Berkshire County sports notes, Jan. 18


The McCann Tech varsity baseball team is seeking a coach for the upcoming spring season.

Those interested should send a resume to principal Justin Kratz at For questions, call athletic director Robert Guettler at 413-663-5383, ext. 172, or email

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

Mt. Everett Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local competition of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Center gymnasium on Russell Street in Great Barrington.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Mt. Everett Council 513, the event is an annual competition, with winners at the local level progressing through up to the state competition. International champions are announced by the K of C International headquarters based on scores from the state-level competition. Participants will compete in their respective age divisions.

All contestants at the local level are recognized for participating. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or more information, contact Gabe Starczweski at 413-528-5468 or Skip Del Vaglio at 413-528-2308.

Adams Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest

The Knights of Columbus Council 230 will host its local Free Throw Championship on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adams Memorial School gymnasium.

Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate. Registration for the event begins at 6:15.

For more information, contact the council at 413-358-4330 or send a message through Facebook at

Northern Berkshire Independent Youth Baseball

NBIYB, playing games in North Adams, will be holding sign-ups for its 2019 season for minor and major divisions for players interested in youth baseball. The league is for players ages 6-12 years old, with the cut-off date May 1, 2019. A birth certificate must be presented at sign-ups. The league is open to all youth players in Berkshire County. The fee is $50 per player, and $30 per sibling after that. Sign-ups will take place at the Armory in North Adams on Jan. 23 from 5-7 p.m.; Jan. 26 from 9 a.m to noon; Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

For questions or concerns, contact Steve Phaneuf 413-822-7790.

Baseball "Hot Stove Night" at Northfield Mount Hermon

Northfield Mount Hermon will host its annual "NMH Dick Peller Hot Stove Night" on Jan. 25 at the Rhodes Arts Center on the NMH campus in Gill.

ESPN's Buster Olney will host an informed panel of baseball professionals to talk about the upcoming season.

Panelists include: Galen Carr, the Los Angeles Dodgers' director of player personnel and a 1993 NMH graduate; Sarah Langs, ESPN baseball researcher; and Rob Bradford, WEEI radio reporter and broadcaster. Olney, a writer at ESPN, is a 1982 NMH graduate.

The event will also be aired live at

Bats on display at Baseball in the Berkshires Museum

The Baseball in the Berkshires Museum inside the Berkshire Mall will have the replica bats of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and newest New York Yankee Troy Tulowitzki on display this weekend. The bats are exact replicas of the ones used by the All-Stars.

The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

PHS seeking cross-country coach

The Pittsfield cross-country team is seeking an assistant coach for the girls team.

The assistant will aid coach Theresa Apple. Essential duties include: supervising the student-athletes during practices and competitions, instructing the student-athletes in rules, regulations, and techniques of the sport, supporting tasks associated with administrative duties (eligibility forms, physical exam documents, emergency information, etc), and assisting with meet management and strategy.

The season runs from late August through early November. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May. 1.

Interested applicants are required to submit letter of interest, resume, and references online via the "Job Openings" link at


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