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Riyadh to host 2020 FIBA 3×3 World Tour final

first_img Loading… Chinese city Chengdu will host from May 30 to 31 and Mexico City will be the stop on June 20 and 21. Utsunomiya in Japan will take centre stage between July 11 and 12, the last event before Tokyo 2020. The circuit will then move to Czech capital Prague on August 1 and 2, Swiss Olympic capital Lausanne on August 21 and 22 and Hungarian city Debrecen on August 29 and30. Montreal in Canada will be the venue on September 5 and 6, Los Angeles will host on September 19 and 20 and a yet to be decided Chinese city will welcome action onOctober 17 and 18. A Middle Eastern end to the season will see competition in Saudi city Jeddah on October 23 and 24, Abu Dhabi on October 30 and 31 and then the final in Riyadh. “For the fans, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour will be the best preview of our urban discipline at the Games,” Sanchez added. “It will also be the ultimate preparation for the best 3×3 players in the world before the Olympics. “In fact, we will arrive in Japan two weeks early, with the fifth Masters of the season in Utsunomiya, followed by a Pre-Olympic Acclimatisation Camp for our bestathletes to get used to the Japanese climate and deliver the best show possible to the fans.” Read Also:Egypt triumphs at FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2019 Serbia’s Novi Sad won their fourth title on last year’s World Tour, winning the final in Utsunomiya. A dunk contest and shoot-out competition take place at each World Tour event. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Riyadh will host the final of the 2020 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3×3 World Tour. The announcement means yet another event will take place in Saudi Arabia as the country makes a huge push to increase its sporting portfolio. FIBA have also confirmed that the regular season will feature 13 events, or Masters, the highest number ever. The season-opener in Doha on April 2 and 3 will be the earliest World Tour action ever, while the final in Riyadh on dates to be confirmed in November will be thelatest. Total prize money has also been increased from $2.1 million (£1.6 millon/€1.8 million) to $2.8 million (£2.1 million/€2.5 million), for what will be the ninth editionof the circuit. The expanded Tour comes with 3×3 basketball set to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 this year. “It is a big year for 3×3 and we’re excited to see our number one competition – the FIBA 3×3 World Tour – continue to expand so quickly,” said FIBA 3×3 managingdirector Alex Sanchez. “We’re proud to attract new amazing cities like Riyadh for the Final and – at the same time – to return after many years to exceptional cities where World Tour historywas made.” The World Tour was launched in 2012 and features teams representing cities. They qualify for the Masters through worldwide tournaments and the FIBA 3×3 team ranking. After the 2020 opening in Doha, the new season will move from Qatar’s capital to Manila in the Philippines between May 2 and 3. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

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Pence visits Franklin County High School

first_imgBrookville, In. — Freshman U.S. Congressman Greg Pence recently visited students at the Franklin County Community High School. Superintendent Dr. Debbie Howell and Principal Keith Isaacs provided Pence with a tour of the school and Congressman Pence addressed Mr. Ebren’s Economics class and Mr. Stacy’s U.S. History class.last_img

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Viola M. Huber, 88, Brookville

first_imgViola M. Huber, age 88, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday afternoon December 16, 2019 at Reid Health in Richmond.Born May 14, 1931 in Franklin County, she was one of three children born to the late Alfred & Mabel A. (Hoff) Huber.Viola worked for many years at FCN Bank in Brookville where she began her career as a book keeper on November 17, 1952, having held various positions, before retiring as V.P. on April 25, 2003. She was a member of the Franklin County Historical Society, chairperson of the Franklin County Heart Association and was previously President of the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she also served as secretary for several years; and served as general chairperson of the annual poppy sales. Viola was also a charter member of the Career Girls Home Ec Club and a former member of the Red Hats Organization.Viola enjoyed bluegrass music and attended the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival in Wilmington, Ohio as well as Bill Monroe’s Outdoor Bluegrass Festival in Brown County. She bowled in various tournaments alongside good friend Mary Lorenz when she was a member of the FCNB bowling team. Viola loved to travel to various states and enjoyed cooking and baking for family functions. She is well known for her homemade pies, cakes, noodles and german potato salad. Her homemade cookies were enjoyed at Franklin County blood drives.Survivors include a sister, Sylvia Precht of Blooming Grove, Indiana, a brother, Marvin Huber of Brookville, Indiana. Also surviving are close friends Jerry and Vickie Banks of Florida; their children Brittany Banks and Destin Banks; and grandchildren Cole, Cayman and Campbell Stranahan.Family & friends may visit from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home and will be officiated by Rev. David Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Jacobs United Church of Christ Cemetery, 29959 Blue Creek Road, Sunman, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jacobs United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Huber family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.last_img read more

