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Longmeadow's Dowd primed for success in new fall tennis season at St. Michael's College

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

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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Friendly’s Ice Cream, New England Patriots join forces this season

WILBRAHAM – Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC, the operator of Friendly’s restaurants and a manufacturer of ice cream products distributed in more than 8,000 retail outlets, and the New England Patriots announced today a new sponsorship agreement naming Friendly’s Ice Cream as the Official Ice Cream and Fam...
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WNE women’s soccer completes first-ever foreign tour

COMO LAKE, Italy – Despite having a possession advantage as well as a greater number of shots, the Western New England University women's soccer team lost, 2-1, on a late goal in the 85th minute to Real Meda, a Como-based team, capping the Golden Bears' first-ever foreign tour in program history on ...
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Springfield College Pride well-represented on U.S. Pan Am Volleyball Cup team

SPRINGFIELD – When the United States competes in the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup next week, Springfield College will have three alums represented on the team.  Charlie Sullivan will serve as the head coach for the team, while AJ Nally ’10 will play at outside hitter, and Sam Zapatka ’13 w...
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Local colleges receive academic honors from IWLCA

SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University women's lacrosse team this week was named a 2014 Division III Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The Golden Bears also earned the distinction in 2013.Western New England was one of 125 Div...
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Local college teams announce upcoming schedules

SPRINGFIELD – American International College (AIC) head men’s ice hockey coach Gary Wright also recently released the 2014-15 schedule featuring 34 games including 28 Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) tilts.Wright enters his 31st season as the Yellow Jackets head coach, leading the team to a...
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Falcons announce preseason games versus Hartford, Providence

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons announced three preseason contests before the start of the 2014-15 regular season.The Falcons are scheduled to face the Providence Bruins twice and take on the Hartford Wolf Pack once during exhibition play.The Falcons will travel to face the Bru...
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Langone pitches perfect game

EAST LONGMEADOW – Nina Langone tossed a perfect game in East Longmeadow’s 12-0 victory over Chicopee in their July 30 U-14 Suburban League softball game. Langone retired all 18 batters in the game, including 12 via strikeout....
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Roche proves her 'medal'

EAST LONGMEADOW – Swimmer Sophia Roche, 12, a resident of East Longmeadow and student at Birchland Park Middle School, participated in the 2014 Baystate Games at Springfield College on July 19 and 20,  taking home two bronze, one silver, and a gold medal.Roche has been swimming competit...
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McEwen named director of athletics at Elms

CHICOPEE – The Elms College athletics department recently announced the hiring of Ellen McEwen as the new director of athletics.McEwen, who began her appointment on Aug. 1, brings more than 30 years of collegiate athletics administration, teaching and coaching experience to her position at E...
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Valley Blue Sox announce Fan Appreciation and Fireworks Night

SPRINGFIELD – The Blue Sox announced that they will be hosting their first ever Fan Appreciation and Fireworks Night on their final home game at MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke on Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The event – sponsored and made possible by TD Bank and WMAS – will feature a double header versus the S...
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Father and son to be inducted to Westfield State University Hall of Fame together

WESTFIELD – Five former greats will be inducted into the Westfield State University Athletics Hall of Fame to kick off the 2014 Alumni Weekend.The 19th Annual Westfield State University Athletics Hall of Fame inductions will take place  Oct. 24.     The enshrineme...
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AIC football, men’s soccer release schedules for 2014 season

SPRINGFIELD – The American International College (AIC) football team has announced its schedule for the 2014 fall season featuring 10 games including nine Northeast-10 (NE-10) tilts.Head coach Art Wilkins led the Yellow Jackets to an 8-2 regular season mark last season, 8-1 in conference pla...
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Springfield colleges seek public input in choosing name for rivalry football game

SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University (WNE) and Springfield College athletic departments are collaborating to name the annual football game between the two institutions and are asking fans for their input.     Despite being located just three miles apart, it wi...
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Local athletes named to spring MASCAC All-Academic Team

WESTFIELD – A total of 660 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Spring 2014 All-Academic Team that was released on July 11 by Commissioner Angela Baumann.Westfield State University was at the head...
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West defeats Central in double OT for Bay State Games gold

WALTHAM – The West Region girls soccer team captured the gold medal at the Bay State Games on July 20, topping the Central team 2-1.    The West team came from behind in the second half to tie the score on a goal from...
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East Longmeadow native John Estanislau earns CSCAA Scholar All-America honors

FREDONIA, N.Y. – John Estanislau of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a member of the Fredonia University men’s swimming and diving team the past four years, has been named Honorable Mention Scholar All-America by th...
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