Howard Herman | Designated Hitter
Designated Hitter: Benintendi's approach stays consistent, from minors through majors

Things to ponder on a Sunday morning, while waiting for the coffee to brew and the bagel to be toasted.While at the office Friday night, we had the Red Sox-Yankees game on TV. I saw Andrew Benintendi rob Didi Gregorious of extra bases in the fourth …

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

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

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

Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods & Water
Berkshire Woods and Waters: New brochure sheds light on types of sunfish in the state

Think you know all of the freshwater fishes in Massachusetts? Don't answer that until you read the new MassWildlife brochure entitled "Freshwater Fishes of Massachusetts." I don't know about you, but I thought the only sunfish in Massachusetts were …

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 …

National sports
Nebraska student managers keep Big Red operation running

LINCOLN, Neb. — They spend hours a day with the Nebraska football team. They're given free apparel and have access to tickets. They're on the sidelines for games.They must have the best jobs in the world, friends and family tell the …

Florida State QB Francois ready to be leader of offense

Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches

Free-scoring Man United already looks team to beat in EPL

Richard Lord | Tee to Green
Tee to Green: Peter Egazarian tabbed to take over as MCLA golf coach

Recently-hired MCLA golf coach Peter Egazarian knows he is taking over a program that hasn't had much success in recent years, but the Class A PGA professional is optimistic that better days are ahead for the Trailblazers."I think this is a great …

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 …

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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