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#384587 - 07/27/10 12:50 AM James Adderley’s weekly sports update
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James Adderley’s weekly sports update

Jul 26, 2010, Good Evening I’m James Adderley this is Sports Monday.

The Belize Bank Super League kicked off the 2010 playoffs with two massive match-ups over the weekend. We take you out to the M.C.C Grounds, where yesterday a surging City Boys United jumped off against a Hattieville F.C. Team that has become a serious contender for this year’s Super League title. The first real threat at goal comes from the visitors from Hattieville when Jarret Davis triggers this spot kick that provides some problems for the veteran keeper Charlie Slusher. We’re only some fourteen minutes in when Diemmercy Pierre red necks this loose ball past the Hattieville keeper Troy Reyes, to give the City Boys a 1-0 lead. Hattieville looks for the equalizer as Roy Smith sends this ball deep to Leon Jones; but Charlie Slusher successfully intervenes.

Its City boys looking for more- Tyrone Muschamp leads to Dalton Cayetano, who is victimized by an unhelpful first touch and at the half the 1-0 lead remains the story.

Immediately, when the action resumes, Raymond Gentle leaves this ball for Tyrone Muschamp, who forces the goalkeeper William Johnson, fresh off the bench, to come up with an incredible save. At the other end, Jarret Davis mounts this individual effort that’s sees him take on all comers only to finish with a shot that missed the target. Pierre then deals to Dale Cayetano, who should have done better with this look at goal from pointblank range. Hattieville comes back with this pass from Roy Smith to Leon Jones, whose acrobatic offering forces Charlie Slusher into a big time diving save to preserve the 1-0 lead. In this press by City Boys, William Johnson must be credited for this timely intervention against Dalton Cayetano, who showed the keeper too much of the ball.

Indeed Hattieville FC dodges another bullet, when Jason Young sets table for Tyrone Muschamp, who squanders a golden opportunity. We must say that this header off the corner kick from Hattieville launched by Jason Robinson can only be deemed disappointing. So City Boys look to close out the show as Raymond Gentle hooks up with Dalton Cayetano, who is obviously taken down form behind by Allan Brooks as the slo-mo reveals but the referee does not make the call. City Boys United, nevertheless, hold on to the 1-0 W against Hattieville FC.

In the other match-up at the Ricalde Stadium Saturday night, Nizhee Corozal shocked Placencia Assassin 2-1. In the meantime the double round-robin playoff format moves into Week Two with Hattieville FC hosting Placencia Assassin inside the MCC grounds this Sunday at four p.m., while Nizhee Corozal plays host to City Boys United same time.

In other football news, Millennium pounded Placencia Pearls 7-1 on Saturday to advance to the Female Football Championships round against Gentle Touch o Esperanza waiting in the wing. This home and away series in the title now gets off this Saturday four p.m. inside the MCC grounds.

Now, let’s head to the Civic Center for Friday night, as the Ballers 4 Life Tournament blasted off, with Belize Bank Bulldogs taking aim at the UB Black Jaguars. And it’s Winston Pratt off to the quick start for UB as he streaks down court to give his team three points the old fashion way. Captain Stephen Williams of UB then shoots over Roscoe Reese to sink the three point shot. So Roscoe Reese makes up for it with this nice delay to go glass for two points for the bank. However, Winston Pratt stays hot and drills this long J- Pratt would lead all scores tonight with twenty-three points going for fifty-six percent from the field and at the end of the first quarter- UB has a ten point lead. In the second quarter Belize Bank is down 27-7, when they come roaring back. Marcel Orosco wants three, he gets three, he would finish with nine. Big Paul Swasey then deals to Rupert Young, who gets a screen from National Team Player, Darwin Leslie, to land this big three point shot- he would finish with sixteen points. At the half UB’s lead is 34-32.

For UB Jaguars, Darwin Leslie comes alive in the third, with attention from four UB players, he lands this baby home. Leslie then attacks from the left side gets the bucket, picks up the foul and sinks the freebie for the three point conversion. He would total a team high twenty points after shooting forty-seven percent from the field. It’s Belize Bank with a 54-51 lead at the end of three. Folks, at the end of fourth quarter, the wheels come off the Belize Bank. Stephen Williams – from the corner with the big three for UB and would put up nineteen points. From the left side now, Williams wants three and gets three; and here he is hitting a third three in a row-nobody puts a hand in his face- UB Jaguars go on to post the 86-69 big W.

In the other senior game in these playoffs over the weekend, the Belmopan Bandits jolted San Pedro Tigersharks 78-72. On the junior ticket, OW Running Rebels ran over Trucks 82-41 and Belize Bank Jr. shut down Hold-On Smart 63-56. Hopefully, there will be better officiating inside the basketball leagues at this point in time.

Hey folks, that’s our show for today. We invite you back same time, same place next week. Jah! Over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#385342 - 08/10/10 04:57 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Aug 9, 2010, Good evening I’m James Adderley and here’s a fresh delivery of Sports Monday. Week three of the Belize Bank Super League left no doubt that things have surly tightened up inside the four team playoffs. So we take you to the Michael Ashcroft Stadium where Saturday night Placencia Assassin, who are yet to pick up a playoff win, played host to a City Boys United ball club that have proven themselves to be real contenders for the 2010 title. Immediately the home team goes for the early goal when Shawn Thurton allows Arnold Torres to fire this right foot that travels outside the far post. It’s another close shave for Charlie Slusher when Lyndon Brooks gets off this left foot shot that just misses the target. Today Charlie Slusher really has to work and he does just that to deny Rollin Burgess this attempt at goal. City Boys finally gets some offense going when Raymond Gentle centers this free kick into the danger zone but tough Placencia defense squashes this half chance. Dalton Cayetano then gets this look at goal but doesn’t get enough of the ball to get it past goalkeeper Stephen Lopez. In the meantime, we must say that Jack Dawson should have done better with this golden opportunity that he certainly squanders. At the other end goleador Ashley Torres didn’t quite live up to expectations with this left foot offering. At the half, we have a scoreless ballgame and maybe we’ll just blame it on the rain, which left the pitch a soggy mess.

Coming out of intermission, Ashley Torres sets table for Arnold Torres whose push rises over the crossbar. A few minutes later, Mervin Leslie provides Arnold Torres with a shot at redemption but the header inches outside the far upright. For certain this grass head burner launched by Jason Young off the set piece looks good but Stephen Lopez handles the situation. It’s getting late so Placencia Assassin goes to Marvin Leslie for the goal. His launch is not good enough to beat the veteran Charlie Slusher; at the long whistle, we have a scoreless stalemate.

In the other Super League matchup at the M.C.C. Grounds yesterday, Hattieville F.C. and Nizhee Corozal battled to a 1-1 stalemate. Thus at the halfway mark of the double round robin playoffs both Nizhee Corozal and City Boys United show five points apiece, Hattieville has four and Placencia Assassin has one. Week four comes up this Sunday as City Boys United host Placencia Assassin in a must win situation for both clubs while up north at the Ricalde Stadium the battle will rage between Hattieville F.C. and Nizhee Corozal.

In other football news, the Soca Warriors of Trinidad and Tobago, a legitimate CONCACAF team that has been to the World Cup, comes to Belize for a matchup against the national football team inside the FFB Stadium at Belmopan on the eight of September. Keep that date in mind.

Meanwhile, female football play, game two of the two game championship series for the 2010 title between Millennium and Gentle Touch is set for this Saturday, three-thirty p.m. at the M.C.C. Grounds. Gentle Touch goes in with a one game lead after beating Millennium 2-1 at Esperanza.

Turning to the basketball scene, we head to the City Center where the Interoffice Basketball League staged its All Star Game on Friday night. Jamal Kelly deals to Shamir Martinez who gets division B rolling with the first bucket of the ballgame and would finish with eight points. Ashton Edwards then lands this three pointer as the B team looks good in the early going. Big man Eugene Jex goes glass with the put back for two of his seven points. However, Joshua Jones heats up Team A, sinking this three pointer. And at the end of the first quarter the A Team has a 14-12 lead. In the second quarter, Jamir Enriquez takes on the entire A Team to land this bucket for two of his eight points. At the other end, the baseline jumper drops for Joshua Jones. He would lead all scorers tonight with fifteen points. Jamal Kelly really works his magic for these two points to give the B Team a three point lead. However, this three point delivery from Leroy Forbes returns the lead to the A Team. At the half they’re up 29-25.

In the third quarter, B Team is down by seven when Trevor Bonzo Meighan hits this three pointer. At the other end Norman Humes spots up for three and gets it. Humes would put up ten points tonight and at the end of the third, the lead is 49-41 for the A Team. Still, the B Team comes back to take the lead in the fourth quarter when Shamir turns and sinks this mid range jumper. Make it a four point lead when Ashton Edwards beats everybody down court for this uncontested layup. But here comes the A Team; Kennard Clarke begins the comeback with this jumper. Joshua Jones from the corner lands this big three point shot and then Norman Humes lands the dagger with this three points from the same spot. Team A goes on to post the 59-55 big W and we say congrats. We also say kudos to Keemar King of Customs who won the skills challenge and Jamaal Kelly of B.T.L. who took the three point shooting competitions.

Hey folks, that’s our show for today. Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#386237 - 08/24/10 06:07 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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23 August, Good evening I'm James Adderley and we welcome you to this week’s rush of Sports Monday.

We’re off to the MCC Grounds where week five of the Belize Bank Super League playoffs brought City Boys United to its moment of truth. In their role as host today they would have to beat the always dangerous Nizhee Corozal or see their championship hopes vanish into thin air, especially after last week’s 2-1 loss to Placencia Assassin. Of course Nizhee Corozal also comes in understanding that today’s ballgame is super important so they go to their number one striker Michael Whittaker whose shot at goal crashes against the crossbar. In reply City Boys try to capitalize off this centre from Jason Young but Benito Morreira gives up his body for Nizhee Corozal to prevent Whitfield Patnett from getting ahead on it. For sure folks, Benito Morreira works real hard for the money today as he again goes down after being challenged by Jason Young. Mercifully, he would continue. Andrew Allen then gets this chance to give Corozal the lead but the left foot grounder travels outside the far upright. At the half, the ballgame remains scoreless.

So we go to second half and it’s Nizhee searching for the goal off this set piece but the shot by Antonio Castillo rises over the crossbar. We’re thirteen minutes into the half when Whitfield Patnett centers off the right wing, Tyronne Mushcamp keeps it alive to Dalton Cayetano who gives City Boys a 1-zip lead. Immediately Corozal begins to push for the equalizer. Michael Whittaker pushes this across the goal mouth to Sergio Villanueva whose right away blast bounces off the far upright. It’s more Corozal when Whittaker gets off this chip shot with the right foot only to see Charlie Slusher deny him the goal. Sergio Villanueva then attacks off the right wing but the right foot bouncer inches outside the sticks. The onslaught ain’t over yet people as Antonio Castillo finds Andrew Allen who misses the target from point-blank range. When the long whistle blows it brings relief to the beleaguered City Boys more importantly it gives them a huge three points that gets them back on top.

Dalton Cayetano, Goal Scorer
“I just read the play, follow up and put it in the net.”

James Adderley
“Are you a left foot or a right foot hitter?”

Dalton Cayetano
“Right foot but if ih come pan di left I have to put it in pan di left.”

James Adderley
“So you think you’ll be able to deliver if you get to the championship? You think you’ll be able to fly at that level?”

Dalton Cayetano
“Yes sir.”

James Adderley
“Okay Dalton, thank you for speaking to us. You has any words fi yoh fans?”

Dalton Cayetano

“I just want tell di fans happy fi it and we wah do it dis year; take City Boys to the championship.”

John Pollard
“This second half here we came out because we know we have to win. Our back was against the wall. It was either do or die for us and we surely didn’t want to die so we had to go on and get a win today.”

In the other Super League match up Placencia Assassin doubled Hattieville 2-1 Saturday night to now total seven points. Thus the standings look like this: City Boys United show eight points and so does Nizhee Corozal, Placencia Assassin has seven and Hattieville with four is now out of the championship picture. This weekend the semi0final round concludes with City Boys hosting Hattieville on Sunday at the M.C.C. grounds while on Saturday night Placencia Assassin and Nizhee Corozal will battle for a spot in the finals.

In cycling news, Saturday’s forty-two mile race presented by the BCA on the Burrell Boom circuit was taken by Peter Choto of Zamir in uncontested fashion in a time of 01:51:24. Zamir swept all top four station prizes with Gregory Lovell second, Allen Castillo third and Armidez Rives fourth while Kelvin Tillett of C-Ray rounds out the top five.

Turning to the basketball scene, it was do or die Friday night inside the City Center for Atlantic Bank as they faced FirstCaribbean Bank in game two of their Inter Department Basketball semi-final series. We are in the second quarter as Jacobs Leslie of FirstCaribbean misses this shot but Shamir Martinez taps it back for the successful put back cutting what was a twelve point deficit in the first quarter to four. However, at the other end, Darwin Elijio extends the separation with this three pointer from the top. Elijio would hit eight points tonight. Hector Locke then gets this pass from Captain Jermain Tillett to land two of his thirteen game points. In the meantime, this crossover dribble by Ian Ferrera leaves Jerome Ellis helpless on the court as he streaks in for the two points and it doesn’t matter that both players are called “Perry”. Darwin “Doggy” Elijio comes up with a big time bucket in traffic right here and at the half Atlantic Bank is leading 36-27.

In the third, FirstCaribbean/Quan strikes back. Perry Ellis dished to Jaheed Smith and he sinks the bucket for two of his nine points. Clifton Gentle then finds Eldon Anderson who goes glass for two points and would make it three the old fashion way. But the charge began to fizzle when Ferrera finds Hector Locke and he delivers the mid range jumper. Erwin Orosco hooks up with Perry Ferrera who works the baseline for two of his game high eighteen points. At the end of three the Atlantic Bank lead is eleven. They would go on to post the 62-47 victory to force a decisive game three on Sunday.

Well the news is in Atlantic Bank is into the championship series after burning FirstCaribbean/Quan 69-68 in overtime play yesterday. Of course, waiting in the wings was the run and slash Tuff e Nuff who proved that Belize Telemedia was not tough enough to take them out by completing the sweep Friday night. Tyronne Edwards was on top of his game tonight as he sinks this jumper for two of his game high twenty-four points and also dished out five assists. His brother, Ashton Edwards also came out sizzling, striking for three points here. He would put up twenty-two points in this one to go along with six boards and four steals. Tuff e Nuff shows a 16-11 lead at the end of the first. Marvin Bay Castillo had a good game for Telemedia as he drives into the paint to lay up two of his eight points. Lupito Acosta keeps his team in the race with this big time three pointer, Acosta would lead Telemedia with twelve points. Three point king Jamal Kelly then launches for three. He would finish with eleven points. And at the half BTL is only down 14-5.

And yes, folks in the third this conversion by Marvin Bay Castillo gives the phone company its first lead of the night 34-33. Tuff e Nuff comes right back by reinstating the Edwards to Edwards connection as Tyronne finds Ashton who lands three. Tyronne then wants three and he gets three. For a moment back there it looked like Lupito Acosta would have put BTL on his back as he leads the big three. And on the very next play lands his third three from the other side to give BTL a 44-43 lead. As expected Tuff e Nuff replies. Tyronne Edwards goes through the BTL defense for the two and ties the ballgame at 45-apiece. Tyrone Edwards then penetrates again and again rings up two points. It’s more Tyronne in the fourth when he wheels and deals through traffic for this impressive banker. And let’s not forget this dagger from Ashton Edwards. Tuff e Nuff goes on to post the 64-53 big W, completing the sweep on their way to the three game championship series. This series between Tuff e Nuff and Atlantic Bank now gets off this Wednesday with game two set for Friday. On Friday’s undercard will be the battle for third place between FirstCaribbean/Quan and Telemedia Digicell.

Hey folks, that our show for today. We invite you back same time, same place, next week. Jah over all, I'm James Adderley.

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#387186 - 09/07/10 09:39 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Good Evening. I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The three game championship series for the Belize Bank Super League 2010 Football Title between Nizhee Corozal and City Boys United. Yesterday, the Ricalde Stadium with 35000.06 hanging in the balance. We must add that we were impressed with the opening ceremonies Nizhee Management.

However, 1st half proved to be an extended feeling and process until the 35th minute when brief Yam sets table perfect for Darnell Mossiah with a long distance pass and the striker easily beats Mark Grant and goalkeeper, Charlie Slusher to give the home team a 1-zip lead out the 35th minute of play.

They tried to double the lead when Christian Rena launches this corner hide into the goal mouth forcing Charlie Slusher to go airborne for the save. The one nil lead holds up to the intermission.

Unfortunately the momentum remained the same as in the 1st moments of the second half Michael Whittaker gets past Shawn Thurton to squander this open look at goal. Folks City Boys finally displayed some potency on offence when Tyrone Muschamp mounts this individual effort which concludes with a right foot offering that veers outside the target. A few minutes later Whittaker gets another chance to score after again zipping past Thurton and again he fails to move the scoreboard. Michael Whittaker gets another opportunity when Eduardo Perez finds him with this push off the set piece but the striker can’t get it past Charlie Slusher. At the other end, Jason Young turns away from Randy Casanova to try this shot at goal but fails to get it between the stick. Now watch Darnell Mossiah beat 3 City Boys’ defenders only to be foiled at the very last minute by a desperate lunge from Godson Michel. Nevertheless, the zip-1 score holds up to give Nizhee Corozal a 1 game lead in this best of three series.

Game II now comes up this Saturday at the M.C.C. Grounds where City Boys must benefit from home cooking or settle for 2nd place.

Changing gears folks, we now head to the Barracks here in Belize City where the 11th Lion-man Triathlon which has become a fixture on the National Celebrations Calendar was staged. Some 23 athletes, representing 12 teams along with 11 individual participants are in the Caribbean Sea Sunday Morning to start off the 1st leg of this triathlon event that features swimming, running and cycling in that order and the waters churn as the race gets off.

First to complete the 1500 meters swim is Dr. Ramon Figueroa who has participated in the individual category for the eleven years since its inception and now he heads to his bicycle for the 25 mile ride. Some 8 minutes later Giovanni Choto emerges out of the sea to set chase on Dr. Figueroa using the bicycle which would be natural weapon of choice since he finished 3rd in the tour of Guatemala which concluded last Sunday.

Another athlete you’d want to keep track of is Jay Essam of the British Forces who has even more tome to catch up on in the individual category.

Last to complete the swim is the sole female in the individual class fortunately her challenge comes mostly from the course which did not attract any competition in 2010, which says a lot.

As expected Giovanni Choto has pedalled to the lead and is off on foot for the final stage which features a 10k run or 6.2 miles. Right on his heels is 50 year old Dr. Figueroa who now thinks he has a chance to finally emerge as Lionman champ. Meanwhile, Jose Choto is the 3rd competitor in his individual class to complete the ride and figures he has a grip on 3rd place. In the meantime, meet the Jr. Champion who took his 2nd overall win on Sunday, Anthony Leslie. Meanwhile as for the corporate relay goes meet the winners Louis Haulze, Denise Diaz and Alexander Graniel – they competed as Team Spectrum Design and we say Congratulations!!

Finishing 2nd in this category is the Team Coast Guard consisting of Marco, Castellano, Tablada, Requena and Joel Borland who were victimized by a 20 second penalty. Folks, we will have the 2010 Lionman Triathlon in its totalling in a 1 hr package we hope to air on Thursday or Friday so stay tuned.

Of course Jose Choto must be mindful of Jay Essam who has thrown the gauntlet. We now fast forward to the finish of the event and we say congratulations to Giovanni Choto who wins the Lionman Triathlon in 2010 with a total time of 2:36:08. Hats off to Dr. Ramon Figueroa who was forced to settle for 2nd place after a truly impressive display for a man of 50 – he was only 1 mile 3 seconds off the pace.

And here’s the shocker, Jay Essam overcome the Jose Choto lead to grab 3rd place and we say congrats to the British. In other football news the Caribbean Motor Cup blasted off with another edition as presented by the BPFL over the weekend. At Dangriga, Griga United blanked Belmopan Blaze 3-zip with Alexander Peters opening the scoreboard at the 22nd minute and then Dennis Serano made it 2 nil with this goal at the 31st minute. Peters then came back at the 71st minute to score his 2nd of the match as Griga United picks up the big W in opening day. Further south at the Toledo Union field, the Toledo Ambassadors were held at a 1-1 tie by Hankook Verdes. Here in Belize City, FC Belize sunk the San Pedro Sea Dogs in a 3-1 finish while out at the Norman Broaster Stadium defending champion to Belize Defence Force doubled San Felipe Barcelona 4-2.

This Saturday, September 11th, Belmopan Blaze will host Toledo Ambassadors at 7:30pm and Hankook Verdes takes on FC Belize inside Marshalleck Stadium at 8pm. On Sunday, San Pedro Sea Dogs get a visit from the B.D.F. for 2:30pm sharp while at the People’s Stadium San Felipe will host Griga United.

In football news from the FFB, we remind you that the Soca Warriors of Trinidad and Tobago will take on the National Team at the F.F.B. field this Friday September 10th at 4 pm. In the meantime, Belize has drawn El Salvador in the VWCAT V-20 tournament to be staged at Honduras from the 1st to the 5th December 2010.

And in the Central American Cup which hits off on 14th January 2011 at Panama, Belize is groups with the host country Panama, El Salvador and Nicaragua while Group B features Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. Belize will open against Panama the defending champion.

Jah Overall I’m James Adderley

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#388690 - 09/28/10 09:18 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the Post TD Matthew Sports Update

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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The menace of Tropical Storm Matthew gripped the country of Belize over the weekend to the extent that most events, sports and otherwise, were postponed as the nation became consumed in self defense against this natural disaster. The threat has dissipated and all thanks and praises to Jah.

One event that was staged as originally planned is the 2010 2nd Annual Table Tennis Team League which blasted off inside the Belize Elementary School Auditorium yesterday featuring 12 teams in 2 divisions. In division 1, play team Ace launched off Riveros Welders 5-1, Bombers shot Suga City 5-4. Racqueteers handed No Mercy a 5-2 defeat. Bombers made it 2 in a row edging Ace 5-4. Rivero Welders rebounded to beat No Mercy 5-4 and Racqueteer picks up its second win with a 5-3 win over Suga City. In division 2 play, Phoenix crushed Assassins 5-zip. Cobra hurt Team L 5-3 and Garage handled Young Stars in a 5-3 score. Hurricane then defeated Assassins 5-1, Phoenix smashed Young Stars 5-1 for tis second win and Garage kept its pace with a 5-1 over Team L. The action resumes Saturday in 2nd Division play with Hurricane facing Cobra, Assassins aim at the Young Stars and Phoenix battles Team L.

In other news, Belize will participate in the Commonwealth Games being staged at New Delhi, India, which gets off on October 3rd and concludes on October 14th. The leader of the delegation is Patrick Henry of the National Sports Council and is en-route to New Delhi as we speak. Representing Belize in track and field are Kathy Sealy who will compete in the heptathlon, Kina Martinez in the 100 and 200 meters and Kayde Vaughn in Long Jump. The cyclists making the games are Edgar Arana, Jairo Campos, Brandon Cattouse, Gregory Lovell and Byron Pope and of course Belize top female cyclist, Shalini Zabaneh. They’ll be competing in the road race and the individual time trial.

Speaking of cycling, people we join the family, friends and fellow cyclists who mourn the untimely passing of Kristopher Chuc who lost his life in a traffic accident on the Western Highway last Thursday while on a training ride with his team, Cayo High Road Cycling. We take this opportunity to remind both motorists and cyclists that most tragedies of this kind can be avoided. Motorists must drive carefully and should slow down when overtaking the riders. Cyclists can also help this case by not riding in bunches during training and please guys if it is an early morning or late evening session, put a light or a reflector on your bike and wear something that can be spotted in the dark. Fact is that there are not many paces other that the highways for our cyclists to train. Bad attitude on both sides of the equation can prove fatal. Sleep on Kris.

Meanwhile folks, the cycling community will continue to prepare for the Orange Walk By-Pass Criterium scheduled for October 11th and also the Sagitun Banana Cycle Classic which is scheduled for November 12th. Live and let live people—each life is a gift from Jah.

Finally folks, through the efforts of the National Sports Council and Leopold Smart’s Gym, the Sport of Boxing is set for a revival on the Belizean landscape. Coming on October 16th, Belize will host a contingent of Mexican boxers for a night of fight inside the Belize Biltmore Hotel. In the card are 7 fights that finds Belizean boxers in competitive action against their Mexican counterparts and 3 exhibition matches—2 juvenile boys and a female clash—you won’t want to miss. It is big, it’s international and you won’t want to miss it.

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#389213 - 10/05/10 09:36 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The national Football Team embarks on a 2nd International friendly this weekend when they journey to Petén, Guatemala to face their Guatemalan counterparts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 9th. The last outing saw Belize hold the Trinidad and Tobago national team to a scoreless stalemate on September 10th at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan in a ballgame they could have won from the penalty spot. Belize has never beaten Guatemala at this A-team level and most fans are looking for a change in this equation.

In other football news, Third World Future presents a Day of Fun for footballers in the lake and Collet Divisions this Saturday, October 9th at the St. Martin’s Field beginning at 9 a.m. Deon Flowers and Stanley Reneau are behind this effort. New here are the results of play in BDFL Football over the weekend. Belmopan Blaze and the B.D.F. battled to a 1-1 tie, Toledo Ambassadors shook up the San Pedro Seadogs in a 3-zip affair, and San Felipe Barcelona handled Hankook Verdes in a 2-1 finish while FC Belize burned Griga United 1-zip.

Turning to the softball scene, let us play catch up on the Interoffice Competition currently in session at Rogers Stadium. We join Saturdays match-up between B.E.L. Power Sockets and B.T.L. in the bottom of the 1st with the telephone company down 4-zip.

With a runner at 2nd, Melissa Foreman serves up this hit to Francis Usher. Center fielder, Adrian Torres, fails to handle the long fly, the run comes in and Usher get5s this hit off Foreman to bring in Usher. Nelson Tillett cuts the deficit to a single run with a double that allows him to reach 3rd base on fielder’s choice. In the top of the 2nd, Denise Gillette extends the B.E.L. lead with this hit off Emily Audinett but is tagged out at 2nd trying to extend a single into a double. In the bottom of the inning, Francis Usher beats out this infield single to make it a 5-4 ballgame.

Lupito Acosta then comes with the bases loaded who swings into an infield single that proved to be anything but routine for the B.E.L. defense as B.T.L. takes a 6-5 lead and would score 1 more in this turn at bat to make it 7 to 5. Francis Usher who replaced Emily Audinett on the mound for B.E.L. strikes out Stacey Wade to retire the side without conceding a run. In the next inning, Usher is facing Errol Reneau and he gets this hit pass 1st base to bring in 2 more runs. As of four innings, Belize Telemedia is up 11 to 5.

In the top of the 5th, Usher gives up 4 runs to B.T.L. including these 2 off a ball hit by Adrian Gentle which he should have fielded. The throw to home plate by Otis Clother is missed by the catcher and 2 runs score to make it 13-9. The bases are loaded for B.T.L. in the 6th when Gregg Kerr hits this pitch from Emily Audinett to the short stop to cap a 3 run swing and make it a 13-12 score. However, B.T.L. explodes for 6 more runs in the bottom of the 6th which gives them a 19-13 big win as we say good show.

In table tennis news, the 2010 Brother Habet Team League continues to roll at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium. On Saturday, hurricane overwhelmed Team Cobra 5 to 1, Phoenix blanked Team L 5-zip while Assassins edged rest Team Young Stars in a 5-4 finding our Young Stars looking to Saturday, October 9th. 1st Division play finds ACE facing No Mercy, Bombers aim at Raqueteers and Rivero Welders matches up with Suga City. 2nd Division action features Hurricane against Young Stars, Cobra takes on Garage and Assassins meet Team L.

Finally folks, the T’s have been crossed and the I’s dotted for the big fight being presented by Smart’s Gym in collaboration with the National Sports Council on Friday, October 15th at the Biltmore Plaza. Fighting for Belize inside the square ring will be Sherman Galvez, Max Williams, Kenyon, Anderson Portillo, Zane Rudon, Kailin Lamb and Harold Mariano in a Belize versus Mexico tournament. Also on the ticket will be a juvenile and a female match-up of Mexican fighters. Admission fee is $15.00 reserve, $5.00 general and every child under the age of 12 will be allowed in free. You won’t want to miss it.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley. Channel 5


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James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Team Belize dismounts the tour bus that took them to the Estadio Municipal Julian Tesecum at San Jose Petén, Guatemala on Saturday for its big international friendly against the Guatemala national football team under heavy scrutiny by the media and fans. As our team takes the pitch in the opening ceremonies, they are well aware that they are in a strange land and secondly they have never tasted victory against this country that nurses a claim to our homeland ever before. And yes folks our national item did take place in the niceties that preceded the match. Very quickly the home side test Woodrow West in goal since Shane Orio didn’t make the trip as Marvin Avila centers dangerously into the goal mouth but West manages. With some ten minutes in when Trevor Lennon allows Mario Castellanos to push this ball over the head of a pole in the position west and Guatemala takes the early 1-zip lead.

A few minutes later, Elroy Smith quiets the Guatemalan fans somewhat with this potent right foot off the said piece that forces Christian Alvarez into a big time save. Around the 33rd minute, Elroy Smith finds Harrison ‘Kafu’ Roches and his header forces Alvarez to conceive the equalizer for Belize. And the Belizean supporters at Petén gets charged up by the 1-1 score going into intermission.

Things get a bit ugly as soon as the action resumed as some unsavory character hurls this missile at Woodrow West. The hit forces the keeper to the ground but he would continue. On their first possession after things came down, the Guats go to Carlos Coserillo whose right foot at the far corner is mishandled by West. Lester Ruiz lets him pay as he pushes the score to a 2-1 showing. However, Belize comes right back off this said piece that Victor Morales rolls to Elroy smith who finds Elroy Kuylen and just like that it’s a 2-2 ballgame. Folks we can’t really say what Ian Gaynair does to deserve this red card especially during this kick off, but the referee determines that Belize should be condemned to a numerical disadvantage in this international friendly. To make matters even more interesting. A massive display of fireworks follows the expulsion. In the meantime, Woodrow West does well against this shot from inside the box by Lester Ruiz, to keep the match tied at 2 a piece. The Guats take a 3-2 lead when Carlos Caserillo picks out Dwight Peserosi and his header beats West to give his home team its third lead ah di match. Three minutes later, Dalton lee clears this ball but only as far as Carlos Figueroa who makes it a 4-2 score for Guatemala. ‘Kafu’ then gets this look at goal but the effort to pull one back is thwarted by the substitute goalkeeper, Jaime Cardoval. Guatemala goes on to post the 4-2 big W.

Bertie Chimilio

Bertie Chimilio, President, FFB

“I think we played an excellent game. With ten men, two goals, shows that it should have happened that way and that’s how it happened. If Guatemala didn’t win it would have been very, very good for us. I think we held out with ten men. We played a new brand of football that people here haven’t seen. And we have been congratulated everywhere I walk—you’ve played good, you played well and you can only go up if you continue like this.”

Ian Gaynair, Belize National Team

Ian Gaynair

“Dah celebrate we mi di celebrate. I neva know that dah mi wah yellow card fi di way how we celebrate. All I do dah put my hand behind my ears and run down going back to by my side and I get wah next yellow card fi that. I noh think I deserve that. I feel real bad because the whole game change and all the pressure come right pan fi we side. So I think that I really hurt the team when I get that red card.”

harrison "kafu" Roches

Harrison “Kafu” Roches, Belize National Team

“That dah the game, you know. We have to thank god once again for this opportunity out here once again for this shirt with all our hearts and mind we go out there and do it. We come out losing but the fight was good can’t complain.”

Elroy Kuylen, Belize National Team

elroy kuylen

“We practice dehn play deh—dehn dah the set piece. We surprised the team. Everybody haul dah back post and the ball get played ina di space and dah so di goal come.”

And we certainly wanna say thanks to Alex Palacio for conducting our interviews.

In other football news, BPFL play over the weekend. FC Belize beat San Felipe Barcelona 3-1. Belmopan Blaze bounce San Pedro Seadogs 3-zip and Belize Defence Force edge Toledo Ambassadors 4-3 while Hankook Verdes and Griga United battled to a scoreless stalemate.

Checking the table tennis scene in the 2010 Table Tennis Team League. Over the weekend, Bombers shoot down Raqueteers 5-2 while in the other first division match Suga City edge Rivero’s Welders 5-4. In second division action, Young Stars blew away Hurricane 5-2. Assassin took out Team “L” 5-1. And Garage roll over Cobra by that same score. This Saturday finds 6 second division teams in action—Hurricane faces garage, Young Stars take on Team “L” and Cobra goes to work against Pheonix.

Turning to the Cycling Scene, it was a field spring that saw Austin Armstrong of Clear the Land grab the 40 mile junior race in yesterday’s O.W.’s bypass criterium beating out Daniel Choto, Dijon Spence, Oscar Quiros Joel Bowman in that order. In the masters class, Big Mike Lewis, riding unattached edged out Roque Matus for top honors, forcing Barney Brown into third, Omar Gomez fourth and Henry Moreira fifth in a race that saw 30 start and 26 finish. Meanwhile the finish to the elite class featured four under 23 riders making a bid, but it is David Henderson of Indeco with the ‘W’ as Donicedi Vasquez, peter Choto and Giovanni Choto take this next three spots in that order. Barney Brown then beat the field to round out the top five. The next big event on the calendar is the Sagitun Banana Classic set for November 7th, at Independence.

In news from the 19th Commonwealth Games, Belize best finish in the 12 lap 168km ride came from Greg Lovell who finished 26th. Edgar Arana also completed the course, but at the 46 position. 133 athletes from 33 countries participated with Allan Davis of Australia winning the gold. It’s the first time Belizean cyclist have completed this even in the Commonwealth Games.

Finally folks, boxing returns to Belize in a presentation at the Belize Biltmore Plaza that matches our fighters against our Mexican Counterparts this Friday October 15th at 6p.m. tickets are on sale at the National Sports Council and the fight will be aired on Channel 5 right after Friday’s news package and will be streamed on the internet making it available for one and all so enjoy wherever you are.

Hey folks, that’s the show for today. We invite you back same time same place next week.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.


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James Adderley has pound for pound boxing stats on Sports Monday

James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Amateur Boxing returned to Belize with a bang Friday night inside the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel which housed a monster matchup between Leopold Smart’s Gym and an official contingent from Chetumal, Mexico. Things got off to a roaring start as 2 under 16 fighters from Mexico opened in an exhibition bout to encourage the Belizean youth to start early in the sport and we thank Carlos de Jesus Ortiz and Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Diaz for this endeavor. In the meantime, the first Belize versus Mexico bout saw 115 pounder Kalin lamb get knocked down in the 2nd round of a 3 rounder by Luis Selaya who would go on to claim the big W on a TKO in the 3rd round.

Folks, Zane Ruden at 132 lbs had the unfortunate opportunity to face the national amateur fly weight champion of Mexico, Jesus Tomas Cardena and indeed Ruden had very little chance against this buzz saw of a fighter forcing Coach Smart to throw in the towel. Cardona gets his hands raised in victory. Meanwhile Harold Mariano of Belize proved to be a fame fighter in his lightweight fight against Erick Herrera and for a while he was in the contest. However in the 3rd round, Herrera unleashes this onslaught that forces the Belizean to concede before things descended any further. Minister of Sports, Patrick Faber, delivers the trophy to the winner, Herrera.

Down 0 & 3, the many fans inside the Biltmore turn to Alex Neal for the first big W and Neal looked quite capable in the opening round against Jesus Pichales. By the 3rd round, Neal had run out of gas so Pichales turns on the pressure . We must tell you that Alex Neal was a late addition to the card and his laclk of shape became painfully evident as he tries to hang on. Fortunately referee Ordonez stopped the proceedings before Neal got real hurt.

The other exhibition fight on the card found Maria Guadalupe Garcia and Guadalupe Pacheco mixing it up at the middleweight class, providing us with the painful reminder that we have no female boxers in Belize. And if you look good, Guadalupe Pacheco is also a referee and judge and we thank both for this display.

At this juncture, an air of resignation has begun to creep in among the standing room of fans that we wouldn’t pick up a win. When Max “Pain” Williams steps out in the welter weight class against Pedro Zepeda and jumps off to a fast start. Zepeda, the Mexican, appears to be pushed down by max which is illegal. However, when the action resumes, max delivers real pain to the abdomen and the head of Zepeda for the real knock down. Zepeda promptly goes to his corner and decides he wants no more of Max Williams. Belize gets the W on the Max’s TKO. Max celebrates in acrobatic fashion while the fans could not disguise their glee. It had been a long time coming and this walk back to the locker room by Max “Pain” proves our point. Empowered by the “Pain” win, Anderson Portillo comes out fast against his opponent Yael Martinez, the bronze medalist at the light heavy weight division and that strategy would not work against the better conditioned fighter. The 3rd and decisive round bring total domination by the visitor who dealt out real punishment to Portillo to win this one.

This brings us to the welter weight clash between Sherman Galvez, Belize’s amateur fighter and Alberto Mex, who finished 5th as the weight class in the Mexican Nationals and right away Galvez lives up to his top notch billing. In the second round, Galvez launches this vicious attack on Mex that tags him with straight rights which sends the Mexican into the ropes and the onslaught continues until referee Ordonez steps in. Galvez continues with bruising blows to Mex who tries to fight back but realizes Galvez was getting the better of the exchanges and guess what, mex’s corner concedes the fight as Sherman Galvez picks up the second win for Belize in impressive fashion. The Mexican won 5-2 but the 2 big wins were enough to satisfy the Belizean fans.

Sherman Galvez

Sherman Galvez, Boxer

“I’ve been training eight months straight, three months preparations. Ina this fight, I feel like, dah mi wahn challenge and everything but I think my workout and everything weh I do pay off good mien.”

James Adderley

“When did you know that you were the man in command of the situation?”

Sherman Galvez

“Well in the end of the first round.”

James Adderley

“Which was the best round for you?”

Sherman Galvez

“The second round cause ih done deh.”

Max “Pain” Williams, Boxer

Max "pain" Williams

“I just come out and give my best. I believe ina god. And once you pray to god, god wah give you the strength fi do anything. So that dah weh I do, I pray to god fi give me the strength and god did give me the strength today ina the ring.”

Leonard Ysaguirre

“I know it was the most overwhelming fight of the night. It was two minutes twelve seconds

Max “Pain” Williams

“No, one minute twelve seconds.”

Leonard Ysaguirre

“A first round knock out. I am going by the time the time keeper gave me, but I want to say congratulations to you. I’m hoping this is the first of many and I hope you keep it up.”

Anderson Portillo

Anderson Portillo, Boxer

“I’m gonna build up my stamina because I noticed that was one of my weaknesses. I got to let go more shots. I did survive my three rounds, I promised my three rounds. I used both my guards, I used my strategies but you know obviously the man had some good shots.”

James Adderley

“In the third round, you took a lot of unnecessary shots. Were you hurt?”

Anderson Portillo

“I have a dislocated shoulder that is half way healing. I guess he paralyzed me for a moment so I used different guard but I guess that’s how strategy.”

James Adderley

“But Anderson we’ll see you again?”

Anderson Portillo

“Definitely, you wahn see me yah, Mexico, wherever. I am going to fight anybody, anytime, anywhere.”

Meanwhile folks, it was our MC Jose Sanchez that gave Max Williams the nickname “Pain” and apparently he knew what he was talking about. The boxing community takes this opportunity to thank all who supported this fight including the National Sports Council, Channel 5, Dion Leslie, Tony Habet and all other sponsors. We promise to do it again shortly.

Turning to the volleyball scene, Arnid Arnold and Germaine Audinett turned back a strong challenge for Ernest Broaster and Raul Arnold to win the Tropigas 2 on 2 Beach Tournament: 21-13, 23-2. In the ladies side Jasmin Anderson and Karina Martinez combined their efforts to grab the title from Tisha Solis and Yishel Solis and we say congratulations.

In football news, BPFL play on the weekend saw Belmopan Blaze and San Felipe Barcelona battle to a 1-all stalemate. Toledo Ambassadors and FC Belize settled for a scoreless stalemate. While the defending champion, B.D.F. blanked Griga United 2-zip.

