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What a way to comeback!!
After watching Salem Union celebrate with a big walk-off victory on a three-run homer from JeVaughn Saunders on Saturday, Golden Gates' men came back on Tuesday night as the Baptist Sports Council continued its 2013 Coca-Cola Softball Classic, taking their frustration out on Macedonia.
In the feature game at the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, Golden Gates got a towering two-run blast from Sherman Ferguson in a walk-off 12-2 rout, stopping Macedonia in three
innings via the ten-run rule.
With the win, Golden Gates improved to 4-1, but now trail Calvary Deliverance mathematically in the pennant race. Calvary Deliverance stayed unbeaten at 2-0 with a 13-10 victory in an extra inning over
BIBA in the other men's game played.
Golden Gates and Calvary Deliverance will clash in what could determine the men's pennant on Thursday night in the middle game of a triple header at 8 pm. With their losses, Macedonia dropped to third at 3-1 and BIBA remained in fourth at 2-3.
In the other game, Golden Gates clinched the co-ed pennant as they doubled up Macedonia 10-5. While Golden Gates remained undefeated at 3-0, Macedonia dropped to the bottom of the pile at 0-3.
Here's a summary of the games:
Golden Gates 12, Macedonia 2: After playing to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first inning, Golden Gates' bats came alive with a three-run second and a seven-run third, highlighted by the monster jam deep over the center field fence, picking up Garfield Bethel on the game ending two-run blast.
Ferguson finished with a 2-for-3 night with four RBI and two runs scored; Bethel was 1-for-3 with two runs and a RBI; Richard Bain was 2-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored and Anthon Rolle had one hit, a RBI and two runs scored.
Ken Wood Jr. was the winning pitcher. Maitland Demeritte came in relief of starter D'Kyle Rolle and was tagged with the loss. Rolle had a RBI double, driving in Courtney Smith and he scored the other run for Macedonia.
Calvary Deliverance 13, BIBA 10: It took an extra inning as Calvary Deliverance broke up a 9-9 tie in the sixth inning by scoring four runs, sparked by Brad Wood Jr's RBI single, Jayson Clarke's RBI double, Patrick Lockhart RBI sacrifice fly and Robert Cox RBI single. Clarke finished 2-for-3 with a two-run homer; Lockhart was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs and Angelo Butler was 1-for-3 with a RBI
and two runs scored. Wood Jr. was the winning pitcher. Glenroy Saunders Jr. was tagged with the loss. McNeil Albury was 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run homer; Tony Strachan was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs, and Burlington Moss had a solo homer.
Golden Gates 10, Macedonia 5: Eugene Pratt went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, scoring three times; Sherman Ferguson was also 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run homer, scoring twice;
Jenette Hilton was 2-for-4, scoring twice and Thela Johnson also scored two runs for golden Gates.
Alfred 'Skater' Munnings was the winning pitcher. D'Kyle Rolle got the loss. Shaquell Smith was 2-for-3 with a run scored; Kili Kemp was 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored and Sheena Taylor was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
Here's the current team standings:
Here's the schedule for the remainder of the week:
7 pm - Salem vs. Macedonia (M).
8 pm - Calvary Deliverance vs. Golden Gates (M).
9 pm - BIBA vs. Men of Vision (M).
10 am - Macedonia vs. New Bethlehem (19).
11 am - Macedonia vs. Men of Vision (M).
Noon Salem vs. Calvary Deliverance (M).
1 pm - St. John's vs. St. Paul's (Co-ed).
2 pm - Calvary Deliverance vs. St. Paul's (M).
Sheniqua 'Q' Ferguson not only ran her fastest time ever this past weekend, but it was also the fastest time in the world this year.
The Auburn graduate, still in Auburn training with coach Henry Rolle, ran a blistering 11.07 seconds to win the women's 100 meters (m) at the War Eagle Invitational on Saturday. She initially ran a personal best time of 11.10 seconds in the heats, matching the world lead, and then came back in the final to crack the 11.0s for the first time in her career. Bahamian Nivea Smith, representing the Auburn Tigers, was seventh in that same race, in 11.78 seconds, and Tia Rolle, of Alabama State, was eighth, in 11.81 seconds. Smith ran 11.71 seconds in the heats. Just last week, Ferguson ran a personal best time of 22.64 seconds in the women's 200m, and now she has run a personal best time in the 100m.
