Mon | May 22, 2017

In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Richard Bryan photo Timika Scartlett (left) of Belair High School in Manchester is all smiles as she poses with Sheirda Cohen, group marketing, Peak Bottling. Scarlett was the top female performer at the recent Jamaica Independent Schools Association Athletics Championship at the National Stadium. Belair won the Peak Bottling Trophy for being the top rural school.

The Gleaner beat Wisynco 3-1 in

BH football

The Gleaner made it two wins from as many matches in Division One of the KSAFA/

Western Sports Business House football competition on Monday, when they defeated Wisynco 3-1 at Alpha.

Led by two first-half goals from midfielder Locksley Thompson, The Gleaner led 2-1 at half-time. In the second half, they dictated the run of play with Thompson, Kieron Brock, Al Nesbett, and Fabian Nethersole stringing their passes together. Nethersole sealed the issue with a well-placed shot from inside the 18-yard box in the 80th minute. The Gleaner had previously beaten NWC

1-0 through a Nethersole goal.

In other Division One matches played over the past week, defending champions Metrodade Security blanked Jamaica Customs 2-0, NWC drubbed Fire Brigade 6-1 at Mona, GraceKennedy surprised former champions Scotiabank 2-0 at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex, and Carib Cement stopped Airport Authority 3-1 at Harbour View.

In Division Two action, Pepsi blanked Continental Baking Company 4-0, with a brace from Jason McIntosh; NCB and Peak Bottling drew 2-2; and Sagicor clipped Transport Authority 4-3, thanks to a double strike from Paul Cunningham.

Matches on today are Carib Cement vs Grace at Rockfort, and Scotiabank vs Airport Authority at Winchester Park, St George's College. Both matches start at 4 p,m.

Williamsfield are

six-a-side street

football champions

Williamsfield are the inaugural 6pk (six-a-side) street football champions. In the highly competitive final held in Aberdeen Square, St Elizabeth, last Sunday, which had spectators on the edge, Williamsfield emerged 2-1 winners over Aberdeen A.

The men from Williamsfield, a district in Siloah division, got both goals from Sheldon Hamilton, who was satisfied with the work of the team, and grateful for its supporters.

"I'm very happy to be on the scoresheet, not once, but twice, though the sweetest feeling was to accept the winning trophy, " said Hamilton.

"Thanks to the many supporters who travelled to support the Williamsfield youth. Their support was key to our success," he concluded, while hailing the organisers for putting together the league.

The main trophy and $7,000 first prize cash award were handed over to Williamsfield by councillor of the Siloah Division, Audie Myers, who expressed pleasure with the organisation of the league. The Williamsfield boys committed the funds for use to cut their playground, which took place the following day. Eight teams took part in the league.

Jamaica Domino Premier League

Registration of clubs for the 2015-16 Jamaica Domino Premier League closes today, with the launch set for Sunday, July 5, at a venue to be announced. The competition is affiliated with the Jamaica Domino Council Association.

Teams are invited to enter from the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and Clarendon. The competition is scheduled to start on Sunday, July 12. Registration takes place at 48 East Street from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at $7,000 per club.

Kingston Wharves beat The Gleaner

in BH domino

Defending champions Kingston Wharves rebounded from their loss in the KO competition, when they defeated former champions The Gleaner by 31 points in the Business House Domino League on Friday, May 29. The match was played at Kingston Wharves Sports Club.

The reigning Division One champions led all the way, moving away from their opponents in the second half for a 151-120 victory. Kingston Wharves, who lead the competition with 88 points, had defeated The Gleaner in first-round play at The Gleaner Sports Club five weeks earlier.

Marlie Mount win Joe Neath/Vere

Tech tournament

Marlie Mount of St Catherine won the inaugural Joe Neath Foundation/Vere Technical football tournament held recently on the grounds of the Clarendon school, following a 1-0 win over Watsonton Primary.

The tournament was organised by current Vere daCosta Cup team coach, Wayne Whyte, and sponsored by Joe Neath, a past student of the school, as well as Stewart's Hardware, Young's Pharmacy and Members of Parliament Noel Arscott and Mike Henry.

The main goal of the tournament was to provide scholarship opportunities for aspiring footballers to Vere Technical for the 2015-16 school year. It is hoped that such a move will boost the football programme and provide the building blocks for greater daCosta Cup success which has eluded the Hayes-based school for some time.

