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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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Ouellette selected as next Elms College field hockey coach

CHICOPEE – Elms College Athletic Director Ellen McEwen recently announced the hiring of Jennifer Ouellette as the new head women’s field hockey coach.Ouellette is taking over the Elms field hockey program after a prestigious playing and coaching career, including stops at Becker College and ...
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Wakefield’s first collegiate goal lifts BU over Boston College

BOSTON – Thanks to a pair of second-half strikes, including freshman and East Longmeadow native Christina Wakefield’s first collegiate goal, the Boston University (BU) women’s soccer team erased a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeated No. 19 Boston College (BC), 2-1, on Aug. 24 at Nickerson Field.<b...
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WNE announces ticket presale events for Springfield game

SPRINGFIELD – Western New England University (WNE) athletics officials have announced pre-sale ticket events for the Golden Bear football team’s 2014 season opener at Springfield College in two weeks. Western New England and Springfield will meet for just the second time on Sept. 5, at the P...
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O'Brien becomes Williston hall of famer

Wilbraham resident Frank O'Brien was inducted last month into the Williston Northampton School Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 as a member of the 1979 Williston Northampton soccer team. This team won the 1979 Stewart Cup, which represents the New England Championship for prep school soccer. O'B...
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Longmeadow's Dowd primed for success in new fall tennis season at St. Michael's College

Chris Maza

COLCHESTER, Vt. – It’s a season of change for the St. Michael’s College women’s tennis team and Longmeadow native Kayla Dowd is excit...
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Longmeadow's Schmidt hired to coach Middlebury College diving team

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Former Westfield State University standout diver Kimberly Schmidt has been named the new diving coach at Middlebury College. She replaces Lisa Gibbs, who stepped down after 16 years of service to the program. Schmidt will serve under the direction of Panther head coach Bob ...
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Wilbraham's Castleman makes IWLCA Honor Roll

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Western New England University (WNE) junior Emily Castleman of Wilbraham was tabbed to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic (IWLCA) Honor Roll for the 2014 campaign. She was one of 363 student-athletes honored across 126 NCAA Division III institutions...
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Ludlow Boys and Girls Club to sponsor cross country program

LUDLOW – The Ludlow Community Center and Randall Boys and Girls Club will sponsor a youth cross country program this fall.The program will be available to both boys and girls with groups divided by gender and age – third to fifth grade and sixth to eighth grade. Practices will take p...
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