In Your Neighbourhood
Eagles, Eastern All-Stars lead Wray & Nephew skittles
Although inactive last Sunday, defending champions Eagles Strikers and Eastern All-Stars are the respective zone leaders after four rounds of matches in the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Skittles completion.
Eagles are unbeaten in four matches, having stopped Mystix 7-4 in their most recent match at Hughenden Plaza on May 4 in Zone 'A'. On the same day, Eastern All-Stars defeated Mister C from Spanish Town 6-5 (6-4) in a home match at Bourbon House, east Kingston, while Starliner beat the Dip from Gregory Park 7-4. Eastern have won all three matches in Zone 'A'.
In the two matches played last Sunday, Mystix came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Mercury 6-5, after trailing 3-5 going into the ninth game. Given this situation, Mystix, the home team, had to win the last three games to secure victory, and their three national singles champions - Exle James, Charles Service and Carlton Blake - rose to the occasion by guiding their team to victory.
In the second match played last Sunday, former champions Rowe's Strikers beat Lord & Lady 7-4 in a home match at Chelsea Avenue.
Two more matches are scheduled for tomorrow - Starliner vs Mystix at 112A Waltham Park Road and Mister C vs Rowe's Strikers at Brunswick Avenue in Spanish Town, starting at 2 p.m.
BH five-a-sideone-day rally
The KSAFA/Western Sports Business House five-a-side one-day rally takes place today at the NWC playing field, Mona, starting at 8 a.m. It has attracted 24 teams, including defending champions Kingston Bookshop. The champion team will receive $30,000 and the runners-up $15,000. A fortnight ago, Scotiabank won the Seprod-sponsored five-a-side one-day rally, clipping Carib Cement 1-0 with a 25th minute goal from Marlon Henry.
Business House football season kicks off tomorrow
The 2014 KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football season kicks off tomorrow at Red Stripe Oval with the dress parade and opening matches starting at 1 p.m.
There are 24 participating teams - 12 in Division One and 12 in Division Two. Last year, defending Division One champions Petrojam swept all titles, including the KO title, Raymond Quallo Memorial Challenge Shield, against Division Two champions Jamaica Fire Brigade and the all-island Champion of Champions play-off against St Ann BH champions San Souci.
In tomorrow's opening matches, Spanish Grain Store will oppose Sutherland Global Services in Division Two action at 2 p.m. and this will be followed by the Division One encounter between Port Authority and National Commercial Bank at 4 p.m.
The competition continues on Monday afternoon with two Division One matches - The Gleaner up against National Water Commission (NWC) at Emmet Park, and Metrodade Security vs Jamaica Fire Brigade at Molynes playing field, both starting at 4 p.m.
The Gleaner unbeaten in BH domino
Former champions The Gleaner made it two wins from as many matches in Division One of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Business House domino competition on Friday, May 9, thanks to a 146-132 victory over Cement Company in an away match at Rockfort.
The Gleaner trailed their opponents in the first half to be eight adrift at the interval, but came back strongly in the second half to win by 14 points. The Gleaner had beaten Courts 153-130 in their opening round fixture at The Gleaner Sports Club.
In other Division One matches played on May 9, Kingston Wharves beat defending champions Seprod 115-108, Continental Baking Company defeated Cari-Med 153-130, Wray & Nephew stopped Courts 147-129, Berger beat JUTC 150-114 and UWI edged Jamaica Brandy 138-136.
In Division Two, BoJ clipped Pepsi 146-145, Ministry of Finance drubbed Nutrition Products 146-107, Jamaica Observer stopped Transport Authority 143-101, NHT edged Kirk Distributors 146-142, and Petrojam defeated Flow 148-113.
Portmore Under-13 semis
The Leander Marshall-sponsored Portmore Under-13 Football League semi-finals will be played this afternoon at Cumberland High School field.
Favourites Edgewater FC, which topped the preliminaries with 13 points, will face Racing United, which finished fourth, at 1 p.m., while second-place Portmore United will face third-ranked Waterford at 3 p.m., at the same venue.
Portmore will want to do well in this competition to put a smile back on the face of their fans, since their senior team was relegated to the St Catherine FA Major League this season. In games last Saturday, Edgewater tagged Waterford 2-0 and Portmore clipped Westport 1-0.
Fort aim at Giants
Leaders Fort International (65 points), playing on their home turf at Passagefort Drive, will flex their muscles tomorrow as they take on Giants in one of eight matches in the Wray & Nephew White Rum-sponsored Portmore Domino League.
Last Sunday, Fort got free points as Prozz and Conns weren't able to field a team. Second-place team Eradication (58) clash with joint third-place Eagle View (55) in one of the most anticipated games of the season, at Gregory Park.
Last week, Eagle View outlasted Island Special Constabulary Force 300-287 and Eradication defeated Passagefort United 300-246.
In other games tomorrow (home teams named first), Spring Village vs Chedwin Strikers; Black Rooster vs Correctional Services; Masterpiece vs Colours Sports Bar; Right Stuff vs Prozz and Conns; Passagefort United vs Cookie's International.
Independence City, Ascot advance
Independence City and Ascot Primary advanced to the second round of the St Catherine leg of the JNBS Primary cricket competition, following their good form in preliminary, round matches last Thursday. Independence City copped two wins from as many games. In the first, they defeated Port Henderson in a super over, scoring 10 runs to their opponents' seven. Both schools made 39 runs in five overs. In the second match, Independence City defeated Gregory Park by 10 wickets. Gregory Park made 29-1 in five overs and Independence City replied with 30 without loss off three overs. Oshane Love top-scored with 13 runs (three fours). Ascot Primary 35-0 beat Bridgeport (33-3), by 10 wickets. Chadrick Deacon (15) made most runs for Ascot.
The teams will now match skills with two schools from Spanish Town, with the winner set to advance to the all-island final.
Portsmouth on top in Primary football
Defending Portmore zone champions, Portsmouth, surged to the top of Zone One as they defeated Belmont Park Primary 2-0 in an INSPORT Portmore Primary League match at Belmont Park Primary School last Thursday. Javier Walker and Dwayne Atkinson were on target for Portsmouth.
In other games, Greater Portmore reached the top of Zone Two as they defeated Gregory Park 2-0, while Southborough drew 1-1 with Waterford. On Tuesday, Portsmouth beat Naggo Head 2-1, Waterford and Greater Portmore drew 1-1, and Gregory Park defeated Port Henderson 1-0. The competition continues on Tuesday.
Portsmouth Basic win big in Little League football
Portmouth Basic School were the biggest winners on the opening day of the inaugural Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Little League football competition for Basic and Pre-schoolers at the Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton last Wednesday. Portsmouth Basic, playing in Zone One, defeated Glowell Preparatory 4-0, while in the other Zone One match, Silverstone and Elim drew 1-1.
In Zone Two, Holy Spirit Basic blanked Bridgeport Basic 3-0 and Harvest Temple and Aintree Basic drew 1-1. The competition got under way with a dress parade and the opening set of matches, with 14 teams present. The league continues on Monday.
Record athletes for JABBFA workshop
A record number of athletes turned out last Saturday at Fit Farm Fitness Club for the first Posing Workshop for this year's Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) Championships. Rupert, Johnson, Audrie Allwood, Valrie Tate and Matthew Smith-Barrett took the athletes through the stage-presentation routines.
The second Posing Workshop will be held at the same venue today. The starting time for the women's categories is 1 p.m., while the men's categories begin at 2 p.m. Women in the Bikini Fitness and Body Fitness categories should bring along a pair of heels. A Posing Workshop will be held in Montego Bay at a date to be announced.