All-European Gunsch signs with Colo. Christian

HEIDELBERG, Germany – Two-time All-Europe outside hitter Allison Gunsch signed a letter of intent recently to play volleyball for Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo.

Gunsch, a home-schooled student who played for Heidelberg for four years, was an all-region choice for three of those seasons and in her final two seasons made the Division I all-tournament team and All-Europe, according to her mother, Deb.

Nominations sought for military brat all-star team

The website Military.com is accepting nominations for its All-DOD team of high school football players worldwide who are dependents of active-duty service people.

The all-star team, which according to a news release is a joint project of Military.com and All-American Games and is purely honorary, is to be composed of 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, a punter and a placekicker.

Ramstein grad Tarnowski swims to 3 records

Former Kaiserslautern Kingfish star Stephen Tarnowski, a sophomore at The College of New Jersey, set three school records last week, one of them fast enough to qualify him for the NCAA Division III championships in March in Indianapolis.

According to the college website, Tarnowski established his records on three consecutive days in a three-day meet which ended Sunday. His school-record time of 3:58.03 in the 400-meter individual medley was fast enough to qualify Tarnowski for the event at the national championships, scheduled for March 21-24 in Indianapolis.

Tarnowski, an honor graduate from Ramstein High School, also swam the 200 individual medley in 1:51.62 and the 200 backstroke in 1:51.50. Those times, too, were fastest ever swum by an athlete from the school, located in Ewing, N.J.  


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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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.