In the table tennis scene, Team Ace crushed No Mercy 5 to 1 over the weekend in the Brothers Habet Team League to pull up to 3rd place in the 1st division. In the 2nd division play, Hurricane blew away Garage 5-3, Phoenix blanked Cobra 5-sip and Young Stars handled Team L in a 5-3 finish. This Saturday, October 23rd, 1st Division play finds ACE facing Racqueteers, No Mercy takes on Suga City and Bombers takes aim at Rivero Welders. In 2nd Division action, Hurricane faces Team L, Garage goes up against Young Stars and Cobra goes to work against Phoenix.

In basketball news, the national U-15 basketball selection looked to even its 3 game series against the CODICADER silver medalist Sacred Heart College Friday night in game II inside the City Center as it prepared to compete in CENTROBASKET in Chiapas, Mexico from the 1st to the 6th November. Again, the young stars were out gunned by the High school team. There is Kashif Thomas with 2 of his game high 26 points to lead Sacred Heart to a 63-50 big W. Edar Mitchell helped in the W with 14 points score. For the U-15 team, Kyle Middleton led the way with 14 points while Brian White threw up 13 points. The U-15 team plays against the older guys in preparation for show time inside COCABA and we say good luck.

Finally in cycling news, Darnell Barrow of Sarteneja took the BCA 42 mile race on Saturday with Jesus Cassasola 2nd and Glen O’Brien 3rd in a race that averaged 23.24 miles per hour.

Jah Over all, I’m James Adderley.

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Sports Monday also affected by Hurricane Richard

Well by now you’d know that Richard caused substantive damage around the country and that life came to a standstill in most areas as most citizens headed to shelters or secured themselves at home. It means that sporting events were off limits and so this Monday’s Sports report from James Adderley is being deferred for next week. James expects to be back with a bang so stay tuned.

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James Adderley with the Weekly Sports Wrap up

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Inter-District Football Tournament as presented by the Football Federation of Belize moved into the playoffs over the weekend with all 8 teams seeing action in the quarterfinal round. We caught up with the matchup inside the People’s Stadium, O.W. where Carmelita FC hosted Mavericks of Punta Gorda in a ballgame that produced half a dozen goals.

In the early goings the home team, the Carmelita in control when Marlon Miranda mounts this individual effort that allows him to enter this ball into the danger zone—a streaking Aldair Chan can’t do anything with it as the visiting Mavericks eventually come up with the necessary clearance. Carmelita continues to push the ballgame when Richard Gillett pushes this pass too close to goalkeeper Carl Ramclam who bungles the clearance, Orvin Wade Jr. comes up with possession and he gives his team a 1-zip lad some 20 minutes in. Marlon Miranda then gets his turn to give Carmelita a 2-zip lead but unleashes a high riser from this open look at goal. 7 minutes later, Edwin Gillett finds Orvin Wade Jr. with this spot kick—Wade’s header finds Richard Gillett and his right away right foot crashes into the net to give Carmelita a 2-zip lead which they would take into intermission.

The second half play, the Mavericks from PG come alive—Everette Genus deals to Kenton “Microwave” Galvez, fresh off the bench, he is taken down inside the box by Albert Conorquie and the referee rules penalty. Up steps Jamie Mangar for the visitors and he pulls one back with this conversion to make it a 2-1 score. At the other end, Miranda picks out Isaac Gillett Jr. but his header at goal can only he defined as errant. A few minutes later, Richard Gillett keeps this ball alive to Jeron Ico, Ramclam is beaten and the host team takes a 3-1 lead. Now here is an ugly foul by Jevon Ico on Zebeehan Moore which leads to a red card that leaves Carmelita with 10 men. To make matters worse, Ico tries to intimidate the referee who sticks to his guns. In fact, things almost got out of control when Moore runs at ICO in a bid for vengeance, however cooler heads prevailed and we must ask what Jevon Ico was doing on the pitch after being red carded.

So the Mavericks set out to make the most of their numerical advantage and in heavy traffic, Kenton ‘Microwave” Galvez turns on this ball to force a 3-2 showing on the scoreboard.

In the meantime, we maintain that Everette Genus should have received a card for this unnecessary challenge on goalkeepers Alvin Conorquie, but none was forthcoming. It’s getting late now, so the Mavericks look to the set piece for the equalizer. They send for “Microwave” Galvez against a wall 6 man deep and his potent low cruise missile sizzles pass everyone for the 3-3 final score.

In other action in the FFB Inter-District Tournament which features a home and away format in the quarterfinals; World FC hurt Hopkins 4-1, Libertad double Benguche 2-1 and Athletico handled Cristo Rey by that very same score.

In news from the BPFL action, over the weekend saw Belmopan Blaze blank Hankook Verdes 2-zip, San Felipe Barcelona beat San Pedro Sea Dogs 3-2 and the Belize Defence Force edged FC Belize 2-1.

Finally in cycling news, the massive Sagitun Cycling Classic is set for this Sunday Novermber 7th, at Independence, This race has been converted to a 10 lap circuit event to make it more spectator-friendly and we applaud the effort. Also coming up on Sunday, November 14th, is the UWI 2nd Annual play of races on Marine parade in the City so stay tuned.

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James Adderley gets ripped with bodybuilding on Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday

The 6th Annual Sagitun Cycling Classic was staged yesterday at Independence with a whopping 60 riders suited up for the 66 Mile Open race on a circuit from Senter to PG Junction, through Big Creek and back to Senter for the big finish. And of course their off.

This group of seven riders which includes the Guatemalan Donizette Vasquez-Aburto of Despredadores, Chris McNish of Benny’s Megabytes, Lisando Acu and Kyne Gentle of Western Spirit extricates itself from the main bunch around the halfway mile. We head to the finish now and it’s the Guatemalan Donizette Vasquez-Aburto of Despredadores who takes to 5 man sprint grabbing top honors in 2 hours 40 minutes 35 seconds. Chris McNish of Benny’s Megabytes is 2nd, Lisandro Acu of Santino’s is 3r, Kyne Gentle pulls up 4th while Luis Santizo, another Guatemalan rounds out the top 5 in a race that averaged 24.66 miles per hour with 24 riders abandoning the event.

In the Master’s Class, 3 time cross country champion, Ernest Meighan of Santino’s easily fool that 33 mile race in 1 hour 26 minutes 4 secs beating out Wilbert Jones of Benny’s megabytes and Ken Gladden of Typhoon in that order. Henry Moreira and Luigi Urbina rounds out the top 5 in a race that averaged 23 miles per hour with 24 of the 30 cyclist that started completing the ride. Two females also participated in this class—Shalini Zabaneh beat out Jr. Rider, Patricia Chavarria by 14 minutes 14 seconds. Meanwhile the Jr. 77 mile rode saw Daniel Choto of Cayo High Road Cycling outsprint Deezan Spencer of Clear the Land to claim top honors in a time of 2 hours 25 minutes 57 seconds with an average speed of 22.61 miles per hour. Joel Borland of Indeco then beat the Guatemalan Alejandro Tejero for 3rd place while Darren Williams rounds out the top 5 in a race that saw 30 start and 15 finish.
The next big cycling event on the calendar comes up this Sunday, November 14th, right here in Belize City as the University of the West Indies proudly presents a day of races on Marine Boulevard and it promises to be big.

Turning to the Body Building Scene, the Mister Belize Contest grabbed center stage inside the Bliss Auditorium Friday night with a monster package of wall to wall muscle. We go immediately to the four man clash for competition under the 170 pounds and by the way we always thought that body building was a non-contact sport. In his debut, Giovanni Gomez takes on the big boys but can only muster up a fourth place finish. We’re certain you will hear from this athlete again. Allen Holliday has the size and the ambition but his symmetry and definition is not pronounced enough to truly challenge for the tile and he has to settle for 3rd place. In the meantime, Deon Ortiz shows real promise as a bodybuilder and will win the Mister Belize title sooner rather than later, but he is just not ready to depose the king, Deon Danderson. Ortiz has to settle for the runner-up spot, 2010.

For his part, the reigning Mister Belize title holder, comes out on top of his game and ready for prime time to win the under 170 pounds class almost hands down. In fact, this podium shot emphasizes the distance between Danderson and the rest as he gets ready to challenge for the Mister Belize title again.

At the over 170 pounds meanwhile, tonight’s contenders are Edwin Ramirez, Deon banner, Victor Valencia and Rico Vellos. Victor Valencia does need to put in a lot of work to become an elite bodybuilder and does not make it to the podium tonight. Deon Banner also needs fine tuning to display the definition demanded at this level. He shows promise but is relegated to third place. Rico Vellos threw down a strong challenge with this exhibition. He has size, shape and presence but it’s only good enough for second place tonight. Why? Well former Mister Belize, Edwin Ramirez, is in his element and pulls out quite a show in his routine that earns him the win at this weight class. And as we go to the podium shot, all we can say is that a picture tells a thousand words. So now the two divisional winners meet in a face off at the 2010 Mister Belize title of bodybuilding and you’ve got to be an expert to determine who is the winner here. The judges are and they decide that Deon Danderson is the better of the two today and we say congratulations.

We now turn to the Miss Belize Body fitness competition and standing in the winner’s circle again, Kayla Myvette. Newcomers, Olga Vidas and Kaina Martinez finish second and third respectively while former champion, Gina Lovell, was relegated to fourth place. This brought a howl of protest from the fans, but the decision stands.

Turning to the football scene, action in the FFB’s Inter-district Competition over the weekend saw Club Athletico eliminated Cristo Rey in a 3-2 aggregate after yesterdat’s 1-1 draw at Corozal. Down South, Benguche forced extra time after beating Libertadores 2-1 but Libertadores came up with 2 goals in extra time to move on. P.G. Mavericks got into the semifinals with a 1-zip defeat off Carmelita while World FC held Hopkins to a 2 all draw which was enough to get them into the next week.

Thus the semifinal round gets off this Sunday with Mavericks travelling to Libertadores while World FC will play host to Club Athleticos. In BPFL results: Toledo Ambassadors edged hankook Verdes 1-zip, FC Belize sink the San Pedro Sea Dogs in a 4-1 blast, san Felipe Barcelona blanked Belmopan Blaze 1-zip while B.D.F. and Griga United settled to a scoreless stalemate.

Finally in Tennis Table news, on Saturday Bombers crushed No Mercy 5-1 in 1st division play and Racqueteers rallied past Rivero Welders in a 5-4 decision. At the 2nd division level, Phoenix shook up Hurricane 5-3 and Garage mashed up Assassins in a 5-zip finish. Thus the 4 teams to make the 1st diviosn finals are Bombers, Ace, Racqueteers and Rivero Welders. And in the 2nd Division play its Phoenix, Hurricane, Garage and Assassins.

The finals is set for Sunday, November 14th, at Belize Elementary auditorium featuring a round robin format in both categories and you don’t want to miss it.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.


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James Adderley and the weekend blotter of Sports

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

In its 2nd year, the University of the West Indies Day of Races really captured the hearts and minds of the fans with its innovative approach to an event that rapidly become a feature on the Cycling Calendar. The passing of the UWI Torch to open the event by the Black Jaguars Basketball Team of the University of Belize and the light of education leading the way, symbolizes bringing together of UWI, the Belize Cycling Association, the Belize Amateur Athletic Association, Athletes students, fans, the young and the old—all working together to make today a success.

In fact, this group of students came all the way from Dangriga to entertain the public with a jump rope for the heart exhibition in between races and if that’s not a novel idea, then we don’t know what is. And when the torch reaches Mrs. Jane Bennett, Head of UWI Open Campus in Belize, who incidentally must be credited for this event, the cycle races begin in earnest.

But first, meet the former head of the UWI in Belize and now Director of UWI Open Campus site, Mrs. Luz Longsworth.

Luz Longsworth

Luz Longsworth, Director, UWI

“It has been my great pleasure to be here and to share this year in the day of races and particularly in the torch which as Paco has said, is very symbolic of the university’s presence in Belize over the last sixty-two years. The university first was housed in a small room on top of the Bliss for many many years, the old bliss. And now we are on Princes Margaret Drive. So we have grown we’ve expanded and we continue to expand.”

Now welcome to the main event. Here are the twenty-nine elite cyclists looking for the big W in the 18-mile ride, packaged in 15 laps around the Marine Parade Circuit. Very quickly, this five man group grabs command of the pace which they would not relinquish despite the fury of the chase bunch. Now fast forward to the finish and the big 5 remains intact as they sprint to the tape. David Henderson of Indeco controls the pace and hangs on to take 1st place in 44 minutes 8 seconds. Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray is forced into 2nd place while Edward Reyes of Team Smart pulls up 3rd, Erwin Middleton is 4th and Ruben Cano rounds out the top five in a race that averaged 24.47 miles per hour.

At the master level Preston Martinez of M&M Engineering overtake Ernest Meighan of Santino’s to win the 12-mile ride in 31 minutes 21 seconds in a race that averaged 22.967 miles per hour while Henry Moreira pulls up 3rd. Meanwhile the Junior Category featured a duel between Melvin Tillett of C-Ray and Austin Armstrong for the win but its Tillett of C-Ray who gets the win in 31 minutes 25 seconds. Armstrong of Twin Towns Cycling takes 2nd while his teammate Deezan Spence pedals in for 3rd place.

In the Boys High School Ride, Christopher Andrews, Yan Cattouse and Ruis Cattouse finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in that order in the 6-mile ride. Talk about dominate folks, Charleston Cleland rolls in unchallenged for 1st place in the Primary School Class, beating Joshua Culletts by 35 seconds and Micahel Castillo pulls up 3rd, 42 seconds later. At the Boys Tiny Tots Level, Derrick Brown beats out Jaheem Gillett while Goran Gabourel takes 3rd. In the Girls Tiny Tots Class, Deanne Cleland beat out Dalia Smith to win that race and Gabriel Gabourel pulls up 3rd. We want to thank the UWI and the Belize Cycling Association for this wonderful presentation.

Turning to the football scene, the semifinal round in the FFB Inter-District Competition saw Mavericks host Libertad inside the people’s stadium yesterday. We’re some 20 minutes in when Jamaal Martinez of Libertadores mounts this individual effort on the left side only to be taken down inside the 18th by defender, Theodore Lopez and the referee rules penalty. It gives Clifton West the opportunity to showcase his national team quality and West gives Libertadores the 1-zip lead with the conversion. A couple minutes later, this slice by Clifton West is defended by Theodore Lopez but his header takes a funny bounce and adding poor goal keeping from Jamie Mangar and the auto goal makes it a 2-zip score which will hold up to regulation whistle. This two game series concludes on Sunday at the Ricalde Stadium with Libertadores in the role of host. Meanwhile, World FC and Club Athletico drew 1-1 yesterday. Game 2 now moves to the Norman Broaster Stadium coming up this Sunday for sure. In news from the Belize premier football league, Griga United and San Felipe Barcelona settle for a 1-1 stalemate yesterday at the Carl Ramos Stadium. Inside the Norman Broaster Stadium, it was the DBF punishing the San Pedro Seadogs in a 7-zip walloping. Toledo Ambassadors blanked Belmopan Blaze 2-nil. And at the MCC Grounds it was FC Belize beating Hankook Verdes by that very same score.

In table tennis news, the defending 1st division champion in the Habet League, ACE knocked off Bombers 5-3 to repeat as champions while Rivero Welders finished 3rd and Racqueteers 4th. In the 2nd division finals, Garage handled Phoenix in a 5-3 finish to take the title with Hurricane finishing 3rd and Assassins 4th.

On the softball scene, Digicell Avengers upset the #1 seed Flowers Crushers on Saturday at the Rogers Stadium in a 13-1 bashing for the Junior Girls Softball title in which Amber Wade got the victory while Jahama Trapp was saddled with the loss.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#393434 - 11/23/10 09:04 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the Weekly Sports Update

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

As the semifinal round of the FFB’s Inter-District Football Tournament reaches its natural conclusion, over the weekend, we headed West, yesterday where World FC hosted Club Athletico inside the Norman Forrester Stadium to close out the home and series after last week’s 1-1 draw at Belmopan. Immediately into the ballgame, the home team looks for the early goal when Cesar Villeda frees up Joel Guzman whose right foot grass head burner rolls outside the upright. We’re some 12 minutes in when Carlos Vasquez triggers this spotlight at goal—goalkeeper, Orlando Galdamez makes the initial stop—Elliott Bermudez send it back into the danger zone and connects with Vasquez who gives World FC the 1-zip lead. Just 2 minutes later, Joel Guzman gets another chance to aim at the far post and this time the ball dangles in the net to make it a 2-zip World FC lead.

It’s all World FC when Carlos Vasquez looks for his 2nd goal of the match but this time is denied by Galdamez. In the next press, Vasquez gets a foot on this ball that should have been handled by Galdamez but the mud and water in front of the goalmouth, prevents it from scoring—Mike Chavez is the first to react—he complicates the situation and gets away with it. Folks it looks like a rout when Elliott Bermudez outruns the Athletico defense and finds the rear corner to make it a 3-zip score in favor of World FC. In the meantime, goalkeeper Galdamez continues to live dangerously when he fails to come up with ball and somehow gets away with two legit scoring attempts that bounce off the rear post. So Club Athletico gets busy as David Madrid mounts this foray into the box. He beats the keeper but gets taken down inside the eighteen for the which the referee rules penalty. Melvin Barrientos steps up for the Belmopan Team and pulls one back with a nice looking penalty conversion and at the half World FC leads 3-1.

We’re in early 2nd half action when Julian Maldonado picks up this loose ball that niche outside the stick. Some 7 minutes later, Club Athletico goes for goal off the set piece and indeed this left foot launch is a beautiful spot kick you’ll want to see as it bounces off both uprights to make it a 3-2 score, thanks to the delivery by Edel Diaz fresh off the bench. Diaz then gets this chance to the ballgame at 3 apiece but the left foot fails to get past the keeper. This wakes up the home team so Vasquez launches this long distance floater that bounces off the crossbar—the ball rebounds to Miguel Aguilar and World FC takes a 4-2 lead. Meanwhile, Sean Mas has an open look from pointblank range to make it 4-3, but is let down by a feeble left foot. The visitors then seal their demise when Joseph Waight is taken down inside the goal by Mike Chavez and the penalty call is automatic. It’s Miguel Aguilar who steps up and calmly pushes the pill past Galdamez for his 2nd goal of the match as World FC goes on to post the 5-2 big W.

They win 6-3 an aggregate and are into the 2nd game championship series. They’ll be facing Libertadores of Corozal who held mavericks to a 2-2 draw at Punta Gorda on Sunday to win the series with a 4-2 aggregate. Thus game 1 of the FFB Inter-District finals between World FC and Libertadores is set for December 5th at the Ricalde Stadium in Corozal.

In other football news, Sports Monday mourns the passing of Thomas Suazo—a Dangriga footballer who was recently called up to the National A-team of Belize. He had played on the Under-17 and Under-20 National Team and condolences goes out to his family and friends.

Turning to the Cycling Scene, former Cross Coutnry Champion, Collet Maheia presented a cycle race to celebrate his birthday over the weekend. At the Elite Class, Glen O’Brien of Zamia took the win in 1 hour 51 minutes 19 seconds with Mike Lewis 2nd and Brandon Cattouse 3rd in a race that saw 32 start and 13 finish. While in the Master Class, Ernest Meighan of Santino’s took the 44 Mile ride in 1 hour 56 minutes 48 seconds from a 3 man sprint with Warren Coye and Robert Stewart finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Finally folks, the 14th Alpheus Williams HIV/AIDS Cycling Classic is set for Sunday December 5th and will run Capital City Belmopan to Leslie Imports outside Belize City on the Western Highway. It is gonna be a monster so don’t miss it. Gregg Lovell goes in as defending champion on the Elite Class. Daniel Choto the Junior Champ and Shalini Zabaneh, the defending female champ.

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#393794 - 11/30/10 09:23 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The softball community converged on Roger’s Stadium yesterday to pay respect to a fallen hero of the sport, Charles Solis, with the presentation of a grand regular tournament in his name featuring the defending champion Mirage Lady Rebels, National Champion Grace Kennedy of Roaring Creek, Camalotte Cristal Parrots and Easy Does It of Flowers Bank. We must say Grace Kennedy had an easy time making it to the finals so we join the matchup between Lady Rebels and Easy Does it as they make a bid to face Grace Kennedy for all the marbles. In fact, we’re in the top of the 6th inning with Lady Rebels up 5 to 4 when Diane Baldwin ties the ballgame with this single that brings Anna Gillett home. However, the big blow comes from Shana Robinson when this power smash brings home Diane Baldwin and Tricia Rhaburn as Easy Does It takes a 7-5 lead and would beat the defending champs by that score to make ti to the finals in a major upset.

So we move to the money game as Leandra Guy takes the mound for Grace Kennedy who strikes out Kathleen Rhaburn to come out of the 1st inning unscathed. The national champ gets its first run of the ballgame from Stephanie Francis who gets this single past Hendy to bring Karlee Bradley home from third base. With 2 on shortstop, Shadalee shacks Hendy really hard for 2 runs and then Shadalee takes advantage of poor defensive play to make it a 4 run 1st inning.

In the second inning, Tanya Davis brings in another with this infield single; meanwhile, the bases are loaded for Myralee Ho and this ball should have been caught but is dropped by the shortstop and 2 more runs come in and at the end of 2nd inning, Grace Kennedy leads 8-zip. Easy Does it tries to come back in the 3rd, but its poor defensive work at 3rd base that allows Diane Rhaburn to get their 1st run. Baldwin then relieves Hendy on the mound and promptly gets the force out at 2nd base. Nevertheless, Greta Davis brings home Karlee Bradley for the 9th run in favor of the national champs who go on to win the 7th Annual Charles Solis Memorial Title in an 11-6 final score thanks to the Mercy Rule. We say congratulations to Grace Kennedy and to their star pitcher, Leandra Guy who walked away with the MVP award.

Turning to the Table Tennis Scene, the BWF National Championship staged yesterday saw David Jones and Tux Vasquez battle to get into the men singles final. We’re in the 5th and decisive game with each player having won 2 games each and the score tied at 9 apiece. Tux Vasquez comes up with a tough shot but David Jones handles it so Tux tries the other edge and misses. Vasquez ties the game with this underhand slice that Jones cannot handle. Vasquez then fails to find the edge of the table to concede the 11th point to Jones. It’s David Jones now serving for the Big Win—Tux cannot handle the spin and Jones moves into the finals where he would defeat Zhi Cheng to claim the National men Singles title. However, it wasn’t all bad for Tux Vasquez who teamed up with Petie Matus to heat Carlos Cui and Cui Ahen Li for the national men doubles title and here they are on their way to the finals rolling ever Mister and Misses Marion Usher 3-zip. Meanwhile, Harin Ochaeta battled Victor Quan to 3-1 finish to claim the Cadet U-15 title. Petie Matus blanked Cui Zhen Li 3-zip to claim the national women singles championship and Nelito Ayuso teamed up with Ernesto Rivero to heat Dan Habet and Landy Habet 3-1 for the national men doubles title. We say congratulations to one and all.

Checking the football scene, the F.F.B. Inter-district Championship series gets off this Sunday at the Ricalde Stadium with Libertadores hosting World FC of Cayo to kick off the 2 game series. In other football news, results from BPFL play shows that the BDF blanked Toledo Ambassadors 3-zip, Griga United and Hankook Verdes battled to a 1-1 tie while FC Belize edged San Felipe Barcelona 3 to 2. New here is a reminder tha the Belize Cycling Association presents the Alpheus Williams Classic this Sunday, December 5th and Gregg Lovell goes in as defending champion. In closing folks we leave you with images from the 7th Annual Special Olympics staged at the MCC grounds and it certainly was a fun thing for all involved.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#394235 - 12/07/10 09:23 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley and the weekend blotter of Sports

James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to Sports Monday.

The new cycling calendar as presented by the Belize Cycling Association got off with a bang yesterday as the 50 mile Alpheus Williams HIV Classic reigned supreme on the Western Highway with all the big guns out to make the point that they’ll be ready for the 2011 Cross Country Cycling Classic.

It’s a rolling start featuring a whopping 96 riders as the race leaves the starting line at the Belmopan Comprehensive School to go around the ring road and looking for his 3rd in a row is the 2-time defending Champion Greg Lovell riding for Team Zamir of Orange Walk. It’s a sight to behold when a field this large hugs the curve coming out of Belmopan and the real journey begins.

Around Mile 33, the pelathon is spread out and this is a glimpse of men and their mean machines travelling at 30 miles per hour and any self respecting rider is right here. As we pan forward, we see Darnell Barrow, Glen O’Brien, Big Mike Lewis, George Abraham, Shane Vasquez (the last Belizean Cross Country Champ), Marlon Castillo and on the pace is the Guatemalan Luis Santiago, Ernest Meighan, Geon Hanson and Brandon Cattouse.

It’s around Mile 17 when this group of 18 finally extricate themselves from the main bunch which includes Jose Choto, Glen O’Brien, Nissan Arana, Henry Morriera, Arnide Rovers, Greg Lovell, Hernan Ochaeta and Byron Pope. Of the pelathon is just 56 seconds behind which is manageable. Race commisaire Kwane Scott confirms the lead time. At mile 12, the group of 18 has extended the lead to 1 minute 14 seconds and again we have the evidence. So now, we’ve got a 15 man sprint to the tape at Leslie’s Imports—Leroy Cassasola has the early lead—Greg Lovell responds with the afterburner and indeed no one can stop the speedster who wins his 3rd Alpheus Williams Classic in a row with a time of 1 hour 43 minutes 58 seconds. Byron Pope of Benny’s Megabytes pulls up 2nd, Kyne Gentle of Western Spirit is 3rd while Leroy Cassasola of SAntino’s is 4th and Juan Umana-Horis rounds out the top 5. Of the 96 that started 76 riders completed the route in a race that was clocked at 28.047 miles per hours. The fastest time in modern history.

In the Category 4-5 Masters Class, Barney Brown of FT Willimas took this win in a record time of 1:09:03, Santino Castillo took 2nd, while Albert Conorquie Sr. orf Typhoon rounds out the top 3. on the female side, newcomer, Kirah Eiley of team Moze Cycling took top honours in 1:25:47, Anthea Sutherland finished 2nd and Shalini Zabaneh settled for 3rd. We now look forward to the New Year’s Day Cycle Classic sponsored by Krem.

Turning to the football scene, the FFb Inter-District Championship series kicked off yesterday inside the Ricalde Stadium as Libertadores played host to World FC of Cayo. It’s the home team with the opportunity to get on to the scoreboard first when Jamal Martinez gets this open look at goal from point blank range a minute in only to be deified by a fingertip save from goalkeeper Shawn Lopez. A couple minutes later, Clifton West finds himself at the right place at the right time and his right foot push gives Libertadores a 1-zip lead. Folks we’re at the 11th minute when Joel Guzman slices this perfect pass to Julian Maldonado who comes up with a wicked left foot push to tie the ballgame at 1 apiece. Maldonado then looks for his 2nd goal on this volley that fails to give World FC the lead.

At the other end, Ardon Budna displays good range form outside the 18, but his wonderful strike is kept out of the goal by an impressive save from Shawn Lopez who really had to extend himself. 38 minutes in Miguel Aguilar comes up with this left foot slice that dangles inside the net as World FC takes a 2-1 lead. The home team look for the reply off this set piece but again the intervention by Shawn Lopez is successful.

We go to 2nd half and immediately Clifton West gets his chance to tie the score but pulls the left foot outside the sticks and knows he should have done better. New here is an interesting play; Elliot Bermudez works his way to the penalty area only to end up gifting the pill to goalkeeper Keron Swazo. However whent his long distance dial from Julian Maldonado bounces off the near upright, Miguel Aguilar pounces with the right foot for his 2nd goal of the match to five the visitors a 3-1 lead and the Libertadores reaction shows that their will might have been broken right here.

At the 77th minute, things really nose dive for the home team when poor defensive play gives possession to Miguel Aguilar who gives World FC a 3 goal cushion with his 3rd of the match. In extra time, Shannon Defour picks up this loose ball and fires a right foot shot that gives World FC a 5-1 Big Win.

The scene now shifts to the Norman Broaster Stadium for the final match of the series and Libertadores must come up with 4 goal margin of win first to force overtime. In other football news, Caribbean Cup play over the weekend saw San Felipe Barcelona handle the BDF in a 2-1 score, Griga United blanked Belmopan Blaze 1-zip and Toledo Ambassadors edged FC Belize 4-3.

Finally folks, here are the winners from the Belize Amateur Athletic Association races held on the Western Highway, yesterday. Leon O’Brien wins the male 10K, Ajahny Carr tool the female 10K, Alexander Alvarado was winner in the male 5K while Ashantie Carr was the female winner. Ajani Vaughan took the male 5o meters, Aaliyah Carr won the female 50 meters. Ajani Vaughan won the Male 150 meters with Aaliyah Carr taking the female 150 meters. Ajani Carr emerged with the win for the female junior 150 meters. The next race is set for January 1st, 2011.

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#394759 - 12/14/10 08:57 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the smashing weekend in Sports

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The road to the F.F.B. Inter-District Football Championship screeched to its conclusion yesterday inside the Norman Broaster Stadium as World FC played host to Libertadores of Corozal. Of course, Libertadores would have had to win by a 5 goal margin to claim the title after last week’s capitulation to the Cayo Team in a 5-1 rout at the Ricalde Stadium. Nevertheless, the visitors came in looking for the miracle but World FC in the opening minute of play set the pace with this monster right foot strike from outside the 18 that forces Keron Swaso into a spectacular save. In fact, the Cayo team almost opened the scoreboard off this ensuring corner kick that Jamaal Martinez should have headed into the net.

However, it’s the Libertadores who strike at the 8th minute of play when Clifton West’s strike at goal beats the keeper. Felipe Guy reached the loose ball 1st and smacks it home to keep the championship dream alive. 5 minutes later, Elliot Bermudez outruns the Libertadores defense only to bungle the finish in a one to one situation against Swaso. Talk about intensity people, the Corozal team gets three opportunities to make it a 2-nil ballgame on this press only to walk away empty handed. We’re some 24 minutes in when Keron Swaso fails to intercept this ball in the air because of tardiness—Jamaal Martinez then tries to make the clearance only to come up with the auto goal and we have a tied ballgame. Meanwhile, Felipe Guy gets a second chance to impress the scoreboard and return the lead to Libertadores but it’s obvious the left foot lets him down.

Ok guy gets another crack at it when Clifton West finds him on the right side and this time he misjudges the pill and at the half, we’ve got a 1 all stalemate. Some 15 minutes after intermission, Clifton West launches this dangerous header that bounces outside the far upright. For certain national Team player Clifton West is the man on Libertadores and here he demonstrates why as he fires this left foot into the far corner of the goal to make it a 2-1 ballgame. However, 5 minutes later, the World FC Captain, Joseph Waight stumbles into the goal with the ball to tie the match at 2 apiece and the dream begins to face for Libertadores.

Meanwhile, the home team regains the momentum and Jamaal Martinez goes for the spectacular with the bicycle kick but its right at Jamil McKoy. Everald Bodden then gets this chance to move the scoreboard in favor of World FC but embarrasses himself at the finish. In the waning moments of this ballgame, Miguel Aguilar who had the hat trick in last week’s outing crushes this header into the net for the 3-2 World FC big Win. So World FC winds the 2010 F.F.B. Inter-District Championship with an aggregate of 8 goals to 3 over a worthy opponent—Libertadores—we say congratulations and must add that this Cayo Team looks good. They get $5000 and trophies for this success.

Sergio Chuc

Speaking of the F.F.B. folks, the much anticipated election for President of this FIFA affiliated organization that runs football in Belize is set for this Saturday out the F.F.B. Belmopan Headquarters on Saturday, December 18th. We tried to get Sergio Chuc of the Belize Premier Football League who was to challenge the current president Dr. Bertie Chimilio, but he wasn’t answering his phone.

Bertie Chimilio

We spoke to Dr. Chimilio who informed us that Chuc will be ineligible to run because his nomination has not been seconded by any other football organization. Thus it is more than likely that Dr. Bertie Chimilio will return for an unprecedented 4th term. Dr. Bertie was unable to accept our invitation for an interview today here at Channel Five. Maybe we’ll try again tomorrow.

In other football news, Caribbean Motor Cup results from over the weekend shows that Belmopan Blaze consumed Hankook Verdes 4-1. Toledo Ambassadors blanked Griga United 2-zip and the BDF marched our FC Belize in a 2-1 affair.

We also have this news from Los Angeles. The L.A. Warriors under Manager, Charles Hogan, blanked Brazil CDC4, 1-zip at Griffith Park Stadium to claim this year’s soccer title. This Belizean unit now becomes the winningest football team in LA for the 30 years on this particular tournament. You might recognize Malaki Nolberto and Sylvian Lyons on this puicture and it’s good to see Belizean football still going strong in L.A.

In basketball news, the Central Division Champion emerged last week at the Civic Centre. On the girl’s side, Gwen Liz swept Wesley College 3 straight in the best of 5 series, concluding the competition on Friday with a 44-32 Win over Wesley that saw Glenda Torres strike for 20 points, 15 rebounds and Anna Pinto put up 10 points. In male play, Sadie Vernon also wrested the Central Division Title in 3 straight completing the sweep on Friday in an 83-74 final score. Kashief Thomas led the way with 33 points while Matthew Young scored the game high of 42 points in a losing effort. The national tournament now comes up on the 17th and 18th of December at the Civic Centre so stay tuned.

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#395264 - 12/21/10 09:20 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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“To the victor goes the spoils;” James Adderley with winners in sports

James Adderley

Good evening I am James Adderley with this week’s dish of Sports Monday.

On Saturday at Belmopan, the Football Federation of Belize endorsed Dr. Bertie Chimilio as President of this FIFA affiliated body by a 7 to 1 vote with the Belize Premier Football league being the only dissenting vote. The National Sports Council had warned that it would not accept this process by which Dr. Chimilio has been awarded a 4th consecutive term as president. We spoke to him by telephone earlier today.

James Adderley

“Doctor Bertie, I know that there was a whole lot of opposition to not only your presidency, but the means by which you were elected for this fourth time. Maybe you could give us a comment about that?”

Dr. Bertie Chimilio, President, F.F.B.

Bertie Chimilio


“Well if I should start by using the comment from the Honorable Boots Martinez, “Don’t worry about the noise of the market, check your change.”

And I think the people who are making noise, like everything else in politics, when you are opposed to somebody and you have to make all the necessary noises they need for them to be heard. And fortunately for us and for football, they were not heard.”

James Adderley

“You will admit though that it will be rather difficult to work with the present governmental sporting structure in place at this time?”

Dr. Bertie Chimilio

“On the contrary James, I don’t share that thought of yours. The sports op is the same, the system is the same, government has never contributed to football so there will be nothing different.”

James Adderley

“Well the new Minister of Sport has certainly come out against you. This is what I was referring to.”

Dr. Bertie Chimilio

“That’s nothing new, it’s not the first time. I’ve been here for ten years doing that James. They all come against me and unfortunately, they don’t want to learn how the system works, they want to come with sentiments and we just got to do what you got to do. It’s all about the kids, it’s all about the future of this country in football.”

James Adderley

“So how does Doctor Bertie Chimilio and the F.F.B. move forward now?”

Dr. Bertie Chimilio

“We are moving forward. We have to do what we have to do, put our plans in place, look for our finances and move on.”

Turning to basketball scene, The National High School Basketball Tournament staged over the weekend inside the Civic Center found Sadie Vernon of Belize City in the male championship game against Georgetown Technical High School. At the tip off its #6 Charles Armstrong of Sadie Vernon jumping against Wasani Flores of Georgetown and we’re underway. The 1st field goal of the match comes from Georgetown’s Wasani Flores who picks up the botched effort fro Sheldon Vicente and nails the put back. Sadie Vernon replies with a put back of its own when Andrew Ortiz missed, shot is picked up by London Reneau who banks it off the glass. Lindsay Lopez then penetrates between 2 defenders to knock down this difficult runner as the city team jumps to a 3 point lead. It’s Lopez again with the good heed faint that gets him to the glass for 2 more.

Down by 11 in the 1st quarter Teron Terry sets up Joel major for the three point shot and he knocks it down. However at the end of the 1st quarter Georgetown is still down 20 to 9. In the 2nd quarter Sadie Vernon continues to dominate as Kashief Thomas finds Andrew Ortiz baseline and he delivers the bucket. The lead in 12 when #12 Cho takes on Sadie Vernon to sink this tough bucket in traffic and would convert the 3 point play the old-fashioned way. With this foot on the 3 point line Melvin Augustine banks this long deuce to cut the deficit to 8 pts. And we must inform Gilbert Lopez that game officials are an endangered species when he derails into Referee Kisling. Still at the half the lead is back to 11 points.

In the 3rd Lopez tries to keep his team in the hunt with this individual that yields a bucket. But folks Sadie Vernon would not relinquish its grip on the lead – Peter McKoy finds Andrew Ortiz who finished the play. Nevertheless, Georgetown wouldn’t quit and the three point basket fro Joel Major cut the lead to 6 points and would finish the 3rd quarter period down by 9. We’re in the final quarter with Andrew Ortiz works his way down low for 2. Kashief Thomas then receives this long pass from Ortiz for the easy bucket. It’s another long pass to Thomas who knows what to do with it. Sadie Vernon goes on to win 74 to 50 to claim the 2010 National High School male Basketball title and we say congratulations.

Turning to the female title match its Gwen Liz of Belize City facing Delille Academy of Dangriga as Kenya Brown faces Shirley Castillo at the tip off – picked up by Glenda Torres who deals to Adrianna Meighan and she sinks the 1st bucket of the face off. At the other end the Delille reply is automatic when Ethel Martinez gets this runner to fall. But watch Glenda Torres reply in kind for Gwen Liz who lees by 1 at the end of the 1st. It’s Glenda Torres who breaks the tie in the 2nd quarter with this nice move to the hoop. Ether Martinez then fires up this long deuce for Dangriga to cut the deficit to 3. Adrianna Meighan adds to the Gwen Liz lead with this nice put back. And indeed Delille Academy has no one on its rooster to handle Glenda Torres who impacted this game in a big way. We’re in the 4th quarter when Torres hooks up with Kenya Brown and the long deuce in good. Gwen Liz wins this one going away in a 43 to 18 final score. Meanwhile folks we congratulate all 4 teams that made it to the finals. We must single out Glenda Torres who emerged with the Most Valuable female player award. And Kashief Thomas who grabbed male MVP honors – kudos to both athletes.

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#395818 - 12/29/10 09:10 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley rounds up Sports for 2010

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and we welcome you to this our final edition of Sports Monday for the year 2010.

As we look back over the year that was, we’ve singled out 5 events that have left an indelible mark on the Belizean psyche for one reason or the other. We begin with Dr. Bertie Chimilio, who despite the coming together of his legions of detractors was able to remain president of the Football Federation of Belize for an unprecedented 4th consecutive term.

Bertie Chimilio

In 2010, Dr. Chimilio had his easy win yet after the only challenger, Sergio Chuc of the Belize Football League was found ineligible to stand for election after not having his nomination for the post of president of the FFB seconded by another football association. Thus, Dr. Chimilio was ratified to repeat by a 2 to 1 vote some 2 weeks ago. While he will not be remembered fondly by the majority of the football community, he has proven that he is able to survive even under direct fire. Of course we must remind you that the saga continues.

greg lovell

Meanwhile, Greg Lovell finished 5th in the 2010 Cross Country Cycle Classic which was won by a foreigner and in fact, Greg didn’t do so well this year on the racing calendar with only one win. However, Gregory Lovell has written his name into the history books by becoming the 1st Belizean cyclist to complete the oad race in a commonwealth becomes setting when he finished 2nd among the riders from this hemisphere. Lovell’s only win this year came in the Alpheus Williams Cycle Classic to make it 3 wins in a row.

Giovanni Choto

We turn now to Giovanni Choto who won the 2010 Lionman Triathlon ending the domination of the Guatemalan athletes who had captured the previous three. Fortunately or unfortunately, Choto just happened to be at the right place at the right time. The Guatemalans couldn’t attend the 2010 meet because of a scheduling problem and Choto made the most of their absence with a marvellous performance that gave him the Lionman title.

As we head back to the football scene, we feel secure in the knowledge that we have moved into positive territory. A football team coming from the Southside of Belize City amazed the world in 2010 by winning the Super League National Football Title from among the 10 teams that started. Yes, the city might, at this time, appear gang infested and crime ridden, however Raymond Gentle and the City Boys rose above their environment to become champions and this is a story that must be told. There are serious lessons to be learned from this outstanding achievement.

Finally a man stepped out of shadows to engineer the return of amateur boxing to the Belizean landscape. Leopold Smart never did give up hope in his quest to bring back this sport. In 2010, he made the right moves and involved the right people to stage a successful fight card against a Mexican contingent even when the chips were down. Smart did not close down his gym and in many instances had to use money out of his meagre resources to keep going. A humble and dedicated Belizean, Leopold Smart is one to emulate. Smart Gym will be back in action on February 15th, 2010 inside the Belize Biltmore Plaza and Hotel.

