In Your Neighbourhood
- BH basketball starts Monday
The 2014 Business House Basketball Association 3-on-3 competition commences on Monday at the Stadium Courts with the opening ceremony and dress parade starting at 5:30 p.m.
There are 31 participating teams - 15 in Division One, including defending champions Grace Canning, and 16 in Division Two. Among the Division One teams is The Gleaner, division two champions in 2012, but they made little impression when promoted to Division One last season.
- Jamaica Fire cool Scotiabank 4-3
Last year's Division Two champions, Jamaica Fire, clipped former champions Scotiabank Group 4-3 in fifth-round action of the KSAFA/Western Sports Division One football competition at Winchester Park, St George's College, last Saturday.
The firemen were forced to come from behind after Scotia's Nicholas McCreath had opened the scoring in the 13th minute and proceeded to lead 2-1 at half-time.
However, Jamaica Fire, with a brace from Richard Miller and a goal each from Almondo Robinson and Kevin Henzil with an 88th minute penalty, secured the win for Jamaica Fire.
Besides McCreath, Akeeli Martin and Ramone Reid scored for Scotia, who led 2-1 at half-time.
In another Division One match last Saturday, defending champions Petrojam blanked Grace Kennedy 3-0 at Alpha Boys' School, thanks to goals from Renae Lloyd, Kimarlee Brissett, and Richardo Munroe.
On the same afternoon, National Commercial Bank (NCB) and the unbeaten Metrodade Security drew 1-1 at Ardenne, while the feature match between Petrojam and Metrodade, which should have been played at the Molynes playing field, had to be postponed becasue of an unprepared field.
The competition continues today and tomorrow with a number of matches. Today, Scotia will oppose Wisynco at Winchester Park in Division One action, Grace Kennedy will oppose Jamaica Fire at the Edward Sports Sports Complex, and National Water Commission (NWC) vs NCB at Great House Boulevard, all starting at 4 p.m.
In Division Two matches today, Pepsi will oppose Sutherland Global Services at Red Stripe, Kingston Terminals vs Xerox at Boys' Town's Collie Smith Drive, and Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) vs Continental Baking Company at Constant Spring.
Tomorrow, The Gleaner will take on Norman Manley International Airport at Winchester Park in Division One and Spanish Grain Store will oppose Waterhouse in Division Two action, both starting at 4 p.m.
- Wray and Nephew skittles
Defending champion Eagles, having topped Zone A, qualified for the semi-finals of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof skittles competition, which takes a break tomorrow and Sunday, July 13, owing to the World Cup.
Zone B winners Eastern All-Stars have also qualified, as well as Mystix and Mister C from Spanish Town. Last Sunday, Mystix clipped Starliner 6-5 and Mister C pipped Rowe's Strikers to clinch the runner-up slot in each zone.
- Bridgeport win Primary football
Bridgeport Primary defeated Portsmouth 4-3 on penalties to walk away with the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Football League title recently. The teams were locked at 0-0 after regulation and extra time.
Bridgeport's Andre Gibbs, Raheim Reid, Ronoldo Clarke and Damion Forbes scored their penalties, while Shaquan Dawkins, Jabari Diffuse and Mario Smith scored the penalty kicks for Portsmouth.
Waterford took third as they clipped Port Henderson 1-0. Bridgeport's captain Damion Forbes was the competition's MVP.
- Elim lift Little League trophy
Elim Basic edged Ascot Basic 2-1 through top striker Geovannie Taylor's double strike in the sixth and 21st minutes, to lift the INSPORTS Little League title. Shawn Pearson (ninth minute) scored for Ascot.
Geovannie Taylor was the MVP and leading goalscorer with 14 goals, while April Mendez of Ascot was the most outstanding girl and the most disciplined team award went to Portsmouth.
Meanwhile, Taylor received a full scholarship to Glowell Prep (based on his performance in the competition). He is also the son of former national and Harbour View player, Fabian Taylor.
The Little League competition is for basic, infant and kindergarten students.
Silverstone beat Portsmouth 3-2 on penalty kicks to take third place.
- PFM, Lighthouse Assembly in semi-final battle
Defending champions Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) will go up against Lighthouse Assembly in one of two semi-final games in the PFM Church Netball League, at Dunbeholden Sports Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m.
In the other semi-final match at 2:30 p.m., Faith Temple New Testament will play 65 Waltham Road New Testament. The final will be played on Saturday, July 12.
- Church football returns
After last week's postponement, a full slate of matches will be played in the PFM Church Football League in Dunbeholden.
Brother teams Lighthouse Assembly, located at Garbally Drive, take on Lighthouse Assembly, based in Tawes Meadows, at 1 p..m. In other games, 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament play Christian Fellowship World Outreach in the opener at 11 a.m., while reigning champions Jamaica Evangelistic Centre tackle PFM in the match that follows.
- Manchester Under-13 championship
Alligator Pond and Villa United remained the leaders of the Manchester FA Under-13 championship for clubs, which is sponsored by C&D Construction.
After six matches, Alligator Pond and Villa United are locked on 15 points. Both have lost once, but Villa have a slightly better goal difference. Their position at the top is being strongly challenged by Manchester Academy, who have played two matches less, but turned in two spectacular performances last weekend at the Kirkvine Sports Club.
Manchester Academy moved from six points to 12 by hammering Comfort 7-0, before winning their second game by an amazing 12-0 scoreline. Jordon Jones, who scored twice in the 7-0 rout, returned to team up with Janoi Simpson as both netted four goals each.
In other results, Alligator Pond defeated Mile Gully 2-0, but lost 0-3 to Villa United; Mile Gully edged Kendal 1-0, Blue Mountain and Comfort played to a 0-0 scoreline, while Villa won their second match of the day with a 2-0 win over Blue Mountain.
The competition takes a break this weekend to facilitate the start of the Juici-Patties-sponsored South Central Confed Under-15 and Under-13 leagues.
- Manchester to host International classification match
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will host a classification match on behalf of the International Practical Shooting Federation (IPSC), at its Lincoln range tomorrow.
The IPSC is the world body for professional practical shooting and is the chief organiser of the world practical shooting contest held every two years. Jamaica has been invited to participate later this year, and the regional director is a Jamaican, Al Stewart.
The classification match is important to all local shooters who want to be ranked or to have their results certified in the international ranking system.
It is the first time that the MRPC is hosting such a match, which is a tribute to its growing reputation as one of the best facilities to host professional practical shooting.
The MRPC's best shooters, including Orville Henriques - who has an international Master ranking - will participate. It will be Henriques' first major match since recovering from an accident in May.
- South Central Youth football
The South Central Confederation's flagship youth competitions - the Juici-Patties Under-13 and Under-15, gets under way today at the Juici-Patties headquarters at Clarendon Park.
The day's schedule begins at 10 a.m. with an Under-13 match between Clarendon and St Elizabeth. The second match, slated for 11:30, pits Manchester against St Catherine.
There will be a break from the matches at 1 p.m. to facilitate an opening ceremony, with youngsters from the four parish teams.
The Under-15 competition will kick off the afternoon programme at 2 p.m. with Clarendon facing St Elizabeth, followed at 3:30 p.m. with a matchup between Manchester and St Catherine.
The next set of matches will take place next Wednesday.