Patch hosts 4th annual Winter Boys Basketball Tournament

Patch High School will welcome seven DODDS-Europe rivals and four local German opponents Dec. 27-29 in the fourth annual Winter Boys Basketball Tournament.

Games start at 10 a.m. each day and are split between the Patch High School gym and fitness center. Admission is free.

Host KMC Wins Pentathalon Swim Meet

This article has been corrected.

Host KMC claimed victory in the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Pentathalon swimming meet Saturday. The final team scores:

KMC 863, Stuttgart 702, Wiesbaden 533, Geilenkirchen 241, Heidelberg 214

Three swimmers – Wiesbaden’s Tyler Peng and Chantel Wynn and Stuttgart’s Edward Hale  - won all five of their individual events. That feat is particularly impressive in that a regular meet requires swimmers to compete in three events of their choice, while a pentathalon compels each swimmer to compete in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and an individual medley.



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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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. 20: Winter sports season comes to an end, with most spring teams still thawing out after a light opening weekend.