Sports in brief

SOFTBALL NPOTSA RESULTS THE New Providence Oldtimers Softball Association continued its regular season action in the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park at the Southern Recreation Grounds over the weekend. The following results were posted: Cabinet World 7, QClub Divers 4 Keith Richards got the win over Alphonso 'Chicken' Albury on the mound as Henry Cooper was named the player of the game after he had three at-bats in which he got a home run, drove in a run and scored another. Da Boyz 17, BTC Vibes 2 Mike Dillet was the winning pitcher and Clement Rolle suffered the loss on the mound. Dillet was also named the player of the game after he tossed a one-hitter to secure the win. Proper Care Sharks 16, QClub Divers 9 Foster Dorsett was the winning pitcher and Lester Stuart got tagged with the loss as Dennis Davis was named the player of the game after he had two hits with two RBI, scoring a run in his five-at-bat. Crusaders 11, Bahamas Welding & Fire 1 Glenroy 'Flo' Saunders out-duelled Michael Sawyer on the mound as Kevin Hinsey was named the Player of the game after he homered, drove in four runs on two hits in his four-at-bat. The NPOSTA is slated to be back in action on Saturday and Sunday. BASEBALL SWEETING EARNED HONOURS THE Bahamas Baseball Federation congratulates Tre Sweeting for turning in another stellar season during the high school campaign this year in the United States. Sweeting earned NCISAA all-state honours and was named the Carolinas Athletic Association's player of the year for the second time after batting .525 with 24 RBIs, 10 doubles and five home runs. He was 24-for-25 in stolen base attempts. BASKETBALL BGDWBA ACTION THE Bahamas Government Departmental Women's Basketball Association continued its regular season action at DW Davis Gymnasium over the weekend. The BPSU Diamond Girls knocked off the Defense Force Wahoos 52-42. Lashona Neymour scored a game high 14 points in the win for the girls, while Nikeria Rolle had nine in a losing effort for the Wahoos. The BGDWBA is scheduled to officially open the season at the gym on Thursday night. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Danny Johnson is expected to declare the season officially open. During the night, the defending champions BUT Lady Educators are expected to receive their championships rings. BASKETBALL JEFF RODGERS CAMP THE 25th Jeff Rodgers Summer Basketball Camp officially began yesterday morning at Bahamas Academy gym on Wulff Road. Camp organiser Jeff Rodgers noted that after hosting the first week last week, he was pleased with the turn out from the boys and girls who are participating in the tournament as it swings into the second week. The tournament is set to run through the end of July. A number of NBA players and coaches are expected to attend the camp, including Muggsy Bouges and Byron Scott. The camp not only teaches youngsters about the game of basketball, but life in general. CHAMPION BOXING SUMMER CAMP THE Champion Amateur Boxing Club is holding a summer camp to teach boys and girls discipline through the art of boxing. The youth development programme is scheduled to run until Friday, July 27 at the Wulff Road Boxing Square. There will be two classes each day from 9am to noon and noon to 3pm. Interested persons can contact Ray Minus Jr at 433-4937 or Lester Brown Jr at 552-6879. NPSA SUMMER CAMP New Providence Softball Association is hosting a Summer Softball Camp at the Bankers' Field on Saturdays only until July 27. The boys and girls camp is slated to run each Saturday between the hours of 8:30 and 11am for primary level students. Group 1 will feature players between the ages of eight and 11 and group two will comprise of players 12-15 years. The camp will introduce players to throwing, fielding, batting and some basic rules of softball. The camp will be run by ISF and BSF certified coaches. All primary level coaches are invited to come and bring their players. Brunch will be served after each session. NELSON COOPER CLASSIC THE annual Nelson Cooper Peace on Da Streets Basketball Classic is not too far away. It's scheduled for the weekend of July 11-14 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Minister Carlos Reid, the organiser, said they are anticipating this year's classic will be the most highly anticipated event of the summer. "We bring together 38 teams from Nassau, Freeport and now the US to shoot basketballs instead of guns," he said. One of the highlights is the game between the local pastors and the politicians. Another highlight is the world famous Slam Dunk Contest. Lots of prizes and surprises. Teams can sign up at the Hope Center on Thompson Boulevard. OLYMPICS TICKETS SALES THROUGH the International Association of Athletic Associations (IAAF), the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has Olympic Track and Field tickets for purchase. Individuals interested should contact Linda Thompson at the BAAA office at 325 4433 or Alpheus Finlayson at 357 5834. Individual tickets are not available. Tickets can be purchased for the first five days, August 3-7, the second five days, August 7-11 or the complete sessions, August 3-12. BOWLING CAMP MARIO'S Bowling and Family Entertainment Center is now holding its Summer Bowling Camp until July 13. There will be grooming and fashion consulting by instructor Eye Candy, fitness instruction by instructor Charles Johnson, martial arts by instructor Kent Bazaard and modelling by instructor Delano Sweeting. The camp is slated to run 10am to 2pm. It's open to boys and girls between the ages of six and 13. There will be 13 classes per day. The campers are also expected to participate in a number of field trips. There is limited space and parents interested in enrolling their children are urged to contact Mario's Bowling as soon as possible. DOLPHINS SUMMER CAMP THE Dolphins Swimming Club is holding its annual Summer Camp at St John's Swim Complex until August 17 for the morning session. The afternoon sessions are set to run until August 3. It's open to campers between the ages of four and 14 years. The camp will be conducted by coach Geoffrey Eneas, who can be reached at geoff.eneas@swim242.com. Applications are also available on line at www.swim242.com


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