Softball games continued at the Murphy Town Ball Field on July 19-20. In the first game, the Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz faced Team L.A. Although it was a close call, the Diamond Dollz beat Team L.A. – 4 to 2. In the second game, the T.C. Jets beat Hope Town Wreckers: 12 to 3. Scores from July 21 triple header saw Team L.A. handing down a devastating blow to the Terez Gas Angels – beating them 20 to 4. It was DNR versus Simple Solutions in the following game, and DNR beat the North Abaco team – 5 to 2. In the final game, Creter’s Bulldogs beat the Hope Town Wreckers – 7 to 2.
On May 24, Team L.A. and the Terez Gas Angels initiated the first game for the night. Team L.A. demolished their opponents beating them: 17 to 2. Then in the men’s game, Creter’s Bulldogs triumphed over the Hope Town Wreckers with a score of 9 to 0. The following night, the T.C. Jets took on the DNR Sluggers. The Jets were victorious against DNR; the North Abaco team secured 20 runs to DNR’s five runs.
A quorum for the Murphy Town monthly meeting was achieved around 7:00 p.m. with the attendance of Chairman DeShawn Simms, Paul Curry, Don Boodle and Eugene Dawkins. The meeting took place on November 8 in the office of Senior Administrator Cunningham.
The contract for the Central Abaco Landfill has expired as the Central Abaco District Council awaits a decision from Central Government on who will be responsible for overseeing the management of the site going forward. During the Council’s meeting on November 6, Chief Councillor George Cornish told the council that he had negotiated a month to month schedule of payment for the maintenance of the landfill until a decision is made, which Administrator Cunningham suggested could happen as early as this month.
During the last two meetings of the Murphy Town Committee, June 10 and June 14, the board members agreed to proceed with the scope of work proposed by Chairman De Shawn Simms at the beginning of the fiscal year. Besides the renovation of the Murphy Town Burial Society which was to start before the end of July, as well as the dredging of the boat ramp at Coconut Tree Bay, it was also agreed to take care of minor repairs such as the rebuilding of to the graveyard wall which had been partly demolished by a car, the filling of potholes with cold patch and to repair the road to the entrance of Bahama Coral Island.
The Lady Sluggers and the R.J. Runners met again for another round of softball on July 6 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. This time Tessa Louis led the team as pitcher in the absence of Rhonda Eldon. Their game was the first of a double-header series scheduled for the night.
The Agape Christian School’s team, the Eagles, coached by Wayde Adderley and Godfrey Rolle, plowed their way to victory by winning all the games they played in the Basketball Summer Tournament held at Grace Gymnasium. The championship game in the under 19 category took place Saturday night between the Eagles and the Harbour Island Panthers. It was a heated game with each team tied or within a point or two of each other throughout the game. A final basket by Monte Johnson in the last few seconds allowed the Eagles to claim the championship, winning over the Panthers 45 to 44.