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James Adderley with sizzling sports statistics

Good evening I’m James Adderley with this week’s serving of sports Monday.

The special investigation committee convened by the Ministry of Sports to examine the Football Federation of Belize election processes is hard at work interviewing the various organizations that function under this particular umbrella. We spoke by phone to Miley Garcia National Sports Administrator in the Ministry of Sports.

Ismael ‘Miley’ Garcia, National Sports Administrator, Ministry of Sports

Ismael ‘Miley’ Garcia

“In June of 2010, the minister met with the president of several federations individually. At that time he talked to them about his concerns regarding all the federations and asked them for certain things that he wanted them to present to him. In the case of the F.F.B., the minister had asked the president at that time if he can present him with the evidence that the members of the F.F.B. had been duly elected by their respective football constituencies. About two letters later and about twelve months after, there had been no response from the F.F.B. so the minister conducted a nationwide tour. Subsequent to that, the minister decided that he was going to order an independent investigation to find out if whether or not the member do the F.F.B. had in fact been elected. As such he signed into law statutory instrument 125 of 2010 dated December thirty-first and the job of that committee I have outlined already to your viewers; which is reviewing and establishing the validity of the members of the F.F.B., the members of F.F.B. executive and also the validity of the decision by the F.F.B. to disallow the candidate that was put forth by the B.P.F.L.”

James Adderley

“Probably we could turn to the progress report of this committee. We understand that they are concentrating on the southern portion of the country right now.”

Ismael ‘Miley’ Garcia

“Yes, the committee has not submitted any report because according to the SI there are suppose to submit their complete report no later than January twenty-eighth. So what the committee has done up to this point is that they have visited the Toledo district and Stann Creek district and they have spoken to the executive members of the two members of the F.F.B. which are the Toledo District Football Association and the Stann Creek District Football Association. In the case of Toledo, the only person they did not get a chance to speak to was the chairman of the Toledo District Football Association.”

Bertie Chimilio

James Adderley

“Can this investigative committee meet its own self-imposed deadline of January twenty-eighth 2011?”

Ismael ‘Miley’ Garcia

“It doesn’t look very likely at this point. As you know, the committee members are people who are individually employed—and at this time the chairman had had to leave the country and he will be out about ten or twelve days so that will definitely push back the date of the completion of this task. Most people have received their summons and they have come in and they have answered the questions that have been asked of them of the committee. And so the committee will be filing their reports so I think they should be able to complete their tasks.”

James Adderley

“Will Doctor Chimilio be interviewed by this body?”

Ismael ‘Miley’ Garcia

“The body hopes to summon all the executive of the F.F.B.—past executive. As you know the ministry has not recognized the new executive of the F.F.B.”

Folks we hope to bring you weekly updates as the investigative committee moves across the nation.

In cycling news folks, we seem to be caught in a stand off between the Belize Cycling Association under president Emile Moreno and the Weekend Warriors Cycling organization. Our investigation reveals that both bodies have barred their respective members from participating in each others events. The BCA is the legitimate body that runs cycling in Belize and has international affiliations while the Weekend Warriors is an organization of riders who are past their prime in the sport but still like to compete. Frankly folks both bodies are good for cycling in Belize but their can only be one boss.

The BCA feels that the Weekend Warriors are competing with it for the very funds it needs to push the sport forward, after all if the elite local riders can’t win the Annual Cross Country Classics of late then its nearly impossible for a Weekend Warrior to snatch the garland. We respect all sports and sportsman but in this fight we’re backing the Belize Cycling Association because the future belongs to the young and not the young at heart.

Meanwhile yesterday the Weekend Warriors held their own New Years Race that featured all of 56 riders and at the finish line we see Luigi Urbina of Typhoon jump out of the lead bunch to grad top honors, Barney Brown of BCB/FT. Williams held on for 2nd place, Big Mile Lewis of Truckers pulled up 3rd. In other cycling news this Saturday, 15th January the BCA resume its Saturday races so stay tuned.

Finally folks 5-a-side football is living large inside Sugar City so we took a look at Friday’s nightcap match at the People’s Stadium between Hellfighters and the Belize Bank. It’s Alfred

Anderson getting hold of this rebound to fire a left foot bomb that gives Hellfighters a 1-zip lead early in. Off the kick off Alex Cajun from long distance and the lead is doubled as Ropel Cocoum is embarrassed. The Belize Bank do pull one back when Rafael Huego convert from the penalty spot but it would be the only goal that Adrian Vasquez would concede in this outing. Here is Alfred Anderson scoring his second of the match as Hellfighters go on to mash Belize Bank in a 6 to 1 rout.

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#397589 - 01/18/11 09:33 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley breaks down the weekend sporting news

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Good evening I’m James Adderly bursting out another portion of Sport’s Monday.

The foot community of Belize might be in disarray at this time but it certainly did not prevent the National Football Team as selected by the recently ratified Football Federation of Belize from competing in the Copa Centro Americano being staged by UNCAF at Panama. At stake is a pass to CONCACAF’s Gold Cup, a competition that Belize has never qualified to participate in, despite numerous attempts.

We’re inside the Estadio Roumel Fernandez Friday night as out National Team opens against the host team and defending champion Panama. Very quickly the Panamanians go offensive as this center off the right wing provides the perfect opportunity to open the scoreboard but Robert Brown blows it.

It’s Panama fully in control when Belize gets this opportunity against the run of play as David McCauley fires this potent right foot bomb that is handles by goal keeper Jaime Ponodo. We’re 21 minutes in when Ricardo Bulfrago finds Edwin Aguilar with this corner kick and the header gives Panama a 1-zip lead. 7 minutes later poor defensive positioning by the Black Jaguars allows Panama to have their way inside the box and Roberto Brown beats Shane Orio to make it a 2-zip score and no folks – its not an offside goal.

Brown then gets the opportunity for a 2nd goal when Aguilar sets him up perfectly but this time Shane Orio denies the Panamanian. Orio would be asked to make much more saves in this one. At the half the Jewel in down 2-zip. When the action resumes Adolfo Mechado picks out Brown with this long throw in but Orio goes to work. At the other end Orlando Jimenez gets this ball into the deeper zone and for a 2nd time in the match Deon McCauley fails to convert a scoring opportunity. Of course Shane Orio continues to work hard in defense of Belize goal. On this play, Orio is well positioned in goal and he does make the save. Panama goes on to post the 2-zip victory and while we didn’t win, we were not disgraced.

We now check in on last night’s match against El Salvador and again Belize fall victim to a poor start. We’re only 15 minutes in when William Romero gets this pass off the left wing to beat Shane Orio and open the scoreboard. Nevertheless enjoy this fine save from Shane Orio as Romero aims for the far post off the set piece. Right off the subsequent corner kick Orio has to make another big time save and we do dodge a bullet right here. Make it 2 nil when the defense fails to clear this ball that Rafael Burgos pounces on to shake the net at the 25th minute.

At the other end Daniel Jimenez threads this ball to Deon McCauley and indeed he should have pulled one back right here. Meanwhile off this corner kick launched by Elroy Smith Belize gets a penalty call but the cameras didn’t pick it up. Smith, the designated penalty kicker steps up and Belize gets on the scoreboard, the 1st goal for Belize in the tournament. At the half the score is 2 to 1 in favor of El Salvador.

Check this out folks, we’re only 17 seconds into the 2nd half when Rafael Burgos beats the defense down field and he makes it a 3-1 ballgame. At the 54th minute, Jaime Alas catches up with this center off the right wing and Salvador goes up to 4 to 1. 5 minutes later Alas turns provides for Doris Umanyor who makes it a 5-1 score. At the 76th minute Belize pulls one back off this set piece as Elroy Smith finds Orlando Jimenez whose header makes it a 5-2 ballgame and that’s the way it ended.

Belize now faces Nicaragua tomorrow to conclude its schedule at the Copa Centro Americano. Win, lose or draw, I’m a Belizean – but I ain’t holding my breath.

Turning to the cycling scene the Belie Cycling Association presented the first Saturday race on the 2011 calendar featuring 49 riders that included elite and masters. They’re off… The Jr. Riders side 17 riders participated in the 26 mile ride from Belize City to Hattieville and back. By the time we reach outside the turn around point at Hattieville, the break has been established by this 12 man break which includes Mark Staine, Wilbert Jones, Deandi Ordonez, Geon Hanson, Tariq Cano, Raymond Hyde, Darnell Barrow, Michael Lewis, Santi Castillo and George Abraham Jr. Of course the chase group lead by Gregory Lovell remains within striking distance.

The break remains solid as they hug the curve that will lead them right back to the city. A minute 6 seconds behind the chase group make its grand entrance around the curve. Around mile 3 we find a depleted lead pack now only featuring Abraham Jr., Cano, Lewis, Staine, Hanson, Ordonez and Santi Castillo. We’re at the finish line in front of Leslie’s Imports and the sprint is already into full swing. On the right side of your screen Hanson grabs the lead momentarily but had to give way Deandi Ordonez – both riders get off their saddle for the big push and its Deandi Ordonez of C. Ray who grabs the big win.

In a race that averaged 24.6 M.P.H Geon Hanson of Indeco settles for 2nd, Mark Staine of Benny’s Megabytes takes 3rd while Santino the chief Castillo impresses with his 4th place finish and Big Mike Lewis riding unattached rounds out the top 5.

On the Jr. side here is Joel Borland of team Indeco winning this class in uncontested fashion in a time of 1:14:19. Zahir Figueroa of Cayo Uprising rolls in unchallenged for 2nd. Now here’s the heated sprint for 3rd place and it’s Cattouse with the blaze of speed to take that position. Incidentally folks, no prizes were issued because the race was not completed under an hour as demanded by the BCA. So, the Saturday races continue this weekend of January 22nd and the next big event comes up on February 13th to the 16th annual DigiCell Valentines Cycle Classic.

In basketball news, Saturday win the senior competition at Orange Walk King Ballers edged ballers 71 to 67 as Randy usher led the way with 26 points while Ian Carcamo added 15 points in the win. Calbert Carcamo hit 19 and Brandon McKoy 14 points in the loss. In Games II, Top Shattas burned Nothern Uprising 56 to 54.

In closing folks, we give a shout out to our boy Rosdele Ellis, a member of the Washington DC Legend hall and a former football great in Belize. Buya then folks that’s our show.

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#398436 - 01/25/11 09:42 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the latest in Sports News

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Good evening I’m James Adderly and here is another portion of Sport’s Monday.

The 2nd of the Belize Cycling Association’s weekend races for 2011 blasted off from I front of Leslie’s Imports on the Western Highway as 54 of the elite and Masters riders made a bid to complete the 26 mile ride in less than an hour. Last week’s race was concluded in 1 hour 3 mins 24 secs which prevented the Association from issuing out any prizes. So let’s find out what happens in week two and they’re off.

We’re at the finish line where a 12 man pack is in already and in mad dash to the W. It’s Brandon Cattouse with the slight lead as Chris McNish challenges but Cattouse of C Rey prevails for the win in 1 hr. 3 mins 10 secs. McNish of Benny’s Megabytes takes 2nd place while Darnell Barrow of Santino’s pulls up 3rd, Melvin Tillett and David Henderson rounds out the top 5. Folks the 1 hour time finish was not reached in this race thus no prizes were issued.

Just in case you’re wondering this is the main pelathon in a 30 man sprint for 13th place as Geon Hanson easily beats out Barney Brown and Mark Staine in a time of 1 hour 4 mins.

shalini zabaneh

At the Jr. Class Justin Wade of Team Indeco and his teammate Joel Borland finished 1st and 2nd in a time of 1:15:20. Two minutes later Keron Morrison of M&M Engineering pulls up unchallenged for 3rd place.

In the mean time the sprint for 4th place in this division is a heated one but hats off to Giovanni Lovell who edges his M&M challenger.

Meanwhile Shalini Zabaneh won the female race with a time of 1 hour 4 mins, 17 minutes ahead of 2nd place finisher Liona Humes.

The Saturday races continue with a 3rd presentation by the BCA on January 29th. Of course the countdown is on to the next big event – the 16th Annual DigiCell Valentine Cycle Classic – set for February 13th and you won’t want to miss it.

We now turn to the chess tournament staged at St. Ignatius School on Saturday by the Belize District Chess Association which had invited all schools in the nation, both primary and secondary but only Cayo, Orange Walk and Belize participated.

david martinez

David Martinez, President, Belize District Chess Association

“It’s basically a family chess day that was organized by the Belize District Chess Association. We invited all districts around the country and we had positive response from Cayo District and also positive response from Orange Walk. Today we had approximately seventy to eighty kids here present. Along with parent and volunteers and everything we had more than a hundred and fifteen persons present.”

Nevertheless today is a day of competition for the young minds in a truly cerebral sport and this where the pairings are decided before the even begins.

We were fortunate enough to catch the defending champion at 13 and over Akeem Jenkins as he jumps out of the starting gate with a win over Brandon Marsden. He makes his final move emphatically and with confidence as he moves on to the next round.

Indeed the sooner you start the better it is and here is Zhair Rudon receiving an award for being the youngest player at 6 years old.

At the 8 and under class Akeem Roches of Grace Primary beat out Cesar Escalante for top honors.

Kyle Rodriguez finished 3rd in the 9 and 10 class. Kyle Shal grabbed the runner-up spot while Quinton Rodriguez emerged the winner. Brandon Usher picked up 3rd place in the 11 and 12 years class. Erwin Wills takes 2nd place and the champion of this group is Dwayne Rodriguez. At the 13 and over level, Brandon Marsden finished 3rd, Steve Flowers is the 2nd lace finisher and the champion is Akeem Jenkins who makes it two in a row at this level of play.

President Martinez have us a glimpse into the future of chess in Belize.

David Martinez

“Last week, the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation brought in international grandmaster, Mareesh Ashley to train all the coaches, all the best coaches in the country and the top ten players from the entire country of Belize. They were selected by district, by the district associations and they are considered to be the top ten and they went to the training with Master Ashley and also international Master Sonia Sepeda from El Salvador which came for an intense training here in Belmopan. It was an intense three days training whereby we actually train these kids to a next level whereby we can participate and win better, be more competitive abroad. The CODICADER is coming up and we plan to send a team.”

In football news here are the results of play in the Caribbean Motors Cup from over the weekend. The BDF got our San Felipe Barcelona in 2-1 score while FC Belize and Toledo Ambassadors were stalemated in a 1-1 finish.

Finally In basketball news, the Belize Telemedia national U-15 and U-17 tournament as presented by the Belize District Basketball Association kicks off this Friday January 28th inside the Civic Center. Come out and support the next generation of primetime ballers.

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#399166 - 02/01/11 09:34 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday’s weekend stats with James Adderley

james adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is sports Monday.

The Belize District Basketball Association U-17 and U-15 competitions blasted off inside the Civic Center Friday and indeed the fans were not ready for the monster package of excitement that would have been unwrapped.

We pick up the action in the 1st quarter of the U-15 opener as Roderick Williams displays his skills to strike for 3pts the old fashioned way as Rising Stars extends its lead over Deacon to 4pts. Williams would lead his team with a magnificent 2 double of 18pts 20 rebounds.

In the 2nd quarter Deacon comes back. Auburn Rivero comes up with the steal and finds Raheem Trumback who moves his man out of the way for 2pts.

At the other end Kenyon Evans fires right back for rising Stars with 2 of his 11 game points.

And at the half Rising Stars show a 25 to 23 lead.

Down by 5 in the 3rd, Deacon gets a left when Auburn Rivero picks up this loose ball which he converts for 2 – Rivero would lead all scorers with 21pts.

In the 4th Deacon tries to hang but Rodrick Williams does enough o propel his team to a 55-48 big W.

Meanwhile the U-17 nightcap between Wildcats 17 and Complex was even more competitive and Kadeem Olivera sets the pace with this big 3 pointer in the opening minutes. He would tally 25pts.

The Wildcats, Alexander Ellis then makes this individual effort for 2 of his 17pts tonight. At the end of the 1st Complex leads 20-15.

In the 2nd we find Ryan Michael leading Complex as he picks the pocket of Malcolm Griffith and goes all the way for 2 of his 49 game points. Michael would hit 23 of 34 free throws to put up all of 49pts in this outing.

Nevertheless this put back by Vhuru McKoy pulls Wildcats to within 2pts and he would lead his team with 23pts.

However, it’s Inary Enriquez who ties the ballgame at 35pts apiece by going glass. Enriquez would put up 11pts in this one.

Zane Morris would then give Wildcats a 37-35 lead at the half with this uncontested bucket. Morris would strike for 15pts.

Folks the remainder of the game would be tit for tat, butter for fish, – Vhuru McKoy hits for the Wildcats.

Ryan Michael replies for Complex.

At the end of the 3rd we’re tied at 61pts apiece.

This is how this one gets settled people: Ryan Michael hits 2 free throws to pull Complex to a 1pt deficit.

At the other end, Ellis Alexander hits 1 of 2 to give the Wildcats a 2pt. lead.

And this is the final play of the match – Complex fails to get off a shot in the remaining 9 seconds and they fall 86 to 84.

On Sunday’s card SJC Wildcats got bombed 49 to 39 by Blazin Blazers.

Kruzzars crushed Belama Ballaz 71 to 54.

In the U-15 match Rising Stars handles Playa in a 76-64 final score.

Tonight at the Civic Center ACC Deacon will face YMCA and Ladyville goes to work against SJC Wildcats.

Turning to the canoeing score with 2011 La Ruta Maya set for March 4th to 7th the pre-races have begun and we’re inside Burrell Boom on Saturday for the start of the race to Manatee Lookout. With the signal from the starting gun the river comes alive powered by human energy.

And folks maybe some people just don’t get it – you’ve got to be in the boat to compete.

At the Burrell Boom Bridge the 2010 champion Ziprider is in the lead being chased by last year’s runner up the Belize Bank and the Citrus Products Ltd, followed by NICH.

For some the adventure or the experience might be today’s motivation as we see Sean, The Wet Legend, misfits short of a paddler, Big Bad Dan while the nameless ones bring the rear.

We’re here at the finish at Manatee Lookout and it’s a 3-way sprint with Ziprider, the Belize Bank and NICH.

From our picture it appears the Belize Bank is the winner – unfortunately they were penalized for lane violation giving the win to Ziprider and the Bank has to settle for 2nd, NICH paddles in 3rd and CPL rounds out the top 4. Folks if this leg of the race is exciting what do you think will happen when the big one blasts off on March 4th.

In football news Caribbean Motor Cup play over the weekend saw Toledo Ambassadors blank FC Belize 3-zip to move with a 4-1 aggregate while the BDF shutdown San Felipe Barcelona with a 6-2 volley for an 8-3 aggregate. The championship series begins this Sunday at the Toledo Union Field.

In other football news the Super League kicked off its 1st division season with a marathon package on Sunday and while we have footage the stats eluded us at press time. However we do know Brown Bombers took the marathon by beating Atlantic Bank in the finals.

In the cycling scene for a 3rd week in a row the BCA Saturday race from Belize City to Hattieville – some 26 miles was no completed in less than an hour – so the pot continues to build. David Henderson of team Indeco took top honors in 1hr 5mins 55secs beating out his teammate Tariq Cano by 1min 17 secs while Melvin Tillett of Santino’s pulled up 3rd.

Meanwhile several Belize Cycle Teams competed in the Governor’s Cup race at Cozumel over the weekend did pretty good. Jeovani Leslie won the elite ride; Nissan Arana took 2nd and Brandon Cattouse 4th, Allen Castillo 5th.

At the Maters 50 plus level kudos to Santi Castillo who finished 2nd to become the only Belizean in the top 20 finish. Now that’s an eye opener.

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#399793 - 02/08/11 09:41 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Guru, James Adderley analyzes the stats from the weekend games

James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderley with this week’s portion of Sports Monday.

Folks we’re in front of Leslie’s Imports as the Belize Cycling Association launched its 4th Saturday race in preparation for the mighty cross country classic set to blast off on Holy Saturday. 62 riders are signed up for this 26 mile ride and today the pelathon is intent on beating the 1 hour time limit set by the BCA who remain adamant that no prizes will be issued until this criteria in met.

We catch up with the race at the turn around point inside Hattieville and its young Kevin Tillette of Santino’s in control of the blistering pace but as you can see the entire pelathon remains on his heels.

At mile 5, we’ve still got a compact unit as the bid to beat the time limit mounts.

We’re now at the tape for a monster field sprint. The speedster Gregory Lovell grabs the lead; the challenge comes from Chris McNish, Jeovani Leslie and Byron Pope but Lovell lives up to his reputation to give Zamis the big W, McNish of Benny’s Megabytes holds on to 2nd, Jeovani Leslie of Santino’s settles for 3rd, Byron Pope of Megabytes pulls up 4th while Jairo Campos of team typhoon rounds out the top 5.

In the meantime folds for a 4th time in a row our riders have been unable to complete the 26 mile ride in less than 1 hour. Saturday’s race was clocked at 1:00:42 secs and while it’s the closes they’ve been, the riders still do not deserve any prize according to the Association.

Meanwhile the next big race come sup thus Sunday February 13th and it’s the 16th running of the DigiCell Valentine Cycle Classic. Public Relations Officer for the B.C.A., Kwame Scott, provides the details.

Kwame Scott, Public Relations Officer, Belize Cycling Association

Kwame Scott

“It will be three races, five categories—the juniors, masters, four, five and females will be riding from Central Farm to Belize City one way; while the elite riders will be riding from the San Ignacio Hotel head west to the Benque Border, make a U-turn and head all the way back to Belize City. All three races will finish at Leslie’s Imports near mile one and a half on the Western Highway.”

James Adderley

“Will the Saturday races being staged by the Belize Cycling Association have an impact on this valentine Classic in terms of time because I am very impressed by the time limit set by the association?”

Kwame Scott

“Well quite honestly, the Saturday races are more for speed and they are mainly ridden on the flats. If you notice this race on Sunday, the elite race starts in the hills and then it comes unto the flat. Remember we are all gearing up for the cross country race which is basically starting and finishing within Belize City so we are heading unto that same course and our goal is to have our riders prepared for the twenty-third of April which is the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic.”

James Adderley

“Who would be the favorite going into Sunday’s ride?”

Kwame Scott

“Let me just mention that the defending champion is Marlon Castillo and Team Zamir from the north took the top positions last year, however going into this year’s race, I am not sure who would be the favorites, however we do have Shane Vasquez who performed well on New Year’s Day, we have Gregory Lovell who seems to be one of the fastest guys at the finish line and we also have the host of Choto brothers, we have most of our riders are young. We have Nissan Arana, we have Byron Pope and of course we’ll be having some foreigners in the race who also add some spice.”

In other cycling news, Santino Castillo continues to impress by winning Saturday’s 41 mile Weekend Warrior race from a field of 43 riders. Alton Richie Jr. took 2nd while Charlie Slusher stepped up to 3rd place.

Turning to the football scene, the Super League kicked off its Belize City 1st Division Tournament inside the MCC Grounds and we caught up with Saturday’s match-up between Marathon Champion Brown Bombers and Atlantic Bank.

We’re 17 minutes in and Atlantic Bank is already down 2-nil when Jorge Estrada finds Rudolph Matura and he pulls one back for the bank by sticking with the play.

Early into 2nd half action, the Bombers Germaine Loster tries this left foot that bounces off the crossbar.

At the other end Wilmer Lunes gets this chance to tie the ballgame but instead unleashes a high riser.

The Bombers continue to press so Mark Zuniga deals to Tyronne Muschamp who misses the target from point blank range.

Again Atlantic Bank gets to tie the score when Albert Sesiena beats his man and fires this right foot but its right at the keeper.

Folks, good teamwork pay dividends for the Brown Bombers, when Tyronne Muschamp deals to Francisco Briceño who finds Mark Zuniga and his right foot punch makes it a 3-1 ballgame at the 62nd minute.

Talk about poor defensive play, Briceño’s center should have been easily cleared by Melvin Orlando instead he gifts this ball to Tyronne Muschamp who powers it home for the 4-1 big W.

In other action over the weekend West Lake and Atlantic Insurance battled to a 3-3 stalemate while Yabra FC overwhelmed Kings Park FC in a 5-1 rout.

This Saturday’s schedule finds KHMH in action against Kelly Street, Yabra FC clashes with City Boys United and Brown Bombers take aim at Ebony Lake.

In other football news the Toledo Ambassadors and the Belize Defense Force settled for a 2-2 finish yesterday at Toledo of Game II for the Caribbean Motors Cup now moves to the Norman Broaster Stadium.

Turning to the Harrison Parks Cricket scene, Elvis Moody proved to be the big man in Saturday’s showdown between Bright Star of Sandhill and Brilliance of Crooked Tree. Moody battled in a game high of runs and then on defense he mowed down 4 wickets as Bright Star beat Brilliance 184-161 runs.

Jermaine Smith of the Crooked Tree Team had an impressive outing leading his team with 55 runs batted in while Rodwell Conorquie stouch for 3 wickets but in a loosing effort.

Meanwhile here are the other results from the Harrison Parks competition.

Borland edged Brave Union 80 to 72. Surprise took the Police 122-121. Western Eagles mauled Sunrise 177 to 64. St. Paul’s Sailo’s hurt wicked 11 123 to 120. Isabella Uprising handled Unfinished Business 98 to 64 and Easy Does It handled Excellence 159 to 157 with 5 wickets to spare.

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#400298 - 02/15/11 09:35 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the latest Sports Statistics

James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.

The 16th Annual DigiCell Valentine’s Cycle Classic proved to us that cyclists are a special breed of athletes who never say quit. Some 83 elite riders were at the starting line inside San Ignacio for yesterday’s 81 mile ride despite a ferocious attack launched by Mother Nature that brought down an incessant rain and very cold temperatures. This increased the risk of read accidents, big time spills and even exposed the riders to serious illness. Fortunately for all involved Jah is merciful and there were no major incidents.

As the race leaves the San Ignacio Hotel and heads to the turn around point at the Benque Viejo Border Station, the rain comes down with a vengeance but the show goes on as it must in cycling.

Alas folks, our motorcycle died on us which put us out of action.

However, we caught up back with the event around Hattieville when the Guatemalan Lysandro Acu, rider for Team Santino, had already made his move for a solo flight to the finish line around mile 29.

So we’re at Leslie’s Imports when Acu rolls in uncontested to win this years Valentine’s Classic is 3 hours, 28 minutes and 36 seconds eclipsing the record time set by Ernest Meighan of 3 hours, 35 minutes and 3 seconds.

It was a good day for Team Santino because Darnell Barrow was truly impressive to out sprint Jose Choto to take 2nd place in a time of 3:29:33 and Darnell begins to look like the cyclist he should be. Of course Jose Choto takes 3rd and Marlon Castillo of Zamir’s rolls in for 4th place.

Lysandro Acu, Winner, 16th Annual Digicell Valentine’s Cycle Classic

Lysandro Acu & Santino Castillo

“Basically, he’s been coming here for many years and he wanted this victory and he looks for opportunities anywhere they present themselves—whether in the beginning, the middle or the end—and this oen preented itself right at the very spot where he thought he coudl take it from there.”

Darnell Barrow

Darnell Barrow, 2nd Place Winner, 16th Annual Digicell Valentine’s Cycle Classic

“I mean with this second i feel more motivated right now. I mean I barely trained, gained like fifteen pounds, struggling a lot, but i feel like with this second i could pull off wah lee something for Cross Country.”

In the Woman’s Class Shalini Zabaneh of Sagitun continued as the dominant force sweeping all station prizes and winning yesterday in 2 hours, 54 minutes and 11 seconds beating out Gina Lovell by over 5 minutes while Alicia Thompson of Belize Bank rode in 3rd.

James Adderley

“Tell us about today’s race and how you just breezed through to the big W?”

Shalini Zabaneh

Shalini Zabaneh

“I wouldn’t say I breezed through it. When we race with the men, I think I have an advantage over the other girls because I consider myself a little bit stronger than then when it comes to racing with the men. So once I can hang in with the men, I get a gap on the girls, I’ll be able to cruise to the line.”

James Adderley

“Anytime you come out, you take the number one spot. I think we will have to make a monument of you. You are becoming a living monument before our eyes.”

Shalini Zabaneh

“That would be nice. [laughs]”

Kyle Gentle

The Jr. winner yesterday was Kyle Gentle of Cayo High Road with a time of 2:45:30, Austin Armstrong was forced into 2nd place and Aiden Juan finished 3rd with all 3 clocked with the same time.

For sure it was a good day for Team Santino as Ernest Meighan grabbed the 4/5 Masters Class in 2:49 beating Michael Lewis in the sprint while David Balam pulled up 3rd 20 seconds later.

At the youth level Aiden Juan beat out Marcus Lewis and Giovanni Lovell in that order to take Top Honors.

Meanwhile folks the La Ruta Maya 2011 comes up from March 4th to 7th so the organizers presented the last of its scheduled races over the weekend and 29 boats made the journey from Burrell Boom to Gallon Jug Lumber Yard here in Belize City and its always exciting to witness the start.

Of course cream always rises and immediately the defending champion Zip Rider and former champion Belize Bank quickly and efficiently grab control of today’s pace, followed by CPBL, Cobb’s Arm and Watius.

And as usual some paddlers simply will not stay put in their canoe.

Zip Rider is the first to clear the Haulover Bridge area but Belize Bank remains within striking distance and NICH has stepped up to command 3rd place.

Trying to hand on to the grueling pace is Cobb’s Arm.

Agro Tech makes a gallant effort to stay with the big boys while CPBL continues to loose ground.

So we’re at the finish line at Gallon Jug Lumber Yard.

And we see Zip Rider clearing the Belcan Bridge unchallenged.

As they stroke their way to a 2nd win in a row with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes 30 seconds.

It’s all of 2 minutes later that Belize Bank shows up to take 2nd place.

NICH hangs on to 3rd place.

An improved Cobb’s Arm has to settle for 4th, while Agro Tech rounds out the top 5.

Folks, all we can say is that the 2011 edition promises to bring the keenest competition possible.

Turning to the football scene, the Super League Belize City 1st Division tournament continues to roll inside the MCC Grounds and we caught up with the internecine struggle between Yabra FC and City Boys United on Saturday.

The 1st real chance at the goal comes from City Boys when Kareem Williams attacks off the left corner of the net but misses the target.

At the other end Gilroy Thurton moves to his man out of the way only to launch a high rising left foot shot.

5 minutes later Thurton gets another opportunity to put Yabra FC on the scoreboard first but up squandering a golden opportunity.

Meanwhile folks, despite the fact that everybody’s sporting the color blue the referee is able to pick out this hand foul inside the 18 by the City Boys defender and rules penalty.

Dalton Cayetano, a former City Boys forward steps up for Yabra and gives his new tam a 1-zip lead 25 minutes in.

Now watch Jack Dawson penetrate into the defensive area of Yabra but is taken down by Norman Bonnel and again it’s a penalty ruling by the referee.

Mark Grant steps up for City Boys and easily beats the keeper to knot the ballgame at 1 apiece 40 minutes in.

2 minutes later, City Boys keeper Eric Gilharry commits this unforced error and Dalton Cayetano makes him pay with his 2nd goal of the match as Yabra takes a 2-1 lead.

Don’t blink folks because here comes the kick off – Kareem Williams deals to Jack Dawson and his long shot, a goal somehow embarrasses the goal keeper and gets 2 goal keeping errors and 3 goals in 3 minutes as we go to intermission tied at 2 apiece.

In 2nd half play neither team did enough to score another goal or warrant the big W as things settled into a 2-2 stalemate. In other results from Week II KHMH Authority and Kelly St. rallied to a 0-0 draw and Ebony Lake shook up Brown Bombers is a 2-1 score.

Week III come sup on Saturday with Atlantic Insurance facing City Boys. West Lake takes aim at King’s Park FC and Atlantic Bank goes to work against Ebony Lake.

In other football news, the Belize Defense Force beat the Toledo Ambassadors 2-zip at the Norman Broaster Stadium yesterday to claim their 3rd consecutive Caribbean Motor Cup title.

Now here’s this note on basketball, the UB Basketball Team was in Chetumal over the weekend for a couple of friendlies against Manaties of Chetumal inside the Palacio de los Deportes.

On Saturday they routed the host team 82-37 and then on Sunday extended their margin of win by 8, beating Manaties 90 to 37.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#400754 - 02/22/11 09:01 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley Sports update on cycling, football and karate

James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and we welcome you to this fresh dish of Sport’s Monday.

For a 5th time the elite cyclists of this nation took aim at breaking the 1 hour limit set by the Belize Cycling Association to finish the 26 mile ride to Hattieville and back would Saturday February 19th make a difference or would our best riders again blame it on the rain. And they’re off on the slippery and treacherous surface we call the Western Highway.

Of course the rain excuse does appear legitimate as the downpour make its presence felt immediately into the ride.

Around mile 12, Glen O’Brien of Zamir gambles on a solo flight after extricating himself from the pack.

And this move takes him to the turnaround point at Hattieville in an unchallenged fashion.

However, the main pelathon does remain within striking distance while others are let go.

It’s a brand new configuration on the way back when the pelathon returns to a compact formation and yes people the rain continues to up the degree of difficulty.

So we fast forward to the finish for a mighty field sprint and it’s Darnell Barrow of Santino’s in the middle of the pack that makes the big move.

The challenge comes from Erwin Middleton of Indeco but for a 2nd week in a row Darnell Barrow displays his star quality to grabbing the big W in a time of 1hr 3 mins and 38 secs. Middleton settles for 2nd, Devon Medwood of Clear the Land finishes 3rd; Sherman Thomas of Team Police takes 4th place while Brian Lopez of Indeco rounds out the top 5. Of course the time limit was not met so we look forward to week 6 and maybe then the riders will qualify for prizes.

In the meantime we say congratulations to Erwin Middleton of Indeco for taking the U-23 win and Sherman Thomas of Team Police who emerged the Masters Champion.

At the Jr. Class, Deezan Spence of Twin towers beats out Giovanni Lovell of Indeco and Austin Armstrong in that order to take the Jr. Classification. They were times at 1hr 9 mins 56 secs.

Checking the Weekend Warriors scene, Saturday’s race was won by Amir Gonzalez – Geffrey Waight took 2nd and Ramon Morales finished 3rd. Luke Usher then out sprinted the pack to grab 4th place.

Meanwhile folks, the Belize Cycling Association next big event is set for the 13th March and it’s the 30th edition of the Annual Belmopan Cycling Classic which covers some 100 miles. Peter Choto goes in as defending champion.

We now turn to the Karate scene as the Belize Elite Karate Team under Mester Kelly hosted the Mexico Taekwondo Team under Coach Torres in a Belize vs. Mexico format inside the Belize Elementary Auditorium on Saturday. And of course, after the niceties the minute combat begins.

Belize got off to a positive start as Isaac Lumbly hits Jose Angel Mota cleanly to the abdomen to grab the point that gives him the victory.

Jennifer Larrieu was methodical in winning her bout against Yasori Cab with a 9 to 5 score for the win.

Craghan Cleland was able to come back against Deud Malarcon to take what looked like a pretty close combat.

Randy Arana had a tough time against Miguel Barragan but enough to let out the win for Belize.

Jose Diaz floored his man in the 1st round to overcome Edgar Romero in the 2 rounder to hand the homeland another victory.

Ashton Tasher needed the 3rd round to prevail against Salvador Ramos and he was up to the task to earn another W for Team Belize.

Basketballer Rupert Brown ran into a brick wall named William Chuayo who picks up Mexico’s 2nd win in this face-off.

Felix Hernandez was also unable to take his man Andre Perez who took the victory in a 7-5 score.

For certain Carmelita Kuylen was an unstoppable force against Brenda Velez Belmont as she paced herself to a comfortable win while her sibling Carla Kuylen proved to be a deadly head hunter as she pummeled her way to the W.

In the final bout of the day, Dr. Pedro Arriaga was pretty dominant against Moises Vega as he surgically worked his way to the big W.

Thus Belize Elite Karate Team posted a 9-2 record in the eleven matches on a 73 to 56 point margin. The scene now drifts to Chetumal Mexico this Saturday for the rematch.

Finally in football news, play in the Super League Belize City 1st Division competition on Saturday at the MCC Grounds matched City Boys United against Atlantic Insurance.

Atlantic Insurance take the lead the minute in when Jamal Martinez catches up with this center from off the right wing and heads it home to open scoreboard.

4 minutes into 2nd half, the Insurance Co. make it 2-zip when Carlos Trestoza centers to Bryan Martinez who gets an easy goal off the goalkeeper’s errant play.

Make it 3-nil when Jamal Martinez out runs the City Boys defense and scores his 2nd goal of the match.

City Boys final pull one back off this corner kick that Shawn Thurton heads home out the 68th minute.

2 minutes later Hubert Baptist hands this ball inside the 18 which leads to the penalty call.

Mark Grant steps up and he makes it a 3-2 score.

However, the City Boys comeback falls short when Byron Martinez picks up this ball unattended and he makes it a 4-2 final as Atlantic Insurance posts the W.

In other action on Saturday, West Lake humiliated Kings Park FC in a 12-2 shellacking while Ebony Lake routed Atlantic Bank in a 9-1 blow-out.

This weekend’s schedule at the Barracks finds Brown Bombers aiming at Kelly Street, KHMH hooks up with Ebony Lake and Yabra FC faces Atlantic Insurance.

Folks, the 5th Annual Belize Bank Super League Tournament kicks off this weekend of February 20th and 27th. City Boys United goes in as defending champion.

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#401406 - 03/01/11 09:26 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday with football and cycling winners

James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and we welcome you to this jam packed serving of Sport’s Monday.

We start off with the opening match of the Belize Bank Super League Football Tournament as the defending champion and now named Raymond Gentle City Boys United hosted Paradise Freedom Fighters of Punta Gorda inside the MCC Ground’s yesterday.

In fact a moment of silence was observed for the fallen leader of the City Boys championship team Raymond Gentle who lost his wife on 12th January 2011 and as he sleeps, on the show continues.

Make no mistake about it folks it’s a new and improved City Boys that comes out to defend its title and we’re only 3 minutes into the action when newcomer Ryan Simpson receives this pass from off the left side and what a way to start with his new club as he gives them a 1-zip lead.

It should have been 2-zip 2 minutes later when Jason Young picks out Leon Jones but his right away right foot offering rises over the horizontal bar.

The visitors try to reply off this set piece in front of the goal but Alexander Peters line drive screams past the face of the goal.

It’s more Paradise Freedom Fighters when Frank Lopez evades his man to fire this low cruise missile but goalkeeper William Johnson stays on top of things.

We’re some 30 minutes in when Tyrone Muschamp faces Stephen Palacio in a one-on-one situation and the referee rules penalty in what he interprets as a take down by the goal keeper.

International player Deon McCauley steps and finds the near corner for the 2-zip City Boys lead.

Folks we’re some 15 minutes after intermission when Alexander Peters attacks for the Freedom Fighters. Williams Johnson come out to defend his goal – Peters outstretched right foot stamps on Johnson’s right foot and the goal keeper’s foot in broken.

Fortunately, a BERT Ambulance was immediately summoned to minister to the fallen player who was then whistled away to be treated at the KHMH for an injury which not only ends his season but could also end his career, and yes, he is in serious pain.

When the action resumes Tyrone Muschamp beats his man, the ball then reaches Ryan Simpson who moves 2 defenders out of the way and then deals to Deon McCauley who scores his 2nd of the match as Raymond Gentle City Boys United open a 3-zip W over Paradise Freedom Fighters.

In the other action on opening day Hattieville Monarch and Griga Knights battled to 1-1 stalemate. Placencia Assassin crushed Cayo South United 3 to 1 and Orange Walk United settled for a nil-nil draw.

This week’s schedule find Griga Knights will host Placencia Assassin at the Carl Ramos. Cayo South will visit Hattieville Monarch. Orange Walk United will be inside the People’s Stadium against Paradise Freedom Fighters and it’s an all city clash when Third World FC sees action against City Boys United.

Checking the results of Week 4 in the Super League 1st Division season at the MCC Grounds, Brown Bombers struck Kelly Street with a 2-zip blast. Ebony Lake edged KHMH Authority 1-zip while Atlantic Insurance and Yabra FC rallied to a 2 all tie.

Kaya Cattouse

In the meantime folks, the Delhart Courtney Female Football Tournament as presented by FFB kicked off over the weekend and tournament coordinator Kaya Cattouse filled in the details.

