Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Everyone has an Ed Ladley story - and not just in basketball

Everybody had an Ed Ladley story. If you were ever involved with the former Wahconah boys basketball coach, you had at least one — or maybe several — good anecdotes about Ed.Ladley, who …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Bruins players keeping one eye on Red Sox's World Series run

BOSTON — The chant started with just under six minutes left in the third period of Thursday night's Bruins game.The familiar ring of "Beat L.A.," echoed through the T.D. Garden."I was still in …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: An outside baseball look at the World Series

The World Series is upon us.The Red Sox will host either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers starting Tuesday night at Fenway Park. It started after the Red Sox beat Houston last week. …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: UMass basketball players raring to go

AMHERST — Twenty-three days from now it starts for real at the University of Massachusetts."It's come fast," guard Carl Pierre said. "It's kind of unbelievable."Pierre and his Minuteman …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Kelton enjoying life at Morgan State

When Williams College hired Aaron Kelton as its football coach after the 2009 season, the school made history. After all, Kelton was the first-ever African-American head football coach in NESCAC …

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Over 1,300 acres of local land protected by MassWildlife

In his October report to the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden announced that MassWildlife completed 14 …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Chronic Wasting Disease - A scary subject, Part II

In last week's column, I paraphrased MA DFW Moose & Deer Project Leader David Stainbrook's presentation to the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Scientists …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Chronic wasting disease is a scary subject

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Moose and Deer Project Leader David Stainbrook attended the October Berkshire County League of Sportsmen meeting to discuss Chronic wasting disease, a …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: George 'Gige' Darey receives prestigious award

Last Tuesday, Lenox resident George L. "Gige" Darey, former board member and chairman of the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board, received the Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award from the …

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Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Vermont's Sophie Caldwell talks growth of cross-country skiing

All work and no powder makes Mike a dull boy. All work and no powder makes Mike a dull boy.Here's snow season!Welcome back, everyone, to Season 2 of the Powder Report.It's been a long, grueling and …

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Athlete Spotlight: Taconic cross-country runner Brandon Pelkey

Fresh off a sixth-place finish at a soaking wet Berkshire Individuals meet, Taconic senior Brandon Pelkey came by The Berkshire Eagle offices to talk about the Braves cross-country season, last …

Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock volleyball's Marley Buffis and Maddie Albert

Berkshire Eagle staffWith the Western Massachusetts high school volleyball tournament seeds coming out on Tuesday, we decided to catch up with a pair of volleyball players from Mount Greylock for our …

Athlete Spotlight: Pittsfield's Patrick Silva

The Pittsfield boys soccer team is in the middle of a busy stretch of the season. The Generals (10-1-2 on the year) recorded wins over Lenox and Taconic on Friday and Saturday, respectively, and are …

Athlete Spotlight: Lenox girls soccer star Nicole Gamberoni

After collecting The Berkshire Eagle All Star award for girls soccer MVP as a junior, Nicole Gamberoni has returned for her senior season at Lenox even stronger.Before she went out and earned her …

Athlete Spotlight: Wahconah football's Matt Fortin

The Wahconah football team is off to a great start despite its loss to East Longmeadow on Friday. The Warriors are currently 4-1, and while the skill position players tend to get all the glory, the …

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Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons

LOS ANGELES — Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and …

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

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