In Your Neighbourhood
Scotia whip Sagicor 4-0 in BH football
Scotiabank drubbed Sagicor 4-0 in the opening round of the Business House KO football competition at the National Water Commission (NWC) playing field in Mona last Saturday.
Scotia dominated the action from soon after the start with goals from Nicholas Scott, Donovan Hibbert, Ranique Anderson and Kenroy Howell.
In other first-round KO matches, Jamaica Customs clipped The Gleaner 3-2 after leading 2-0 at half-time, avenging their 1-0 loss in the league encounter; former champions Petrojam clipped GraceKennedy 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 stalemate in regulation and extra time; while Division Two campaigners Xerox beat NCB 2-1 in an away match last Saturday.
Meanwhile, two big KSAFA/Western Sports-sponsored Division One matches will be played today, with defending champions Metrodade Security opposing Scotiabank at Waterhouse, starting at 4 p.m., and The Gleaner vs GraceKennedy at Alpha, also at 4 p.m.
The Gleaner, who are unbeaten in three league matches, will take on Carib Cement on Monday at Alpha, starting at 4 p.m.
Business House basketball begins Monday
The Business House three-on-three basketball competition gets under way on Monday at the Stadium Courts with 27 participating teams divided into two divisions.
Former Division Two champions, The Gleaner, will bow into action against Sagicor in a Division One match on Monday, starting at 7 p.m, following the dress parade at 5 p.m.
Classic demolish Exceptional in final
Favourites Caribbean Classic demolished first-time finalists Exceptional International 300-202 in the final of the COKSodality Cooperative Credit Union Portmore Domino Major League at Caymanas Track last Sunday.
Pundits, who were clamouring for an upset, were rocked early as Classic carved out a commanding 35-point (156-121) lead over their opponents at half-time. They steadily increased the lead and turned the match into a 'no contest'.
Meanwhile, Fort International clobbered Right Stuff 300-207 in the battle for third place. Sunday, July 4, will be the presentation of awards atop the roof of Ken's Wildflower, located on Port Henderson Road, Portmore, St Catherine.
The battle for supremacy in the INSPORTS/Chubby Little League football will intensify with the semi-finals at Ferdie Neita Park, Braeton, on Tuesday.
Hot team Waterford Basic will play Child Plus at 10 a.m., then at 11 a.m. Ascot tackle Aintree.
In quarter-final action, Ascot eliminated Watson Grove 2-0 and Waterford defeated Harvest Temple 3-0. Two matches went to penalties. Sabina went down 3-0 on penalties to Child Plus - after an extra time 0-0 scoreline - and the highly fancied Aintree Basic, who defeated Kensington 4-1 on penalties. The final will be played on Thursday, July 2.
JABBFA National Champs July 3-4
The NestlÈ Jamaica-sponsored Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association National Championships and Fitness Expo will take place next week Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.
According to the organisers, they are "in full gear" for this year's show, which will again be sponsored by NestlÈ's Supligen brand.
This year's championship is at a new venue, at The Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive, near Cross Roads. The first day is for prejudging of contestants, attracts a fee of $800 for general admission, while a two-day season pass costs $2,000. For the second and final day, a fee of $1,500 will be charged for entry, while VIP entry on both days will cost $3,000. Action starts on both days at 6:30 p.m.
Defending champs win in church netball
Defending champions 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament made a winning start in the Power of Faith Ministries church netball league with an easy 20-7 win over Elim Open Bible at the PFM Sports Complex at lot 10C, Portmore Town Centre, last Saturday.
In another game, former champions Power of Faith went down 27-19 to Equator Faith Mission. The competition continues this afternoon.
St Elizabeth FA/
Jack Sprat Primary Schools League
Lacovia Primary completed a comprehensive 4-1 beating of Black River Primary to win the St Elizabeth FA/Jack Sprat Primary School League on Thursday.
The outstanding player of the match was Roshane Brown, who netted four goals for the champions. It was almost a repeat of his heroics in the semi-finals against Marie Cole Primary, in which he netted a hat-trick in his team's 3-0 win.
Third place in the competition went to Marie Cole Primary, after they beat Burnt Savannah Primary 2-0 in the play-off game.
The Under-15 section of the competition was won by Santa Cruz Primary and Junior High, who beat Aberdeen Primary and High 3-0.
Black River Primary, who brushed away Sandy Bank Primary in the quarter-finals, again failed to have their goal breached when they disposed of Parottee Primary 2-0. AJ Braham scored both goals.
Brompton, who netted the most goals of the knockout phase with a 6-0 thumping of Geneva Primary, were made to work hard in a 2-1 win over Slipe Primary. Goalscorers for Brompton were Jowayne Salmon and Renaldo Simms. The lone strike for Slipe came from Conroy Jones.
Top Notch Football League kicks off
The Top Notch Summer Football League for community teams in the Knockpatrick division of Central Manchester constituency began last week at the Sunset football field. The league is primarily sponsored by Cleon Francis, councillor for the Knockpatrick division.
Defending champions Albion United won the opening dress parade. On the field of play, they began their defence with a 1-1 draw against Old England.
In other opening-day results, Manchester Allstars defeated newcomers Power Strikers 1-0, while Brokenhurst and Sinclair's Avenue played to a 2-2 scoreline.
The league continues tomorrow with three games starting at 12:30.
Games on: Starliner vs Patrick Town; Heathfield vs Mandeville United; and Cedar Grove vs Sunset Strikers.
Jamalco Football League starts today
Eighteen teams are scheduled to participate in the 2015 renewal of the Jamalco Football League, which kicks off today at the Wembley Excellence Centre. The teams are divided into four zones as follows:
n Zone 1: Juventus, Mocho, Railroad, Raymonds, and Mineral Heights
n Zone 2: Wembley, Harmons, Savannah, Invincible, and Top Halse Hall
n Zone 3: Top Hill, Sunset, New Bowens, and Bottom Halse Hall
n Zone 4: Port, Napoli, Hunts Pen, and South Manchester
Juventus are the defending champions, having defeated Wembley in the 2014 final.
Two games are scheduled today, starting at 2 p.m. with Port vs Hunts Pen and then at
4 p.m. with the defending champions vs Raymonds.
On Sunday, June 28, Top Hill will play Bottom Halse Hall at
2 p.m. At 4 p.m., Wembley will face off with Invincible.
Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays, with the final slated for August 29 at the Wembley Excellence Centre.