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In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The winning Portsmouth Primary team. They grabbed their third title in a row after they defeated Naggo Head 18-9 in the final.                 
Student Excellence Award winner Jhevaughn Matherson (left) of Kingston College receives his award from Courtney Walsh. The presentation was made at the Courtney Walsh Awards fro Excellence ceremony held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel on Wednesday.
Student Excellence Award winner Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical High (left) collecting her award from Courtney Walsh. The presentation was made at the Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel on Wednesday.


St Bess start well in Super League


The new season of the JB Rum South Central Confederation Super League kicked off without much fanfare last weekend.

St Bess FC of St Elizabeth who were beaten by promoted Jamalco in last year's final, began on a winning note easily outscoring Rivoli of St Catherine 3-0.

There was further joy for the second St Elizabeth representative in the competition as Holland Police Youth Club edged Manchester's Hillstars 2-1. It was the second loss for a Manchester team on the day, as Downs went down 3-2 to another St Elizabeth-based team, Black Stars.

There were three goalless draws. Sporting Central against Tru-Juice, Dunbeholden against New Bowens and Kemps Hill versus Ricam Academy of Manchester all ended 0-0.


Porus, Inverness in Peter Bunting football final


New champions will be crowned in the Peter Bunting Football league

following the ousting of defending champions Hanbury in the semi-finals last weekend.

The final will be played tomorrow under lights at the Porus Community Centre between the hosts and first time finalists Inverness. Porus were the champions two season ago. Both finalists booked their places via the penalty shoot-out route.

Porus overcame Georges Valley 4-3 after the two had battled to a 1-1 after regulation and extra time. Inverness ensured there would be new champions after eliminating Hanbury on their own community ground on penalties after the two also finished 1-1.

The third place play-offs are set for 5:30 while the grand final will be at 7:30 p.m.


Kick-Off Fun day for Cumberland


The Cumberland New Testament Church of God will renew its annual Kick-Off Fun day, a six-a-side one-day football tournament, this year on Monday, December 26.

The tournament was once popular for the communities around Cumberland and the Ritches to Spaldings area in north Clarendon but had become dormant for a few years. However, the Cumberland New Testament Church has decided to revive the competition and this year's tournament, will be held at the Cumberland All-Age School grounds.

There is a registration fee of $2,000, with the grand prize a whopping $50,000. The duration of each game will be based on the final number of teams who have registered.

Persons wishing to register may get in touch with the church representatives at 871-7974 or 336-8633.


Porus to host Manchester netball finals


The finals of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee netball finals will be held under lights tomorrow in the Porus Community.

The afternoon's programme begins at 2 p.m. with the playing of a closing rally featuring all the teams except the constituency finalists at the Porus High School.

The featured clash of the netball programme should begin at 5 p.m. with a 40-minute Champion of Champions match between Williamsfield and Pear Tree. Presentations will follow.


Bridgeport Primary win second football title


Bridgeport Primary are still celebrating their second hold on the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League title after a 1-0 win over Naggo Head in the final played at the Portsmouth Primary field last Tuesday.

Jahiem McLean scored the all-important goal in the sixth minute. For Naggo Head Primary, it was another heart-breaking loss as they participated in three consecutive finals without success. Bridgeport's Omario Thompson took the MVP award, for the Raymond Allen-coached team. Waterford Primary's Demario Knight ended the season with ten goals. He was the leading scorer for the competition.

Meanwhile, Portsmouth Primary placed third after a 3-2 win over Waterford. Knight scored Waterford's goals. Alex Reid scored two goals for Portmouth while Tarek Beckford netted the winning strike.


Three straight titles for Portsmouth Primary


Portsmouth Primary won their third consecutive INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League title after they defeated arch-rivals Naggo Head 18-9 in the final at the Waterford Primary School last Wednesday.

Portsmouth goal attack Brianna Taylor led the way with 12 goals, while, their goal shoot Shanequa Bolt supported with the other six goals. Portsmouth's outstanding goal keeper Kimeka Smith was the final's MVP. At the end of the final, Andrea Hanson, INSPORTS Sports Officer for Portmore handed over the winning trophy to a jubilant Portsmouth Primary School and coach Sheryl Wignall.


Passagefort, Ken's Wildflower final


Five-time champions Passagefort United and Ken's Wildflower earned the right to meet each other in the final of the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-constituency Domino Tournament after semi-final wins last Sunday.

Passage United dismissed Garveymeade 250-222 while, Ken's Wildflower eliminated Cumberland 250-228.

The final will be at Edgewater Community Centre tomorrow, action gets under way at noon, with the presentation and closing ceremony immediately after the final.


JDCA Domino tournament reaches quarter-final stage


The Jamaica Domino Council Association's 2016 Domino Premier League has reached the quarter-final stage.

Top seeds Water House United tackle Braeton All Stars at Caribbean Classic's home ground, Portmore Avenue (formerly Portmore Lane); second-seed Caribbean Classic versus Giants at Spit Fyah's headquarters, Bayside, Portmore; Bull Bay United take on Exceptional at Stress Free Lawn, Lower Ward Close off White Hall Avenue Kingston 8 and Spit Fyah challenge Right Stuff at Water House United's venue on Malothra Road, Kingston 11.