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Girls Tied at PGA Junior Series Event in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Things have tightened up a little bit after Day 2 at the PGA Junior Series event at Taconic Golf Club.
 
In the girls division, Lois Kaye Go, a resident of South Orange, N.J., carded a 2-over round of 73 to pull into a first-place tie with Texas' Maya Walton at 9-over with one round left in the three-day event.
 
Virginian Alex Wright is just one stroke off the lead at 10-over after a plus-5 on Wednesday.
 
Walton, who was just 2-over after Day 1, struggled on the front nine with six bogeys.
 
Kaye Go, who already has a berth in the Junior PGA National Championship by virtue of winning the NJPGA Junior PGA Championship Qualifier last month, was steady on Wednesday, bogeying four holes and getting a birdie on the par-4 eighth.
 
Winners of the girls division and the boys 15-18 year divisions this week at Taconic will earn an exemption into the national championship, scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1 in Bryan/College Station, Texas.
 
In that boys 15-18 group on Wednesday, Austin, Texas, rising high school sophomore Daniel Martinez remains in the lead but came back the pack a little bit.
 
Martinez carded a 6-over 77 on Wednesday and stands at plus-4 with 18 holes to play.
 
Lake Placid, N.Y.'s, Arthur Griffin, who graduated high school this spring, is second at 9-over after a 3-over day on Wednesday. Belmont, Mass., sophomore Michael Pergamo is third at 10-over, six strokes off the lead, after a second straight 5-over outing.
 
Williamstown's Matthew Wiseman and Kyle Alvarez are in 47th and 52nd place, respectively.
 
Delmar, N.Y.'s, Austin Fox continues to lead the boys 12-14 age division. His six-over second round puts him at 10-over for the tournament and gives him a seven-stroke lead over second place Phin Choukas of Hanover, N.H.
 
The tournament concludes on Thursday. The girls threesome of Walton, Kaye Go and Wright tees off at 8:27 on the first hole. Martinez, Griffin and Pergamo head out at 9:48 off the first tee.
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Pittsfield 14s to Face West Side at States

The field has been set for the Babe Ruth baseball 14-year-old state tournament to be contested this weekend at Worcester's Aaron Krock Field.
 
The Pittsfield 14-year-old All-Stars will face Worcester's West Side in the second half of a Saturday semi-final double-header. The action gets under way at 2 p.m. when Worcester's East Side faces Westfield at 2 p.m.
 
The winners will play for the state Babe Ruth 14-year-old championship at 2 on Sunday, July 13.
 
In the 15-year-old division, North Adams and Pittsfield are alive in pool play that continues through Monday, July 14.
 
Pittsfield is 1-0 in Pool A heading into Thursday's 5 p.m. home game against South Side at Deming Field. Pittsfield opened the tournament on Tuesday with an 18-1 thrashing of East Side. South Side had a convincing win of its own, 11-0, over Northbridge, in its Pool A opener.
 
In Pool C, North Adams opened with a 3-0 loss to Holden on Tuesday but comes home on Thursday to host Joe Schwartz at 6:30 p.m. at Alcombright Field.
 
The top two finishers in each of three four-team pools will advance to single-elimination play.
 
The 13-year-old tournament will be played at Westfield's Bullens Field starting on Thursday evening with four teams in a double-elimination format that runs through Sunday.
 
Pittsfield will take on Holden at 5 p.m. Thursday in the tournament's first game. North End and Westfield will square off in the second half of a double-header to get things started. Everyone will be back on Friday for losers' and winners' bracket games that get under way at 5 and 8 p.m., respectively.
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Texans Lead at Taconic

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Austin, Texas, high school sophomore Daniel Martinez carded a 2-under round of 69 on Tuesday to take the lead at the PGA Junior series event at Taconic Golf Club.
 
Martinez recorded five birdies -- on the par-5 first and 10th holes and on the par-4 second, 13th and 15th -- on his way to a five-stroke lead after the first day of the three-day event.
 
The winner of the 15-18 age group this week will earn an exemption to the Junior PGA Championship.
 
Christopher Gay of Bronxville, N.Y., is second going into Wednesday's action at 3-over.
 
In third is rising senior Christopher Thompson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., who is tied with Illinois' Samuel Reategui at 4-over.
 
The top Bay State competitor going into the second round is Belmont's Michael Pergamo, who is tied for fifth at 5-over, seven strokes behind Martinez.
 
A pair of Williamstown residents in the field, Matthew Wiseman and Kyle Alvarez, are 46th and 51st, respectively.
 
In the girls competition, another Austin, Texas, resident, Maya Walton, leads the way at 2-over 73. Virginia's Alex Wright is second at 5-over.
 
Two girls from New York's Capital District are fourth and sixth: Loudonville's Jenny Buchanan at 9-over and Madison Braman at 12-over.
 
The top girl this week at Taconic also will earn a berth in the national tournament.
 
No Austin residents in the boys 12-14 division, but a New Yorker named Austin Fox leads after the first round with a 4-over 75. The Delmar resident is being chased by a pair of golfers tied at 10-over: Binghamton, N.Y.'s, Thomas Davis and Manlius, N.Y.'s, Kyle Gilroy.
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McLauglin, Kegresse Lead Tony's Electric to Win

NORTH ADAMS -- Courtney McLaughlin hit a late lay-in to stem a comeback bid and lead Tony's Electric/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 51-44 win over Mount Anthony Union High School in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Tuesday night.
 
McLaughlin scored 13 points with six boards for Tony's, which got a game-high 17 from Courtney Kegresse.
 
Mount Anthony rallied back from a double-digit deficit to get within five points with less than a minute to go before McLaughlin scored in the post to provide the final margin.
 
Taylor Paquin scored 10 for the Patriots, who got nine points, five boards and two blocks from Carly Rogers.
 
In the opener of Tuesday's double-header in the Women's Division, Alia Curry scored 18 points, and Megan Vaughn had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Williamstown Physical Therapy to a 60-40 win over Teddy's Pizza.
 
Holly Steinman had a double-double for Teddy's with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Meredith Sullivan scored nine points.
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Pomales Leads Berkshires Finest to Giorgi League Win

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Eddie Pomales scored 22 points scored 22 points to lead Berkshires Finest to a 78-43 win over BFAIR/North Adams Law in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League Open Division on Monday evening.
 
Joe Wiggins backed up Pomales with 17 points, and Brandon Cassella added 13.
 
For BFAIR, Brian Dowling scored 11 points, and Brett Denning scored nine to go along with eight rebounds.
 
In High School Division play on Monday night, Mount Anthony of Bennington, Vt., defeated McCann Tech, 64-44.
 
Devin Babson scored 13 points, Ty Champagne had 12, and Matthew Anderson scored 10 for the Patriots.
 
McCann's Shane Fuller scored 12.
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