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Busy weekend at Albany with Winterbotham IC Junior Series

IN the second of the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for 10s and 12s there were record numbers participating in this young group of developing players. So it was a busy weekend at The Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy at Albany for the first Bahamian tennis tournament to be held there.

Franco gets official offer from the Rebels

A SECOND Bahamian basketball talent could be headed to Oxford Mississippi this fall to join one of the basketball programmes at the prestigious Southeastern conference university. Prep basketball star Franco Miller Jr received an official offer from the Rebels yesterday, and immediately became the biggest programme to offer the 6’2” guard this recruiting season.

Semi-finals set, eight teams remain after official draw

The semi-final matchups are all set following the official draw and just eight teams remain to vye for the national soccer championship in their respective divisions.

Top junior tennis players on tour

THREE of the Bahamas’ top junior tennis players continue their tour of tournaments throughout the Caribbean this spring.

Burrows takes top Radial Class honours in Junior Laser Nationals, higgins wins 4.7 class

THE 2018 Bahamas Junior Laser National Championship, hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club April 14-15, took place on Montagu Bay in heavy winds measuring 18 to 22 knots. A total of 14 boats competed with teams from Harbour Island, Grand Bahama and New Providence enjoying the challenge of sailing in a “blow”.

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Hurricanes get 3-0 win over Marlins in quarter-finals

The top overall seed among the senior boys looked like the class of the division as the Samuel P Haven 2018 National Soccer Championships, presented by the IL Cares Foundation, kicked off yesterday.

Nationals: Top junior golfers emerge

THE top junior golfers in the island nation emerged following the results of the Bahamas Golf Federation’s Junior Nationals.

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Trae Sweeting honoured on Trojans’ Senior Day

AS his collegiate career nears its end, Trae Sweeting was recognised by the Mount Olive Trojans for his contributions to the baseball programme the past two seasons.

Bahamians shine in the minor leagues

JAZZ Chisholm has already surpassed his home run total from last season while others continue their hit streaks to highlight Bahamian players in Minor League Baseball play last weekend.

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DTSP Wolf Pack Track club to host first annual meet April 28

THE DTSP Wolf Pack Track Club is scheduled to host its first annual track meet at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

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THE PRESS BOX: Dez done in Dallas . . . no surprise to me!

THERE has been no bigger fan of Dez Bryant over the last eight years than me.

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RBDF’s annual Fun Run/Walk and Health Fair rocks Goodman’s Bay

GLENROY Williams and Roberta Fontana were the first male and female runners to cross the finish line on Saturday in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Annual Fun Run/Walk and Health Fair at Goodman’s Bay.

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A silver to remember

GOLD Coast, Australia — The men’s 4 x 400 metre relay team of Ojay Ferguson, Teray Smith, Stephen Newbold and Alonzo Russell added another silver to make the Bahamas’ total medal tally of four as the athletic competition closed out in the Carrara Stadium at the XXI Commonwealth Games on Saturday night.

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Giants, High Flyers take title

THE New Providence Basketball Association concluded its 2017-18 season with champions crowned in both divisions over the weekend.

Collie 11th overall in triple jump

GOLD Coast, Australia — After taking a chance taking off on his left jumping foot in the preliminaries two days before, Latario Collie went back to the right foot in the final and although he improved on his performance, he finished 11th in the men’s triple on Saturday’s final day of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games.