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Published:Saturday | November 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Manchester Football Association President Dalton Wint (third left) presents the 2014 champions trophy for the Howie Chin Memorial Football League to Seline Nicholson, captain of the Mount St Joseph girls' team, which defeated Knox Prep 2-1 in the final. Also sharing in the occasion is coach Andrew Henry (at back).-photo by Richard Bryan

Fraser-Pryce Six-A-Side final tomorrow

The final and closing ceremony of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-A-Side community football competition will take place tomorrow at Foska Oats Oval, 451 Spanish Town Road (opposite Wray & Nephew).

Dark Side will oppose Mikes in the final, after both scored narrow semi-final wins last Sunday.

Dark Side clipped Choppaz 1-0, while Miles defeated Young Strikers 3-2 on penalties after both played to a 1-1 stalemate in regulation and extra time.

The 4 p.m. final will be preceded by the third-place play-off between Choppaz and Young Strikers at 2 p.m., and a match between media personnel and an organisers' invitational team.

The media team is expected to feature Audley Boyd, André Lowe and Curtis Campbell of The Gleaner, Rohan Powell and Eldorado Mullings of RJR, Conroy Prendergast of CNS, Dwayne Richards of Yardie Sports, Wayne Walker of CVM, Sanjay Myers of the Jamaica Observer, and Livingston Scott of SportGlobe.

The organisers' invitational team, to be managed by World and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will include former national midfielder Hugh 'Bingy' Blair, national assistant coach Miguel Coley, Marcel Gayle, David Henry, Anthony Bryan, Kirk Simpson, and Kemar Johnson.

Prizes are being offered by main sponsors Digicel, Grace, Wata, and Tank-Weld Metals to the top-four teams' Most Valuable Player, leading goalscorer and most disciplined team.


Constant Spring retain Masters League title

Defending champions Constant Spring retained the Masters League KO football trophy last Sunday when they defeated Harbour View 3-1 in the final at Winchester Park, St George's College.

Having lost the league title when beaten by Santos on penalty kicks recently, Constant Spring were determined that the KO title would remain in their coffers. After a goalless first half, Harbour View grabbed the lead in the 48th minute, when Steve Wright netted. But Constant Spring quickly rebounded, thanks to a brace from former national player Oneil 'Chippy' McDonald and a third goal from Phillip Mack to win the trophy for a fourth consecutive year. The winning coach was Carl Sewell.


Santos, Nautica in Masters League football final

Santos and the Portmore-based Nautica will meet in the Masters League football final tomorrow afternoon at Winchester Park, St George's College, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Santos advanced when they ended the three-year reign of Constant Spring in the semi-finals 4-2 on penalty kicks, while Nautica got by Christian Ambassadors 2-1 in extra time in the other semi-final.

Santos are playing well and should start favourites. They will look to the season's leading goalscorer, Kevin Lamey, with 17 goals, as well as Clint Reid, John Flemming, Haughton Hall, Kirk Wright, and goalkeeper Russell HoSang.

Nautica will counter with Omar Washington, Sean Dunbar, Kirk Edwards, Leighton Tracey, and Jason Smith.


Jamaica Domino Premier League

Entries for the upcoming Jamaica Domino Premier League will close on December 14, with the competition scheduled to start in January, 2015.

Teams wishing to enter should send entries to the Jamaica Domino Council, organisers of the competition, 48 East Street, downtown Kingston, or via telephone to the president, Althea Shaw, at 848-6880, 922-4338, or 840-4527 before the cut-off date.

The Jamaica Domino Council successfully ran the Portmore Domino League this year. The vice-president is Archalaous Lennon, who many years ago was one of the organisers of the popular Guinness domino competition, and Aston Johnson, PRO. The competition will cater to teams from Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and Clarendon.


BH cricket awards on tonight

The presentation awards banquet of the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers Group Business House cricket competition takes place tonight at Tropical Elegance, 9 Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, off Roosevelt Avenue (near the National Stadium), starting at 8 p.m.

The Business House top awards will go to Jamalco, winners of both the 50-over league and KO titles. Jamalco retained the league trophy at the expense of former champions Jamaica Broilers in the final.


Bears slay Dragons for Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League title

The Siberia Bears of Irvine Hall walked away with $150,000 after being crowned the new Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League victors on Friday, November 21, at the Mona Bowl at the University of the West Indies.

The Bears were dominant after dispatching three-time champions Attica in the semi-final and putting the Dragons to the sword with their pace and precise passes to come out 3-0 winners in front of a capacity crowd.

Bears teammates Andrae Bernal and Davian Montique walked away with the leading goalscorer and MVP awards, respectively. Montique scored twice in the final, with the other strike an own goal. Bernal had a hand in two of the goals.

The Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League is now in its fourth year since being reintroduced to the UWI, Mona.

