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Grand Bahama Members of the Bahamas U15 Soccer Team Welcomed Home - Aug 22, 2014 - 1:48:53 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) held its inaugural Girls’ Under-15 Championship, in Cayman Islands in August, and team Bahamas was a part of the history with a total of 16 teams.

Topping the excitement, Team Bahamas won their first match against Curacao with a 3 - 0 score on August 6th. Jaleah Taylor, Meaghan Smith and Marisa Vietti all scored a goal a piece for The Bahama. Marissa Vietti was named Player of the Game. All the fore mentioned girls are from Grand Bahama Island, and
Hanna Joy Simms was appointed team caption, while Marisa Vietti was appointed co-captain...
Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans takes bronze at Youth Olympic Games - Aug 22, 2014 - 11:38:06 AM

CHINA - Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans made history by breaking a BAHAMIAN record in 800m freestyle and won a bronze medal at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Day 3.

Joanna won gold at the 2013 Carifta Games, as well at the 2013
Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Championships (CCCAN). She also set previous national records at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this year, and in the World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai in 2013.
Swift represents The Bahamas well at the World Masters Championships - Aug 21, 2014 - 11:07:49 PM

Swift’s six member team represented both Swift and the Bahamas well at the World Masters Championships. The World Championships highlight both the club and country at the worlds’ largest meet. The Swift swimmers were Percy Knowles competing in the 80-84 age group, Andy Knowles competing in the 55-59 age group, Bruce Knowles also competing in the 55-59 age group. Nancy Knowles competing also competing in the 55-59 age group. Lisa Knowles competed in the 50-54 age group, and Allie McPhail competing in the 40-44 age group.

Here are a few facts about the meet.

Montreal, Canada, hosted the 15th edition and last stand-alone FINA World Masters Championships from July 27 to August 10, 2014 exactly 20 years after successfully organising the event for the first time.
San Salvador High School Basketball Team Feted by Club Med - Aug 21, 2014 - 2:47:49 PM

PORT ST LUCIE, Florida – Members of the Caciques Basketball Team of San Salvador Central High School were rewarded for their outstanding achievement in the game by being feted to a week-long stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.

Called the Caciques after the Arawak Indian chief, the team, accompanied by their teacher, Coach S. Brown, were given the VIP treatment upon their arrival at the all-inclusive resort also known for its comprehensive sporting programmes.

Club Med executives greeted the team at Ft. Lauderdale Airport and whisked them away in a chauffeur-driven limousine to the property where a private welcome cocktail reception and orientation at the Spanish Patio took place.

2014 Bahamas Half Set to Challenge Athletes - Aug 19, 2014 - 12:31:23 AM

Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural Bahamas Half in 2013, the Bahamas Roadmasters running club is set to launch the 2nd annual Bahamas Half. This event is being held on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 and will feature the half marathon, half marathon 3-person relay and a 10K race. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bahamas Special Olympics and be fun for all ages and skill levels including walkers and junior athletes.

The event starts and finishes at Arawak Cay. The internationally certified half marathon and 10kmcourses head West for an out and back route. There are multiple water and support stations along the course, manned by race volunteers and the RBDF and RBPF.

Honouring Bahamian Olympians Sir Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke‏ - Aug 15, 2014 - 1:11:48 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Olympic Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture pay tribute to 1964 Olympic Gold Medalists Sir Durward “Seawolf” Knowles and Cecil “Go to hell Harry” Cooke who made The Bahamas proud as its first ever gold medal winners in Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan – 50 years ago – in Sailing (Star Class).  The Olympians will be honoured at a luncheon on October 23, 2014 in the Crown Ballroom, Atlantis, Paradise Island.  Pictured at a Press Conference, August 13, at Montagu Gardens are, seated: Sir Durward Knowles, left, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson; and, standing, Bahamas Olympic Committee President Wellington Miller, and Sandra Cooke, daughter of Cecil Cooke... 
Grand Bahama youth soccer benefits from Club's relationship with English Premier League - Aug 15, 2014 - 11:12:20 AM

The remarkable relationship between Freeport Rugby Football Club and the English Premier League – the most popular league in the world’s most popular sport – really paid off with the soccer camp prizewinner’s trip to Florida.

