Elijah Winston brings defensive versatility and a competitive edge to Springfield College men’s basketball

Gage Nutter @GageNutter There weren’t any spots left on the team’s roster. Tony Bergeron was coming into his first season as the head coach of the Woodstock Academy boys basketball team last winter. His roster was full, but he would still receive numerous calls and texts from Elijah Winston; trying to find anyway he could to get on the team. “He kept calling and texting … Continue reading Elijah Winston brings defensive versatility and a competitive edge to Springfield College men’s basketball

Daryl Costa’s openness to being a great teammate makes him a good fit at Springfield College

Gage Nutter @GageNutter Daryl Costa had a certain school in mind when he was deciding where he wanted to play basketball in college. The school interested him, but he wasn’t sure about it yet. He spoke to his friend, a freshman football player on the school’s football team, Jermaine Monterio, about the college. “If you’re trying to become the best at what you do, come … Continue reading Daryl Costa’s openness to being a great teammate makes him a good fit at Springfield College

“The Champ Is Here”: Tali Twomey caps off successful sophomore season with women’s gymnastics as floor exercise champion

By Danny Priest Assistant Features Editor Tali Twomey stood on a bright blue, squishy mat inside Blake Arena. She eagerly watched, her blue eyes full of hope, as the judges prepared to show their scores. The numbers flashed and revealed what everyone already knew. It was a 9.900 score for the sophomore from Cotuit. The crowd roared, and Twomey fell to her knees. She began … Continue reading “The Champ Is Here”: Tali Twomey caps off successful sophomore season with women’s gymnastics as floor exercise champion

“A lifetime of uncertainty”: Springfield swimming’s Kendra Cerce battles rare disease while competing with help of man’s best friend

By Helen Lucas Assistant Managing Editor Kendra Cerce was just 18 months old when she had her first episode. “[As a child] they told me I had epilepsy, diabetes, fatty oxidation disorder – everything under the sun they could diagnose me with, they did.” It wasn’t until when Cerce was nine years old where she was diagnosed with cyclical vomiting syndrome, or CVS. At the … Continue reading “A lifetime of uncertainty”: Springfield swimming’s Kendra Cerce battles rare disease while competing with help of man’s best friend

“Concussions Crush Careers”: Three heartbreaking stories of careers lost to the brain injury

By Gabby Guerard Assistant Managing Editor “A head injury took away our identities.” One-Mississippi. Eyes open. The cleats of Salem State stared me in the face. My hands clenched rubber turf beads, where my field hockey stick was supposed to be. Two-Mississippi. Immediate confusion. “Where’s my stick?” “Why am I on the ground?” “What the hell just happened?” Three-Mississippi. Throbbing. Pain jolted from my neck, … Continue reading “Concussions Crush Careers”: Three heartbreaking stories of careers lost to the brain injury