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Sixteen sail in Roscoe Thompson Regatta

The yearly showdown between four teams of junior sailors raised funds to help send competitors off to the National Championships. The Roscoe Thompson Regatta was held on May 18 off the north end of Elbow Cay. Sixteen children participated in events that included team racing, tug-of-war, bowline tying and an aquatic triathlon. The champion team will have their names placed on the coveted trophy for posterity.

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Zinnia Miller is multi-event specialist at University of Iowa

Even more fascinating than her name are the vast accomplishments and ambitions of Zinnia Miller. The 20-year-old junior college student is studying leisure studies with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation at the University of Iowa. She attended Florida Air Academy as an eleventh and twelfth grade student, and is the daughter of Robert and Sophia Miller of Abaco.

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Remote Control Laser Regatta held in Treasure Cay

The turnout was on the light side for the fourth round of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco on March 23. But the regular group was glad to welcome two new sailors, Peter Whittington and Matt Polishuk, who brought the fleet up to 7 boats. Winds gusts were approaching 20 mph out of the south and the sailors agreed they should have worn sunscreen. Winds were very shifty as the groups sailed right in the middle of two opposing winds, from the left and the right.

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The Agape Eagles make it to the Hugh Campbell semi-finals

The Agape Christian School’s Eagles are still riding high: they placed third in the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament, a tournament that highlights the best high school basketball players in the country. The Eagles were defeated by the Eight Mile Rock’s team, the first time in the thirty years of the tournament that two Family Island teams found themselves among the final four. Eight Mile Rock was ultimately beaten by CC Sweeting’s team.

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New executive members elected for Abaco Softball Association

On March 6, an election was held for the Abaco Softball Association (ASA) at Cooper’s Town Primary School. Cay Mills was elected as president; Mark Douglas, vice president; Laura Albury, treasurer; George Knowles, assistant treasurer; Juanyette Curry, secretary; Haziel McDonald, assistant secretary; and Nigel Bootle, former ASA president as commissioner.

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Abaco girls earn medals on road to CARIFTA

Lilly and Albury Higgs of Hope Town posted golden results at a recent set of swim meets in Nassau.

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Minister lays out plans for Abaco’s youth, cultural and sporting facilities

Accompanied his Directors, among them the Director of Culture - Dr. Moxey-Brown, the Director of Sports - Timothy Munnings and the Director of Youth - Mr. Darren Turnquest, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco on Friday, February 22. He came to meet and discuss items in his portfolio with the MP for North Abaco and Island Administrators.

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BBC Kicks-Off 40th Anniversary with Pictorial Yearbooks

The Bahamas Billfish Championship kicked-off its 40th anniversary celebration by publishing five online ‘yearbooks’ with images of the people and events that made the Series memorable. According to Al Behrendt, BBC president, “There are over 2,600 images divided into five volumes that will transport viewers on a trip down memory lane in any decade they select.” Many of the images were digitized from old black and white photographs, negatives and 35mm film slides. “It is fascinating to see the contrast in boats and fishing tackle of the 1970’s and those of the last decade,” Behrendt added. Publishing the online yearbooks is the first in a series of promotions designed to call attention to the fact that the Bahamas Billfish Championship is the world’s oldest billfish tournament series.

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Agape Eagles live up to the hype

The Championship games marking the end of the high school basketball season took place on the evening of Saturday, February 9 at Grace Gymnasium between Agape Christian School’s Eagles and Abaco Central High School’s Marlins, both in the junior and senior division. The Eagles won in both categories, defeating ACHS Junior team 34 to 31 and the senior team 57 to 32.

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Abaco Darts Team brings home the gold

The Tony Moree National Gold Cup took place on Feb. 8-10 in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, and the Abaco Dart Team was well represented. This year, Abaco brought home the gold.

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