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December 14, 2010
'I know I can knock 'Choo Choo' out...'

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Ever since they had a chance to spar against each other during their amateur days, Alex Fox said he always dreams of getting the opportunity to fight against Jermaine "Choo Choo" Mackey.

Since those days, Mackey has gone on to win the Bahamas' super middleweight title and he also held the British Commonwealth, the World Boxing Cou...

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December 15, 2010
MOE sports unit coming on stream

For far too long, the winner of the annual Hugh Campbell Classic have been purported to be national high school champions. As false as that claim might be, it has become widespread opinion among sporting enthusiasts and many in the general public.
Well, now a system is being put in place where genuine high school champions can be crowned in not just basketball but other sporting disciplines as wel...

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December 15, 2010
American coaches for Bahamian national teams

The two new head coaches for the country's national basketball teams were on hand Saturday night, to watch all three games played in the New Providence Women's Basketball Association (NPWBA).
Americans Larry Brown and Larry Tidwell were named by the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) last Friday as the two national coaches. Both will be assisted by local based coaches. The two coaches will bring ...

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December 16, 2010
Golf clinic expected to be 'very busy' on closing day

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE third annual Georgette Rolle Golf Clinic for youngsters, being held at the Bahamas Golf Federation's Driving Range at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, will come to a close today.

And based on what she has seen over the first two days of competition, Rolle said she's confident that the participants all had a great time learn...

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December 19, 2010
How sweet it is

With less than five months of practice, the young dancers of the Bahamas Salsa Social Network shimmied into a strong showing at the recently held Ballroom Blitz in Orlando.
Instructors Indira Francis and Chris Mortimer took a team of 16 dancers to Florida in November for the dance sport event hosted by World Promotions, the World Dance Arts Foundation and the World Salsa Federation.
The team compe...

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December 20, 2010
Bronze in Dubai for Arianna!

Saving the best for last, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace has placed herself amongst the world's best, as she swam to a bronze medal in the women's 50 freestyle in a new personal best and record time of 24.04 seconds on Sunday, improving on her semi-final time by four one hundredths of a second. She won her semi-final heat on Saturday in 24.08 seconds.
This is the first medal for The Bahamas at the FIN...

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December 21, 2010
BBFF names its athletes of the year

The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF) has announced its award winners for 2010, and to hardly anyone’s surprise, veteran bodybuilder Raymond Tucker emerged as the Most Outstanding Athlete in the sport.
Tucker, who led two national teams this year, secured the Hubert Wong Award as the country’s best bodybuilder for 2010. Tucker won both medals for The Bahamas at the Ant...

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December 21, 2010
Swim stars return home

By BRENT STUBBS

Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AS long-time teammates and roommates, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace said she wanted to share her FINA World Short Course Championships bronze medal with nobody else but Alana Dillette.

Yesterday, the dynamic duo returned home where they were greeted at the Lynden Pindling International Airport by Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) president ...

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December 21, 2010
Seahawks top Titans in double OT thriller

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE opening game of the Bahamas Basketball Federation's Sunsplash shootout featured tough defense and a battle on the boards for rebounds in the double overtime thriller.

After playing two extra periods, the Salve Regina Seahawks topped the Westminster (PA) Titans 63-59 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Monday night.

The Seahawks shot ...

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December 21, 2010
Welcome home!

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NOBODY was more proud of Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace's bronze medal performance at the 10th FINA World Championships than Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) president Algernon Cargill.

During a brief welcome ceremony at the Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday, Cargill said it was an historic appearance for the Bahamas at...

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Wikileaks: Mitchell reinforced view of 'fractured' Turks and Caicos politics
December 23, 2010
Wikileaks: Mitchell reinforced view of 'fractured' Turks and Caicos politics

Confidential dispatches released to the public through the Wikileaks diplomatic cables leak reveal that former foreign affairs minister Fred Mitchell told US Embassy officials in Nassau that the lack of a "serious" CARICOM effort to prevent direct UK rule over Turks and Caicos was a result of a "surprising ambivalence" among TCI government and opposition officials.

The cables emanating from the...

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December 22, 2010
Wikileaks Cable: PLP, FNM not serious about Turks Caicos union

The United States Embassy in The Bahamas expressed the view in 2009 that The Bahamas was not seriously interested in forming a federation with the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), according to a secret cable released by Wikileaks.
The cable was dated September 3, 2009, classified by Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau Timothy Zuniga-Brown. It was published by the British newspaper The G...

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December 22, 2010
BPF to honor past athletes

In a move which Bahamas Powerlifting Federation (BPF) President Rex Burnside is terming as long overdue, two former pacesetters in the sport here in The Bahamas will be the first persons to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. That first class of inductees will include former national champions Tony Mortimer and Della Thomas.
Mortimer set the national record in the squat at the initial national cham...

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December 22, 2010
Pro bodybuilding show set for The Bahamas

One of the biggest athletes in all of sports is rumored to be coming to these shores next year.
American Toney ‘The X Man’ Freeman, who currently resides in England, is scheduled to be the headliner at a professional bodybuilding show here in The Bahamas next year. Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF)?President Danny Sumner said that the show is definitely in the works an...

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December 22, 2010
Little League Baseball to host junior tourney on Abaco

WITH the recent success the Bahamas has experienced in Little League Baseball, further exposure for the sport is on the horizon.

Little League Baseball Bahamas District I has announced that it is slated to host the XII Annual Regional Junior League Tournament in Abaco.

The tournament will be held in conjunction with the Bahamas Baseball Federation and the Little League Baseball Organising Commit...