"I feel awesome," said Ferguson from Auburn, Alabama yesterday. "I'm very happy with the time. I know I was about to run a fast time, and for it to be the fastest time in the world this year, I'm very happy. I just thank God that I was able to run so fast. I knew that anything was possible. Coming in, my goal was just to run faster than my PR (previous personal best time - 11.17 seconds). I just wanted to run fast and I felt like it was going to happen. To come out early in the season and run that time is a good feeling. Right now, my goal is to go under 11 seconds. I definitely feel like I could do it, but I'm just going to take it one meet at a time. There is a whole lot more running to go."
Bahamian coach Rolle, an assistant at Auburn University, also believes that 22-year-old Ferguson will eventually crack 11 seconds. For The Bahamas, just the 'Original Golden Girls' have accomplished that feat.
"Her training has been going really well," said Rolle yesterday. "She is really focussed. Her training indicated to me that she was ready to run very fast. That's how I knew Anthonique was ready to run very fast as well. These girls have shown tremendous improvement and the sky is the limit for them," he added.
Ferguson trains with fellow Bahamian Anthonique Strachan under the watchful eyes of Rolle down there in Auburn. Strachan ran her personal best time of 11.22 seconds at the Colina CARIFTA Trials last month, and matched that performance at the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships. Also in that camp in Auburn is Beijing Olympic Games silver medalist Kerron Stewart, from Jamaica. The three ladies teamed up with American Joanna Atkins to win the women's 4x100m at the War Eagle Invitational this past weekend, in 42.81 seconds. Ferguson ran the third leg in that relay. Smith ran as a part of the Auburn Tigers team which finished second, in 44.14 seconds. Rolle ran for the Alabama State team and they finished fifth, in 45.97 seconds. Smith also ran on the Auburn 4x400m team and they were third, in 3:42.99.
This upcoming weekend at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ferguson is scheduled to team up with Strachan, Smith and Chandra Sturrup, as the quartet hope to post a fast time on their trek to qualify a Bahamian women's sprint relay team for the London Olympics. The top 16 aggregate times in the world will qualify for the Olympics.
"I'm really looking forward to it," said Ferguson yesterday. "I feel like we just have to develop that chemistry. It's all about getting the girls together in one place. I'm a lil disappointed Debbie won't be there but she has her obligations so we just have to go out there and post a fast time without her. We were looking forward to running with Debbie but there will be more times. Right now, we have other people who could fill in. We will miss her but we have to do what we have to do. The exchange with Anthonique this past weekend went smoothly so hopefully, we could build off that and get faster," she added.
Also on that team, as an alternate, is University of Georgia freshman Tynia Gaither. Ferguson is optimistic that the girls can break 43 seconds in the relay.
Also competing at that meet in Auburn was national record holder in the men's triple jump, 'Superman' Leevan Sands. He opened up his outdoor season and popped a respectable 16.90m (55' 5-1/2") leap to win that event.
"I just want The Bahamas to know that Superman is back," said Sands from Auburn yesterday. "I'm here in full effect. Coach actually had in on the board for me to go out there and do 16.9 as an opening jump, and I was right at that. That's right where I wanted to be. I'm working on my hop and step and it's just a matter of time before I put a big jump together... 16.9 is a good opener for me. I was around that mark back in 2008 as well and I ended up with a great season. I'm looking for another great season this year."
That year, Sands culminated his season with the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics - setting the national record at 17.59m (57' 8-1/2"). He suffered a slight knee injury at last year's International Association of Athletic Federations' (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, but the Bahamian Superman said that he is fully recovered and ready to have a great year for The Bahamas.
"I'm trying a new approach this year," said Sands. "I'm moving back to 18 steps to hopefully get more speed to the board. Health wise I feel good. I'm a veteran now, so I'm focussed on what I need to do to show up at the big meets. It's all about winning another medal at the Olympics. I'm just going to take it one meet at a time and look to pop a big one when it counts - put it all in God's hands. My goal is to get into the Olympics healthy and have a strong performance for The Bahamas."
Also picking up a win on Saturday was former World Champion Donald Thomas in the men's high jump. The Bahamian high jumper leapt 2.26m (7' 5") for the win. Ryan Ingraham had a best jump of 2.17m (7' 1-1/4"), for third. Bahamian national record holder in the women's long jump, Bianca Stuart, also competed at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn. Stuart shook off an injury suffered at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Instanbul, Turkey, this year, to jump 6.51m (21' 4-1/4"), for second on Saturday. V'Alonee Robinson finished 13th in that competition, with a best jump of 5.44m (17' 10-1/4").
