Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Santos was the voice for a generation of Patriots fans

Things I think about while the coffee is brewing and the bagels are toasting — light brown, but toasting.If you are a sports fan, radio and television broadcasters are more than that. Over …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette visits Fenway Park

BOSTON — It is an old saying in baseball that a Major League Baseball team cannot win a division title in April, but it is possible to lose one.That is the situation Dalton's Dan Duquette finds …

Designated Hiter | Howard Herman: April is time for fools and baseball

Welcome to baseball season.Now that the calendar has turned to April, we can really begin to pay attention to the National Pastime. My baseball scorebooks are bound and ready to be used.Sure that …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Experienced players critical for teams during NCAA Tournament runs

BOSTON — One and done. If you are a college basketball fan, that's a major topic of conversation. If you're not, I'm referring to the phenomenon of men's basketball players coming out of high …

Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: No St. Patrick's Day luck for Taconic in MIAA Division II championship loss

SPRINGFIELD — There would be no comeback. There would be no UMBC-over-Virginia moment for the Taconic boys basketball team on this Saturday afternoon at the MassMutual Center. The Western …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Some suggestions on how to avoid bear problems

According to Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden, as of March 1 the Western District has had three reports of bears attacking livestock. In two cases bears …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Charles Liston honored; and a new chair for Zack Porio

The Lenox Land Trust recently informed Charles Liston of Lenox Dale that they have designated him Emeritus Director status in recognition of his many contributions to land preservation in Lenox and …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Waters: Questions arise over handling of Pittsfield Lakes

Recently, I have been receiving correspondences from sportsmen questioning why the water level on Pontoosuc Lake is so low that they are unable to launch their boats in the open water near the outlet …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Spring trout stocking has started

Last Wednesday, MassWildlife began its spring trout stocking program here in the Western District, by stocking Richmond Pond in Richmond. Some 700 rainbow trout averaging 14-plus inches were …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Local anglers receive gold pins

Each year, MassWildlife recognizes anglers who catch exceptional freshwater fish in waters open to the public. If you submit the largest or longest fish in an eligible species category, you will get …

Richard Lord | Tee to Green

Sean Stanton looks back on a decade with the Great Barrington Select Board

GREAT BARRINGTON — After 10 years serving on the Select Board, outgoing Chairman Sean Stanton says the biggest challenge facing Great Barrington is how public schools are funded.Stanton …

At public hearing, Ipswich Pharmaceuticals makes fourth pitch for pot facility in Becket - to familiar concerns

BECKET — Despite a significant portion of residents voting to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, and a moratorium on establishments and a public consumption ban failing, some Becket …

Athlete Spotlight: Hoosac Valley's Nick Waterman

Hoosac Valley three-sport athlete Nick Waterman has had quite the week as a member of the Hurricanes lacrosse team. He's combined for 14 goals and fives assists during wins over Springfield Central, …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: With ski season over, now is the time to take care of your rides

I played nine holes at Egremont Country Club the other day. It was a last-minute thing when a buddy told me they had opening day. So I grabbed my clubs out of storage and opened my trunk to toss them …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Mount Greylock duo excel in uncommon race

Hakuna matata. What a wonderful phrase.Apologies for the rest of your Sunday spent humming that Disney tune, but to get across the idea of this shreddy lifestyle, there may be no better quote than …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Fresh snow gives us another chance to shred local mountains

When Toto's TomTom got mixed up and they were suddenly blessing the snows up in Berkshire County, the shredfather calls for one thing, and one thing only.Back-to-backs and a ton of local powder …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: A look at the badass and unpredictable Thunderbolt Ski Race

The Winter Olympics are peak time for badasses doing bad-ass things.Whether its Kyle Mack throwing down a 1440 Bloody Dracula off the snowboard Big Air Friday night, Jessie Diggins finding the ends …

Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Where's the apres action at in Berkshire County

Our compatriots over at the Boston Globe published a story back in December titled All about the apres (ski). It was a largely sponsored post for some of the bigger mountain resorts up north and what …

Athlete Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight: McCann Tech's Robert Matte III

On a rainy and cold Sunday afternoon, McCann Tech senior and baseball pitcher Robert Matte III took some time to come to The Berkshire Eagle building to talk about the start of the season, and life …

Athlete Spotlight: Wahconah softball's Abby Wells

Wahconah softball pitcher Abby Wells has helped the Warriors get off to a 2-0 start. The sophomore pitched a complete game shutout last Monday against Pioneer and added a three-run home run at the …

Athlete Spotlight: Mount Greylock's Sam Dils

As he transitions into his third varsity sport at Mount Greylock this spring, Mounties senior Sam Dils dropped by the Berkshire Eagle offices as this week's Athlete Spotlight.Dils was a superstar on …

Athlete Spotlight: Taconic's Quentin Gittens

Taconic guard Quentin Gittens helped lead the Braves to their first Western Massachusetts title in 41 years. The Braves advanced all the way to the Division II state final before falling to …

Athlete Spotlight: Pittsfield's Michael Mansfield

The high school skiing season is over, but Pittsfield's Michael Mansfield is still a busy man. After finishing seventh in the Giant Slalom race at the MIAA state championships at his home mountain of …

Sean Stanton looks back on a decade with the Great Barrington Select Board

GREAT BARRINGTON — After 10 years serving on the Select Board, outgoing Chairman Sean Stanton says the biggest challenge facing Great Barrington is how public schools are funded.Stanton …

At public hearing, Ipswich Pharmaceuticals makes fourth pitch for pot facility in Becket - to familiar concerns

BECKET — Despite a significant portion of residents voting to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, and a moratorium on establishments and a public consumption ban failing, some Becket …

Athlete Spotlight: Hoosac Valley's Nick Waterman

Hoosac Valley three-sport athlete Nick Waterman has had quite the week as a member of the Hurricanes lacrosse team. He's combined for 14 goals and fives assists during wins over Springfield Central, …

Ruth Bass: The Fenway mystique has extra magic this season - so far

RICHMOND — A new Red Sox season often starts with a sigh. The players' equipment buses arrive in Boston, everyone is on the annual spring high, and then, they lose a bunch of April games. It's …

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Some suggestions on how to avoid bear problems

According to Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden, as of March 1 the Western District has had three reports of bears attacking livestock. In two cases bears …

Community News
Berkshire County sports notes, April 20

The Kingsbread Pride AAU program had a strong weekend at the Hall of Fame Naismith Open in Springfield.The 11th grade team, coached by E.J. Jones and Sedale Jones, went 4-0 through the tournament en …

Area Notes: Spring Youth Tennis programs at Lee CTA

Berkshire County sports notes, April 16

Berkshire County sports notes, April 3

Berkshire County sports notes: Hoosac Valley's Adam Bush honored by MIAA

Berkshire County sports notes, Feb. 27

National sports
Fisticuffs at Fenway: Yankees win brawl-fueled game

BOSTON — Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended …

Facebook comes under FTC scrutiny as stock slides

Villanova gets by West Virginia into Elite Eight in Boston, 90-78

Kendall Coyne, Kacey Bellamy help Team USA to Olympic gold over Canada

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