Tag: football

Gambian soccer world grieves loss of team champion, drowned in risky sea crossing

Gambian soccer world grieves loss of team champion, drowned in risky sea crossing

| November 1, 2016

(GIN)—National goalkeeper Fatim Jawara-Jawara has died in a tragic boat accident while trying to reach Europe with other African migrants. Jawara was taking the dangerous route to Europe from Libya last week, with the hopes of reaching Lampedusa, south of Italy when the boat capsized. Her death was confirmed by the Gambia Football Federation after […]

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St. Francis football player, friend die in fiery crash on Ardmore Avenue

St. Francis football player, friend die in fiery crash on Ardmore Avenue

| December 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:23 a.m., Dec. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a personal injury accident on Ardmore Avenue just north of Covington Road. As officers arrived on the scene, they located a vehicle that was off the roadway on the east side of the street on fire. Fire personnel arrived […]

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Metro Youth Football regular season ends; playoffs set

Metro Youth Football regular season ends; playoffs set

| October 13, 2015

By Larry Whitt It’s the end of regular season games in Metro Youth football and the playoffs are upon us. The final weekend saw the Pee Wee division’s last two undefeated teams stay unbeaten as the Tigers and Tarheels battled to a 6-6 tie.  Now they must win two playoff games over the weekend of […]

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Week Six action in Metro Youth Football League

Week Six action in Metro Youth Football League

| September 29, 2015

By Larry Whitt The news of the week in Metro Youth Football for week six is the Bengals 12-0 win over the Outreach Rams in varsity action. The Rams, are by far the most successful team in Metro when it comes to winning championships on all three levels, find themselves in an unusual spot with […]

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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History-making gridiron star Nate Northington to visit Fort Wayne

History-making gridiron star Nate Northington to visit Fort Wayne

| February 3, 2014

Barrier breaking athlete Nate Northington is scheduled to visit Fort Wayne on Feb. 6, thanks to the efforts of a number of community organizations.

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Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

| December 31, 2013

In the collegiate sports industry, black athletes and the black community are exploited, enriching others while leaving the community and, ultimately, the athletes themselves destitute.

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Randon More, Quantez Jet invited to prestigious FBU camp

Randon More, Quantez Jet invited to prestigious FBU camp

| November 19, 2013

17-year-old Randon Moore and 16-year-old Quantez Elijah Jet have been accepted to participate in an invitation only Top Gun for Elite Players clinic.

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