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Back row, from left: coaches Len Miller, Amy Pires and Alyssa Sorrentino. Middle row: Savannah Reber, Kelsey Kirchner, Charlie Keator, Kylie Schmidt, Autumn Biernacki and Dayna Ackerman. Kneeling: Claire O’Brien, Chloe Parsenios, Grace Julieano and Jocelyn Fairfield, who also received the MVP award.

Lenox Youth Basketball Team Wins Tournament on Cape

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BOURNE, Mass. — The Lenox fifth- and sixth-grade girls travel basketball team won its age group last weekend at the Busnengo Tournament, sponsored by Bourne Youth Basketball.
 
The Lenox squad won its fourth game of the tournament on Sunday, beating West Warwick, R.I., 22-19, to take the title.
 
West Warwick had advanced to the title game with an upset win over East Greenwich, the top-rated team in Rhode Island, which came into the tournament with 50 straight wins.
 
"The championship game was a real battle," Lenox coach Len Miller said. " Our girls played great defense during tournament and played hard and as a team, team effort to win all the four games.
 
"Really fun way to end season going to Cape, all Lenox travel teams go."
 
The fifth-grade team includes: Dana Ackerman, Autumn Biernacki, Jocelyn Fairfield, Grace Julieano, Charlie Keator, Kelsey Kirchner, Claire O'Brien, Chloe Parsenios, Savannah Reber and Kylie Schmidt.

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Mass Audubon Schedules Vacation Week programs

LENOX, Mass. - Mass Audubon has scheduled programs for both February school vacation - Winter Adventure Vacation Week - and April school vacation - Spring Explorers Vacation Week.

Winter Adventure Vacation Week will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21, at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, in Lenox. Instructors will be Max Galdos-Shapiro, the Berkshire Sanctuaries education coordinator, and naturalist Zach Adams. Suitable for children ages 7 to 12, the week will help children learn about wildlife that stays active in the cold and snow, and the adaptations that enable them to survive. Depending on the conditions, kids will build snow shelters and snowshoe or hike to "secret" parts of the sanctuary. Children should dress for the weather, with warm outerwear and waterproof boots required, and bring a lunch and two snacks each day.

Spring Explorers Vacation Week will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, also at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and with the same instructors. Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Children should dress for the weather; mud boots are a must. Bring a lunch and two snacks each day.

Families can sign up for one, two, three, four or all five days in each session; registration fee is $240 member or $320 non-member per week or $50 member or $65 non-member per day. Register online or call for daily registration at 413-637-0320. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

 

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