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PGA Junior Golf Series Comes to Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Junior golfers from throughout the Northeast will be at Taconic Golf Club this week to compete for a berth in the 39th Junior PGA Championship.
Taconic is one of eight sites nationwide in the PGA Junior series. The local tournament -- the sixth of the series -- will be played July 8-10.
The boy who wins in the 15-18 division and the girls overall winner this week will earn an exemption into the national championship, scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 1 at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas.
This week's 80-player field includes golfers from 11 states and four countries. The boys 15-18 division includes Williamstown's Kyle Alvarez and Matthew Wiseman. 
The nearest location to Williamstown for the series this year was State College, Pa., where the event was held June 24-26. That event drew competitors from Florida, Texas, Canada and China.
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North Adams, Pittsfield Compete in State Babe Ruth Tourneys

The Babe Ruth Baseball 15-year-old state tournament gets under way on Tuesday with pool play at five locations across the commonwealth.
North Adams will hit the road to face Worcester County's Holden at the Holden Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday before coming home to face Joe Schwartz at Alcombright Field on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
North Adams wraps up play in Pool C of the tournament on Saturday at Worcester's West Side at noon.
In Pool A, Pittsfield opens its tournament play on Tuesday at Worcester's East Side. Pittsfield is then home for two games: Thursday against South Side at 5 and Saturday against Northbridge at 2 p.m. at Deming Park.
The top two teams from each pool will advance to a single-elimination tournament.
In the 14-year-old Babe Ruth division, the state semifinals are set for Saturday in Worcester's North End. Pittsfield is scheduled to play at 5 p.m. against an opponent to be determined. Westfield faces Worcester's East Side at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The 13-year-old Western Mass Babe Ruth tournament will be contested Thursday-through-Sunday with four teams in a double-elimination format. Pittsfield opens play at 5 p.m. against Holden. All games will be played at Westfield's Bullens Field.
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Swistak RBI Keys Adams Little League Win

ADAMS, Mass. -- Zach Swistak broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth to lead the Adams 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars to a 7-5 win over North Adams on Monday evening in the District 1 tournament.
Matt Jette and Spencer Valois combined for the win on the mound for Adams, which survived its first game in the consolation bracket of the double-elimination tournament and advanced to face Dalton on Wednesday evening.
Colby Rougeau had two hits for Adams.
Jarred Blondin had a two-run double for North Adams, which was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.
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Carrier Carries Dagnoli to Giorgi League Win

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Dagnoli to a 74-60 win over Bloom Property Management on Sunday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
Keiland Cross also scored 19 to go along with eight boards and two blocks for the winners.
Nick Bourdon scored 20 points, and Tyler Benoit scored 13 for Bloom.
Moonlight Diner defeated Central Radio, 68-61, behind 21 points and 10 rebounds by Geoff Kondel and 16 points from Jamual Warren and Brendon Kordana.
Central Radio's Travis Severs tied for game-high honors with 21 points, and Chad Pulver scored 19.
In Sunday's final game, Ty Rochester scored 27 points to lead Moresi & Associates to a 58-44 win over Mingo's/Greylock Bowl & Golf. Trevor Alibozek scored 11 points in the win.
For Mingo's, Kollin Allard scored 15, and Bob Malloy added 11.
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Little League District Play Under Way

ADAMS, Mass. -- Pittsifeld South won once in dramatic fashion and once in a runaway as the District 1 11-12-year-old Little League baseball tournament got under way.
On Saturday, South scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge North Adams, 4-3. On Sunday afternoon, South beat Pittsfield-West, 10-0. See photos here.
The double-elimination tournament continues on Monday evening when North Adams faces Adams at 5:30.
Adams picked up its first loss against Pittsfield-West on Saturday. Dalton beat Pittsfield-North in Saturday's other game.
On Sunday, Great Barrington handed Dalton its first loss.
The tournament features games every night this week with the district championship to be decided on Saturday or Sunday.
More photos here
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