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Athelte of the Week: West Springfield Volleyball’s Temi Bailey

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April 9th, 2015
West Springfield, MA (WGGB)---The golden rule of participating in youth sports is always to have fun and that's something West Springfield's Temi Bailey has never forgotten. The senior middle blocker is fearsome to opponents on the court but...

Athletes of the Week: Minnechaug Lacrosse’s Liz Mastrio & Molly Fitzgerald

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April 2nd, 2015
Wilbraham, Ma (WGGB)----High school sports have been delayed several weeks because of the snow but spring has finally sprung for Minnechaug girls lacrosse as they hit the field Tuesday to kick off their season. While it may cause some boredom...

Athlete of the Week: Hampshire Basketball’s Conor Cronin

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March 5th, 2015
WESTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB)---While it is hard to fly under the radar with an 18-3 record, Conor Cronin and the Hampshire Raiders managed to do that for much of this season. Quietly racking up wins en route to a top seed in the division III tournament....

Athlete of the Week: South Hadley Basketball’s Sophie Gatzounas

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February 26th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB)---- You can tell a lot about a basketball team from the approach they take on defense and South Hadley's dedication to the full court press puts opponents under a constant state of pressure. Leading the charge is sophomore...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Girl’s Basketball Captain Ally Mishol

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February 19th, 2015
LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB)----The Lady Lancers of Longmeadow are preparing for another postseason run after making it all the way the state championship game last year. If there is truly something to be said for playing to the level of your...

Athlete of the Week: Westfield Hockey Captain Chris Sullivan

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February 12th, 2015
Westfield, MA (WGGB)---You'd be hard pressed to find a more hockey-centric town in Western Mass than Westfield, and for senior captain Chris Sullivan he wouldn't have it any other way. "As a kid I would come to games and watch the'Big, Bad...

Athlete of the Week: West Springfield’s Catie Lipscomb

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February 5th, 2015
West Springfield, MA (WGGB)---Catie Lipscomb makes it look easy but as a student athlete with a 3.9 GPA, all her success has come as a result of hard work. Most recently Catie's soccer team went undefeated en route to a state title with Catie acting...

Athlete of the Week: Central Wrestler Jon Viruet

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January 30th, 2015
Springfield, MA (WGGB)----Pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the nation Jon Viruet is the anchor for a dominant Central wrestling program that has had many years of recent success. Viruet's support from his father and older brother have...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral Girl’s Hockey Katelyn Joyal

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January 22nd, 2015
Springfield, Ma (WGGB)---The history of hockey at Cathedral is well-known throughout the state especially here in Western Mass. While most of the focus goes to the boys dominant play but the girls team is quietly making some noise of their...

Athlete of the Week: Chicopee Basketball’s Darrick Boyd

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January 15th, 2015
Chicopee, MA (WGGB)---Switching schools is never an easy transition, certainly not your senior year of high school. For former Cathedral star Darrick Boyd, he decided after his junior year that he needed a change. "It's not everything I wanted...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Swimmer Jerrica Li

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January 8th, 2015
Longmeadow, MA (WGGB)-----"You are always in the pool," said Longmeadow Junior Jerrica LI.  "You live and breathe chlorine. You are working as hard as you can and you form a special bond because every time when you swim you are giving a little...

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...