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Fitzgerald out for season

first_imgIreland wing Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with the knee injury sustained in Saturday’s 22-15 RBS 6 Nations defeat by Italy. Press Association Fitzgerald, a first-half substitute at the Stadio Olimpico, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee only 12 minutes after replacing Keith Earls. “Luke will now require surgery once the swelling settles down and will not return before the season ends,” read a statement released by his province Leinster. last_img

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Long focused on form in uncertainty

first_img The former Reading man did just that on Friday night, this time in the green of Ireland, when he came off the bench to cement a 3-0 friendly victory over Latvia with a 79th-minute strike. He could not have chosen a better moment to do so in new manager Martin O’Neill’s first game at the helm and with assistant Roy Keane looking on. O’Neill started with skipper Robbie Keane playing as a lone striker and if he persists with that system, Long knows he will have to do something special to get ahead of a man who claimed his 62nd senior international goal in the game. He said: “Robbie has got the record that he has – 62 goals, is it now? – and it’s obviously going to be tough to get in there. “But I’ll just have to bide my time, like I have done, come off the bench and try to make an impact and show what I can do. “But it’s a whole new set of players for the gaffer. He only knows two or three of us from playing underneath him, so first impressions are very important and hopefully I gave a good impression of myself.” The 26-year-old Ireland striker came close to joining promoted Hull on deadline day in August, but despite receiving assurances from manager Steve Clarke that he is wanted at the Hawthorns, talks over a new deal have stalled. Long, who scored his first goal of the season in the 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Chelsea last Saturday, has been linked with a move away in January, but for the time being is thinking of nothing other than cementing his place in the team. He said: “I have always been wanted there. The gaffer said he wants me, I am a big part of his plans and I enjoy playing for him as well. “I am just concentrating on my football at West Brom and if a new contract doesn’t get sorted out, then I’ll have to look at pastures new. “But at the moment, I am letting that take care of itself.” Long has started only five league games for the Baggies so far this season with injury interrupting his progress. However, he is currently the man in possession and knows he needs to increase his goal tally if he is to remain there. He said: “I picked up an injury after the second or third game of the season and missed out for two or three games, and then the lads were flying, so it was hard to get back into the side. “But I got the nod against Crystal Palace and then again against Chelsea, and I feel like I am playing well and hopefully I can keep my place in there. “You can do so well on the pitch, but it’s goals which keep you on there, so I am trying to tighten up on that and hopefully I can keep scoring between now and the end of the season.” Press Association Shane Long is happy to concentrate on his football despite admitting he does not know where his future may lie. last_img read more

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Dyche signs fresh Burnley deal

first_img “On the subject of key signings we are very pleased to announce that we have agreed new and improved contracts with Sean Dyche and his staff and we thank them all for their hard work,” said co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick in a letter to fans. “This is in addition to the other key ‘signings’ we have already made in securing the services of some of our current players under new contracts, including, of course, Kieran Trippier and Danny Lafferty. “We will continue to invest in the recruitment, sports science and scouting that has been so important to us over the years, to ensure we continue to build on this prolific pipeline of players into the future.” Burnley will kick-off the new season at home to Chelsea and by the time Jose Mourinho’s side arrive Turf Moor will look slightly different from the last time they were in the top flight in 2010. “We are in the process of upgrading facilities at Turf Moor as part of our Premier League obligations and also to deliver better facilities for the fans,” added the chairman. “Part of these plans include making the ground a more intimidating place for visitors and we are working on ideas to help generate a big atmosphere and help give the team a boost. “We are also improving facilities for the playing and coaching staff at Gawthorpe, where we are looking to develop more pitches for our current and future players. “We at the club are working 24/7 to have everything in place, from our playing staff to facilities, in time for the start of the coming season. “We know that every Clarets player will wear the shirt with pride as we go up against some of the biggest clubs in the world and are working hard to identify the most suitable transfer targets to be assets for the club in the long term.” Press Association Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been rewarded for leading the club back into the Premier League with a new and improved contract. center_img Dyche guided the Clarets back into the top flight with a second-placed finish in the SkyBet Championship. As a result he and his coaching staff have been handed new deals. last_img read more

