'Triple Threat' ready for action
The Tabernacle Baptist Falcons Christian Academy is synonymous with winning basketball programs and producing great basketball players, but the Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy girls' softball program wants to be in the forefront instead of the background, a topic of conversation and not an after thought.
As the Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic Association Churchill Tener Knowles /Patrice Campbell High School 2012 Girls' Softball League season begins on Thursday, the Lady Falcons, defending champions in both the senior and junior girls, wants to let everybody know that last year wasn't a fluke.
They will tell you now and they will happily show you later their message to all the doubters out there is 'Bring it on.'
The Falcons will be led by the 'triple threat' of Brashante Dareus, Altavia Hall and Kiarah Dames.
"Most of our players both junior and senior players play night league. We have two junior players, Altavia Dames and MVP Kiarah Dames, who are good enough to play senior division; but we will see how the chips fall and we will surely give you something to look forward to," said Junior girls' head coach Whitney Armbrister.
"We are always a great defensive team. We had a batting problem last year so we pride ourselves on defense. So as long as our defence is working our offence always comes around and if it doesn't, our defence is so good.
"We don't give the opposing teams any chance to score, we always have one strong batter to bring in runs for us."
Dareus, a 12th grader and is a returning senior from the championship senior team along with ninth grader Hall and eight grader Dames, last year's Junior Girls' Championships game Most Valuable Player, who both has junior status but are good enough (correction), great enough to play on the senior team.
The 'triple threat' are a threat on the field with their experience, knowledge of the game, power and defence.
The Freeport News went face-to-face with the trio off the field.
Kiarah Dames first baseman
Favorite television show: The Regular show
Greatest softball moment: Winning last year's championship versus BMES
Most people don't know about this about you: I can rap
Dream job: Banker or Accountant
Words you live by: Practice makes perfect
What's in your IPod: "No worries," by Lil Wayne
Brashante Dareus pitcher
Greatest softball moment: As the catcher catching the last ball after a Jack Hayward batter struck out to win the championship last year.
Most people don't know this about you: I can't cook at all, I can't even boil water
Dream job: professional softball player.
Favorite Coach Norris Bain saying: Hit the Ball!
Altavia Hall catcher
Favorite Television show: The Lying Game
Favorite Food: Pizza
Dream job: Professional softball coach
Most folks don't know this about you: I can sing
Favorite song: Round of applause, Lil Wayne
Favorite Coach Bain saying: Hit the ball!
Brashante, Altavia and Kiara: The Falcons Triple Threat are ready to defend both of their titles, they are ready play and they are ready to ... 'Hit the Ball!'
Note: Coach Norris Bain coaches the Senior Girls' softball team
GBSSAA Churchill Tener Knowles/Patrice Campbell High School 2012 Softball League
Here are some of the storylines to follow in this season
1. Can the Falcons repeat as champions or accomplish the double double?
2. Who will replace "Double AA" at Jack Hayward ... Head Coach Linda Malcolm, and the runners up in the senior division, Jack Hayward Wildcats lost seniors first baseman Arnel Ferguson and catcher Arlia Greene, who led the offence for the Wildcats which scored in bunches.
Who will replace the power and experience of the 'Double AA?'
3. New Chief Warrior Bishop Michael Eldon Warriors lost Junior girls Head Coach Beverly Selman, who reportedly transferred back to New Providence.
Taking over the as Chief Warriors for the junior girls will be former softball standout and Hall of Famer principal, Anita Doherty. The Warriors have lost Miquel Roach, a good fielder and hitter that knows the game.
Catcher Courtney Martin had a great year for the Warriors and Jervee Stuart the clean-up batter and ace -pitcher, have all moved to senior division.
Opening day schedule
Thursday, September 27, 2012
3:45 p.m. Eight Mile Rock at St. Georges
3:45 p.m. St. Paul's at Tabernacle Baptist (YMCA)
3:45 p.m. ? Lucayan International at Bishop Michael Eldon
3:45 p.m. Jack Hayward at St. Mary Patricia Russell
Thursday, September 27, 2012
3:45 p.m. Sunland Baptist Academy at Tabernacle Baptist (St. Paul's)
3:45 p.m. St. Georges at GB Catholic High
3:45 p.m. Jack Hayward at Bishop Michael Eldon (GB Catholic High)
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