Kaya Cattouse, Coordinator, Delhart Courtney Female Football Tournament

“The competition start this weekend; all the games were played. We have ten teams in the competition from all over the country and the games that were played this Saturday and Sunday were very successful.”

James Adderley

“How long will it last and when can we expect the champion to be won?”

Kaya Cattouse

“Well we foresee this cup lasting until about June or thereabout because the preliminary round is six weeks and after that eight teams will advance into the quarter finals and we’ll do home and away matches go along to the semifinals and then the finals with the two teams.”

Bertie Chimilio

Meanwhile folks President Bertie Chimilio of the Football Federation of Belize informed us of the upcoming friendly between Belize and the Cayman Islands.

Bertie Chimilio, President, B.F.F.

“We are now preparing for the World Cup 2014 eliminations [which] will start in September of this year and we’re gonna start that with a first game against Cayman here in Belize on the twenty-seventy of march. We go back to Cayman for the twenty-second of May. Already in the pipeline we have games with El Salvador and Guatemala in the plans, but nonetheless we still have to confirm those games.”

James Adderley

“These are friendlies we’re talking about?”

Bertie Chimilio

“Yeah these are friendlies on the FIFA dates and we want to make sure that come September 2011, we should have at least fifty of our players having played three or four international matches and pick eighteen out of that and ready to confront the world.”

James Adderely

“Who are we matched up with for the frist round of this quail-finals?
Bertie Chimilio

“It’s gonna take a new format James really. The format now is gonna be groups. It’s good for us because we gonna play more games, but it is very, very expensive. We continue to work despite some obstacles being put in the way, but any obstacles that comes we jump by, we jump over and we ask the folks in Belize to come and support this international match.”

Turning to the cycling scene for the 6th time in a row folks the elite riders of the Belize Cycling Association were unable to complete the 26 mile ride to Hattieville and back under the 1 hour limit. The closest they had been was Greg Lovell’s time of 1 hour 42 seconds.

Nevertheless, 46 riders are off in search of the big W and included are the women cyclist, junior riders and the Masters Class.

At the turn around point a large group has grabbed the pace dividing the pelathon in 2.

In fact, the finish in front of Leslie’s Imports finds a delightful field sprint and it’s Brandon Cattouse who powers out of the pack and grabs his 2nd big W in the 6 races featured so far – but in a time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 42 seconds. Byron Pope pulls up 2nd, Erwin Middleton moved in 3rd, David Henderson finished 4th while the veteran Rogue Matus rounds up the top 5.

Now folks, here is the sprint for the Jr. riders and its Gian Zetina with the burst to take it in 1 hour, 12minutws and 25 seconds. Some 8 minutes off the pace set by the senior Giovanni Lovell takes 2nd but watch Ethan Neal of Twin Towers on the outside going to tap – he takes 3rd place but is unceremoniously stopped by a parked red pick-up truck which should never have been there – the smashes into the windshield and is badly hurt and has to be taken to the hospital. It’s a situation that should have been under the absolute control of the BCA who have expressed extreme remorse. Fortunately, Ethan experiences no broken bones and has vowed to continue in the sport and Sport’s Monday wishes his valiant Jr. rider a quick and complete recovery. Folks, let’s not see a preventable mishap like this occur again.

Meanwhile Shalini Zabaneh took the women’s class in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 42 seconds finishing with the elites and naturally Rogue Matus takes the Masters prize with that same time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 42 seconds.

In basketball news, the action in the DigiCell U-17 tournament continues fast and furious. In Friday night’s schedule ACC Deacons had to fight off a strong challenge from All Star Ballers to eek out a 78-74 victory. Terrigue Gabb led the way with 16 points, Jovanie Martinez put up 15 points and Travis Bermudez added 14. For All Star Ballers, Akeem Richardson topped all scores with 19 points; Brandon Harris hits 18 points and Keron Moss stretch for 17 points but in a loosing effort. In other results from the weekend, Belama Hittaz beat Dog Pound Boys 37-25; ACC Deacons shopped YMCO 50-20, Blazin Blazzaz bombed Truckers 51-26, Complex Admiral crushed Caye Caulker 85 to 25 and Kruzzars didn’t say sorry in a 104 to 15 blowout of Seh Sorry.

Finally folks, we want to say heartfelt congratulations to the Belize Karatekas under Master Kelly who competed in the Mexico International Taekwondo championships at Chetumal on Sunday and from a crew of 23 fighters, 4 to 30 years of age, brought back 30 trophies.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.


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#402900 - 03/22/11 09:36 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s weekend sports update

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The National Cricket Team has made a dramatic statement in International Cricket by winning the ICC Division 3 Tournament staged at Costa Rica, sweeping all 5 matches in emphatic fashion. On their return to the Jewel Yesterday was filled with excitement, pump and circumstance and a motorcade from the Philip Goldson International Airport.

Belize jumped out last Monday with a 65 to 64 win over Peru with 4 wickets to spare as Howell Gillett claimed 4 wickets to become man of the match while Conway Young batted in 18 runs. Later that day, the National Team routed the Falkland Islands 182 to 50 with man of the match Mcbelt Anthony striking for 5 wickets while Warren Anthony came up with 50 runs. Next to feel the power of the Belizean juggernaut was México who put up a fight on Wednesday but fell 106 to 87 with Keve Usi Flowers mowing down 4 wickets and Derrick Sutherland scoring 27 runs.

Keve Flowers won his second man of the match on Thursday recording 4 wickets as Belize out classed Costa Rica 40 to 39 with all of 7 wickets to spars Conway Young led the offence with 15 runs. Mcbelt Anthony picked up his 2nd man of the match award in the final outline on Friday when Belize batted in 86 runs with 5wickets to spare to beat Chile 86 to 85—34 of those runs belonged to Anthony. Thus Belize sweeps the tournament in impressive fashion. Conway Young emerged tournament MVP and best wicket keeper and Keve Flowers was voted best bowler. Add in the championship and 4 of the 5 available tournament awards were brought home by a jubilant national team yesterday.

Derrick Sutherland

Derrick Sutherland, Captain, National Cricket Team

“We have played superbly through the five days. The competition was very tough in terms of playing—it was a fast game. It was a 20-overs tournament, not a fifty. So the game was fast and we did well. I would like to express gratitude to the Minister of Sports who has supported us, Mister John Saldivar; Mister Elston Wade, the President of Belize National Cricket Association for again the players especially who have supported me as captain. They have played well and I would like to express gratitude to them. To the villagers of Belize River Valley, we have fought for quite some time and now we have won. This victory again is for them.”

Belize now moves up to Division 2 in the ICC America’s Division and will be tested at this level as early as April 9th 2011 at Suriname. We say congratulations for a job well done.

Turning to the football; undefeated RG City Boys United took its 3 and record West against a strong Cayo South United playing host at Camalote Football Field. The visiting City Boys look to strike first when Leon Jones centers into the danger zone and only a perfect read by goalkeeper Shawn Lopez prevents Dalton Cayetano from opening the scoreboard. However, it’s the home team with the opening goal when at the 10th minute. Enrique Tamai picks up this ball launched from the midfield and beats Stanley Reneau for the 1 zip lead.

City Boys looks for the equalizer off this set piece fired by Deon McCauley and again Shawn Lopez intervenes. Now keep your eyes on this corner kick launched by Lemott, Tyronne Muschamp heads it into goal, the keeper is beaten but Joseph Waight hands the ball out of the net which leads to a penalty called and a direct red card. Deon McCauley steps up and easily beats the keeper to tie the ballgame at 1-1 a piece at the 19th minute. Just a minute later, Ian Gaynier picks out Dalton Cayetano inside the box and Cayetano’s header gives City Boys a 2-1 lead at the 20th Minute.

This forces the Cayo Team to look for the equalizer and they almost come up with when Scott Casey punches this volley only to see it inch over the crossbar. We’re fresh into 2nd half when Jason Young gets this good look at goal but is thwarted by a big time save from Shawn Lopez. At the 67th minute Cayo South gets lucky. Alfonso Guzman mis-kicks in front of goal but gets a 2nd opportunity to find Enrique Tamai and Tamai unleashes a right foot that ties the ballgame at 2 apiece.

Meanwhile, the game winner for City Boys comes off this set piece outside the eighteen and international player, Deon McCauley guides this ball into the back of the net for the 3-2 big W. City Boys move to a perfect 4 and 0 record, while Cayo United now shows 1 point from 3 losses and a draw to remain in the alley.

In other action, around the Belize Bank Super League, Griga Knights conquered Third World FC in a 4-1 affair. Orange Walk United doubled Hattieville Monarch at Hattieville in a 2-1 finish while the matchup between Paradise Freedom Fighters and Placencia Assassin was postponed because of inclement wealth at Punta Gorda. This match is now set for Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at the Toledo Union Field.

Looking to Week 5, Griga Knights will host Paradise Freedom Fighters on Saturday. On Sunday, RG City Boys United travel to Placencia Assassin. Orange Walk United will be inside the People’s Stadium against Cayo South United. And Hattieville Monarch comes to the MCC to face Third World F.C.

Meanwhile the Smart Challenge Cup in Week 7 saw K.H.M.H. Authority edged Atlantic Insurance 4-3 Brown Bombers downed Atlantic Insurance 3-2 and Ebony Lake made it 5 wins in a row with a 4-3 victory over Westlake. This Saturday finds Yabra FC in action against K.H.M.H. and Atlantic Bank with take on City Boys United.

In cycling news, Team Santino won the weekend, Warrior Team Time Trial which concluded Sunday with a total of 111 points, Clean Masters Truckers Posse rounds out the top 3 with 94 points.

In billiards news, the Belize National Billiards Association presents a 2 day pool tournament on March 26th and 27th at Element Club. Contact telephone numbers 604-2069 or 600-3888.

Checking the basketball scene, action in the Orange Walk U-17 competition saw Muffles College roll over Orange Walk Tech 65-73 on 16 points from Jian Arcurio.

Finally folks, in the Digicell U-15 tournament at the Civic rising starts swept Belama Hatazz in 2 straight to grab that title while at the U-17 level Kruzzers deveined Deacons also in 2 straight to emerge as champion. We say congratulations to both winners.

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#404012 - 04/05/11 09:28 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sportscaster James Adderley has the winners

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s this week’s rush of Sports Monday.

Thirty-three of the rising stars in Belizean Cycling suited up for the 12th Annual Junior Cross Country Cycling Classic which blasted off from the Succotz Ferry to complete a 73.9 mile journey that would finish in front of Leslie’s Imports here in Belize City. Coming out of Santa Elena, we’ve got a 4-man breakaway that chose to run early buy wouldn’t hold up. In fact, by the time the race reaches three flags, we find the chase group about to engulf the lead riders.

Out of the newly formed compact pelathon, Giovannu Lovell decides to launch a solo flight and would make it a 1 min 57 seconds lead as he takes the Roaring Creek Station Prize unchallenged. At St. Matthew’s Village, Lovell is still maintaining the torrid pace as he tries to do it by himself. However, this chase bunch would not be deterred. Giovanni Lovell takes the station prize ant the Belize Zoo, but the end of the run had become a done deal.

At mile 18, the configuration features a 5-man lead that includes Joel Borland, Juan Umana, Oscar Quiroz and former Champion Austin Armstrong as Lovell hangs on. About a mile from the tape, we find a 6-man lead of Borland, Umana, Quiroz, Armstrong, Lovell and Gentle. At the tape it’s a 5-man sprint for the 2011 title. Watch Borland on the inside move over to the center of the road, this puts Umana and Armstrong in trouble—as Joel Borland of Team Indeco takes top honors in 3hrs 56 mins 21 seconds.

Juan Umana of Cayo High Road Cycling pulls up 2nd and his teammate Kyle Gentle; 3rd, Austin Armstrong of twin Towns Cycling is 4th and a spent Giovanni Leslie of Indeco takes 5th place unchallenged.

Meanwhile, the management of Cayo High Road Cycling launched a protest on the Borland win but the protest could not be entertained by the B.C.A. since it was not accompanied by the required fifty dollars fee. Of the 33 that started, 20 compelted the ride which recorded an average speed of 18.76 miles per hour. The record of 3 hours 37 mins 48 seconds set by Byron Pope in 2007 was not broken.

We now look forward to the mighty Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic and we invite you to join us for our 1st issue of the Race for the Garland which kicks off the Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

Turning to the football scene. Week 6 in the Belize Bank Super League Tournament brought a clash of undefeated teams to the MCC Grounds as City Boys United hosted Griga Knights yesterday. City Boys gets the 1st real chance at goal some 10 minutes in when Ryan Simpson fired this left foot that inches outside of the target. Griga Knights reply comes from Darwin Castillo who attacks off the left wing to launch this right foot push corralled by Stanley Reneau. Less than a minute later, this defensive error by Shawn Thurton gives Castillo another opportunity to open the scoreboard only to again be denied by goalkeeper Reneau.

Folks, sometimes strange things happen. We actually missed the opening goal by Deon McCauley at the 41st minute but here’s the kickoff, but the keeper by Castillo won’t get past Reneau.

Folks we’re 10 minutes into the 2nd half when Jason Young is taken down inside the 18th by Allan Flores and the penalty call is made. Deon McCauley steps up and easily beats Elias Pelayo for his 2nd goal of the match as City Boys take a 2-zip lead. Meanwhile, absolutely no one expected this ball to score but somehow it gets past Stanley Reneau as Shane Gentle gets credited with the goal for Griga Knights.

Tyrone Muschamp then gets this chance to get on the scoreboard on this pass from Ian Gaynair, but he misses the target. At the 73rd minute, Ryan Simpson sets table perfectly for Deon McCauley who completes the hat trick with this right foot slice as City Boys roll to the 3-1 big W to become the only undefeated team at this juncture in the Super League.

In other action around the League; Paradise Freedom Fighters used the home field advantage to double Hattieville manarch in a 2-1 affair. O.W. United edged the host team , Placencia Assassins a 2-1 scorcher while Third World FC won the battle of stellar win with a 4-1 bashign of Cayo South United.

Thus after 6 weeks, Raymond Gentle City Boys leads the standings with a perfect 18 points, Griga Knights is next with 13 points, Paradise Freedom Fighters have 12 points, Orange Walk United 10, Hattieville Monarchs 6, Placencia Assassins 4, Third World FC also shows 4 and Cayo South United are in the cellar with 1 point to show.

This week’s schedule finds Hattieville Monarchs hosting City Boys on Sunday, Paradise Freedom Fighters travel to Cayo South, Orange Walk United will host Griga Knights and Placencia Assassins takes on 3rd World FC inside the MCC Grounds.

Finally in basketball news, Orange Walk Technical got a game high of 23 points from Jerry Vasquez. Timothy Morey struck from 21 points and Kareem Hyde added 13 to beat Muffles College in the High School under 17 tournament on Saturday to claim that O.W. Title. For Muffles: Daniel Garcia was high man with 15 points, while Steviele Fuentes threw up 10 points in that loss.

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#404745 - 04/12/11 10:02 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday with James ‘Jah Over All’ Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sport’s Monday.

Week 7 of the Belize Bank Super League Tournament saw Hattieville Monarchs play host to the red hot and still undefeated Raymond Gentle City Boys United as the league leader looked to keep its clean sheet intact against a team that seems to be struggling right now.

The home team gets off to a good start when Jason Robison picks out Jeremy James whose header forces a big time save out of goalkeeper Stanley Reneau.

It’s the Monarchs again with the scoring opportunity as Jason Robinson pushes this ball across the goalmouth only to see Dean Frazier fail to make contact with the pill.

We’re 12 minutes in when Leon Jones floats this ball to Deon McCauley whose right away left foot valley crashes into the net behind Mason Moya for his league leading 11th goal and a 1 nil lead for City Boys.

At the 28th minute Deon McCauley displays his quality with this spot kick from on top the 18 and he bends it into the back of the net to make it 2-zip, extending his goal total to a league leading 12.

Three minutes into 2nd half Leon Jones mounts this effort off the right wing and he makes it 3-nil in favor of the visitors.

Hattieville tries to comeback as Roy Smith fires this shot that is mishandled by goalkeeper Reneau. Jeromy James can’t react in time and the shot by Carlton Rogers sails over the crossbar.

A few minutes later Ryan Simpson finds the streaking Leon Jones who slices the ball into the far corner of the net for his 2nd goal of the match and a 4-zip City Boys lead.

We’re at the 78th minute when Floyd Jones is taken down inside the 18’ by Emmerson Garnett and the referee rightly rules penalty.

Floyd Jones who had to suit up as goalkeeper with the desertion of Mason Moya exacts sweet revenge by converting the penalty kick for the 4-1 score.

Off the bench David McCauley gets this chance to get on the scoreboard but is denied by the goal scoring goalkeeper Floyd Jones.

Make it a 5-1 ballgame when Tan Gaynair get this header into the net off the set piece as City Boys roll to a perfect 7-0 record to end the 1st round of play.

In other action over the weekend Paradise Freedom Fighters crushed Cayo South United 4-1 at Camalote.

Orange Walk United embarrassed an under named Griga Knights 5-zip inside the MCC Grounds.

Week 8 brings up the beginning of the 2nd round so this Sunday, Hattieville Monarch will host Griga Knights, Cayo South will get a visit from Placencia Assassins, RG City Boys travel to Toledo for a date with Paradise Freedom Fighters and 3rd World will be inside the MCC Grounds against Orange Walk United.

Thus the current standings looks like this Raymond Gentle City Boys leads with a perfect 21 points from 7 outings, Paradise Freedom Fighters show 15 points, both Orange Walk United and Griga Knights have 13 apiece, Placencia Assassins 7, Hattieville 6, 3rd World 4 and Cayo South United in the cellar with 1 point to show from 7 appearances.

Turning to the Smart Challenge Cup action over the weekend saw Atlantic Insurance and KHMH Authority battle to a 1-1 tie and West Lake downed the Brown Bombers 5 to 1. This Friday’s schedule finds Ebony Lake in action against Atlantic Insurance and Atlantic Bank faces West Lake.

Turning to the track and field scene, the National Secondary School’s Athletic Competition was staged at the People’s Stadium Orange Walk over the weekend. We don’t have all the details but here’s what we do have.

Cuan Rivero recorded 25 meters on this throw to win the Discus event for the North. Alfrene Nunez finished 2nd for the South with this throw for 19 meters while his teammate Brandon Flowers settled for 3rd.

Gerald Meighan took the Jr. Male Triple Jump for Central with a distance of 12.31 meters. Stephen Hall of the North measured 12.25 meters for 2nd place while Raheem Burke of Central finished 3rd with his jump of 12.10 meters.

The female Jr. 4×100 relay was won by Shanika Augustine, Kristen Fuentes, Gian Humes and Shannon Neal of Central posting a time of 58.20 seconds.

The South took 2nd, the North 3rd while the West who would have finished 2nd was disqualified.

Meanwhile the female 4×400 went to the South whose team of Starla Casimiro, Evette Garcia, Karina Caliz and Kenya Flores posted 5 minutes 20.84 seconds to grab top honors and here is Kenya Flores overtaking Khea Ireland at the tape to record the win.

Central won the Male Sr. 4×400 relay in 4 minutes 2.7 seconds beating out North by over 30 seconds. South and West were disqualified for lane violation.

The male Jr. 4×100 relay was taken by Central in 50.18 seconds as South took 2nd in 53.62 and the North’s 54.36 was only good enough for 3rd place.

The female 4×100 went to the South with a time of 57.47 seconds as Yvette Garcia completed the anchor leg.

The male Sr. 4×100 relay saw the South’s team comprising of Shanti Castillo, Kevin Fernandez, Tito Flowers and Brandon Flores posted a time of 49.38 seconds to grab top honors as Central and West took 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Meanwhile the athletes were obviously not prepared for the female 4×400, especially with the heat of the day – which lead to a total disqualification of the event.

The male side of the 4×400 was successfully run – Central took it in 4:18:66 seconds, beating the North who posted 4:24:38 seconds while the South pulled up 3rd 6 seconds later.

In basketball news, Orange Technical swept Libertad in 2 straight games, 46 to 24 and 39 to 33 to win the U-15 North Regionals.

Then at the U-17 level they swept Libertad Rebels 63-62 and 79-63 to grab that title.

Finally, the National Cricket Team opened play in Division 2 of the ICC Americas Division Tournament on Saturday by beating Panama 87-81 with 6 wickets to spare. However, they lost to Suriname on Sunday by all of 8 wickets in a match disrupted by rain.

Today Monday Team Belize returned to its winning ways by beating Brazil by 76 runs. Go Team Belize.

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#405553 - 04/19/11 09:27 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday with James Adderley

Good night I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.

Week 8 in the Belize Bank Super League Tournament brought the surging Orange Walk United ball club to the MCC Grounds to face Third World FC, a team that took the home pitch yesterday, fresh out of the cellar.

Even before the fans are properly seated Orrin Wade finds Oliver Hendricks whose right away right foot push rebounds of the crossbar, Hendricks gets another chance with the header this time only to being the same results and the ball returns to Orlando Castillo who pushes it into the net as OW take a 1-zip lead 6 minutes in.

At the 16th minute Oliver Hendricks catches up with this center off the right wing and his header makes it a 2-nil score just like that.

Folks let’s not mince words – this one is all Orange Walk United – Jarret Davis launches this from just inside the 18 and it beats the 3rd World Keeper as the visitors take a 3-zip lead into intermission.

In 2nd half 3rd World comes out with a little bit more determination but OW hangs tough on defense.

On this press the home team gets the chance to pull one back but the weak touch by Clifton Ramos won’t get past the veteran Charlie Slusher.

It would have been 4-nil for Sugar City when Oliver Hendricks beats the keeper with this toe push but Ernest Wiltshire digs it out of the goal.

Like they say frustration ain’t no fun, and Mark Kello Leslie vents his when Oliver Hendricks to power home his 2nd goal of the match – Hendricks is hurt and would not return as the referee rightly rules penalty.

Alfred Jesse steps up and easily beats the keeper for the 4-nil OW lead.

However, the punishment for 3rd World ain’t over yet. Christopher Hendricks the keeper with his low cruise missile but the defenders digs it out, Marlon Miranda fresh off the bench heads the rebound home for the 5-zip spread.

A minute later Dean Flowers fires this left foot that rebounds off the keeper to Marlon Miranda who smashes it into an empty goal for the 5-zip Orange Walk united big W and even the camera man was glad this rout was over.

In other action around the league R.G. City Boys United made it 8 straight wins with a 3-2 victory over Paradise Freedom Fighters at the Toledo Union Field s Deon McCauley scored his league leading 14th and 15th goal.

Placencia Assassins crushed Cayo South United at the Camalote Football Field in a 4-zip bashing while Hattieville Monarch and Griga Knights battled to a 1-1 draw at Hattieville.

Thus R.G. City Boys lead the standings with a perfect 24 points, Orange Walk United is next with 16 points, Paradise Freedom Fighters have 15, Griga Knights 14, Placencia 10, Hattieville 7, 3rd World 4 and Cayo South still shows 1 point from 8 appearances.

Week 9’s schedule begins on Thursday at the MCC Grounds where City Boys will host 3rd World and Hattieville travels to Cayo South. On Saturday Orange Walk United heads to Toledo Union for a date with Paradise Freedom Fighters and Griga Knights head to Placencia.

In news from the Smart Challenge Cup, on Friday Atlantic Insurance stunned Ebony Lake is a 3-2 finish while West Lake and Atlantic Bank struggled to a 1-1 stalemated. Action resumes on Wednesday as Brown Bombers take aim at KHMH Authority and Atlantic Insurance faces Atlantic Bank and this schedule will be repeated on Friday.

Turning to the Cricket scene it’s a fact that the higher you go the harder things get. Having won Division 3 rather easily but in Division 2 of the ICC American Cup tournament the National Team of Belize had to settle for 3rd place. We caught them as they arrived at the Philip Goldson yesterday and we must say they were nevertheless well received as their fans do take their team seriously.

Michelt Anthony accepted the fact that they made mistakes.

Michelt Anthony

Michelt Anthony, Member, National Cricket Team

“The competition was nice and we played against teams that we had plays against before and we could have won the tournament. but just little errors on ourselves cost us. What happened, I picked up this one against the Bahamas for taking five wickets for nineteen runs and batted twenty-five runs. And this one was for best bowler for tournament—picked up ten wicket overall.”

Gilroy Middleton, Manager of the National Cricket Team, had this to say:

Gilroy Middleton

Gilroy Middleton, Manager, National Cricket Team

“I think this was a very competitive competition, but I am really proud of the Belize national Team in that we were able to play with all the big teams; especially one of the big teams that came in second, Panama, we beat them in the tournament. I would like to go down in record to say that our team was as good as all the other team in the tournament. Just like sports, we just missed second place to play for first place just by three balls. And I think we will be seeing much better improvement in the future for the Belize Team. I think they have a far way to go.”

Moving on the 83rd Annual Cross Country Cycle Classics is set to blast off at 6am on Holy Saturday. Since Shane Vasquez’s magnificent win in 2006 Belize has been bereft of a champion. American Boyd Johnson took the garland in 2007. Brian Bowman also of the US set a new record for his 139 miles race in 2008 with a time of 5 hours 40 minutes 12 seconds. Carlos Lopez of Mexico took it in 2009 and last year Guatemalan Miguel Perez emerged the champion. Which Belizeans have a chance to be the hero in 2011?

Here is cycling expert Melvin Torres with his picks “(Race for the Garland II 2011)”

Melvin Torres, Cycling Expert

Melvin Torres

The best bet will be with Darnell Barrow. I think you have quite a few guys who can be around that circle that can assist, but honestly I believe Darnel barrow has the best chance. And my reasons for that: firstly, he is a young kid and he don’t have a lot of experience, but what he has in his legs is showing that he has the determination and the ability plus this is a rider who has certain skills and certain talents. And he have a very good sprint. We cannot take out Belize’s best rider, in my opinion, Marlon Castillo. Well then we will go to Giovanni. Last year he was the favorite last year. He is the best long distance rider Belize has. He knows what to do, where to go and how to make the move. Then we go to Greg Lovell. He was there also last year. Greg Lovell was the man that Santino put his team jersey on and say well you will be the person to take it home. Byron Pope. Byron has a very good chance because he has shown maturity over the years and he is making very good decisions for himself. But also you cannot take Shane Vasquez out of it. He’s been there done that. I think Shane has a very good chance. He showed it throughout the other races that he is right there. He probably lost a few steps but he is right there.”

Meanwhile folks, things kick off on Thursday at 4:30pm with the annual parade of Cyclists which will leave Court House Plaza.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#406892 - 05/04/11 09:42 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Raymond Gentle City Boys United took its quest for perfection into the People’s Stadium as week 10 found them in action against Orange Walk United and folks this match-up lined up to its pre-game hype – sp lets get started.

It’s all OW in the opening minutes and Cesar Roberts gets this chance to give his team the early lead but fails to make the proper connection.

Christopher Hendricks then gets this look at goal from inside the box only to be denied by Stanley Reneau who is well positioned in goal.

In this foot race between Cesar Roberts and Stanley Reneau, the goal keeper wins the contest to save the day.

We’re at the 37 minute when Roberts finds Oliver Hendricks who moves Mark Grant out of the way to fire a left foot grounder that beats Reneau to give OW a 1-zip lead.

Two minutes later Oliver Hendricks launches this set piece with the inside of the right foot and again Reneau is beaten as OW United goes up 2-zip and for the 1st time this season City Boys find themselves in a hole this big.

A minute before the half expires Nigel Franklin sends this spot kick into the danger zone, Jason Young catches up with it and heads it into the net as City Boys pull one back going into intermission.

We’re in 2nd half play when Jarret Davis fires this set piece from long distance that only a finger tip push to the crossbar prevents the home team from re-instating the 2 goal lead.

At the 64th minute Ryan Simpson plays the give and go with Leon Jones to fire this shot that Charlie Slusher cannot handle the rebound reaches Deon McCauley and the goleador ties the score at 2 apiece.

Dalton Cayetano then gets this chance from pointblank range to give City Boys the lead but the weak shot bounces off McCauley whose effort at goal is disappointing.

Just when things were looking up for City Boys Ian Gaynair’s reckless tackle on Jarret Davis leads to a 2nd yellow card which translates to an ejection and now the visitors find themselves with a numerical disadvantage.

OW almost capitalizes immediately when Davis picks out Oliver Hendricks whose header inches outside the far post.

Meanwhile Orin Wade comes off the bench for Sugar City and put his team ahead but the left foot launch leaves a lot to be desired.

At the 83rd minute Orrin Wade finds Cesar Roberts who pushes to Christopher Hendricks and his right foot slice bounces off the near upright and into the goal for the 3-2 lead.

City Boys look for the equalizer off this spot kick launch from Deon McCauley is only denied by a big time save from Charlie Slusher.

Orange Walk United hangs on for the 3-2 victory, handing RG City Boys its 1st defeat in 10 outings.

In other action around the league 3rd World FC picked up its 2nd season win by doubling Paradise Freedom Fighters 2 to 1 at the MCC Grounds while Placencia Assassin posted its 5th win by hurting Hattieville Monarch in a 3-1 decision. The march between Griga Knights and Cayo South United at the Carl Ramos Stadium has been re-scheduled for Wednesday May 14th.

Thus the standings looks like this City Boys leads with 27 points from 10 outings, OW United has 19, Paradise Freedom Fighters 18, Placencia Assassin 18, Griga Knights show 14 but from 9 appearances, Hattieville has 8 points, 3rd World FC 7 and winless Cayo South remains in the cellar with 2 points.

Week II kicks off on Saturday inside the Carl Ramos Stadium where Griga Knights will host 3rd World FC. This Sunday Orange Walk will host Hattieville, Paradise Freedom Fighters travel to Placencia and City Boys will host Cayo South United inside the MCC Grounds.

Turning to the Smart Challenge Cup 1st Division competition at the MCC Brown Bombers beat KHMH Authority 7-1 on Wednesday to get into the semi-finals while Atlantic Insurance edged Atlantic Bank 3 to 1 to get in.

Thus the semi-final round begins this Friday 6th May with Ebony Lake facing Brown Bombers to kick off a 2 game series while the nightcap will find West Lake taking aim at Atlantic Insurance.

In cycling news the 6th Annual Pablo Marin Labor Day Classic some 57 riders suited up for the start of this 81.8 mile race that took off from Corozal Town on Sunday May 1st.

At the turn around at the Belize Mexico Border we’ve got a more or less compact pelathon as the race now heads towards orange Walk Town.

Around San Narciso we’ve got 2 riders Giovanni Choto and Tariq Cano looking to run but they don’t get far.

Heading into San Pablo we’ve got an 8 man that includes Giovanni Choto, Wilman Bravo Isaya, Mark Staine, Rafael Choto, Kyle Gentle, Jairo Campos and Patrick Bennett.

At the turn around point just outside Orange Walk we find Bravo Isaya in control of the pace followed by Patrick Bennett, Giovanni Choto, Jairo Campos, Nissan Arana and Brandon Cattouse.

The 6 man lead pack work well until just before the Libertad junction where Giovanni Choto and Bravo Isaya transformed the race into a 2 man affair.

Inside San Joaquin Isaya attacks Choto and speeds into a solo flight for the rest of the way.

And here is Wilman Bravo Isaya of Team Zamis by way of Venezuela capturing the 6th Pablo Marin Labor Day Classic unchallenged in a record time of 3 hours 28 minutes 24 seconds.

A minute and 36 seconds after Giovanni Choto of Western Spirit Galen Eagles takes 2nd place. Jairo Campos of Typhoon Cycling Club picks ip 3rd place forcing Patrick Bennett into 4th while Edgar Nissan Arana of Team Typhoon out sprints Brandon Cattouse to round out the top 5.

On the Jr. side, Kyle Gentle of Cayo High Road Cycling took the 40 miles ride in 1 hour 57 minutes 47 seconds out sprinting Austin Armstrong of D&D and his teammate Aiden Juan when finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In the female race Marinette Flowers edged Alicia Thompson to grab the W while Gina Lovell finished 3rd.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#407354 - 05/10/11 01:34 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Guru James Adderley’s Winning Comments

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 11 of the Belize Bank Super league Tournament took us to Sugar City Saturday night where Orange Walk United, fresh off handing RG City Boys its 1st Season loss, played host to the Hattieville Monarchs who have been plagued by inconsistent play all season long.

Folks we’re still in the opening minutes of this ballgame when Edwin Gillette triggers this set piece from first outside the 18 and a poorly positioned Mason Moya is beaten as the home team takes a 1-zip lead 8 minutes in. 4 minutes later, things take a turn for the worse when Alfred Jesse centers from the right wing, Lloyd Jones tries to concede the corner kick but instead he sends this left foot into the back of the net for the dreaded auto goal. Edwin Gillette then looks for his 2nd goal of the match after being set up by Christopher Hendricks but the left inches outside the far post.

In the meantime, the Monarchs continue to contribute to their own demise when Brandon Rogers takes down his former team-mate, Jarret Davis inside leaving the referee with no option but to rule penalty. Designated penalty kicker, Oliver Hendricks steps up and has Moya going the wrong way as O.W. takes a 3-zip lead 25 minutes in. make it a 4-nil when Oliver provides for his brother Christopher Hendricks who finds the war corner at the 34th minute and the rout is on.

We’re in the final minute of the 1st half play when this set piece from the left side finds Jerome James and Hattieville Monarch gets on to the scoreboard with this header to make it a 4-1 deficit at intermission.

In early 2nd half action, Jarret Davis breaks his man to set table for Orrin Wade whose effort is rejected by the crossbar. In the meantime, there’s no excuse for this play by Luis Jones who attack on Cesar Roberts can only be described as cynical for which he is immediately ejected out of the ballgame. Down a man, Hattieville simply crumbled after that and indeed Oliver Hendricks should have had his 2nd goal right here instead he lets loose a bouncer over the horizontal bar. However, he does get his 2nd goal of the match at the 72nd minute when he heads this ball home for the 5-1 O.W. lead.

In the latter part of the ballgame, Jarret Davis steps out to deal out more punishment to his former team. Just inside the 18, Davis fires this left foot that makes it a 6-1 score at the 84th minute. And then 3 minutes later, re-direct this launch from Christopher Hendricks into the back of the net as the red bot Orange Walk United goes on to post the 7-1 big Win.

In other action around the league, Griga Knights blanked 3rd World 3-zip inside the MCC Grounds. RG City Boys got back to its winning ways with a 3-nil Win. Our Cayo South United and Placencia Assassins used the home field advantage to bomb Paradise Freedom Fighters in a 2-zip final score. Thus after 11 matches: RG City Boys leads the league with 30 points, O.W. is next with 22, Griga Knights now shows 20, Placencia Assassins 19, Paradise Freedom Fighters stay at 18. In the meantime, the remaining teams are already out of the playoff picture – Hattieville with 8 points from 11 appearances is out. So is 3rd World with 7 points and Cayo South United with 2 points.

Meanwhile, Week 12’s schedule brings all Sunday matches this weekend. Paradise Freedom Fighters will host Griga Knights in a pivotal ballgame for both clubs, O.W. United travels to Cayo South United, Hattieville will host 3rd World FC and Placencia Assassin comes to the MCC Grounds to challenge league leader, RG City Boys.

In news from the Smart Challenge Cup, on Friday, Brown Bomber and Ebony Lakers battled to a 2-2 draw in game 1 of the 2 game semi-finals while West Lake blanked Atlantic Insurance 2-zip. Thus this Friday, the finalists will emerge when the Bombers face Ebony Lake and West Lake takes on Atlantic Insurance.

In softball news, we caught up with play on the Belize District Rural Softball completely as strugglers led by Tricia Flores picked up the 14-10 victory over Shanice Pook and Haadli Potikla strugglers second 5 runs in the 1st, 1 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th to grab the Win.

On the other side Haadli Potikla scored 6 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd and 2 in the 6th in that loss. In the nightcap, Sandhill Wildcats exploded for 8 runs in the very 1st wing and it was all they needed to blank Ladyville Rising Stars 8-zip. Shiraine Westby puts up that victory while Sherette Williams is charged with the loss. Earlier in the day, Burrell Boom Survivors edged Village Gyal Rancho 10-9.

Finally, in domino news, the interoffice tournament here in the City saw BTL beat Post Office on Thursday. On Wednesday, Port stopped KHMH and on Thursday, the Fire Service consumed Fisheries/Coastal Zone. The action continues as Fisheries takes on Post Office, on Tuesday, the Fire Service takes aim at Port and on Wednesday its BTL in action against Fisheries/Coastal Zone.

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#407980 - 05/17/11 09:28 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday’s Cycling Winner is Belizean

Good Evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 22nd Annual Women’s Cross Country Cycle Classic will be remembered for a very long time because it proved to be the most competitive female race in recent memory. At the heart of this story is Shalini Zabaneh who came in as defending champion looking for a 3rd title but today she would be tested as never before. Indeed it’s a casual start yesterday to this journey that begins at Columbus Park in San Ignacio and would conclude 71.54 miles later at the Memorial Park here in Belize City—for sure things would heat up in a hurry.

We’re passing through Central Farm when the American Sara Tussey riding for Hincapie Girls steps on the pace and Shalini follows suit then backs off conceding that station prize to the visitor from the U.S. In the meantime, this group of 5 is already showing signs of having a problem with this pace.

As the race progresses, there’s no doubt that Sara Tussey has come to take this title to the U.S. Tussey continues to push the pace sweeping all the premies in sight and inside Ontario Village, it’s a 2 woman race with Shalini Zabaneh staying in the picture. Shalini does shake up the status quo coming around Brick Wall as she attacks Tussey to take that station prize. Behind the lead duo, Anthea Sutherland leads a group of 6 as they stalk the front runners.

Inside St. Matthews, Shalini has wrested control of the pace from Tussey as the duel picks up steam. And as the official indicates, the lead duo enjoys a lead of 4 minutes 52 seconds over the nearest chase group. At Mile 25, this lead has been extended to 6 minutes 58 seconds which makes the race for the 2011 title a 2 person affair.

Around Mile 10, Tussey decides she wants this station prize and revs up to take it as Shalini backs off. As they pass the police sub-station at Mile 4 the 2 cyclists seem to be preparing for the big showdown. Going in to the roundabout into Central American Boulevard, Shalini pulls a move to see how much is left in Sara Tussey’s tank. Around Princess Margaret Drive, the American decides to push the pace so Shalini stays in contact with her back wheel. So now, we’re at Memorial Park for the big finish—both riders are obviously exhausted as they push to the finish line. Shalini Zabaneh of Sagitun gives it all she has and its good enough to win the 2011 Female Cross Country title in 3 hours, 44 minutes 8 seconds.

Sara Tussey of Hincapie proved to be a worthy challenger and severely tested Shalini, but nevertheless has to settle for 2nd place. 8 minutes 11 seconds later, we have the battle for 3rd palce and Nancy Jones of Hincapie hangs on to heat a surging Alicia Thompson forcing the Belize Bank rider into 4th. Cassandra Rodriguez Quiroz a Costa Rican riding for S cycling takes 5th place while unattached. Junior rider, Patricia Chavarria rounds out the top 6.

Emil Figueroa

Of the 15 that started, 14 completed the ride and we say good show to one and all. In other cycling news Emil Figueroa of Cayo Uprising Junior Team s spearheading the effort to present a junior race this weekend so we want to him for details.

Emil Figueroa, Manager, Cayo Uprising Jr. Team

“The Uprising Cycling team along with the Cycling Association of Belize and the family of the late Christopher Chuc are sponsoring and organizing a race for juniors and riders eighteen years of age on Sunday, May 22nd starting at 8:30 starting from the ferry in San Jose Succotz. We will have prizes for the eighteen year old division and prizes also for the juniors and youths.”

Turning to the football scene, Week 12 of the Belize Bank Super league Tournament brought Placencia Assassins to the MCC Grounds for a faceoff with league leading RG City Boys yesterday. We’re only 5 minutes in when Brandon Torres takes down Tyronne Muschamp right on top the 18. International striker, Deon McCauley, lifts the ball over the wall on the spot-kick and goalkeeper, Kareem Westby, is beaten as the home team takes a 1-zip lead.

City Boys looks to double the lead when Leon Jones deals to Deon McCauley but this time the goal getter unleashes a high riser. 5 minutes into the 2nd half, Brent Whyte centers into the danger zone, the ball eventually reaches Ashley Torres who punches it past Stanley Reneau as Placencia Assassins ties the ball game 1 apiece. Pumped up, Placencia looks for more and almost gets when this corner kick is mishandled by Stanley Reneau, but despite a good effort, they nevertheless come away empty.

