In Your Neighbourhood
New route, time for High Mountain Coffee 10K
There will be a new route and a new starting time for tomorrow's 34th staging of the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race in Williamsfield, Manchester.
The 10K and 5K and 5K Wheelchair event will now begin at 4 p.m. Athletes will not have to deal with the gruelling uphill Winston Jones Highway as this time around they will be going the opposite route. The 10K run will begin at the Williamsfield roundabout. Runners will go along the main road through the district of Content, past the bauxite plant, the Pickapeppa factory in Shooters Hill, up through Kendal and back back to the Winston Jones Highway and down the hill.
Runners from Shore Athletics Club out of New Jersey, USA will be participating in tomorrow's event along with a large local contingent. Competitors will be hunting over $370,000 in prize money. The male and female 10K winners will collect $30,000. The top male and female teams will get $40,000.
Edmund Burke, a past member of Shore Athletics Club, is currently in the island conducting running clinics in high schools in Manchester.
St Bess lead in South Central Confed
The three-way tie at the top of the standings was broken following last weekend's sixth round in the 2017 South Central Confed Super League.
St Elizabeth's St Bess United are now the clear leaders following their 1-0 home win against Tru-Juice of St Catherine. They are now on 16 points, two clear of Clarendon's Sporting Central who were held to a 1-1 result by Dunbeholden of St Catherine.
Both St Bess and Sporting Central remain the only unbeaten teams in the league with St Bess posting an impressive record of five wins and a draw from their six matches.
Positions three and four are held by the St Catherine pair of Tru-Juice (13 points) and Rivoli (12). Black Star of St Elizabeth round off the top five with eleven points. The best placed Manchester team is Ricam who have six points.
The remaining results of the past round saw Rivoli stumping Ricam Academy 4-0 and the Manchester derby between Downs and Hillstars ending 0-0.
Porus, Alligator Pond lead Manchester Major league
Porus and Alligator Pond are joint leaders of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain's Bakery Major League as the league enters its third round this weekend. These two have maximum six points from two games.
Villa United are the surprising third-placed team at this stage with four points. This was achieved with a hard-fought 1-0 win over promoted Star Zone earlier this week. Devaughn Turner scored the crucial goal in the 37th minute.
Manchester, St James Teachers in JTA
The final of the All Island Jamaica Teachers Association Netball competition is expected to be hosted at the St Elizabeth Technical courts next Friday, February 3.
Manchester and St James will contest that final following semi-final victories at the same venue two weeks ago.
St James defeated Westmoreland, while Manchester beat St Ann.
Edgewater on top
Edgewater FC moved to the top of the standings in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League with an exciting 3-2 win over Three West last Sunday.
The win moved Edgewater to 15 points from six games. Southborough moved to second place on 13 points as they hammered Caymanas Gardens 5-2. In other games, Braeton blanked Racing United 3-0, Cumberland whipped Daytona 4-0 and Waterford clipped Westchester 1-0.
All set for Greater Portmore Primary
All is in place for the Greater Portmore Primary's second annual 3K road race which will take place on their school grounds on Friday, February 3.
Health-conscious adults have been especially invited to take part in the event. Proceeds are in aid of the school's sport programme. Entry fee: $300 children, $500 adults. Warm-up is at 6.30 a.m. Race time is 7 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three in each age group.
Fort outlast Frazsiers Whip
Defending champs Fort International were pushed to the limit by newcomers Frazsiers Whip but outlasted their opponents 300-295 in a close encounter in the Jamaica Domino Federation/ City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore / St Catherine League last Sunday.
In other games, Spring Village beat Exceptional 300-247; Right Stuff forced Garveymeade to throw in the towel at 263-200; so too Waterhouse over Memory Lane 270-200; Links United humbled Masterpiece 300-255; Passagefort United held on 300-296 over Correctional Services; Eradication defeated Ken's Wildflower 300-244; Naggo Head shocked Braeton All Stars 300-263; Chedwin Strikers beat Felluchi Strikers 300-267 and Mechanical Strikers cut down Soursop Tree 300-287. The competition continues tomorrow.
Konnexx win Portmore Business House
Konnexx were recently crowned champions of the INSPORTS/Charles Chocolates-sponsored 5-a-side Portmore Business House Football League after their 4-3 penalty kicks win over LASCO Distributors in the final. The game was deadlocked at 2-2 after regulation and extra time.