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East Longmeadow Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014

EAST LONGMEADOW – The East Longmeadow High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announces their 2014 Inductees.Inducted as athletes are Peter Alminas (2004), Christopher Calcasola (1999), Arianna Curtis-(1998), Jason Matulewicz (1992), Peter Oulette (1970), Michael Perella (1997), Joseph S...
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Santer lands dream job with Springfield College

Tyler Leahy

SPRINGFIELD – Just three months after graduation, East Longmeadow native Jon Santer found himself employed by his alma mater, Springfield College. On Aug. 19, Santer was named assistant director of sports communications.<...
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Big E to salute Special Olympians

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Big E will wrap up its final day of the Fair on Sept. 28 with a salute to the Special Olympics and to all those who work to make this life-changing organization possible. The event will host various activities at Storrowton Village throughout the day. For more than 40 ...
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Golden Bears retain top spot in New England

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Western New England University (WNE) set another program milestone on Sept. 22 with the announcement that the Golden Bears maintained their No. 1 ranking in New England by the region’s NCAA Division III sports information directors.While Western New England did see its le...
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Daniels continues dandy run

Will Daniels continued his scoring streak by netting two more goals in Western Mass. Pro Soccer’s&nbsp; 5-0 home win versus the AC Crusaders. Daniels broke through in the 14th minute on a ball from Luke Perry, who then scored one of his own in the 18th minute with an assist from Mike Matera....
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Western Mass. Profesional Soccer earns wet win

The Western Mass. Professional Soccer Club secured a 2-0 road victory over the host Rhode Island Oceaneers in the rain on Sept. 13.Western Mass. got an early goal just seven minutes in when Drou Goff’s perfect service allowed Will Daniels to place the ball past the Rhode Island goalkeeper.<b...
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WSU offensive line earns national honor

WESTFIELD – Wilbraham natives Eddie Fallon and Kyle Seidnitzer were part of the Westfield State University (WSU) offensive line that was recognized as the D3football.com national “Team of the Week” for their performance in a season opening 30-22 win over Nichols College on Sept. 5.Fallon and...
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WNE football ranked No. 1 in New England

MIDDLETOWN – On the strength of wins over Springfield College and Westfield State University (WSU), the Western New England University (WNE) football team for the first time ever is ranked No. 1 in New England in the first weekly poll of NCAA Division III sports information directors based in the re...
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Springfield College students serve as athletic trainers for Chinese soccer team

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies alumni Sarah Caragian ’14 and Sara Dalton ’13 were recently invited by the deputy general of the Chinese Olympic Committee to serve as athletic trainers for the Chinese Women’s Soccer Team in China, from Aug. 22 to Se...
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WNE rallies, exacts revenge on Pride in Pynchon SAW game

SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University (WNE) football team stormed back with two touchdowns in the final 5 minutes and 30 seconds to edge city rival and host Springfield College, 38-34, in the inaugural Pynchon SAW Game at Stagg Field on Sept. 5. The Golden Bears and Pride were bot...
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Mercadante carves up Nichols, receives MASCAC weekly honors

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University (WSU) senior running back Michael Mercadante of Wilbraham was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletics Conference football offensive Player of the Week.Mercadante rushed for a career high 196 yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yard touch...
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Western Mass. Pro Soccer earns draw

ELIZABETH, N.J. – Western Mass. Pro Soccer (0-0-2, 2 points) came up with a valuable road point in a 0-0 draw to Ironbound Soul (0-0-1, 1 point) on Sunday at Williams Field.Keeper Warren Gross made a pair of critical saves late to preserve the point. The Lusitanos return to action on Saturda...
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Daggett Booster Club to mark National Gymnastics Day

AGAWAM – On Sept. 20 from noon to 5 p. m., the Team Booster Club at Daggett Gymnastics, 103 Gold St., will host a celebration at the gym in honor of National Gymnastics Day. Bring your would-be gymnasts to Daggett Gymnastics to learn more about the sport and take part in the fun and games pl...
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Springfield native, Minnechaug alumnus Cavallini named Player of the Week for WSU

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University senior striker Dom Cavallini, a Springfield native and graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s inaugural player of the week for the 2014 season.Cavallini enjoyed a career day o...
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Zilch to call 2014-15 Springfield Falcons games

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons announced on Sept. 2 that Andy Zilch will join the organization as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster and manager of broadcasting.Zilch comes to the Falcons after spending two seasons with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL. While being the voice ...
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Springfield Astros win championship to cap undefeated season

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Astros won the Western Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Congress Mickey Mantle State Championship and the John L. Sullivan League, going 28-0 during the regular season and playoffs.The team is made of players from Cathedral High School, Springfield Central High Sc...
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Santer joins Pride’s sports communications team

SPRINGFIELD – Jon Santer was recently named the Springfield College assistant director of sports communications. Santer will help facilitate all aspects of media and sports communications relating to the 26 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams at the college. Santer joins t...
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