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Athlete of the Week: Sabis’ Nelson Zayus

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March 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Every athlete enters a season with goals as to how they're going to make an impact for their team. Nelson Zayus has had the mentality to continually improve as an athlete since the day he took to the hardwood at...

Athlete of the Week: Belchertown’s Kyle Greene

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February 27th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. -- This time last season, Belchertown hockey and Western Mass powerhouse were far from synonymous. After a one-win season in 2013, the only way the team could go is up. How far up would that be? How about a nine-win season and a...

Athlete of the Week: Smith Academy’s Keith Natale

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February 13th, 2014
HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- One of the great aspects of high school sports is watching the talent achieve major feats. For Smith Academy's Keith Natale, cracking the 1,000 point plateau was not just a personal achievement. With a packed house...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow’s Omar Natour

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February 6th, 2014
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- When love for sports is developed at a young age, it often is a result of the stars on television. Omar Natour's case was a little different. It took some persuasion from his little brother to get Longmeadow's backstop on...

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...