Wiesbaden soph on target in German shooting

Wiesbaden sophomore Daniel Boehme, 15, won a bronze medal in the German national clay-pigeon championships conducted Sept. 8-9 in Kreilingen, Germany, according to his parents Mike and Sharon Boehme. Shooting in the minors’ category for competitors younger than 21, Boehme knocked down 149 of 200 clay pigeons, a total exceeded only by the 152 and 162 shattered by the 19- and 20-year-olds who finished ahead of him, Boehm’s parents reported.

In a show of versatility Thursday, Boehme finished sixth in a three-way golf tournament conducted on his home course at Rheinblick with a Stableford score of 20 points. 

Top 10 lists debut in Europe sports

Did you see a high school golfer put together a spectacular round during the DODDS-Europe season opening weekend? Or maybe a cross country runner who flew by as if she or he had wings attached to their feet?

Now you can see how they matched up against the rest of the competition around Europe. Stars and Stripes has created lists that will be updated throughout the season, detailing the best times or scores from those sports. You can check out the top cross country times here. And the best golf scores here.

Note that they’re on top of season schedules that list the upcoming contests as well as team scores reported from events that are concluded.

Readers can also take a look at standings for football here. And volleyball here. Or take a look at which teams are playing the best tennis here.

All those features can be accessed under “Schedules/Results” on the Europe Sports page.

Kingfish swimmers set marks on opening day

Danielle Davis, Connor Davis and Bobby Gaston won their inauguaral European Forces Swim League 200-meter short-course backstroke races Saturday and set team records in the process, according to Kaiserslautern Kingfish publicity chair Jodi Johnson.

Danielle Davis set the Kingfish's team mark in the girls’ 13-14-year-old division with a time of 2:49.95. Gaston placed the boys’ 15-16-year record at 2:37.46, and Connor Davis established the boys’ 17-19 record in 2:25.32 as the EFSL opened another season. Their performances in the event, being contested for the first time this season, helped the Kingfish edge Stuttgart 592-565 in the three-team meet. Vilseck-Grafenwoehr was third with 42 points.

Sigonella schedules early-bird kick-off

Anyone planning to attend the first game of the high school football season Saturday in Sigonella should set an alarm clock.

After having to suspend their football program for their final three games last season because of a lack of players, the revived Sigonella Jaguars will have 19 players or so suited up when they kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday against the visiting 2011 Division III champions from Rota.

Tryouts set for Heidelberg Select soccer teams

The soccer field next to the Patrick Henry Village bowling alley will be the site of tryouts Sunday for the Heidelberg Select boys’ and girls’ traveling soccer teams, according to youth sports organizers in that community.

Tryouts for the Under-9 and Under-11 teams are scheduled for 2-2:45 p.m.; the Under-13 and Under-15 squads are to take the field from 3-3:45 p.m., and the high-school-level squad is to be filled between 4 and 4:45 p.m.


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.