A number of other Bahamians competed at that meet in Auburn on Saturday, especially in the men's 100m. Jamal Rolle was fifth in 10.40 seconds; Aaron Cleare was 19th overall in 10.84 seconds; Shamar Sands was 21st overall in 10.86 seconds; Shawn Lockhart, representing Alabama State, was 22nd overall in 10.88 seconds, and Niles Stuart was 31st overall in 11.12 seconds. Rolle came back and was third in the 200m, in 20.84 seconds, and Lockhart was 32nd overall, in 22.15 seconds.
Nivea Smith also ran the 200m and finished second, in 23.32 seconds. Tia Rolle was seventh, in 23.88 seconds, and Robinson was ninth in 23.93 seconds. Krystal Bodie finished sixth in the women's 100m hurdles, in 13.45 seconds.
Also on Saturday, Andre Williams was third in the men's 400m, in 47.24 seconds, and Nathan Arnett was 13th overall in 48.81 seconds. Arnett was third in the men's 110m hurdles, in 14.14 seconds.
Niles Stuart had a best jump of 7.31m (23' 11-3/4") in the men's long jump to finish fourth, and Douglas Palacious finished seventh with a best of 7.06m (23' 2"). Palacious was fifth in the triple jump, with a best jump of 14.71m (48' 3").
Also this past weekend at the LSU Invitational, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Demetrius Pinder ran 20.46 seconds in the 200m, and at the Tom Jones Memorial, in Gainesville, Florida, Rodney Greene ran 10.63 seconds in the 100m. At the Mt. SAC Relays, Cache Armbrister ran 55.26 seconds in the 400m.
At the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Warren Fraser ran 10.34 seconds in the 100m and 21.10 seconds in the 200m. Also at those championships, Stephen Newbold ran a personal best time of 46.97 seconds in the 400m.
At the John McDonnell Invitational, in Arkansas, Ivanique Kemp tied her national record in the 100m hurdles, running 13.20 seconds; Tia Thompson ran 13.82 seconds in that same event; Jeffrey Gibson ran 50.69 seconds in the 400m hurdles; Andretti Bain ran 47.03 seconds in the 400m, and a pair of Bahamian long jumpers had outstanding performances in the men's long jump. Raymond Higgs leapt 8.07m (26' 5-3/4"), and Rudon Bastian leapt 7.93m (26' 0-1/4").
Next weekend Bahamian athletes will participate at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral service for Jacob Knowles age 61 years a resident of Little Creek South Andros will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8th 2011 at Blue Hill Gospel Chapel, Baillou Hill Road South . Officiating will be Pastor Perry Wallace , Elder Hartley Rolle assisted by other Ministers. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife Theresa Knowles; Brother Edwin (aka Rudolph) Knowles; Sisters, Rose Carey, Mary Agnes Rolle, Rebecca and Olly Mae Knowles; Brothers in Law; Sam Rolle, Carl Sullivan, and Allen Major; Sisters in law Colette Brown, Cheryl Saunders and Renae Sullivan; 2 Uncles, Elijah Forbes and Pedro Neely; 2 Aunts Pearlene Thompson and Ena Forbes; `Nephews, John Johnson, Keith (aka Pauly), Clifton and Oscar Knowles, Edmond Rolle, Edwin Jr, Brian and Oman Saunders, Mario and Allan Major and Dashanko, Nieces Nurse Rendell Johnson, Leila Collie, Vanda, Dena, Valarie and Delarese Carey, Tracey Simmons, Sonia Black, Racquel Knowles-Griffin, Veranell Dean, KucyKim and Vanessa Knowles, Tiffany Saunders, Ashley and Lauryn Brown; Grand nephews , Jefferson Jr and Jaleel Simmons, Matthew Griffin Jr, Deon Johnson, Anston Poitier, Anton, A.J. Darisio, Travis, Jason, Keenon and Leandro, Grand Nieces, Cindell Lockhart, Nadia Bain, Shantae and Charlysa Johnson, Natasha and Kathy, Brittney, Royann, Anthonique, Anya, Anthrice, Deshanae, Jade, Soniqua, Geoquanya, Rachea, Janae and Janell; God parents George and Theresa Johnson, and Minister Beulah Burrows: Godchildren, Hubert Sands Jr, Sonia Black, Nikitress Sands and Rechea Griffin; other relatives and friends including Hezekiah and Florence Johnson, Henry, Melbourne, Laverne, Jethro, Joseph, Frederick, Bernard, Hezekiah Jr, Harry, Allen, Jeffrey, Christopher, Michael, Elsie, Ethoyl