Month: November 2022

Young athletes show up for javelin camp

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Strachan pleased with the turnout at his inaugural camp in North Andros

Sheldon LongleySend an emailNovember 30, 2022 109 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 Just over two dozen youngsters showed up at the Carl Oliver Track at Huntley P. Christie High School in Nicholl’s Town, North Andros, for the inaugural Keyshawn Strachan Javelin Camp on Saturday.

Bahamian javelin thrower Keyshawn Strachan is excited about the future of track and field in The Bahamas, particularly in the throws, and that excitement was heightened even more with the turnout of young enthusiasts in his hometown of North Andros this past Saturday.

Strachan hosted his inaugural javelin camp, the Keyshawn Strachan Javelin Camp, in North Andros on Saturday. Just over two dozen youngsters showed up at the Carl Oliver Track at Huntley P. Christie High School in Nicholl’s Town, North Andros, for the camp. Junior and senior national record holder in the men’s javelin Strachan said the talent is definitely there and that the future looks promising.

“I was very enlivened about the camp … it was successful which I expected. Everything went smoothly,” said Strachan. “The kids learned a lot and most of them had a lot of fun. I loved the spirit they brought into the camp, that they were eager to learn about the fundamentals and techniques about the javelin. I’m delighted to say that I really enjoyed spending time and helping the kids. I had a lot of fun with them.”

Strachan said there was about 22 pre-teens from primary school and about three from Huntley P. Christie High who showed up at the one-day camp. He was assisted by his local coach from Blue Chip Athletics Corrington Maycock and his sister Kamera Strachan who herself is a talented young javelin thrower.

Older brother Keyshawn is an established javelin thrower globally – number two in the world on the World Athletics Top Performance List for 2022. He is the record holder in the under-17 and under-20 boys divisions at the CARIFTA Games, a multi-gold medalist at CARIFTA, a gold medalist at the Penn Relays in the High School Boys Division and he also has a gold and silver from the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships. Additionally, Keyshawn Strachan competed at the last two World Athletics Under-20 Championships, culminated by a bronze medal performance in Cali, Colombia, this year. He has a personal best heave of 79.89 meters (m) – 262’ 1”, number 23 on the all-time list for juniors.

Younger sister Kamera is starting to make her mark in the event. At just 14 years old, she qualified for the CARIFTA Games this year, and finished fourth in the under-17 girls division with a throw of 39.86m (130’ 9 “).

They hail from Lowe Sound, North Andros. 

“I want to say thanks to my coach Corrington Maycock and my little sister Kamera who helped out where it was needed. I’m sure the kids can say they learned a lot from them both,” said Keyshawn Strachan. “I couldn’t have done it without them and the support of family and friends. Also, I would like to thank each and everybody who supported the camp.”

Coming on board as sponsors and supporters for the inaugural camp this year were Oaktree Medical Center, Island Comfort Bed & Breakfast, MV Capt. Prince, Andros Pure Water Co., Western Air, Farieba’s Car Rental, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA), Vackane Evans Enterprise, North Andros Super Center, Restaurant and Snacks Supplies (North Andros), Centerville Food Store, Member of Parliament for North Andros and the Berry Islands Leonardo Lightbourne, Chief Councillor Donna Pickstock, Blue Chip Athletics Head Coach Maycock, BAAA President Drumeco Archer, Kelsey Mills, Brian Cleare, Jason Edwards and Dionne Britton.

Strachan, 18, said he is hopeful that the camp will grow from year to year. He is a graduate of St. John’s College here in Nassau, and received a full four-year scholarship to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, USA. Strachan will begin his tenure at Auburn in the spring of 2023.

Hield, Pacers walk it off against Lakers

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Sheldon LongleySend an emailNovember 30, 2022 160 3 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard, second from right, celebrates with teammates after making a buzzer beating 3-point shot to win during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles. The Pacers won 116-115. AP

Even on an off night, Bahamian professional basketball player with the Indiana Pacers Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield is finding ways to have an impact for his team in a close game on the road.

The Pacers had an improbable and shocking comeback 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Arena in Los Angeles, California, on Monday night, and Hield certainly did his part that lead to the dramatic conclusion. The Pacers became the first team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this year to overcome a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter, and walked it off with a buzzer-beating three-point shot from rookie point guard Andrew Nembhard.

