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Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:11 AM
Shyann Smith (top), a member of the Christiana Dynamites Netball Club assisting her teammates complete their chosen community project of repainting the hoop and rebound board at the Netball/basketball hardcourt at the Holmwood Technical High School. The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Manchester Social Development Commission and was coordinated by the Dynamite's manager, Natasha McKenzie.


Oracabessa Primary Victorious


Two second-half goals from Challi Harris propelled Oracabessa Primary to a 2-0 victory over Mount Angus Primary in the Oracabessa Foundation primary league at the James Bond Beach Complex in Oracabessa, St Mary on Thursday. It was Mount Angus' third straight defeat in the competition.

One match was also played on Wednesday. Jacks River Primary clipped Galina Primary 3-2. Leon Heath, Dwayne Brown and Craige Collins were the scorers for Jacks River while Navar Logan and Geovaughn Walsh were on target for Galina Primary. Action will continue next Tuesday at the same venue.


Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football semis

this weekend


Semi-final two of the 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition will be a repeat of the 2015 final, as defending champions Eurotrend will oppose beaten finalists Miles today at the Foska Oats Oval, 451 Spanish Town Road starting at 4 p.m.

This will be followed by semi-final one between Ashoka and Henley at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Miles will be led by three Waterhouse Premier League players Kemar Thomas, Kemar Rodney and AndrÈ Hickling.

Eurotrend, on the other hand, will have Kemar Bygrave and Fernando Hunt, the leading goalscorer and most valuable player, respectively, in 2015.

The final and third place play-off will be played on Saturday, November 19, at the same venue.


Unity Primary unstoppable


The 2011 national champions, Unity Primary, topped the first round in the west zone of the Deran Lee/JaVA/ Philip Greenland Developmental Volleyball Championship 2016 for primary level schools in Westmoreland on Wednesday, November 9. Matches took place at Loving Care Christian Academy, Farm Pen Road, Savanna-la-Mar.

Unity stopped Little London Primary 38-19, Williamsfield All Age 40-19 and had a narrow 36-32 win over hosts Loving Care who ended in second spot after beating Little London 34-26 and Williamsfield 38-27. Little London swamped Williamsfield 50-12 in the other match.

Williamsfield will host Round Two on Tuesday, November 15, starting 9 a.m.


Hillstars, Alligator Pond advance in Manchester KO


Two more teams secured passages this week to the next round of the 2016-17 season of the MFA-Brumalia House Knockout Competition. They are Hillstars and Alligator Pond.

Alligator Pond hosted Star Zone Academy at their home field and were able to eke out a 3-2 extra-time victory. Dane Seaton was the hero, scoring his second goal and his team's third in the 91st minute.

Earlier, he scored in the 69th minute to earn a 2-2 equaliser. Teammate Kenji Thomas scored to give Alligator Pond a 1-0 lead only to see Star Zone Academy equalise and take the lead through goals by Imani Osbourne in the 10th and Ricardo Johnson in the 23rd.

Hillstars FC qualified after spanking newcomers Trinity United 8-1. Kale Wilson notched a brace in the 24th and 59th minutes. He was joined on the score sheet by Thorn Simpson (10th), Jarvis Mattis (27th), Travoy McDonald (64th), Nicholas Kelsey (75th), Tahja Reynolds (84th) and Ceejay Lampark in the 89th. Porus, Downs, Los Perfectos and defending champions Ricam have already advanced.


Mt St Joseph, Belair lead Howie Chin leagues


Three teams are locked on 13 points as the 2016 edition of the Manchester FA-Howie Chin Prep School League nears its semi-final round. They are Mt St Joseph's, El Instituto, and Knox. However, Mt St Joseph have the clear advantage having played one game less.

The highlight of the week was Charagape Prep's 6-0 demolition of Hillcrest with Alex Forbes slamming in five goals. In other matches, Mt St Joseph had a 1-0 win over Sacred Heart and similarly El Instituto over Knox, however, got some redemption later by shutting out Emmanuel 3-0.