The two boys and two girls not only watched the Wayne Rooney, identified as player of the tournament, score to help Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 to win the Guinness Cup in front of 51,000 at Sun Life Stadium, Miami.

Eleven-year-old Kadicia Babb and Kourtni Pinder, Donte Singh and Cameron Chandler, all 12, also enjoyed an action-packed three days of fun...

Changing of the Guard in Bahamian Athletics - Aug 14, 2014 - 11:54:10 PM

Coming off the heels of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, Chef de Mission Roy Colebrooke says he is excited about the future talent of Team Bahamas as this is a transitional period for athletics in The Bahamas.

“There is a changing of the guard with this new group representing The Bahamas. We still have our veterans who are the backbone, but many of them have retired. Right now out of this new group we are going to see some bright stars. For a good amount of these athletes, the Commonwealth Games was their first major international competition. Many of them are professional athletes and in university doing well,” said Mr Colebrooke.
John Hemingway Joins Anglers in Bimini for Upcoming Wahoo Smackdown V - Aug 12, 2014 - 5:19:25 PM

ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS -  Following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, author John Hemingway this year has run with the bulls in Pamplona and will be soon fishing the big game grounds off Bimini—the same tiny Bahamas out island where Papa Hemingway chased marlins and tuna aboard his beloved “Pilar” in the 1930s.

In November, John Hemingway will return to Bimini, this time chasing speedy Wahoo as Grand Marshal of the popular Wahoo Smackdown V series, hosted by the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina in Alice Town...
Edukarting builds team spirit during government school summer camp programme - Aug 10, 2014 - 9:06:30 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -The Edukarting Summer Camp Programme, now in its second year, finished on August 8th. This year there was a greater mix of ages and schools ranging from 8 years old to 18 years old and it was very rewarding to see the older students mentoring the younger ones. A good display of team spirit, one of the Edukarting objectives. A good showing of girls of varying ages may have added an extra edge to the competition.

This year, the students were lucky enough to be driving on a track of reasonable length as the running track at C.I. Gibson was put to four-wheel use instead of feet. In fact, Mr. Tim Munnings, the Director of Sports for the Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture tested out his four wheel ability instead of his famous feet! With cones in place to form chicanes, the drivers had to navigate their way around the track with time penalties if they nudged or hit any one of them or incurred any other infractions....
Grand Bahama Darts Association's 2012-13 weekly results - Oct 20, 2013 - 12:43:01 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Dart Association's League 2012/13 Season Results.

Dart Results for Week 1. Scores and highlights within.

For more Information about the League email...

2013 BAAA Competition Calendar - Feb 23, 2013 - 11:55:10 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The first meet of the year was held in Nassau on January 5th. 

The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet began the 83 day countdown to CARIFTA 2013 and will act as a measuring stick by coaches and athletes to test fitness and progress going into the new season.

Athletes home for the holidays were expected to compete in the event, which had over 400 entries.

See the 2013 BAAA COMPETITION CALENDAR within...

TCIFA respresents at CONCACAF U15 Girls Championships - Aug 21, 2014 - 1:14:02 PM

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – Three Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) representatives attended the recently held CONCACAF U15 Girls Championships that took place in the Cayman Islands. Attending on behalf of the Football Association were Patrice Senior, Alexander Bryan and Brittney Bien-Aime.

The inaugural competition featured teams from 16 countries throughout the CONCACAF confederation. Of the championship, it was the team from Canada that won after playing a hard-hitting game against Haiti. The event follows on the heels of last year’s inaugural the Boys’ Under-15 tournament, which was also hosted by the Cayman Islands and was won by Honduras.
Italians Negri and Lambertenghi lead the 2014 Star Easterns - Aug 13, 2014 - 9:56:27 AM

Brunnen (Switzerland) - Another roller-coaster day was added to the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship today, Race Day 3, with a 3 hour onshore postponement this morning followed by a relatively stable northerly afternoon breeze. Happily, however, competitors were able to continue the battle for the prestigious Silver Star Championship title at 3.20 pm when Race 4 finally got underway.

