In Your Neighbourhood
Federal win three in a row
Federal FC continued their good form in the early season of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine Major League as they easily defeated Portsmouth 3-0 in a recent game. With the win Federal jumped to nine points from three games and atop Zone A. In other games in the zone Old Harbour edged New Raiders 1-0 to be second on six points, and Watson Grove and Royal Lakes drew 1-1.
Over in Zone B Christian Pen also made it three wins in a row as they clipped Dela Vega City 1-0 while Bodles drew 1-1 with Frazsiers Whip.
Brown, Renaut, top New Year's
Day road race
Kirk Brown and Melinda Renaut topped the male and female categories of the Evergrow Garden Old Harbour 5K Road Race.
Brown, sponsored by Lifespan, won in 15 minutes and 26.93 seconds, considerably slower than his winning time last year.
Melinda Renuart, running unattached, topped the female open category after crossing the finish line in 15th place overall. Her time of 18:41.28 was much faster than 2016 champion and second place finisher St Jago's Chris-Ann Lewis, who completed the course back then in 19:55.40. Lewis eclipsed her best meet time, logging 19:37.38. Chris-Ann Plummer of Vere Technical was third in 20 minutes and 17 seconds.
Veteran Andrew Gutzmore, sponsored by Rainforest Seafoods, lost his over-40 male title to Carlisle Russell who finished 13th overall in 18:09.68. Gutzmore came home in 18:37.90.
The New Year's Day event also saw a bigger turnout than last year, with 103 registered runners participating this time around.
South Central Super League resumes today
Following the Christmas break, the South Central Confederation resumes its JB Rum-sponsored Super League for the top teams of St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth.
When the competition took its break after three rounds, former National Premier League campaigners Sporting Central Academy held the lead, on goal difference, over the St Elizabeth duo of Black Star and St Bess FC as well as Tru Juice of St Catherine. All four are on seven points.
A total of six matches will be played between today and tomorrow. The games on are as are as follows:
Today - Zone 1
Blackstars FC vs Dunbeholden FC at New Town Sports Complex
St Bess FC vs Downs FC at Lacovia Comm. Centre
Rivoli United FC vs New Bowens FC at Monk Street
Kempshill FC vs Hillstars FC at Kempshill High School
Ricam Academy vs Tru Juice FC at Greenvale Comm. Centre
Holland PYC vs Sporting Central Academy FC at Holland Comm. Centre
Manchester Major league starts today
The second major competition of the Manchester Football Association will kick off today in the form of the Magnum/
Captain's Bakery Major League at the Kirkvine Sports Complex.
The first competition - the Brumalia House KO - was completed in the Christmas break with Ricam FC successfully defending their title with a 2-1 win over Hillstars.
This year marks the 12th year in which the Manchester Football Association Major League competition has been sponsored by Captain's Bakery and the second in partnership with Magnum. The day will start with a dress parade beginning at noon. The competing teams are Mile Gully FC, Porus FC, Alligator Pond SG, Comfort FC, Villa United FC, Star Zone Academy and Technical Strikers).
Following the dress parade three games will be played.
MRPC wishes a safe 2017 for all
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club has issued a release thanking all sponsors, fans, professional shooters and licensed firearm holders who supported its competitions and used its training facility during 2016.
In the release signed by its president, Orville Henriques, the club which is based at the Lincoln range near Hatfield and overlooks Spur Tree, states that "MRPC has grown in stature in no small measure to the support of fans, sponsors, professional shooters and firearm holders in Jamaica and abroad".
According to Henriques: "We are a facility that believes in the total family and bases its operation on safety for all." The release added that the facility intends to be the best for the legal training of firearm holders and an environment where "the highest standards of shooting can be accessed".
The MRPC opened its door earlier this week with a practice match dubbed New Year's Rumble. Ten shooters took part with Henriques winning ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques and Owen Campbell taking third. The first monthly match will soon be announced. The Club states it will release its year long schedule at that match.