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Darkside tops Fraser-Pryce community six-a-side football
Darkside, beaten finalists in 2013, rebounded this year to win the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side community football competition, clipping Miles United 1-0 in the final at Foska Oats Oval, Spanish Town Road, last Saturday.
The all-important goal was scored by Adonis Maxwell in the ninth minute, ensuring that Darkside finished the season unbeaten.
Darkside thus captured the $150,000 prize and trophy, while Miles United secured $80,000.
Young Strikers defeated Choppaz 2-0 in the third place play-off to take home $50,000, with Choppaz securing $30,000 for fourth.
Monsterock, winners of the dress parade at the start of the season, picked up $15,000, with Mothers receiving $10,000 for being the most disciplined team. All cash prizes were donated by ambassador Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the reigning double Olympic sprint champion.
Glenroy Campbell of Young Strikers won the leading goalscorer award with five goals and Adonis Maxwell took the Most Valuable Player award, as both received gift packages from title sponsor Digicel and associate sponsors Grace, Wata, Tank-weld Metals and Foska Oats.
An elated Fraser-Pryce said: "It's a great feeling when I see members of the community, especially when they come up to you, shake your hand and say thanks. You feel a sense of satisfaction that you are contributing to the development of a people, a community and this beautiful island of Jamaica.
"Thanks to all of you who helped me to do this project, and I am sure it will be back again next year," she said.
Jamalco feted at BH cricket presentation
Jamalco captured the major prizes at the recent Jamaica Broilers/Western Sports Business House cricket awards presentation at Tropical Elegance, Cunningham Avenue, near the National Stadium.
Jamalco retained both the Reggae Jammin 50-over league title and T20 trophy. Winning captain, Kirk Gordon, received the league trophy from Duane Cameron, public relations officer, Jamaica Broilers.
In the meantime, Jamaica Broilers, losing finalists in both competitions, copped the most disciplined team award. The team's all-rounder, David Morgan, was named Sportsman of the Year, while National Housing Trust's (NHT) Bevan Brown, a former national player, won the Sterling Bowling Performance Award, taking five wickets for three runs in a match.
Damion Bryce from Continental Baking Company won the batting averages with 56.75, including a century, with Odane Vassell from Jamaica Broilers capturing the award for the best bowling average.
The Cosmo Grant batting and bowling awards were won by David Morgan (283 runs) and Mikail Henry with a total of 29 wickets. There were also awards for the eight century-makers in the 50-over league - namely, Damion Bryce, Delroy Morgan (Jamaica National), Brandon King (NHT), Kemar Malcolm (Red Stripe), Richard Allen (Red Stripe), Maurice Kepple (Red Stripe), André Henry (Broilers) and Craigon Malcolm (Continental Baking Company).
Despite the inclement weather on Saturday, November 29, the awards function was well attended. Guest speaker was Jamaica Cricket Association president, Wilford 'Billy' Heaven, who reiterated his support for the new franchise system.
Porus, Alligator Pond in Manchester KO finals
Porus and Alligator Pond will contest tomorrow's final of the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester Knock-out at Kirkvine Sports Club.
Match time is 3 p.m. with provision for extra time and penalties to ensure a result. The Knock-out Cup is the first Manchester Football Association competition of each football season.
In the semi-finals played two weekends ago at the same venue, Alligator Pond sent former champions Mile Gully packing with a 1-0 victory. The second semi-final was a one-sided affair, as Porus hammered first time semi-finalists Villa United 4-0.
P.J. Patterson to open Donald Buchanan Sports Tourism Centre
Former Jamaica Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson, will be the guest speaker for tomorrow's official opening of the Donald Buchanan Sports Tourism Centre, as part of the Treasure Beach Sports Complex owned and operated by BREDS.
The official function will begin at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony, fans and guests will be treated to the final of the Jamaica Premier League T-20 league between Spanish Town Titans and Ocho Rios Chargers.
CHASE Fund, BREDS - the Treasure Beach Foundation, the Tourism Enhancement Product and the Digicel Foundation are the primarily responsible for funding.
Henriques shines at Negril International Pistol shoot
Following defeat to United States-based Jamaican professional Lesgar Murdock a week earlier at Woodleigh range, Mandeville's Orville Henriques returned to winning ways, taking the Standard Division final of the Todd Jarrett Caribbean Classic hosted at Negril Tactical Shooting range.
