• (L)Patrick Pemberton, formerly of Citylites; (R) SMA, the first basketball Knockout champs

    Citylites, SMA – 1st B'ball Champs

    It should be well known by now that Dominica's inaugural 'national' basketball league was successfully run in 1966.

  •         Peter Ricketts wearing national colours, 2011. Photo Courtesy DA Vibes

    Peter Ricketts' Basketball Journey

    Sports often run in the family, passing from one generation to the next. In the case of Peter Ricketts, his Granddad was into cricket as a bowler while his Mum ...

  • WIZARDS performed their wizardry during 10 seasons

    Wizards & Their Wizardry (Part II)

    Concludes from previous edition.

  • Retired WIZARDS players (L-R): Sylvester Joseph, Mickey Joseph, Eddie Prevost

    Wizards & Their Wizardry (Part I)

    One of three basketball articles published in The New Chronicle of 12th July 1985 was dramatically headlined, "Wizards the Giant Killer". This was in reference to the Roseau-based team which ...

  • La Plaine Avengers Basketball Team, 2013 Photo courtesy LA Knights Facebook Page

    Basketball near Bout Sable(Part II)

    Part I of the article presented on the introduction of the sport of basketball to La Plaine and began looking at the participation of basketball teams from that community in ...

  • La Plaine Avengers Basketball Team, 2013 Photo courtesy LA Knights Facebook Page

    Basketball Near Bout Sable (Part II)

    Part I of the article presented on the introduction of the sport of basketball to La Plaine and began looking at the participation of basketball teams from that community in ...

  • La Plaine's New India Bullets, 1988 or 1989. Richie Joseph standing far left, Coach Ron Green far right. Photo courtesy Ron Green.

    Basketball Near Bout Sable (Part I)

    Bout Sable is a long, black-sand, turtle-nesting and once popular beach situated along the scenic coastline of La Plaine, one of Dominica's basketball centres.

  • Marcellus Lee played with 4 teams in Dominica's national basketball league, and on the national team

    Mercurial Marcellus Lee

    Concludes from previous edition.

  • Bro. William Stevens seen here with some youngsters at SMA, was Dominica's State Basketball Team's first coach

    National Coaches Run T'ings

    It is customary to play recreational basketball games without a coach. However, when it comes to the real thing, i.e. during training and 'official' matches, someone has to take up ...

  • Marcellus Lee played with 4 teams in Dominica's national basketball league, and on the national team

    Mercurial Marcellus Lee

    It is said that every journey begins with a single step and Marcellus 'Ti-Ling' Lee embarked upon his basketball mission when he was only about 8 years old, while attending ...

  • Only one team named LIONS has played national league basketball

    Wildlife Gracing Our Courts

    Part III of the article presented the teams named after insects, an archosaur, and two named after mammals. The article continues below:

  • PROWLERS Intermediate team, circ. 1987 (see story for details)

    Roseau Valley Basketball Tour

    Morne Micotrin, at 4,006 ft towers over the area in Dominica known as the Roseau Valley, because with very good reason, 'The Valley' boasts of a treasure chest showcasing some ...