As for Hield, he finished with 15 points on 5-for-13 shooting on the night and was just 1-for-6 from three-point range. He had four key points in the fourth quarter, inclusive of two key free shots to pull them within four, 110-106, with 2:35 remaining, and a driving finger roll layup to pull them within one, 112-111, with 1:24 left on the clock.

Still, the Lakers were able to hold off the Pacers until Nembhard’s thrilling shot.

With the Pacers trailing by two, 115-113, Pacers’ starting point guard Tyrese Haliburton admitted he was looking for Hield in the waning seconds, but had to alter that plan after Lakers’ big man Anthony Davis charged hard in that direction. He spotted an open Nembhard beyond the three-point arc and decided to go in that direction. The decision certainly paid off as Nembhard buried the shot over a charging LeBron James.

Grand Bahama native Hield, who himself has two buzzer beaters in his career, was among a bevy of teammates who charged Nembhard afterwards in jubilant celebration. The Pacers, one of the surprise teams in the league this year, improved to a 12-8 win/loss record on the season – fourth in the Eastern Conference of the NBA, four and a half games behind the front-running Boston Celtics.

Haliburton, the league leader in assists at 11.3 per game, led the Pacers in scoring on Monday night. He scored 24 points and added 14 assists. Haliburton is nearly two assists per game ahead of the second-place person on the season’s top list, Trae Young, of the Atlanta Hawks at 9.4. 

On Monday, sensational rookie shooting guard Bennedict Mathurin came off the bench to score 23 and added eight rebounds, Aaron Nesmith dropped in 16 and Hield and Turner contributed 15 apiece for the Pacers. Turner also had 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

Davis had an all-around game for the Lakers with 25 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks. Russell Westbrook came off the bench to score 24 and added four rebounds and six assists, and James contributed 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Austin Reaves had 13 off the bench for the Lakers.

Hield, the starting two-guard of the Pacers, has been the subject of trade rumors again this season. One of the latest propositions is him and veteran Myles Turner going to the Lakers but that is rumored to have fallen though because of Indiana’s insistence on getting unprotected first-round picks in 2027 and 2029.

Hield, 29, is having another productive year, averaging 17.2 points on 42 percent shooting from the field. He is shooting 36.8 percent from distance and is tied for third in the league in made three-pointers at 71 for the season. Hield is also averaging 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a career-high 1.1 assists per game.

Hield has gone under double digits scoring just twice this season and has hit at least one three point shot in every game. However, he has struggled from that distance in his last two games, going just 2-for-15. His two previous games, he went 8-for-19 from three-point range.

Hield and the Pacers stay on the west coast as they take on the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, tonight. That game tips off at 10 p.m.

Bahamian boxing team wins six medals in Florida

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 A Bahamian national boxing team recently returned from the Sugar Bert Boxing WBC Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, with six medals – two gold and four silver. Shown from left are Team Head Coach Jermaine Gibson, boxers Carl Hield, Keianno Greene, Keianno Cox, Anniah Powell and Elijah Smith, and Bahamas Boxing Federation (BBF) President Vincent Strachan. BAHAMAS BOXING FEDERATION

A Bahamian national boxing team recently travelled to the Sugar Bert Boxing WBC (World Boxing Council) Tournament that was held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center Celebration Area in Kissimmee, Florida, and returned with six medals – two gold and four silver.

The team, which consisted of five members, including three from Grand Bahama, exceeded all expectations. Veteran amateur boxer Carl Hield led the way with a gold and a silver.

Winning gold for The Bahamas were middleweight Hield and heavyweight Keianno Greene and securing silver medals were Hield, junior lightweight Keianno Cox, welterweight Anniah Powell and super heavyweight Elijah Smith. The team was coached by Jermaine Gibson out of Freeport, Grand Bahama, and he was assisted by Bahamas Boxing Federation (BBF) President Vincent Strachan.

Strachan said their appeal for funds from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture fell on deaf ears prior to travel.

“We got no assistance from the ministry. I asked that they use part of our annual grant that is outstanding from 2021-2022, but they simply said they have no money,” said Strachan. “No obstacles or setbacks will prevent us from moving forward. God is with us.”