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December 23, 2010
Bahamians making waves in swimming

Despite having limited or no access at all to the Betty Kelly Kenning National Aquatics Centre, local swimmers have still been dominant on all levels this year, according to Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) President Algernon Cargill.
The most recent and more notable accomplishment, is the bronze medal won by Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace at the 7th FINA?World Short Course Swimming Championships, wh...

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December 27, 2010
Pay day for Vanderpool-Wallace

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard confirmed yesterday that swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace will receive an incentive grant, after winning the bronze medal at the 7th FINA?World Short Course Swimming Championships, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Maynard made the announcement during the courtesy call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. Vanderpool-Wallace was surrounded by...

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December 28, 2010
National boxing forum scheduled for January

The year 2010 has been one of great advancement for the amateur boxing national program. The Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas (ABFB) enhanced its reputation through the nation’s top two amateurs, Valentino Knowles and Carl Hield.
The former won a gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games and both he and Hield won bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games. Also, they ...

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December 29, 2010
Volleyball gets into medal success mix

On my regular visits to Grand Bahama, I chat often with Donald Cornish. He is the Government Administrator in Freeport and indeed is a busy man. Recently, he talked about a particularly hectic day, inclusive of meetings, one-on-one interactions and even a wedding service.
Indeed, his administration plate is full, but there is much more to this man Don Cornish.
From a sports perspective, he has bee...

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December 29, 2010
Junior women's softball team to face Puerto Rico

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

Although its local season ended months ago, the Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF) is still busy as it prepares to field the first of several national teams to represent the country in the near future.

The BSF's 18-member junior women's national team is slated to begin competition today in the International Softball Federation Youth W...

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Remote control boat season starts in Spring
December 31, 2010
Remote control boat season starts in Spring

This upcoming year should be a big one for the Bahamas Remote Control Power Boat Sport Federation (BRCPBSF) as plans are being made to officially start the season in March or April of 2011.

President Avery Tulloch said the executive committee is working feverishly to ensure that everything is place for the launch. The official start will be based on how long the winter season lasts, as Tulloch ...

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December 30, 2010
Holyfield vs. 'Tank' now set for Jan. 22

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

A LONG series of setbacks appears to be nearing an end for the Bahamas' leading professional fighter as the long awaited star-studded bout against a boxing icon appears to have finally reached a solidified date.

After three postponements and delays, the fight between Sherman "Tank" Williams and Evander Holyfield is now scheduled to t...

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January 05, 2011
Bahamas' 16-and-under girls eliminated in fastpitch tourney

The Easton Foundation Youth World Cup staged at the International Softball Federation's world headquarters complex in Plant City, Florida, nears its completion. However, the Bahamas has been eliminated.

The 16-and-under girls' fastpitch tournament consists of 23 teams representing eight different countries and runs through January 5.

In their final contest, Puerto Rico dominated the Bahamas,

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January 05, 2011
After-school sports huge challenge - Part II

All the way back in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States was established. The organization’s motto is as powerful today as it was at the outset: “Sports for all, Forever.”
Wikipedia, the online bible of information, gives the basic history of the AAU.
“The AAU was founded to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports. During the early years, the A...

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January 12, 2011
2011 Baseball Season to open in The Bahamas

The Bahamas Baseball
Federation invites ALL baseball fans to join  The Junior Baseball League of Nassau as it opens its 2011
season:

Place: JBLN Field of Dreams / St. Andrews

School Grounds

Time: Opening Ceremonies:

10:00am

BBF President Craig Kemp will bring

remarks

Opening dates for Grand Bahama Little League, Freedom Farm, and Spanish Wells within...

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January 13, 2011
BSF, Smooth Sailing to host Softball Cruise Clinic II next month

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

FOR the second consecutive year, local high school softball players will benefit from the tutelage of international professionals visiting our shores.

The Bahamas Softball Federation, in conjunction with Smooth Sailing, is scheduled to host the Softball Cruise Clinic II next month.

The event is all set to take place in New Providenc...

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January 13, 2011
sports inbrief

BASEBALL

JUNIOR BASEBALL

LEAGUE ACTION

THE Junior Baseball League of Nassau is scheduled to open its 2011 season at the St Andrew's Field of Dreams this weekend with games starting 6pm today.

The league, however, is set to officially kick off the season at 10am Saturday. During the ceremony, Bahamas Baseball Federation president Craig 'Salty' Kemp is expected to bring remarks.

BASEBALL

FREED...

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January 13, 2011
@WhiteC Senior league baseball set to returnif equals @WhiteC

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Baseball
By KELSIE JOHNSON
NGâ Sports Reporter
kelsie@nasguard.com

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Creating a league for senior baseball players to compete in, is one of the main items on the agenda for the Bahamas Baseball Federation(BBF)this year. As a result, the executive members met last evening, in an effort to exchange ideas to get this project off the ground.
According to BBF General Secreta...

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January 13, 2011
Senior league baseball set to return

BASEBALL

Creating a league for senior baseball players to compete in, is one of the main items on the agenda for the Bahamas Baseball Federation(BBF)this year. As a result, the executive members met last evening, in an effort to exchange ideas to get this project off the ground.
According to BBF General Secretary, Teddy Sweeting, the federation is planning on sending a squad off to compete in the...

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January 15, 2011
Sands optimistic about this season

President of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Mike Sands has high expectations for this year’s track and field season. He believes that elite, junior and youth track and field athletes will have a stellar year and will surpass 2010’s excellent showing on both the regional and international levels.
With three major championships scheduled, Sands said that it will ...

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