In taking the top spot, Henriques fended off International Masters-ranked Jamaican Ron Brown by 35 points. These two mined more than 200 points over third-placed Christopher Chung Fung.
Henriques' teammates at Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC), Ellsworth Dixon, Sue Ann Henriques, Owen Campbell, Thomas Jones and Evan Grant swept places fourth to ninth.
Most of the international shooters contested the Open Division.
International Grand Master Todd Jarrett beat his fellow American Grand Master, Shannon Smith, by 24 points. Jamaican Lenny Moulton was a creditable third.
Christmas shooting season begins today at JRA
Local practical pistol shooters will have just two opportunities to close off the year with competition.
The first, 'Christmas Hamper', will be held today at the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) headquarters on Mountain View Avenue.
The final one, 'Rappa Pam Pam', will be hosted in Mandeville at the MRPC on Sunday, December 21.
Porus, Settlement in Peter Bunting final
Porus have the chance to win the two first football tournaments of the Manchester FA season, when they earned the right to contest the Central Manchester Sports Development (CMSD) football competition final. Their opponents will be Settlement.
The CMSD league is sponsored by Central Manchester Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting, and caters to community-based teams.
In the semi-finals, Porus left it late to outscore Hanbury 4-2 to advance. Scoring twice was former Division One league star, Cleon Barrett. The game was exciting as despite a 2-0 lead at half-time, Hanbury equalised at 2-2 before late strikes from Barrett and Sandre Whittingham pulled them two goals better.
Porus are already in the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester FA Knock-out competition.
Settlement booked their place following a 2-1 win on penalties over Old England after the two had battled to a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.
A date and venue for these finals will be announced once the Manchester FA finals are done.
Greater Portmore win Netball rally
Greater Portmore outclassed the host school, Friendship Primary, 9-1 in the final to cop the Friendship Primary Netball rally on Friday, December 5, on the school's court.
Chevelle Thomas, five goals, and Ashanti Cox, four goals, led their team to the easy win. Some 15 schools from Portmore and Spanish Town took part in the rally. Greater Portmore are also the reigning champions in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League.
Hunt to lead D&P against Exceptional
The league's leading goalscorer, Dwayne Hunt - who had netted six goals thus far - will play a pivotal role in D&P Fabrication and Maintenance's challenge of Exceptional in the feature match of four quarter-final games in the Rumbar Rum Football Sundayz tournament at Coal Ground, Spanish Town, tomorrow, at 4 p.m.
In other games, Correctional Services and Young Gunners open proceedings in a 1 p.m. clash, Swag Thursdayz do battle with Spanish at 2 p.m. and French United oppose House a Roots at 3 p.m. The semi-finals are scheduled for next Sunday.
Cedar Grove turn heat on Bridgeport
Cedar Grove made a fiery start to their 2014-2015 campaign in the Portmore Division Two football league, as they blanked Bridgeport 4-0. In other first round games, Braeton United clipped Westport 2-1, Hellshire United edged Racing 1-0 and Daytona and Garveymeade drew 1-1.
The competition continues tomorrow with four matches. Games on at: Ferdie Neita Park, Cedar Grove vs Daytona at 1 p.m., Braeton United vs Hellshire United at 3 p.m. and at Ironside, Gregory Park, Racing United vs Westport at 1 p.m. and Greater Portmore vs Bridgeport at 3 p.m.
Classic, Exceptional renew domino rivalry
Former champions Caribbean Classic will renew rivalry tomorrow with Exceptional International, when the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore Domino League get under way at the home of Classic, located along Portmore Drive.
In other games, Passagefort United entertain Naggo Head at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort; Eradication host Ken's Wildflower at Gregory Park; newcomers Spit Fire will get a stern test against Right Stuff; Masterpiece are at home against Feluchie Strikers; Garveymeade play Memory Lane at Garveymeade Sports Club; while Colours Sports Club and Eagle View square off at Colours Sports Bar, Port Henderson Road Plaza. All games will begin at 11:30 a.m. City of Kingston Credit Union are part sponsors of the tournament.
Domino presentations on tonight
The presentation of awards for the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore 'Mental' League will take place tonight at 7:30 at Garveymeade Sports Club in Portmore.
Passagefort United won the tournament after they upset Portmore Tigers 235-222, with 15 points left to gain. Heavy rains caused an abrupt end to proceedings and Passagefort were awarded victory.