At the start, a majority of the Star fleet seemed to favour the Race Committee boat end of the starting line but quickly discovered the left side of the course was the best option when the major left phase wind shift reached the bottom part of the Race Course. Emilios Papathanasiou and Antonis Tsotras (GRE 8434), who proved themselves pin-end start specialists in the 2014 International Star Class World Championship this past July, were of course there at the pin ready and waiting to take advantage of the first shift of the race...
Bahamas Mens 4 X 400 Take Silver at Commonwealth Games - Aug 7, 2014 - 11:47:20 PM

SCOTLAND -  The Bahamas men's 4 x 400m relay team consisting of Chris Brown,  Latoy Williams, Michael Mathieu, and Alonzo Russell took the silver on the last day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday
at the Hampden Park National Stadium.

England came first with 3:00.46, and bronze went to Trinidad & Tobago with 3:01.51.

Bahamas' women's 4  x 400m team came out 7th overall in their final.

The Bahamas total medal count was 3; a Silver from Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace in the women's 50m butterfly in swimming, and a bronze from Jeffery Gibson in the men's 400m hurdles...

Frank Rutherford to conduct 2 day youth sports camp in Nassau - Aug 7, 2014 - 6:27:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Frank Rutherford Foundation will conduct its annual  'Mega Malt Frank Rutherford National Youth Combine '. In conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Friday- Saturday, August 8 and 9, 2014.

Young Bahamians between the age of 10-17 who have wanted to be introduced to a sport, or those who have been playing a sport but want to find what the true sport they need to be playing to give them a college scholarship offer, will have a chance to be evaluated.

The combine is a recruiting and exposure opportunity for both federations and young athletes/parents who have an unusually big child that is very young that needs to be involved in sports. The combine will put the young athletes
Bahamas defeats Curacao 3-0 in first match at CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship in Cayman - Aug 7, 2014 - 12:45:39 PM

CAYMAN ISLANDS - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is holding its inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship, in Cayman Islands from August 6-17, 2014, and team Bahamas has won their first match against Curacao with a 3 - 0 win on August 6th.

Jaleah Taylor, Meaghan Smith and Marisa Vietti all scored a goal a piece for The Bahama. Marissa Vietti was named Player of the Game. All the fore mentioned girls are from Grand Bahama Island.

16 national teams are attending, and were placed into four groups of four and are participating in round-robin play over the competition’s first six match days.  The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals...
52 Star off Brunnen for the 2014 Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Aug 6, 2014 - 3:38:32 PM

Brunnen (Switzerland) - The "Switzerland Starfleet LUV" (Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. It will mark the occasion by organizing the "Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship" that will take place from the 7th to the 13th of August on the Lake Lucerne.

Italian Diego Negri, second one month ago at the Star Worlds racing with Sergio Lambertenghi, has gained the SSL Skipper ranking leadership and he’s also the 2013 Eastern Hemisphere Champion, and he is one of the men to beat in Brunnen. Other top ranked skippers include greeks Emilios Papathanasiou with Antonis Tsotras, George Szabo from USA with...
McLaughlin snags top post with premier global racing body - Aug 6, 2014 - 3:12:30 AM

The Bahamas can now boast its first-ever top level representative on the organization that is to motorsports what the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to athletics.

Bahamas Speed Week Revival chairman David Mclaughlin has been named a director of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for major auto racing events around the world.

“This is indeed an honour,” said McLaughlin. “The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile is the world governing body of motorsports and runs the major events in Europe, America, Asia and Australia...
Atlantis, Paradise Island’s Annual Division I Men’s Early-season College Tournament Scores With ESPN and AXS TV - Aug 5, 2014 - 11:58:33 AM

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Eight elite teams will compete in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis, one of the most exhilarating Division I Men’s early-season college basketball tournaments. Running November 26-28, 2014, Atlantis, Paradise Island’s fourth annual tournament features the University of North Carolina (UNC), UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), Georgetown University, University of Florida, University of Wisconsin, Butler University, University of Oklahoma, and UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham).

Kicking off the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament will be UNC vs. Butler University; the first round of games on Wednesday, November 26 is as follows...

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