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Local Roundup: Athletes receive NEWMAC Academic All-Conference nods

SPRINGFIELD – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2014 Academic All-Conference Teams, with 55 student-athletes from Springfield College participating in fall sports earning recognition for their efforts in the classroom.Springfield College women’s cro...
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Falcons: 'No truth' to reports we're moving

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons aren't flying away just yet.An Internet report stating the Falcons were on the move was vehemently denied by team officials and eventually retracted by its author.Gerry Cantlon, a reporter for the Hartford Wolf Pack fan blog <a target="_blank" hr...
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Castiglione to keynote Western Massachusetts Hall of Fame banquet

SPRINGFIELD – The Valley Blue Sox and MassLive will partner once again to host the 2nd Annual Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame banquet; which will take place Jan. 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at the La Quinta Inn &amp; Suites. This year’s lead inductee and keynote speaker will be Boston Red Sox pl...
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Golden Gloves boxing returns to Western Massachusetts

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Golden Gloves boxing will&nbsp; return to Western Massachusetts and the MassMutual Center will be the location for four nights of boxing.Springfield Police Officer Dean Fay, the director of Western New England Golden Gloves, made the announcement on Dec. 12 at the MassMutual Ce...
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Wilbraham field hockey wins Valley Cup

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Falcons make history with 10th straight win

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons set a franchise record of 10 consecutive wins with a 3-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals on Dec. 5 at the MassMutual Center, then extended the streak to 11 with a 1-0 shootout win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Dec. 6 at the XL Center.To break the record,...
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Basketball Hall of Fame offers free kids admission Dec. 21

SPRINGFIELD – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced recently, in celebration of the 123rd anniversary of the invention of basketball, that the hall will open its doors to all youth ages 18 and under with free admission on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All local youth organ...
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Orszulak living hockey dream with Yellow Jackets

SPRINGFIELD– Most high school athlete’s dream of becoming a Division I star in their respective sport, and for American International College (AIC) sophomore hockey player Austin Orszulak of Springfield, that dream was no different.A local product who lives less than a mile from campus, Orsz...
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WSU in front in Smith Cup standings

WESTFIELD – After the conclusion of the fall regular season, Westfield State has the lead in the first round of the Howard C. Smith Cup standings. The Smith Cup is awarded annually to the member institution which compiles the most points based on the placement of each of its programs competing in th...
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Zwaan to play in National Bowl

MIAMI, Fla. – Nicholas Zwaan, Merrimack College class of 2015, has been selected to play in the National Bowl Football All-Star Game at Florida International University in Miami, FL on Dec. 7. One-hundred of the best non-Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football players from around th...
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East Longmeadow tops Longmeadow in SAFL Super Bowl

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Falcons’ Forsberg named AHL Goaltender of the Month

SPRINGFIELD – The American Hockey League recently announced&nbsp; that Anton Forsberg of the Springfield Falcons has been selected as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November.Forsberg returned from a stint in the National Hockey League and won eight consecutive games for the Falcons,...
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Curry Hicks Cage to once again host Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

AMHERST – The Pioneer Valley Tip-Off is making its way back to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s (UMass) Curry Hicks Cage for a third year. What once started as a local, eight-team tournament has quickly grown into a 22-team regional showcase that will be played on Dec. 13 and 14, wh...
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Longmeadow volleyball hosts Spike it for Life

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Mercadante sets Westfield State career and season TD records

WESTFIELD – Senior running back Michael Mercadante of Wilbraham set school records for career and season touchdowns, senior Steve Guercio threw for 230 yards and classmate Troy Cutter made 17 tackles as the Owls' seniors left all on the field in a 43-28 season-ending loss to Western Connecticut on N...
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Falcons hitting their stride with second weekend sweep

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons completed their second consecutive weekend sweep as they downed the Providence Bruins, 5-4,&nbsp; at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Nov. 22.Austin Madaisky notched two goals for the second night, while captain Ryan Craig tallied three assists and Sean Collins...
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Roundup: Brochu tabbed Northeast 10 Defensive Player of the Year

MANSFIELD – Southern Connecticut State University’s Sarah Brochu earned Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors, it was announced on Nov. 4.Brochu helped lead the Owls to a 9-4-1 record in league play, as they earned the 4th-seed in the 2014 NE-10 Championship. So. Connecticut's def...
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East Longmeadow wins PVJSL championship

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Local gymnasts sign Letters of Intent to national powers

AGAWAM – Three members of the boys’ competitive gymnastics team at Daggett Gymnastics signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships with renowned colleges during a ceremony at the Agawam gym Nov. 12.Peter Daggett of East Longmeadow signed his National Letter of Intent to ...
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Landon’s Hall induction about passion, not longevity

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A modest Bruce Landon would tell you his recent induction into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame is about his longevity in the game.Anyone who has been around Springfield hockey for the past several decades knows better.Landon, the architect of a now 21-year-old pro...
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