Published: July 15, 2009
Here's the latest on some localhigh-achievers:
- Sundayat Germany's Hockenheimring, Stuttgart's Maurice Evans and his Danish teammateSoren Jakobsen placed fourth in a 500-kilometer endurance race for 600 cc motorcycles,Evans reported Wednesday. It was Evans' second fourth-place finish of theweekend. Saturday, he finished fourth in a 12-lap sprint race for 600 cc bikesat the same track. Evans plans to race this weekend at the NÃ¼rburgring,Germany's storied Formula I venue in the Eifel Mountains not far from Bitburgand Spangdahlem.
- Saturdayat Heidelberg, 12-year-old prodigy Karin Ismail completed a straight-sets rompthrough the double-elimination Heidelberg Tennis Club July Tournament with a6-2, 6-1 conquest of Michael Stanton of Louisiana in the men's championshipmatch. Ismail, who opened the event with a 6-0, 6-1 winover Jack Stafko, earlier had beaten Stanton 6-2, 6-1 in the winners-bracketfinal of the clay-courts event. Ismail is the son of Heidelberg pro AdelIsmail.
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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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