2010-12-10 / Sports

Speedy Pepper Steppers Tops Double Dutch Holiday Classic

A few members from Stan’s Pepper Steppers. A few members from Stan’s Pepper Steppers. Stan’s Pepper Steppers garnered top honors in the compulsory speed category for the twelfth straight year in the 19th Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the Apollo Theater.

It was the trio of Laa’Neisha Jones, Peter Alvarez, Katherine Rocha and Shamera Davis which captured first place in the speed competition. The Pepper Steppers, who are coached by Stan Brown and Yatte Brown, defeated double-dutch teams from throughout the United States, and from countries such as France, Germany and Japan.

The Junior Pepper Steppers finished in sixth place in the speed category and were just five points short of winning a medal. The Pepper Steppers members are Jasmine Hamlet, Nadine Harrison, Tiffany Duarte and Akeela Williams.

The Pepper Steppers would like to thank the Rockaway community, along with the City of New York Parks and Recreation department for their support and contributions to the Double Dutch program.

Sorrentino Presents Double Dutch Holiday Festival

The Sorrentino Recreation Center will present the 20th Annual Double Dutch Holiday Festival Tournament on Tuesday, December 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Awards will be handed out to Double Dutch competitors from third grade through high school in either the novice or advanced divisions. There will be no onsite registration to compete in the event. For more information, please contact Stan Brown at 718-471-4818.

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