Folks, it was not a well played football game and neither team did enough to deserve the win as they settled for the 1-1 tie. We must say RG City Boys seem to be struggling at this juncture while Orange Walk is coming in strong. Yesterday, O.W. United crushed Cayo South United 6 to 1 at Camalote. 3rd World FC picked up its 3rd win with a 1-zip blast on Hattieville Monarch and Paradise Freedom Fighters blanked Griga Knights 3-zip at Toledo Union.

Looking ahead to Week 13, RG City Boys head south to face Griga Knights and Placencia Assassins will visit orange Walk at the People’s Stadium—both Saturday matches—while on Sunday, Paradise Freedom Fighters travel to Hattieville and 3rd World FC will host Cayo South united inside the MCC Grounds.

James Adderley

In other football news, West Lake crushed Atlantic Insurance 9-1 and Brown Bombers blanked Ebony Lake 2-zip to move on to the finals in the Smart Challenge Cup at the MCC Grounds. Thus, the 3-game finals gets off this Friday with West lake facing Brown Bombers at the MCC.

Finally folks, Sports Monday mourns the loss of Ariel Rosado to a traffic accident Saturday night. Ariel was a gifted cyclist who gave up sports to pursue a university degree and was a Channel 5 commentator in the 2010 and 2011 Cross Country race. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Sleep on Ariel.

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#408605 - 05/25/11 09:51 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Good Evening. I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

In week 13 of the Belize Bank Super League Tournament, the red hot Orange Walk United hosted the always dangerous Placencia Assassins Saturday night inside the People’s Stadium as the mad scramble to make the 4 team playoffs intensifies. It’s the visitors with the first good look at goal and it comes off this corner kick that finds Brandon Torres whose header screams over the crossbar.

On the next press, this center gives Placencia another opportunity to score, but the header from Zerrick Torres rises over the goal. In the early goings, the Placencia Assassins emerges so the protagonist and this center into the goal by Dellon Torres provides a challenge for Charlie Slusher who gets a necessary hand on it. O.W. United finally gets smoothing going when Jarret Davis beats everybody to this ball including goalkeeper, Stephen Lopez—hits the near upright and gets a 2nd crack at it only to push the ball outside the stick. Jarret Davis then gets another chance to put his team ahead but winds up a step too late against goalkeeper Lopez. At the 41st minute, Kenny Canul inadvertently hands this ball inside the box for which the referee awards Placencia a penalty kick. The captain, Dalton Eiley sends Charlie Slusher the wrong way to give Placencia a 1-zip lead to take into intermissions.

We are into the 2nd half when Oliver Hendricks finds Christopher Hendricks who cannot keep his right away effort inside the box down. It’s more O.W. when Orrin Wade’s center almost forces Dalton Eiley into the dreaded auto goal but the ball inches outside the sticks. We’re 78 minutes in when Oliver Hendricks finds himself at the right time at the right place to smack this half volley past Stephen Lopez tying the ballgame at 1 apiece. Now check this out folks, with a minute remaining in regulation play, Charlie Slusher in his attempt to clear, simply gifts this ball to Ashley Torres who makes him pay dearly as he gives Placencia Assassins the 2-1 victory at Sugar City.

In other action around the league, R.G. City Boys bombed Griga Knights 6-zip at the Carl Ramos Stadium. Paradise Freedom Fighters blanked Hattieville 2-nil while 3rd World FC kept Cayo South with a 5-3 clubbing.

Thus with 1 game remaining, City Boys leads the league with 34 points and are headed to the 4 team playoffs as the #1 seed. O.W. United is next with 25 points and have made the post season, so has Paradise Freedom Fighters with 24 points and Placencia with 23 points are in but Griga Knights with 20 points could also rack 23 with a win in its final outing. Meanwhile, 3rd World FC now shows 13 points, Hattieville 8 and Cayo South, 2.

Griga Knights will look for the 3 points at the expense of O.W. United who they’ll host Saturday 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Ramos Stadium and they’ll be hoping Placencia Assassins losses to 3rd World FC on Sunday when they meet at Placencia. Paradise Freedom Fighters will host Cayo South on Saturday to close out regular season while RG City Boy finish against Hattieville inside the MCC Grounds on Sunday.

Deon McCauley leads the league in scoring with 22 goals—8 over his nearest challenger Oliver Hendricks who has 14.

Checking in on the Smart Challenge Cup, Brown Bombers beat West Lake on penalty kicks after a 3-3 finish on overtime to take a 1 game lead in the best of 3 series. Game 2 is set for Friday 7:30 p.m. inside the MCC Grounds.

In other football news, the final match in the 2 game series for the F.F.B.’s Delhard Courtney Cup was staged Sunday at the people’s Stadium where Suga City girls hosted Triple B’s who came in with a 2-zip lead from Game 1. Sensing the urgency of the situation, Suga City attacked immediately, courtesy of Dalia Mai, only to be foiled by good goal tending from Idania Ramirez. At the other end, Sheridan Tracey benefits from this defensive error to get this look at goal only to unleash a high riser. A few minutes later, Rhonda Hernandez has this chance to put Triple B on the scoreboard, but fails to hit the target.

We’re in the 2nd half when Karen Garcia picks up this loose ball and pushes it into the far corner of the goal to give O.W. a 1-zip lead. This lead would hold up to the long whole, but it wouldn’t be enough as Triple B’s take it in a 2-1 aggregate score and we say congratulations to the champ.

In softball news, play in the Belize City completely saw Hurricanes wallop Orchid Blazers 10 to 3 on Friday and then on Sunday Mirage lady Rebels pounded Hurricanes in a 15-zip blowout.

In the cycling scene, Daniel Choto of Cayo High Road Cycling took Sunday’s Junior race in memory of Christopher Chuc in a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes beating out cross country winner, Joel Borland of Indeco by almost 2 minutes. Anfernee Young of Cayo High Road took 3rd, Darren Williams of D & D Consultancy finished 4th while Kyle Gentle of Cayo High Road rounds out the top 5 with a time of 2 hours 39 minutes 14 seconds in this 55 mile race.

Finally in basketball news, the national U-17 basketball team begins play today in the COCABA U-17 championship being staged at Costa Rica. Belize is grouped with El Salvador, México and Guatemala.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#408965 - 05/31/11 09:18 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Guru James Adderley sums up the week in sports

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

As regular season in the Belize Bank Super League Tournament reached its natural conclusion over the weekend, Raymond Gentle City Boys completed its schedule by hosting Hattieville Monarchs inside the MCC Grounds yesterday. It’s a tale of 2 teams streaking in opposite direction as Hattieville is looking for onlt its 2nd win of the season and things got off according to the script when Deon McCauley’s spot kick is kept alive by Tyronne Mushchamp of the deflection but it’s David McCauley with the opportunity finish to give the defending champions a 1-zip lead. City Boys look for more when Ryan Simpson picks out Bryan Martinez off the set piece but goalkeeper Daniel Mejia denies him the goal and at the half, the home team still boast a 1-zip lead.

We’re in the 2nd half when Stanley Reneau misread this center from Albert Arnold, Christopher Meighan tries to clear it with the right foot but instead it crashes into the net giving Hattieville Monarch the tie at the 58th minute.

Things continue to spiral downwards for City Boys when Ryan Simpson is red carded for mouthing off to the referee, putting his team at a numerical disadvantage. In the meantime, Stanley Reneau continues to live dangerously when he mishandles this easy bounce but he gets away with it.

At the other end, Deon McCauley deals this spot kick to Shannon Flowers who fails to turn on this ball. Deon McCauley then tries to break the tie by pouncing on this defensive error but ballgame is decided. Carlton Rogers centers into the danger zone. Jerome James gets there in time and Hattieville Monarch hands City Boys its 2nd loss of the season with the 2-1 big W. For City Boys, this loss should bother them some as they’ve lost their momentum going into the playoffs.

In other results from around the league, Paradise Freedom Fighters bombed Cayo South 4-zip while Griga Knights defaulted to Orange Walk United and Third World FC to Placencia Assassin. Thus the official standings at the end of regular season show City Boys with 34 points from 11 wins, a draw and 2 losses. Orange Walk United shows 28, Paradise Freedom Fighters 27 and Placencia Assassins round out the 4 teams headed to the playoffs with 26 points. Griga Knights finished with 20 points, Third World, 13 points, Hattieville 11 and Cayo South finishes with 2 points from 2 draws and 12 losses. David McCauley of City Boys scored the most goals with 22. Thus the playoffs hicks off this Sunday, June 5th, with Orange Walk hosting Paradise Freedom Fighters while Placencia Assassin will be in town to face R.G. City Boys inside the MCC Grounds under this double round robin format.

Checking in on the Smart Challenge Cup on Friday, West Lake folded Brown Bombers 3-1 to even the championship series at 1 apiece. The decisive game 3 is set for this Friday, June 3rd at the MCC Grounds.

Turning to the basketball scene, we want to say congratulations to our U-17 National Team who returned from Costa Rica with the silver medal from the COCABA games. President Paul Thompson of the Belize Basketball Federation fills us in.

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson, President, B.B.F.

“The Belize national U-17 participated in the COCABA U-17 championship in Costa Rica. We placed second losing to Mexico in the gold medal game. We beat Nicaragua in the first game by 31, we beat El Salvador in the second game by twelve. We played Mexico and we lost in the overtime by two. That was an excellent game, we played very well we gave our maximum effort. But what that did was advance us to the semifinal round where we met panama and we beat them handily by twelve points so we advanced to the goal medal game where we met Mexico for the second time. I believe we lost that game due to several reasons. I believe we weren’t mentally ready and due to the fact that we played two hard games two nights prior to that and we extended most of our energies against panama the previous night and I think because our physical abilities weren’t there, we weren’t focusing the way I believe we could have focused. We lost nineteen to Mexico. So we weren’t in the game from the second half.”

James Adderley

“You know that there is a rivalry between Mexico and ourselves and to loose by nineteen after a lost by two, is shocking.”

Paul Thompson

“We definitely will have a chance to redeem ourselves. Because we placed second, we qualify to go to Centro Basket in Puerto Rico in August where Mexico will be there as well. So hopefully we get another opportunity to try to beat them.”

The national U-17 team now heads to Puerto Rico for Centro Basket play from August 1st to the 6th. Meanwhile, the National U-16 team will participate in the Centro Basket Championship at Mexico form June 15th to June 19th. It’s the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas U-16 which will be staged in Cancun from June 21st to the 27th so stay tuned.

Jermyn Galvez

In Billiards news, Belize will be participating in the 1st 9 ball Bi-national Billiard Tournament with Guatemala over this weekend and we spoke to newly elected president, Jermyn Galvez and Special Adviser, Otto Cattouse to get the details.

Jermyn Galvez, President

“We’re just trying to get billiards to be more recognized as a sport in Belize and we are just trying to bring up the level of billiards on a whole. So we are planning to take a trip internationally and play against Guatemala.”

James Adderley

“As the president is this your vision for the sport that we are seeing playing out right now?”

Jermyn Galvez

“Yes sir, slowly but surely we di get there and eventually we want to bring in a junior program to teach the youth from an early age and make we bring billiards up to the level of the whole world.”

Otto Cattouse

Otto Cattouse, Special Adviser

“Right now we have eight men travelling from different districts James. From Belize City we have William Leiva, from Cayo we have Leonel Pinelo, from Orange Walk, Naim Rosado from Belmopan Wayne Wilshire. From Corozal, Lazaro Amaya. Stann Creek, Wayne Pascasio, Toledo we have Jerome Parham and Horace Arnold and as a president travelling, we have Isaac Ranguy also playing.”

Finally folks, FIFA the world governing body for football finds itself in a terrible turmoil. Over the weekend, a commission headed by Chuck Blazer cleared President Sepp Blatter of bribery charges while suspending Mohammed Bin Hamman, President of the Asian Football League and a challenger for the presidency of FIFA and the president of CONCACAF jack Warner of Trinidad. Both officials were accused of offering U.S. $40,000 to members of the Caribbean Football Union at a meeting on May 10th and 11th. Bin Hammam was to face the incumbent Sepp Blatter on June 1st in Zurich Switzerland. Like they say in Africa, ye-ye di smell.

Jah overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#409423 - 06/07/11 09:51 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sportscaster James Adderley’s calorie burning sports update

James Adderley

Good Evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Belize Bank Super League Tournament blasted off its 2011 playoffs yesterday with the reams fighting to get into the finals under the double elimination format.

At the People Stadium, Orange Walk United played host to Paradise Freedom Fighters who had not been beaten by the host team during the regular season play.

Thus it was no surprise when the visitors look to open the scoreboard as Delroy Flores’s center across the goalmouth is misjudged by goal keeper Charlie Slusher who is rescued only by a tremendous defensive recovery by #5 Andrew Allen.

It’s more Paradise Freedom Fighters when Alexander Peters deals to Ralph Flores whose potent right foot offering chips off the crossbar.

At the other end OW gets this chance to score when Jarret Davis sends this ball into the danger zone only to see Orrin Wade fail to make the connection.

Mean while OW visited into half more offerings minded so Wade looks for Andrew Allen instead he finds Oliver Hendricks who should have done better which this look at goal from point blank range.

Folks we just want to remind the referee Jones that this is the playoffs and if he doesn’t call this charge by Orlando Castillo on Alexander Peters a foul things could get out of hand.

It’s OW now pressing and good passing in front of the goal forces goalkeeper Stephen Polonio to come out of the goal to stop Jarret Davis from scoring and he gets the job done.

In the very next OW press Andrew Allen gets a lead on goal and only an impressive save by Polonio denies him the goal.

Folks we’re at the 85th minutes of this ball game when this happens. Oliver Hendricks finds Christopher Hendricks who is unchecked in front of the goal and he smacks it past Polonio to give OW the only goal of the match. Paradise Freedom Fighters felt it was an offside goal even before it scored but referee Jones rules goal since the assistant referee Teddy Andrewin didn’t raise his flag. The Toledo players then mob Andrewin in protest and had not the long arm of the law marched out to protect this official things could have spiraled out of control. Here at Sports Monday we must confess our picture is not conclusive but the goal stands. O.W United beats Paradise Freedom 1-zip.

The other Super League match up Raymond Gentle City Boys kicked off the post season with a 3-zip bang on Placencia Assassin. This Sunday June 12th the playoffs continue with Placencia Assassin hosting the O.W United at four p.m. While RG City Boys hit the road south for a 3:30p.m appointment with Paradise Freedom Fighters.

Meanwhile folks give it up for West Lake who burned Brown Bombers 2-zip in the decisisve Game three for the Smart Challenge Cup 2011. We say good show guys.

In cricket news two back matches in the Smart Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition were concluded on Saturday. Excellence grounded Western Eagles 7575 to 74 and Wicked Eleven routed Sunrise 104-51. This Saturday June 11th Wicked Eleven will host Western Eagles at Flowers Bank and Easy Does It sees action against Excellence at Lemonal.

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#410282 - 06/21/11 07:54 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s electrifying and non-regulated Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week three of the Belize Bank Super League proved to be pivotal for all four teams under the double elimination format as they all come in with three points each and identical records of one win, one loss apiece. Here in Belize City the defending champion hosted Orange Walk United inside the MCC Grounds, teams that had split the regular season match-ups. The first real threat at goal comes from the city team when Ryan Simpson launches this set piece that forces Kenny Canul to head the ball over his own goal post and it works. In the early going it’s all City Boys and this spot kick launched by Ryan Simpson forces Charlie Slusher to come up with yet another save. We’re some twenty-two minutes in when Ryan Simpson mounts this individual attack when he is bushwhacked by Kenny Canul who concedes the spot kick just outside the eighteen. It proved to be a bad move because goleador Deon McCauley comes up with a magnificent spot kick that he bends into the goal to give City Boys the 1-zip lead. Orange Walk united looks to reply immediately when Jarret Davis beats out Leon Jones at midfield and then unleashes this screamer that inches outside the far corner of the City Boys’ goal. Nevertheless, it’s more City Boys when David McCauley triggers this corner kick that bounces to Leon Jones whose header is dangerously directed by Jarret Davis but the ball bounces off the far upright. At the twenty-nine minute, Ryan Simpson sends this ball into the box finding Tyrone Muschamp and the left touch gives RG City Boys a 2-zip lead.

Meanwhile, at intermission we took the opportunity to speak to the newly appointed head of the National Football Association of Belize, Michael Blease, set to replace Dr. Bertie Chimilio and the Football Federation of Belize.

Michael Blease

Michael Blease, National Football Association of Belize

“For a long time now many people have been crying out for the removal of Dr. Chimilio from the power of football. We know that for FIFA when they put a president in place, that is for a long period of time, but if that president does not develop, does not build a sport, then why must a country do? It is the people of Belize, our youths, that have been suffering over the years. So there will be a transition period where this new national association has to start to work immediately between the time where the federation is suspended.”

James Adderley

“We have been suspended already, but we have not been expelled which means there is still room for negotiation and for some sort of compromise. Do you see that in the offing?”

Michael Blease

“From my vantage point, yes there is room, but I don’t see why there should be room for the remaining executive of the football federation of Belize to remain in power. I think if the people of Belize want to see a change, want to see development and want to see something brand new for Belizean football then I think this is the time for it.”

James Adderley

“I was telling my co-host just a while ago that maybe it would have been better for the powers that be to allow the national team—because it’s the same team that played Trinidad, it’s the same team that played Mexico—to have gone as far as they could then take the drastic action they did.”

Michael Blease

“From our vantage point as well, we believe that if Dr. Chimilio had given that opportunity to play that game, he has been using the players for a number of years as his scapegoat. While he has been locking all the development areas of football, he has been using national team to his advantage. When you don’t feed a national team for FIFA, that’s a big blow for any federation and that’s what Dr. Chimilio wanted to do. And I think those in the area that is dealing with Dr. Chimilio know exactly that he would have used that to his advantage. Many of our players now that are selected on the national team have not made the sacrifices that we have made over the years. When you are selected and paid to go and play on a national team, then that is not pride. When you are selected from among many young Belizeans that have the talent—yes they are a few talented players on the national team—but there are many, many young Belizeans that have been neglected that have the quality and talent that could have been on that national team.”

James Adderley

“I differ with you in the sense that these guys in the sense that these guys certainly were amongst the highest level of players. We had Elroy Kuylen, we had Kafu Roches, Deon McCauley, Elroy Smith—that’s the cream of our crop.”

Michael Blease

“That’s the cream that we have been seeing for a number of years. And that’s because Belizeans have not seen a lot of what we have seen at the super league level. A lot of people have not seen some of our players. Yes I can agree with you on that aspect that those guys are some of our cream players, but there are many more and I don’t think that we should have sacrificed nineteen players for what has been lacking over a number of years.”

But back to the game people, and we’re in early second half play when Leon Jones finds David McCauley whose right away effort did not have enough – to beat Charlie Slusher. In the meantime, Deon McCauley gets another opportunity to display his shooting technique on this spot kick but Lorenzo Diaz digs it out of the goal to deny Deon his second goal of the match. Christopher Hendricks then tries to pull one back for OW with this long distance attempt but it’s not good enough to beat Stanley Reneau. At the seventy-second minute, Ryan Simpson has possession on a three on one break; he opts to keep the ball and he validates that decision with a left foot finish that give City Boys a 3-zip lead. Orvin Wade then gets this chance to get OW on to the scoreboard but Stanley Reneau was having none of that.

John Pollard

Folks, we’re at the seventy-ninth minute when Muschamp deals to Deon McCauley, the first Belizean to score a hat trick in international play, and this powerful left foot launch shows us why as he gives RG City Boys a 4-zip lead. This score held up to the end of regulation as City Boys post the 4-nil big W.

John Pollard, Manager/Coach, City Boys

“I think it’s a very good team. As the coach, I feel very comfortable because I have a bunch of guys who listen and go out and play what you practice. Well some of the players like Muschamp and Leon Jones, they were too anxious most of the time today. Our game is simply: bring the ball in from the flanks, put it inside to the middle and from there the strikers should create and make what they need to score.”

In the other playoff match at the Toledo Union Field a penalty conversion at the forty-fifth minute by Alexander Peters gave Paradise Freedom Fighters a 1-zip victory over Placencia Assassin. Thus after three outings, City Boys shows 6 points, so does Paradise Freedom Fighters while Placencia Assassin and OW United show three points each. This Sunday, June twenty-fifth the Freedom Fighters travel to Placencia while City Boys head to Orange Walk for week four of the playoffs.

Turning to the boxing scene, Leopold Smart Boxing Gym took five fighters to San Pedro for Friday night’s big fight against a Mexican contingent on a Capo Canul Card. The Mexican won the three fights as Javier Rodriguez TKO’d Franco Erwin at one hundred and twenty-four pounds, Marco Gonzalez dispatched Rayford Smith in the second round at one hundred and thirty-five pounds and Anderson Portillo lost a four round decisive to Jesus Pichalles. Things change drastically Max Pain Williams knocked out Jairo Villamil one minute, one second into the fight at one hundred and forty-eight pounds. Mohamed Harmouch of San Pedro then won a four round split decision over Rogel Flores in a savage affair at one hundred fifty-five pounds and then Sherman Galvez won a classy four round decision over a slick Vicente Perez at one hundred and forty-eight pounds. We’ll take the 3-3 final folks.

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#412056 - 07/19/11 08:38 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley and the Weekend Sports Blotter

James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to this serving of Sports Monday.

In the domestic front, Belizean football appears to be in disarray wit the National Sports Council’s suspension of both the Football Federation of Belize headed by Dr. Bertie Chimilio and the newly formed National Football Association under president, Michael Blease. However, on the international stage that perception might not necessarily hold true. After beating Montserrat 5-2 on June 16th in the away match of their FIFA World Cup qualifier, Team Belize was forced to stage its home game inside San Pedro Sula, Honduras yesterday since the powers that be refused to have this match staged here in the Jewel. In fact, a 5 man delegation from FIFA should meet with the authorities this Wednesday in an effort to map the way forward. Nevertheless, at 3 p.m. yesterday, it was kickoff time between Belize and Montserrat with a bid to the next round of the FIFA World Cup qualifier at stake.

At the 26th minute of this ballgame, Daniel Jimenez puts Belize on the scoreboard for a 1-nil lead that gives his team some breathing room. This brought a mighty response from Montserrat after intermission as Jay Lee Hodgson tied the score at the 59th minute. Two minutes later, Deon McCauley, the author of that hat-trick in game 1 scores an important goal for Belize to make it 2-1. Luis Mendez then gets on to the scoreboard at the 63rd minute as Belize goes on to post the 3-1 victory over Montserrat—a team they were expected to beat anyway.

Thus Team Belize wins the 2 game series in an 8-3 aggregate and are headed to the next round. On July 30th, the draw will be held in Brazil on who will be hosting the 2014 World Cup. In the meantime, we understand yesterday’s match will be shown in entirety on Channel 5 right after the news.

In cycling news, over 50 riders suited up for the weekend warriors’ race that left Cotton Tree Primary School yesterday at 8:30 a.m. enroute to Leslie Imports just outside Belize City for some 40 miles. And they’re off.

At Mahogany Heights, we find a 3-man lead which includes Preston Martinez and Wilbert Jones trying to pull out of the pack. The pelathon makes their effort so much more difficult by staying within striking distance in a pretty compact unit.

Going into Hattieville, the lead pack is now 10 strong. And again the pelathon remains persistent in keeping up with the pace. At mile 10, it’s Preston Martinez grabbing the final prize on the route as he beat out Wilbert Jones as Frampton hangs on.

Around Mile 6, we find a spill that takes Dangalang Thurton, Santino Castillo and Andrew Ordonez out of the money. Going down the homestretch, we’ve got a new configuration—Preston Martinez is gone, but we’ve got Amir Gonzalez, Barney Brown, Mark Gentle, Wilbert Jones and John Burns on the pace.

We’re going to the tape now and it’s Barney Brown being challenged by Amir Gonzalez. Brown holds on for top honors forcing Gonzalez into 2nd, Mark Gentle pulls up 3rd as Roque Matus rolls in 4th while Wilbert Jones rounds out the top 5. We say congratulations to all.

In basketball news, the National U-17 Team continues its preparation for the upcoming U-17 Centro Basket in Gurabo Puerto Rico from August 3rd to the 7th. Head Coach is Fred Garcia and he is being assisted by Fred Gabourel, Matthew Smiling and Bernie Tarr. Only 12 players will make the trip from the daily workouts. That’s it for sports tonight.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#413027 - 08/02/11 11:28 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley cracks the sports stats

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this serving of Sports Monday. Game II of the Belize Bank Super League Championships unfolded on Saturday night at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium at Independence where the Placencia Assassins hosted RG City Boys. The 2-time defending champions from Belize City needed a win to force a decisive game three while the Placencia team was all about closing the show. Folks, we’re barely into the ballgame when Wilmer Garcia picks out an unguarded Ashley Torres who smacks the ball into the net defended by Stanley Reneau for a 5 minute 1-zip lead. Indeed it couldn’t have been a better start for the Assassins who are stalking the Super League title tonight. 2 minutes later, we’re at the other end of the field when Ryan Simpson sends this spotkick into the box. Leon Jones gets a crack at it but his shot is blocked, the ball rebounds to Deon McCauley on the right side and he punches it into the net. The visitors think they’ve leveled the score when the linesman puts up his flag to signal offside. Referee David Jones, then consults with his assistant and voids the goal. We thought it was a good goal because of the scramble inside the penalty area but the referee rules. Meanwhile folks, a packed Michael Ashcroft Stadium was not expecting a loss of electrical power during the event, but 20 minutes in, we experienced a block out that would last for some 15 minutes. To make matter even more interesting, when the game resumes, a downpour descends upon the scene adding more water to a pitch already soaked from previous rains. Nevertheless, Ashley Torres beats Mark Grant in his quest for a 2nd goal and thinks he has it until referee Jones riles offside. Folks obviously the referee takes too long to intervene in this altercation between Wilmer Garcia and Ian Gaynair. The picture speaks for itself and things could have gotten way out of control. Garcia receives a yellow card for his role and we play on. At the half, the 1-nil lead holds up. We caught up with the Placencia Assassins Captain Dalton Eiley who has been sidelined by a thigh injury for this Championship series. Folks Dalton Eiley must have known what he was talking about because we’re some 3 minutes into the restart when Luis Torres fires this corner kcik into the danger zone and Wilmer Garcia gets to it first and he ships in the header to make it a 2-zip Placencia lead. This excites young Luis Torres and he goes to work looking good all the way until Stanley Reneau meets him at the finish. At the other end, Ryan Simpson to Leon Jones who keeps it alive to Deon McCauley but his launch is rejected by the crossbar. Some 15 minutes into the 2nd half, Ryan Simpson is taken down by Brent White inside the 18 and referee David Jones rules penalty. Deon McCauley steps up for City Boys and makes it look easy as he pulls one back for his team. It’s City Boys in search of the equalizer now as Tyronne Muschamp fresh off the bench raises the ball over goalkeeper Stephen Lopez but it also sails over the goal. Jason Young then deals to Deon McCauley whose thrust at goal is deflected by Bernard Linares. Belize let me ask you something: when last did you see the fans brave a pouring rain to watch a football game? I take my hat off to the Placencia fans. It’s getting late so Ian Gaynair tries a long distance final but he doesn’t quit making the connection. The hopes of finding the equalizer before the lone whistle are all tied up in this set piece for City Boys. Elroy Kuylen serves up a beauty but 3 City Boys players can’t come up with the contact. The Placencia Assassins holds on to the 2-1 big Wand with that grabbed hold of the 2011 Belize Bank Super League Title. We say congratulations because you deserve it. Turning to female football, the Belize District competition is set to kick off on August 14th. An all important meeting is being held at the Civic Centre on Saturday August 6th at 11:00 a.m. and all 8 teams registered must attend. In other football news, from the Mayor’s Cup finals at Dangriga, Southside crushed Youth for the Future 6-1 to claim the 2011 title while New Site edged Leslie’s Commercial 3-2 to take 3rd place. Woodrow West of Southside walked away with the MVP award. Best Forward and most goals scored, Carlton Thomas took the rookie of the year award, Shane Armstrong; best defense, Anthony Requena; best keeper, Byron Chavez; best midfield and Paul Morgan, best coach. In other football news, the San Pedro Island Football Competition will hold a meeting for participating teams on Tuesday August 2nd at the Town Board Conference Room at 5:30 p.m. Contact person is Eden “yellow man” Rowley at telephone number 630-0235. Speaking of San Pedro, a massive triathlon is scheduled under the Costa Maya banner this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. that will feature the sprint distances. Contact person to get in is Efrain “Beeps” Phillips. In cricket news, Western Eagles Criket Club knocked off Berlan Cricket Club 92to 86 in a heated affair to clinch a playoff berth in the Smart Herrian Park national Cricket Competition. In other semi-final match between Surprise and Excellence was rained out and is now scheduled for this Saturday, August 6th at Bermudian landing. The winner will move on to the 3 game finals against Western Eagles. Finally Folks, the Interoffice Basketball all star show took over the Civic on Friday night and while we have the pictures, we don’t have the full stats. What we do know is that Sheldon Williams of Team Police took the slam dunk contest. Evert Orosco of CYDP gave quite a shot to win the 3-point shootout contest beating out Ashton Edwards. Gregg ‘Chippy’ Rudon led team B over team A in a 63 to 57 final score with an impressive 2 doubles of 22 points 11 rebounds. We say congratulations to one and all. Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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#413534 - 08/09/11 08:53 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley rounds up all the winners on Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this portion of Sports Monday.

With the Alamilla’s/Ministry of Education and Belize Bank Bulldogs already into the semifinal round of the 2011 Interoffice Basketball Competition, 4 teams took the Civic Centre Friday night looking for the final 2 available spots. We caught up with the shootout between CYDP and the Roe Group. Down by 12 points in the 1st quarter, Kareem Elrington mounts this individual effort that allows him to get 3 points the hard way for the Roe Group. Elrington would lead his team with 15 points, but at the end of the 1st, the Roe Group is down by 5.

Early into the 2nd quarter, Dave Apolonio works his magic through traffic for 2 of his 11 game points. However, the reply by CYDP comes from Jermaine Tillett who goes glass, gets the bucket and the foul which he coward into a 3 point play and would total 10 points. Arthur Neal then pulls up from around the charity stripe for 2 of his 9 points. Still at the half, CYDP leads by 6.

In the 3rd, Jacob Leslie who would lead all plays with 22 points, gives CYDP 3 more points with the and 1. Earl Johnson then makes his presence felt going down the middle of the Roe defense for 3 the hard way. He would put up 17 points tonight and at the end of 3, the CYDP lead is still 6.

In the 4th, Ryan Bennett helps his team in the hunt by working the glass for 2 of his 10 points. Unfortunately, the Roe Group cannot contain Leslie Jacob who puts CYDP on his back. Here is Leslie with the steal and then he goes all the way for 2—CYDP sends the Roe Group packing in a 77-65 final score.

Meanwhile in the early game, the Port of Belize eliminated Tuff E Nuff in 64-55 finish that saw AC Augustune strike for a 2 doubles of 15 points 20 rebounds. Thus, the 3 game semifinals which begin on Wednesday while Alamilla/Ministry of Education will be matched up with Belize Bank Bulldogs.

In table tennis news, Zhi Chin took the 2011 Summer Table Tennis Tournament staged over the weekend by the BTIA by disposing of Mel Ayuso twice under the double elimination format. Ernesto Rivero then disposed of Tux Vasquez to grab 3rd place while Nicholas martin handled Amin Vasquez to finish 4th in the open division. In the 15 and under/Cadet division, Asher Arthurs took the top spot by edging Gian Lisbey while newcomer Yanick Young took home 3rd place.

Turning to the softball scene, Telemedia wrested the Belize City female softball championship from Mirage Lade Rebels Friday night inside the Rogers Stadium in a 13-6 final score that saw Telemedia score their 13 runs on 14 hits as Mary Flowers picks up the victory.

Meanwhile, the male competition saw Oceana’s Pros easily beating Strikers 11 to 3 on Friday’s schedule. The action continues today at 7 p.m. with Strikers facing Dantos in the opener while Dantos will return in the nightcap to take on Oceana’s Pros. In the meantime, a male all star team has been selected to participate in an international friendly series against Alajuela male Softball Club from San Jose, Costa Rica which gets off Friday, August 12th at Rogers Stadium.

Now here are the results from the 2nd annual Island Man triathlon sponsored by Costa Maya at San Pedro over the weekend. In the male individual class, Kent Gabourel took top honors forcing Kenroy Gladden into 2nd while Jim Scott finished 3rd. in the female side; Denise Diaz tool the event and in the team category, one love consisting of CEli Jean Grief, Alexander Graniel and Haulze reigned supreme.

In cycling news, Team Belize which participated in the 14th Vuelta Centroamericana de Provenir staged at Guatemala from the 4th to the 7th August returns home today with mixed results. For a 2nd year in a row, Deezan Spence returns with the Green Sprinter Jersey after establishing himself on the very 1st day of the tour. However, he finished 45th overall. In the hour, Belize’s best position came from Aiden Juan at 26th; Oscar Quiroz was 29th, Austin Armstrong 43, Kyle Gentle 48 and Juan Umana 49th.

In the football scene, the Belize District female competition kicks off this Sunday with all 6 teams seeing action at Ladyville. ISL Star FC takes on heats, Millen sees action against Orchids and Tornados will face Untouch.

In news from the Belize City Championship Cup, West Lake crushed Survivals 4-1 and FC Belize burned the B.D.F. 3-1 on penalties after a 4-4 regulation tie. The winners now advance to the 2 game Championship series which begins this Sunday at the MCC Grounds.

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James Adderley’s Sports Monday montage

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this serving of Sports Monday.

After winning 5 straight outings against Belizean Teams, this visiting Alajuela Male Softball Team of Costa Rica took the pitch inside Roger’s Stadium on Saturday against the National Male Team to conclude the tour.

Team Belize takes the lead when Charles Solis pitching for Alajuela serves up this errant grounder that the catcher can’t handle so Densmore Edwards speeds home from 3rd to put up the 1st run. Rowland Patrick then hits to bring home another run as Belize takes a 2-zip lead. With 2 on, Shaquille Moody gets this swing past the infield to bring Godoy home from 3rd to make it 3-zip. We’re in the bottom of the 6th with 2 runners on when Keith Madrill’s long single brings them home to make it a 5-nil Belize lead.

Now let’s lead to Lord’s Bank where the Belize Bank Female Softball Competition staged its championship match yesterday between U.B. Lady Jaguars and Easy Does It of Flowers Bank. It’s Shandi Orellana on the mound undefeated for U.B. striking out Kathleen Rhaburn to end the top of the 1st inning scoreless. We’re in the top of the 2nd when Kendra Rhaburn comes up to bat with 2 runners on and she bits Orellana to bring home to bring home Ana Gillette and then Margaret Hendy come in to give Easy Does It a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom of the 2nd, U.B. busts this game wide open—Dion Baldwin’s allows Clarencia Jones to come up with a long fly ball that allows Jamilla Bradley to score from 3rd base. Ayanna Smith then comes up with a long single that brings 2 more runs in. The U.B. catcher Tamira Martinez places this ball out of the centerfielder’s reach as Ayanna Smith and Mertell Bailey score for the Jaguars. Pitcher Godoy then keeps his cause with this double that brings Medrill home. And after 6 innings, Belize is up 6-nil. The visitors finally get on the scoreboard in the top of the 7th when this roller from Juan Pablo Chinchilla allows the runner from 3rd to score. Silvio Galdarney then keeps this ball in play to give Costa Rica its 2nd round. Costa Rica would score 3 runs in top of the 6th, but it was not enough as Belize gets on to post the 9-4 big W.

Dion Baldwin then gets no defensive help at 1st base will allows Martinez to score. Shandi Orellano would shut down the East Does It offence after that and here she moves down Amber Wade. U.B. jaguars take the 2011 rural title in a convincing 13-2 blowout and we say congratulations to the new champ. There are not many teams in any sports that can boast an undefeated season so we say to the U.B. Lady Jaguars; when you big, you large.

In football news, Belize District female football competition kicked off at Ladyville yesterday with 3 matches. Island Stars and against Hattieville heats rallied to a scoreless draw. Millennium Girls mashed up Ladyville Orchids 6-nil while Ladyville Tornados blew away untouchables also in a 6-zip final score.

In news from the Belize City, the Champions Cup Finals got underway yesterday at the MCC Grounds. West Lake and FC Belize battled to a 2-2 stalemate. Game 2 comes up this Sunday, August 21st when the champion will emerge. On the undercard, Yabra will take on San Pedro in an under 15 match-up.

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Sports Monday highlights and next International Football Match

Good evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

It appears that the Football Federation of Belize and the Ministry of Sports have arrived at some sort of understanding and the relationship between the two is no longer one of total confrontation even as we speak. The F.F.B. is in full preparation mode to compete in the next round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers—a long way from the situation that existed in the opening round against Montserrat. By the way folks, the monster matchup between Belize and Guatemala on September 6th will be aired live right here on Channel 5.

In other football news, week 2 in the Belize District Female Football Competition saw the big clash between Hattieville heats and Ladyville orchids take center stage at Sandhill yesterday. In the early goings, it’s all Hattieville. So Jersha Estrada lets loose this right foot shot that bounces off the goal post. We’re some 10 minutes in when the Ladyville keeper, Karina Villanueva come out of her goal and misplays this ball. Jersha Estrada come up with possession and makes her pay as she smashes the ball into the net for a 1-zip Hattieville lead. Some 8 minutes later, Jersha Estrada works her magic again when she picks up this loose ball and out runs the orchids defense to smash one past Villanueva to double the lead for Hattieville.

Estrada then looks for the hat trick but this time she is denied by Villanueva. Make it 3-nil

Hattieville when Estrada turns provided for Irma Dyer who does enough to get it past the goalkeeper into the net. In 2nd half, the Heats should have come up with a 4th goal off this set piece but they come away empty. Meanwhile, the Ladyville orchids finally get some defense from off this spot kick triggered by Loida Contreras, but goalkeeper Marin of Hattieville takes care of business. Hattieville Heats would go on to post the 3-zip Big W!

In other action around the league, Island Starz out shone Tornados in a 2-1 final score, while Millennium doubled Sandhill Untouchables in a 4-2 affair.

Checking the basketball scene, we go in the decisive game 3 between CYDP and the Port of Belize in Friday night’s interoffice semifinals inside the civic center. And it’s Andrew Head Staine with the triple to extend the CYDP lead to 9 in the 2nd quarter. Staine would put up 16 pts in this one. Vince the Postman Estrada then somehow hits AC Augustine who goes glass for 2-AC would record 12 rebounds and 9 pts in this game 3.

At the halfway mark, CYDP boasts a 10 pt lead over Port. Down by 13 in the 3rd, the Port goes to neil Nicholson who should have gotten the deuce on his 1st chance but gets his rebound to make it good. Nicholson would put up 11 points tonight. Lennox Flush Bowman then hits this nice one hander in traffic for 2 of his team high 17 points. In the 4th, Angus Walla Cherrington deals to Flush Bowman who knocks down the long 3 writing a 15 point deficit to one. And then he gives Port its first lead with this baseline move. We’ve tried at 58 apiece take in the 4th when Andrew Staine finds Leon Mister Biggs Williams and he delivers the bucket. Meanwhile, this steal by Andrew Staine from Neil Nicholson really hurts the Port as Staine scores the easy 2. And then Staine seals the win for CYDOP with this left hand off the glass as CYDP sends the Port of Belize packing a 72-66 final score. In the nightcap must win match between Belize Bank and Alamilla’s Rupert Brown who hits the here stuck for a game high 20 points. As Belize Bank eliminated Alamilla’s 69 to 58. Thus the 5 game finals between Belize Bank and CYDP gets off this Friday night.

Turning to the softball scene, the 21st national Women’s Softball Championship gets off on Friday, August 26th and concludes on Sunday august 28th inside roger’s Stadium. The 6 teams making the big dance are Belize City Champion, Telemedia and sub-champion, Mirage Lady Rebels, Belize Rural Champ, UB Jaguars and runner up, Easy Does It. The defending National Champions and current Cayo Sistrcit Champs Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy and sub-champions Ontario Rebels. Mirage Lady rebels will face Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy in the opener on August 26th at 6:30 p.m. and in the nightcap, UB Jaguars take aim at Telemedia.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

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James “Jah Overall” Adderley’s Sports Monday Update

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this issue of Sports Monday.

The 21st Women’s national Softball Championship raged inside Roger’s Stadium over the weekend as 6 teams battled to wear the crown in 2011 as the action got off on Saturday. However, by Sunday afternoon, only 2 remained standing under the double elimination format—namely arch rivals Telemedia and Mirage lady Rebels. The Rebels start with Lanisha Jones on the mound and we’re in the top of the 1st with one out and one on when Barbara Cadle doubles the outfield to bring in the 1st run of the ballgame. Meanwhile Mary Flowers gets off to a shaky start and is smacked hard by Marsha Cassasola but is bailed out by the score hands of Martha Rhys.

