In Your Neighbourhood
Spicy Hill Youth ready to defend crown
Spicy Hill Youth begin the defence of their Duncans Football Summer League crown against East at the Silver Sands playing field at 4 p.m. today in Duncans, Trelawny.
Registration for the popular event, which has been held for the past 40 years in the north coast parish, closes today and organisers expect at least seven teams to enter this year's instalment.
In last year's final, Spicy Youth romped past Masters 4-0.
This year's event will feature prizes in several categories, including champion team, most disciplined side and leading goal scorer. There is a $5,000 fee to enter a side in the tournament.
Dollis Campbell football and netball tomorrow
Teams from in and around the Liguanea Area will be challenging for top honours in the Dollis Campbell football and netball competitions tomorrow at the Providence Primary School playing field, with action set to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is the second year that Campbell, the Councillor candidate for the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) for the Mona division, will be hosting the competition.
Last year, play was limited to football, but this year it has been expanded to include netball teams from the varying communities.
The days of activities is expected to foster sport development and camaraderie among the varying communities that will be fielding teams. These include Stand Pipe, Chambers Lane, Mountain View Avenue, Jarrett Lane and Saunders Avenue.Champion teams of the respective competitions will also walk away with cash awards, with $20,000 earmarked for football and $10,000 for the netball winner.
Jamalco, Hayes unbeaten in Juici-atties/Clarendon netball
Defending champions Jamalco and Hayes Supreme are the only unbeaten teams following two rounds of matches in the Clarendon Netball Association/Juici-Patties Senior League.
Both teams have been ruthless so far, netting over 100 goals so far.
Jamalco followed up their opening 53-30 win over Holmwood A to beat another Manchester based team, Team R, 51-37. Hayes have even been more productive at the hoop, scorching Cable Pro 66-15 to record one of the highest ever margins of victory. They had also beaten Holmwood A 52-26.
In the Junior Division, Ridgemount of Manchester lead the standings, having won their two matches after schooling high school line-ups Holmwood B and Fogo High 23-8 and 23-3, respectively.
The competition continues tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Complex, with matches in both divisions. The Junior matches, which last for 40 minutes, begin at 2 p.m. with Central High vs Fogo Road, Glenmuir A vs Denbigh C, followed by Portland Cottage vs Denbigh B.
Only two Senior League matches are scheduled, starting at 4 p.m. Denbigh A play Hayes Supreme at 4 p.m., before struggling Cable Pro take on Jamalco at 5 p.m.
South Central Confed youth leagues
The premier youth football competition within the South Central region of Jamaica, starts today at Clarendon Park, the home of sponsors Juici Patties.
Four parishes - St Catherine, Manchester, Clarendon and St Elizabeth - will begin their quest for honours in the South Central Confederation Under 13 and Under 15 championship. The Under 13 league, named in honour of deceased Clarendon youth football organiser, John Green, kicks off at 10 a.m. with Clarendon taking on St Elizabeth.
Defending champions for the last four years, St Catherine then bow into action against Manchester, before a break to facilitate a special awards ceremony recognising the sponsors. This is the 30th year of unbroken sponsorship by Juici Patties. The afternoon program will witness two Under 15 matches.
Knockpatrick score big in Top Notch league
The star-studded Knockpatrick demolished Classic Academy 9-1 to highlight the third round of the Top Notch Summer Football League.
In netting the biggest winning margin of the competition, Knockpatrick got their goals from Jermaine Whyte, who scored four, National Premier striker Francois Swaby, three, while there was one each for Jamarley Powell and Tonnison Brown.
In other results, Plowden FC and United Hearts ended 1-1 and so did the encounter between Mandeville United and Providence. Generation United, who were winners the previous week, went down 0-2 to Sunset Strikers.
The league continues tomorrow with four games: Classic Academy vs Sinclair Ave FC, Central United vs Old England YC, Generation United vs Albion United, Mandeville United vs Plowden FC.
Jamalco Football League round-up
The Jamalco Football League continues today with two matches to be hosted at the Wembley Centre of Excellence. Savannah will open their campaign against early zone leaders Top Hill at 2 p.m. The day's final fixture at 4 p.m. sees Zone Two teams Bottom Halse Hall and Hunts Pen in action. Both teams drew their first game.
There will also be two games at the same venue tomorrow, starting with the curtain raiser at 2 p.m. between Zone Three teams Harmons and Railroad. With both having lost their opening game, today's match-up eliminates one or both for contention to the second round. The weekend's final match pits early Zone One leaders New Bowens against Top Halse Hall.
Goals continue to be a feature of the competition as following eight matches, a total of 29 have been scored.
Fort International win another title
Favourites Fort International notched another title in the club's illustrious career as they walloped Right Stuff 300-214 in the final of the Jamaica Domino Federation/City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore/St Catherine Domino final at Caymanas Track Limited.
From earlier in the season, it was clear Fort International would be a force to be reckoned with, after they cooled Spit Fyah at home. It was also a revenge time, as Right Stuff had defeated Fort International 300-297 in a countdown in the preliminary round.
PFM take on Greater Portmore OB
Defending champions Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) will take on Greater Portmore Open Bible (OB) in the feature match of a double-header in the Power of Faith Ministries Church Netball League this afternoon at 4 p.m.
in the 3:05 p.m. opener, Equator Faith Mission play Power Faith Ministries (St Thomas).
The teams involve are PFM Faith Temple, Equator Faith Mission, Greater Portmore Open Bible, Elim Open Bible and Power of Faith St Thomas.
Lacrosse summer camp
The 2016 high schools lacrosse summer camp, which started on July 4 and ends on August 4, is now on at Emmett Park, St George's College. The camp runs from Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The camp is open to boys and girls who are either enrolled in a high school, or will be entering first form in the next school year, to participate.
The camp is free and staffed by coaches and volunteers from American high schools and universities. Lacrosse sticks and gear are donated from abroad.
Countdown begins for Street Gun Championship
Fever is building for the second leg of the National Street Gun Championship to be held at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club on Sunday, July 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The Street Gun Championship is the most popular form of pistol shooting as it caters to a larger fan base. No carry-on rigs are allowed and participants only use the weapons they have been licensed to carry for regular every day usage.
The stages employed also add to the attraction as they are purely based on scenarios in everyday Jamaican setting.
The tournament will also feature the man-to-steel competition, which is open to all firearm holders regardless of experience.