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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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Women’s basketball scene demands greater attention


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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