Berkshire County sports notes, Nov. 25: Taconic seeks boys soccer, volleyball coaches

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Taconic Alpine Ski Meeting

The Taconic High School Alpine Ski Team is hosting a meeting for prospective student-athletes and parents today at 3:45 p.m. at the school. Information provided will include practice schedules, commitment expectations, academic expectations, booster club support and more.

For information contact coach Mark Latimer at or 413-446-2508.

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Opening

Taconic High School is looking to fill the position of varsity boys soccer coach for the 2020-21 school year. Candidates should have background in the sport, strong communication skills and a philosophy consistent with the mission and goals of the school.

Responsibilities include coordinating assistant and junior varsity coaching staff, overseeing booster club initiatives, and managing equipment inventory, per a release by athletic director Jim Abel.

Experience as a head coach at the high school level is preferred, but not required. A bachelors degree is preferred and the application process closes on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

For more information visit and head to the "Job Openings" link.

Varsity Volleyball Coach Opening

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Taconic High School is in search of a head volleyball coach for next fall.

"The candidate will be responsible for managing, organizing and administering all phases of the volleyball program in accordance with MIAA regulations," according to a release by athletic director Jim Abel.

Additional responsibilities include coaching effectively in practices and games, recruiting athletes, overseeing the booster club and fundraising activities.

Experience as a coach at the high school level is preferred, but not required. A Bachelors Degree is also preferred and the application deadline is Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

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For more information visit and head to the "Job Openings" link.

Youth Football Correction

A detail in Monday's story on the Lanesborough Tigers 14U football team was reported to The Eagle incorrectly.

In the team's 26-6 victory at the World Youth Football Championship Northeast Regional, the first touchdown was actually scored on a pass caught by Dominic Carnevale on a pass from Damon Pause. The two later connected on a two-point conversion as well, following another Tigers touchdown, this time on a short run by Pause.

Thankful 5K Returns to Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD — For those looking to earn their turkey this Thanksgiving, the Thankful 5K Run/Walk is set to return for its fourth consecutive year.

The free event put on by Berkshire Running Center is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday morning in downtown Pittsfield.

Each year the Thankful 5K seeks to provide a fun, family-oriented race that gives locals a free opportunity to get outside before their holiday festivities, while also supporting a local charitable cause.

This year's beneficiary is the Saint Joseph's Food Pantry, through the annual food drive of Berkshire Oral and Dental Healthcare's Dr. George. There are Thankful beanie hats available for $20 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the food pantry. Non-perishable food items are also being accepted at Berkshire Running Center's Depot Street location up until race day.

"There is no better way to start your Thanksgiving than to get some healthy exercise with your friends and family and help raise money for a much needed cause, the local food pantry," BRC's Shiobbean Lemme said in a release. "We made the event free so that it was easy for a whole family to take part, all the while doing something meaningful on this day of thanks."

The race will begin outside Berkshire Running Center at 34 Depot Street in Pittsfield. Free registration, along with beanie purchases, can be found online at

Registration is also available in store, along with bib pickup until Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. There will be no day-of race registration.

Photos from the event will be available upon request.


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