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Agape Christian School holds third Tipoff Classic

The third Tipoff Classic Basketball Tournament was held at Grace Gymnasium during the weekend of October 18 to 20. Once more, the results confirmed the superiority of the Eagles, the Agape Christian School team, not only locally but also among the visiting teams. Thanks to the effort of MVP Javeres McIntosh, the Eagles won the 13 and under title, beating Abaco Central High School’s Marlins.

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Abaco Boxing Team preparing for Nassau Golden Gloves Tournament

The Abaco Boxing Team is getting ready to travel to Nassau next month to participate in the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament. The tournament is organized by boxing champion Ray Minus and is scheduled for October 13.

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Central Abaco softball teams win double header

After softball games were cancelled the night before, players eagerly looked forward to the double header scheduled on September 1 in Cooper’s Town. The first game featured was between the RJ Bonefish Runners and the Lady Sluggers. The first inning was dominated by the Lady Sluggers, who managed to secure a series of runs putting them in an early lead against their opponents. Although the Runners fought back and were able to accumulate a few runs, they were not enough to topple the Lady Sluggers who were on a roll by the final inning. In the end, the Lady Sluggers beat the RJ Runners: 14 to 6.

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Lady Sluggers, Destroyers win two weekend games in August

During the month of August, players enjoyed a successive round of softball games at the Murphy Town Ball Field and Baker’s Field in Cooper’s Town. The first of the games took place on August 10 between the Destroyers and the DNR Sluggers after the game was cancelled for the F.E.S. Peacocks and R.J. Runners women’s teams.

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First Abaco Boxing Team Soon to Participate in Tournament

Basketball, swimming and track are among the most popular sports practiced on Abaco, but for the last few months Coach Daran Miller has drawn the attention of a group of young men who enrolled in his daily boxing training sessions. When he first started at the beginning of the year there were less than ten students. Now twenty young men have registered for Coach Miller’s boxing training.

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Third Jeffrey Rodgers Basketball Camp teaches skills and discipline

For the third time Coach Jeffrey Rodgers came to Marsh Harbour to share his knowledge of the game with the local children. Coach Rodgers recently celebrated his twenty fifth anniversary of teaching basketball summer camps in Nassau as well as on other islands of the Caribbean.

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Yearly Golf Camp at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay

The fourth annual golf camp, sponsored by the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, took place the week of July 23-28. Fourteen young people from Abaco eagerly participated in the five day program. Apart from three or four new recruits most in attendance were returning participants who had enjoyed the teaching of previous years. The cookies distributed at the end of each session added to the excitement as well.

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Hope Town Swimmers awarded at National Competition

Above and left to right: Samie Williams, Lilly Higgs, Albury Higgs and Stella Higgs received Academic All-Bahamas Swim Team Awards in Nassau at the RBC 2012 National Swim Meet. This award requires that swimmers maintain at least a 3.5 average and qualify for at least one event at the national swim meet. These four swimmers swim for the Swift Swim team, which is based in Nassau, and are coached locally by their parents. In addition, Stella Higgs won 2 silver medals, Lilly Higgs brought home 3 gold medals, and Albury Higgs was awarded the High Point Trophy in her age group winning 13 gold medals, 2 silver and a bronze.

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Bahamian team does well in Caribbean Cup Tournament Abaconians earn high points

The National Darts Team came back from Belize with not only significant victories, especially for Abaconians Robin Albury and Angela Russell, but also with many memories of a great trip. The Bahamas placed second in the Caribbean Cup, with 81 points behind Florida (102 points). The National Team was also runner-up in the Team Event, with 48 points, losing again to Florida by only one point.

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Abaco Boy Joins National Team

Young Dillon Albury enjoyed a great experience playing for the Freedom Farm National Baseball Team competing well in a tournament in North Carolina. The Freedom Farm team placed fourth in the Cal Ripken Baseball Southeastern Championships playing against 19 other teams from the United States from July 25 – 29.

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