Sports Scope

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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Women’s basketball scene demands greater attention

EVAN WISDOM

The high profile and talent deep status of the preeminent high school basketball tournament in the country puts the Hugh Campbell Classic in a class by itself. I venture to say that no high school sporting event rivals the excitement and euphoria that come with the Hugh Campbell event.   On Monday past, at the…
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‘Bahamian’ flavored welcome for Buddy Hield in Sacramento

Fred Sturrup

Tonight Buddy Hield and his new Sacramento Kings teammates are scheduled to engage in the third game since his arrival. The Kings are at home for a 10:30 p.m. encounter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.   If you are keeping score, the Kings are 1-1 since the high profile deal that sent Kings’ superstar DeMarcus Cousins…
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Monster day by Devynne Charlton for Purdue team

Fred Sturrup

It was a monster day for Devynne Charlton at the Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend.   Charlton’s Purdue University Boilermakers (94 points) got nipped for the title by Penn State (96.5 points), but Charlton was awesome in winning her specialty, the 60-meters hurdles (7.97), the 60…
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