Published: November 25, 2009
Send an ex-Lancer to the World Championships
Former Lakenheath All-European Morgan Parkerson is looking for fan help to get her British national softball team to the 2010 World Championships.
Published: November 18, 2009
The Kaiserslautern Officials Association might be running the refereeing show this year in DODDS-Europe, but don't get the idea you have to be in the K-town area to work the high school mats this winter.
"We need refs more in places like Hohenfels, Ansbach, Vilseck, Brussels, SHAPE, AFNORTH and England," KOA's Al Shaff said Wednesday.
In other words, not just the K-town area. You just have to join the organization, not relocate, if you want to referee high school matches this winter.
Published: November 18, 2009
Golf wasnt the only inter-service sports endeavor the Air Force dominated last week, Armed Forces sports chief Ken Polk reported on Tuesday.
The Air Force rugby team allowed just three points in its 5-0 run through the 2009 Armed Forces Rugby Tournament at Fort Benning, Ga., last week. The Airmen capped the event with a 34-0 blanking of Army, the only team to score on the Air Force all week, in last Fridays championship game of the round-robin event.
Published: November 16, 2009
Ramstein golfer Jason Perry, a one-handicapper whos the reigning USAFE champion, shot a six-over 294 last week at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to finish third overall in the 2009 Armed Forces golf championships.
According to Armed Forces Sports director Ken Polk, Perry, who scored 74-71-76-73 over the 6,711-yard, par-72 Marine Memorial Course, finished two shots behind fellow Airmen John Little of MacDill AFB, Fla., and Tyler Goulding of Kirtland AFB, N.M. Each of those golfers posted two-under 70s for their final rounds last Wednesday and tied at four-over 292.
Published: November 3, 2009
It's probably a sign of instability, but as I sat down to watch the Minnesota-Green Bay game last Sunday, I experienced amazement and then annoyance as the Packer cheese-heads actually booed their soon-to-be-Hall-of-Fame former quarterback, Brett Favre, as he took the field in Green Bay in another team's jersey for the first time.
Were they kidding? Was it good-natured ribbing? I hope so. Otherwise, they're telling a guy who was about to demonstrate over the ensuing three hours how well he can play that he can't be forgiven for not staying retired after a down season with the New York Jets.
The German armed forces will continue an assist-and-advise mission in the Afghanistan's north.
New book looks to ensure USFK-Korean relations don't get lost in translation.
Throughout the Cold War, Stars and Stripes reporters were at the ready to report every rise in temperature.
Troops can soon look forward to small improvements, even a possible complete redesign, of the fragmentation hand grenade.
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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