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AFN to air, stream prep football championships

AFN’s George Smith has announced that once again the network will provide live coverage of Saturday’s Super Six high school football championship tripleheader from Baumholder.

The games, which begin at noon CET Saturday and run consecutively, pit defending Division-III champion Rota against unbeaten Baumholder for the European nine-man crown in the opener; three-time defending European champion Bitburg, riding a 29-game winning steak, against unbeaten Naples for the D-II title at 2:30 p.m., and unbeaten Ramstein against Patch for the European Division I crown at 5 p.m.

AFN will televise the games on its Pentagon Channel and stream the video on AFNEUROPE.net. The network will broadcast the games on its Powernet Radio stations and stream them on AFN 360-Internet Radio, according to Smith.

Do you plan to tune in?

Let us know and tell us where you’ll be when the final 2012 high school football showdowns kick off, probably for the last time, in Baumholder. Next year, the schools plan to hold their finales in the new artificial-turf stadium under construction at Kaiserslautern High School.          
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.


He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.

Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.

Broome joined Stars and Stripes in October of 2012.


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Twitter: @broomestripes

Phone: DSN 583-9301; Civ 0631-3615-9301

 

Broome on AFN

 

Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome talks about the Europe sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file)

 

Mar. 31: Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome highlights the weekend's coverage with Naples' success on multiple fields to include soccer, softball and baseball.

Mar. 24: Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome talks about the DODDS-Europe spring sports season highlighting soccer, softball and baseball.

Feb. 24: Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome rounds up Saturday’s six DODDS-Europe basketball championship games, including a classic Division I duel between Wiesbaden and Patch.