In the 2nd, Lanisha Jones gets busy as she gets Ruth Lamb to Pop up to share the Vernon. She strikes out Martha Rhys and then does the same to the Telemedia shortstop Elaine Humes. In the bottom of the 2nd, Mary Flowers leaves one hanging for Lisa Jones who is denied a hit by this fine catch from Lydia Cacho. Ashanti Anderson comes to bat for Lady Rebels in the bottom of 4th with Lisa Jones at 2nd and her long single brings the runner home to tie the score at 1 apiece. Telemedia breaks the tie when Kyla McFadzean hits this ball to Sharette Vernon only to see Sherette Jones fail to dig out the throw to first as Elaine Humes scores all the way from 1st for the 2-1 lead. In the top of the 6th, Telemedia’s Barbara Cadle hits this long fly which allows Norecia Frazier to score from 3rd base for the 3-1 lead.

We’re in the bottom of the 7th and its Lady Rebels trying to manufacture the tie, but Mary Flowers forces Shaleen Humphries to ground to 3rd baseman, Norecia Frazier whose throw to Erline Belisle at 1st is good for the out and Telemedia becomes the 2011 undefeated national Champions with the 3-1 score. And here is veteran catcher, Ruth Lamb receiving the team trophy and Sir Rudolph Anderson hail the man.

Amber Wade of Easy Does it won the stolen base award with 3. Norecia Frazer of Telemedia hit 2 homeruns to take home that award. Norecia also batted 11 runs to win the runs batted title, while Sherette Jones of Mirage lady rebels had a batting average .500 to lead the tournament. On the pitching side, Lanisha Jones of Lady Rebels had 11 strikeouts to win that category and Mary Flowers of Telemedia had the most wins with 4. New give it up for Norecia Frazier of Telemedia who walked away with the MVP award. We say congrats to one and all.

In cycling news, the annual Jerry “Ganzie” Jones Memorial race was staged yesterday by Gerald Garbutt presenting 3 different categories. Gregg Lovell of Santino was impressive winning the elite 68 mile race while Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray pulls up 2nd and Darnell Barrow of Sanitno’s takes 3rd in a field sprint. In the 10 Ml Mountain bike race, Andrew Ordonez of Horizon took top honors, Fred Usher of Kolbe took 2nd and Kenroy Gladden settled for 3rd. in the 10 mile weekend Warrior event, Vallan Syms of Horizon took 1st, Kenneth Butler of M&M finished 2nd and Wilbert Jones of F.T. Williams pulled up 3rd. In the 60 mile weekend warrior race, Rogue Matus of M&M grabbed the big Win, Barney Brown of F.T. Williams finished 2nd and Rey Catt took 3rd place.

Turning to the cricket scene, Lemonal was the scene on Saturday where Western Eagles were hoping to force a game 3 in the Belize national Cricket championship against Surprise. However Surprise came out sizzling. Chris Banner came up with 24 runs, while team captain Lawrence Banner had 21 runs. Edward Bull emerged the man of the match after taking our 6 wicket while landy Banner came up with 3. Surprise batted 154 runs while Western Eagles could only muster 67 runs all out. Thus for 2 years in a row, Surprise is National Cricket Champs and we say congratulations.

In basketball news, the interoffice 5 game championship kicked off Friday night inside the Civic Centre. We’re late in the 2nd quarter when Darwin Elijio deals to Andrew Head Staine who goes glass for 2, gets fouled but would miss the extra point as CYDP runs to 16 pts lead out Belize Bank Bulldogs. In the 3rd, Bulldogs roared back—Rupert Brown spots up for three and he knocks it down, he would put up 18 points tonight. Darwin Leslie who would contribute 15 points then slices to the glass for 2 and will get 3 the old fashion way as he knocks dow3n the freebie. This three point shot by Rupert Brown then gives the Bulldogs their first lead for the night as they take a 43-41 lead into the 4th quarter.

In overtime, the Belize Bank Bulldogs go on to post the 80-76 big W. In a game 1 on the undercard, a depleted Port of Belize was pounded 86 – 58 by Alamilla’s.

Finally in football news, the national A –team of Belize travels to Grenada tomorrow for its first match of the second round of the World Cup Qualifiers set for Friday, 2nd September, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, the Belize versus Guatemala match is set for Tuesday, four p.m. inside the F.F.B. football field and it will be aired live right here on Channel 5. We also must tell you that in female football played over the weekend, Millennium edged Island Stars 1-zip, Untouchables hurt Ladyville Orchids, 2-1 and Hattieville Heats stopped Tornados 3-2.

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James Adderley’s Earth-Shattering Sports Roundup

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 6th September, the National A Team of Belize will host its Guatemalan counterparts inside the FFB Field at Capital City, Belmopan in its second appearance of this round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Our Team goes in hype from Friday evening’s 3-zip win over Grenada on the road. While Guatemala comes in fresh off a 4-zip win at St. Vincent. In this group, Guatemala is ranked 113th by FIFA, Grenada is 118, Belize 148 and St. Vincent 158. It’s plain to see that the road to the next round for Belize leads through Guatemala. Tomorrow in a ballgame to be televised live on Channel 5. Belize must come up with a positive result to keep alive its hope of advancing because 2nd place will not be good enough. Of course win loose or draw, I’m a Belizean and I know you are too.

In other football news, the play in Belize District, the female football competition over the weekend saw Millennium cool down Hattieville Heats in a 4-1 blast. Tornadoes blew away Orchids 5-1 while Island Stars got the freebie from Untouchables who did not show up. Meanwhile, Kulture Yabra beat Lake 3-1 and then blanked Plaza 2-zip to win the 1st ever 40 and over tournament at the MCC Grounds yesterday. Plaza defeated Lake 6-nil to finish in 2nd place.

Now let’s get to the Barracks where the Lionman Triathlon took center stage yesterday. And in the 1.5 kilometer opening swim we find 3 athletes fighting to get the win as Dr. Ramon Figueroa puts on the after burners to grab that distinction. Next out is another veteran, Jim Scott, while young Eric Donis becomes the 3rd swimmer to exit the Caribbean Sea. All three swimmers are competing in the team relay today.

Jose Choto is 4th out of the water as he beats his archrival in the individual class. Kenroy Smoke Gladden who has improved his performance in the water. Of course, on the female side in both the individual class and the relay event is Belize’s premier female athlete Shalini Zabaneh is the first female to complete the first leg in order to transition to the bike. Meanwhile Giovanni Froggy Leslie is the first to complete 25 miles of biking but his team would not make it into the winner circle. Nevertheless, the 1st athlete in the individual class to finish the ride is former champ, Jose Choto and we see him putting on his sneakers for the final leg which features a 10 km run. Not far behind is Kenroy Gladden who knows that Jose Choto is the man to beat today.

And of course on the ladies side Shalini Zabaneh has quickly established herself as the undisputed front runner. Kevin Seroki si the first to compelte the course but he competes in the Team Relay. The man who would wear the 2011 Lionman title is Kenroy Gladden who gained all of 9 minutes over Jose Choto to win on on overall time of 2 hours 31 minutes flat.

Jose Choto settles for 2nd place this year with a total time of 2 hours 38 minutes. In the meantime, Magdalena Chubb fell victim to exhaustion going to the tape and we’re grateful that the organizers were prepared for this eventuality. Nevertheless on the female side, Shalini Zabaneh was superb grabbing the female title rather easily and in fact her total time of 2 hours 44 minutes 5 seconds was good enough for 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Kevin Seroki who along with Shalini Zabaneh and Brandon Cattouse comprise Team Sagitun crosses the line to give his team a total time of 2 hours 19 minutes 23 seconds which made the team the champion in the team relay. Team Spectrum Design consisting of Denise Diaz, Wilbert Jones and Louis Haulze took 2nd place with a time of 2 hoursm 25 minuites 16 seconds while C-Ray Bed Intentions with Kaya Cattouse, Eric Davis and Kent Gabourel settled for 3rd place with a time of 2 hours 29 minutes 32 seconds.

In cycling news, the Belize Cirty Council and Leslie’s Imports Criterium takes center stage this Sunday, September 11th 2011 through the streets of downtown Belize City. 5 Categories are offered and registration must be done with the Belize Cycling Association before Thursday September 8th.

Finally folks, game 3 of the Interoffice Basketball League unfolded Friday night inside the Civic Center. Belize Bank Bulldogs got a fame high 14 points from Macaro Augustine and 12 from Rupert Brown to knock off CYDP in 53-47 finish. For CYDP, Andrew Staine put up 13 points and Marcel Orosco added 10 in the loss. Thus with 2 wins and a loss the Belize Bank can close out the 5 game Championship series this Friday night at the Civic Centre.

Jah overall, I’m James Adderley.

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Sports Monday with James “Jah Over All” Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 2nd Annual Belize City Council and Leslie’s Imports September Belize City Criterium took to the streets of the Metropolis yesterday as a part of the National Celebrations program and we are at the start of the 35 mile elite race staged on the Albert Street – Regent Street circuit. 33 riders are suited up in this class and we’re underway as 35 laps of the criterium begin.

In the early going, Marlon Castillo decides to demonstrate his prowess as he opts for a solo flight. A couple laps later it’s still Marlon Castillo on the pace, but a chase group led by Brandon Cattouse and the C-Ray team has mounted a concerted effort to reel him in. Late in the race, the chase group dwindles to Brandon Cattouse, Chris McNish, Jeovaun Leslie and Tariq Cano. Meanwhile some 23 riders in this bunch are trying to complete the cross over to the chase 4.

Folks, for the 1st time in a criterium that I can remember a rider goes wire to wire as Marlon Castillo again riding for Santino’s re-establishes himself as the strongest in the business crossing the finish line unchallenged to win the race in 1 hour 18 minutes flat. U-23 rider, Tariq Cano of team Indeco takes 2nd two minutes 15 seconds and almost a lap later in uncontested fashion. And then Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray beats Chris McNish of Benny’s Megabytes and Jeovaun Leslie of SAntino’s to round out the top 5.

In the juniors and youth class, Oscar Quiros of Cayo Uprising grabbed the big W easily as he dresses to win. Riss Cattouse of C-Ray takes 2nd—52 seconds later by out-sprinting Steven Casteneda, Zahir Figueroa—both of Cayo Uprising—while Joslyn Chavarria of Clear the Land rounds out yjr top 5.

On the ladies side, Shalini Zabaneh continues her dominance in female cycling winning the 15 mile race in 40 minutes 43 seconds after facing a strong challenge from Patricia Chavarria of Benny’s Megabytes who took second. Kirah Eiley of Smooth Sailing pulled up 3rd with Kaya Cattouse rounding out the top 4.

In the BTL Youth Development Program 4 Mile race, Kory Ingram takes the top spot while Delawn Abraham finished 2nd and Keron Faber 3rd. Meanwhile Tragan Humes won the BTL 2 miler with Clifford Dortch 2nd and Jamal Hyde 3rd.

In news from the Commonwealth Youth Games at the Isle of Man, Joel Borland finished 34th in the 45 miles time trial event with an average speed of 24.7 miles per hour and Juan Umana 39th with his average speed of 23.4 miles per hour. Belize placed 12 in the team time trial with a time of 22.2 miles per hour. In the 61.1 mile road race, Joel Borland gave Belize its best finish at 31st. in the criterium ride, Joel Borland finished 21st.

Turning to the basketball scene; we take you to the civic centre for game 4 of the Interoffice Basketball Championship with CYDP needing a win to force a decisive game 5 against the favorite Belize Bank Bulldogs. From the opening buzzer, CYDP demonstrated its determination as Andrew Staine penetrated the heart of Belize Bank’s defense to open the scoring with 2 of his 11 game points. Meanwhile Marcel Orosco is on top of things tonight as he strikes for 3 in his first shot attempt. Marcel would lead his team with 17 points. It’s all CYDP until Rupert Brown strips Staine and goes all the way for 2 of his game high 18 points. No other Bulldog would put up double digit scoring tonight. At the end of the 1st quarter, CYDP boats a 22 to 14 lead.

In the 2nd, CYDP extends the lead. Jermaine Tillett inbounds to Staine and he gets 2 more. Jacob Leslie spots up for the long deuce and hits it—he would put up 16 points tonight. Marcel Orosco then knocks down the triple and at the half and CYDP is up by 19 points.

We fast forward to the 4th and its still CYDP running away with this one as Justin Wade pulls up for 2. CYDP goes on to blow-out the Belize Bank Bulldogs in a 72 to 54 final score. Thus the decisive game 5 is set for this Friday night at the civic.

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Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Stop the press, Shalini ZAbaneh in her first trip to the Caribbean Cycling Championship has struck for gold in the Women Elite Road Race staged yesterday at Jamaica. In a 7 woman sprint, Shalini burned the field completing the 6 laps, 43.2 mile ride in 2 hours 3.5 minutes to step into the winners circle. In addition, the Belizean cyclist took the bronze in the 12 mile women time trial course. After dominating the female cycling scene in the Jewel, Shalini has given notice to the Caribbean and we say congratulations. Roger Troyer competed in the men’s 72 mile road race, but did not finish.

Now in boozing news, a Guatemalan boxing team of 6 took on the Leopold Smart Boxing Gym inside the Princess Hotel Saturday night and won the series 3-2 with one fight being declared a technical draw because of a low blow. Nuff respect must be given to Sherman Galvez who forced a referee stoppage in the 2nd round of his battle with Sanabria and give it up for Alex Neal who made amends for his last outing by stopping Carlos Tellos in the 2nd round. Leopold Smart Boxing Gym gives thanks to the sponsor Telemedia and to the supporters who attended the fight. We’ll do it again soon.

Now let’s head to the Civic Centre for Friday night decisive Game 5 in the Interoffice Basketball Championship series. Down by 6 in the 2nd quarter, the Belize Bank stops the bleeding when Macaro Augustine comes with the put back for 2 of his 6 game points. At the other end, CYDP’s Marcel Orosco rises up for three to keep the pressure on. He would put up 9 points tonight. In the closing seconds of the quarter, Darwin Leslie comes up with this loose ball and gets 2 of his game high 35 points to cut the deficit to 4 points. At the half, CYDP leads 30 to 26. In the 3rd, Darwin Leslie stays hot but as he knocks down the 3 pointer to tie the ballgame at 34 apiece. It’s brother against brother so Jacob Leslie fires back with this big time 3 point shot. He would lead CYDP with 18 points. We’re in the 4th when Rupert Brown threads the needle to Darwin Leslie who delivers. Down by 8 points, CYDP Leon Williams stays with this play until he gets the bucket Mr. Biggs would finish with 10 points tonight. Andrew Staine then comes into the ballgame to help his team close the gap and he lays up 2 of his 13 game points. In the waning moments of the ballgame, Andrew Staine sinks this three to cut CYDP’s deficit to 2 – it wasn’t enough as the Belize Bank Bulldogs hang on to the 68-65 big W to claim the 2011 Interoffice title. Darwin Leslie who totaled 35 points, 4 assists and 5 steals in Game 5 emerged with MVP honors.

Turning to the track and field scene, for the 1st time in our history people so many turned out for the annual 5K and 10K marathon staged on Saturday.

It appears the Belize City Council’s involvement in running for health is now reaping huge dividends. And here is the start of the 5K marathon on Regent Street and you can bet your bottom dollar that’s a large number of participants. In fact even Mayor Moya suited up for the event and here is the start of the 10K run. Leon O’brien won the men’s 10K and we say good show. Kenrick Duncan took 2nd place while Jesus Mai pulled up 3rd. on the woman’s side; Shannon White took the number 1 spot, Janice Usher steps up to 2nd place while Tasmeen Tewogbola took 3rd place in the 10K. Meanwhile Denroy Nembhard emerged victor in the 5K run. Wilhem Leslie receives his medal for 2nd place Hance Card takes home 3rd. In the woman 5K it was all Carr’s in the winners’ circle. Ashantie Carr takes 1st place and we say congratulations. In fact, here they are together, Ashantie Carr, Ajahni Carr and Ashantie Carr who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in woman’s 5K. And we must say the new Belize amateur athletics Association and the Belize City Council has done a remarkable job in getting our people to run. Congrats.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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Sports Monday with Legendary Guru, James Adderley

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Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s the sporting news.

The National Football Team of Belize will make a home stand at the F.F.B. Stadium this Friday, October 7th at 3:30 p.m. against Grenada whom they defeated 3-1 in the away game last month. Going in, Belize finds itself in 2nd place with 3 points after losing 2-1 to Guatemala. In this group, Guatemala leads with 6 points from 2 wins, Belize has 3, so does St. Vincent as both have won 1 and lost 1 while Grenada remains in the cellar with 0 points from 2 outings. The group winner advances to the next round of FIFA’s World Cup Qualifiers so Belize must win this Friday to stay within striking distance.

In the meantime, a new premier ball league which will produce the players to represent Belize in FIFA play and will be affiliated to the F.F.B. is being formed after last week’s meeting between the Ministry of Sports, 2 FIFA Representatives, the F.F.B. and other interested football organizations. Election of officers for this top league will be held on the 28th of October so stay tuned.

Now let’s head to Sandhill where the Belize District Female Football Competition staged week 6 by presenting 3 matches despite the terrible conditions that existed. To the monsoon rains affected the event, but at least the pitch should have been moved. Nevertheless, the opening match finds Ladyville Tornados in action against Caye Caulker and we’re in the very 1st minute of play when Claudia Martinez leads this attack for Ladyville only to be taken down by Maribel Dominguez for which the referee rules penalty.

Up steps Marcelina Mai and Maribel Dominguez in goal for Caye Caulker doesn’t stand a chance as the Ladyville team goes up 1-zip. A couple minutes later, this outside shot from Bailey should have scored but Dominguez rescued by the sorry conditions inside the goal. It’s another face off between Bailey and Dominguez on this press and this time the goalkeeper helps herself. At the other end, Lilian Joseph fires this right foot shot that hits the near upright and then is dug out by Sherrie Gillette and at the half, it’s still a 1-zip Ladyville lead. We’re in the 2nd half when Lilian Joseph fires this shot in search of the equalizer only to see it inch outside the sticks. Ladyville Tornados double their lead when the defensive error gives Natasha Young this chance which she converts to get on to the scoreboard.

Now keep your eyes on this corner kick; Natasha Young keeps it alive to Julie McCord who makes it a 3-zip ballgame. McCord then gets this one on one look for a 2nd goal but she seems to have been caught between 2 decisions. Still Ladyville Jaguars go on to post the 3-zip Big W.

Meanwhile, Game 2 finds Hattieville Heats in action against Ladyville Orchids and we’re only 10 minutes in when Jersha Estrada forces one through the legs of Esperanza Pakeman to give Hattieville the 1-zip lead. 15 minutes later Felecia Gillette mounts this individual effort to punch the pill past Pakeman as the Heats double their lead. Make it 3-zip when Lauren Stevens fires this spotkick that Pakeman should have handled – instead it tangles inside the net. In early 2nd half play, Sylvanna Barrow concedes a penalty by taking down Karina Viamil inside the 18. Lloyda Contreras steps up to get Ladyville Orchids on to the scoreboard only to be denied by the Ladyville keeper. Kelsey Pou then commits this hardball inside the bottom and again it’s penalty kick for the Orchids. Again it’s Lloyda Contreras up for the mconversion and again she scores to make it a 3-1 ballgame. However, this defensive error by Shakira Clarke gives Ashiya Gordon a look at goal and she gives Hattieville a 4-1 lead. Felicia Gillette then comes up with her 2nd goal of the match off this corner kick as Hattieville Heats burn Ladyville Orchids 5 to 1. In the final match on the schedule, Millennium routed Sandhill Untouchables in a 10-zip blast. The competition now moves to Hattieville for this Sunday with Millennium facing Island Stars, Ladyville Orchids take on Untouchables and Hattieville Heats will host Ladyville Tornados.

Checking the over 40 football scenes at the MCC Grounds yesterday’s action saw Plaza edge Creative Tiles 4-3 while Kulture Yabra blanked Survival 6-nil.

In cycling news, here’s the sprint to the tape in the 38 mile weekend Warrior Race that finished inside Camalote and it’s all Cayo Rental in the spotlight. Frank Burns takes the event in 1 hour 52 minutes 30 seconds, Jose Moguel in 2nd, Geoffrey Waight 3rd, Philip Burns 4th and here comes George Abraham of FT Williams to round out the top 5. Dean Boyce finished 6th overall and 1st in C-Class.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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Sports Tuesday with the multifaceted James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Much has been said about Friday’s disaster inside the FFB Stadium where an over-confident Belize National Football Selection was unceremoniously knocked off its high horse by a 4-1 blast from their Grenadian counterpart – a team they had blanked 3-zip in the away game of this 2-game series inside the 20145 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Added to the bad attitude was the soggy pitch inside the FFB Stadium – a result from the torrential downpour – and it quickly became obvious that the local team was unable to perform properly in a mud and water affair. We must also take into account that Team Grenada had strengthened up its lineup and more importantly was extremely focused on avenging the 3-zip defeat.

Belize 1st threat and goal comes some 25 minutes in when Danny Jimenez tries to link up with Deon McCauley but Josh Charles comes up with a timely intervention. Again Belize looks potent with Jimenez who centers to Kafu Roches who heads to Deon McCauley, but the striker could not keep the launch down. Meanwhile, on the next press, McCauley does everything right in search for a goal only to be denied by Josh Charles. Folks we’re some 42 minutes in when Shane gets this shot off despite being surrounded by 3 blue shirts and the right foot launch surprisingly beats Shane Orio as Grenada takes a 1-zip lead. Just before the half expires, Ian Gaynair gofts this ball to Marcus Julien in front of the Belize goal and his right away shot easily beats Orio for the 2-zip lead. On a soggy field, you don’t pass inside the box.

5 minutes into the 2nd half, Craig Rocastle finds Lancaster Joseph off this set piece and Joseph takes advantage of poor marking inside the 18 to nod the ball in for the 3-zip Grenada lead. Down by 3, the Belize team lost its composure and normally Kafu Roches would have converted this chance but today everything is working against us. Kafu then tries to make amends with monster launch only to see Josh Charles come up with the best save of the match. Our team continues to press for a goal as Deon McCauley fires this left foot bomb that crashes offt he crossbar as the drought continues. Folks, goal number 4 by Grenada simply adds insult to injury – Dalton Eiley should have come up with the block but even worse the save; however, Clive Murray’s left foot squeeze make it a 4-nil showing. Immediately the fans start abandoning the stadium and if I could have left, I would have too. In the waning minute of the ballgame, Ryan Simpson off the bench triggers this grass head burner that beats Josh Charles as Belize gets the consolation goal in the 4-1 loss.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow especially after the high expectation the nation had going into this match. Nevertheless, our team had no time to lick their wounds as they took the bus Saturday morning headed to Guatemala City for tonight’s matchup with Guatemala. People we might have lost the most important moment in our quest to reach the World Stage.

In other football news, play in the Belize District Female Football League saw Sherry Tracey come up with a pair of goals and Christina Joseph added another as Millennium rolled our Island Stars 3-1. The Island’s only goal came from the boots of Lilian Joseph. meanwhile in Game 2, Loida Contreras led Ladyville Orchids to its 1st win; scoring the only goal of the match to beat Untouchables 1-zip. And then Hattieville Heats and Ladyville Tornados battled to a 1-1 tie. Ashlyn Gordon scored for the Heats while Marcelina Mai hit for Tornados.

In cycling news, the BCA presented the 7th Orange Walk Bypass Criterium yesterday and the visiting Depredadores Team from Mexico swept the top 3 spots with Hector Rangul, Carlos Hernandez and Eduardo Lada finishing in that order. Jose Choto of Western Spirit was the 1st Belizean to finish grabbing 4th in 1 minute 36 seconds off the pace. Big Mighty Lewis took the Master Class with Barney Brown 2nd and Ritchie Halton rounds out the top 3. Oscar Quiros of Cayo Uprising took the Junior and Youth Class with teammate, Juan Umana 2nd and Johnny Quintal of Depredadores took 3rd place. In the Tim Mites Class, Michael Escobar grabbed the Win with Geron Lovell and Cory Rodriguez finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Belize Cycling Association reminds the cycling community that the Sagitun Classic is set for November 13th, 2011.

In other cycling news, the veterans in the Weekend Warriors staged two events at Punta Gorda over the weekend sponsored by BWEL. Floyd Williams took Saturdays 30 mile Criterium in 1 hour 25 minutes 27 seconds with George Abraham 2nd while Orin Jones rounds out the top 3 from among 12 riders. Dean Boyce finished 4th. We mention Boyce because on Sunday this C Class rider controlled the pace in the road race from Tide Belize to Big Falls and back – a distance of 39 miles. Here he ius being trailed by Chris Romero and George Abraham. George Abraham then opted for a solo flight but here is Boyce reeling him in. It’s a 3 man race to the tape, but Boyce steps out to take the ride in 1 hour, 52 minutes 55 seconds with George Abraham finishing 2nd and Chris Romero 3rd. 14 riders took part.

Finally in table tennis news, play in the Brothers Habet Team League on Saturday saw Rivero’s Welders crush Luz 5-2. Hurricane blanked Suga City 5-zip and Racqueteers mashed up No Mercy by that same score all in 1 divisional play. In 2nd divisional action, Garage H 2 handles Turds in 5-zip finish while BDF Spin Kings edged Fantastic Four, 5-4.

Jah Over All, I’m James Adderley.

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The National Male Football Team can only be described as over achievers after posting a record 3 wins, 3 losses so far in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. In fact, it is absolutely amazing how the nation has raised its expectations this time around. However, as far as the team goes, very little has changed. The F.F.B. continues to be the only source of sponsorship and it has become obvious that mush more financing is needed if we are to reach world class status. As a people, we must come together to support our players who are doing the best they can under these circumstances. Both the government and the private sector must join with the football federation to push our team to the next level. But football success is not cheap and it does not happen by accident. With Belize obviously not making it to the next round, it’s time for us to come up with concrete plans for the 2018 World Cup. In the meantime, Belize concludes play in the 1st round with 2 matches against St. Vincent that comes up on November 11th and 18th.

In other football news, we took in yesterday over 40 football at the MCC grounds as Plaza hosted Survivors. We’re some 21 minutes in when Norman Bommel braces Shadrick Gentle and then deals to Stanley Reneau who easily beats Bernard as Plaza takes a 1-zip lead. Plaza gets the chance to double the lead when Limbo Velasquez pushes this right foot at goal but this time Bernard O’gay is well positioned. A few minutes later, Limbo Velasquez exacts a sweet revenge with this right foot pinch that gives Plaza a 2-zip lead.

Midway through the 2nd half, Gentle hands the ball inside the 18 and the referee rules penalty. Up steps Larry Flowers for the conversion but is denied but goalkeeper O’gay who might not have known much about it. However, when Hazart Rowland tries to head to his keeper on this particular play, O’gay can’t come up with the possession which leads to the dreaded auto-goal for the 3-zip Plaza lead. Nevertheless, this corner kick by Survivors leads to a defensive hand ball that brings a penalty kick. The old veteran, Fabian Rivero, former teammate of mine, steps up and he easily beats Valentine Ferguson to get Survivors on the scoreboard in the 3-1 final score.

In track and field news, the expulsion of President Ian Gray from the Belize Amateur Athletics Association Saturday in a Special General Meeting at the Sylvestre Memorial Center came a shock to the nation especially with travel plans to the Pan Am Games at Mexico already set. Here is interim President, Deon Sutherland with the details

Deon Sutherland

Deon Sutherland, Interim President, BAAA

“We have been having some problems over the past twelve months with Mister Gray’s activities. The straw the broke the camel’s back was the selection of the Pan Am Athletes and officials and we decided as the managing committee that we must do something about that. The athletes when they heard about the selection they called us and said look; the coach that has been selected is not our senior coach and he has not worked with us over the months to prepare us for the Pan Am Games and we have a problem with that. We met with the athletes and they decided they want the original coach, Mister Fred Evans. We put that to Mister Gray and he was adamant that his selection is final and the athletes had no say on that.”

Kay-De Vaughn

Kay-De Vaughn, Athlete

“I will be competing in the triple jump. I expect to do really well; I’ve been training from last October for this event so I’m very excited. I am hoping for a P.R. and to even qualify for the finals. My personal best is 12.11 meters so I am hoping to jump anything above that. But I think 12.30 will definitely put me where I want to be. And I hopefully could be bringing home a medal.”

Tricia Flores, Athlete

Tricia Flores


“My record for the long jump is 5.97 meters and I’m hoping to jump over 6 meters which will also be a national record. So I’m hoping to do that at the games. I put in a lot of practice at the track and at the gym. I work very high in trying to jump as far as possible. In terms of medaling, I’m not quite sure about that, but I believe if I get a 6 meters jump, hopefully I can get a medal.”

Finally, the 2011 Brother’s Habet Team League of Table Tennis continues to roll inside the BES Auditorium. In fast and furious action yesterday, first division play saw Hurricane edge Luz in a sizzling 5-4 final score. And then Garage beat Hurricane 5-3. In 2nd division, Tallawah smashed Terminators 5-2, Fantastic Four crushed Jet Amp 5-1, Tallawah then made it 2 wins by thumping Turds 5-zip, B.D.F. Spin King prevcailed over Jet Amps 5-2, Fantastic Four dazzles Terminators 5-3 and Garage #2 burned BDF Spin King 5-4.

By the way folks, the date for the Sagitun Cycling Classic as presented by the BCA is now set for 27th November, 2011 at Independence. So stay tuned.

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Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 3rd Annual Day of Races as presented by the UWI Open Campus yesterday reigned supreme on Marine Parade in what has become a fixture on the BCA’s calendar. Lining up for the main event in the Elite and U-23 class are 23 of Belize’s finest as they roll out for the 20 mile criterium ride that features a mile per lap. This 3 man crew of Marlon Castillo, David Henderson and Gregory Lovell quickly takes command of the pace and do make it stick at around 22.43 mph. However, when the spring to the tape comes up, controversy rears its ugly head. To your right, Lovell attacks from the outside but cuts across the lane being occupied by David Henderson. It’s an infringement of the rules of the game for which he is disqualified. David Henderson of Team Indeco takes the Win in 53 mins 29 secs while Marlon Castillo of Santino’s moves up to 2nd place. Allen Castillo of Indeco rolls in uncontested for 3rd place 28 secs off the pace. Jeovain Leslie of Santino’s who for a time was in the lead pulls up for 4th 59 seconds behind the winner. While Geon Hanson of Indeco round out the top 5.

In the Junior 10 mile race that features 17 riders, the finish finds a head on collision between Austin Armstrong and Aiden Juan. Armstrong of D&D Consultancy edges Juan of Cayo High Road for the W with both clocked at 78 mins 50 secs. Adrian Lineras of Cayo High Road pulls up unchallenged for 3rd place. The veteran Preston Martinez had a good outing in 10 mile Masters Class that featured 14 riders—winning the 6 man sprint easily after setting a time of 28 mins 17 secs. He forces Ernest Meighan of Santino’s into 2nd while Robert Stewart grabs 3rd place.

Riding unattached Patricia Chavarria takes the women’s 10 miles in 33:28 while Kirah Eiley grabs 2nd place 12 seconds later. Meanwhile, Zahir Figueroa of Sacred Heart High proves a cut above the rest in the 10 mile race for High School males grabbing the Win in 14:06. 17 seconds later the 3 man sprint for 2nd palce ensues and its Delawn Abraham of Canaan edging out Brandon Morgan and Gian Zetina in that order.

Maria Bennet of Georgeville Primary proved too much for her challengers in the half mile ride as she takes the event in 1:17. Paulita Chavarria of Sacred Heart High finishes 2nd and for a 2nd year in a row, Dyanne Cleland gets into the winner’s circle with a 3rd place finish. In the meantime, her brother, Charleston Cleland repeats as champion in the primary schools male ½ mile race with a time of 2:22. Darien Anderson of Anglican Cathedral High pulls up 2nd. David Versus rounds out the top 3. Folks we take this opportunity to give kudos to Misses Jane Bennett of UWI Open Campus for this novel idea of weaving competitive cycling at all levels into the University picture. You see if you don’t have dreams they can’t come true.

In other cycling news, the 7th Annual Sagitun Banana Classic is set for 27th November in the 3 major categories. This race brings with it over $15,000 in prizes. The technical meeting will be held on Thursday, 24th November, 7 p.m. at the NOC Conference Room after the technical meeting or at the start of the race.

In karate news, the House of Shotokan Karate Championship was staged Saturday at the BES Auditorium and the mixed martial arts content proved to be entertaining. Folks this is the battle for the Championship and black belt, Fernando Salam of the Southern Shotokan Academy in Dangriga wastes no time to establish his presence. His opponent, Eddermys Sanchez responds with this wicked take down but Salam quickly reverses the hold until the umpire intervenes. In the end, Salam is just too strong and his technique much too disciplined for Sanchez. A heavy breathing Salam gets his hand raised as champion while Sanchez settles for the runner up spot. Nevertheless Eddermys Sanchez came up with the roughest move of the tournament in his battle to get into the finals as he puts this cruel move on Vry Aamino of Mexico. In the battle for the 14-16 years karate title, this move by Deon Lewis hust his chances to claim the championship as Martin Sylvestre moves in to land a left foot to his opponent’s jaw. Sylvestre gets the win and we say congratulations. Other winners include: Nathan Sharp who got the nod over Emiliano Ruedas. London Cocom got the title over Ethan Santos in the 7-9 years old class. While Angelean Paredes picked up the female 6-7 years old title in a close fight with Xaria Cleland.

In football news, Smart Millenium picked up its 8th straight win in the Belize District Female Football Competition yesterday with a 1-zip win over Tornadoes. Hattieville stepped up to 2nd place with 1-zip blast on Untouchables while Island Stars kept pace with a 5-zip drubbing of Ladyville Orchids. In news from Dangriga, the B.T.L. Male U-15 finals staged over the weekend saw DYFA bomb Southside 2-zip to emerge the champions. In the earlier match, Pomona grabbed 3rd place by sinking Santa Martha 3-zip. Meanwhile, the female title will be decided this weekend when Benguche takes on Pumas.

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The National Male Football Team of Belize kicks off its final series in this round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Friday November 11th inside the FFB Stadium against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. While Belize will not make it to the next round having lost 3 matches in a row, it is imperative for the development of the sport that they come up with a good performance. In fact, the fans are demanding a win. At the same time on Friday, Guatemala who have already qualified to move on will go up against Grenada. A 2nd lace finish in this group would positively further Belize’s am at World Class football.

We now head to the MCC grounds where the over 40 tournament is kicking up a storm here in the city. On yesterday’s ticker Plaza faced a strong challenge from Creative tiles. Some 14minutes in, Leinbo Velasquez gives Plaza the earl lead b beating Richard Lopez to this ball and then effectively displaces goalkeeper Marvin Ottley to open the scoreboard. Plaza then looks to make it 2 nil on this press but this time Ottley takes care of big. Around the 23rd minute this hardball inside the 18 provokes a penalty call from the referee in favour of Creative Tiles. Orlando Vega steps up for the conversion and this left foot ties the ballgame at 1 apiece. We’re easily into the 2nd half when this defensive error by Plaza gives possession to, of all persons, Landy Vega and again the left foot push tangles into net as Creative Tiles take a 2-1 lead. 10 minutes later, Mark Gentle gets this perfect feed from the left side—all he has to do is to tap it into an empty goal—he does and we have a 2-2 ballgame.

Now folks, this is a strange play; Gentle beats the goalkeeper to this ball and swings it at goal—Creative Tiles defender, Richard Lopez get there in time but his header crashes into the net for the dreaded auto-goal. Plaza goes on to post the 3-2 big W.

Now let’s check in on the Belize District 2011 championship currently in session at the MCC Grounds. In the U-17 matchup, Devaughn Zuniga unleashes this bomb from atop the 18 to give Smart Brown Bombers a 1-zip lead over Hattieville. Hattieville comes back when Richard Wright with is push out from the keeper and he smacks it home for the 1-1 tie. Nevertheless, Smart Brown Bombers would get goals from Steven Goff and Calvin Young to post the 3-1 Victory. In the U-20 matchup, Complex Admirals FC knocked off San Pedro 3-1 and at the U-15 Class, Rising Stars FC blanked Smart Brown Bombers 2-zip.

In news from the Belize District, female football competition yesterday, Tornadoes blanked Ladyville Orchids 5-zip, Island Stars shook up Untouchables 2-nil while Hattieville Heats defaulted to Millennium.

In basketball news, we caught up with the Belmopan Competition at the Hilltop Court where the 3 game semi finals got off. It’s Campari Blaze in action against Superstars who get rolling when Jarrel Velasquez gets them going with this triple—he would strike for eleven points. Campari Blaze’s reply comes from point guard, Alden Coleman with this runner for 2 of his 14 game points. Coleman then sets up Raul Roches with the alley oop but he banks it off the backboard. Roches will put up a 2 doubles of 15 points 15 rebounds. Jay Chavarria then throws up the underhand for 2 of his 15 points as Campari goes up by 5. At the other end, Alfred Bainton picks up this loose ball, gets the bucket and is fouled—he goes to the line and completes the 3 point play. Bainton would lead all scores with 19 points in this one. Dorian Jones comes right back for Campari Blaze with this left hand for 2 of his team high 17 points. Give Alfred Bainton some props people as he strikes for 3 to make it a 1 point ball game and Superstars would take the lead in the 3rd. However, good passing by Campari blaze gave them the 73-66 Big W.

Western Ballers blew past Phantom 75-48 after getting 16 points and 16 bopards from Kurt Burgess—both game highs. Marco O’brien added 15 points while Shannon Guzman threw up 11 in the Big W. Both temas meet again Thursday night at Capital City to renew hostility so stay tuned.

Jah Over All, I’m James Adderley.

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The semi-final round of the Belize District Female Football Competition got off with a bang yesterday at the Ladyville Football Field with all 4 teams seeing action. So we take you inside Game 1 of the double header that matched Caye Caulker Islanders and Hattieville Heats and we’re early into the action when Angie Lima comes up with an excellent 1st touch to launch this bouncer over a poorly positioned Kadijah Marin to give the stars a 1-zip lead. Hattieville tries to respond with this press that gives Deandra Coote a good look at goal but she pulls it a bit too much.

So we go to 2nd half and 5 minutes in Jersha Estrada fires this set piece and despite a gallant effort from Maribel Dominguez, Estrada tries the ballgame at 1 apiece. However, the Stars regain the lead 6 minutes later when Jersha Enriquez finds Lilian Joseph and the League’s leading goal getter does what she does best to give her team the 2-1 lead and notch her 12th goal of the season. Caye Caulker seals the win when Angie Lima, the set piece specialist, fires this spot kick that Deandra Coote mishandles and it beats Kadijah as the Stars shine to a 3-1 big W!

So now we go to the nightcap match between SMART Millennium and Ladyville Tornadoes and we’ve been reliably informed it’s Tornadors and not Tornadoes. Sarah Arzu looks to give Millennium the early lead with this long distance dial but it’s right at Emeldia Alarcon. On the next press, Sherain Tracy let this left foot fly away but the good centre in front of the goal goes unattended. Sarah Arzu then works her way through traffic to fire this right foot at goal but the keeper Alarcon somehow digs it out. However, it’s Tornadors with the best chance to score when Julie McCord works her way into a 1 on 1 situation with goalkeeper but squanders the opportunity by looking for the good foot and at the half, it’s a scoreless ballgame.

We’re fresh into the 2nd half when Sherian Tracy gets this look at goal only to be denied by goalkeeper Alarcon. It’s Tracy again with the chance to score and this time she raises the pill over the crossbar from point blank range. In the meantime, give Ermeldia Alarcon some props for coming up with this big time save. Here’s a bit of controversy. Alarcon deals out some pain to the streaking Kara Kisling who nevertheless finds the back of the net but the goal is ignored by the referee for a spot kick which failed to produce the required result.

A few minutes later, Sherrain Tracy gets her 10 season goal with this left right foot push that gives the SMART team the 1-zip lead. Make it 2-nil when Cayetano pushes this ball past Alarcon who should have come up with this one. And that’s the way it ended as SMART Millennium gets the Win. Looking ahead, this best of two series continues this Sunday, November 27th at the MCC Grounds with the Stars taking on the Heats and Millennium faces Tornadors.