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McAulay’s hat-trick lands Ol Skool Ballers inaugural Guinness Cage football title

first_img– Leopold Street finishes third  A hat-trick of goals from Most Valuable Player (MVP) Quason McAulay laid the foundation for giant killers Ol Skool Ballers convincing 3-1 win over pre-match favourites Future Stars, as the curtains came down on the inaugural Guinness Cage / Three Peat Promotions Indoor Championship on Saturday night, at the National Gymnasium.Played before a large and vociferous crowd that included Banks DIH Outdoor Events Manager, Mortimer Stewart, and supporters from the respective communities, the highly-anticipated clash lived up to all expectations as the teams traded attacks after attacks in the opening minutes, before McAulay broke the deadlock with a clinical finish in the 9th minute.Future Stars squandered a few opportunities of their own, but were given a reprieve when a defensive error in the 12th minute allowed them back in the game.However, they paid the ultimate price for their defensive blunders when McAulay returned to inflict another wound in the 15th minute with a cracking shot.Ol Skool Ballers on run to goal during their relentless attack on Future Stars’ defence.Urged on by their fans stationed in the southern stand, Ol Skool Ballers took a 2-1 lead to the break and when many felt they would have activated their stifling defence to protect their slim advantage, instead it was their offensive efficiency that left the Stars stunned.The Ballers led by the experienced Julian Masdammer played at a tempo that suited them and it created some amount of frustration for the usually fluent Future Stars side.McAulay’s third goal was the dagger that pierced the hearts of the Future Stars band of supporters and also dashed the hopes of any comeback when he cracked the defence in the 35th minute to seal victory, the $400,000 first prize, the championship trophy and their name inscribed in the history books of being crowned inaugural champions.Future Stars walked away with $200,000 and a trophy for their efforts. In the third place playoff, Leopold Street cruised to a 2-0 win over Back Circle with Championship Highest Goal Scorer, Okanie Fraser and Omallo Williams, the players of target in the 18th and 30th minutes.Fraser, who ended on 8 goals, won a gold chain compliment of YK Investments, while they received $100,000 and a trophy. Back Circle got $50,000 and a trophy.Meanwhile, the organisers extended special thanks to Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste for his overwhelming support and all the other sponsors including: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission, Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, E-Networks, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall, the Bike Shop and John Fernandes Ltd.The Guyana Police Force also came in for special mention for their splendid work during the championship as well as all the media outlets.FinalOl Skool Ballers-3 vs Future Stars-1Ol Skool ScorerQuason McAulay-9th, 15th and 35thFuture Stars ScorerOwn Goal-12th3rd PlaceBack Circle-0 vs Leopold Street-2Okanie Fraser-18thOmallo Williams-30thIndividual AwardsMVP-Quason McAulay-Ol Skool BallersHighest Goal Scorer-Okanie Fraser-8 goalslast_img read more

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Soccer to play UWGB tonight

first_imgJust two days after a heartbreaking 2-1 letdown against Ohio State Saturday, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team prepares to face in-state rival UW-Green Bay tonight at the McClimon Soccer Complex.Although the schedule is designed for three to four days between each game, Wisconsin has the misfortune of playing two games in three days, with the drive back from Columbus in between.The scheduling conflict came when the UWGB game was changed from its original date of Oct. 15. According to head coach Jeff Rohrman, playing so many games in a short time span is not an issue for the team.“The hard part of college soccer is to find a good time to slide any game in there just because you’ve got two different conferences that you’re dealing with in terms of scheduling,” Rohrman said. “They know it’s a bit of a physical challenge to come back after a game on Saturday night and play on Monday, but I know they’re going to be ready and eager for the challenge.”The Badgers will not be the only team put in tough circumstances for tonight’s game. The Phoenix also had a road game Saturday against a ranked team in seventh-ranked UIC. UWGB fell 2-0, ending a two-game win streak.“It was probably a pretty fair compromise on both sides,” Rohrman said of Green Bay’s similar short break. “It will be a very level playing field from that perspective.”In Wisconsin’s game against the Buckeyes, the Badgers had their first lead in a Big Ten match since September, when junior Brandon Miller’s goal put the Badgers up 1-0. However, Ohio State came storming back, scoring two goals in the next 20 minutes to hand the Badgers their fourth loss in the Big Ten this season.“We let our guard down just a little bit after they scored,” Rohrman said. “It was one of those games where it came down to who was going to make a play.”Although the loss was a tough one to take, the Badgers will be able to use the game as a lesson in preparation for UWGB.“We had a couple of breakdowns, and good teams are going to punish you for those,” Rohrman said. “I think our challenge against Green Bay, and the next few games after that, is to minimize those challenges and make sure we execute on both sides of the ball.”If the Badgers are going to record their seventh non-conference win this year, they are going to have to limit their offensive attack from sophomore JC Banks and senior Tosaint Ricketts.“Green Bay is going to present a little bit of a different challenge because they’ve got those very talented individual players that can present some problems when they are isolated,” Rohrman said. “Ricketts up top can be very dangerous because he poses a threat to get behind you and is extremely fast and athletic.”However, if the Badgers follow the trend of other Phoenix opponents this year, they should be able to limit UWGB’s attack. The Phoenix have been shut out six times this season, four of which resulted in losses.On offense for the Badgers, the team has not been shut out since a 1-0 loss to Michigan State on Oct. 5. Considering the amount of success that Wisconsin has had offensively against opponents outside the Big Ten, they will look to put up some big numbers against the Phoenix.last_img read more

