Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: TV 101 explains why Patriots are missing on some TV airwaves

My Twitter feed and other social media channels blew up Thursday night because of the New England Patriots.Nobody was complaining about Tom Brady not playing, Jacoby Brissett stinking out Gillette Stadium or the fact that Roger Goodell was sitting …

Designated Hitter: Wahconah Park's sun delay always sticks out for players

Designated Hitter: Former Ephs assistant Muse excited to join Predators' coaching staff

Designated Hitter: UMass football regular season just over a month away

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water
Berkshire Woods and Waters: Local turkey hunter an inspiration to us all

On the last Friday of this year's spring turkey hunting season, Zach Porio of Adams went hunting for toms. Normally he hunts with friends Richard Frew or Nick Chenail, but they couldn't go with him that day. So instead he went with his usual …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Massachusetts has a new state record bowfin

Massachusetts has a new state record bowfin. It weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was caught July 23 out of the Taunton River. Sixteen-year-old Tauri Adamczyk, from Taunton, caught the fish. The bowfin was 26 1/2 inches long with a girth of 14 …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: No changes to be made in statewide antlerless deer permit allocations this year

In his recent report to the Fish & Wildlife Board, MassWildlife Deer and Moose Project Leader David Stainbrook discussed the emerging trends in the Western and Central regions (Wildlife Management Zones 1-9) and in the Eastern Region (WMZs …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Kids fishing with little fish sometimes catch lunkers

Over the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Nina — from Queens, N.Y. — was visiting her grandparents, Dave and Maggie Bimbane, on Ashmere Lake in Hinsdale. She was netting some small "baby" sunfish along the shoreline with her …

National sports
Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search …

US men's basketball enters a new world

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

Homers: Little leaguers ready to show power at World Series

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Tee to Green: Andy Congdon wins 11th Stockbridge Invitational title

Winning the Stockbridge Invitational isn't anything new for Wyantenuck Country Club's Andy Congdon, but his 11th victory in the best-ball tournament last Sunday was a special thrill because it was a family affair.Congdon partnered with his …

Tee to Green: Pittsfield native Todd Scarafoni qualifies for Senior PGA Professional Championship

Pittsfield native Todd Scarafoni came up one shot short of winning the New England PGA Section Senior Championship on Tuesday, but he still left Vermont's Okemo Valley Country Club with a good reason to smile.The 50-year-old, playing in his first …

Tee to Green: Peter French still teaching the sport he loves

WILLIAMSTOWN — Waubeeka Golf Links teaching professional Peter French is around 75 years older than the boys and girls who surround him when he begins his weekly one-hour junior clinics on the putting green, but he easily matches their energy …

Tee to Green: Berkshires Singles set to tee off on Friday

Wyantenuck Country Club's Andy Congdon has cut back his tournament schedule over the past few years, but when it comes time to tee it up in the Berkshires Singles at Berkshire Hills Country Club, you can count on him being ready to contend for the …

Understanding Soccer
Understanding Soccer: The origins of the game

My passion for soccer began when I was an eighth grader. I was told that I could not play junior varsity football until the following year, so Skippy, my friend from the baseball team, suggested that I go out for soccer to stay in shape. When I …

Community News
Berkshire County sports notes, Aug. 15

McCann Tech practice schedulesThe McCann Tech fall sports season begins later this week and at the end of next week.The football team will return to practice on Friday at noon with an organizational meeting, followed by practice at 5 p.m.All other …

Berkshire County sports notes, Aug. 14

Berkshire County sports notes, Aug. 10

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