In Your Neighbourhood
Wisynco, Petcom showdown in semi-finals
Form team Petcom will put their 100 per cent win-record on the line when they take on Wisynco in the feature match of a semi-final double-header in the INSPORTS/Charles Chocolates Portmore Business House 5-a-side League tonight at 8 o'clock. Petcom will depend heavily on Olando Dyer with a league-leading 13 goals, while Norman Bailey will lead
Wisynco's charge. In the curtain-raiser at 7 p.m. Portmore Gas take on Confectionery & Snacks A. Devon Wilson, with eight goals, will lead the attack for Portmore Gas, while Calvin Campbell, with four goals to date, will lead Confectionery & Snacks' bid for victory.
Japanese dominate Reggae Marathon
Japanese runners dominated the male and female categories of Reggae Marathon held in Negril last Saturday. However, Jamaica dominated the Half Marathon and 10K events.
This year's Tottori Japan Marathon winner, Daisuke Ikemoto, successfully defended the Reggae Male Marathon title with a time of 2:36:04, while Shiho Shiomi was first in the female category, in 3:20:19.
Second in the men's Marathon was Enrico Kuhn from Washington DC, 2:58:25, while Titus Mutinda of Boston was third in 3:03:38.
Natalee Gooden Burkard of Dayton, Ohio, 3:46:33, was second among the women while Lynn Robinson of Providenciales, 3:55:37, was third. Both male and female categories of the Half Marathon event were won by Jamaicans. Male winner was Gregory McKenzie of Manchester, who clocked 1.15:30. Second was Kamar Leslie of St. Andrew in 1:17:23, with the third going to Reinmund Hobmaier of Germany in 1:22:35.
In the female category of the Half Marathon Elisabeth Mondon of Kingston topped the field in 1:38:47, while Janetta Robinson, also of Kingston, clocked 1:42:48.
Jamaicans swept the 10K. Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster won in 32:40; Thaleetio Green of St. James (33:25) was second and Shane Buchanan of Kingston in a time of 33:56 took third. In the female category it was a Holmwood sweep with Britney Campbell winning in 42:42 ahead of Sashay Brown; 42:43 and Samantha Pryce; 42:43.
Hillstars, Mile Gully in Manchester KO finals
New champions will be crowned in the Manchester Football Association Brumalia House KO after defending champions Ricam were beaten in the semifinals last weekend.
Mile Gully sent the champions packing after defeating them 5-4 on penalties. The two had battled to a 1-1 draw after regulation and extra time. Mile Gully's captain Gavin Sinclair scored first from the penalty spot in the 10th minute for a 1-0 lead but on the stroke of half time, Nickroy Neish scored the equaliser.
Hillstars booked their place in the final after outscoring Los Perfectos 4-3 in extra-time. The score was 2-2 after an exciting first half.
There was further drama in the second half. Los Perfectos took the lead in the 73rd minute but Jermaine Green equalised for Hillstars in the 88th to end full-time at 3-3. Green then popped up again in extra time to get the winner.
Portsmouth notch fourth title
Overwhelming favourites Portsmouth Primary copped their fourth consecutive title as they defeated Naggo Head 15-4 in the final of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League, which was played at the Waterford Primary School court recently. The final's MVP, Tanice Green, playing in the goal attack position, scored 10 goals while, goal shoot Tiffany Spence contributed five to lead their school to victory.
Manchester Teachers in JTA Netball quarterfinals
Last year's beaten finalists, Manchester, will face Clarendon in the quarterfinals of the Jamaica Teachers Association National Netball league. That game will be hosted next Wednesday at Manchester High.
Manchester defeated St Elizabeth teachers 32-21 at the St Elizabeth Technical field earlier this week.
In an exciting contest, both teams shared the lead at different intervals before Manchester pulled away in the final quarter for a decisive win. Manchester led 10-3 after the first quarter but St Elizabeth stormed back to lead 13-12 at half time.
Manchester Teachers were also victorious in the football contest defeating St Elizabeth 2-0.
Manchester High 5K tomorrow
Indications are that the inaugural Manchester High 5K Run/Walk road races. Race coordinator Jerry Holness has revealed that there is high interest in both the run and walk events.
The profile of the walk category has been raised as both Duwell Allen and Natasha McKenzie, top leading competitors in both the male and female sections, have already registered.
Start time will be 6 a.m. and the route from Ward Avenue to West Road and then Greenvale Road to the school's premises. The event is under the patronage of its Olympians Nesta Carter, Natoya Goule, Omar McLeod, Elaine Thompson and Sherone Simpson
Naggo Head- Portsmouth showdown in final
Four-time finalists Naggo Head will be attempting to win their first INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League when they clash with Portsmouth in the final at the Belmont Park playfield today. Match time is 3:30 p.m.
The play-off for third place will be at 2 p.m.
In semi-final action on Tuesday, Portsmouth defeated neighbours Waterford Primary 3-1 with goals from Delano Smith (7th, 18th), and Dushawn Robinson (50th). Amir McFarlane scored Waterford's consolation goal. Naggo Head advanced to yet another final as they defeated Ascot 3-1. Kirk Fletcher (23rd, 46th) struck a double and Tristan Watson (60th) seal the issue, as Garfield Gillespie netted for Ascot.