Sports Scope

Jones cements professional status

Jonquel Jones

If coaches around the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) had pointed questions about the professional readiness of Grand Bahamian Jonquel Jones, they all have been answered.   If Connecticut Sun Coach Curt Miller had apprehensions about any duty he wants his now second season center/forward to perform on court, he now has a clear mind.…
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Garfunkel Field ushered in special sports era

Fred Sturrup

The integration of softball at Garfunkel Field during the 1940s ushered in the greatest sports era in the history of The Bahamas, with emphasis on the mixture of the social orders of the day.   The participation of persons of color along with acknowledged whites at Garfunkel Field spilled over abundantly to baseball at Clifford…
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Garfunkel Field, venue of softball integration

George Posey Gardiner

During the 1940s, as informed by the late George “Posey” Gardiner, organized softball began in the country.   The formal aspects of the game were passed on to Bahamian young lads by Fr. Marcian Peters and Fr. Herman Wind, two stalwart Catholic Ministers of the Gospel who were responsible for amazing works in the pulpit…
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Garfunkel Auditorium unveiled raw skills of Mychal Thompson

Mychal ‘Sweet Bells’ Thompson

Where did Mychal Thompson first demonstrate his quality basketball talents?   The trivia answer is the Garfunkel Auditorium.   Thompson ended his meaningful pioneer professional career, playing in the 6,000 seats PalaMaggio Arena in Caserta, Italy during the 1991-1992 season. Prior to that he graced gyms all over South Florida when he evolved as the…
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