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UMass lands a commitment from DePaul decommit Tafara Gapare

UMass has landed a big commitment from DePaul decommit Tafara Gapare. The 6-foot-10 forward is currently ranked No. 42 in the class of 2023 but will reclass to 2022 and play for head coach Frank Martin this upcoming season. “I chose UMass because the recruiting efforts has been good and...
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Frank Martin, UMass Basketball Make Splash: Land Four-Star Recruit

The Frank Martin era at UMass is off to a hot start. Martin and the Minutemen landed their first four-star recruit in three years on Wednesday, with Class of 2022 recruit Tafara Gapare announcing his intention to play in Amherst this fall. “I chose UMass because during the recruitment process,...
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Bedard Brothers’ Justin Casey Preps To Iron The Josh Billings; Raising Money For Boston Children’s Hospital

Justin Casey may be my best bud here in Berkshire County, although I may not be his 😂. So, what do ya do when you're envious of someone? Make fun of them!. Citing that Casey's stride is simply longer than mine being the reason for his faster and faster run times is simply not true. But, you know what is true? He's been training. HARD.
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Annual Avon Golf Outing Raises Money for Addiction, Mental Health Services

This weekend, hundreds of people will hit the links at the Country Club of Avon for a good cause. The fourth annual Connor Scott Zieky Foundation Golf Outing continues to grow and raise thousands of dollars for addiction treatment and mental health services. The Zieky family started the outing in...
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‘Basketball is community’ Hooplandia organizers predict 4k players for resurrected June 2023 tournament

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Wednesday’s news conference at the Big E was the third announcement that Hooplandia, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament is coming. But the event, set now for June 23 through June 25, 2023, at the Eastern States Exposition and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has never happened. Instead it was delayed twice by COVID-19.
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2022 UMass position group preview - Quarterbacks

Our position group preview series returns ahead of the 2022 season as the Minutemen of the University of Massachusetts look to forget a disastrous 2021 campaign and change their fortunes with a new but familiar face in charge of the program. Each group will get their own feature ahead of the season opener at Tulane on September 3rd.
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Koperniak Hits for Cycle for Double A Cardinals

AMARILLO, Texas -- Hoosac Valley High School graduate Matt Koperniak Tuesday hit for the cycle and drove in four runs in leading the Springfield Cardinals to an 11-9 win over the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the Double A Texas League. Hitting in the cleanup spot, Koperniak started his night with...
SPRINGFIELD, MA

Francis Ferguson ends Westfield Starfires’ first postseason run, leads Vermont Lake Monsters back into FCBL Championship

WESTFIELD – Despite taking an early lead, the Vermont Lake Monsters countered with a three-run fourth inning, helping them defeat the Westfield Starfires, 10-2, during the second game of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s semifinals at Bullens Field on Tuesday night. Just days after Jackson Hornung’s game-winning hit...
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