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The Lanesborough Tigers went undefeated in Berkshire County this fall on their way to a berth in the world championships in Ohio.

Lanesborough Youth Football Team Thanks Community

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The Lanesborough Tigers visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum in Canton, Ohio.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — It is the season of giving, and the players and families of the Lanesborough Senior Tigers football team are feeling grateful.
 
Last week, the members of the youth football team gave it their all at the World Football Championships in Canton, Ohio.
 
The trip included, among other things, a chance for the team to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum, host of the tournament.
 
The 2019 Berkshire County Champions and Northeast Regional Champions were helped in their trip by hundreds of donors — named and anonymous — who contributed to the team either directly or through its Gofundme page.
 
This week, the "Lanesborough Senior Tigers Family" sent a letter of thanks to all those who lent a hand:
 
"The Lanesborough Senior Tigers football family (players, coaches & parents) would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the local businesses, foundations, town associations, and individuals who so generously donated and supported our football team’s amazing journeys to both the Regional Tournament in Sparta, N.J., and the World Youth Football Championship Tournament in Canton, Ohio this fall.
 
"The generosity and support we received from the community during this holiday season was overwhelming. The team had an amazing experience and created life-long memories, including the chance to play some incredibly talented teams and the opportunity to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 
"The Tigers played hard and represented Berkshire County as best we could, but without your community support, we wouldn’t have had these opportunities.  So again, thank you and best wishes from the Tiger Football Family. Happy Holidays to all!"
 
Top photo: Front Row, from left: Jake Newberry, Johnathan Mejias, Eddy Ferris, Madysen Pelkey, Owen Taylor. Second row: Coach Dale Newberry, Eli Shaw, Desmond Cobb, Jeffrey Johnson, Isaiah Shaw, James Daoust. Third row: Coach Jeff Johnson, Aiden Macpherson, Elias Robinson, Nick Bellora, Alex McDermott, Coach Marc Bellora, Coach Christian Daoust. Back row: Head coach Jason Pause, Damon Pause, Mitch Waynick, Dominic Carnevale, Jackson Powell, Judge Martin, Kaden Bouchard, Coach Jabari Powell, Coach Justin Carnevale. Not pictured, Liam Berryman.

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Lanesborough's King Elmer Treated for Broken Limbs

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

The break can be seen in the center, where a hole in the trunk allowed a family of raccoons to take up residence last year. 
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — King Elmer lost part of his crown this week.
 
Once the tallest elm in Massachusetts, the more than 250-year-old tree is now missing at least 10 foot section from his topmost branches from a combination of a weak trunk and winds from Tropical Storm Isaias that blew through the region Tuesday.
 
"It is 107 feet and I think that was part of the highest section," said James Neureuther, chairman of the Lanesborough Tree and Forest Committee. "It's probably a little shorter than it was now. It'd be hard to know but we may have lost 10 feet."
 
That, he noted, was like losing a whole tree.
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