Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Remembering the night Anna Kinne set a scoring mark at the Mullins Center

When Luwane Pipkins scored 44 points in UMass' win over La Salle on Wednesday night, it set a new single-game scoring mark at the school and inside the Mullins Center.Pipkins broke a school record …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Williams basketball bench a great place for coaches to get their start

The term "Cradle of Coaches" has been bestowed on Miami (Ohio) University for having turned out coaches like Paul Brown, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembeckler to Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams.The …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Looking at sports letters sent to Santa

NORTH POLE — It wasn't James Bond difficult, but getting to look at letters to Santa Claus was not easy.He had a whole desk full of letters from our sports folks. I don't know how Santa will …

Designated Hitter: There are two kinds of rivalries in sports

This is what I am thinking about today.The biggest game of the Patriots' regular season will be played this afternoon in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. One question, among many, that was asked …

Designated Hitter: Beattie relishing chance to play hockey again

With the exception of a pick-up game here and there, Hanna Beattie thought she had hung up her skates for good.Four years after arriving at Williams College and playing hockey, she accepted her …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: A record harvest of black bears in the Berkshires

According to figures released by MassWildlife, 119 black bears were harvested in the Berkshires last year, beating the previous record of 106, which was set in 2016. The harvest numbers have been …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: 91-year-old deer hunter scores again

Readers may recall an article I wrote about then 90-year-old Lou Carmel of Hinsdale. The article, which ran on Dec. 25, 2016, was entitled "You are never too old to go deer hunting." In it, I wrote …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: A most memorable fishing trip, Part II

Last week, this column followed the remarkable trip of Rex Channell and his wife, Trish Watson, across Canada. Readers might recall that they traveled in their 25-foot Coachman Freelander (aka …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: A most memorable fishing trip, Part 1

Readers may recall from last fall's Canadian fishing articles of local fishermen, there were still two more anglers fly fishing up in Canada — Rex Channel and his wife Trish Watson. Rex is a …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Four generations of hunting tradition for the Curtins

In 1967 Neil Curtin, of Tyringham, and his brothers bought 60 acres of land in Monterey at the top of the mountain on the Tyringham-Monterey line. They built a deer camp that September. The first day …

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Mike Walsh | Powder Report
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Teaching a newbie how to hit the slopes

Full disclosure, I'm not actually sure I know how to ski or snowboard. Don't get me wrong, I can ski and snowboard. I do the latter quite well, actually. However, knowing how to do something and …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Haust shreds at Killington's Rails 2 Riches event

Bless me, shredfather, for I have sinned. It has been more than a week since I last hit a mountain to ride.Given the average temperature sitting in single-digits all week and a Christmas excursion to …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Riding Main Street again and again worth it for opening day at Ski Butternut

Only the most desperate of us shred-hungry urchins could enjoy the repetitiveness of double-digit runs on one trail.However, that's just what this particular gnar junkie did on Thursday.It was …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: It's December and time to get back on the mountain

HANCOCK — In some recent years I haven't been able to get on a mountain until late December or even after New Year's. The brains behind Jiminy Peak have smiled upon us this season, though, and …

Athlete Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock's Brandi Gill

With the Nordic ski season taking a week off due to the warm weather, Mount Greylock sophomore Brandi Gill stopped in to discuss the start of the year. Gill has won the varsity girls race in the …

Athlete Spotlight: Hoosac Valley's Lexi Mercier

Lexi Mercier, a junior on the Hoosac Valley girls basketball team, leads the team with 125 points this year. She  has made 27 3-pointers. The team record is 7-0.Berkshire Eagle: You're a …

Community News
Bowling, youth hockey and youth basketball scores, Dec. 10

Pittsfield SeniorsWomen — Ann Beauchamp 180-489, Lorry Decorie 171-474, Bertha Lawrence 168-469, Helen Higgins 160-469, Jodi St.Peter 157-456, Cathy Clemons 177-452, Joyce Graziola 165-428, …

Berkshire County sports notes, Dec. 8

Local bowling and youth hockey scores, Dec. 3

National sports
Playing a rare home game on Christmas, Celtics fall to Washington

BOSTON — Washington's talented guards made themselves at home at Boston's Christmas party.Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Wizards beat Boston …

Patriots will look to fix what went wrong in Miami in time for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh

Winter Meetings: Red Sox, Dombrowski looking to make a deal

Patriots wear down Bills on ground

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