Scotiabank on top in BH five-a-side football
Scotiabank 'B' won the Western Sports-sponsored Business House five-a-side KO final on Thursday, October 10, clipping their 'A' team 1-0 in the final at the National Water Commission (NWC) playing field, Mona.
The winning goal was scored by Rivoli United's Premier League player, Anthony Greenland, in the 48th minute.
For their efforts, Scotia B picked up the championship trophy and $40,000. Their 'A' team received $20,000. Both were coached by Neville 'Bertis' Bell, who was named Coach of the Year, and Scotia's Diana Polack, Manager of the Year.
Bell was also the coach of joint Division One champions, Scotiabank 'A', who shared the title with Peak Bottling after a 1-1 draw at the NWC playing field last Saturday.
Both teams were locked 1-1 in extra time when a power outage in the Mona area brought a premature end to the match. The teams then agreed to share the trophy and $90,000 prize donated by Western Sports.
Fabian Coke sent Peak Bottling ahead in the 27th minute, but Donovan Hibbert found the equaliser for Scotia in the 38th minute.
In the Division Two final, Spanish Grain Store 'B' defeated Kingston Bookshop 3-2 on penalty kicks after both were locked at 1-1 in regulation and extra time.
In the presentation of prizes for both the league and knockout last Saturday, the three leading scorers and MVPs for each competition were each awarded $3,500, a trophy and Evospeed1 Puma football boots - valued at $16,000 - by Carl Chang, CEO of Western Sports.
NCB blank RBCRoyal Bank 4-0
National Commercial Bank (NCB) blanked RBC Royal Bank 4-0 in the third round of the Western Sports/Norman Goodison Inter-Bank football league at Emmett Park last Sunday.
A hat-trick by Delon Dixon spearheaded NCB to their first win from three matches. In the second match at the same venue, BoJ and Jamaica National played to a goalless draw.
In the third match, at the NWC playing field, Mona, Sagicor clipped CIBC/FCIB 1-0, through a Hopeton English goal.
Sagicor were also winning for the first time. The competition takes a break for the Heroes holiday weekend.
Portmore lift Peter McConnell Trophy
Ricardo Morris scored the lone goal as Red Stripe Premier League team Portmore United defeated hosts Tru-Juice 1-0 in the final of the Tru-Juice 12th
The winners won the Peter McConnell Trophy. Kevin Redden presented the trophy to Trevol Smith.
McConnell is the managing director of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, producer of the Tru-Juice brand, and main sponsor of Tru-Juice FC.
Portmore defeated defending champions Cavalier 2-0 in semi-final.
Tru-Juice topped their group and defeated Jamalco 1-0 in their semi-final.
New entrants Wisynco were crowned champions of the Morrison's Construction Equipment and Quarry Business House competition. They dethroned previous champions, Trade Winds Citrus Ltd, 2-0, in that final.
Meanwhile, Raymond Jack, operations manager, Morrison's, presented the championship trophy to Wisynco.
Ramon Morrison, managing director, Morrison's, said community development and involvement were key components of nation building and the company was proud to be associated with the event.
"When Tru-Juice FC approached us, what captured my interest was the club's motto - 'building characters through sports'. Then I realised we shared a similar vision to effect a positive change in our youths, especially those unattached," Morrison said.
"The event was well executed and coordinated and we look forward to being on board next year."
21-Strong lift corner league title
Newcomers 21-Strong won the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League competition, 5-4 on penalties, in a pulsating final at Waterford playing field last Sunday. The game ended 3-3 after full time and went straight to penalties because of poor lighting.
Jermaine Taylor, Nicholas Scott and Jermaine Gardener scored 21-Strong's goals.
Paul Wilson, Akeem Lee and Gavin Campbell made sure the game headed to penalties.
Shane Watson hit the winning penalty for 21-Strong, which triggered wild celebrations throughout the venue. At the end of the game, Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division, handed over the winning trophy.
He said the competition has united the Waterford community.
"This is the biggest corner league competition in Portmore, and what an exciting final, what more the crowd could have asked for?" he said. "Next year, it will be bigger and better."
