Lyew advances inskittles championships
Former champion Winston 'Wimpy' Lyew of Eastern All-Stars advanced to the round of 32 in the Henkel-sponsored Sistas skittles singles championship (open) with a straight-sets 3-0 victory over his female teammate Camille Clarke at Bourbon House last Sunday.
Lyew, champion in 2011, won 1220-250, 1480-620 and 1310-nil, but is not expected to have it this easy, with a number of elite players among the men advancing as well.
Lyew's club captain and former champion, Nehemiah 'Fatta' Henry, also advanced, outclassing Trevor Williams of Mister C 3-0.
Another former champion, Fitzroy 'Paul' Blair, also from Eastern, pulled off a 3-1 victory over the veteran Winston Jordon, while Rowe's Strikers' skipper, Ravel Montague, clipped Victor Wilson from Olympic Strikers 3-2 in an exciting contest.
Yet another Eastern All-Stars player, Lloyd 'Tiger' Smith, recorded a straight-sets victory over former Federation president Jacinth 'Gigi' Kellier, but Smith's teammate Sydney Carrington fell to Emmanuel Munda of Mister C 3-2.
Luke Patterson of Rowe's Strikers also outcued Alphanso Stewart of Mystix to advance.
In the battle of the females, Jehanna Richards, who started playing skittles only two months ago, defeated former ladies champion Stacey-Ann Miller of Starliners 3-2. After the first four games, the scores were level. However, Richards won the final set 1990-840 to loud cheers.
In the women's singles championship, Kellier, Clarke and Iona Anderson have advanced to the semi-final round.
Kellier defeated former champion Pauline Barrett 2-1, Clarke ended the giant-killing run of Richards with a 2-1 win, while Anderson stopped Charlene Phoenix 2-0.
Both the Sistas open and women's singles championships will commence at the same venue, 133 Windward Road (near Mountain View), tomorrow starting at 2:00 p.m.
Herrera's triple lifts Flamingo
Richard Herrera struck a second-half hat-trick, getting his goals in the 55th, 65th and 82nd minutes to lift Flamingo to a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Black Lion in a rescheduled game in the St Catherine FA Major League last Wednesday. The win moved Flamingo to 24 points, just two points from the Zone B leaders Christian Pen (26 points). Naggo Head (18) are in third position. In a rescheduled Division One match, Spanish Police Youth Club hammered Upfront United 7-1. Damion Robinson (9th, 20th, 52nd) hit a hat-trick of goals, Junior Morrison hit a brace (64th, 81st), while there were also goals for Chevaughn Lindsay (45th) and Chevaughn Welsh (48th).
Right Stuff on target
Defending champions and leaders Right Stuff (40 points) are the only unbeaten team left in the Portmore-St Catherine Domino League. They will put their 100 per cent win record on the line when they face eighth-place Exceptional International (26 points) at Mattis' Bar,Cedar Grove, in one of nine games tomorrow.
Caribbean Classic (40) host Hurricane at Portmore Avenue and fourth-place Fort International are expected to hand sixth-place Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), 30 points, their third straight loss at Port Henderson Road. In other games (home teams named first) it's Spring Village vs Eradication, Westchester Rudiz vs Eagle View, Passagefort United vs Highlight Strikers, Colours Sports Club vs Black Rooster, Ken's Wildflower vs Correctional Services, and Masterpiece vs Caymanas Track.
PFM look for third win
Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) will look to cop their third win in as many matches and take Zone Two honours when they play Fellowship Tabernacle (Fel Tab) in their final preliminary-round game at the Lime Tree Oval this morning at 9:30. PFM have already qualified for the semi-final with maximum six points, while Fel Tab will have a hard task of qualifying for the semis with three points from two games. Pete Salmon and Odane Williams will lead PFM's charge while Rowland and Yanick Henry will counter for Fel Tab.
In the 1:30 feature match at the same venue, Gospel Lighthouse (three points) take on Faith Deliverance Church of God. Gospel Lighthouse should advance with a win. In last Saturday's action, Zone One winners Old Harbour powered past already-qualified Miracle Open Bible (MOB) by 46 runs in a top-of-the-table clash. Scores: Old Harbour New Testament 187-5 (20 overs), Rovman Powell 71, Andre Henry 45. Duvaney Mighty 2-35. MOB 139-9, Odane Hartley 27, Wayne Waisome 25. Dwayne Pusey 3-7. Portmore Gospel Assembly and Power of Faith Development are the qualifiers from Zone Three.
Waterford secure final semis spot
Waterford Primary secured the fourth and final spot in the Portmore Zone of the LIME Primary Football League as they defeated Gregory Park 3-1 recently.
Meanwhile, the favourites for the zone, Gregory Park, did not show for Portsmouth's final game and they made the semi-finals with a 9-0 record and 27 points. Also joining Portsmouth and Waterford in the semis are Bridgeport (18) and Ascot Primary (16). Ascot and Greater Portmore ended the preliminary round with the same points and goal difference and were separated using the head-to-head rule, as Ascot had previously beaten Greater Portmore earlier in the season. In a recent match Belmont Park edged Port Henderson 1-0 in a game of statistical interest only.
The league will take a break for the GSAT examination and return at the end of March.
St Catherine JEP Cricket Competition
Former Innswood High standout Stephan Casey took nine for 40 to spur G.C. Foster Cricket Club to a convincing eight-wicket win over the Jamaica Urban Transport Company (JUTC) last Sunday, as the second round of the St Catherine Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) Cricket competition came to a close.