Nine primary schools participated. They are May Pen, Denbigh, Mineral Heights, Free Town, Marlie Mount, Hazard, Watsonton, Alley, and Mitchell Town.

Free Town finished third after defeating Hazard 8-7 on penalties. Among those present at the tournament were Dr H. Stewart, principal of Vere Technical; Michael Ricketts, president, Clarendon Football Association (CFA); Ewan Scott, deputy president, CFA; and Garfield Corney, head coach, Clarendon Under-13 team.

Awards were given to the first-, second- and third-place teams. There were individual awards for the most disciplined team, best goalkeeper, best defender, leading goalscorer, MVP, and winning coach.

Each team will receive a certificate of participation and a football from Henry.

Ricam win Can Care Under-15 final

Ricam were crowned the 2015 Can Care Pharmacy Manchester FA Under-15 league champions following a 3-1 win over Mile Gully earlier this week.

Larone Casanova began Ricam's championship march with a 25th-minute goal. However, Marlon Miller equalised for Mile Gully five minutes later with perhaps the best goal of the match. Ricardo Darby ensured Ricam would go into the half-time break the leader, scoring the third goal of the match for his team's 2-1 lead.

On resumption, the most noted player on the field, Marlando Maxwell, a national Under-15 player, scored to put Ricam 3-1 up. It would remain the final goal of the match, giving the Andrew Smith-coached team their first junior title.

Juici Patties Senior, Junior leagues

begin tomorrow

Netball teams and fans in the central Jamaica region will turn their attention to the start of the Juici Patties Senior and Junior leagues that are run by the Clarendon Netball Association.

Though primarily Clarendon-based teams participate, an open invitation has been extended to teams from adjacent parishes. Teams from Manchester generally take up that offer.

As usual, the competition will start with a one-day rally, beginning at 11 a.m., at Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

Teams wishing to confirm their attendance can contact the league director, Winston Nevers, at 393-3378.

St Elizabeth FA/Hugh Buchanan primary schools league

The quarter-finals of the inaugural St Elizabeth FA/Hugh Buchanan Southwest Primary School Football League were held earlier this week. Teams advancing were Parrottee, Slipe, Brompton, and Black River Primary.

Parrottee booked their semi-final spot with a 2-0 win over Mountainside Primary, with goals from Xavier Bruce and Marlon Drummond.

Brompton qualified netting the most goals, thumping Geneva Primary 6-0. Donville Gordon led the way scoring a hat-trick.

Slipe were also impressive, knocking four goals past Newcombe Valley, while Black River Primary, who are unbeaten, eased past Sandy Bank Primary 3-0.

Giant killers Exceptional

Int'l boot Fort

Former champions Fort International crashed out at the semi-final stage of the COK Cooperative Credit Union Portmore Domino Major League, after they were clipped by giant killers Exceptional International 300-298 in an exciting countdown at Caymanas Park Limited last Sunday.

Fort led at 152-151 at half time, and led by three points heading into the countdown. But a determined Exceptional wiped off the deficit (298-295) and won 5-0 in the countdown to win by two points.

Exceptional's opponents in the final, to be played on June 21, are the overwhelming favourites, Caribbean Classic, who easily defeated Right Stuff by 37 points (300-263). The final is also scheduled for Caymanas Park.

Classic are unbeaten all season, winning 20 games.

Meanwhile, Masterpiece and Passagefort United will play off for the Ken's Wildflower Trophy, which is contested by teams that finished between ninth and 12th in the league, at Garveymeade Sports Club, located on the Garveymeade football field, on June 14.

Church netball

starts June 20

The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM)-organised PFM Church Netball League will commence on Saturday, June 20, at PFM Sports Complex in Portmore. The football league will begin on Saturday, July 4.

To date, Mark Williamson, the coordinator of the league, has confirmed eight football and six netball teams. The Waltham Park New Testament Church of God won both competitions last year. Williamson said teams have until Saturday, June 13, to put in their entries for both competitions.

First win for

Watson Grove

Watson Grove carved out their first win of the season in the East Central St Catherine Constituency-sponsored Portmore Under-15 Football League, with a convincing 3-1 victory over Greater Portmore at Watson Grove playing field last Sunday. Tatay Able struck two goals and Michael Moodie scored the other for the winners. Watson Grove progressed to four points from three games.

Defending champions Edgewater made it three wins in a row, as they spanked Naggo Head 3-0. In other games, Cumberland tagged Daytona

2-0, while Westport and East Portmore Portals drew 1-1.