Berkshire County sports notes, May 23

Bay State Games girls basketball tryouts

The West girls basketball team for the Bay State Games is hosting tryouts on June 4, June 5 and June 13 at the Forest Park Gym in Springfield from 6-8 p.m.

The team is open to high school girls basketball players, including current seniors and incoming ninth graders.

Players must attend at least one tryout to be considered for the team.

If there is enough interest from Berkshire County players, West girls coach Liz Kay will try to organize a tryout at Wahconah on June 13.

Any interested players can find more information, and register, at

Six qualify to advance in Pitch, Hit and Run competition

On May 12, the Baseball in the Berkshire museum held the area Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Belanger Field in Pittsfield. While the weather wasn't perfect for baseball, six area boys and girls did qualify to advance to the sectional competition, held on June 2 in Hadley.

Qualifiers from the sectional competition will advance to the regional competition to be held at Fenway Park, with the chance to earn a spot in the finals during All-Star Game weekend.

The qualifiers are: Aiden Arseneau, Aiden Underdown, Jason Fields Jr., Lily Smith, Gavin O'Donnell and James Smith.

Summer basketball in Adams

The Adams Summer League will be hosting registrations at the Adams Public Library on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on May 31 from 5-7 p.m. and on June 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All games are played outdoors at Renfrew Park, with leagues from kindergarten through 12th grade. All skill levels are welcome.

The league will run from June 18 through Aug. 9 on Monday and Thursday evenings.

The fee is $25 per player, and $15 for each additional sibling in a family.

For more information, email

Wild Goose Chase canoe/kayak/SUP race

On June 9, the Wild Goose Chase race will be held on the Housatonic River in Lenox.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the race beginning at 11 a.m. at the Decker boat launch on New Lenox Road. The course is nine miles for canoes and kayaks, and five miles for SUPs and recreational paddlers. There are multiple age groups. Registration is $15 per person, and the entry fee includes a lunch at the boat launch following the race.

For more information, contact

Wild Thing 5K/10K trail race and 5K walk

On June 24 at Kennedy Park, the Wild Thing 5K/10K trail race will be held to benefit the education and conservation programs at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox.

The race begins at 9 a.m. at Pleasant Valley and goes through single track and carriage roads in Kennedy Park.

Online registration is being hosted by the Berkshire Running Center.

For more information, go to or call 413-637-0320. The first 200 runners/walkers will receive a Blue Q bag and Chocolate Springs will have recover treats at the end of the race.


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