After two rounds, four teams are tied at the top of the competition. Newcomers National Housing Trust (NHT) CC, Old Harbour CC, Ewarton Sports Club and Angels CC all on 24 points. On 12 points each are Basement CC, De la Vega City CC, G.C. Foster, and Lakes Pen. Sitting at the bottom and pointless are Unions CC, Old Harbour Bay CC, JUTC CC, and Correctional Services Sports Club.
Scores: Old Harbour CC 161 all out (Ronville Brown 50, Adrian Bartley 42; Derron Royal 5-22) Basement 96 all out (Jamie Hay 45). Old Harbour won by 65 runs.
JUTC 88 all out (Andre Bryce 21;Stephan Casey 9-40) GC Foster 89-2 (Wayne Davis 27, Rajic Chatrie 20). G.C. Foster won by 8 wickets.
NHT CC 216 for 4 (Akeenoo Mullings 73, Herman Henry 60). Lakes Pen 132 all out (David Harrison 30; Romeo Parker 3-9 and Oniel Williams 3-27).
Correctional Services 137 all out (Antwain Stephens 5-30). De la Vega CC 140 for 3 (Antwain Stephens 38, Oshane Wilson 38 n.o.)
The schedule of matches for Sunday, March 10: ZONE ONE - Old Harbour Bay vs Correctional Services at Lennonville; Ewarton CC vs NHT CC at Tru-Juice Oval; De la Vega City CC vs Lakes Pen at De la Vega City Community Centre.
ZONE TWO - G.C. Foster vs Old Harbour CC at G.C. Foster College; Unions Estate vs Basement at Lime Tree Oval, and JUTC vs Angels at Jose Marti Technical High School.
Portland Western Union Major League
Buff Bay defeated Manchioneal 3-1 in a Portland Football Association Western Union Major League match played on Thursday.
Today: Boundbrook United vs St George's at Boundbrook; Ujama vs Eagle Strikers at Hector's River.
Tomorrow: Hope Bay United vs Manchioneal CC at Caenwood; Norwich CC vs Snowhill CC at College of Agriculture, Science and Education.
All matches kick off at 3:30 p.m.
Jamalco lead Clarendon Major League
Last season's runners-up Jamalco are the clear leaders of The Captain's Bakery and Grill-sponsored Clarendon FA Major League.
After two games, Jamalco have maximum six points following wins against Monymusk (6-0) and Milk River (2-0). The pair of New Bowens and Summerfield come next on four points each, having drawn one and won one.
Comfort are fourth on three points, followed by Woodhall on two points. Four teams, including Premier League participants Humble Lion and Sporting Central, have one point each, while at the bottom, Milk River and Rock River are pointless.
New season of Manchester Division Two
The 2013 season of the Manchester Division Two competition kicked off last Saturday at the Kirkvine Sports Club with a dress parade, opening ceremony and four matches.
Hills United opened with a bang, spanking newly formed Manchester Academy 4-0, while the second-string unit for South Central Confed Super League representative New Green drew with 2-2 with Grey Ground. In the remaining matches, May Day outscored Sunset 3-2 while it was 0-0 between Mandeville United and Hanbury.
The competition continues today with one match between Plouden and Old England to be hosted at Cross Keys.
Invitations for MRPC's champs
Applications are now been accepted for this year's quarterly edition of the National Street Gun Championship which will take place at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) at its Lincoln range on Sunday, March 17.
The Street Gun championship is open to all licensed firearm holders. A special invitation has been extended to Jamaica Rifle Association members. This year is a big one for practical shooting, as it is the qualifying year for the World Practical Shooting contest to be hosted by the International Practical Shooting Federation in the United States. Jamaica will host five qualification tournaments beginning in May.
The Street Gun championship is popular among local shooters as the stages are designed for local danger scenarios.
South Central Confed Super League semis
The first-leg games of the South Central Confed Super League will be played tomorrow.
At the St Elizabeth Technical High School field in Santa Cruz, Appleton will face Frazsiers Whip in a battle of first-time semi-finalists. At Brooks Park in Mandeville, New Green await Rivoli in a repeat of last year's final.
The venues were chosen by the Confed Secretariat to facilitate payment at the gate by patrons.
Manchester Major League
It is an extremely tight race as the Manchester Major league enters its 11th week of competition.
Three-time champions Downs, who were relegated from the Confed Super League last season, are leaders but only on goal difference, against one of the surprise teams of the season, Greenvale.
Next are the pair of Porus and surprise performers Alligator Pond. Both have 18 points. Regular competitors Mile Gully (17) and Comfort (16) follow.
As a result of tomorrow's South Central Confed Super League semi-final between New Green and Rivoli at Brooks Park, games have been brought forward to today. Brooks Park will host a double-header with Greenvale vs Comfort at 1:30 and it's Villa United vs Alligator Pond at 3:30. Mile Gully will play Downs in the day's biggest clash, while at Porus the hosts welcome Hillstars. Both games will kick off at 3:30.
Jamalco Open League Netball
The new season of the Jamalco Open League run by the Clarendon Netball Association will begin tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Complex. Start time is 1:30.
Twenty-four teams will take part with 12 teams, drawn from three zones, in action on opening day. Two teams from each zone plus the best two third-place teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.
Zone One: Jamalco vs Seven Star; Holmwood B vs May Day; Denbigh B vs Bushy Park; and Sewell Lane vs Manchester B.
Zone Two: Cable Pro vs Fogo A; Hayes vs Holmwood C; Glenmuir B vs Old Harbour High; and Vere Technical vs Manchester A.
Zone Three: Denbigh A vs Caanan Heights; Holmwood A vs Humble Lion; Chapleton vs Glenmuir A; and Central High vs Fogo B.