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Chancellor Kent Syverud among attendees at Syracuse men’s basketball watch party in Schine

first_img Published on April 3, 2016 at 1:06 am Contact Alexa: atorrens@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ A piece of paper that read “Reserved for Chancellor” was taped to a small table in the Schine Student Center on Saturday night. A student sat on the chair before it, eyes set on the projector showing Syracuse in a hopeful but ultimately hopeless battle against North Carolina.The actual chancellor of Syracuse University spent the majority of the first half pacing the perimeter between the food court area of Schine Dining and the dining area. He cheered and clapped quietly when the men’s basketball team scored, but his nervousness showed as he moved from place to place, at one point receding behind the curtain separating the food court and dining area.Syverud said he’d been nervous that way twice before in the Tournament, and the team had turned it around both those times. But Syracuse couldn’t turn it around on Saturday.Despite Syracuse’s unsuccessful attempts to play catch-up for the majority of the game, the nervous energy in Schine remained hopeful. Every SU point resulted in claps and cheers, and, eventually, the sighs and groans for every North Carolina point quieted down. Watch party attendees even giggled at a slow-motion shot of men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim closing his eyes and breathing out in exasperation.Some students were there because they thought Schine would be a good place to go to watch the game with a lot of people. Others went because all the bars were over 21, and they were underage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyverud, who had been in Chicago for the men’s Elite Eight victory over the University of Virginia, said he was in Schine on Saturday because he had been teaching all day and wanted to be at a public event for the game with students. Syverud spent the entirety of the first half at Schine but left shortly after the half’s end.Two friends at the watch party, Kelsey Thompson and Yazmin Curiel-Ruth, said they were “freaking out” to see “Kent” there.Curiel-Ruth, a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major, said she was “kind of surprised” to see Syverud because she thought he’d be in Houston — the site of the men’s Final Four — but added that he’s the chancellor and likes to make appearances.“It was cool because he’s actually stuck around,” said Thompson, a freshman in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. “That to me was, it was a nice time to show that he’s not just here to show up and then leave. He’s actually here for and with the students.”Things headed further south for Syracuse when the second half started, as the Orange crept closer to North Carolina’s lead only to be outpaced by the Tar heels.But one SU student said being in the Final Four felt “amazing” after last season, when the men’s basketball team was restricted from post-season play in a series of sanctions by the NCAA.“I feel like I’m in the Final Four, even though they’re playing, I feel like I’m in the Final Four for the team,” he said.On how they’d feel if the Orange lost, the student and his friend agreed: “F*ck yeah, go ‘Cuse.”Other students in Schine seemed to feel similarly, applauding fifth-year senior Michael Gbinije when he fouled out and effectively ended his time on the court as a student athlete. Respectful applause also erupted more than a minute later at the game’s end, with the final score 83-66.Some students let their real feelings shine through, though.“Grandma’s going to go and sleep,” one student said with a sigh, moments after the game ended and students were emptying out of Schine.“Yeah, we’re sad,” her friend replied. “We’re sad.” Commentslast_img read more

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Tom Moore guides Binghamton after transferring twice