and Dorcas Johnson, Margaret McKenzie, Clara Rahming, Marinetta Allen, Orlean Clarke, Victoria Lawerence, Cheryl Bodie, Bunita Sands, Eulene Kemp & family, Frankie Scott & family, Christina Carey & family, Hubert Sands Sr & family, Eldridge Sands & family, James Sands & family, Lenora Barr & family, Rachel Munroe & family, Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe & family, Edward Duncombe & family, Lloyd Sands & family, Joyce Conliffe & family, Rufus Sands & family, Boston Sands & family, Barbara Sands & family, Pastor Felix Smith & family, Pastor Henry Bullard, Pastor Bursell Rolle & family, Dr James McCartney & family, Dr Leon Higgs & family, Dr Elliston Rahming & family, George Farrington & family, Jacob Adderley & family, Bleva Gordon & family, Lillian McKenzie & family, Aramentha Taylor & family, Theophlius and Veronica Rolle & family, Norwood Rahming & family, Steadman Forbes & family, Noralee Cartwright & family, Jenny Knowles & family, Minister Angela Grey & family, Miriam Sands & family, Stephen Rolle & family, Willamae and Roberta Johnson & family, Brenhilda Basden & family, Alfred Adderley & family, Mable Morrison & family, Agnes Bain & family, Anthony Sweeting & family, Hillman Sweeting & family, Lizzie Watkins & family, Minera Jones & family, Caleb Sweeting Jr & family, Ethelyn Smith & family, Eula Nixon, Mary Barr, Lenox Smith & family, Patsy Francis, Dorabell Sands, Lilly Mae Bell & family, Majorie Black & family, George Black, Jefferson Simmons Sr, Charles Johnson, Matthew Griffin Sr, Stephanie Blatch, Darren Bain, Dudley Lockhart, Sarah Burrows & family, Joycelyn Carey & family, Minister Marion Forbes & family, Lofton Neely & family, Sterling and Zelma Bevans & family, Pastor Perry Wallace and the Blue Hill Gospel Chapel family, Staff and Students of S.C.Bootle High School, Staff and Students of Carlton E Francis Primary, staff and students of South Andros High, the entire South Andros Community other's too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service time.
Mr. Althorne Brett "Tootes" Toote Sr. age 32 years of Crawford Street, Oakes Field and formerly of Freeport, Grand Bahama will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11am at Faith Temple Ministries International, Prince Charles Drive. Bishop Philemon R. Wilson, assisted by Rev. Carlos Thompson will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
The Radiance of this "Topaz of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his: One Son: Althorne Toote Jr.; Three Daughters: Mylan Dean, Jasmine Cleare and Serenity Trembley; Mother: Loretta Marie Simms; Father: Brett Orville Toote; Step Father: Basil Simms; Step Mother: Sandra Toote; Two Brothers: Jonathan and Aaron Toote; One Adopted Brother: Darren Knowles; One Grandmother: Barbara Toote; Step Brothers and Sisters: Dexter McIntrye, Shindo, Shantell and Sherese Simms, Tanya Henfield and Shikera Knowles; Three Nieces: A'nya and Gabriella Toote and Devonya Knowles; Ten Uncles: Mark, Art, Stephen, Patrick and Al Francis, Hartley Wilkinson, Churton, Vaughn "Ricardo" Sr., Keith and Mario Toote; Twelve Aunts: Sabrina, Esther and Shorlette Francis, Theresa Burrows, Pamela Thompson, Marilyn, Sonja, Jacqueline, Deloris, Dersiree, Neisha and Edith Toote; Granduncles: Seron Adams of Nassau Bahamas and Kermit Bowe of New York; Grandaunts: Andrea McDonald of Miami, Florida, Marie Sealy of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Ruth Adams Edgecombe, Isa Strachan and Veronica Adams of Nassau, Bahamas and Nadine Lewis of Ohio; Numerous Cousins: D'Marco, Marcus, Tyler, Elan, Anson, Durana, Jem, Duran and Enriqua Francis, Georgette Robinson-Sands, Jacqueline Robinson, Nadia Rolle, India Wilson, Phillipa Armbrister, Jennika Lee, Shervonder Kemp, D'Angelo Bethel, Steven and Saasha Fountain, Tornesha, Stevana, Stephen Jr., and Tess Burrows, Adrian and Justin Carey, Harold and Betty Cash, Christen and Veron Charlton, Tinia Toote-Parker, Christopher and Kendra