Berkshire County sports notes, April 20

The Kingsbread Pride AAU program had a strong weekend at the Hall of Fame Naismith Open in Springfield.

The 11th grade team, coached by E.J. Jones and Sedale Jones, went 4-0 through the tournament en route to a championship last Sunday. Kingsbread started the tournament with a 58-56 win over 845 Elite in pool play. They advanced to the championship round with a 59-45 win over the Playmaker Academy Pumas. They clinched a spot in the championship game with a 71-64 win over the Hudson Valley Panther Elite.

Kingsbread defeated CT Mamba 65-59 to win the title. Monument Mountain's Dion Brown led the way with 15 points and eight assists. Taconic's Quentin Gittens notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Fellow Taconic Brave Isaac Percy added 12 points on 3 of 3 shooting from 3-point range and pulled down eight rebounds.

The 11th grade Kingsbread Pride girls team went 0-3 at the tournament. Coach Kristy Conyers got strong performances from Pittsfield players Alexis Garvey and Taea Bramer, along with Taconic's Tamia Patrick and Monument's Destiny Brown, but the first-year program could not advance to the championship.

The Kingsbread 13U team, coached by Wesley Williamson, went 1-2 during the tournament. Their lone win was a 52-14 defeat of Team 10.

The Kingsbread 9th grade team, coached by Jimmy Wheeler went 0-3.

The Berkshire Bulldogs also had a team in the tournament. The 12U Bulldogs went 2-1, before dropping the championship game to the Syracuse Elite Hoopstars 46-40.

Kingbread Pride AAU will be competing in the Division I, Division II Prep School Showcase in Hanover this weekend.

Fundraiser set for Post 68

There will be a fundraiser for the Pittsfield Post 68 baseball program on Sunday from 1-5 p.m., at the Sideline Saloon, on Fenn Street in Pittsfield.

There will also be a meeting for returning and prospective players and their parents.

Adams Lions Club golf tournament

The Adams Lions Club will host a golf tournament on May 19 featuring cash prizes totaling $1,200.

The scramble format begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m., with check-in at 10:30 at Forest Park Country Club.

The fee is $65 per player, or $250 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, longest drive and closest to the pin contests for men and women, a gift, lunch and dinner. Cart rental is $35.

To request an entry form, call Doreen Coones at 413-446-3226 or 413-743-0450.

Hoffmann Hackers golf tournament returns

The Hoffmann Bird Club of Western Massachusetts will host its sixth annual Hoffmann Hackers Golf Classic at Donnybrook Country Club on June 22.

The tournament will feature a shotgun start at 4 p.m.

The entry fee is $40 per person, which includes placement on a team, nine holes of golf with carts included, and a barbecue and cookout following the event.

The format will be a "Captain and Crew" or "Best Ball", but comes with a twist: Each team of four golfers is also responsible to note as many different bird species as possible during the tournament. The number of birds identified may be deducted from that team's final golf score.

Non-Golfers are encouraged and welcome to come as spectators, and may pay a fee of $11.00 to participate in the barbecue.

To sign up, you may request an application by emailing;, calling 413-499-7888, or picking one up in person at the Donnybrook Country Club. There will be a limit of 18 teams of four.

Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament returns

The sixth annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held on May 12 at 128 Christian Lane in Whately.

The tournament is held in memory of former Southampton and South Deerfield police chief John F. Skroski, who passed away in 2011. All proceeds go to the John F. Skroski Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The tournament is a 3 vs. 3 format, and costs $20 per player. The fee includes lunch and three guaranteed games, with top teams advancing to the elimination round.

To register, call or text Chris at 413-265-1668 by May 6.


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