Ardrey or Adopo; Who You Got?

The Berkshire County schedule makers have made us wait this long, which is both a good and bad thing.

On the bright side, waiting so long to see Pittsfield and Taconic’s boys’ basketball squads square off has allowed us to view both teams in a relative vacuum. We’ve been able to dissect individual players, coaches, situations and rotations. The bottom line is, we know that both teams are very talented, well-coached and hard working.

Shepard on Steinman, Pittsfield High Scoring Record

PITTSFIELD — By the time you’re reading this, the chances are very good that Peyton Steinman has become the all-time leading scorer in Pittsfield High School Girls Basketball history.

She entered Thursday night’s contest against Taconic with 1,489 points, just nine shy of Courtney Shepard’s 1,498 mark. The last time Steinman was held to single-digits was in a 20-point playoff win over North Middlesex her sophomore year, so it’s safe to say the Generals jersey No. 1 is now No. 1 in the PHS record books as well.

It Takes a Unique Personality to Be a Lacrosse Goalie

Well, that’s not entirely true. The one thing that appears more painful than Cross-Country Skiing is being a lacrosse goalie.

Pittsfield High senior Nikolai Pixley happens to cover both those bases during his athletic career as a General.

In the winter, Pixley straps on his skis and competes in Nordic Skiing. In the spring, he throws on a mask and gloves, grabs a large-netted stick and tries to stop guys from firing rock-hard lacrosse balls into Pittsfield High’s net.