Fri | Feb 23, 2018

In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:17 AM
President of the Clarendon Netball Association Phabian Haynes (right), accepts a promissory note from Phillip Biggs, senior community relations officer of sponsors Jamalco, at the season opening rally held at Mineral Heights Sports Centre last Sunday. At centre is the competitions director Winston Nevers.

Faith Steppaz Lapathon 2017


The Faith "Steppaz" for the Lord Lapathon 2017 is on today, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.

Dubbed "Living the Word: Faith Steppaz for God!" It is hosted by Caribbean Christian Publications (CCP) the region's primary provider of Sunday School literature.

This year marks the seventh annual staging of the Lapathon, which is open to runners, walkers, joggers and rollers (persons with physical disabilities who use wheel chairs). Other activities to be hosted at the Lapathon will include an aerobics marathon, egg-and-spoon competitions and sack races.

Proceeds from Lapathon 2017 will help to finance CCP's yearly Writers' Conference for the development of the new Sunday School curriculum.


Sporting Central, Tru Juice maintain form


Semi-final bound teams in the Magnum/JB Rum/SCC Super league competition threw down the gauntlet on the struggling teams with a heavy downpour of goals last weekend.

Sporting Central showed no mercy on relegation bound Kemps Hill, hammering them 8-0. Two players in Javier Brown and Tajay Reid scored twice with four players netting once.

St Catherine's Tru Juice drubbed Holland PYC of St Elizabeth 8-2 courtesy of four second half goals by Sevion Thompson. The rout had started with Gawaine Smith's first half brace. Tru Juice led 3-2 at half-time.

Blackstars continued the rough patch for Clarendon-based teams handing them a 7-0 defeat. However, the first half had ended only 1-0 with Akeem Higgins's 12th minute strike. Thereafter, Xavier Harvey netted a hat-trick as the second half was a one-sided affair.


Alligator Pond in Manchester Major League semis


Alligator Pond are firmly in charge of the Magnum/Captain's Bakery Manchester Major League after spanking Porus 3-0 at home. Kenji Thomas opened the scoring in the 28th minute before Dane Seaton's brace effectively made the three points safe. With a four-point lead on second place Comfort and two more games to complete the preliminary round, Alligator Pond have sealed a semi-final spot.

Comfort clipped Mile Gully 1-0 in another match with Geimel Muirhead getting the winner in the 73rd minute.Villa United who complete the seven-team table, were not involved this week and will have to wait for the next round at the end of the month to decide their semi-final fate.


Old England lead in Manchester Division One


Avadean Ellington scored twice to lift Old England to an important 2-1 win over New Green on Wednesday to take the lead in the Jamalco- sponsored Manchester Division One competition. They now have nine points and are ahead of Los Perfectos and Mandeville United who have seven points each. The last two teams have played a game less.


Henriques dominates


The central region's best shooter, Orville Henriques, triumphed over 21 shooters to win the tournament dubbed "A Minor Affair" last weekend at the at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club Range.

Henriques finished on 650 points from seven stages to win ahead of guest shooter Christopher Fung-Chung who tallied 554 points at 85 percent. He won four of the seven stages.

Female shooter Sue Ann Henriques turned in a superb performance to nab third place with 509 points at 78 per cent. There were other remarkable finishes down the field. Junior shooters in terms of experience, Lyle Swaby and Alvin Amore, copped fourth and fifth to lock out senior pro Thomas Jones (6th), Owen Campbell (9th) and Evan Grant (10th).


Manchester's Los P in Masters Football tourney


The former flag bearers of Manchester Football, Los Perfectos, will journey to St Ann tomorrow for the first staging to the one day Champion of Champions Masters Football Tournament. Drax Hall Sports Complex will host the tournament beginning as early as 9 a.m. The slated end time for the day's activities which will involve other entertainment is 8 p.m.

Los Perfectos will join three other teams in Park Rovers - the Kingston & St Andrew Master's League Knockout champions; Constant Spring, the Kingston and St Andrew Masters League champions and from the western region, Violet Tourers of Montego Bay.

Los Perfectos, the mid-island champions, are expected to field former stars such as Orville 'Nose' Smalling, Shawn Newman, Chris Powell, Cheddi Grant and James Sampson.

Entry to the venue is free.


Jamalco start netball season with rally win


Jamalco proved they will be difficult to beat when they opened the 2017 Clarendon Netball season defeating Team R of Mandeville 10-2 in the final of the opening rally of the Jamalco-sponsored Open League.

The opening day rally followed a dress parade of 15 teams as well as the sponsors' presentation. Newcomers Dynamic Star won a cash prize for being adjudged the best outfit but they did not feature significantly when play began on court at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

Jamalco played unbeaten in the preliminary rounds before defeating Holmwood A 11-3 in the semi-finals. Team R who have shown significant improvement over the last two years proved no match for Jamalco who now have the services of Annakay Griffiths. Griffiths is a former Cable Pro player. Jamalco led 4-1 at half time in the eight minutes final.

The league begins tomorrow at the same venue starting at 2 p.m.


Eradication stay perfect


Eradication continue to the way in the Jamaica Domino Federation/ COK Cooperative Credit Union after they chalked up their 10th win in as many matches with a solid 300-281 victory over Correctional Services last Sunday.

Second place teams, Waterhouse United and Fort International kept close to the leaders with 300-296 wins over Ken's Wildflower and Naggo Head respectively.

In other games Soursop stunned Passagefort United 300-296; Masterpiece upset high-flying Spring Village 300-291; Felluchi Strikers shocked Right Stuff 300-290; Exceptional down Chedwin Strikers 300-287; Memory Lane beat Garveymeade 300-291; Links United slammed Mechanical Strikers 253-181 and Braeton All Stars defeated Frazsiers Whip 300-253.


Bridgeport qualify for semis in Kiddy Cricket


Bridgeport Primary, by virtue of topping the Portmore group with maximum nine points, advanced to the semi-finals of the Scotia Bank-sponsored Kiddy Cricket at the Bridgeport ground last Monday.

Independence City Primary placed second in the group with six points from three games, but will not progress in the competition as only the group winners are assured a semi-final berth.

The Jamaica Cricket Association also hosted a cricket seminar for administrators of Portmore schools with operations officer Oneil Cruickshank, the main speaker. Gregory Park Primary are the defending champions of the Portmore Cricket Association Primary Cricket League which is now in its third year.