Toote-Cooper, Chana, Byron, Monique, Blain, Kenya, Sharon, Kevin, Keithra, Vaughnique, Javaughn, Vonrico, Vonya, Vaughn Jr. and Vaughnia Toote, Dominique and Denise Johnson, Chrislyn Dean, Trevor and Patricia Edgecome, Tia and Alexis Roberts, Merlin and Buttons Bowe, Devon and Carmen Strachan-Major, Mia, Anita and Len King, Calouise Williams, Donovan and Maria Laing, Maurice and Gayle McDonald, Raleigh Robinson and Joy Walker of Ohio, Joy Wilkinson-Moss, Chasserie, Mary Elizabeth and Churuse Sealy, Dion, Andrew, Davinia and Patria Thompson; God Sister: Nakesha Knowles-Kelly; Adopted Mothers: Rosemary Elvies, Margaret Gellineau, Dianna Simmons, Violet Patrick, Barbara Hanna, Arlene Sands and Pamela Sturrup; Adopted Sisters: Miriam Smith and Phillipa Brown; Other Loving Family and Friends Including: Bro. Clement Maycock, Sis. Patricia Ferguson, Bro. Emile Lesbot, Bro. Perry Decosta, Bro. Melvin Wallace, Tyrone Nabbie, Yvonne and Lester Flowers, Anise Bullard, Betty Henchell, Naomi Lubronson, Debbie Allen, Kristina Miller, Anjamarie Charles, Bro. Simms, Dr. Michael and Antonya Toote, Tamara Lockhart, Divinia Dean, Sivanna Cleare, Justina Trembley, Adrian Tinker, Ceri Howells, Kirk and Kyle Wilson, Terrell Culmer, Roy Minnis, Mark Davis, Ted Kay, John Carey, Eugia Edwards of Florida, Mark Dillard, Marshall Neymour, Gravin "Lukkie" Woodside, Changamarie (Co) Carey, Justin Sands, Nakiel Russell, Ezra Rolle, Jay, Shantanica Cooper, Percel Sturrup, Tara Clare and their families; The Edwards, Lockharts, Francis, Toote, Simms, Turnquests, Smiths, Burrows, Bethels, Lightbournes, Newbolds, Laings, Stubbs, Jones and Youngs Families.
Special Thanks To: Hon. Leslie O. Miller, Michael Fernandez, Maudline Hanna, Claudette Gibson, Eric Messmer, Shornette Smith, Lina Camacho, Princess Pinnock, Christine Russell, The Crawford Street Community, The Ringwood Drive Community, Freport Grand Bahama, Freeport Seventh Day Adventist Church, Family Guardian Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Adelaide Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm there will be no viewing at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Althorne Brett Toote Sr. children's educational fund at any Royal Bank of Canada Branch Account number 7516024.
Memorial Service for Sharon Annette March, 50, of Grace Avenue, Marathon Estates, will be held on Wednesday October 12th, 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish, Madeira Street. Monsignor Alfred Culmer will officiate.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 14th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Alfred Culmer will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her mother, Anna March; Sisters: Donna Nottage, Maureen Catalano, Kelly Lockhart-Gaillard and Rhonda March; Brothers: Stirling and Frederic March; Nieces: Rudi-Marie Bria Nottage; Nichole, Nathalia and Rhyse March and Jolie Lockhart-Gaillard; Nephews: Xavie ...
Funeral Service for Karis Kiresha Thompson, 5, of Excellence Estates will be held on Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 11:00am at Foresight Baptist Church, Nassau Village. Officiating will be Rev. Stanley G. Ferguson assisted by Rev. Denise Whymns and other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
Left to cherish her precious memories is her father: Kirk Thompson Jr. mother: Nadia Thompson; sister: Phillisa Lockhart; brothers: Christopher Thompson, Philip Lockhart Jr.; grandparents: Nancy Wright, Kirk and Antionette Thompson and Curlin Rolle; great grandparents: Sylvia Arnett, Henrietta Rolle, Earle Sands, Jack Wright; a ...
Funeral Service for LeRoy KemRick Brathwaite age 76 years a resident of #10 Gleniston Gardens, Nassau and formerly of St. Michaels Barbados will be held on Saturday 27th, August, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Kemp Road. Officiating will be Fr. Oswald Pinder, Fr. Stephen Davies and Fr. Dr. Ronald Hamilton.
Interment will be made in Ebenezer Cemetery, East Shirley Street.
