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Defending champs lose opener in Little League football
Defending champions Waterford Infant School went down 1-0 to Greater Portmore Basic as the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Little League football competition kicked off at Ferdie Neita Park recently.
Rushawn Williams scored the all-important goal for Greater Portmore in the Zone One encounter.
In other games, Harvest Temple clipped Ascot 1-0 courtesy of a Dwayne Bruce's 21st minute goal; former champions Elim drew 0-0 with Naggo Head. In Zone Two, Silverstone blanked Aintree 4-0 with Zidane McLarty scoring a hat-trick, while Jayntae Halliman's strike gave Sabina a 1-0 win over Kensington. A total of 15 teams, divided into two zones, will vie for top honours this season, with the top four teams advancing to the quarter-final knockout round. The final is scheduled for June 28.
Church cricket final today
Rain stalled proceedings last week in the final of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 church cricket league. Power of Faith Development, who are in their first final and Portmore Gospel Assembly will battle for the title at the Bridgeport Sports ground in Portmore, St Catherine, this afternoon at 2:00. The teams are vying for the Dr. Delford Davis Trophy.
A cricket match for over 50-year-old players, will start the day's activities at 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, Power of Faith Development defeated Faith Temple New Testament by 160 runs in an Eliminator Two matchup to make the final, while PGA advanced straight to the final after they topped the preliminary round stage.
Jamaica Lacrosse Association to host summer camp
All schoolboys and girls are asked to sign up to participate in the growing lacrosse movement. The Jamaica Lacrosse Association has worked successfully with support from the Lacrosse Volunteer Corps and the Federation of International Lacrosse to introduce North America's fastest growing sport to Jamaica.
This year's summer camp at St George's College is the best way to learn the game. The camp will be held from Thursday, July 4 to August 4 and it will start at 10 a.m. each day. While the camp is basically free, participants are urged to purchase camp information for only $2000. Persons can sign up online at jamaica lacrosse.org
PCA Primary cricket starts Wednesday
The Portmore Cricket Association (PCA)-sponsored Portmore Primary Cricket League will bowl off on Wednesday, May 18 , at the Portsmouth Primary ground with an opening ceremony and games.
Last year's beaten finalists, Independence City Primary, will play Waterford in the feature game at 2 p.m. In the Zone B opener at 9 a.m., Portsmouth take on Port Henderson. The league has attracted 10 teams, which have been placed in two zones. The top two teams from each zone will advance to the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for June 9.
Kingston Wharves whip The Gleaner
Defending champion Kingston Wharves made it two wins from as many starts in the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Business House domino competition, slamming 2015 KO champions The Gleaner 126-110 in a second-round division one match on May 6 at The Gleaner Spots Club.
Kingston Wharves led early to hold a six-point lead at half-time. But after the interval, they really came into their own, their players dominating the tables to lead by 12 points in the 90s, eventually winning by 16 points.
The Gleaner thus suffered their first loss, after clipping Carib Cement by two points in a home match on the previous Friday. They will next take on Wray & Nephew in their third consecutive home match at The Gleaner Sports Club.
Business House football dress parade tomorrow
The 2016 KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition commences tomorrow with the dress parade and opening double-header at Winchester Park, St George's College, starting at 1 p.m.
A total of 23 teams will play this season - 11 in division one and 12 in division two.
The first match, also tomorrow, will see ATL vs Sutherland Global Services at 2 p.m., while defending division one champions Petrojam will oppose 2015 promoted division two champions Peak Bottling in the second match at 4 p.m.
Both Peak Bottling and Sagicor have been promoted to division one, while Wisynco and UWI have been demoted to division two.
The competition continues on Monday with division one action embracing two matches - National Water Commission (NWC) vs The Gleaner at NWC playing field, Great House Boulevard, and Norman Manley International Airport vs Carib Cement at Winchester Park, both starting at 4 p.m.
Scotiabank win BH rally
Scotiabank defeated defending champions Carib Cement on penalties in the Business house five-a-side one day football rally for the Butterkist Trophy at the NWC playing field last Saturday.
In a hard fought encounter, both teams played to a nil-all stalemate in regulation and extra time, before Scotia won 3-1 on penalties.