Berkshire County sports notes, Nov. 4


Lee looking for JV girls basketball coach

The Lee girls basketball team is looking for a JV coach for the upcoming season.

Interested candidates can submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Lee superintendent's office, c/o Al Skroki, at 300 Greylock St., Lee.

Cheerleading competition at Wahconah

The Wahconah cheer team is hosting a fall league tournament at Wahconah Regional High School on Saturday.

The competition, featuring eight teams from western Massachusetts — Chicopee, Chicopee Comp, Drury, Hoosac Valley, Longmeadow, Pittsfield, South Hadley and Wahconah — will start at 3 p.m.

There will be a concession stand and tables with merchandise for sale, as well as a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.

The cost for spectators is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children under five are free.

Berkshire Community College basketball schedule

The BCC Falcons return for another season at Paterson Field House. The team, which features an all-local roster including 13 players from Pittsfield, will open its season Saturday with a home game against Goodwin College at noon. The Falcons, led by a quartet of former Generals stars Jerry McDonough, Connor McDonough, Anthony Jones and Scott Steinman, hit the road for a pair and then return to Paterson for two contests; first against Simon's Rock on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. and then Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. with a visit from Williams College JV. BCC will host the 2nd Annual Falcons Winter Tournament the weekend of Feb. 4 with home games against Skidmore, Marist and Sacred Heart. The Falcons will then compete at the NIRSA Regional at UMass Amherst in March.

Adams Elks "Hoop Shoot" Contest

The Adams Lodge of Elks #1335 will host the 46th annual "Hoop Shoot" (25 Free Throws) basketball contest on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Hoosac Valley Elementary School gym (formerly C.T. Plunkett Elementary) in Adams. The contest is free to enter and is open to all boys and girls ages 8-13, the age groups will be determined by the contestant's age as of April 1, 2018. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Contest kicking off a half hour later. For more information, contact Mike at 413-743-0867.

Field dedicated to Elroy Face

The Berlin Central School District honored famed Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Elroy Face with a dedication of an athletic park next to Stephentown Elementary School.

Face, who grew up in Stephentown, N.Y., saved three games for the Pirates in their 1960 World Series win over the New York Yankees.

On Oct. 28, the district held a ceremony at the Stephentown Fire Hall to dedicate the field. Face, who lives in Pittsburgh, appeared via video chat to receive the honor.

There will be a plaque put up at the athletic field to honor Face.

Face told the crowd that he "was honored, and that he never thought that as little kid growing up in Stephentown, he would ever end up where he did in life."

School board president Frank Swack and superintendent Dr. Stephen Young joined Face's niece, Anita Brothers, to honor Face.

The new Elroy Face Athletic Park will feature a basketball court, soccer field and a baseball diamond.

Meeting for youth ski league

Prospect Mountain's Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting and a gear swap for new and returning families on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center on Route 9 in Woodford, Vermont.

The ski and gear swap — selling gently used skis, boots, poles and relevant clothing — will start at 4 p.m. in the lodge and will be followed by an informational meeting about the Bill Koch Youth Ski League at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will provide an opportunity for prospective families to learn about the league: A cross-country ski program for youth ages 4-13.

The program is open to families in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.

The league practices every Tuesday and Thursday at Prospect Mountain, with the practices beginning on Dec. 12 and running through early March.

For more information, contact Katie Swabey at 413-664-7711 or

Lee CTA holding annual meeting

The Lee Community Tennis Association, a not-for-profit Massachusetts corporation, will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Playhouse Community Room on Franklin Street in Lee.

The main purpose of the meeting is to give the annual report and to elect the directors and officers of the organization for one-year terms.

Anyone interested in growing the game of tennis in Lee and the surrounding communities is invited to attend.

For more information about the organization and its tennis programs, visit

Pittsfield Little League meeting

The Pittsfield Little League will hold its annual board of directors meeting on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires.

Anyone interested in serving on the board, or anyone with any questions, should contact Tony DeMartino at 413-212-9358.

Hole in one

Dennis Demarais hit a hole in one on the 148-yard sixth hole at Worthington Golf Club. The shot was witnessed by Linda Demarais, Jerry Demarais and Mary Demarais.


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