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Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Portsmouth Primary players celebrate with trophy after winning the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball rally at the Waterford Primary school court recently.

 

Portsmouth win INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball Rally

 

Three-time defending league champions Portsmouth Primary started the 2017 Netball season on a high as they won the INSPORTS Portmore Primary schools netball rally at the Waterford Primary School court recently. The rally was sponsored by Klayto Sutherland, a former umpire who is now working in the British Virgin Islands. Portsmouth Primary defeated Naggo Head 3-1 in extra time, after the teams were locked at 1-1 after regulation time. Kimeka Smith, Portmouth's goal defence, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the rally. Meanwhile, eight schools took part in the rally, seven from Portmore and an invited team, Spanish Town Primary. Schools were placed in two zones with the top two in each advancing to the semi-finals. In semi-final action Naggo Head beat Waterford 2-0, while Portsmouth blanked Ascot 6-0

 

Portmore Business House kicks off

 

The INSPORTS Charles Chocolate Portmore Business House 5-a-Side football starts today with a dress parade and opening games at 5 p.m. at the Sunshine Snacks playingfield in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine.

Tyre Warehouse will play IGL in the opening game, then in the feature match defending champions Konnexx tackle Therapedic. Games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Manchester Prep School Under-12 under way

 

Three teams Knox, Mt St Joseph and Yabnel share the lead after two rounds in the 2017 Manchester Football Association/Howie Chin Preparatory School Under-12 competition.

Mt St Joseph opened with a 2-0 win over Sacred Heart but were held to a 1-1 draw in the this week's second round encounter against Belair. Yabnel have already shown they are the surprise package this season knocking over former champions Belair 3-1 in the first round. However, they were brought down to the earth managing just a 0-0 effort by El Instituto de Mandeville. Knox opened with the biggest win slamming Emmanuel 5-0 but were held to a 2-2 draw by El Instituto.

 

ICWI Pink Run on this morning

 

The ICWI Pink Run 2017 hosted by Jamaica Reach to Recovery is on today at 6:30 a.m. in New Kingston.

The organisers have urged participants to "celebrate life and beat breast cancer."

The Jamaica Reach to Recovery is an affiliate of the Jamaica Cancer Society , providing emotional, psychological and financial support to breast cancer survivors. Reach to Recovery consists of volunteers, all of whom are breast cancer survivors, whose roles, in addition to those previously mentioned, also include providing information and counselling to breast cancer survivors and, by extension, their families and friends.

 

Knox 8K road race today

 

The third staging of the Knox Community College road race in both running and walking categories will take place this morning at its Cobbla Campus.

The distance has been increased with each passing year.

The first year saw a distance of 6K, then last year it was increased to 7K and this year it will be 8K.

This year, the participants will start at the entrance to the Cobbla Campus, then turn through Glencoe en route to the Spaldings town centre, come through Limits and then detour through the Cobbla Community and finish on the Knox campus.

Both defending champions Jon Saleem Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie have already signed up to compete in the walk category. Students of Knox with identification are expected to contribute $300, while others will be asked to contribute $500.