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Promise fulfilled helps Longmeadow Little League to state finals

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

LONGMEADOW – So many times in life, moments slip away and we don’t pay them any mind. We get busy, preoccupied, or just plain tired and we skip out on that lunch with a friend, choose against that walk through the park or don’t make it down to the ball field.In those instances, so of...
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Martinelli returns to western Massachusetts, joins UMass soccer team

AMHERST – East Longmeadow native Nick Martinelli’s goal of playing soccer at the Division I level has been reached.Martinelli, a 2013 graduate of  Wilbraham & Monson Academy who was named All-State in 2012 and played last year at Skidmore College, will suit up for the University of ...
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Mutiny ends season on a high note with 5-1 win over Aztec F.C.

EAST LONGMEADOW – The New England Mutiny brushed off the disappointment of their last two road defeats and came out with a dominating performance in their 2014 home finale against long-time division rival Aztec F.C. at East Longmeadow High School. University of Connecticut forward Julie Hubb...
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Falcons announce home opener

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons announced they will play their 2014-15 Home Opener on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. The opponent will be determined at a later date.The American Hockey League will release the complete 2014-15 schedule and opponents later this summer.<b...
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Crinella right at home with Valley Blue Sox

HOLYOKE – While many college baseball players throughout the country pack their bags in preparation to play in the best summer leagues around the country, for Pioneer Valley native and Blue Sox infielder Frank Crinella, Mackenzie Stadium is just around the corner from his hometown of East Longmeadow...
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Mutiny allows five goals in consecutive games for first time in club history

NORTH ANDOVER – The New England Mutiny (3-4-2 WPSL New England) allowed five goals for the second straight match en route to a 5-1 loss to Boston Breakers Academy (5-1-2 WPSL New England) at North Andover High School. This is the first time in the team’s 15-year history that the defense has ...
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Wolverines claw to the top

SPRINGFIELD – The Western Mass Wolverines AAU basketball team won the championship at the Father’s Day Classic at American International College. The Wolverines went 4-0 beating two Springfield Trailblazer teams as well as the South County Selects and the Pittsfield Heat. The Wolveri...
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Goloubef re-signed two-way contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced on July 7. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed. Goloubef, 24, collected two pen...
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PVJSL boys under 14 team wins title

EAST LONGMEADOW – The&nbsp; East Longmeadow Pioneer Valley Junior Soccer League boys 14 and under team won the Division II championship over Agawam 2-1 in overtime. The Spartans also won the regular season title with a 10-2-2 record....
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U-12 girls win championship

EAST LONGMEADOW – The East Longmeadow Pioneer Valley Junior Soccer League under 12 girls won the title with a 1-0 victory in Wilbraham on June 22. ...
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Mutiny’s scoring struggles now a distant memory

EAST LONGMEADOW – The New England Mutiny (3-2-2 WPSL New England) scored early and often against the New Hampshire Phantoms (2-5-0 WPSL New England) at East Longmeadow High School, cruising to a 7-0 win over their division adversary on June 29. It was just the result the Mutiny needed as they now he...
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Elia brilliant, but bats go silent as Blue Sox drop another

SANFORD, Maine – The Valley Blue Sox wasted a brilliant performance by Anthony Elia as the Sanford Mainers walked off 1-0 in an NECBL North Division contest at Goodall Park in Sanford on June 30.The Blue Sox end the month of June at 6-12, having lost 10 of their last 11.Elia was nigh...
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Pioneers’ winning streak snapped

LUDLOW – The only drawback from a huge crowd and a beautiful summer night was seeing the Pioneers lose their first game of the season by a score of 3-1. Their seven-game undefeated stretch came at the hands of their cross state rivals, the Real Boston Rams. The Pioneers dominated som...
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AHL raises more than $3.6 million for charity

SPRINGFIELD – The American Hockey League (AHL) announced that more than $3.6 million was raised over the course of the 2013-14 season by the AHL and its 30 member clubs for donation to various charitable causes and relief funds across North America. Among the many recipients of the AHL’s cha...
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Poole wins Connecticut State Gymnastics Championships

EAST LONGMEADOW&nbsp; – East Longmeadow resident Sarah Poole recently won the Connecticut State Gymnastics Championships, held in Dayville, Connecticut, for the fourth year in a row. Poole, an 11-year-old fifth grader at St. Mary’s Academy in Longmeadow, earned the highest all-around score o...
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Needham resigns from AIC coaching position

SPRINGFIELD – American International College (AIC) Executive Vice President for Athletics Richard Bedard has announced that Chrissy Needham is resigning as the college’s head field hockey coach. A national search to find her successor will begin immediately.Needham has accepted the head coac...
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Mutiny gain road victory over Maine Mariners

PORTLAND, Maine – The New England Mutiny (2-2-2 WPSL New England) bettered their scoring output from their four previous matches in a vital 6-2 road victory over the Maine Mariners (0-6-0 WPSL New England) at Memorial Field. The Mutiny offense was led by forwards Rachel Ugolik (two goals, on...
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Blue Sox snap six-game losing streak against Gulls

HOLYOKE – Centerfielder Mendez Elder came up in the tenth with the bases loaded and hit a ball deep into the outfield to score catcher Bobby Stahel for the winning run as the Valley Blue Sox snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Newport Gulls 4-3 on June 22.In the second inning, th...
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