Left to cherish the memories of LeRoy are his devoted wife of 47 years Angela Brathwite four sons Kenrick Brathwaite, Police Inspector Michael Brathwaite, Neil and Sean Brathwaite four daughters Sandra Brathwaite-Nixon, Marsha Saunders, Lola Johnson and Patrice Brathwaite twostep-daughters Gina Dorsett and Inga Bostwick 22 grandchildren Lauriettte Brathwaite, Katrina and Craig Nixon Jr., Jonathan Whyms, Krystine Brathwaite-Kinsel, Kelli and Kenrick Brathwaite Jr., Larry Saunders II, De'schanelle Saunders-Miller, D'yanndria and Destinee Saunders, Michaela, Michael Jr., Andrew and Zoe Brathwaite, Xyne'a Johnson, Knisia Johnson-Thompson and Tone' Johnson, Ari and Ashira Brathwaite, Shamere and Shimon Brathwaite six step-grandchildren Ya'Lann Coakley, Shelby and Malik Darsett, Petra and Peter Marshall and Ashaki Gibson four great grandchildren Kealo Brathwaite, Peyton Miller, Alaina Nixon and Maaliyah Thompson nieces Renee Hanna, Patrice Bowe, Tina Lockhart, Tennessee Bowe and Tabitha Styles nephews Brian and Neil Wright, Dillon Burrows, Patrick Bowe Jr., Richard Fox and Paul Major Jr. daughters-in-law Christine, Shirlyn (Shorie), Dannielle and Gloriann Brathwaite sons-in-law Mr. Larry Saunders and Mr. Everette Johnson sisters-in-law Brenda Bowe and Joanne Major brothers-in-law Paul Major Sr. numerous cousins including Gary Brathwaite and Family, Orville Durant and Family of Barbados, Atlee Brathwaite and Family of Barbados, Eggy Eastmound and Family of Barbados and a host of other relatives and friends including Ruby Murdoch-Hill and Family, Mrs. Jacquline P. Pittman of Ocala Fla.Carol Kemp, Mrs. Judy Cash and Family, Mrs. Bertha Newbold, Mrs. Patsy Roberts, Eldeace Wright, marion Wright, Fr. De'Angelo Bowe, Arthur Lockhart, Mr. Justice Neville Smith and Families, Mr. Clyde Rashad, Mr, Llewelyn Armstrong, Mr. Colin Deane and Families, Mr. Irvin Armstrong, Mr. Teddy Gazette, Mr. Michael Thompson, Mr. Carlton Jones, Marvin Bain, Mr. Paul Thompson, Mr. Colin Puckerin and Families, Mr. Barry Reid, Mr. Euristus Nicholls, Mr. Bertel Holder, Mr. E. Barrow and Family of Barbados, Mr. R. Blackman of Barbados the Styles Archer and Hudson Families, Mr. Peter Marshall Sr., Mrs. Alvilda Nottage, Mrs. Brenda Bethell, Mr. Leroy Major and Families, Helena Pennerman, Mr. Kelly Burrows, Margo McIntosh, Ms. Brenda Duvalier, Dr. Duane Sands, Nurse Rolle and Nurse Bodie, Nurses of Private Surgical Ward (PMH), The Gleniston Gardens Community including the Knowles, Murray, Bain, Moss, Davis, Rolle, Cox Families, the Barbadian, Bahamian Association, the Bahamas Cricket Association, the Cricket Club, Paradise Cricket Club, Friday Night Domino Gang, St. Margaret's Church Family, ACM of St. Margaret's Church, Retired Royal Bahamas Police Association, Prince Hall Masonic Family, Scotiabank Family, Commonwealth Bank Family, Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Attorney General's Office, Atlantis Hotel, Physiotherapy Dept, Rand Memorial Hospital, Ministry of Youth and Sports,Paul Thompson and Associates and others too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home
Robinson Road and First Street from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
There is a long list of speed merchants of Bahamian baseball. In the early decades, players like Tyrone McGregor, Lou Adderley and Basil 'Slick' Burrows set the pace on the base paths during Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA) games.
The 1970s however produced a special set of artists, skilled in getting from first to second, to third and home plate very quickly. It was a fearless lot, those speedsters trotted out by the top teams. Roosevelt 'Bruso' Turner of Del Jane (the organization known at times also as St. Pauli Girls Barons and Holsten Knights) was arguably the best. Turner also played for Beck's Beer.
