Ansbach-ex Whaley said to be all the way back

Fans interested in the status of former Ansbach running back Dominique Whaley, who was the starting tailback for the University of Oklahoma Sooners last season until breaking an ankle in the sixth game of the season, can follow the link http://newsok.com/article/3704635?click_action=1 to learn about the 5-11, 208-pound senior’s recovery.

According to a Daily Oklahoman newspaper report at the link, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said Whaley, who played for NAIA Langston University in Oklahoma before walking on for the Sooners and rushing for 627 yards with nine touchdowns in the six games he played, “…looks to be back to what Dom always was. That’s explosive, strong and fast."

Gridders with Euro ties sought for all-star team

Ansbach football coach Marcus George has emailed that former NFL players representing the Football University will be in Europe from Saturday-Wednesday to evaluate players aged 19 and younger with dual citizenship or European passports for inclusion on the Europe All-Star team which will take part in FBU’s International Games in San Antonio, Texas, in January.

The FBU team, part of the organization’s Top Gun program,  is scheduled to visit Hanau on Saturday, Ansbach on Sunday, and close out with stops in Spikinessee, Netherlands; Brussels, and Bristol, England, the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Also planned for the combines are a coaches’ clinic and a tackling clinic conducted by former NFL coach Thurmond Moore. The clinics are open to all ages and nationalities.

Fee for attending the combine and clinic is $40 at Ansbach and 35 Euros at Brussels.

To register, or for information, visit http://www.footballuniversity.org/europe.


HS football officials’ clinic set for Saturday

Chief official Tomas Villegas Jr. will conduct the 2012 high school football officials’ clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Digital Training Facility, Bldg. 2874B, at Pulaski  Barracks in Kaiserlautern. The session will be held on the second floor of the facility.

Information about the clinic is available from Villegas, whose e-mail is  info@tomasvillegasjr.com. His cell phone is German civilian 0170-205-9462. Callers from outside Germany must drop the initial zero after dialing country code +49.


Schedule released for KMC’s LL World Series run

The Kaiserslautern Military Community All-Stars, Little League Baseball’s European champions, will open their campaign at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (11 p.m. Central European Time) Thursday against the Asia-Pacific champions from Taoyuan, Taiwan.

A victory over the Taiwanese would advance the All-Stars in a 7 p.m. ET Sunday game against the winner of a Thursday game between Japan, represented by the Kitasuna Little League of Tokyo, and the Carribean champs from Willemstad, Curacao. A loss to the Taiwanese lands KMC in a noon Saturday elimination game against the Japan-Caribbean loser.

Heidelberg MPs collar unit-level softball title

Heidelberg’s 529th Military Police Co. downed U.S. Army Garrison-Kaiserslautern 17-12 in Sunday’s if-game of the 2012 Army-Europe Unit-Level slow-pitch softball tournament at Grafenwoehr, according to Chris Cornelison of the Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation division.

The K-town contingent, which downed an AFRICOM team from Stuttgart 12-9 in Sunday morning’s losers-bracket final, forced the winner-take-all finale by dumping the MPs 22-15 in Sunday’s first title-game. K-town, however, fell short in its third game of the day.

Coaches’ clinic to kick off prep volleyball camp

Vilseck High School volleyball coach Brian Swenty has arranged for USA Volleyball’s director of sport development, John Kessel, to conduct a two-day clinic for coaches this weekend at Vilseck which will precede Swenty's annual A.C.E. Volleyball Camp for high school players.

Kessel, author of several books on volleyball, has been coaching at the collegiate level or above since 1971 and guided teams to U.S. Open titles in 1986 and 1987, according to his official biography. His topics at the Saturday-Sunday clinic will include drills and drill design; motor-skills development; risk management; youth-, mini- and beach volleyball training, and coaching philosophy, including an explanation of how to deal with what he calls the “competitive cauldron.” Sessions are conducted in the classroom and on the court.

Golf tourney in Stuttgart to benefit local Red Cross

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Golfers who sign up for the American Red Cross’s Labor Day golf tournament will find a complimentary lunch included in their registration fees, according to Liz Thayer, the Stuttgart ARC director of volunteers.

KMC's Euro LL champs to put it in the bag

That weekend trip to the commissary will take on a championship feel this Saturday, when the Kaiserslautern Military Community All-Stars will be at the Ramstein store to bag your groceries.

Fresh off their unbeaten run to Little League Baseball's European Regional championship July 20-28 at Kutno, Poland, the All-Stars will be bagging groceries from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday to raise money for their trip to the Little League World Series Aug. 16-26 at Williamsport, Pa.

Germany, Italy headline All-Air Force softball camp parade

If you’re stationed at Ramstein Air Base or Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany or Italy's Aviano Air Base, chances are you might know some players selected to the All-Air Force softball tryout camps.

Consider six were picked from Ramstein and two each from Spangdahlem and Aviano, more than half the total of 18 airmen based overseas, 10 from U.S. Air Forces Europe and eight from Pacific Air Forces.


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