Sports Scope

Unsung sports historian Cliffy “Nine” Moss passes

KENTUCKY COLONELS OF EARLY 1970S – Cliffy “Nine” Moss, kneeling at left, was on the 1973 Kentucky Colonels Bahamas Amateur Basketball Association Paradise League Championship squad. Also kneeling are Roosevelt “Bruso” Turner at center, and Jimmy Bostwick at right. At rear from left are: Dewitt Hanna, sponsor Bill Claridge, Cecil Thompson, Anthony Bostwick, Sterling Quant, Eddie Ford, Keith “Beelzebub” Smith, and Wenty Ford, Sharon “The General” Storr and Phil “Cabbage” Poitier were to join the Colonels later on.  

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL Cliffy “Nine” Moss departed this side of eternity last week Monday, and the Bahamian sporting fraternity lost a historian of the highest order. No other was better than him, in my view, and few were his equal. Moss was unsung, but there were those in that high intelligence sports circle, who recognized…
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Former PS Nairn’s impact on national stadium, substantive, befitting his style

FILE PHOTO: In this Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture September, 2009 photo by Erick Rose, Permanent Secretary Archie Nairn (left), is seen with His Excellency Hu Dingxian, the then Ambassador of The People’s Republic of China.

Sports Scope Special Another of our noble sons has departed this life, for eternity. The Reverend Archie Nairn died two weeks ago, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It was during the very early 1980s, that I first began interacting with the then, Commissioner Archie Nairn. He was posted in North Eleuthera, and, I was producing my…
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“Boston Blackie” Miller should be memorialized

LEONARD ‘BOSTON BLACKIE’ MILLER

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL This coming Saturday morning, July 11, beginning at 11 a.m., the home-going service for national hero Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller is scheduled to take place at New Covenant Baptist Church, on East West Highway, in the capital island New Providence. I refer to the late Boston Blackie as a national hero, because…
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“Boston Blackie” was one of a kind

LEONARD ‘BOSTON BLACKIE’ MILLER

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL A national hero died on Sunday. I remember vividly, the first time I saw Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller, with full recognition as to who he really was. This was back in the late 1950s, (I think 1959 was the year) at a time when spectators lined the streets along the route of…
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