Kemar Douglas, coach of the Bears, said: "We trained hard for this and we were really focused coming into the game. The team had been playing well, but we were worried as our captain, Jelani Bogle, was shown a red card in the semi-final, so we were without him tonight. But the team really stepped up and showed guts and character to break down a stubborn Dragons team."


Brumalia House KO semis for Kirkvine

Kirkvine will host tomorrow's semi-finals of the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester Football Association knockout competition.

In the first game at 1 p.m., Mile Gully will be up against Alligator Pond. The second semi-final is slated for 3 p.m. between Porus and Villa United. The game conditions facilitate extra-time and penalties to break any deadlock.

In last weekend's four-game programme at Kirkvine, all matches were settled in regulation time. Defending champions New Green were sent packing with a 2-1 defeat by Alligator Pond. There was also another upset when Villa United knocked out former champions Hillstars, also 2-1.

Mile Gully's 2-0 win over Greenvale was not surprising, while Porus were predictably dominant against newcomers Ricam Academy, winning 4-0.


Manchester to host JFF Franchise Committee

The Manchester Football Association will host members of the Jamaica Football Federation Franchise Committee for discussions and feedback next Monday at the Social Development Commission office. The meeting is slated for a 6 p.m. start.

All sectors of the football fraternity are welcome, but Major League clubs, sponsors, members of the executive, as well as the media, are specially invited.

The parish will also welcome the Digicel-sponsored Grassroots programme run by André Virtue. Today's session will be hosted at the Greenvale Sports Complex starting at 9 a.m.


Mount St Joseph top Howie Chin Memorial leagues

Mount St Joseph were victorious in both the female and male finals of the Howie Chin Memorial football league.

In the male finals against Belair Prep, Mount St Joseph were rampant, winning 4-1. Captain Shane Buckle scored twice.

The female side was made to work overtime, before holding their nerves to win 2-1 over Knox in a penalty shoot-out. After playing for 30 minutes of regulation time, the game was 0-0. Six minutes of extra-time did not produce any goals either.

A special presentation ceremony for the competition is being organised.


Woodleigh to host Fast and Furious this weekend

The top local practical pistol shooter, Orville Henriques, is scheduled to be among the cast at the annual Fast and Furious shooting tournament being staged this weekend at the Woodleigh gun range in Clarendon.

The nation's other top-rated shooters, including Henriques' World Shoot Jamaican teammates Andy Yapp and Lenny Moulton, are expected to participate. However, Henriques will shoot today.

The core of the shooters will be in action on tomorrow's full day, where spectators will be charged. There will be seven stages, with an overall round count of 120.

The tournament will be marshalled by Harry Chin-Ying. All the stages have been approved by the International Practical Shooting Confederation, which means shooters' points and positions will be matriculated into the official scoring system.

Tomorrow's main draw will take place at 10 a.m.


Independence City stun Gregory Park 14-1

Independence City registered the biggest margin of victory in this year's Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League after their 14-1 victory over Gregory Park last Wednesday at Waterford Primary.

Crystalee Hutchinson and Areefah Wilson scored seven goals apiece. Wilson was perfect in the goal circle, scoring every shot she took. With the win, Independence City now have three points from two games.

In another Zone One game, Naggo Head advanced to the semi-finals after their third straight win, as they downed Waterford 11-3.

In Zone Two, defending champions Greater Portmore bounced back from their shock 12-11 defeat to Portsmouth, as they handed Ascot an 8-1 defeat.


Bridgeport slam Belmont 3-0

Defending champions Bridgeport put on an explosive first-half showing as they slammed three goals past Belmont Park Primary in an INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League match at Belmont Park Primary last Thursday.

André Gibbs, Omario Thompson and female player Dana White scored for Bridgeport.

Bridgeport now lead Zone Two with seven points from three games, while Belmont are pointless after two matches. In another game at the venue, Independence City and Port Henderson drew 0-0.

Over in Zone Two, Portsmouth clipped Gregory Park 2-1 and are on maximum nine points, Greater Portmore blanked first-timers Kensington Primary 3-0 and Southborough and Waterford drew 0-0.


Old Harbour Bay, Rivoli advance

Old Harbour Bay and Rivoli United made progress in the St Catherine FA Happy Sutherland knockout football competition, following decisive wins last Sunday.

Old Harbour Bay clipped Tru-Juice 2-1, through goals from Devon Francis and Rossan Wray, while Keneel Butler netted Tru-Juice's consolation goal. In another game, defending champions Rivoli eliminated Newland 2-0 via goals by Patrick Sherlock and Kemar Beckford.


Passagefort cop 'Mental' League title

Passagefort United copped the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore 'Mental' Domino League after rain caused an early end to proceedings at Ken's Wildflower last Sunday. Passagefort were leading 235-222 when rain forced an abrupt end.