Belair continue to lead the charge in the girls' division despite being idle in the last round of matches. They have nine points from three games. Mt St Joseph are on seven points but have played two more games.

In the last round, Dania Lee Wint's two goals gave Mt St Joseph a 2-1 win over Emmanuel Preparatory School but they then lost 1-0 to Knox for whom Jianna Tomlinson scored.


Manchester High for Digicel Cup Sporting Clays


Manchester High will be the only rural-based school competing when the fourth Digicel Cup Inter Schools Sporting Clays Tournament shoots off tomorrow at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore with the highest number of competitors to date (78). The other participants will be Jamaica College, Campion College, Wolmer's, Hillel Academy, AISK, and Sts Peter & Paul Prep School.

The tournament features 50 targets for all shooters. The top six shooters will compete in the Super Six for the highest overall total and the championship trophy. The Super Six will involve 18 targets. Seventy-eight students are expected to participate.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Boys usually make up the largest contingent, however, this year will see an increase in females up from last year's seven.

The sponsors are Digicel, Wata, Reggae Jammins, Best Dressed Chicken, True Juice, Hawkeye, St Mary's Banana, Bigga, Tin Grinners Club Jamaica and Arts & Photo Impressions.


Ken's cut lead with win


Ken's Wildflower moved within a point of leaders and defending champions Passagefort United with a 250-242 win over Garveymeade in the latest round of the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament.

Ken's Wildflower are now in second place on 26 points, a point adrift of Passagefort UTD (27 points).

In other games, fifth-place Waterford (18 points) defeated last-place Westmeade Rising Sun 250-243 and third-place Cumberland (26 points) got past Rising Sun 250-226.

Tomorrow's matches (Home teams named first): Garveymeade vs Cumberland, Westmeade vs Passagefort United and Waterford vs Ken's Wildflower.


Bridgeport Police win big


Bridgeport Police pulverised Cable Pro 5-1 in a lopsided encounter in the latest round of the INSPORTS-Charles Chocolates Portmore Business House 5-a-side football competition at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine, last Wednesday.

Kimani Brisett scored a double for the lawmen, while there was a goal each for Russane Spence, Kwami Richards, and Ado Niko. Kemar Grant scored Cable Pro's lone goal. In another game, C&S defeated PETCOM 3-1. Romario Smikle scored twice, and Dane Coyle added another goal for C&S. Orlando Dwyer scored for PETCOM.


Bridgeport advance in primary football


Bridgeport advanced to the semi-finals of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League after they defeated Belmont Park 2-1 in Zone One action last Thursday. Bridgeport ended the preliminary round with 10 points. In other games, Independence Primary moved to six points from four games as they beat Ascot Primary 2-1 as Jaheem Johnson scored two goals. Defending champions Waterford Primary are near qualification with eight points as they outscored Port Henderson 3-2.

In Zone Two, the qualifiers are Portsmouth (nine points), and Naggo Head (six points). Portsmouth the pre-tournament favourites get a test from Greater Portmore but won 3-2 with Tyrique Beckford scoring a double and Theon Copie added the other goal.


Portsmouth, Ascot on top


Portsmouth and Ascot Primary are the current leaders with maximum 12 points in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League following four round of matches.

The leaders are followed by Naggo Head, 6, Waterford, 6, and Kensington, 6.

In games last Wednesday. Portsmouth swamped Greater Portmore 18-2, Ascot blanked Bridgeport 18-0; Naggo Head defeated Kensington 13-2 and Belmont surprised Gregory Park 8-4.


Portmore Domino league


Domino clubs have until Tuesday, November 15, to register for the 2016-2017 Portmore Domino League. Registration is $6,500 per club, and $350 per player. The competition will be launched on December 18, at the Garveymeade Sport Club and games officially start on January 15, 2017.