IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
- Porus, Alligator Pond in Manchester KO finals
Porus and Alligator Pond earned the right to contest the final of the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester KO following contrasting semi-final wins last weekend at Kirkvine Sports Club.
In the first semi-final, Alligator Pond sent former champions Mile Gully packing with a 1-0 victory. The second semi-final was a one-sided affair as Porus hammered first-time semi-finalists Villa United 4-0.
The finals will be played on Sunday, December 21 at the Kirkvine Sports Club, as focus shifts to the completion of the Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester Sports Development football league.
- NCU win 2014 Intercol badminton titles
Northern Caribbean University's (NCU) badminton teams are the 2014 kings and queens of the intercollegiate league after both their male and female teams emerged champions.
The women's team had an easy 3-0 win over parish rivals Church Teachers' College (CTC) while the men's team had a walkover against the defending champions, University of Technology (UTech), who failed to show for the final game. G.C. Foster College were easy recipients of third place in the women's division as the dethroned champions University of the West Indies (UWI) also failed to show.
In the women's finals, NCU's Nordia Atkins brushed aside CTC's Shanice White in straight sets, 21-17 and 21-14 in the first singles match. The second singles game saw NCU's Cornelia McLaren easing past CTC's Nickeisha Young 21-17 and 21-9. The doubles match-up proved little stress for NCU's pair of Denique Mitchell and Roneike Roper, who beat Phatrina Hayles and Janice Blake 21-15 and 21-10 for a clean sweep.
Coach for the NCU contingent, Howard Ranger, was a pleased camper.
"We knew for certain that this year would have been a very successful one for NCU's badminton programme. The dedication and commitment of each player augurs well for the programme that we have here at NCU. These victories were just the culmination of the hard work and dedication that they have put into becoming better at the craft."
- Negril Gun Club to host international shoot today
Today's pistol showdown at the Negril Gun Club featuring specially invited professionals from shooting powerhouse United States, will be the first of the last three shooting tournaments that will close the calendar for 2014. Among those expected to participate are Todd Jarrett and Shannon Smith. Orville Henriques will lead the local cast.
The Jamaica Rifle Association will host their final match, Christmas Hamper, on Saturday, December 13, while the season closes the following weekend with Rappa Pam Pam at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club, on December 21.
- Fraser-Pryce six-a-side final rescheduled to December 14
Due to bad weather last weekend, the final and closing ceremony in the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side community football competition had to be postponed to Sunday, December 14 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Foska Oats Oval, 451 Spanish Town Road.
- Peter Bunting league resumes tomorrow
Following a two-week break to facilitate the playing of the Manchester FA's run Brumalia House KO league, the focus shifts to the resumption of the Central Manchester Sports Development football competition. The league which is sponsored by Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is at its semi-final stages. These semi-finals will be hosted tomorrow at the Hanbury Sports Centre, situated off the Winston Jones Highway.
The double-header kicks off at 1 p.m. with Old England taking on Land Settlement while at 3 p.m. Hanbury face Porus, who have already qualified for the Manchester KO finals.
- Santos are Masters League champions
Santos Masters captured their first title in 27 years when they clipped the Portmore-based Nautica 1-0 in the league final at Winchester Park, St George's College, last Sunday.
After a goalless first half in which former champions Nautica dictated the pace through Robert Powell, Sean Dunbar and Courtney Scott, Santos came into their own on the resumption and were rewarded with the all-important goal in the 56th minute. Former Excelsior Manning Cup player Clint Reid blasted past the keeper from a John Flemmings cross.
Santos' Kevin Lamey, the league's leading marksman with 17 goals, failed to increase his tally. He missed a number of chances, especially in the second half.
Winning captain Kirk White said he was elated to have won the league title after years of trying.
"After beating outgoing Constant Spring in the semi-finals, I was confident that it would be our year at last and the team lived up to expectations in the final," he said.
Meanwhile, Constant Spring rebounded from their recent loss to Santos by winning the KO trophy on the previous Sunday at Winchester Park, thanks to a double strike from former national player Oneil 'Chippy' McDonald and a third goal from Phillip Mack. It was Constant Spring's third consecutive hold on the KO trophy.
- New domino competition
Entries for the inaugural Jamaica Domino Premier League close on December 14. Teams wishing to enter can send entries to Jamaica Domino Council, 48 East Street or telephone entries in to 848-6880, 922-4338 or 848-6880.
- Portsmouth in last four
Former champions Portsmouth maintained their 100 per cent win record in Zone One as they blanked Southborough 3-0 in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League at the Portsmouth field last Tuesday. Dwayne Atkinson with a brace, and Chadane Reid with a lone strike scored for Portsmouth who have tallied a maximum 12 points from four games. Portsmouth are the first qualifiers for the semi-finals which will be contested in January 2015. Atkinson is the league's leading scorer with nine goals.
In another game in Zone one, Waterford drew 0-0 with Greater Portmore. In Zone two, defending champions, Bridgeport lead with eight points from four games, after a 0-0 draw with Independence City Primary, while, Naggo Head moved to seven points from three games, as they tagged Belmont Park 2-0 and Ascot defeated Port Henderson 3-0 to be on six points from two games.
- Hunt leads D&P past Neva Land
Dwayne Hunt hit a hat-trick to lead D&P Frabrication & Maintenance past Neva Land 3-0 as action continued in the Rumbar Rum Football tournament at Coal Ground in Spanish Town last Sunday.
Hunt now leads the goal scoring table with six. In other games, Spanish beat Fire Brigade 2-0, Correctional Services surprised Little Damage 2-1 and Nugent Street and House A Roots play to a 1-1 draw. The competition takes a break tomorrow and returns on Sunday, December 14, with quarter-final games.
- Belmont, Portsmouth score wins
Portsmouth Primary and Belmont Park both gained their second wins in the INSPORTS Portmore netball competition last Wednesday. Portsmouth, fresh from their surprise 12-11 victory over last year's winners Greater Portmore, defeated newcomers Kensington 12-6 while Belmont copped their second win in three games as they got past Independence City 9-4.
- Six churches vie for domino crown
Six churches will vie for top honours as the Power of Faith Ministries One-Day Church Domino competition shuffles off this morning at Faith Temple New Testament Church of God in Bayside, Portmore, St Catherine. Action starts at 10 a.m. Each table winner will be decided using a best of ten points system.
- Western Sports to sponsor cricket festival
Western Sports will be the main sponsor of the the Power of Faith Ministries Sports Department's Cricket Fest slated for Saturday, December 20, at the Jamalco Sports Complex.
The teams involved in the one-day limited overs competition are Social Development Commission national champions Race Course, Jamalco the business house champions, church champions Power of Faith International and a community team.