Sullivans revel in winning first father-son championship

Prior to last Sunday's win in the Allied Father-Son Championship, Wahconah Country Club's Kevin and Brandon Sullivan had been one of the county's best father-son duos without a big win to prove it. …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Pollards ready for new future with newly named The Links at Worthington

Yes, The Links at Worthington isn't exactly a geographically accurate name with no ocean in sight, but it does announce a new start for the historic, 10-hole course most of the region's golfers have …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green: 64-year-old Bob Linn, 9 other locals gunning for spot in Mass. Amateur

Berkshire Hills Country Club member Bob Linn started to take a different approach to making out his tournament schedule last year, choosing to try to qualify at highly-regarded courses he had never …

Two duos share top honors at 47th Little Brown Jug tournament at Wahconah Country Club

DALTON — Sunset fell at 7:48 p.m. in the town of Dalton Sunday night.When Randy Driscoll's short putt fell into the 18th hole at Wahconah Country Club, the night had already pushed well into …

Attendance figures steady for Pittsfield Suns in 2018

A better record might have made it a perfect summer for the Pittsfield Suns."I really think Pittsfield deserves a a championship, deserves not only a winning team, but an historically winning team," …

The Pun Also Rises: Your daily horrorscope

As usual, you have been working too hard, and the constant grind is starting to get to you. Treat yourself to a vacation and take this weekend to relax for once. Maybe rent a cabin in the woods with …

Athlete Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight: Pittsfield's Giuliana Pierce, Hayley Tobin and Britney Perkett

Pittsfield softball amassed a perfect 19-0 regular season record this spring. While awaiting Tuesday's seeding meeting, and in between intense practices, the Generals' three senior captains visited …

Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock's Lilly and Jackie Wells

Before trekking off to Fitchburg, where they were a part of the Central/Western Massachusetts record-setting 4x800-meter relay team, Mount Greylock sisters Lilly and Jackie Wells dropped by the …

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Berkshire County sports notes, June 16

The Kingsbread Lady Lions put together a perfect weekend at the Magic Time Summer Jam Tournament last week. The 16U girls went 4-0 during the tournament. The 14U Lady Lions went 2-1. The 12U Lady …

Berkshire County sports notes, May 23

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