Hield scored a victory over American Cameron Cleveland in his first match of the competition. He then went on to take down American Anthony Munoz in a knockout in the semifinals and Ryan Maine in the final.

In his gold medal match, 15-year-old Greene defeated American Edwin Delgado.

“The team performed above expectations,” said Strachan. “Carl Hield was the only senior member and he led by example. Most of the junior boxers had one fight or none prior to this event. First-time national team head coach Jermaine Gibson did a great job with the team and deserves all the credit,” added Strachan.

The team was originally made up of 25 boxers but that number had to be reduced to five due to a lack of funding received by the national federation. The tournament was canceled in each of the last two years because of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a development tournament for all levels.

Mt Carmel senior boys rout Greenville 43-25


OPENING WIN: The Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy senior boys’ basketball team come together following their 43-25 win over Greenville Preparatory Academy in their opener at The Hope Center courts at University Commons.

OPENING WIN: The Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy senior boys’ basketball team come together following their 43-25 win over Greenville Preparatory Academy in their opener at The Hope Center courts at University Commons.

As of Tuesday, November 29, 2022

#IT was an excellent start to the Bahamas Scholastic Athletic Association’s (Small Schools) 2022/2023 basketball season.

#In their regular season opener yesterday, the Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy senior boys cruised to a 43-25 win over Greenville Preparatory Academy on The Hope Center courts at University Commons.

#For Mt Carmel, Dorien LaRoda led the scoring with 24 points and Romin St Rose added 12 points in the opening victory.

#Adam Goodman led Greenville with 13.

#• Results of games played yesterday in the other divisions are as follows:

#Mini Division

#Temple Christian

#School – 15

#Teleos Christian

#School – 1

#Gianno Coakley (no.20) of Temple led the game in scoring with 13.

#Primary Boys

#Freedom Baptist

#Academy – 24

#Temple Christian

#School – 7

#Christopher Strachan (no. 2) led Freedom with 10 pts.

#Aiden Romer (no. 30) led Temple with four.


#Tuesday, November 29

#MD – Jordan Prince William vs Kingsway Academy

#PB – Kingsway Academy vs Genesis Academy

#PB – Jordan Prince William vs Freedom Baptist Academy

#JB – Freedom Baptist A vs Greenville

#SB – New Horizon

#Christian Academy vs

#Genesis Academy

Strikers Boxing Club hits CR Walker

STRIKERS Boxing Club founder Ronn Rodgers talks to students of CR Walker Secondary High School during a special session in the T Nicola McKay Auditorium. 
Photos: Austin Fernander/Tribune Staff

STRIKERS Boxing Club founder Ronn Rodgers talks to students of CR Walker Secondary High School during a special session in the T Nicola McKay Auditorium. Photos: Austin Fernander/Tribune Staff

As of Tuesday, November 29, 2022



#Senior Sports Reporter

#With a renewed focus on getting more young people involved in sports, Strikers Boxing Club introduced the sport to a group of students at the CR Walker Secondary High School.

#During a special session in the T. Nicola McKay Auditorium, Strikers Boxing Club founder Ronn Rodgers talked about his introduction to the sport by his uncle Ray Minus Sr at the Poinciana Arena and how the sport afforded him the opportunity to travel around the world.

#Rodgers, however, said that if young men and women are looking for a more disciplined sport to get into and to learn very quickly, it would be boxing.

#He noted that the Strikers Boxing Club is inviting persons to join them at their training site on Marshall Road or wait until they announce when they will be bringing their training programmes into the inner-city next year.

#Rodgers was originally scheduled to conduct the session with Bahamian heavyweight Amron Sands. But Sands, who is preparing for his return to the ring after recuperating from an injury, had to fly back to Florida yesterday to get back in training for his next fight.

#“The presentation was excellent. It was actually a larger turnout than I expected,” Rodgers said. “I didn’t realise that this school had so many kids that were interested in boxing. I knew they had a lot of troubled youths and that was why I was asked to come and speak to them, but we had some of the good kids too.”

#Based on what he saw, Rodgers said they are planning to stage a regional programme where the potential boxers can train in camps situated in their regions and then eventually compete in a national amateur boxing tournament. While there is no programme of such in the federation, Rodgers said that they intend to provide the programme from the Strikers Boxing Club.