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez UPDATED: April 21, 2017 at 12:28 a.m.As snow floated down onto Binghamton’s lacrosse field, Tom Moore trespassed on the turf for the first time. The middle school student had made a familiar trip with his family to Wellsville, New York, to visit his grandparents. But on the way, they made a detour in Binghamton. Moore, his father, and two brothers waltzed onto private property with lacrosse sticks and played catch for a few minutes.He didn’t know then that he would make his way back to Binghamton nearly a decade later, not to break in but to break records. Moore played one year at Denver and two more at Jacksonville before transferring to Binghamton for the 2017 season. Getting on the Bearcats’ field the first time was easy — returning proved a little more complicated.“He searched around for a home a little bit,” Rob Moore, Tom’s older brother, said. “Somewhere where things fall in place for him, where he’s happy. That’s what it comes down to.”Moore, a redshirt senior, has recorded 76 career goals wearing three different jerseys. The West Islip, New York, native ranks in the top 10 in the country for points (5.09), goals (2.91) and assists per game (2.18). Already this year, Moore led the Bearcats to its first Inside Lacrosse Top 20 ranking since 2006. On Saturday, the attackman will lead Binghamton (9-2, 3-1 America East) into the Carrier Dome to challenge No. 1 Syracuse (10-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoore’s impact was immediate and, by his ninth game, had etched his name into Binghamton’s record books. He topped the single-season points record (46) and is on pace to own the top single-season marks of goals and assists. He said numbers have never mattered to him, and that he’s prioritized two things over his career: family and best fit.In 2010, Rob Moore bragged to his teammates at West Islip (New York) High School about his younger brother Tom, a sophomore who played junior varsity. The next year, Tom joined Rob and former Syracuse attack Nicky Galasso on the varsity squad and was a reserve on a team that won the state championship.After coming into his own senior year, Denver head coach Bill Tierney came calling. Moore chose the Pioneers over Jacksonville and his brother, who played for the Dolphins.Less than a year later, Thomas Moore, Tom’s father, flew to Denver to try and talk his son out of transferring. Thomas spent the weekend with his son, trying to comprehend why he wanted to leave a perennial powerhouse. Rather than attending a team function, the father and son attended a University of Colorado Boulder football game and, by the end of that night, after they had a long talk, Thomas understood why his son wanted to leave.Courtesy of Binghamton AthleticsTwo days later, Moore told Tierney of his intent to leave. (Through a spokesman, Tierney declined to interview.) Amy Moore, Tom’s mother, loved Denver’s mountains and wished to move there someday. Her son, who declined an offer to play at Cornell, had another place in mind: Jacksonville.“It was a little bit of a lifestyle change there,” Rob said. “It was a fun atmosphere.”When Moore told Rob over the phone that he had decided to transfer, Rob was hanging out at Neptune Beach with his teammates. The proud older brother bragged about his sibling, again.For a while, Jacksonville resembled much of what the brothers had dreamed of. For the first time since they were 12 and 10, respectively, the Moore boys played together. The pair ran the two-man game, leading the Dolphins over St. John’s in overtime and past Michigan a week later, two of the biggest wins in program history. A party on the beach followed each win. Some St. John’s players even snuck out of the team hotel to join.“(Jacksonville) was the experience of a lifetime,” Moore said. “I’ll cherish that for the rest of my life.”Soon, Moore’s fun times at Jacksonville came to an end. Rob graduated in 2015 and Moore transferred to Binghamton because then-Jacksonville head coach Guy Van Arsdale, “constantly scolded his players,” according to Rob and Thomas. Rob said he lost respect for the coaches over the years and his younger brother followed. (Van Arsdale could not be reached for comment.)“That just wasn’t a great fit,” Thomas said. “Academically, it wasn’t great. Rob had graduated. It was one of those things, ‘What am I doing here? My brother’s gone.’ And he wasn’t crazy about the coaching staff. It was just … he was leaving no matter what.”Amy worried about her son. She noticed Moore looking stressed the night before a game against Air Force on March 28, 2015. She saw him hit his breaking point. During the 18-5 loss, Van Arsdale angrily got in Moore’s ear on the sideline. The player snapped and yelled back at his coach. Van Arsdale promptly benched Moore.“He couldn’t take the berating anymore, just all the negativity,” Rob said. “That’s the point you knew he wasn’t going to come back.”Moore’s first year at Binghamton fared better than his last in Jacksonville. When Moore transferred, he didn’t know he would have to sit out a year. Throughout his redshirt season, Moore could not travel with the team due to NCAA rules. And, unlike in Jacksonville, the team no longer celebrated wins with parties on the beach.The attack focused instead on training. Tom shed 10 pounds and dedicated time to learning his teammate’s tendencies. This year, Moore has 24 assists. The second-best distributor on the team has 12.In high school, Moore hadn’t starred until his senior year. Five years later, in college, he’s replicating his own path.“It was a great opportunity for me to come closer to home,” Tom said. “I jumped on it.” Commentslast_img read more

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