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Local roundup: Crinella named Merrimack College Male Athlete of the Week

NORTH ANDOVER – Merrimack College baseball player Frank Crinella of East Longmeadow was named the school’s Fuddrucker’s Male Athlete of the Week after posting gaudy offensive numbers as the Warriors played in five games last week....
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Amelia Park Arena to host annual sled hockey invitational

WESTFIELD – Amelia Park Arena is proud to announce that it will host the 17th Annual New England Sled Hockey Invitational Tournament presented by Balise Toyota on April 17 to 19. ...
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Abdow twins post strong results at Eastern Juniors

LONGMEADOW – Thirteen-year-old twins Lauren A. Abdow and Alex G. Abdow competed at the Eastern Junior Championships held at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT, achieving great results. The event took place March 13 to 16 during the course of four days....
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NCAA Division III vice president Dutcher visits WNE athletes

SPRINGFIELD. – Western New England University (WNE) student-athletes had the opportunity to meet one of the top officials in college athletics when Dan Dutcher, the NCAA vice president for Division III, was the featured speaker at the school’s “For the Love of the Games” program series on March 11....
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Western Mass Pro Soccer preps for second half of ASL season

SPRINGFIELD – Winter seems to be hanging on in New England, but glimpses of spring are already peeking through. Spring heralds the return of soccer, and Western Mass (6-0-4) are getting ready to kick off the second half of the 2014-2015 ASL season April 4 at Lusitano Stadium....
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John Cena to be inducted into Springfield College Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield College is proud to announce that John Cena, class of 1999, is one of five inductees who will be enshrined into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on April 18....
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East Longmeadow’s Suse places 24th in high jump at Nationals

NEW YORK – East Longmeadow’s Paige Suse placed 24th in the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals, which took place at The Armory Track & Field Center March 13 to 15....
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Rifles shoot to the top

BOSTON – The Rifles Bantam Minor Triple A hockey team swept their way through the regional finals with three straight playoff wins to take the Boston Hockey American League Championship Title. ...
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Former UMass soccer coach to lead Golden Bears in 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Former UMass men’s soccer interim head coach Devin O’Neill, who is a West Springfield native, has been named to lead the men’s soccer program at Western New England University....
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Iron Man Tournament comes to the Mullins Center

AMHERST – The Mullins Center will host its first ever pond hockey style Iron Man Tournament on March 29. ...
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New England Mutiny moves to Elite 5 Division

SPRINGFIELD – The New England Mutiny announced that it will compete in the Elite 5 Division of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)....
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East Longmeadow native Frank Vatrano signs with Boston Bruins

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – Even when donning the maroon and white of the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Frank Vatrano’s blood ran black and gold....
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Owls capture first MASCAC title, first tourney appearance since 1993

WESTFIELD – Tournament MVP Grant Cooper scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, leading Westfield State to a 78-69 win over Bridgewater State in the 2015 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball title game....
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Local Roundup: Jones leads SMCC to YSCC title game, receives conference honors

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Freshman center Amira Jones of Chicopee earned Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Second Team All-Conference honors for the Southern Maine Community College women’s basketball team....
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Payant set for professional MMA debut

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After seven years and 10 amateur bouts, Greenfield native and West Springfield resident Sarah “Soulja” Payant is slated to make her professional mixed martial arts debut March 13 against Janice Meyer as part of CES MMA XXVIII at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I....
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Suse signs National Letter of Intent to Northeastern

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – Prolific high-jumper Paige Suse signed her National Letter of Intent to Northeastern University....
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Blazers women’s basketball advances to NECC Final Four

CHICOPEE – The Elms College women's basketball team advanced to their fourth consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinal with an 86-48 thumping of visiting Daniel Webster College in the first round of the NECC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Picknelly Arena Tuesday...
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AIC women’s rugby begins play as varsity team in fall 2015

SPRINGFIELD – American International College elevated the women's rugby program from club to varsity status Athletic Director Matt Johnson announced earlier this semester....
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