#Jihan Knowles, the 10th grade head and a geographic teacher, said he liked what he saw Rodgers was doing with the Strikers Boxing Club and so he reached out to him to speak to the youngsters at CR Walker with the view of getting them into some positive sporting activities where they are not involved in any programme at all.

#“The boys are very interested and I’m glad to see that we have some girls who are also interested,” Knowles said. “The boys have a lot of energy and some of the sports are not physical enough for them and so it was decided to garner some interest from the students.”

#Knowles said he was pleased to see how the boxers were able to interact with Rodgers as he demonstrated how to use the boxing equipment he brought along. He also noted that the boxers were very enthused by the number of questions that they asked.

#Jesse Johnson, a 12-year-old 11th grader at CR Walker, was one of those students.

#“I watched boxing and I like it,” he said. “I learn that street fighting and ring fighting is not the same. I liked how he told us how we can get involved in training to become proper fighters. I think it’s something that I am willing to take on whenever it is introduced to us in training.”

Deyton Albury and Paul Greene help Chipola move up in NJCAA rankings

As of Tuesday, November 29, 2022




PAUL Greene


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#DEYTON Albury and Paul Greene continue to lead Chipola’s ascent up the national rankings while Emmanuel Alexandre and Colin Storr’s production continue to lead the group of Bahamians at Northeast Community College.

#Chipola moved up two spots and is now ranked no.4 in the NJCAA rankings and remain undefeated with a 10-0 record after they hosted the Thanksgiving Classic in Marianna, Florida.

#Chipola opened with a 70-62 win over the LSU Eunice Bengals.

#Albury nearly posted a double double with a team high 17 points and nine rebounds. It was his fourth game this season leading the team in scoring. Greene finished with a team high 10 rebounds. In game two, Chipola won 94-50 over Southern Union Community College. Greene recorded his third double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

#Albury added seven points and seven rebounds.

#Albury has increased his numbers in his sophomore campaign to average 14 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In his first year with the programme, Greene is averaging 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

#Chipola opens a five-game home stretch tonight when they face South Georgia Tech.

#Alexandre had his seventh 20-point game of the season to lead the Northeast CC Hawks to a 71-69 win over Marshalltown CC on November 26.

#Alexandre was just shy of a triple double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Storr had eight points and 10 rebounds, Bryan Rolle got his first start of the season and scored seven points.

#The Hawks began the week with an 80-79 loss to Southeast CC. Alexandre scored 21 with four steals while Storr had 14 points and a game high 17 points.

#Alexandre is averaging 19.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. Storr is averaging 16 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on 67 percent shooting from the field.

#Jaden Strachan has been a key contributor off the bench with 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

#Oswald Meadows led the Butte Community College Roadrunners in scoring for the first time this season and Rolontae Knowles nearly posted another double double.

#Meadows scored 21 points and added six rebounds and a team-high five assists in an 88-82 victory over Diablo Valley.

#Knowles finished with 19 points and a team high eight rebounds.

#The Roadrunners scored 52-points in the second half to overcome a 14 point deficit.

#Knowles is averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories.

#Meadows is averaging 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

Hornets’ Jones: ‘My confidence level has always been really high

As of Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Kai Jones (AP Photo)


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#KAI Jones has taken full advantage of his increased opportunities recently in the rotation for the Charlotte Hornets.

#Jones tallied nine points, 12 rebounds and one block across 28 minutes in Friday’s 110-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and followed with nine points and six rebounds in 22 minutes of last night’s 140-105 loss to the Boston Celtics.

#“My confidence level has always been really high, just believing in myself and the work that I put in over the summer to develop into a complete player so I’m just going to continue to have faith in God.

#“My confidence comes from God really and believing he can take me where I’m destined to be,” Jones said. “I’m going to try to stay even keel, continue to work on my game, get my shots up and work on all my stuff.”

#The second year forward said earning increased opportunities will come from a trust developed with Hornets head coach Steve Clifford.

#“Trust is huge for me. Talking with [Clifford] in his office saying things like ‘coach I’m going to do this this and that’ and then go out and executing those things, for me it’s huge because I gain the trust of him and the organisation,” Jones said.

