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Athlete of the Week: Southwick’s Tara Dowd

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January 30th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- It is not very often for high school students in this day and age to have the academic world in the palm of their hand. Southwick senior guard Tara Dowd finds herself in that rare territory as the number two student in the...

Athlete of the Week: Minnechaug’s Dominic Falvo

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January 23rd, 2014
MINNECHAUG, Mass. (WGGB) -- When you’re an underclassman playing on a varsity level, very often it is easy to hide in the shadows and not embrace a leadership role. For Minnechaug’s sophomore winger Dominic Falvo, it is a spotlight he embraces,...

Athlete of the Week: West Springfield’s Andy McNulty

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January 16th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- When growing up in tight-knit communities, it's easy to recognize your involvement in the future. West Springfield's Andy McNulty knew from a young age how he wanted to get involved and that was impressing on the basketball...

Athlete of the Week: Holyoke’s Guillermo Godreau-Rivera

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January 9th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass --- For many people who are introduced to difficult realities growing up, it's tough to avoid getting swooped into those troubles. For Holyoke's Guillermo Godreau-Rivera, he has maintained a level head and escaped those woes through...

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Desrosiers

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January 2nd, 2014
For Agawam boys’ basketball, the past few seasons have seen many triumphs to go along with a few bumpy roads. Thus far into the new campaign, there is a new sense of confidence ringing through the program and it all starts with perhaps Western...

Athlete of the Week: Northampton’s Anna Walther

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December 26th, 2013
Northampton, MASS --- They say one of the best ways to grow in sports is to conquer adversity. After falling just inches short in last season’s state championship, Northampton point guard Anna Walther has one goal in mind for 2014; build off the...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral’s Peter Crinella

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December 19th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass --- Many high school athletes often need a little time discover their potential to play at the next level. Cathedral’s standout winger Peter Crinella is a prime example of that. The aspirations were always there but when would...

Athlete of the Week: Frontier’s Sarah Woodward

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December 12th, 2013
Deerfield, MASS---For Frontier Girls Volleyball, championship escorts through town are the norm considering they've owned Massachusetts with nine consecutive state titles. For Sarah Woodward and the 2013 Red Hawks, it was a different story. This was...

Athlete of the Week: East Longmeadow’s Mike Maggipinto

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December 5th, 2013
East Longmeadow, MASS---Too often when we associate milestone records with high school football, the image of the accomplished player is a towering and imposing figure. You probably shouldn't mention that to East Longmeadow's Mike Maggipinto who is...

Athlete of the Week: Wahconah’s Ethan Wells

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November 21st, 2013
When naming powerhouses in Western Mass high school football, very rarely do we remember what resides in Berkshire County. Don't tell that to Wahconah's converted quarterback from running back and linebacker, Ethan Wells, whose postseason success...

Athlete of the Week: Central’s Cody Williams

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November 7th, 2013
Springfield, Mass --- So you know when you’re playing sports as a kid in the backyard, you get a comradery with your siblings and know their each and every move? For Central Quarterback Cody Williams and his family, the success in the backyard has...

Athlete of the Week: Westfield Vocational’s Megan Ilnicky

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October 31st, 2013
WESTFIELD, Mass---Rarely are high school students clear as to what they want to pursue as adults. For Westfield Vocational’s standout goalie Megan Ilnicky, her plans fo well beyond the soccer field, basketball court and softball diamond. They...

Athlete of the Week: Holyoke’s Carly Costello

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October 24th, 2013
The past three seasons have been up-and-down for Holyoke's girls soccer program in their search to return to the playoffs. This year, however, there's been a more positive insurgence to the postseason-bound Knights. That can be credited to their...

Athlete of the Week: Mike Goncalves

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October 17th, 2013
Ludlow, MASS---It's no secret as to the sustained success Ludlow boys soccer has had over the years. The phrase history repeats itself is often thrown around as a casual cliche. In the case, however, with junior forward Mike Goncalves, it's his...

Athlete of the Week: Smith Academy’s Cassidy Snyder

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October 12th, 2013
HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)---In today’s sports world, we’re so used to coining a leader of a team as the loudest and most outspoken individual on the field. For Smith Academy’s offensive standout Cassidy Snyder, she chooses a different leadership...