PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires’ fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball team finished a remarkable season by winning the Ed Szlats Memorial Tournament this weekend in Chicopee.
The team went for 3-0 in pool play in the B division before knocking off St. Stan’s 39-11 to win the title.
The team competed in eight tournaments this year, winning five and finishing runner up in the other three. It finished its season with a record of 33-4 displaying outstanding talent, teamwork, toughness, and sportsmanship along the way.
The team includes: Gionnah Levardi, Kyana Summers, Alivia Mauer, Harolyn Castillo, Dezerea Powell, Maddy Stetz, Caroline Sherman, Maddy Chaffee, Jaelynn Walker, Jasmine Small, A.J. Pelkey and Sam Ullrich.
The team is coached by Kristy Conyers and Bryant Mauer.
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Pittsfield 12-Year-Olds Earn Walkoff Win in Little League Sectional
By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Dave Wildgoose ripped a single up the middle in the bottom of the sixth to score Joey Roccabruna Friday and give the Pittsfield Little League American Division All-Stars a 5-4, come-from-behind win over Agawam in the 12-year-old sectional tournament.
Cam Harrington and Mitch Hall each singled in the seventh-inning rally, which started with the visitors clinging to a 4-3 lead at Deming Park.
"I just tell them to stay confident," Pittsfield manager Matt Stracuzzi said. "We're a confident team, and I just keep preaching to those guys: Just be confident. Don't get down on yourselves.
"Just because we're down a run or two, it doesn't mean this game is over."
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