In 5-a-side football news, play in the San Jose Succotz U-13 competition on Saturday saw All Stars blank Nazarene Scorpions 3-nil and Manchester United blasted Real FC. Now here’s a bit of good news: Belize Rural High represented Belize in the 3rd Central American and Caribbean Scholars Games in Panama and got into the finals by defeating Guatemala 12-3 and beating Panama 11-7. However, Venezuela got the 7-4 win in the Gold medal Game forcing Belize into silver. It’s a good showing for Belize in its first appearance at these games and the team returns tomorrow, Tuesday.

In cycling news, the 7th Annual Sagitun Banana Classic is set to blast off this Sunday, 27th November with races in all the recognized categories. Here’s a reminder that there will be no registration after the technical meeting on Thursday, November 24th. The venue will be announced later so stay tuned.

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Good Evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The lucrative Sagitun Banana Cycle Classic was the rage yesterday inside Independence as the best in the business converged on this Southern enclave in search of glory. Even the Sagitun Sponsors was on the ball with this costumed mascot that was all banana. As we pan the start of the 55 mile elite race we find the usual going of suspects who will give form and substance to an event that has become a staple on the yearly calendar of the Belize Cycling Association. Of course there always will be pretenders in the hunt especially in a field some 50 riders deep.

And yes they’re off! It’s a 5 lap ride and in the early goings this 8 man pack tries to execute the big time break. On the 2nd lap, Giovanni Choto is the man on the pace leading a group of 8 riders. Nevertheless the main bunch remains in striking distance some 30 seconds behind. As we check into the final lap we find this 7 man lead that includes Erwin Middleton, Herman Requena, Giovanni Choto, Allen Castillo, Patrick Bennett, Darnell Barrow and Leroy Cassasola. So here’s the sprint to the tape and it’s Darnell Barrow of Santino’s with the win in 2 hrs 15 mins 53 secs. Choto of Western Spirit then comes behind to edge out Allen Castillo of benny’s Megabytes. Patrick Bennett of Santino pulls up 4th while Indeco’s Erwin Middleton finishes 5th. Herman Requena of Benny’s settles for 6th.

In the Master’s Class, Ernest Meighan of Santino’s edges out C-Rays Luigi Urbina while Barney Brown takes 3rd place with Big Mike Lewis 4th in the 33 mile ride that was clocked at 1 hr 25 mins 51 secs. In the meantime, we slow things down for you to get a glimpse of Shalini Zabaneh, Belize’s Best Female rider taking the female 33 mile ride in 1 hr 42 mins 59 secs. 34 seconds later, Patricia Chavarria pulls up for 2nd while Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray grabs 3rd place. In the sprint for the Junior 44 Mile race, no one had an answer to the burst from Austin Armstrong who takes the event in 1 hr 54 mins 50 secs, forcing Deezan Spence and Aiden Juan into 2nd and 3rd respectively. Aiden Juan nevertheless took the Youth Category with Giovanni Lovell 2nd and Philton Butler 3rd. the next big event on the cycling calendar is the New Years Cycle Classic so stay tuned.

Turning to football news, let’s head to the MCC Grounds to find out who would make it to the Belize District Female Football Championship as the semi-final round reached it’s conclusion. After loosing 3-1 last week to Caye Caulker Island Stars, the Hattieville Heats came out focused as displayed by Jersha Estrada who beats the defence only to be denied by goalkeeper, Maribel Dominguez. Nevertheless, it’s the Islanders goal getter, Lillian Joseph, who beats an ill positioned Kadijah Marin with this bouncer that gives Caye Caulker the 1-zip lead as she comes up with her league leading 13 goals. However, Ashlyn Gordon outruns the entire Islanders defence a couple minutes later to tie the ballgame at 1 apiece. It would end that way which gives Island Stars the pass to the championship series with a 4-2 aggregate. So we go to the other semi-final match with SMART Millennium taking on Ladyville Tornadors after posting the 1-zip Win last Sunday.

Folks these 2 ball clubs are evenly matched bitter rivals and with a lot at stake, things could get sticky quickly. On this press, Christine Avila should have opened the scoreboard but the header sails high. However, we’re still early in the ballgame when Kersha Pollard dials this set piece from long distance that crashes into the net to give the SMART Team 1-zip lead and post her 8th goal scored of the season. Kersha Pollard then looks for a 2nd goal with this right foot launch but this time Emeldia Alarcon rejects that bid. But here comes controversy. Sarah Arzu looks to launch a right foot, Gloria Garcia of Ladyville beats her to the ball and Arzu hits her heel hard. Referee Spooners Hall issues a yellow card on the challenge which causes the Tornadors to become incensed. Things take a turn for the worse when Alma Alarcon is issued a yellow card disputing the call. She insists and is red-carded. The goalkeeper pushes the referee in the head and then Dawn Bainton almost hits him in the face and the game has to be called off. Millennium gets another 1-zip Win and are off to the Championship Round.

Thus this Sunday out at Caye Caulker it’s SMART Millennium against Island Stars at 2:30 p.m.

Checking in on the National Primary Schools Volleyball Championships staged at the Civic Center over the weekend, 6 male teams and 6 female teams battled for their respective titles. Victorious Nazarene rolled over Little Flowers RC in 2 straight sets 28-26, 25-18 to take the male title while Chan Pine Ridge beat Burrell Boom Methodist 25-21, 25-17 to finish 3rd.

In female play, Holy Angels of Stann Creek beat Little Flowers of Toledo 25-23, 16-25, 16-14 in 3 sets to claim the title while Belize Elementary got past Chan Pine Ridge in 2—25-18, 25-16to grab 3rd place. Trcilyn Choc of Holy Angels emerged the female MVP while Roel Uck of Chan Pine Ridge took Male MVP honors.

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The Central Secondary School Sports Association Basketball Competition has been kicking up dust lately inside Belize City so we journeyed to the Civic Centre Friday night to find out which 2 teams would round out the final four since St. John’s College and Wesley College had already made the cut. Friday’s opener found E.P. Yorke facing Nazarene High School and in the opening quarter, Anthony Neal banks this throw off the glass to give Nazarene a 2 pt lead. He would lead all scorers with 21 pts. We’re in the 2nd quarter when Benjamin Hyde hooks up with Alejandro Baptist down low who gets 2 of his 13 points as Nazarene takes a 6 pt lead. On this press, the point guard Hyde again makes a good decision by dealing to Anthony Neal who delivers the bucket. Down by 6, E.P. Yorke goes to Cordel Gonzalez who sinks the three off the pass from Daniel Sanchez. E.P. Yorke shows good teamwork when Gonzalez finds Tarique Gabb who comes up with a cheeky pass that allows Gabriel Taylor to get 2 pts and would sink that and 1 for 3 the hard way. Taylor would put up 11 pts. Gabb then displays his formidable skills slicing through the defence for 2 of his game high 24 points. And then Gabb knocks down this 3 point shot to give his team 1 point lead late in the quarter. Tyler Myvette hands E.P. Yorke its biggest lead of the ballgame by knocking down this triple—Myvette would contribute 12 points to the cause.

However, this bucket by the streaking Kevin Popper gives E.P. Yorke a 9 pt lead to take into the 4th. In the 4th, Nazarene gets going—Anthony Neal gets the easy bucket off the Popper miss shot. This 3 point dagger by Marvin Martinez threatens to derail the Nazarene run, but Taulib Marin finds himself at the right place at the right time to answer with an uncontested bucket of his own. Tyrell Ramclam then comes up with a big shot in traffic for Nazarene. Ramclam would put up 12 pts. Alejandro Baptist then takes it on himself to earn 3 pts the old fashioned way as the run continues. And of course, this easy bucket by the unattended Taulib Marin seals the win for Nazarene High as they go on to post the 71-66 big Win and are now headed to the playoffs.

Nazarene tries to come back when Taulib Marin comes up with this loose ball to get 2 of his 12 points. The semifinals got underway tonight at the Civic with St. John’s College losing to Nazarene in a do or die attention. Tomorrow Tuesday, Sadie Vernon comes out against Wesley College.

Turning to the football scene, the Belize District Female Football Championship series was postponed over the weekend due to the weather. So this Sunday, game 1 between SMART Millennium and Island Stars kicks off at Caye Caulker at 2:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Hattieville United Youth Sporting Club presents Christmas Cup 2011—an under 15 and an under-17 football marathon this Saturday, December 10th at the Hattieville Football Field. To get in contact, telephone 624-5790 or 669-4330.

In cycling news, the Alpheus Williams Aids Classic is scheduled for this Sunday, December 11th, however, details remain unavailable. In the meantime folks, the defending champions, undefeated Sadie Vernon had an easy time against an overmatched Excelsior Team in the nightcap. Lincey Lopez finds Andrew Ortiz and the deuce in automatic, Ortiz strikes for 10 points in this one. Now it’s Lincey Lopez’s turn as he gets the outlet pass to score 2 of his team high 22 pts. Deon Roches wants 3, Deon Roches gets 3—he would finish with 14 pts. It’s this easy for Sadie Vernon as Kashief Thomas comes up with the steal to find Lincey Lopez who gets 2 more. At the end of 1, the defending champ is up 24 to 9 and it would only get worse for Excelsior. In fact folks, the only highlight for Excelsior was the play of Hayword Hulse who scores 25 of Excelsior’s 45 points in the 96 to 45 rout and Sadie Vernon now has a chance to repeat.

Finally in Interoffice Softball play at the Rogers Stadium on Saturday. Babba Shop Kit Kat walloped KHMH in a 22-15 score that saw G. Munnings get the Win while the loss was tagged to Shawnie Andrews.

Jah Over All, I’m James Adderley.

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#425102 - 12/13/11 08:09 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Hitting Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

It was a chilly morning inside Capital City, Belmopan yesterday as 56 elite riders assembled for the blastoff of the 14th Annual Alpheus Williams Cycle Classic sponsored this year by the Ministry of health and UBDP. Among the hopefuls is the sole female rider, Shalini Zabaneh, who would create a tsunami if she could emerge with the Win. When we rejoin the race on the western Highway, it quickly becomes obvious that with the prevailing climatic condition and the paved highway and the 48.6 miles involved, today’s ride would be swift and highly competitive. Around mile 40, this bunch of some 15 riders endeavor to extricate themselves from the main pelathon but were never a real threat for the breakaway. Nevertheless, these 2 under 23 riders—David Henderson and Kyne Gentle decide to gamble so they up the pace from 28 miles an hour to 30 miles per hour.

When this deadly duo flashed past the mile 12 signpost, they’re still in control of the pace. However, this determined chase pack of 14 riders have them in their sight and do believe the 20 second lead is manageable. Still at the police booth, some 4½ miles out of the city, Henderson and Gentle still rile the ride and indeed their cooperative spirit keeps them in the lead. We’re headed to the finish line when all that ends as the battle for supremacy begins. David Henderson of Team Indeco has the lead and the inside lane. Kyne Gentle of D&D Consultancy tries to overtake, but that was not about to happen as David Henderson wins the 14th edition and Kyne Gentle settles for second place. Both were timed at 1:42:53 which eclipses the record set by 5 time winner, Greg Lovell and Juan Umana. They also picked up the prizes in the U-23 class. 23 seconds later, Byron Pope of Benny’s Megabytes gets no challenge for 3rd place from Marlon Castillo of Santino’s who rolls in 4th.

Folks the real spring came 39 seconds after the winner as 11 riders battled to round out the top 5 and it’s the speedster and defending champion, Greg Lovell of Santino’s who gets that honor. Just in case you’re wondering, Shalini Zabaneh, Belize’s best female cyclist, riding in the male elite class finished 42nd just 6 minutes 12 seconds off the pace. This allowed Kirah Eiley of Cray to pick up the female win with teammate Kaya Cattouse finishing 3rd. At the masters level, Kenroy Gladden set a new record by winning in his classification with a time of 1 hr. 5 mins 4 seconds forcing Santino, the cChief Castillo into 2nd while Steven Bisseh rounds out the top 3. At the junior level, it was Oscar Quiros of Cayo Uprising with the win while Deezan Spence of Twin Towns Cycling took the Juniors Class. The next big event is the New Years day Cycling Classic and all indicators are it’s going to be a monster.

In other cycling news, the Weekend Warriors Hell of the West held yesterday shows that Philip Burns of Cayo Rentals took top honors in 2 hrs. 11 mins 18 seconds beating out the Horizon riders; Andrew Papa Brown and Andrew Ordonez in that order. Weekend Warriors races are set for this Sunday, December 18th so stay tuned.

Now let’s check in on the National Athletics Meet staged at the MCC Grounds on Saturday. We’re at the start of the Men’s 100 meters. Keep your eyes on the man in black in lane 6, Mark Anderson, as he fights off a strong challenge from Brandon Flores in lane 2 to win the event in 11.10 seconds while Jervis Lambey finishes 3rd. Now here’s the female 100 and Kaina Martinez, the Central American Gold medalist, proves she’s still the best as she posts a time of 12.10 to beat out Chanelle Enriquez and Tiffany Welch in that order. In the discus throw, this throw of 30.94 meters by Justin Awe gives him the win.

On the female side, Central American Gold Medalist, Gloria Serano, took the discus throw with this launch of 29.69 meters. Another Central American Gold medalist strutted her stuff as Trecia Flores posted a distance of 5.64 to claim the long jump title while Kenneth Brackett’s distance of 6.9 meters on this jump gave him the male title.

In basketball news, Sadie Vernon repeated as champion in the Central Division High Schools Basketball Championship by rolling over St. John’s College in a wonderful ballgame at the Civic Centre Friday night that saw SJC get swept in 2.

Kashief Thomas who led the way in Thursday night’s 85-70 win got his first bucket some 5 minutes into the confrontation. Devin Daley was on top of his game for SJC earning 3 pts the old fashioned way with this slick move. Nevertheless this triple by Devin Peyrefitte gives SJV a left at the end of the 1st quarter—they’re up 27 to 18. In the 2nd, Sadie Vernon comes back—Lincey Lopez knocks down this tough bucket. Big man Andrew Ortiz then comes up with this monster rebound to sink the put back. It’s more Ortiz when Thomas finds himself in heavy traffic and he does deliver 3 big points. Thomas wants three; Thomas gets three as Sadie Vernon begins to roll. At the half SJC clings to a 1 point lead.

Finally in football news, we say congratulations to the Hattieville Youth Sporting Club for that successful marathon staged on Saturday. At the U-15 class, SMART Brown Bombers pm the finals with a 5-1 while at the U-17 level, it was the host team, Hattieville United Youth Sports Club with the 3-1 bashing of SMART Brown Bombers to take that title. Sorry about the tap guys.

Jah over All, I’m James Adderley.

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#425733 - 12/20/11 07:43 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s pre-Christmas Sports update

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The national Secondary Schools Sporting Association proudly presented its national basketball tournament at San Pedro inside the Angel Nunez Auditorium on Saturday and we join the championship match between San Pedro High and Sadie Vernon Tech of Belize City as Andrew Ortiz faces Charles Richards to tip things off. It’s a great start for San Pedro as Afrie Kyle Black opens the scoreboard with this nice lay off the glass. Sadie Vernon gets the reply from Podrick Williams who stays with this play until he delivers 2 of his 15 game points. Jamel Ashton Jones then hits this bucket for San Pedro—he would finish with 18 pts ad at the end of the 1st quarter, the host team trails 22 to 20. In the 2nd, Sadie Vernon creates some distance as Kashief Thomas dishes to Andrew Ortiz who hits 2 of his 20 points right here and would also pull 9 boards. At the other end, Michael Quan’s reverse is good—he would strike for 17 pts. On defense, Sadie Vernon displays its edge as Ryan Michael hands Fernando Ariel a rejection slip. Michael Quan then finds Charles Richards with the no look pass and the big man finishes. Richards would lead his team with 21 pts and 14 rebounds to post the only 2 doubles of the match up.

This gives Sadie Vernon’s big man more motivation so Andrew Ortiz replies with this monster 2 hand jam. At the half, Sadie Vernon is up 48-36. The big man war continues into the 3rd quarter and we must say Charles Richards is impressive. Nevertheless, Sadie Vernon wouldn’t look back—Kashief Thomas sinks this rough bucket for 2 of his game high 27 pts but his 11 turnovers might have taken him out of the MVP picture. Here he lands the 3 pointer but he would hit 500 24 from beyond the arc and that’s simply unacceptable. Despite the fact that San Pedro only got 2 pts off turnovers, at the end of the 3rd, Sadie Vernon extends the lead to 17. Sadie Vernon goes on to win this one 82-68 and we say congratulations to Andrew Ortiz who emerged with the MVP honors.

On the female side, Saint Catherine’s Academy of Belize City had an easy time against Muffles College of Orange Walk and it’s Golda Estrada jumping against Deja Cunnings at the tip off. Kersha Pollard got St. Catherine’s going hitting 7 game points. However, it was Gilda Estrada who puts Catherine’s on her back—scoring 15 of her total 30 points. Here she is going behind her back to put up 2 more points as St. Catherine’s goes on to win 30 to 13 and are the national female high school champions. Naturally, Gilda Estrada was voted most valuable player and we say congrats to one and all.

Turning to football news, the Belize District Female Competition completed its championship series at the MCC Groudns yesterday with the Island Stars of Caye Caulker going in having host game 1 to Smart Millennium in a 6-zip blast. Actually, very little changed from the previous outing and we’re some 13 minutes in when Sherian Tracy mounts this individual effort to open the scoreboard and give Millennium a 1-zip lead. Some 4 minutes later, Kersha Pollard, yes the same one on the St. Catherine’s Basketball team, fires this right foot that gives Millennium a 2-zip lead to take into intermission. Things fall apart for Caye Caulker in the 2nd half. Sherian Tracy outruns the Island’s defense to launch this right foot splice for the 3-zip lead. 3 minutes later, Tracy does it again and again. Maribel Dominguez can’t come up with the stop and its 4-zip. Sarah Arzu then gets into the act with this nice run and a good finish to make it 5-nil. Kersha Pollard comes back for more by out-running Angie Luna to make it 6 to nothing. Sherian Tracy becomes providers for Kaya Cattouse with this check pass and Cattouse gets on to the scoreboard to make it 7-zip. And it’s Kersha Pollard with the hat trick when she smacks the pill into net to seal the 8-zip victory and with that Smart Millennium is the Belize District Champs. Kudos girls. We also want to congratulate Lillian Joseph of island Stars who finished with 12 goals to lead the league in scoring.

Meanwhile the Belize City over 40 finals between Kulture Yabra and Plaza was a bit of a let down after last week’s sizzling semi-final round. We’re in the ballgame when Norman Nunez who had an impressive outing sets table for Steve Young and Gellys opens the scoreboard with this cruel grass head burner that beats Valentine Ferguson for the 1-zip lead. Now watch the veteran Tilliman Nunez launch this left foot from long distance that crashes into the net to make it 2-nil. It’s more Nunez when he launches the right foot shot that Ferguson should have handles—he doesn’t and Kulture Yabra takes a 3-zip lead into intermission. Meanwhile we’re fresh into 2nd half when Tilliman triggers this corner kick and finds David McCauley who unleashes a head that gives Kulture Yabra the 4-zip lead. This score holds up to long whistle and Kuture Yabra is champion of the over 40 in 2011. Hey guys when you’re big, you’re large.

In cycling news, the weekend warriors race staged Sunday saw David Madrid of Santino’s win the event while Wolrick Thurton of Truckers finished 2nd and his teammate, Steve Gill, rounds out the top 3 in the 28 mile C class race. In the big 50 mile race, the golden one, Ernest Meighan took the 3 man sprint to the tape to grab top honors and beat two Horizon riders, Vallan Symms and Andrew Brown, in that order. They were clocked at 2 hrs 15 mins 50 secs. The next big road warrior race comes up on January 8th in a race they call the New Years Day Classic. The Real New Years Day Classic sponsored by Krem comes on New Years Day so stay tuned.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#426680 - 01/04/12 08:28 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday sprints into the New Year

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this our 1st issue of Sports Monday for the year 2012.

The New Years Day Cycle Classic as presented by the Belize Cycling Association in collaboration with KREM was the rage this Sunday featuring some 80 riders overall in the various categories. We’re at the start of the elite class at the Belize/Mexico Border in Santa Elena Corozal with 62 riders suited up for the 91.4 mile race that kicks off the New Year. Immediately into the action these 2 riders; Byron Pope and Geovanni Choto, seek to break out of the pack with this particular push—the pelathon at this time deems the move to be insignificant or at least manageable. However, as the duo streak into Corozal Town, it becomes obvious that they’re lead is serious about running away.

Still 3 riders have joined the duo as the race heads into San Pablo. John Delong, Marlon Castillo and Peter Choto are now part of the lead group of 5. things get even more interesting when we checked in on the race outside Orange Walk as 3 more riders have crossed over to expand the lead pack to 8—namely Edward Reyes, now on the pace, Leroy Cassasola and Nissan Arana. For a 2nd year in a row, Nissan Arana seizes the $1000 prize inside Orange Walk Town to the delight of his hometown fans, but for a 2nd year in a row his bid for the overall win would be compromised.

24 seconds later, this chase pack led by Chris Harkey continue their stalking of the lead 8. And they gobbled up Nissan Arana who now bears the telltale signs of an immense struggle to keep up. Around Mile 40, we find the lead pack now featuring: Edward Reyes, Leroy Cassasola, Giovanni Choto, John Delong, Peter Choto and Byron Pope—6 strong. This is when the current record holder of this event, Marlon Castillo attempts to risk a solo flight in a head wind. In 2009, Castillo posted his record time of 3 hours 29 minutes 55 seconds. Castillo speed to his bet solo lead of 2 minutes 47 seconds in his 20 mile run. At Sand Hill, Marlon’s ill-advised run ends after some 20 miles and here he is now labouring in the back of the lead pack now 7 riders strong. Castillo apparently recovers enough to mount this attack around the airport road. But speeding up front is Giovanni Choto who launches his own one man run and would never be caught. And here is Giovanni Choto of Western Spirit winning the 2012 edition of this KREM Classic in 3 hours 43 minutes 10 seconds. The other rider who went wire to wire with Choto, Byron Pope of Benny’s Megabytes, takes 2nd place 31 seconds later. Under 23 rider, Peter Choto, of Western Spirit rolls in for 3rd overall. John Delong of Veloshine Cycling Team settles for 4th while Edward Perez of D & D Cycling rounds out the top 5.

Meanwhile folks, on the ladies side, a major upset was pulled off by Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray in the 55 mile race as she edges the great Shalini Zabaneh in a sprint to claim the New Years 2012 title. Patricia Chavarria beat out Gabrielle Lovell for 3rd place in this one. At master’s level, it was Manuel Herrera Bustos of the Mexican Team; Depredadores with the win, his teammate Carlos Castelan de la Torres took 2nd while Robery Stewart of M & M Engineering rounds out the top 3. In the Junior Class, it was Oscar Quiros Jr. Of Cayo Uprising with the W, Deezan Spence of D & D Cycling took 2nd and Zahir Figueroa of Cayo Uprising rounds out the top 3. The next big event on the Cycling calendar is the Valentine Classic set for February 12th.

Finally folks, the National Volleyball Association will be participating in the World Championship Qualification Tournament and the Central American Championship in both male and female class in 2012. These tryouts will be staged at the Belize City Center on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th January and 14th and 15 January. Interested players should contact BVA at BelizeVB@yahoo.com

Jah Over all I’m James Adderely.

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#427298 - 01/10/12 08:29 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley speeds with cyclists to victory

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

While the movers and shakers in the football world try to establish an organized administrative structure, the beat still goes on with the launching of the Belize Bank Cup 2 weeks ago. Yesterday, we caught up with week 2 in this 4 team, single round robin tournament as RG City Boys took aim at Westlake inside the Ladyville football field. In the opening minutes, Westlake launches this press as Alex Faber deals to Gilroy Thurton who is denied by Elden Linarez in goal for City Boys who claimed Thurton was in as offside position. Same 2 minutes later Westlake opens the scoreboard off this defensive miscue that gives possession to Travis Eiley and he makes them pay as Westlake takes a 1-zip lead. City Boys looks for the equalizer when Ryan Simpson picks out Delroy Andrews with this crucial pass but the striker displays a timing problem. At the other end, Gilroy Thurton looks to double the Westlake lead with this individual effort that finds him pulling down Nigel Franklin to launch this feeble right foot that wouldn’t get past goalkeeper Linarez.

In the meantime, Elden Linarez is forced to come up with a big time save off this set piece triggered by Lorenzo Diaz and he does. For Michael Hernandez his bid to double the Westlake lead is foiled by a push too far and Linarez does well again in the City Boys goal. 10 minutes into the 2nd half, Jason Young tries to surprise Stanley Reneau with this trick shot in heavy traffic only to see his former keeper come up with a finger tip save. Folks this spot kick launched into the danger zone by Nigel Franklin sees Dwayne Simpson smash this loose ball against Shannon Flowers the deflection beats Reneau and just like that we have a 1-1 ballgame. It’s late in the ballgame and Travis Eiley gets the chance to give Westlake the lead in this one on one with Elden Linarez but this push is certainly not worth the effort. Lorenzo Diaz also gets a turn to give Westlake the big W, however, the left foot slices wide and the ballgame is settled in a 1-1 stalemate.

In the other match, Rural Stars blanked FC Belize in a 1-zip game. thus after 2 outings, Rural All Stars leads the Belize Bank Cup with 4 pts, City Boys shows 2 and so does West Lake while FC Belize has 1 point to show. This Sunday at Ladyville, Westlake takes on Rural All Stars and FC Belize battles RG City Boys. The 2 teams with th4e best record after week 3 will meet on week 4 for the Belize Bank title.

Turning to the Cycle scene, the elder statesmen in the sport suited up for the weekend warriors’ version of the New Year race—a 48 mile ride that left the Orange Walk Town hall and finished at the M&M Engineering Office on the Northern Highway. Around Ml. 40, it’s Raymond Hyde looking to run away from the pack with this main pelathon deed set against that particular objective. It’s Andrew Poppa Brown and Ernest Meighan who break out of the pack in search of Hyde. Nevertheless, at Ml. 17, Raymond Hyde remains the sole protagonist. Of course the chase pack does remains within striking distance as it gets closer to money time. Nevertheless, Hyde would not falter and here he is claiming the victory for team Santino’s in 2 hrs 27 mins 33 secs and we say congratulations to Raymond Hyde.

Now here’s the sprint for 2nd place and it’s Barney Brown of Scotia Bank on outside grabbing that position, Warren Coye of Horizon takes 3rd while Ernest Meighan and Ronald Sutherland both of Santino’s round out the top 5. Meanwhile the B Class race which got off 5 minutes after the A Class race saw Dean Belisle of BCB/FT Williams power across the finish line to claim the win in 2 hrs 44 mins 8 secs. Perry Gibson of AAA Loans has to settle for 2nd and Leroy Vargas of Truckers takes 3rd.

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#428102 - 01/17/12 08:26 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday with Veteran Sportscaster

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The heavy downpour over the weekend rendered the Ladyville Football Field more suitable to water sports than the Belize Bank Xmas Cup of Football so week 3 of the 4 week campaign was forced to come to the MCC Grounds yesterday. It’s Westlake who came in with 1 point from 2 outings in control against Old Road United early in the opener as Byron Usher tries to float this ball into the far corner but misses the target. At the other end, Gilroy Thurton moves Jerome Madril out the way to fire this right foot bomb that forces Elvis Hercules into a big time save. A minute later, Jarret Davis triggers this corner kick that is poorly defended by Old Road – the loose ball finds Devon Marin and he smashes it into the net for the 1-zip Westlake lead.

It’s more Westlake when Gilroy Thurton picks out Andres Marin with this left foot pass and Marin punches it with power past goalkeeper Hercules as Westlake takes a 2-zip lead in 1st half play. However, Old Road United keeps at it and sought for results when Jermain Gotoy centers to Samuel Leslie whose attempt is stopped by Stanley Reneau but Jerome Madril streaks in to smash home the loose ball for the 2-1 deficit. In the meantime, we empathize with Jose Caceres on this move as he falls victim to the soggy condition of the pitch.

In 2nd half play, Jarret Davis fires this low cruise missile with bad intentions only to see goalkeeper, Elvis Hercules smother the chance. On this shot by Andres Marin, the ball bounces loose from Hercules so Gilroy Thurton pounces but the referee rules he fouled the keeper. Meanwhile, this shot by Samuel Leslie beats Stanley Reneau – not to worry, Sannon Flowers bails him out in time. Westlake hangs on to the 2-1 Big Win and it’s enough to see them through to next Sunday’s Championship game and Ladyville where they’ll again face Old Road United this time for all the marbles. City Boys and FC Belize drew themselves out of the money with a 2-2 stalemate in the nightcap. Old Belize finishes with 5 points, Westlake 4 while City Boys and FC Belize conclude with 3 points.

Turning to cycling news, the weekend warriors presented a 40 mile race yesterday from Cotton Tree to Leslie’s Imports on the Western highway. At Ml. 10, it’s Ernest meighan on the pace and looking like he’s in charge. However, at Burton Canal, the main pack has reassembled with Kenroy Gladden up front. At the police substation, we find some 30 riders with a chance at the Big Win as they begin to jockey for position. Going to the tape it’s Team Stewart on the pace – but watch Ernest Meighan of Santino’s get up off his bike to wrest the victory from Team Stewart of M&M Engineering. Barney Brown of Scotia Bank pulls up third, Robert Cassasola finishes fourth while Warren Coye wins the sprint for 5th place.

Meanwhile at the Master B Class, Mitchell Lewis of Truckers took top honours with Calbert Flowers of BCB/FT Williams grabbing 2nd and his teammate, Dean Belisle rounds out the top 3. the next event on the weekend warriors calendar is the 39 mile race through the Boom circuit this Sunday, January 22nd.

In softball news play in the Belize City Interoffice Competition at Rogers Stadium on Friday saw Kit Kat Baaba Shap. Kit Kat Baaba Shap doubled 14 – 7 as Lenard Linares drove in 3 of the 14 runs. Jumoko Castro gets the W while Luigi Zaldivar is tagged with the loss. In the nightcap, education kept its undefeated record intact by teaching the Police a lesson in the 11-3 blowout. Catcher Fiona Riverol’s 3 run triple in the 4th broke this ballgame wide open as Joel Wade gets the win and Dennis Myles records the loss. Today, Telemedia takes on Baaba Shap Kit Kat.

Finally folks, all Junior Girl soft ballers bound between 1993 and 1999 are being invited to try out for the National Junior Female Softball Team that will represent Belize at the Central American Junior Championship in 2012. By the way, all means nationwide.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#429154 - 01/31/12 09:22 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s World of Sports

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Folks let’s jump into the 2nd Annual Senior Karate Championships which was staged at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall yesterday. We pick up the action in the 75 kilo Male Kumite as Leon Guild with the blue belt lands the back-kick on Deon Vernon and then follows up to score repeatedly with punches and kicks to claim gold at this weight class while Vernon has to settle for 2nd. As you can see the judges scores it 7 to 2 in favour of Guild in this hand to hand combat. In the meantime, Anderson Partillo who also boxes for the Leopold Smart Boxing Gym was able to garner 3rd place.

The 84 kilogram Male Kumite matched Argazauad Sankey of Red Dragon with BMAA’s Gary Pech and it’s Sankey the aggressor who scores repeatedly with the hands. Sankey then lands this clean right foot to the jaw of Pech. Sankey wins in a lopsided 12 to 2 score. At 60 kilograms, it’s Miiguel Ramirez of CSKC against Red Dragon’s Reynier Martinez in an evenly matched bout; but it’s Miguel Ramirez with the red beet who gets the edge in a 9-8 decision. At the 67 Kilo weight class, John Reyes of Sand Hill seems to be in charge of this fight in the early goings and even takes down Anthony Lord of BMAA. However, the smaller fighter displays a dogged determination forcing Reyes to retreat and he has to grab his man in self defence. The judges give Anthony Lord the Win in a 10-5 score.

On the female side, the 61 Kilos Kumite proved to be a lively one between Nerici Pastor and Myra Fernandez. Fernandez attacks with the foot and pays for it as Pastor reacts. Fernandez is game but Pastor groves to be too much to handle and it’s Nerici Pastor with the gold. Nerici Pastor also struck for gold in the K-5 female advance kata. Asha Pastor settles for 2nd place in the non-contact event, while Myra Pinelo rounds out the top 3 in the kata event. Meanwhile, Rafael Quiterio is smiling and he has good reason because this performance gives him gold in the K-2 male novice kata. Gary Pech does enough here to take home silver. While Miguel Ramirez has to settle for 3rd place. .

Folks Angel Lopez of Dangriga displays poise and skill as he handily takes gold in the K-6 male advanced kata. John Reyes of Sand Hill does enough in his term to grab silver and Leon Guild took home bronze in this class of the kata event.

Turning to the cycling scene, we reminded you fans that the 2012 edition of the Valentine’s Day Classic is set for February 12th so stay tuned. At this time we want to applaud the launching of the Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Foundation tomorrow at the Radisson Fort George. It will help the community in education and it pays homage to the memory of the departed cyclist.

Now let’s head to Roger’s Stadium where the 4 team Belize City Interoffice Softball Competition saw Telemedia eliminate the police in a 13-3 rout. The rout starts in the 1st inning when Omar Gordon’s rips Police pitcher Leonora Morales with this monstrous solo blast. In the bottom of the 3rd, Telemedia pitcher Francis Usher smashed by Japhet Young to bring home 2 runs but it wasn’t enough, Luis Alpushe then pounces on Leonora Morales as 3 more runs come in for Telemedia who go on to post the 13-3 victory as Francis Usher gets the win and the police has to pack up.

In the other play off match, Education stepped on Kit Kat Baaba Shap in a 12-2 finish that saw Joel Wade get the win over Jimoko Castro who was beaten by his own wildness. Thus Telemedia and Kit Kat Baaba Shap will battle today at Roger’s Stadium to determine who meets Education for the title. The loser takes 3rd place.

Finally folks, the Women’s Softball Championship gets underway at Roger’s Stadium from August 24th to 26th and will be dedicated to the National Team that captured Gold in the 7th Central American and Caribbean Games in 1974. To the Softball Federation we say good move.

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#429798 - 02/07/12 09:08 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Roundup with James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley welcoming you to this portion of Sports Monday.

The Belize Canoe Association continued its preparation for the 2012 La Ruta Maya set to launch on 9th March with the presentation of another stage race on Saturday February 4th. At the 9:30 a.m. start, 18 canoes have lined up for the event and if you’re a keen fan of this sport, you might be thinking they’re headed the wrong way; but they’re not. The association had decided today’s race would travel upstream going from the Haulover Bridge to Burrell Boom. As always breaking out of the pack is compulsory for the big boys who must avoid the dangers that lurk in a crowded field. Fortunately, today no canoe is overturned in the frenzy of competition.

Meanwhile, in the Pleasure Craft Category, it’s Print Belize taking top honors in 2:37:46 featuring Jesus Hozes, Rudolph Gentle and Jabier Guardado and you can see to your left the Junior Team of Garret Bermudez, Adrian and Darren Williams get victimized by a spill. Hats off to the female team – Police – who won this category in 2:46:40 behind the energy of Audrey Moody, Jane usher and Ruth Cruz. Folks it was Natius winning the Junior Class in 2:31:58 but we got no picture so we apologize to Alfred Lopez, Byron Cruz and Armando Lopez. And of course we give a shout out to Grumpy Ole Men who were more tired than grumpy today. For sure peddling upstream is rough. In the meantime, the countdown to La Ruta Maya on 9th March continues.

The defending La Ruta Champion Zip Rider quickly surges to the lead followed closely by the sub-champions and archrivals Belize Bank while NICH makes it a 3-boat race in the open male class. At Bainton Bank, we see the mighty struggle for supremacy continue to rage and if you think paddling upstream is a walk in the park, just watch the energy and the skill being displayed by the 3 lead boats. It’s money time now inside Burrell Boom and Jerry Rhaburn, Feliz Cruz and Efrain Cruz power their craft to the win in 2:16:37. The brothers; Erwin, Amado and Daniel Cruz mount a gallant effort that falls short as they take 2nd place 3 seconds later while NICH pulls up 3rd—5 seconds behind the winner.

In the mixed team class, Oceana powered by Chris, his daughter Jayda and Jamel Seguro takes the victory in 2:27:14 and finished 5th overall.

Maito Perdomo

Turning to the football scene we caught up with newly elected President of the Premier Football League of Belize, Omario Perdomo Jr. N an effort to play catch-up on the scene.

Maito Perdomo

“This league is the amalgamation of the previous BPFL and the Super league. They came together with all the road map for the new election of the F.F.B. and the district branches. So out of this came the premier league of Belize and we went to elections in December and I won as president. A new executive was formed and we’re here today with a new league. I will not be running for the President of F.F.B. The league will have six votes for that election to elect the new president. There are three slates right now and today is the last day for nominations. So I guess you guys will be getting some news on that later on this week. The elections are march fifteenth.”

So here’s the schedule for the opening week in the PFLB. On Saturday 11th, paradise Freedom Fighters take on San Ignacio United at Toledo Union Field at 4 p.m. Police United will host Placencia Assassins at the MCC Grounds 7:30 p.m. ON Saturday 12th FC Belize takes on World FC at the MCC Grounds. The B.D.F. battles San Pedro at the Norman Broaster Stadium and Verdes goes to work against Belmopan Bandits inside the Marshalleck Stadium—all 4 p.m. starts. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, San Felipe Barcelona will host Juventus in a battle of the North.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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James Adderley’s Mind-blowing Sports Update

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The premier football league of Belize kicked off its inaugural season with matches spread out across the nation over the weekend. At the MCC Grounds yesterday, FC Belize opened against World FC of Cayo and in the opening minutes Jaime Brooks of World FC misplays this spot kick launch outside of his goal but is eventually bailed out by his defense. We’re some 20 minutes in when Jeremy Bernadez pushes this ball across the goal mouth to find Jeremy James and FC Belize takes the 1-zip lead. A few minutes later, James gets the opportunity to score his 2nd goal of the match but this time he misfires.

On this FC press, Jermaine Zuniga does everything right only to see his ambition to score foiled by a big time save from the Cayo goal. It’s more FC Belize and this set piece triggered by David Ramos forces a rise by Jaime Brooks who makes the save. Folks we’re into 2nd half play when Leon Cadle takes down Albert Velasquez in front of the referee—he gets a yellow card but jaws about it for which he gets red-carded off the field. Despite the numerical disadvantage, FC Belize continues in the role of protagonist and maybe the referee cheats Jermaine Zuniga of a goal by not applying the advantage rule on this play. In the meantime, Ricardo Ayala takes down David Ramos not once but twice and guess what he gets away both times. Jeremy Bernadez then gets this nice opportunity to increase the FC Belize lead, but apparently he doesn’t get it yet that delay is dangerous. Here Bernadez gets another chance to shake the net; however, Jaime Brooks foils this attempt with a nice save. On this play, Brooks does get beaten by the header from Eric Martinez unfortunately for him, the goal negated by a foal throw.

Folks, on a whole, World FC showed very little offense against FC Belize and in fact to describe this match as well-played would be an overstatement of the facts. Of course it’s opening day and we expect things to get better.

In other action around the league on Saturday night at the MCC Grounds, Police United arrested Placencia Assassins in a 1-zip affair on a goal by Orlando Jimenez while at the Norman Broaster Stadium, Amin August’s goal gave San Ignacio United a 1-zip Win over Toledo Freedom Fighters. On Sunday at Cayo, San Pedro got goals from Jeffrey Smith and Kenny Whitfield while B.D.F. got goals from Brian Waight and Harrison Tasher in a 2 all stalemate. At Belmopan, the Bandits blanked Verdes 1-zip while up north at San Felipe Barcelona got goals from Oscar Acevedo and Christopher Hendricks while Osmar Duran scored twice for Juventus in a 2-2 draw. Looking ahead 6 matches are scheduled for the weekend. On Saturday the B.D.F. will host Juventus at the Norman Broaster, then on Sunday San Pedro takes on World FC at the MCC, San Felipe Barcelona will host FC Belize , Hankook Verdes travels to the Placencia Assassins, San Ignacio United will host Belmopan Bandits and Police united travels south to P.G. for a date with the Toledo Freedom Fighters.

Around the curve heading to the tape, the 2 man battle continues—it’s Edward Reyes on the inside when Byron Pope zips pass him and Pope of Benny’s Megabytes holds on to win the 17th Valentine’s Classic in 3 hours 20 minutes 23 seconds while Edward Reyes of D & D Cycling settles for 2nd. 27 seconds later, 2 D & D riders, Kyne Gentle and Richard Vera, pull up to take 3rd and 4th respectively and we must give big time credit to D & D Cycling. Luigi Urbina of C-Ray and Gregg Lovell of Santino’s then ride in 1 minute 48 seconds behind the winner to grab 5th and 6th in that order.