He won the league scoring titles from 1972 to 1978 with the exception of the one year, 1977. In winning his six scoring titles, the first two for Beck's, Turner hit the 50 runs scored mark four times, his highest being 55 in 1975 for Del Jane. He had 50 in 1972 for Beck's, 53 in 1976 for Holsten Knights and 54 in 1978, also for Holsten.
However, his Holsten teammate Eddie Ford scored 58 in 1977. That mark is considered to be the all-time record. Jayson Moxey won the runs scored title in 1971 with 19 and Anthony Smith won in 1970 with 15. In the stolen bases department, Turner again separated himself from his peers. He won four stolen bases crowns (1972, 1973, 1974 and 1977). His 48 in 1972 is thought to be a record.
The 1970s also produced two pure speed specialists. The Schlitz Beer Franchise (also 100 Pipers and Bahamian Lumber) sort of took a page out of the book of Charlie Finley who owned the Oakland Athletics of the American League. Finley who was known for novelty tactics, once signed a track star named Herb Washington, just to steal bases. Washington never had an at-bat or played anywhere in the field. He was called into the game exclusively to pinch-run. Washington's career did not last too long because he had no baseball background.
During the 1974 and 1975 seasons, he stole 31 bases in 48 attempts and scored 33 times. He was never a big factor and Finley soon got tired of the exploration and let Washington go. Schlitz though, had Gordon Farrington and Anthony 'Skeebo' Roberts. They were different from Washington. Both Farrington and Roberts understood baseball.
Nevertheless, they were asked primarily to generate runs by stealing bases. It was an exciting time when they reached first base. Everybody in the park knew they were going to attempt a steal of second and if they got there, it was a try for third. They made for an added dimension of excitement to the 1970s.
Then of course, there were the regular starters around the league with speed, players like Jayson Moxey, Richard Lockhart, Eddie Ford, Lorenzo Lockhart, Ron Smith and Anthony Huyler. None of them were as successful however, as Turner. He was the biggest threat on base. Indeed, Roosevelt Turner was the speed king of Bahamian baseball in the 1970s. The statistics indicate as much.
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Funeral service for Mrs. Harriet Lutisha Munroe age 84 yrs. will be held at Chruch of God of Prophecy, East St. Tabernacle on Saturday August 20th at 10 am. Officiating will be Bishop Franklin Ferguson and internment will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memories are her: FIVE DAUGHTERS: Delmeta Seymour, Hilda Ferguson, Pamela Johnson, Vernese Albury and Sheralee Munroe; FIVE SONS: Michael E., Earnal" Wilmore, Ralph and Lyndon Munroe; GRANDCHILDREN: Tanya & Kenson Turnquest, Narissa King, Sean A. and Ryan M. Munroe; Delmar, Delray, Daren, Delbert, Deron and Dahlia Seymour; Kesa & Pastor Lennett Anderson, Kishan, Kharisma, Leneitra, Elise and Earnal (E.J.) Munroe, Yasmine & Earl Johnson Jr., Jalinka & Jermaine Strachan Sr., Zenobia and Dawn Munroe; Delia and Kermeka Ferguson, Donato, Kyle and Asher Munroe, T' Arnold, T' Anthony and Tanisha Johnson, Joshua, Jonathan, Joel and Joanna Albury; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Kenya, Khloe and Kenson Turnquest, Aniah King, D'Nevia Seymour, Micah, Caleb and Jordan Anderson, Isaiah Ellis, Earle Johnson; Jamila and Jermaine Strachan, Jr.; DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW: Eulease P., Marilyn, Altamese, and Cecilyn Munroe; SONS-IN-LAW: Tommy Johnson, Brian Albury, and Gladstone Ferguson; GRANDSONS-IN-LAW: Kenson Turnquest, Andrew King, Earl Johnson Jr., Jermaine Strachan Jr. and Pastor Lennett Anderson; SISTERS-IN-LAW: Evelyn and Verva Wallace, Clothilda Ferguson and Willamae Bridgewater; ONE BROTHER-IN-LAW: Harold Bridgewater, Sr.; NIECES: Louisa Richardson, Beryl Mortimer, Ora lee Lampkin, Marileta Bethel, Dorothy Strachan, Lorna Major, Victoria Wright, Mildred, Margo, Beryl, Sadiemae, Gloria, Ann and Eunice Wallace (Godchild), Merlene Dames, Frederica Schult (of Germany), Nicola Hanna and Trancinell Bridgewater; NEPHEWS: DeGlandvilie Panza, Cecil, Bursil, Winston, Pastor Perry Wallace; Maurice, Frederick, Calvin, John, Percy and Lester Wallace; Herman Munroe, Harold Jr., Frederick, Stephen and Trevor Bridgewater, Keith and Pastor John W. Fergusol, and Rev. Stephen Armbrister; A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING: Her childhood friend - Louise Curling & family, Prayer Partner - ,Ada Munroe & family, Neta Lockhart & family, Mercileta Neeley & family, Nurse Brunell Munroe & family, Cephas Maycock, Sr. & family, Demison Nesbitt & family, Rev. Matthias Munroe & family, Mizpah Munroe, Prieta Burnside, & family, Marjorie Wallace & family, Pastor Cyril & Angela Osmane, Lamond Maycock, Mary Jane Moxey & family, Clement and the Family of the late Henricus & Vashti Maycock, Family of the late Arthur & Rose Maycock, Family of the late Raphael & Manell Munroe, Family of the late Phalmon & Marilyn Collie, The Wallace, Hepburn, Lockhart, Maycock, Munroe, Moxey, Curling, Bridgewater, Wilson, Johnson, Joffre, Nesbitt, Pintard and Poitier Famlies, the congregations at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Holy Innocent Anglican Church, and the entire community of Ragged Island; South Beach Community Clinic Nurses and Nurse Joycelyn Pratt, Bishop Franklin M. Ferguson & family, Bishop Dr. Woodley C. Thompson & family, Minister Kendal C. Simmons & family, Bishop Brice H. Thompson & family, Bishop Elgarnet B. Rahming & family, Bishop Cephas Ferguson & family, Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe & family, Bishop Hartman L. Rolle & family and the Exuma District, Bishop Sterling Moss & family, Minister Barbara F. Williams & family, Rev. T.G. Morrison & family, Minister Denver Dames & family, Roselyn Curry-Lightbourne & The Curry Sisters, Dianna Hepburn & family, East Street Ladies' Fellowship, Roberta Hepburn & The Helping Hands Ministry, and the entire Church of God of Prophecy Family.
Friends may pay their respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home on Friday from 10 am to 6pm and on Saturday at teh church from 9am until service time.
Driving down the fear of crime and reducing violence in the country were major initiatives of Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade's policing plans in 2012 and 2013.
In the 2013 plan, Greenslade said reoffending criminals out on bail was a major challenge for the country.
"Our citizens continue to tell us of their concerns and fears because of the commission of crimes," the report said.
"Therefore, we will spare no effort in launching multifaceted initiatives which together will positively reduce the level of offending in our communities and give assurances of safety to our citizens."
The country ended 2013 with the murder count standing at 120, up from the 111 recorded in 2012 and down from the 127 recorded in 2011.
No crime statistics have been provided since July, but authorities have continued to say that crime overall is down.
The fear of crime is difficult to gauge, but authorities have also said repeatedly that this fear is too high as is the level of violent crimes in The Bahamas.
Many citizens continue to speak of that fear.
Ana Lockhart, who was robbed outside a Bank of The Bahamas ATM in December, said she was left traumatized by the ordeal.
Lockhart, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, said she is living in fear, afraid to drive to the food store, the ATM, and even to work.
"I'm living in fear," she said.
"I've had to pray. I've spoken to people about it and they've told me that I need to go for counseling.
"I had an incident last week where I had to go out and I went to a flower store to get some flowers for my grandmother's grave.
"And the flower store door, once it closes it locks. So a patron was coming in and she came at me really quickly to catch the door and I almost had a coronary in there.
"When I got to my car I just broke down crying because I was like 'God, I cannot live like this. I cannot live in fear'."
Tina Ferguson said her home was broken into five times within two months in 2012.
Ferguson, whose name was also changed, said she went on vacation with her two children in July 2012 and left her neighbor to watch her home.
She said her neighbor thwarted two separate house break-ins that month.
Ferguson said when she came back home in August she met all of her and her children's belongings in black plastic bags in the front room.
She said it looked like the thieves broke into her home again, but had to flee.
In August 2012, she said her home was broken into again.
"The last time they took everything," she said. "They took my son's games, my daughter's computer, even my bed."
After that, she said, she could not sleep in her home anymore and moved out.
Recently, Prime Minister Perry Christie spoke of his concerns about widespread crime fears and the decision by some people to adjust their lifestyles as a result.
On Monday, Christie unveiled initiatives intended to escalate the crime fight.
They come ahead of Greenslade's 2014 policing plan, which is mandatory under law.