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Athlete of the Week: Putnam Basketball Captain Jonathan Garcia

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December 18th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB)---Very rarely do we find an athlete of the week candidate as deserving as Putnam basketball's Jonathan Garcia. An honor roll student, Garcia is a part of the scholar athlete after-school program, an ambassador to "project...

Athlete of the Week: Belchertown Basketball Captain Téa Spellacy

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December 11th, 2014
"I've personally never been to the Cage and I've been on this team for four years," admitted Téa Spellacy.  "So it is a big deal for me and I need to go." "The Curry Cage at UMass plays host to western mass high school basketball championship...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Senior Quarterback Connor Ostrander

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December 4th, 2014
Longmeadow, MA (WGBB)-----"Tradition doesn't graduate," is the motto that the Longmeadow Lancers football team prides themselves after. "We have really high expectations to live up to," said Connor Ostrander. "We grew up watching all those guys...

Athlete of the Week: Monson Soccer Captain Lauren Libiszewski

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November 20th, 2014
Monson, MA (WGGB)----In this edition of Athlete of the Week we recognize not only just one athlete but the entire community of Monson. Both boys and girls soccer teams participated in the MIAA state semifinal games on Wednesday and there were plenty...

Athlete of the Week: Hopkins Academy Soccer Captain Alex Curran

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November 13th, 2014
Hadley, Ma (WGGB)-----The hopkins academy boys soccer team is one win away from repeating as Western Mass champions. While they can score in bunches, today we feature the Alex Curran, the senior captain who is the stopper of this Hawks'...

Athlete of the Week: Frontier Girls Volleyball Captain Cassidy Ciesluk

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November 6th, 2014
South Deerfield, MA (WGGB)----Attending a Frontier girls volleyball game is a unique experience for those who have never been. A lively gym filled with girls cheering and laughing can seem more like a party than a game. "I think they'd see a lot...

Athlete of the Week: Belchertown Soccer Forward Noah Lussier

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October 30th, 2014
Belchertown. Ma (WGGB)----While many teams tout the "team first" attitude few execute it as well as Belchertown boys soccer. Forward Noah Lussier describes himself as just one piece of the puzzle that makes this Oriole's team successful. "I think...

Athlete of the Week: Liz Walker of Westfield Gymnastics

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October 23rd, 2014
Westfield, MA (WGGB)-----With a winning streak lasting over eight seasons, Westfield High School gymnastics haven't suffered a defeat since 2007. That is 137 wins and counting, and it can put a lot of pressure on a gymnast but sophomore Liz...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral Soccer Captain Sara Rooke

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October 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ma(WGGB)-----Though it has been over three years since the tornado tore through Western Mass its effects can still be felt by Cathedral student athletes. Sara Rooke hasn't let the lack of a home field diminish her enthusiasm for soccer...

Athlete of the Week: Liam Sullivan Northampton Cross Country

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October 10th, 2014
Northampton, MA (WGGB)-----"There's always been a lot of pressure to do it," explains Liam Sullivan.  "For the most part I have been resistant to it. I've been a little scared and I have never really embraced running. These guys had a good thing...

Athlete of the Week: Minnechaug Volleyball Captain Paulina Modestow

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October 2nd, 2014
Wilbraham, MA (WGGB)----One of the hardest hitters in Western Mass doesn't play on the football field, but showcases her talents on the volleyball court. Minnechaug outside hitter Paulina Modestow credits her work ethic and playing style to her...

Athletes of the Week: Chicopee QB Tony Slaughter & Chicopee Comp QB Mike Whitsett

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September 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Ma (WGGB)----"This game is a huge tradition," explains Chicopee Comp quarterback Mike Whitsett.  "I love it. Everybody leaves their houses. Everybody comes to the game. The town is empty. Everyone just loves to come and support their team...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Field Hockey’s Jessie Moriarty

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September 18th, 2014
Longmeadow, MA (WGGB)---The field hockey star that almost wasn't. Jessie Moriarty is a Springfield resident who attends high school in Longmeadow. She played  soccer for much of her childhood, but picked up a field hockey stick and found a new...

Athlete of the Week: Renaissance Soccer’s Sam Asomoah

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September 11th, 2014
Springfield, MA (WGGB)-----For Renaissance soccer forward Sam Asomoah the soccer field serves as a getaway from the outside world. Like many players, soccer serves a greater purpose for him than just a sport. "Playing soccer will help you to get...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin

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June 12th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- With the boys tennis state championship up for grabs on Saturday, Longmeadow's Ross Kamin enters as the standout representative of Western Mass. ABC 40's Casey Viera discussed with Kamin his run to the state...