Spring sports preview capsules
Berkshire County tennis preview capsules, 2017

BoysLeeCoach: John PerryLast year: 8-8, lost in Western Massachusetts Division III quarterfinalsKey Returnees: Ibz Zia, sophomore; Michael Comalli, junior; Chris Petrescu, eighth gradeOutlook: Lee returns its top two singles players from last year's …

Berkshire County girls lacrosse preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire County LeagueHoosac ValleyCoach: Molly Meczywor (fifth year)Last year: 6-8Key returnees: Alie Mendel, So.; Claudia Bresett, So.; Aubrey Rumbolt, Sr.; Skylar Case, Jr.Outlook: Coming off a two-win season in 2015, the Hurricanes responded …

Berkshire County high school softball preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire NorthDruryCoach: Morgan Shafer (First year)Last year: 7-11Key returnees: Maya Howland, senior; Anna Dix, sophomore; Kasey Sondrini, seniorOutlook: Former Hoosac Valley coach Morgan Shafer is hoping a new approach will help her young …

Berkshire County high school boys lacrosse preview capsules, 2017

Berkshire County LeagueHoosac ValleyCoach: John Alibozek (Third year)Last year: 9-8, lost in Central/West D-III tournament first roundKey returnees: Austin Mendel, Sr.; Nick Waterman, Jr.; Cam Alibozek, Sr.; Tyler Jayko, Sr.Outlook: After making the …

Berkshire County high school baseball preview capsules, 2017

Once the weather breaks, the high school baseball season can get rolling.In addition to the local schedule, some teams are involved with major out-of-town tournaments.Pittsfield and Taconic will head to Cape Cod for the Cape Cod Challenge and the …

Community sports
Berkshire County sports notes, April 30

Athletic assignors neededBerkshire County athletic directors are accepting applications for the following athletic assignors: boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football for the fall of 2017. Applicants interested in any assignor vacancies shall …

Berkshire County bowling scores, April 30

Berkshire County bowling scores, April 9

National sports
Kepler, Mejia help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1

BOSTON — Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday …

Shattenkirk leads lean crop of top NHL free agents

Fowler is top draw at Quicken Loans event in Woods' absence

Montero says Cubs releasing him after he blasted Arrieta

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: Bruiser Flint excited to be back in coaching ranks

So, how easy was it to adjust to a new home for one of the newest Division I college basketball assistant coaches in America?"Listen, I was here for a week and they were talking about a tornado watch," Bruiser Flint said with his trademark chuckle. …

Designated Hitter: Braves didn't change routine for biggest game

Designated Hitter: The curious case of Berkshire County baseball and Western Mass. seedings

Designated Hitter: College football in New England

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water
Berkshire Woods and Waters: Help bats by reporting colonies

If you see a colony of bats, MassWildlife asks that you let them know. They are studying bat colonies to see how many have survived after the onset of white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease affecting hibernating bats. They believe that monitoring …

Berkshire Woods and Waters: Record turnout for Jimmy Fund Derby

Berkshire Woods and Waters: School vacation evokes fond, sometimes scary memories

Berkshire Woods and Waters: New book published on fishing the Cape Cod Canal

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Tee to Green: Lee's Fraser enjoying a successful start to summer golf season

Lee High School's Thomas Fraser showed some of top junior golfers in eastern Massachusetts that there is some up-and-coming talent in the Berkshires this week with a pair of impressive tournament performances.The 17-year-old shot a 3-over par 73 to …

Tee to Green: Dahrouge, Ortega win Country Club of Pittsfield Men's Invitational

Jeff Puleri, who teamed with Randy Driscoll to win last year's Country Club of Pittsfield Men's Invitational, said prior to last weekend's 2017 event that he believed the field was stronger than in 2016 and pointed to the team of John Dahrouge and …

Tee to Green: Bob Linn qualifies for Massachusetts Amateur Championship

Berkshire Hills Country Club amateur standout Bob Linn's desire to experience as many of New England's top golf courses as possible has resulted in his earning a berth in this year's Massachusetts Amateur Championship in July at Charles River …

Tee To Green: Driscoll, Puleri to defend title at CC of Pittsfield's Men's Invitational

Berkshire Hills Country Club member Randy Driscoll will find himself in a different role than in previous years when he tees it up on Friday along with teammate Jeff Puleri in the Country Club of Pittsfield's Men's Invitational.After losing in the …

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