In Your Neighbourhood
Hayes impress in Juici Patties Senior League
Hayes Supreme remained unbeaten in the Clarendon Netball Association/Juici-Patties Senior League, outscoring a highly competitive Denbigh 'A' team 39-28.
The win was Hayes Supreme's third, matching the run so far of defending champions, Jamalco. However, fans will have to wait until next week to see Jamalco and Hayes Supreme clash.
In the Junior League, Holmwood 'B' kept on course for a second round berth, easily disposing the Denbigh 'C' team 30-7, while the impressive Glenmuir 'A' team remained unbeaten, stomping Central High 34-14.
Visiting Manchester teams Ridgemount and May Day also had good victories. Ridgemount outscored Hayes Synergy 20-15, while May Day followed up the previous weekend's win over Girls Strikers by taking care of Portland Cottage 29-14. The final match saw Hayes Super Stars pushing Girls Strikers aside 36-24.
The competition continues tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Complex, starting at 2 p.m. The senior games scheduled are: Denbigh A vs Jamalco, Cable Pro vs Holmwood A and Hayes Supreme vs Team R.
Manchester, St Catherine lead Confed Youth League
With two rounds to complete in the Juici-Patties sponsored South Central Youth football competitions, Manchester and St Catherine head the respective age groups.
Despite going down 0-1 to Clarendon last Saturday, Manchester lead the Under .. section - named after John Green - with nine points after three wins and a loss. Clarendon have one point less in second place after two wins and two draws. Both St Catherine and St Elizabeth are out of contention for the national play-offs.
St Catherine, however, rule the Under-15 competition - named in honour of Lloyd Plummer - having chalked up four consecutive wins. With Clarendon on six points and both St Elizabeth and Manchester on three points, St Catherine cannot be surpassed. In fact, should St Catherine draw today against Clarendon in Spanish Town, the championship will be theirs.
St Elizabeth was scheduled to host Manchester today, but that contest has instead been moved to Brooks Park in Mandeville.
Top Notch Summer League
The jostling for second-round places will be intensified, with penultimate matches in the first phase of the Top Notch Summer League football competition, which is hosted each Sunday at the Sunset playing field for teams in the Knockpatrick parish council division of Manchester.
Four teams each from two zones will make the cut to the knock-out round of eight teams. Already through from Zone One are Central United, with nine points from four games and the unbeaten Plouden, with seven points from three games.
Zone Two is far from decided, with Sinclair's Avenue already through with seven points from three games. Generation United have five points, but these have come from four games. They have just one game and find themselves in a must-win situation against Knockpatrick, whose four points have come from two games and who have a whopping three games in hand. Last weekend, Generation hurt themselves by collecting their second straight 2-2 draw.
Matches tomorrow: Generation United vs Knockpatrick United, Providence United vs Plouden FC, United Hearts vs Mandeville United, Sinclairs Avenue vs Sunset Strikers.
Henriques lands Street Gun Championship
The undisputed king of pistol shooting in Mandeville, Orville Henriques, reigned supreme as he took home the second leg of the National Street Gun Championship last Sunday at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club in Lincoln.
The result was never in doubt from stage one, when he easily took home the domino scene, in which shooters mimicked the reaction time and response around one of Jamaica's favourite pastimes. He fell down on Stage Three, which paraded a response from the bedroom, mining just three points and finishing 16th of the 18 contestants.
He was back to his winning ways on Stages Four, Five and Six and though he managed only fifth place on Stage Seven, he closed the deal by mining all points on the final stage dubbed 'The Alter Call'.
Female shooter Sue Ann Henriques took second with 84 per cent, with Owen Campbell finishing third. There were three huge performances, coming from fifth-placed Lyle Swaby, Hugh Harvey, who crafted his best finish and Desmond Prince, who broke the 60 per cent barrier in a major contest for the first time to land eighth.
Jamalco Football League round-up
Top Hill, New Bowens and Port are the respective leaders of the three preliminary zones in the Jamalco Football League.
After three games, Top Hill lead Zone A with seven points. Last weekend, they completed an easy 3-0 shut-out of Raymonds to maintain their unbeaten status. They are almost certain to reach the second round, regardless of their fortunes in their final match.
New Bowens managed to keep the lead in Zone Two with six points from two games. Similarly, Port sit atop Zone Two despite being idle last weekend. Their six points came from two victories and they could secure an early play-off spot with a draw or win against second-placed Railroad, who are on four points.
Having defeated Juventus 1-0 last weekend, Railroad are not in a comfortable spot as a loss could ruin their second round ambitions, since it is their final group match.
Savannah highlighted the action last weekend, as local National Premier League player, Levaugh Williams, preened himself with six goals, as Wembley were massacred 9-0. Cory Hylton also contributed a hat-trick.
Action heating up in Duncans Summer League
The Duncans Summer League football competition will get into full stride this weekend, with three games scheduled in the seven-team league at the Silver Sands playing field in Trelawny.
Today, last year's runners-up Masters tackle East at 2 p.m., with both sides hoping to rebound from first-round losses.
Tomorrow, Upsetters will bow into action against Hill 60 at 1 p.m. and that encounter will be followed by defending champions Spicy Hill Youth taking on Logwood Walk at 3 p.m.
A brace from Bruce Clarke and strikes from Dev Lawson and Michael Fletcher saw Hill 60 open their campaign last Saturday with a tight 4-3 victory over Logwood Walk, whose Oshane Edwards, Chad Johnson and Jevaughn Pennant found the back of the net.
On Sunday, TZ overcame Masters 2-0.
Three West lead U-17 league
Three West (10 points), located in Greater Portmore, are the unlikely leaders in Zone B after four rounds in the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 football league.
Last Thursday, Three West battled to a 2-2 draw with former champions Portmore United (four points) to keep their unbeaten record intact.
In other games in the zone, second-placed Racing United (seven points), beat third-place East Portmore Portals (six points) 3-1 and Southborough copped their second win, as they defeated Westchester 2-0.
In Zone A, there is a two-way-tie for first as Cedar Grove and Naggo Head both have nine points apiece.Last week, Cedar Grove defeated Edgewater 2-0 and Naggo Head clipped Cumberland 1-0. In other games, Caymanas spanked Waterford 5-0. Games continue today.
PFM on a roll in church netball
Defending champions Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) netball team won their second match in a row as they defeated Elim Open Bible 37-6 in the second week of action in the Power of Faith Ministries Church Netball League at PFM Sports Complex, 10C Dawkins Drive, Portmore Town Centre, last Saturday. PFM's scoring was led by Debbie Ann Coghiel, with 21 goals from 29 attempts and Marcia Spencer-Rose, with 16 shots from 25 attempts. For Elim Open Bible, Ayanna McLean scored four goals from six attempts.
Games on this afternoon: Faith Temple New Testament vs Elim Open Bible at 3:05 and at four o'clock Greater Portmore Open Bible vs PFM (St Thomas).