Rudiz poised for top spot
With joint leader Portmore Lane Tigers (24 points) idle this round, Westchester Rudiz (24 points) will have a glorious chance to become sole leaders of the competition when they face off against second-to-last Rising Sun (seven points), in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League at Westchester Drive tomorrow. In other games, it's Portsmouth United vs Passagefort United at Portsmouth Commuity Centre; Ken's Wildflower vs Garveymeade at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge; and Westchester United vs Cumberland at Westchester Avenue. All games commence at 1 p.m.
PFM's Melonie Bailey shines
Power of Faith's shooter, Melonie Bailey, who shot well throughout the course of the league, was adjudged best shooter and most valuable player (MVP) at last Saturday's awards presentation for the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Netball League at the PFM Multi-purpose Complex.
In five matches, Bailey netted 70 of 89 shots at 78.6 per cent. Debbie-Ann Coghiel, Bailey's team mate, placed second in the shooting department.
From her five games, she netted 69 goals from 90 attempts, with a 71.8 per cent accuracy.
PFM were also the best defensive team, as they conceded just 53 goals in five games; and the best offensive team, as they scored 156 goals, with a point differential of 100.
Lighthouse scored 101 goals to be the second-best offensive team. In all, 437 goals were scored, from 679 attempts, at an average of 64.3 per cent in 12 games.
Harmony GospelChapel Fun Day
Sport lovers will get a treat today as Harmony Gospel Chapel hosts a Fun Day at the March Pen Road Community Centre in Spanish Town, starting at 9 a.m.
The day's activities include football, netball, dominoes and track and field.
"The champion church in track and field will get a big trophy and for the other sports," said Omar Crammer, the main organiser.
Some events for the track and field section include shuttle relays, 100 metres and sack race.
Peter Bunting league round-up
Seven of eight quarter-finalists have been determined in the Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester football league. Defending champions Porus lost their unbeaten run, but made it safely through to the second round.
Blue Mountain turned the tables on Porus, defeating them 2-1 in the final set of games in the Bellefield Division on Thursday. Blue Mountain ended on 13 points, one more than Porus.
In the Knockpatrick division, Pear Tree outscored Inverness 3-2 to emerge the top team with seven points. They will be joined in the second round by Old England, who edged New Vision 1-0.
The Mandeville division is yet to be finalised, but Georges Valley are assured of a berth after completing their fourth straight win - defeating Mandeville United 2-0. Hanbury and Bonito Strikers are fighting to notch second place, with both locked on nine points.
Henriques tops final Street Gun championship
Orville Henriques won the third and final Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) National Street Gun Championship, held last weekend at the Lincoln Range in Mandeville.
In outlasting the 28-man field, Henriques regained the title he last won at the year's first championship in April. Henriques also gained revenge over defending champion Raniel Mendez, who finished a distant second after compiling 72 per cent. Female shooter Sue Ann was third with 70 per cent, Evan Grant finished a creditable fourth (66 per cent). However, the surprise performer was Andre Parnel, who received his first-ever top-five finish, posting 50 per cent.
The lone international competitor, Dwayne Hoskins, was ninth at 44 per cent. Sue Ann topped the exciting Man-to-Steel shooting contest.
Howie Chin Memorial Prep School League
The third edition of the Manchester Football Association's Howie Chin Memorial Prep School League kicked off at the Mount St Joseph Prep on Thursday. The league features competition with separate female and male games.
In the boys' section, hosts and defending champions, Mt St Joseph, went on a scoring spree to defeat Yabnel 8-0. It was Emmanuel Prep who scored most goals on the day, however, mauling Belair 10-2. The final game in the male category saw El Instituto de Mandevilla winning 2-0 against Charagape.
Meanwhile, two matches were completed in the female category. Belair recovered from the huge male team loss to defeat Emmanuel 3-0, whereas Mt St Joseph and Charagape ended 0-0.
JAVA targets primary schools
Steve Davis, the national senior men's coach for the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JAVA), said they are targeting primary-school students to raise the level of the sport in the island. With this in mind, JAVA, along with the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), held a seminar for primary-school teachers at Ascot Primary.
The teachers were taught serving (under-arm, overarm), passing (digging), volley pass, service reception, and spiking. Children from the participating schools were given the fun drills and it was a day well spent. Davis said most volleyballers start playing the game in high school, which is a bit too late, as other countries in Europe and Asia begin playing at a younger age. So by the time they reach adolescence, they are well advanced.
Meanwhile, Andrea Hanson, INSPORTS' sports officer for Portmore, said a one-day rally is planned for November.