Recent Posts by Fred Sturrup, Sports Scope

Top athletes not available for Pan Am Games in Peru

SHAUNAE MILLER-UIBO

I confirmed yesterday that it is not likely, top athletes Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steve Gardiner will be included in Team Bahamas, at the upcoming Pan Am Games, set for Lima, Peru July 26-August 11. A meet that they are sponsor-committed to, I understand, actually takes priority in this instance. This situation speaks to a need…
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Another milestone for Mike Sands

MIKE SANDS

Last Tuesday regional sports stalwart Mike Sands achieved another in a still-growing list of milestones. He captured the single majority of votes during the election for a new North American, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) president. Sands got 14 votes compared to 12 for Haiti’s Alain Pierre, to replace the long-standing chief Victor…
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Vote for Jonquel Jones!

Jonquel Jones

It’s very easy.  Just go online to “wnba all-star voting” and when the list of teams pops up, select the Connecticut Sun. Then, simply tick the box next the Jonquel Jones’s photo and vote. At last official check, the 6-6 center/forward who hails from the settlement of Holmes Rock in Grand Bahama, was fourth in…
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Mississippi Travel Camps success adds to HOYTES basketball legacy

HOYTES/GBSPA VENTURE –The Grand Bahama Sports Promotion Association (GBSPA) and HOYTES recently coordinated the inaugural ‘Mississippi Travel Camps’ project. Boys’ and girls’ teams took part. Pictured at the Ruleville High School Gymnasium, in front from left are Darren Anderson, Kendi Outten, Beyonce Forbes, Joshua Fawkes and Jonathon Joseph. Standing from left are Michael Prosper, Javier Johnson, Beyonce Tate, Odesha Jones, Marcia Nottage, Dacato Johnson, Durron Parker and Lincoln Ritchie. (PHOTO: FRED STURRUP)

One of the finest experiences in my multi-decades of sports development was the recent Mississippi Travel Camps Project that concluded July 3. I was privileged to jointly work with the legendary Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee in coordinating the inaugural Mississippi Travel Camps, which afforded young male and female basketball players, competition and exposure at elevated…
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