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first_imgNaggo Head United continue Run/Walk todayThe second edition of the Knox 40th anniversary 7K Run/Walk will take place today at its Cobbla campus in Manchester.The inaugural race took place last year, when it initiated institution’s 40th anniversary celebrations. This year’s event will take both runners and walkers through the community of Cobbla and a small section of Spaldings. The presentations will take place on the Knox campus.The event is organised in three age categories: Nineteen and Under, 20-39 and over 40. There are different admission charges for students with identification, individuals and groups and registration can be completed before the start of the race.MFA/Howie Chin Prep School leagues onThe sixth season of the Howie Chin/Manchester Football Association (MFA) Preparatory Schools competition is underway. The competition, which is a memorial for the former MFA executive and noted Mandeville businessman Howie Chin, has both a boys’ league and girl’s league. Ten schools are contesting the boys’ competition and five are in the girl’s league.Six matches were played in the opening round, which was hosted at the Belair High School ground. Two matches were played in the girls division.The opening game saw Mount St Joseph defeat Emmanuel Prep 3-0, with Dania Lee Wint scoring twice, while in the second game, Destiny Black’s lone strike gave Knox Prep a 1-0 win over Belair.The opening boys’ game produced the first hat-trick, as multiple scorer Damani Mattis led Knox to a 4-0 win over Hillcrest. In the other boys’ game, Brian Barnes scored twice to lead Mount St Joseph to a 4-0 win over West Indies College Prep.Peter Bunting winning streakWater House United, the mid-season champions, continued their rich vein of form as they chalked up yet another victory, this time a 30-point win (300-270) over Bull Bay United in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday.Veteran club Caribbean Classic were also in good form, as they easily defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-251In other games, Spit Fyah trampled Giants 300-281, Jade Strikers upset Braeton All Stars 300-282, Soursop Tree humbled Highlight Strikers 300-290, Right Stuff turned back Exceptional 300-270, Naggo Head beat Vintage Pub 300-282 and International stopped Small Axe 300-279.Cumberland leads MP Colin Fagan Domino LeagueCumberland have amassed 21 points to lead the South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament that is sponsored by Member of Parliament, Colin Fagan.Unfortunately, Cumberland weren’t able to add to their tally last weekend as their hot battle with Passagefort United ended abruptly with the scores locked at 248-all, due to a dispute.The disciplinary committee will rule on this game.In other games, Garveymeade beat Westmeade Rising Stars 250-238 and Ken’s Wildflower whipped Rising Sun 250-208. The league continues tomorrow. Matches are (home teams named first): Passagefort United vs Ken’s Wildflower, Cumberland vs Waterford and Rising Sun vs Westmeade Rising Stars.MFA season kicks offThe 2016-17 season of the Manchester Football Association (MFA) kicked off on Thursday with the start of the Brumalia House knock-out competition.Sponsorship of the competition is significant as Brumalia House are the longest serving sponsor at this time for the MFA, as it nears two decades of continuous sponsorship.The first match fittingly featured defending champions Ricam Academy at their Greenvale home against new entrants, Technical Strikers.The game was won by Ricam Academy 3-0, with Michael Hamilton grabbing the spotlight by scoring two goals, including the first goal of the season in the sixth minute from a superbly taken free-kick. Kemar Ricketts then scored Ricam’s second goal in the 34th minute as they enjoyed a 2-0 half-time advantage.Hamilton would return to make the game safe with his second strike in the 58th minute, as Ricam advanced to the second round.Knox CC 7Kcenter_img steamroll Waterford in INSPORTS netballNaggo Head Primary got off to a hot start as they steamrolled Waterford Primary 20-7 as the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Schools Netball League tipped off with a dress parade and opening matches at Waterford Primary on Wednesday.Naggo Head were led by Quayecian Davis, who scored 12 goals, while her shooting partner, Kelliese Roberts, netted eight. Laynika Lyn scored all seven goals for Waterford.In the feature match, defending champions Portsmouth had to stave off a strong challenge from Gregory Park, before prevailing 9-7. Portsmouth led 4-3 at half-time.Waterhouse football roundupGeorges Valley (15 points), Blue Mountain (13) and Old England (12) headline the pack of teams trying to make it as divisional finalists in the Peter Bunting Community Football League. Porus (11) and Inverness (nine) are also in contention.In last week’s matches, Georges Valley stayed unbeaten and grabbed the spotlight, whipping Mandeville Police 5-0. The top of the table clash in the Bellefield Division, featuring Blue Mountain and Porus, ended 1-1.Other notable winners were Kendal, who outscored Comfort 4-2 in the Royal Flat Division and Coffee Grove, who edged Bombay 2-1 in the Bellefield Division.Tie produces drama in Mandeville shootClub master Orville Henriques, fresh from his fair performance in the United States Nationals the previous week, again proved too much for his Mandeville-based club rivals to finish on top at last weekend’s monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club, the 10th major contest of the year.However, it was the percentage tie between four shooters in the top five which produced the drama in a shoot that took place in rainy conditions.First Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones produced identical percentages of 83 for second and third, respectively, among the club’s shooters. Dixon was given the edge when they were broken to micro digits.Owen Campbell and Evan Grant then had to be separated for fourth and fifth, respectively, after both produced 71 per cent. Campbell secured the edge when the scores were separated by decimal points.Only two major matches are left to complete what has been an extraordinary year at the Lincoln based range.last_img read more

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