Heidelberg grad Hicks samples life at the top

Heidelberg High School alum Ashley Hicks, MVP of the 2009 European Division I tournament who began her high school career at defunct Wuerzburg, has taken her game to the next level and then some, according to her mother, Karen Hicks.

The younger Hicks, a 5-10 junior forward at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, shot 40.2 percent from the floor in 32 regular-season games as the OLLU Saints won the Red River Athletic Conference tournament and  earned a No. 8 seed in the NAIA Division I event which began Wednesday at Frankfort, Ky. OLLU drew top-seeded Oklahoma City University, a five-time NAIA national champion, in Wednesday morning’s first round and fell 91-73.

Hicks scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes of play against OCU, which improved to 31-1 for the season. OLLU wound up 26-8.

Although Hicks’ season ended, you can follow the NAIA event at http://www.naia.org/SportSelect.dbml?&&&&DB_OEM_ID=27900&SPID=100499&SPSID=646952 and read more about OLLU and Hicks at http://www.ollusaintsathletics.com/roster/14/12/600.php




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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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