Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: Time for a new electronic scoreboard at Wahconah Park

Random thoughts while waiting for the first finishers at the Josh Billings RunAgroundIt was once again brought to my attention the other day that the electronic baseball scoreboard at Wahconah Park didn't work for most of the 2017 Pittsfield Suns …

Designated Hitter: The biggest nemesis for Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo? How about Monument Mountain

Designated Hitter: We pay attention to UMass, BC when they win

Designated Hitter: Catching up with former Pittsfield Met Edgardo Alfonzo

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters
Berkshire Woods and Waters: An update on the acid rain monitoring project

In 1983, the University of Massachusetts, through the UMass Amherst Water Resources Research Center, began monitoring the effects of acid rain on surface waters statewide and reporting their findings. This unique collaborative effort involved …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Do fish feel pain?

Do fish feel pain? That's the age-old question about which we anglers wonder. Some folks say yes while others say no. We anglers certainly wouldn't want to inflict pain on our finny friends for we love them too much. If fish did feel pain, I doubt …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: State record bowfin caught twice

Readers may recall that in my August 6 column I reported that the then existing state record for the bowfin fish was broken and a new record was established. The fish which was caught by 16-year old Tauri Adamczyk of Taunton and it came out of the …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Bear/human contact reported in New Marlborough

At the Aug. 22 Mass Fish & Wildlife board meeting at The Stationery Factory in Dalton, Environmental Police Officer Captain Tony Abdal-Khabir and DFW Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden reported on a bear/human contact. It occurred on Aug. …

National sports
FANTASY PLAYS: Taking stock of hurt tight ends, others in W3

Week 2 was tough on tight ends in fantasy football as five big names suffered injuries — none bigger than Greg Olsen of the Panthers breaking his right foot.Olsen is expected to miss about six to eight weeks after having surgery on Monday. Rob …

Tiger Woods' event out of Congressional, looking for sponsor

Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris' 61 homers

Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1 win over Twins

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Tee to Green: Puleri has round to remember at Berkshire Hills Country Club

Jeff Puleri, fresh off capturing the Berkshire Hills Country Club's men's club championship, had a round last Sunday — and especially a start — that the rest of us can only dream of.The long-hitting Puleri opened with a stunning …

Tee to Green: Andy Congdon claims 25th men's club championship at Wyantenuck Country Club

Andy Congdon's dominance of the men's club championship at Wyantenuck Country Club had been interrupted by E.J. Trundle over the last three years, but the 63-year-old finally captured his 25th club title at the Great Barrington club on …

Tee to Green: Puleri captures first men's club championship at Berkshire Hills Country Club

August and early September in Berkshire County means club championship time, and as we reach Labor Day many titles have been decided.We'll start this week's roundup of champions at Berkshire Hills Country Club, where club president Jeff Puleri …

Tee to Green: Matt Scarafoni continues family legacy at Country Club of Pittsfield

It's now 21 men's club championships in 31 years for the Country Club of Pittsfield's Scarafoni family.Matt Scarafoni captured his 14th title last weekend, cruising to a 25-shot victory over defending champion Tom Mooney with a 54-hole total of …

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, Sept. 4

Pittsfield Hoops Club announces scholarship recipientsThe Pittsfield Hoops Club announced seven scholarships for its Class of 2017 Scholarship Awards. Since 1998, the Pittsfield Hoops Club has contributed over $80,000 to local student-athletes …

Berkshire County sports notes, Aug. 27

Berkshire County sports notes, Aug. 25

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