#“l can believe in him and he can say ‘ok you listened so you can get your opportunity’ the trust goes both ways and that’s huge for any coach player relationship. It’s big for the team because togetherness and synergy is huge in winning.”

#The Hornets exercised the team option on Jones earlier this season and the extension on his rookie deal through the 2023-24 campaign.

#The 6’11 forward has appeared in 12 games this season after a rookie season where he appeared in just 21.

Miller Jr, Harvey win tournaments on Thanksgiving

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#Tribune Sports Reporter

#AHMARD Harvey and Franco Miller Jr saw their respective programmes win early season tournaments over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

#Harvey and his High Point Panthers defeated Tennessee State 77-72 in the finale of the SoCal Challenge Sand Division Championship in San Juan Capistrano, California.

#Harvey finished with five points and a game high eight rebounds.

#The 6’7” junior forward’s effort on the glass came through in critical moments, half of which came on the offensive side.

#The Panthers trailed by seven midway through the first half, when Harvey’s rebound and putback ignited a run to get them back into the game.

#He had another influential play in the second half, when his three pointer gave the Panthers a 55-51 lead with just under 12 minutes left to play.

#Within the last two minutes, Harvey came up with two rebounds that led to fastbreak opportunities to seal the win.

#Harvey is averaging 4.5 points and a team leading seven rebounds per game. He made his debut with eight points and seven rebounds followed by back to back 10 rebound performances.. HPU was picked to finish fifth overall in the preseason poll Big South Preseason poll after they finished 14-18 last season, 7-9 in the Big South.

#Harvey transferred from the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers of the Sun Belt Conference, where he spent the previous three seasons of his collegiate basketball career.

#Miller and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles captured the Gulf Coast Showcase title with a 73-59 win over Kansas City in Estero, Florida.

#It completed a run of three wins in three days with wins over Northern Kentucky, 82-61, and Drexel, 67-59.

#“I’m proud of these guys,” said FGCU head men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers. “It’s not easy with a new coach and some new players. We came in and they just wanted to please me, please our staff and get better. That’s what we are seeing. We won these games in July, with our strength program and staff buying in from the start. I kept saying from June and all summer long ‘back-to-back-to-back’ – to get ready for it, to have the mental toughness for it. We just went out and proved we did.” .

#Miller is in his third season as a member of the Eagles. Last season, he had just 15 appearances with just one start. This season he has appeared in all seven games but is just averaging 9.9 minutes per contest.

#The FGCU men’s basketball team was picked fourth in the ASUN Preseason Coaches’ Poll as well as the Preseason Media Poll.

It’s official: Father Marcian Peters Invitational tourney returns December 9-13

SHOWN, from left to right, are Kelsie Johnson-Sillis, acting director of sports, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg and consultants Rev Harrison Thompson and James “Jimmy” Clarke.

SHOWN, from left to right, are Kelsie Johnson-Sillis, acting director of sports, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg and consultants Rev Harrison Thompson and James “Jimmy” Clarke.

As of Tuesday, November 29, 2022


SHOWN, from left to right, are coach Oswaldo Taylor, Kelsie Johnson-Sillis, acting director of sports, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg and consultants Rev Harrison Thompson and James “Jimmy” Clarke.


#Senior Sports Reporter

#MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg officially launched the return of the Father Marcian Peters Invitational Basketball Tournament.

#Geared for primary boys and girls, junior boys and senior girls’ teams, the 34th edition of the invitational with a double elimination format will take place December 9-13 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

#“It is our hope that teams participating in the tournament will give their players on their registered rosters at least five minutes of playing time for us to showcase the growth and development of the game of basketball,” Bowleg said.

#“That means that if you bring a roster of 12 or 15 players, it is hoped that you will play all of your players.”

#Bowleg, a former player/ coach and president of the Bahamas Basketball Federation, said Father Marcian Peters spent 45 years in the country developing the game and they hope to continue the legacy left behind by the ‘Sporting Priest.’

#“We are happy that we can give our young people the exposure through the game of basketball through this basketball tournament,” Bowleg said. “We hope that we will have some Family Island teams participate as well.”

