Sports Scope

Top Bahamian athletes to surface for new track season in Grenada

Fred Sturrup

The last notable world sighting of Alonzo Russell, Steven Gardiner and Jeffery Gibson was at last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Russell and Gardiner were two of that foursome, inclusive of Chris Brown and Michael Mathieu, which maintained the successful tradition of The Bahamas by capturing the 1600 meters relay bronze medal…
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National Tourney enhances high school basketball image

President David A. Granger

In recent times, in this space, the market value of high school basketball in the country has been emphasized.   Well, on Friday in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas National High School Basketball Championships turned into the kind of extravaganza, not often matched by sporting events in this country. Two regional state leaders graced the St.…
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High school basketball action upstages leagues, federation


All of the excitement and the interest that surrounded the 35th Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament emphasized the disparity between what goes on with high school basketball in the country as compared to activities in the leagues and weighed against lack of incentives provided by the national parent body for the sport.   There is a…
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Gardiner on bubble, leading up to Sports Academy roll out

Rupert Gardiner

I saw Rupert Gardiner the other day. We kidded around about his weight. I recall when he was among the top three outstanding middle distance runners in the country. As is his demeanor, Gardiner fielded the soft criticism about poundage very well, but he got very serious when I congratulated him for being appointed the…
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