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In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Tuff Gong’s goalkeeper, Jevenni Bennett (right), is all smiles as he collects his award from Western Union’s Prince Royal last weekend following the Porus Under-15 final.


Lauderhill alumni football and netball tourney


The Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) is this weekend celebrating 10 years of action in its high school alumni football and netball tournament.

Activities begin today with the JHSASN welcome reception at Moments Restaurant and Lounge, and tomorrow and Monday (American Labour Day), the community can expect two full days of alumni football and netball.

"JN Bank has been a proud sponsor of the JHSASN tournament since its inception and continues to support this stellar organisation that highlights the games of netball and football. Over the years, the organisers, headed by visionary Lavern Deer, have developed the tournament to a standard which has uplifted the lives of young people who love and engage in the sports while bringing much needed discipline and focus to the teams," Janice McIntosh, chief representative officer, JN Bank, said.

Participating schools in the football competition include defending champions Bridgeport, Cornwall College, Wolmer's Boys, St Elizabeth Technical, Excelsior, Tivoli, Ferncourt, Meadowbrook, Glenmuir, Calabar, Herbert Morrison, Kingston College, Clarendon College, Jamaica College, Dinthill Technical, and newcomers Muschett High. Defending champions Denbigh High, Wolmer's Girls, Muschett, Ardenne, Excelsior, The Queen's School and Kingsway High have entered the netball competition.

The event is a city of Lauderhill-sponsored event. It is hosted by the Florida-based city's Vice Mayor Howard Berger at the Lauderhill Sports Complex.


Generations, Belair Boyz for Top Notch Final


The Top Notch Summer League in the Knockpatrick region of Central Manchester comes to an end tomorrow with the playing of the final between the Northern Caribbean University-based Generations United and Belair Boyz. Game time is set for 4 p.m. at the Sunset Community field. It will be preceded by the third-place play-off between Albion and Galaxy at 2 p.m.

In last weekend's semifinals, Generation United overcame Albion 2-1 while Belair Boyz eked out a 1-0 win over Galaxy.

Albion United surrendered a 40th-minute own-goal which gave Generations a 1-0 lead at half-time. Christopher Dunn, assisted by Ivanhoe Smith, made it 2-0 on the resumption to virtually seal the result until Albion made a late surge to pull one back in the dying minutes of the game.

Galaxy FC were made to pay for their wasteful play upfront until Trace "Doggy" McFarlane rose above the players in the box to head home from a corner to give Belair Boys the eventual game winner in the 44th minute.


Tuff Gong, Galaxy in Western Union Porus U-15 final


Tuff Gong successfully defended their Western Union Porus Under-15 title when they clipped first-time finalists Galaxy 2-1 last Sunday at the Porus Community Centre in Manchester.

Akeem Donald, got things going for the champions from as early as the ninth minute, but Galaxy stormed back for the equaliser after the half-time break through Demarco Cunningham.

Kevin Dinnal then restored Tuff Gong's lead in the 70th minute with what proved to be the match winner. It was their sixth title overall.

Before the finals, the fans were treated to an exhibition pre-season daCosta Cup between former champions Glenmuir and Porus High. Glenmuir prevailed 2-1.

An award ceremony followed the finals, and among those highlighted were Jevenna Bennett (top goal keeper), Tyrikee Harrison (Most Valuable Player -Boy), Stacy Ann Clair (Most Valuable Player - girl), Patrick Bent (top goal scorer) and Kason Bennett (top midfielder).

The Most Improved Team award went to Lychfield while the awards for top manager (Karlene Barnett) and coach (Alrick Reid) were secured by Tuff Gong.


Clarendon Juici Patties senior, junior finals tomorrow


Both the senior and junior finals of the Juici Patties-sponsored Clarendon Netball Leagues will take place tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

At 3 p.m. May Day will face Hayes Super Stars in the Junior final while in the expected highlight of the afternoon, defending champions Jamalco will go up against Team R of Mandeville in the senior final.

Earlier at 2 p.m. in the minor playoffs on dual courts, it will be May Day A vs Toll Gate and Denbigh vs Cavaliers.

In last weekend's semifinals at the same venue, the May Day B team surprised the May Day A team 37-14 in the first Junior match. The other semifinal saw favourites Hayes Supreme outlasting a spirited effort by Toll Gate 36-25.

In the senior division, Jamalco brought back their big guns and reversed uncustomary preliminary losses as they embarrassed Cavalier 52-17.

In the other semifinal, the youthful Denbigh High School team proved no match for Team R, who waltzed their way to 46-21 victory.


Howard McCatty Community Basketball League


The Howard McCatty Community Basketball League continues this weekend with several matches.



At Calabar High school court -

4:00 p.m.: Real Lions vs Spanish Town Spartans

At Majesty Gardens court

6:00 p.m.: Aqua Youths vs Duhaney Park Pitbulls

7:45p.m.: Majesty Legends vs Selassie Lions

At Edgewater Community Centre court

7:00p.m.: Portmore Thunders Vs Portmore Vipers


At Harbour View community court

4:40 p.m.: Harbour View Supernovas vs Police (JCF)

At Delacree Park Housing Scheme court

4:30 p.m.: Delacree Park Hotsteppers vs Portmore Thunders

At Majesty Gardens court

5 p.m.: Aqua Youths vs Portmore Vipers

7 p.m.: Majesty Legends vs Spanish Town Spartans

At Anthony Spalding Complex, Arnett Gardens

5 p.m.: Real Lions vs Duhaney Park Pitbulls

7 p.m.: Arnett Rockers vs Blazin Panthers