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McGrady elected to Basketball  Hall of Fame

McGrady elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS NEW YORK — Former Orlando Magic superstar Tracy McGrady will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hall officials announced on April 1 that McGrady is a member of their class of 2017, along with University of Kansas coach Bill Self, former UConn All-American Rebecca Lobo, former […]

Flagler Palm Coast track wants to peak at right time

Flagler Palm Coast track wants to peak at right time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Flagler Palm Coast High School always fields one of the best local track programs. The boys team won the Five Star Conference (big local track meet featuring Volusia and Flagler counties) last week and the girls finished a close second behind Spruce Creek of Port Orange. “Both teams are doing […]

4 players to watch in the Final Four

4 players to watch in the Final Four

BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One prediction can be made about this unpredictable Final Four. Seemingly every year, a player becomes a household name – Kemba Walker or Kris Jenkins, for example – for his NCAA Tournament theatrics. Here are four players to watch this year. Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina: Nobody has made more of […]

State honor for Calvary’s Perez

State honor for Calvary’s Perez

Calvary Christian Academy junior point guard Yasmin Perez was named Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 2A Girls Basketball Player of the Year. During her career with the Lions, Perez has scored over 1,000 career points, averaged, 11 steals per game, and boasted a 4.4 grade point average. (COURTESY OF WILBERT KENDRICK II)

Spruce Creek Hawks ready to fly on the track

Spruce Creek Hawks ready to fly on the track

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek Hawks girls track team is usually one of the area’s best. Last season they won the Five Star Conference and finished third in their district. The Hawks have won the conference 15 out of the last 16 years. This year they have finished first or second in […]

Volkswagen Group of America celebrates African-American racers

Volkswagen Group of America celebrates African-American racers

BY DARCY KOHN SPECIAL TO THE NNPA NEWS SERVICE In celebration of the contributions of African-Americans in auto racing, the Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed the Black American Racers (BAR) to Volkswagen’s headquarters in Herndon, Va., for an inspiring “Lunch and Learn” and the reveal of the team’s newly refurbished Formula Super Vee race […]

Coach has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at right time

Coach has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at right time

BY CHRIS HAYS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Gators coach Mike White has been a bit of a soothsayer lately. He peers into his crystal ball and figures out exactly what the Gators need to do to be successful. His clairvoyance is uncanny and his players are latching onto the message at the perfect time. The Gators limped […]

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Youths between 9 and 15 can enjoy beach activities while learning lifesaving techniques during Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard Program. Tryouts for the popular summer camps begin May 6. Professional lifeguards will offer participants a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid techniques during week-long camps in June and July. Junior lifeguards will also take […]

Giddens ready to return Mainland to basketball glory

Giddens ready to return Mainland to basketball glory

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native and former Mainland High School basketball standout Joe Giddens is the new boys basketball coach at Mainland. Giddens leaves the boys program at Spruce Creek in Port Orange. “It’s all about timing. Spruce Creek has really been good to me. They helped me grow as a coached. […]

Warriors’ Iguodala fined $10,000 for racial comments

Warriors’ Iguodala fined $10,000 for racial comments

BY ANTHONY SLATER MERCURY NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – For the first time since his racially charged, controversial postgame comments in Minneapolis late Friday night (March 10), Andre Iguodala spoke with gathered reporters at the team’s Monday afternoon practice in Oakland. Iguodala didn’t backtrack, but expressed regret at the timing of the comments and who they […]