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Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Andwelli Powell (left), captain of the Manchester Under-13 team, accepts his team's match ball from Michael Ricketts, chairman of the South Central Confederation, at the launch of the Juici-Patties Under-13 and Under-15 football leagues last weekend at Clarendon Park. Dalton Wint (right) the Confed secretary and Manchester FA President looks on.


Clarendon, St Catherine lead South Central youth leagues

Clarendon and St Catherine are the respective leaders of the South Central Confed Under-13 and Under-15 youth football leagues. Clarendon head the Under-13 competition after two rounds, netting maximum six points from two games. St Catherine also have six points in the Under-15s.

In midweek matches, Clarendon journeyed to Kirkvine in Manchester to defeat the home side 1-0 in the Under-13s. The Under-15 match-up between the two ended 0-0.

St Catherine used their home advantage at Spanish Town Prison Oval to win both categories against St Elizabeth by convincing margins. In the Under-13s, St Catherine won 3-0 while they whipped the visitors 4-1 in the Under-15s.

The league continues today with Clarendon hosting St Elizabeth at the Juici-Patties field in Clarendon Park while St Catherine face Manchester at Prison Oval.

The Under-13 encounters are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. while the Under-15s are slated for 3:30 p.m.


Ballaz Football Camp continues on Monday


The Ballaz Football Camp will continue on Monday, July 13, at the Football Factory, 77 Shortwood Road, St Andrew.

Activities commence at 9 a.m. with a morning session ending at noon. The afternoon session starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.


Mandeville to host international warm-up shooting match


The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will host its July monthly match tomorrow at the Lincoln Range in Mandeville. The match will go beyond the usual limits of a club encounter. It is designed to serve as preparation for the upcoming international match to be hosted jointly by the Jamaica Rifle Association and the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon on July 25-26.

Early indications are that the MRPC will field at least 10 local pros, hence tomorrow's match should feature a crack field. Eight stages are planned, with the round count exceeding 100 for regular matches.

The range will be open early to accommodate late practice sessions. The match is slated for a prompt 11a.m. start.


Pines Imaging Centre Under-17 Football League


Defending champions Edgewater defeated Watson Grove 2-0 to open their campaign in the 2015 Pines Imaging Centre Under-17 Football League at the Ferdie Neita Park field in Braeton. In the second game at the venue, Cedar Grove clipped East Portmore Portals 1-0. Sixteen teams are competing in the league.


Generation start well in Top Notch Football League


The Northern Caribbean University-based Generation Strikers scored an emphatic 4-1 win over Team STVET in last weekend's play of the Top Notch Football league in Central Manchester.

Christopher Dunn led the way for Generation United with two goals. Other strikes came from Kenroy Lee and Bruce Chambers.

In other matches played on the day, Knockpatrick FC defeated Central 3-2 while the defending champions Albion FC suffered a 2-1 loss to Mandeville United. This result means the champions are in danger of not advancing to the second round, as they only have one point so far.

The league continues tomorrow with three games: Broken Hurst United vs Patrick Town; Sunset Strikers vs Generation United and Central United vs Power Strikers Youth Club.


Semi-finals on in Clarendon Junior/Senior Netball league


Both semi-finals of the Juici-Patties-sponsored Clarendon Netball Association Junior and Senior Open leagues will be hosted tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

The Junior League semis begin at 1:30 p.m. with a match-up between two Manchester-based high-school teams Knox College and Manchester High. The second semi-final, an hour later, pits another high-school team, Denbigh High B, against the Optimist Club.

The Senior League semi-finals begin at 3:30, featuring two regular campaigners in Cable Pro and Hayes Contenders. The second semi-final features defending champions Jamalco against impressive newcomers Nemac Transport at 5 p.m.

The junior games last 40 minutes while the seniors battle for 60 minutes.


McCarthy, Dinnal top Portland Bight Road Race


Fraser McCarthy and Juliet Dinnal were the male and female winners, respectively at the second annual Portland Bight 7.5 kilometres 'Green Run'.

Fraser McCarthy won the male category in 30 minutes 31 seconds while first-place female Juliet Dinnal clocked 35 minutes and 39 seconds. The event commenced at Pawsey Park in Lionel Town and ended at the Portland Cottage Community Centre in Clarendon. The race attracted 53 competitors.


Caribbean Classic take title


Caribbean Classic celebrated yet another championship title at the awards ceremony for the 2015 City of Kingston (COK) Co-operative Credit Union Portmore Domino Major League at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge recently.

Classic, who were unbeaten all season, demolished first-time finalists Exceptional International 300-202 in the final. Fort International clobbered Right Stuff 300-207 in the battle for third place. First place pocketed $130,000; second, $60,000; third, $40,000 and fourth, $25,000.


Waltham Park New Testament make winning start


Defending champions 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament started brightly in the 2015 edition of the church football league as they carved out a 1-0 win over Hope and Mercy Ministries last Saturday.

Remeo Douglas (70th minute) scored the all-important goal for the victors.

In another game, Power of Faith drew 1-1 with Fairview Open Bible. Jermaine Archer (67th minute), opened the scoring for Fairview before Alwin Morgan (81st minute) equalised for Power of Faith.

Today's games: Greater Portmore Open Bible vs Fairview Open Bible at 11:30; Power Of Faith vs Good News Assembly at 1:30 p.m.; and Lighthouse Assembly vs Faith Temple Pentecostal at 3:30 p.m.


Edgewater, Cumberland final


Defending champions Edgewater and Cumberland have advanced to the final of the East Central St Catherine-sponsored Portmore Under-15 football league following contrasting wins last Saturday. Edgewater defeated Watson Grove 2-0 through goals from Demale Sinclair and Romario McPherson while Cumberland had to dig deep to pull off a hard-fought 1-0 win over Naggo Head. The date and venue for the final will be announced shortly.


Faith Temple win big in netball


Faith Temple New Testament had a big 20-9 victory over Elim Open Bible in the latest round of the Power of Faith (POF) Ministries Church Netball League at the POF Sports Complex, 10c Dawkins Avenue, Portmore Town Centre, last Saturday.

Meanwhile, defending champions 65 Waltham Park New Testament had to stave off a strong challenge from Power of Faith 'B' to win 19-18 in a nail-biting second game. Goal shooter Melissa Shephard scored 13 from 18 attempts and goal attack Marsha Billings had six goals from 10 attempts for 65 Waltham Park New Testament. For POF 'B', goal shooter Sophia March scored 12 goals from 17 attempts and goal attack Kimberly Weir scored six of nine attempts.

Today's games: 2:30 p.m. Power of Faith A vs Hope and Mercy Ministries; 3:20 p.m. Faith Temple New Testament vs 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament.