C-A drops Indians image, nickname in 6-3 vote

COXSACKIE — The board of education voted by a 6-3 margin Thursday to retire the district’s mascot and team name, the Indians. The decision comes after months of meetings, a public forum, surveys and two conversations with a representative of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, the indigenous peoples who once lived on lands where the school district is now located.
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Newberry Delivers Walkoff Win for Mount Greylock

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Emma Newberry hit a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mount Greylock softball team a 4-3, walkoff win over Smith Academy in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament on Friday. Mia Alpi started the winning rally by drawing...
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Racine, Marchbanks Lead Pittsfield in Playoff Opener

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Chase Racine went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double Friday to lead the Pittsfield baseball team to a 12-3 win over Amherst in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 1 tournament. Patrick Rindfuss was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs...
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Hope off to good start in Schenectady Classic

SCHENECTADY — Long-hitting Lance Hope has suffered his share of heartache in the Schenectady Classic, finishing second twice after a couple of issues with scorecard signing discrepancies. But the self-taught Schenectady Municipal Golf Course regular is always in contention at his favorite event, and this season is no different as...

Vander-Woude's Walkoff Hit Propels Hornets Past Lee

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Chase Vander-Woude hit a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh to score Ozzie Weber and give the McCann Tech baseball team a 2-1 win over Lee on Friday in the opening round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 tournament. It was a 1-1 game...

Potash, Pittsfield Outslug Spartans

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- On a day when offense took center stage, Pittsfield’s Mia Potash had a leading role. Potash went 4-for-4 with two triples and a home run to lead the Generals to an 18-9 win over East Longmeadow in the quarter-finals of the Western Massachusetts Division 1 softball tournament.
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Mount Greylock Girls Win Big in Tourney Debut

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Carolyn Jones scored seven goals Friday to lead the Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team to a 16-2 win over St. Bernard’s in the opening round of the Central/Western Massachusetts Division 2 tournament. Sarah Polumbo scored four times and set up two more goals, and Emma Stevens had...

Pittsfield's McCandless Wins Sectional Javelin Title

WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Pittsfield High senior Meredith McCandless Thursday won the Central/Western Massachusetts Division 1 javelin championship with a throw of 103 feet, 8 inches. McCandless beat the field by 4 feet at Westfield State University as the track and field post-season got underway. McCandless' teammate, Dakota Grosz, placed seventh,...

Claws conclude season

WINDHAM –– The Catskill Claws competed in their last race of the 2021 season at Windham Mountain last week. Claws’ 6th grade boy Sylvan Garrelts, who was the points leader position for the season after the last race, finished in 7th place with a fastest lap time of 11:24 and overall time of 48:16.59 after four laps ahead of Weck Pool from the Dave Jordan Racing Juniors team who had an overall time of 49:48.81. Garrelts finished his season in 4th place overall with 1,997 points ahead of Alex Nuzum from the Pleasantville team who earned 1983 points this season.

H.S. BASEBALL: Bowes named Patroon MVP; Ward is Coach of the Year

HUDSON — Hudson senior Matt Bowes has been named Patroon Conference Most Valuable Player for the 2021 baseball season. Bowes batted .523 this season with 23 hits in 44 at-bats. He had one home run, five doubles and a triple with 16 runs batted in and 17 runs scored. On...

SECTION II SOFTBALL: Panthers down Warriors for Class C title

CHATHAM — The Chatham Panthers defeated the Lake George Warriors 4-1 on Wednesday to win the 2021 Section II Class C Softball Championship. Emily Mesick threw another complete game to close out the season and give the Panthers the home victory. Madeline Gorey took the loss on the mound for Lake George, but holding Chatham to four runs was a massive accomplishment in and of itself.
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Complacency after 3-0 start? Albany Empire insist that won't happen

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Approaching the halfway point of a shortened season, the Albany Empire are the National Arena League's only unbeaten team, putting up more than 69 points per game and beating their opponents by nearly 22. The Empire are a virtual lock to make the NAL playoffs, which incorporate...

Lee Boys Tennis Wraps Up Perfect Regular Season

LEE, Mass. -- The Lee boys tennis team earned five straight-set wins for a 5-0 win over Lenox as the Wildcats finished the regular season with an 8-0 record. No. 1 Chris Petrescu beat Rocco Piretti, 6-4, 6-2. No. 2 Matt Petrescu topped Jack O’Brien, 6-0, 6-2. And No. 3 Cooper Malone downed Michael Piretti, 6-3, 6-3.

Saugerties lacrosse coach honored for his dedication

A former Saugerties Lacrosse coach and Art teacher was remembered with a tribute to his decades-long coaching career on May 27. Bob Slate, who passed away in November 2019, was honored during a festive celebration attended by friends, players, and family members -- an event made possible by the lifting of some COVID-related restrictions . . .