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Eight female soccer players named to national team competing in first round of World Cup Qualifier

Eight of the 18-member U17 team representing the country at the CONCACAF Under 17 (U17) Girls’ World Cup Qualifier were seleted out of Grand Bahama. The young ladies left to catch up with the remainder of the team yesterday morning in New Providence. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The CONCACAF Under 17 (U17) Girls’ World Cup Qualifier kicks off this week (August 21-28). The 18-member team traveled into Puerto Rico yesterday afternoon. Ten of the athletes enlisted to the team were selected out of New Providence, with the final eight selected out of Grand Bahama. The eight young ladies selected out of Grand…
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BASRA/Butler race draws large field of swimmers

The water was packed with swimmers this past Saturday at the 47th BASRA/Bernie Butler Swim Race at Coral Beach. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Swimmers from near and far always look forward to the month of August with one particular event in mind. The 47th Annual BASRA/Bernie Butler Swim Race, a fund-raiser for the local non-profit air, sea and rescue association, provided another sizeable draw on Saturday at Coral Beach. The 3K and 5K swims were all competitive. The…
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Legacy Athletics is set to launch its program with a Hurdles and Jumps Clinic

Legacy Athletics is set to launch next week with a Hurdles and Jumps Clinic, August 25 – 27. Pictured from left to right are Daquan Swain (Rotaract Club of Freeport; sponsor), Kenyan Knights’ coach Jason Larrimore; Legacy Athletics founder Bianca Strachan; Program Development Assistant, Sandra Laing; Daphne McKinney, representing sponsor BTC and Rotaract Club of Freeport president, Kevin Turnquest II. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

It goes without saying how commendable it is to see a former star athlete begin to pay it forward, in hopes of pushing up- and-coming athletes in the right direction. Legacy Athletics, a newly formed program aiming to “empower, encourage and educate” young track and field athletes, is set to begin its quest in bringing…
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