#Clarke said in the past, Family Island teams were given a stipend of $250 to assist in getting their teams to the tournament, but this year they have increased the funding to $1,000.

#Hopefully, that will inspire more of the Family Islands to bring their teams into the tournament.

#According to Bowleg, Father Marcian Peters was a gentleman in the growth and development of the game of basketball here in this country in his 45 years of giving back.

#Legendary coach and former player James ‘Jimmy’ Clarke, a consultant in the ministry and the tournament director, revealed that a total of eight senior girls’ teams, six junior girls, 10 junior boys, three primary girls and six primary boys.

#Clarke noted that they have decided to eliminate the intermediate boys’ division because of the number of tournaments held in the country for the boys. He said they hope to host a nationally televised game for the senior girls.

#“We are trying to develop more Jonquel Jones to play in the NBA and more girls to get into college,” Clarke said. “The boys are doing okay, but we want to highlight more of the girls.”

#At the end of the tournament, Clarke said the top senior girls from each school will be selected to participate in a developmental programme on Saturdays where he will be working with them on their shooting game.

#Some teams, according to Clarke, will be involved in their examinations and won’t be able to participate.

#For those teams wishing to enter, Clarke said they can still contact the ministry to register.

#No team will be turned away from registering before the tournament starts on December 9.

Visiting Columbia team wins Thanksgiving tournament

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 The Columbia High School Eagles out of DeKalb County, Georgia, defeated the Sunland Baptist Stingers, 72-66, in the championship game of the William Dale Burns Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament at the St. George’s High School Gymnasium in Freeport, Grand Bahama. OZZIE SIMMONS

High school basketball is in full effect in the nation’s second city as the William Dale Burns Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament wrapped up over the weekend at the St. George’s High School Gymnasium in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Winning the title was the Columbia High School Eagles out of DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. They defeated the Sunland Baptist Stingers, 72-66, in the championship game on Saturday.

Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) Rashad Hedges led the way for Columbia with a game-high 24 points. Donnell Basden led the Stingers with 15.

The defensive player of the tournament was Terrell Wright from Columbia and the coach of the tournament was Dr. Phil McClary, also of Columbia.

The Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy Falcons knocked off the St. George’s Jaguars in the bronze medal game, winning 15-13. In other consolation games, Louise McDonald out of Bimini, defeated the Eight Mile Rock Blue Jays, 53-49, and the Brainerd High School 

Panthers out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, got past the Jack Hayward High School Wildcats, 43-35.

The All-Tournament Team is inclusive of Donovan Thomas of Brainerd, Donnell Basden and Teano Roberts from Sunland, Aiden Miller out of Tabernacle, Desmond Hall Jr. from Jack Hayward High, Leon Evans of St. George’s, Derek Francis representing Louise McDonald, and Trevian Callaway, MVP Rashad Hedges and defensive player of the tournament Terrell Wright, all from Columbia.

According to one of the organizers Ozzie Simmons, there are six American teams confirmed for Thanksgiving 2023.

Also coming out of Grand Bahama, the first ever Northern Bahamas High School Volleyball Championships is set for this weekend, Thursday to Saturday at the St. George’s Gymnasium.

A total of four girls teams and two boys teams out of Abaco will head to Grand Bahama to play teams out of Grand Bahama for the Northern Bahamas Volleyball Championships.

Tournament organizers will be honoring two former national team players in Arnold Ferguson from Grand Bahama and Cedric Ferguson out of Abaco.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with the Sports Unit of the Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training, the Grand Bahama Secondary Schools Athletic Association (GBSSAA) and the Abaco Schools Sports Association will host the event this weekend.

It will be held under the motto of ‘Up North with Sports’.

The participating schools in the girls division will be Forest Heights, Agape Christian, SC Bootle and PJ Bethel out of Abaco, and Sunland Baptist, Bishop Michael Eldon, Tabernacle, Lucaya International School and Eight Mile Rock from Grand Bahama.

In the boys division, the participating schools will be Agape Christian and PJ Bethel out of Abaco, and Sunland Baptist, Jack Hayward High, Tabernacle, Lucaya International School, St. George’s and Eight Mile Rock from Grand Bahama.

The tournament is a double elimination one and will conclude Sports Month for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.