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382.04 // Boloball is back!

The 382-384 Boloball season is set to hit your holo terminals and datapad screens with preseason starting in early 382 and regular league games starting towards the end of the year.

After a number of notable trades and player signings during the offseason, the upcoming season will be interesting to watch as rising teams like the Naboo Strikers and Shili Shooters aim to dethrone perennial championship favorites the Corsin Warriors.

Two games featuring top-tier teams are slated to kick off the new boloball season in spectacular fashion.

The Naboo Strikers will clash with the Shili Shooters at 2000 GST to start the season. Both teams met in the Republic Finals last season and are expected to be top postseason contenders once again this season. Shortly afterwards the galactic powerhouse that is the Corsin Warriors, led by Gelix Vector will take on the infamous Duro Blues. Which airs at 2130 GST.

So grab your bantha bites and join us here on port-1937 to watch the games live from your terminals and datapad screens!

363.23 // Forked River Mavericks win championship

Last night, grav-ball team Forked River Mavericks defied all expectations after being crowned champions of the Galactic League in a nail-biting match against crowd favorites Bonadan Bouncebeasts.

The Forked River Mavericks, who in previous seasons have never advanced beyond the first round of play-offs, surprised fans and gamblers alike with a near perfect win streak throughout the season. The underdogs met with previous champions Bonadan Bouncebeasts and narrowly won with a 81-78 final score.

The match, which was held in the historic stadium in J’lal district, drew larger crowds than any in recent years and marks the end of this year’s official grav-ball season. The first rounds of the new season will start in 364ABY.

346.31 // The Last Possible Second

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Yesterday evening The Rancors scored a surprising 5:4 in an breath-taking game of Huttball against the Feisty Mynocks, held at the New Vertica’s infamous pit-stadium.

The game was as exciting as ever, with a twist that will certainly make its way into the pages of sport history. In the very last second, Kissan Vesir of The Rancors brought the ball to his team’s camp and determined the outcome of the game.

The crowd went wild as did his team and with these events Kissan is slowly becoming a fan-favorite, appearing all over the Nar Shaddaa Holonews and beyond. Our reporter, Elia Tay-na, managed to catch Kissan after this critical match for both the team and their fans.

“How did you manage to provide this most surprising victory for your team?”

“My teammates say it all had to do with luck and timing, but I say my instincts were ones that were at work. So, maybe I am one of those crazy robed monks, who knows?”

Reports all over the moon, have indicated that clubs and bars have all been filled in the following couple of days. It seems that Nar Shaddaa is not yet over with celebrating this moment of sporting victory and history.

336.16 // Galactic Record Set!

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In the recent bolo-ball tournament the Ord Mantell team broke a new record, receiving an astonishing winning score of 57 to 13 against Team Fondor! The astonishing victory has raised the bar for future teams who hope to fight this ever growingly formidable team. The next fixture is set on 337.04 with teams Fondor and Finyen facing off for a comeback from this dramatic failure of a contest.

 

295.31 // Umgullian Execution

 

After what can best be described as the shortest trial in peacetime history, the Umgullian Racing Commission passed the unanimous verdict of ‘guilty’ for Gran gambling promoter Toryak Vu today. Vu was convicted of three counts of blob race manipulation amounting to track-rigging, chemical enhancements, and insider gambling.

The Comission has been critisized heavily for their adherance to what has been called ‘outdated, draconic laws’ by many, but a strong grass-roots movement supporting the strict enforcement of rules has shown itself in the Coalition for the Protection of Non-Sentients.

Jude Alkorda, senior spokesperson for CPN responded to the verdict by saying…

“The Commission’s decision to uphold their long-standing death penalty is more than than just an exersize in soverign governance, it is also proof positive that laws protecting non-sentient beings are alive and well in our cold, un-feeling society. The care and protection of all non-sentients, be they blob, poly-pedal, or avian is a responsibility of all who value the sactity of life.”

In holding with Umgullian law, Vu’s execution will be carried out by the end of the cycle in a private facility as soon as his final affairs have concluded.

Runson Tip, GHN Sports