In Your Neighbourhood
Hi-Lyte places confidence in St Hugh's Swans 5K
Hi-Lyte sports drink has been named official rehydration sponsor of St Hugh's High School's Swans 5K, which will be held on February 7 on a route across New Kingston.
Sales representative of Hi-Lyte, Ricky Martin, made the announcement during an update of race-day plans yesterday. Other sponsors who had also committed include Guardian Life, Dairy Industries and Tropical Blue bottled water.
The Swans 5K focuses on programmes that benefit girls. Last year, the funds went to the sports department of St Hugh's High School and the Women's Centre Foundation of Jamaica. The race is organised by the St Hugh's High School Past Students Association.
York Pharmacy KO
Daytona surprised Hellshire United 1-0 to book their spot in the next round of the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Knockout football competition at Cedar Grove playing field last Sunday. In the other knockout game, Braeton United eliminated Cedar Grove 3-1, as the two mid-season finalists were sent packing.
In tomorrow's KO games, Westport take on Bridgeport at 1 p.m. while Racing United and Greater Portmore square off at 3 p.m in the feature match. Both games are scheduled for the Racing playing field.
Semi-final showdown in INSPORTS primary netball
Naggo Head Primary will be seeking revenge as they play against Greater Portmore in a repeat of last year's final in one of two semi-final games in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League at Ascot Primary. Greater Portmore surprised Naggo Head last year to take the crown.
Naggo Head topped their zone with maximum 12 points, while Greater Portmore placed second in their group on nine points. In the other semi-final, undefeated Portsmouth play Belmont Park Primary.
The final will be played next Thursday at Kensington Primary School.
Portsmouth swamp Kensington 11-1
Favourites Portsmouth Primary warmed up for the semi-finals of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League as they swamped newcomers Kensington 11-1 at Portsmouth playing field last Tuesday. Kevaughn Williams scored four times and Dwayne Atkinson struck a hat-trick of goals for Portsmouth. Atkinson is the leading goalscorer in the league, with 12 goals. Portsmouth topped Zone One with maximum 15 points.
In other games in Zone One, Southborough clipped Greater Portmore 1-0 while Gregory Park and Waterford drew 1-1.
In Zone Two, Naggo Head topped the group with 13 points from five games. It is now left to see if Ascot (seven points) can join Naggo Head as the runners-up, but they need a win in their next match. The semi-final will be on Friday, January 23.
Caribbean Classic, Passagefort lead the way
Domino giants Caribbean Classic and surprise team Passagefort United maintained their 100 per cent win record to be top of the standings with 16 points, after four rounds of matches in the Jamaica Domino Council Portmore Domino Major League.
Passagefort United cooled Colours Sports Club 300-268 and Caribbean Classic were hammering away at Chedwin Strikers 251-180 when the lights went. Caribbean Classic were awarded the game. A power cut also disrupted the game between Exceptional International and Eradication, with the latter leading 190-178. The game will continue at a later date.
In the top game of the round, Cookie's defeated previously unbeaten Spyt Fire 300-297 in a close encounter.
In other games, Spring Village beat Right stuff 300-272, Correctional Services downed Garveymeade 300-256, Fort International whipped Feluchi Strikers 300-238, Eagle View outclassed Ken's Wildflower 300-241, and Naggo Head stunned Masterpiece 300-249. The competition continues tomorrow.
No clear leader in Manchester Major League
The first half of the preliminary round in the Manchester Football Association Major league has been completed with no clear leader as the league experiences its most competitive season in years.
Top of the 12-team heap is the pair of New Green and Greenvale. Both have 10 points, but incredibly, have eked out an identical record of three wins, a draw and one loss, and the same goal difference of plus four. Both have scored eight goals and conceded four.
In third place overall, on nine points, are newcomers Ricam Academy. Next on eight points is Hillstars, the only team yet to taste defeat. Though they have scored two wins, they have eked out three draws. Interestingly, they have scored only four goals, but have let in only one.
In matches earlier this week, bottom-place Porus scored the only win - a 2-1 effort against New Green. In the other games, Alligator Pond and Greenvale drew 1-1, so did Villa United against Georges Valley, and Mile Gully against Downs. Kendal and Ricam ended 2-2.
Tomorrow, the teams will turn their attention to cross-zone matches scheduled at Kirkvine, Porus, Greenvale and Kendal, all starting at 3:30 p.m.
Three-way tie in St Elizabeth Major League
Real Treasure Beach FC, Black Star and Appleton share a three-way tie atop the standings after three games in the new season of the Wray & Nephew-sponsored St Elizabeth Major League. All have seven points, but Real Treasure Beach have the best goal difference, followed by Black Star.
Tafari Lions are on six points, but they have only completed two games as their scheduled encounter against Haughton was washed out. The other teams who have mined points so far are Newell (four), Super Action (three), and Haughton (three).
The deadlock on points could be broken tomorrow afternoon when a double-header is hosted in Black River. At 1:30 p.m., Newell goes up against Tafari Lions and in the big matchup at 3:30 p.m., hosts Black Stars take on Appleton.
There will be three games today. Santa FC welcome Haughton at the Santa Cruz Community Centre, Real Treasure Beach host Round Hill, and Holland Police Youth Club await Super Action.
Last weekend, Real Treasure Beach outscored Haughton 4-3 at Appleton, Black Stars hammered Round Hill 4-1, while Appleton and Newell played out a 0-0 draw.
Henriques wins Mandeville's 'Spray as you May'
The country's top-rated local shooter, Orville Henriques, easily came away with top honours at 'Spray as you May, the first event on the 2015 professional practical shooting calendar.
The event was in Mandeville at the Lincoln range, home of the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club.
Henriques, who won the last three events on the calendar last year, topped the scores on seven of the eight stages to finish with 645 points. Owen Campbell, who finished fifth overall, won the final challenge stage to deny Henriques a clean sweep.
Henriques was fastest on all the stages and his final tally was 123 points better than second-place Thomas Jones, who shot at 81 per cent. Jones' second-place finish was his best performance in more than six months.
He amassed 25 points better than third-place Ellsworth Dixon. The next three places were close, with a mere one per cent separating Dixon, female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, and Campbell.