Berkshire County sports notes: Lee High looking for varsity boys basketball coach

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Lee searching for varsity boys basketball coachLee High School is looking for a varsity boys basketball coach for the upcoming season. All candidates should send a letter of interest, addressed to the Superintendent's Office c/o Keith Thomson, at 300 Greylock St., Lee, MA, 01238.

Baseball in the Berkshires exhibit

The Baseball in the Berkshires museum is hosting an exhibition called "The Road to October," throughout the month of October and into November. The exhibit will be housed at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District.

The exhibit will feature artifacts from Major League Baseball players with Berkshire County ties, that featured in the MLB playoffs.

Those who wish to view the exhibit can stop by the gallery to see it. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and also by appointment.

On Oct. 20 from 3-5 p.m., there will be a workshop on how to use the Strat-o-Magic, "the original fantasy baseball game." On Oct. 27, also from 3-5, there will be a history lesson given about the baseball bat, including hands-on learning with bats used by some of the biggest names in the sport.

Pittsfield swim coach opening

There is a job opening for associated head swim coach at Pittsfield High School for the 2019-20 season. This is a paid position that will serve as a co-coach with coach Jim Harrington for the Pittsfield boys and girls swim programs.

Per a release from athletic director Jim Abel, "Candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes. Ability to teach fundamental competitive swimming techniques that challenge the physical, mental, and personal abilities of student-athletes is required."

Practices are daily through the winter season — late November to early February — with 12-14 race meets.

Coaching experience and a bachelors degree are preferred.

Those interested in the position can apply at by Nov. 1.

Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Races

The Western Mass Athletic Club will host its annual Monro Dunbar Brook races on Sunday, Oct. 13.

It is the 29th edition of the races, which include 10.5-mile and 3.5-mile options, beginning at 10 a.m. The races cost $20 and $15, respectively for those pre-registering. There is a price increase Oct. 5. There is also a special deal for hikers being transported by bus with the shorter race runners to that start line. Hikers will be charged $10 at the sign-up at the race start area.

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Fees include a post-race barbecue.

The 3.5-mile race features the final segment of the longer run, and is limited to the first 40 signups. The start and finish line for the 10.5-mile race is at the Monroe State Forest Picnic Area on River Road at the Florida and Monroe town line.

More information can be found at

Ski Butternut Sale

The used equipment and clothing consignment sale at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington is scheduled for Oct. 12-14.

Drop off hours are Friday 2 to 5 p.m. or Saturday 10 to 12 a.m. Shopping hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Unsold items can be picked up on Monday by 5 p.m. or will be donated.

Bousquet Ski Sale

The 32nd Bousquet Ski Sale will be held Oct. 19-20 at Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield.

The event features Ski-In Ski Shop with new and used equipment. Consignors are welcome to drop off equipment on Oct. 17 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m..

There will also be registration stations for race teams and ski school programs.

Berkshire County Whitetails Unlimited

The Berkshire County chapter of Whitetails Unlimited is hosting a banquet on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Stockbridge Sportsmans Club.

There will be games, raffles and a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner to follow.

Tickets are $45 for singles, $35 for spouses and $15 for children 15-and-under. Membership is included with ticket purchase.

Contact Bill Bailey at 413-244-2304 or visit to purchase tickets.


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