At the junior class, it was Deezan Spence of D & D taking top honors as Juan Umana of Cayo High Road Cycling finished 2nd and Riis Cattouse of C-Ray rounds out the top 3. And on the ladies side, it was kaya Cattouse and Kirah Eiley—both of C-Ray—finishing 1st and 2nd while Shalini Zabaneh of Sagitun finished 3rd. hey folks, we’ve got to say things have certainly changed in female cycling.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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The World of Sports with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and we’re certainly glad to be with you for this portion of Sports Monday.

Week 2 in the PLB brought with it a full slate of 6 matches spread across the nation so we journeyed north to San Felipe where FC San Felipe Barcelona hosted FC Belize in a battle that can only be described as intriguing. The 1st real threat at goal comes from the home team some 10 minutes in when Gabriel Perez singles out Eduardo Morales with this long pass off the right wing but Elroy Rawley of FC Belize comes up with a timely intervention. At the other end, Thomas Castro’s launch atop the 18 is potent but fails to find the target. It’s more FC Belize when Jeremy Bermudez turns nicely against Gabriel Perez to serve up this beauty to Thomas Castro who should have done better with this chance at goal. Still, FC Barcelona gets this wonderful opportunity to open the scoreboard when Oscar Acevedo outruns the FC Belize defense then waits to beat his man before firing which allows Ian Gaynair to make the successful tackle. In the meantime, this right foot bomb from Delwin Jones crashes on the wrong side of the target and at the half, the scoreless stalemate remains intact.

So we go to 2nd half and its Oscar Acevedo unleashing this powerful right foot in a bit to give San Felipe the lead only to see it rise over the crossbar. Folk’s we’re at the 62nd minute when Ian Gaynair fails to come up with the defensive clearance; the loose ball reaches Oscar Acevedo and his left foot gives San Felipe Barcelona the 1-zip lead. 4 minutes later, Thomas Castro uses strength and skill to get this ball inside the box to Jeremy James and his left foot launch ties the ballgame at 1-apiece and the rehearsed celebration is executed.

Meanwhile, Christopher Hendricks believes he’s fouled by Gaynair on this move—he reacts verbally to referee Irfan Basdemir who shows him a red card and as you can see Hendricks is obviously enraged by the card and we dare say this is not the way to handle your business on the football field. Despite the numerical disadvantage, it’s still San Felipe with the chance to steal the Win when Gaynair makes this defensive error however; Harvey Cruz can’t come up with the conversion as the match concludes in a 1-1 stalemate.

In other action around the league , the Belize Defence Force got 2 goals from Marlon Meza and 1 from Richard Jimenez to blank Juventus 2-zip, San Pedro Seadogs doubled World FC 4-2 at the MCC Grounds on 2 goals from Kenny Witz and 1-apiece from Francisco Mejia and Jesse Smith. Placencia Assasins crushed Hankook Verdes with a 4-zip blank on 2 goals from Luis Torres and 1-apiece from Derrick Torres and Ernie Whyte. Police United pounced on Paradise Freedom Fighters for the 2-nil Win on goals from Lennox Castillo and Orlando Jimenez while the Belmopan Bandits held San Ignacio United to 1-2 draw inside the Norman Broaster Stadium. Woodrow West put the Bandits ahead from the penalty spot but Defour replied for the West.

Looking to the weekend 2 matches are set for Saturday in the PLB: World FC will host Juventus at the Norman Broaster Stadium and Police United travels to the Belmopan Bandits. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., San Felipe Barcelona will host the B.D.F. At 4 p.m., FC Belize will host San Pedro Seadogs inside the MCC Grounds. The battle for Cayo will be staged at Benque Viejo where Hankook Verdes goes against San Ignacio United and at Placencia; Placencia Assassins gets a visit from Paradise Freedom Fighters.
Turning to cycling news, 28 riders suited up for race 4 in the Weekend Warriors series at the A class level in a 39 mile ride that left Belmopan Comprehensive and headed to St. Margaret Village then swing back to finish where they started. At the turnaround point it’s Kenroy Gladden of Horizon in the lead, but the pelathon remains in immediate striking distance as they begin the journey back to the finish line. We fast forward to the finish line and around the curve it’s Kenroy Gladden challenging Ernest Meighan but Jaw-Meighan of Santino’s easily takes the Win as Gladden of Horizon settles for 2nd. Team Stewart of MOH then edges out Barney Brown of Scotiabank for 3rd place while Wilbert Jones of BCB/FT Williams rounds out the top 5.

For the record, Barney Brown wins the Veterans Class, Andrew Poppa Brown takes 2nd place and Collet Mejia is 3rd. Meanwhile the Master B Class 28 mile race was won by Jose Moguel of Cayo Rentals, Mark Lisbey of BCB/FT Willaims finished 2nd and Geoffrey Waight of Cayo Rentals round out the top 3. Incidentally folks, Ernest Meighan leads the series overall with 125 points. Race 5, the Individual Time trial comes up this Sunday, February 26th.

Finally folks, the Belize canoe Association presented another race on Saturday as they prepare for the 2012 La Ruta Maya. This time the race travelled from Burrell Boom to Belize City and again the finish found the usual big 3 in a battle for supremacy—and again it’s Zip Rider edging the Belize Bank this time by 5.6 seconds while NICH pills up 3rd. in the mixed class, all in took top honors with Oceana 2nd and Missile 3rd. print Belize prevailed in the Pleasuire class beating the Belize Defence Force by over 10 seconds. The Belize Police Department won in female class and in the master class, it was Watta Ting with the Win.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week three in the PLB brought a monster showdown inside the Isidro Beaton Stadium Saturday night as the Belmopan Bandits hosted the front running team in Zone B, Police United in what promised to be a keen contest. The Bandits came in ready fort the World and in the opening minute, looked to strike quickly when Ronaldo Alvarez fires this volley at Japheth Young who mishandles the pill which provides 2 more atemmpts that the Bandits fail to convert. The team continues to press the action and this deflection off the spotkick gets Ronaldo Alvarez another chance to score and he just misses the target. Police United finally gets some offense going when Lennox Castillo mounts this individual effort off the left wing but fails to deliver a centre that would get past Woodrow West.

It’s Police United again on the attack and this defensive error gives Jarret Dennis a one on one opportunity against West in which he disappoints terribly. Jacinto Bermudez then gets this nice look at the Police goal however, this launch was always rising. We’re in 2nd half action when Alden Coleman gets this chance to impact the ballgame only to be embarrassed by a nice recovery from Oswald Young. At the 76th minute, the ballgame was descended in form and skill whne Devon Makin fires this grasshead burner in heavy traffic that beats the diving Woodrow West to give Police a 1-zip lead. The Bandits look for the reply off this corner kick launched by Kareem Haylock, but Japhet Young does well to get this ball out of harm’s way. Again the Bandits look for the equalizer when this ball is kept alive to Mark Leslie but the heel play turns out to be a high riser. Folks it was not a well played ballgame, but Police United takes the 1-zip win anyway to become the only team with a perfect record in week 3 in all of the PBL.

In other Zone B Matches, Juventus banked World FC 3-nil on a hat trick from Osmar Duran while San Ignacio United doubled Hankook Verdes 2 to 1 on a pair of goals from Victor Morales. Placencia Assasins punished Paradise Freedom Fighters in a 5-1 onslaught. Thus Police United leads Zone B with a perfect 9 points, San Ignacio is next with 7, Placencia has 6, the Bandits show 4 while Hankook Verdes and Paradise Freedom Fighters are yet to post a win or even a draw.

Over in Zone A, FC Belize and San Pedro Sea Dogs settled for a scoreless stalemate, Juventus blanked World FC 3-nil on a hat trick by Osmar Duran while FC Felipe Barcelona burned the B.D.F. on a goal from Gabriel Perez. The standing in Zone A shows the San Pedro Sea Dogs, San Felipe Barcelona and FC Belize all with 5 points in that order due to goal differential. Juventus has 4 points and so does B.D.F. while World FC shows no points after 3 outings.

This weekend schedule looks like this on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. World FC will host San Felipe Barcelona at the Norman Broaster, Placencia Assassins travel to Belmopan bandits and Police United will be at the MCC Grounds against San Ignacio United. On Sunday, FC Belize faces the B.D.F. at the MCC Ground. Juventus takes on San Pedro Sea Dogs at the People’s Stadium and Hankook Verdes heads to the Toledo Union Field for a take with Paradise Freedom Fighters in a battle of teams looking for their 1st points of the season.

Turning to the cycling scene, the C-Ray Cycling Team presented a 30 mile race on the Boom Circuit on Saturday that attracted over 50 riders including some of the big names in the sport as they ready themselves for the 2012 Cross Country. At the turn around point in Hattieville, we have 5 man breakaway lead by the Mexican Donesetti Vasquez. And this is a look at the main pelathon as round the circular to head back for the finish. When we rejoin the race on the return at Fresh Pond, it’s Kenroy Gladden grabbing that premie from the 3 man lead that includes Donesetti Vasquez and Leroy Cassasola. Now here’s the sprint to the tap andf its the Mexican Vasquez with the early lead but Leroy Cassasola of Santino’s will not quit and surges to grab the Win forcing Donesetti Vasquez of Depredadores into 2nd while a vastly improved Kenroy Gladden pulls up 3rd. Meanwhile for a 3rd time this year, Kaya Cattouse forced Shalini Zabaneh into 2nd place and Riss Cattouse prevailed in the Junior Category.

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James Adderley’s Sports Update

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re most welcome to this fresh dish of Sports Monday.

We head immediately to the MCC Grounds where week 4 in the Premier League of Belize brought the B.D.F. face to face with FC Belize in a zone A matchup that could provide front runner status for either ball club. It’s FC Belize with the first probative move of the ballgame when Thomas Castro tries to get this left foot past Frank Lopez but that launch was never going to beat the goalkeeper. The military responds with this set piece triggered by Daniel Jimenez that is easily handled by Elroy Rawley. We’re 19 minutes in when Jeremy James finds Delwin Jones with this perfect service off the right wing. Frank Lopez comes up with the initial save but the rebound reaches David Ramos and his left foot swing gives FC Belize the 1-zip lead. 5 minutes later, Denmark Casey looks for the equalizer with this floater from outside the box—to his determinant, Elroy Rawley mishandles and Marlon Meza almost makes him pay—with operative word being almost. Still B.D.F. keeps coming and Daniel Jimenez’s right foot burst proves that the upright can be a goalkeeper’s best friend. In early 2nd half action, Richard Jimenez let’s go this left foot that inches past the wrong side of the sticks. The military is in the ascending now and it takes Lionman effort from Ian Gaynair to head this ball out of danger when Daniel Jimenez looks for Richard Jimenez. So FC Belize tries to double the lead off this set piece from Francisco Briceño but it poses no real problem for Frank Lopez. It’s more B.D.F. when Denmark Casey deals to Marlon Meza who fires at goal only to see a well positioned Elroy Rawley make the save.

At the 79th minute, the military pressure pays off. Daniel Jimenez picks out Denmark Casey whose shot is somehow kept out by Rawley but Erwin Flores beats Cristobal Gilharry to the ball and ties the ballgame at 1-apiece. The tension begins to mount and Ian Gaynair loses his cool and challenges Referee Reid’s authority for which he gets ejected. In the closing moments of the match, Francisco Briceño fires this potent left in a bid to steal the win but the ball rises over the horizontal bar as both teams settle for the 1-1 stalemate in a competitive ballgame.

In other results from Zone A: Juventus unleashed a 4-zip barrage on San Pedro Sea Dogs and World FC used the home field advantage to hold San Felipe Barcelona in a 3-3 tie. Thus Juventus emerged the leader with 7 points, San Felipe and FC Belize show 6 points apiece, the B.D.F. and San Pedro are tied at 5 points each and World FC got its 1st point Saturday night.

Over in Zone B: Police United and San Ignacio United settled for a scoreless stalemate, so did the Placencia Assassins and Belmopan Bandits while Paradise Freedom Fighters got their 1st three points in a big way by bombing Hankook Verdes 6-nil. After 4 weeks, Police leads with 10 points, San Ignacio is next with 8, Placencia 7, Belmopan 5, Paradise Freedom Fighters 3 and Hankook Verdes has no points to show after 4 tries.

This weekend schedule looks like this: On Saturday, San Ignacio will host Placencia, San Felipe Barcelona gets a visit from San Pedro and at the MCC Grounds, it will be FC Belize against Juventus. On Sunday, World FC plays host to the B.D.F., Police travels to Hankook Verdes and Paradise Freedom Fighters will be home against Belmopan Bandits.

In cycling news; the Weekend Warriors staged a Saturday race from Leslie’s Imports to Hattieville and back featuring some 20 riders. At the Hattieville roundabout, while the pelathon is not compact, everyone who started is still in the hunt. Going to the tape at least 11 cyclists were in play for the win but its Maurice Kelly of Horizon who grabs top honors, Frank Ferguson of Santino’s takes 2nd, Warren Coye of Horizon is 3rd, Mark Gentle of BCB/FT Williams is 4th while Ryan Willoughby rounds out the top 5.

In other cycling news, Byron Pope of Megabytes beat our Gregory Lovell of Santino’s and teammate Mark Staine to win C-Ray’s 106 mile elite race. Shalini Zabaneh got a win over Kaya Cattouse in the female class, while Oscar Quiros won the Junior Category and Kenroy Gladden of Horizon took the Masters event. Meanwhile folks, the Belize Cycling Association has been awfully silent of late.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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Monday Sports mash up with James Adderley

Good Evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 2012 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge took front and center in our nation over the weekend drawing thousands of fans from all across the country. WE pick up the action on Day II and it’s Oceana Wave Makers challenging the mighty Belize Bank for the lead at Double Head Cabbage. They would take the win by a second over Belize Bank, with NICH pulling up 3rd and if you’re looking for the defending champion Zip Rider they’re some 18 minutes off the pace today.

In Day III, Zip Rider—the defending champions—makes its presence felt at the Burrell Boom finish line and are followed 5 seconds later by a new and improved NICH. Belize Bank, the overall lead after Day III, pulls up in 3rd place 9 seconds behind the stage winner, Oceana takes 4th with BTL Cobb Arm rounding up the top 5.

So here we are for the start of the final leg. We’re inside Burrell Boom and the starting line brings with it a mess of colors as the athlete ready themselves for the final push. The river explodes with energy to the starting signal and despite the win at Boom, Zip Riders will know that the 18 minutes lost to the Belize Bank would be irreversible. Now here’s the finish at the Belcan Bridge here in Belize City. it’s a head on clash between Zip Rider and Belize Bank—Zip Rider turns up the pressure and crosses the finish line a nose ahead of Belize Bank but it’s a victory as it’s Belize Bank with the overall win with a time of 16 hours 36 minutes 3 seconds over 4 stages. Oceana Wave Makers pulls up 20 seconds off the pace but their overall time of 16 hours 37 minutes 52 seconds gives them second place. NICH pulls up 4th, but finishes overall in 3rd place with its total time of 16:42:44. BTL Cobb Amin takes 4th place overall in 16:44:50. Coast Guard Redemption looses the sprint nevertheless round out the top in the male division with a time of 16:54:45.

For Zip Riders, the win streak is broken after loosing 18 minutes in the first two stages were never again a serious threat to Belize Bank. In the mixed class, Beat di Burn won it in 17:20:25. Creative Marketing sales took the Intramural Category in 17:50:53. Crime Fighters won in the Pleasure Class in 18:29:52 and the female class was again taken by Peace Makers—this time in 18:36:18.

Turning to the football scene in the Premier League of Belize, Week 5 brought a monster show to the MCC Grounds yesterday as FC Belize locked horns with the mighty Juventus in a pitched battle for supremacy in Zone A. However, the opening 17 minutes was bereft of highlights until this incident caught our eye. FC’s Jeremy Bernardez launches a fierce tackle while the response from Juventus Captain Oliver Hendricks is just as vicious and in the interest of the game, both players should have been shown yellow cards. At the 27th minute, Jeremy James keeps this throw in alive to Cristobal Gilharry whose header crashes against the crossbar—the bounce reaches Jeremy James and FC Belize goes up 1-zip. The pace of the ballgame intensifies and even before this set piece is launched the referee has to impose order. Freddy Tun tries to curve this ball into the goal—Gilharry comes up with the initial defensive header as FC Belize eventually gets off the field.

We’re in the 2nd half play as Juventus continues the search for the equalizer when Clifton West decides if he can’t connect with the head, he’ll connect with the hands for which he is properly and promptly sanctioned with a yellow card. It’s more Juventus pressing this time it’s off the corner kick and indeed Russell Cassanova should have at least made contact with the ball inside the box. Meanwhile we’ve got to give some props to Howard West who reads this pass from Francisco Briceño who was trying to free up Jeremy James. FC’s Alfred Garnett then gets this chance to double this team’s lead but the shot is right at West and maybe the FC player should fix the numbers on their backs. On this FC press, Dalton Cayetano makes the right move only to be denied an opportunity at goal by a bad 2nd touch. Less than a minute later, Dalton Cayetano makes amends when Francisco Briceño pulls this ball into the danger zone it bounces to Cayetano and his header doubles the FC lead. That’s the way it would end.

In other Zone A results; San Felipe Barcelona sink San Pedro in a 2-1 finish up north and the B.D.F. easily conquered World FC in a 7-zip rout. Over in Zone B, Placencia Assassins burn San Ignacio FC 2-1 inside the Norman Broaster Stadium. Police United pounded Hankook Verdes 3-zip while Paradise Freedom Fighters were held to a 1-1 stalemate by the Belmopan Bandits inside the Toledo Union. This weekend schedule: FC Belize at World FC and Hankook Verdes goes to Belmopan Bandits—that’s Saturday. On Sunday, the B.D.F. will be at the MCC against San Pedro, Juventus will host San Felipe Barcelona, Placencia will be at home against Police United and San Ignacio travels to paradise Freedom Fighters.

Finally folks, the 31st Annual Belmopan Cycling Classic comes up this Sunday, March 18th.

Jah overall, I’m James Adderley.

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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 6 in the PLB brought a struggle to the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk as Juventus looked to rebound off that 2-zip loss to FC Belize against the undefeated San Felipe Barcelona. Folks we’re only 5 mins into the ballgame when Oscar Acevedo is cynically taken down inside the box by Dean Flowers and Referee Wellington Hall took out the maximum punitive measure by ruling a penalty kick in favor of the visiting San Felipe team. Eliazar Itza steps up and his left foot push gives Howard West no chance at the save as San Felipe Barcelona takes a 1-zip lead. In response, the league’s leading scorer Osmar Duran sets up Oliver Hendricks who launches this beautiful on the run right away full volley that brings out a monster save from the San Felipe goalkeeper, Brayan Hernandez.

It’s still Juventus looking for the equalizer and Oliver Hendricks sets Clifton Hall nicely with this pass and the defense does enough to handle the situation. Things certainly take a turn for the worse for Juventus when referee Hall chases Enrique Castillo off the field with a red card. So we go to 2nd half and Oliver Hendricks picks out Osmar Duran who opts for the spectacular instead of getting the equalizer for this ballclub. Give Dean Flowers some credit when he digs Acevedo’s header out of the goal after the keeper is beaten—making amends for that penalty he gave up. Lady luck certainly was not with Juventus today because the set piece from Freddy Tun finds Geraldo Patron, Howard West pushes it out to Oliver Hendricks who by going for power instead of accuracy, squanders a real chance to tie.

Meanwhile, Eliazar Itza dances his way through the Juventus defense and sets table perfectly for the unattended Oscar Acevedo who really should have done better with this opportunity. It’s getting late, but even with the numerical disadvantage Juventus is pressing for the equalizer when this header from Clifton West rolls outside the target. Now watch Osmar Duran look for his 7th goal of the season—it’s a beauty but the save by Brayan Hernandez is even more impressive. It’s a last gap effort by Juventus when Clifton West finds Oliver Hendricks who gets taken down by the goalkeeper and again referee Hall rightly rules penalty. Hendricks steps up to take it himself only to be denied by a save from Brayan Hernandez. San Felipe Barcelona hangs on to the 1-zip W.

In other action from Zone A, the B.D.F. bombed San Pedro Sea Dogs 2-zip at the MCC Grounds and FC Belize handled World FC by that same score inside the Norman Broaster. Thus FC Belize and San Felipe show 12 pts apiece in that order, the B.D.F. has 11, Juventus 7, San Pedro 5 and World FC show 1 point after 6 outings. In Zone B, Police united shook up Placencia Assassins in a2-1 finish, San Ignacio United held Paradise Freedom Fighters to a 1-1 stalemate at Toledo and guess who bust out the champagne; Hankook Verdes got its win of the season with 2-1 home win over Belmopan Bandits. Police United leads Zone B with 16 pts, Placencia has 10, Sa Ignacio 9, Belmopan 6, Freedom Fighters 5 and Hankook Verdes 3. Looking to the weekend, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., World FC will host San Pedro, San Ignacio travels to Belmopan and Police United will host Paradise. On Sunday at 4 p.m., FC Belize will be matched against San Felipe Barcelona in a pivotal showdown. Juventus gets a visit from the B.D.F. and Hankook Verdes plays host to Placencia Assassins.

Turning to the cycling scene, the 31st Annual Belmopan Cycle Classic took center stage on the Western Highway yesterday under the banner of the Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Fund. Among the 58 elite taking aim at the final big race before the Cross Country are Byron Pope, National Time Trial and Road Champion of Belize, defending Champion Darnell Barrow and up and coming C-Ray Star, Brandon Cattouse. And they’re off in a hundred mile ride from Belize City to Belmopan and back. Coming out of Hattieville, the pelathon is split into 2—with this 16 man unit stepping on the pace including Brandon Cattouse, Darnell Barrow, Byron Pope, Herman Requeña, Edward Reyes, Austin Armstrong, Ron Vasquez, Quenton Hamilton, Erwin Middleton, Jose Choto. At La Democracia, it’s Herman Requeña grabbing his 2nd station prize in a row as the lead pack enjoys a 1:16 seconds lead over the main pack. Heading into Belmopan, young Peter Choto who held the pace from mile 42 continues to run the show. On the way back, around Cotton Tree, the lead pack has been reduced to some 11 riders with Williams Stewart on the pace followed by Jose and Giovanni Choto. A few minutes later, these 3 riders; Ron Vasquez, Edward Reyes and Erwin Middleton try to run away from the unit. However, the runaway trio is reeled in by around mile 27. Nevertheless, at mile 23, the new wrinkle features Ron Vasquez, brother Shane Vasquez embarking on a solo flight in a serious head win.

At Burton Bridge, it’s still the solitary figure of Ron Vasquez dominating the pace. Around the police checkpoint, this group of 7 riders mounts the final effort to reel in Ron Vasquez. At tape time, it’s Ron Vasquez of Western Spirit showing that he is capable of grabbing the big time winning the 100 mile race in unchallenged fashion in a time of 4 hours, 24 minutes, 41 seconds. 51 seconds later, the defending champion, Darnell Barrow of Santino’s takes 2nd place edging out Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray, Austin Armstrong of D & D Cycling pulls up 4th while Byron Pope of Benny’s Megabytes rounds out the top 5. At the Junior level, Oscar Quiros Jr. riding unattached picks up top honors, Aiden Juan of Cayo High Road took 2nd while Brandon Morgan of C-Ray rounds out the top 3. Only 2 females participated in the female ride. Kirah Eiley of C-Ray credited with the win over teammate Kaya Cattouse. Meanwhile, the 80 Mile Junior Cross Country Cycle Classic comes up this Sunday, March 25th from Succotz Ferry to Leslie’s Imports. Joel Borland won last year’s event. The Belize Cycling Association is seeking assistance with prizes for this event and the 84th Annual Cross Country Cycling Classic coming on Holy Saturday.

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Sports Monday with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The future of Belizean cycling was in full bloom yesterday with the 13th running of the Junior Cross Country Cycle Classic. 20 of the most promising young talent were suited at the Succotz Ferry for the start of this 74.6 mile journey chasing a record of 3 hours 37 minutes 48 seconds set by Byron Pope. The first to make his presence felt is Gian Zetina Junior of Cayo Uprising who jumped out of the pack about a mile into the race and would go on to claim on impressive catch of 13 station prizes. Just outside San Ignacio town, Zetina continues to dominate the pace but even the exuberance of youth could not propel him out of reach from the resolve of the compact pelathon to reel him in. and here is Zetina sprinting for the last premie before he is enveloped by the main bunch coming out of Georgeville. The 13 premie’s might have led to his 11 place finish. Passing through Roaring Creek, it’s Riis Cattouse stepping out to grab that station prize. Giovanni Lovell then crosses over to join Cattouse making it a lead duo around Cotton Tree. However, by the time the race passes mile 30, we have an 11 man split that will take the ride to the finish line.

At mile 10, the 11 still cleave together trying to figure out who’s to make the big move. When we catch up to the race at Old Belize, we have a 7 man lead preparing for the sprint. Now here’s the sprint for the 2012 Title. It’s Oscar Quiros on the outside attacking all the way, Aidan Juan tries to hang on while Deezan Spence runs out of power. Oscar Quiros Jr. riding unattached grabs the Junior Cross Country title in 3 hours 50 minutes 11 seconds, Aidan Juan of Cayo High Road hangs on to 2nd place while Riis Cattouse, Zahir Figueroa, Brandon Morgan and Giovanni Lovell rounds out the top 7 in that order. Hey folks, the future of Belizean cycling looks good.

In other cycling news the results from the weekend warriors Sunday race shows that Ernest Thurton of Santino took the top spot forcing his teammate, John Burns into 2nd while Shaun Howard pulled up 3rd with Colin Majia and Santino Castillo rounds out the top 5. Meanwhile folks, the countdown to the 84th Annual Cross Country continues so stay tuned.

Turning to the football scene, week 7 took us to the Isidoro Beaton Stadium where Belmopan Bandits played host to San Ignacio FC Saturday night. It’s the host team looking to strike first when Oscar Banegas, the San Ignacio keeper, mishandles this ball but recovers in time before any damage is done. In the meantime, Floyd Jones gets this one on one look at the visitor’s goal only to let loose a high rising left foot. San Ignacio finally goes offensive when Dennis Alvarez triggers this set piece that force Woodrow West into a diving save. At the other end, Kareem Haylock launches this solo effort that concludes with a left foot shot that inches outside the far upright. Folks we’re at the 40th minute of the ballgame when Gilbert Swazo fires this grass head burner that Banegas mishandles, the rebound reaches Jacinto Bermudez who powers it home to give the Bandits a 1-zip lead.

The joy is short-lived because as San Ignacio drives off the kick-off, John Trapp is taken down inside the box by David Madrid. Amin August steps up and ties the ballgame at 1 apiece at the 41st minute. 2nd half brought very little entertainment to this ballgame as both teams settled for the 1-1 tie.

In other action around the league, San Pedro Sea Dogs sank World FC in a 3-2 burner, Police United continued to roll with a 2-1 win over Paradise Freedom Fighters, Placencia Assassins blanked Paradise Freedom Fighters 2-zip, FC Belize edged San Felipe Barcelona 1-nil and the B.D.F. jolted Juventus in a 1-nothing finish. Looking to the weekend schedule; the B.D.F. will host San Felipe and the Police gets a visit from Belmopan. That’s on Saturday night. While on Sunday, World FC travels to Juventus, San Ignacio and Hankook Verdes will kick it out at the Norman Broaster while Placencia Assassins travel to paradise Freedom Fighters.

In other football news play, in the female football league over the weekend saw Pumas and Dangriga battle to a 2-2 stalemate, while Sugar City Girls shook up Millennium in a 2-1 final score. Finally folks, the 31st UB Relathon was staged yesterday with the males overtaking the females at mile 10. Kaina Martinez finished the run from Belmopan to Belize for the females who put up a time of 7 hours, 33 minutes, while the makes posted 7 hours, 10 minutes. The males have not had 18 wins to the females 14.

 

Jah Over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#434697 - 04/03/12 10:04 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Full Sporting Events with James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

Week 8 in the Premier Leagues of Belize saw undefeated Police United play host to the Belmopan bandits inside the MCC Saturday night in a bid to keep the clean sheet intact. Folks we’re only 6 minutes in when the Police provides positive proof that they’re the protagonist in this one thanks to this embarrassing misplay by the Bandits’ goalkeeper Orlando Galdamez who comes out of his goal but mis-kicks. Andres Makin pounces on the loose ball and picks out Lennox Castillo who moves Ronaldo Alvarez out of the way and then beats Galdamez to give Police the quick 1-zip lead. The visitors then get the opportunity to tie the ballgame when Alden Coleman sets up David Madrid with this perfect pass only to see the striker misfire.

The Police looks to double their lead off this corner kick from James Logan Jr., but the volley by Lennox Castillo is right at the Bandits’ keeper. It’s another chance for the Police to increase their lead when Evan Mariano outruns the Bandits defense and fails to get the pill past Galdamez in 2 tries. At the other end, Alden Coleman tries to get the bandits equalizer but does not get enough on the ball to bother Japheth Young. Orlando Jimenez finds himself with this good look at goal and fires straight at Galdamez who makes the easy score. 8 minutes into 2nd half, the Police finally come up with their 2nd goal of the match. Orlando Jimenez triggers this set piece that eventually reaches Trevor Lennon and his header makes it a 2-zip ballgame.

Folks this might just be Belmopan’s best offensive in this ballgame when Floyd Jones looks for the far corner with this left foot in-swinger which is foiled by a monster save from Japheth Young. Now watch Trevor Lennon impose himself on the Belmopan defense; he swings and misses and then is forced wide by goalkeeper Galdamez only to find the far corner from a real acute angle. The Police wins 3-zip to maintain its lead in Zone B with 22 points from 7 wins and a draw.

In other results, Placencia Assassins held Paradise Freedom Fighters to a 1-1 tie at Toledo to remain in 2nd place with 14 points, while San Ignacio United doubled Hankook Verdes 2-1 to remain in 3rd place with 13 points. Over in Zone A, the Belize Defence Force bombed FC San Felipe Barcelona 2-1 to move into 1st place with 17 points after the San Pedro Sea Dogs held FC Belize to a scoreless draw out at the Island and FC now shows 16 points in 2nd place. Meanwhile, Juventus stopped a 2 game slide with a 3-zip bashing of World FC at the People’s Stadium.

Looking to this weekend on Saturday night, San Ignacio takes on Police at the Norman Broaster. On Sunday, it’s all of 5 matches. San Pedro Sea Dogs will host Juventus, FC Belize travels West to face the B.D.F., San Felipe Barcelona will host World FC, Paradise Freedom Fighters will visit Hankook Verdes and Placencia Assassins will be at home against Belmopan Bandits.

Now let’s check in on the female football league as the defending champion, Millennium hosted the Sugar City Girls inside the MCC Grounds last night. And it’s Millennium shaking the net early when Gianne Cayetano finds Sherain Tracy whose goal is voided for roughing the goalkeeper. This wakes up the Sugar City Girls so Tamara Baptist deals to Gisel Baisa whose grasshead burner burns a hole in the back of the bet like a laser and the visitors are up 1-zip. Make it 2-nil in early 2nd half when Karen Garcia fires this bullet from pointblank range as the OW girls continue to shine. Meanwhile, Elisha Bermudez thinks she has pulled back one for Millennium here, only to see Jenny Cantun make the save. Make it 3-zip ballgame when Karen Garcia’s launch off this set piece bounces past the keeper. And then Gian Castaneda gets her 2nd goal of the match with this right foot swing that bulges the net. Sugar City Girls beat the defending champion on their home field 4-zip to make it 2 wins in a row over Millennium.

In news from the Easter Tournament in Dangriga, Valley Pride beat Real Juventus 4-zip, Harlem blanked Canada Hill Aquillas 2-nil, Southside routed Bilboa 11-nothing while Rimas Strikers handed DYFA U-19 a 3-zip loss. Action resumes Holy Thursday with Canada Hill facing Bilboa and Foreshore Elegance goes up against Umadagu U-19.

In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors Sunday Race saw Kenroy Gladden take top honors, Vallan Symmons finished 2nd while Ray Hyde rounds out the top 3 from a field of 22 that travelled from La Democracia to Leslie’s Imports. Meanwhile, Ernest Meighan won the Master’s Class in a race held at Chetumal over the weekend while Brandon Cattouse and Gregg Lovell finished 4th and 5th in the Elite Class.

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#435969 - 04/17/12 08:57 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football and Cycling; James Adderley’s Full Update on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The final schedule to regular season play in the Premier League of Belize, found FC Belize as journeymen to Juventus at People’s Stadium yesterday looking to nail and even a spot in the 4 team playoffs set to kick off this Sunday, April 22nd. It’s a rude awakening for FC Belize as we’re only 2 minutes into the ballgame when Cristobal Gilharry fails to clear this ball which is picked up by Clifton West who hammers it past Elroy Rawley for the 1-zip lead. A minute later, Osmar Duran gets this look at goal only to be denied by Rawley from pointblank range in his bed for a 6th season goal and a doubling of the Juventus lead. When Clifton West comes up with this loose ball in front of FC’s goal, he should have gotten his 2nd goal of the match but failed miserably.

FC Belize finally gets some offense going when David Ramos sends this delivery into the Juventus goal area, Colville Richards mishandles the pill, Thomas Castro catches up with the loose ball but gets off a weak left foot that wasn’t going anywhere. FC is in the ascending when Francisco Briceño triggers this spot kick that Ritchie Dominguez almost converts into an auto goal—and then Ivor Arriola’s left foot attempt to score leaves a lot to be desired. So we go to 2nd half and we don’t know what Clifton West is doing but he should have doubled the Juventus lead right here. of this defensive misplay, Jeremy Bermudez gets this opportunity to tie the ballgame but for some reason he just gift the ball to goalkeeper Richards of Juventus—maybe their friends. However, Jeremy Bermudez makes amends a minute later when he pounces on this loose ball and toes it into the far corner to tie the ballgame at the 50th minute.

FC Belize grabs the lead when Bermudez finds Francisco Briceño who unleashes a left foot that Richards can’t handle for the 2-1 score; 60 minutes in. Now watch this handball by the FC defense and Referee Reid rightly rules for the penalty kick. Osmar Duran steps up to notch his 6th goal of the season and ties the ballgame at 2-apiece at the 65th minute. We’re at the 70th minute when David Ramos picks out Jeremy James who beats Richards to the ball to score his 5th goal and give FC Belize the 3-2 lead. By the way, referee Reid, goalkeeper Richards should have gotten a card for showing his pegs. In closing minutes of the ballgame, FC Belize seals the deal when Carlton Rogers tucks this ball into the far corner as FC Belize wins the match in a 4-2 score and are into the payoffs from the runner up spot in Zone A.

Meanwhile, the B.D.F. finished atop the standings in Zone A after crushing World FC in a 5-zip rout Saturday night. The Sea Dogs bombed San Felipe Barcelona 4-nil but could not make it into the playoffs with 15 points. In Zone B, Police United handles Hankook Verdes in –nothing doubling to finish atop the standings with an undefeated 25 points from 10 outings. Placencia Assassins joined Police from Zone B after edging San Ignacio United 2-1 yesterday and Paradise Freedom Fighters burned Belmopan Bandits 1-zip. Thus the playoffs blast off this Sunday with 2 matches. The B.D.F. will host Placencia Assassins while Police United will hold court against FC Belize—look out for fireworks.

Turning to the Belize District Female Football Play Saturday, the defending champion, Millennium Girls broke a streak of 2 straight losses. The sputtering offence came to life against Belmopan Blazers as Sherraine Tracey fires at goal only to be denied by Anna Ramirez. On this press, Sherraine Tracey beats the Belmopan defense to the ball and then pushes the ball past Ramirez for the only goal of the match as Millennium wins 1-nil. Checking the results from the Stann Creek District Easter Cup on Friday, DYFA stopped Marie Sharp 5-1 while Canada Hills Aquillas beat Hopkins 4-nil. Yesterday Umadagu U-19 edged Ghans 2-1 while Hope Creek Pumas handles Galindo Proper Fix 2-1. On Friday, Rivas Strikers tab on Real Juventud and Southside challenges Benguche FC while on Sunday, Foreshore Elegance sees action against Valley Pride and DYFA U-19 goes to work against Umadagu U-19.

In cycling news, 43 riders suited up for the Weekend Warriors A Class Cross Country ride that travelled from Loma Luz Hospital. Ernest Meighan and Kenroy Smokes Gladden commanded the pace for the most of the way and are still in control. When they rolled around Hattieville roundabout on their way to the Boom Circuit, Jaw Meighan then drops Gladden but is now joined by Lean Stewart. At Haulover Bridge, the duel intensifies between Stewart and Meighan. In fact, it lasts all the way to the sprint at Shell Gas Station on the Northern Highway. Santino’s Jaw Meighan attacks on the outside and grabs the Win forcing Lean Stewart into 2nd. Barney Brown of Scotia Bank wins the sprint for 3rd place while Luigi Urbina of C-Ray is 4th and Kenroy Gladden of Horizon rounds out the top 5.

In the B/C Class that ran from Roaring Creek to the Shell Gas Station on the Northern Highway, Perry Gibson of AAA Loans took top honors—female rider Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray finished 2nd and Leroy Vargas of BWSL rounds out the top 3.

Also in Cycling News, the 7th annual Pablo Marin Cycle Classic will be staged on May 1st 2012. It will travel from Miami Beach to the Santa Elena Border then swings back and heads to Orange Walk where it will turn around and head back to Miami Beach in Corozal for the big finish. Registration should be done by email to belizecycling@gmail.com

In softball news, the Belize Softball Federation will host the World Games Qualifying Tournament for English speaking countries of the Caribbean from November 27th to December 3rd 2012 here in Belize City. the World Games is scheduled for Cali Colombia in July 2013.

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#436424 - 04/24/12 09:41 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football dominated the Weekend Sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to Sports Monday.

 

The PLB playoffs got off with a bang over the weekend with all 4 teams seeing action in a bid to reach the finals as the league seeks to produce a champion to represent the Jewel in this year’s UNCAF Champions Tournament. So we take you to the MCC Grounds where FC Belize played host to the red hot Police United yesterday intending to use the home field to get a jump in this home and away series. It certainly was a brilliant start for FC as we’re only a minute in when Ian Gaynair throws in to Jeremy Bermudez who gets this ball across the face of the goal to Jeremy James who gives his team a quick 1-zip lead. The Police responds immediately by ramping up the pressure and it pays off when Evan Mariano finds Bernard Linares who punches this grasshead burner into the far corner to tie the ballgame at 1 apiece. 7 minutes later, Police takes the lead when Orlando Jimenez gets this ball in front of the goal to Evan Mariano whose right away attempt that was going wide bounces off Ivor Arriola for the dreaded auto goal and Police goes up 2 to 1.

This corner kick fired by Francisco Briceño gives FC Belize a chance at the equalizer but courageous defending by the Police stifles the attempt. A minute later when Ivor Arriola picks out Jeremy James, the striker should have delivered the tie; instead he unleashes a high riser. James tries to make amends with this header but it would be snatched up by Glenford Chimilio Jr. So Francisco Briceño decides to test him from outside the 18 with this left foot bomb but again Chimilio handles the occasion. FC Belize does get a break when Thomas Castro is taken down inside the box forcing referee Irfan Basdemir to point to the penalty spot. Cristobal Gilharry gets the call and serves up a beauty to tie the ballgame at 2 apiece at the 60th minute. Police United then took to regain the lead off this corner kick kept alive to Bernard Linares whose launch forces Rawley to punch and he nearly concedes with an auto goal when the ball bits the far upright. Game 1 of the series ends in a 2-2 tie.

In other semifinal series, the B.D.F. and Placencia Assassins battled to a scoreless stalemate at Placencia yesterday. So Week 2 of the playoffs must produce winners this Sunday, April 28th even if it means going to penalty kicks. Police United will now host FC Belize at the Isidorio Beaton Stadium while the B.D.F. will be inside the Norman Broaster Stadium against Placencia Assassins. Only 2 teams will move on so lookout for major fireworks.

Turning to the Belize Female Football League, Dangriga Pumas headed to Esperanza on Saturday for its date with Gentle Touch. It’s the visitors with the 1st real chance to score when Dorita Ramos gets this look at an open goal only to raise the ball over the crossbar. A few minutes later, it’s Ashanti Velasquez with this center to Miss Mejia who converts it to the 1st goal of the ballgame as the visitors go up 1-zip. In the meantime, Shereen Vasquez should have handled this ball before the bounce—she doesn’t so Kimberly Perez ties the ballgame at 1 apiece. Off this spot kick, Gentle Touch gets at least 3 opportunities to score but nevertheless Dorita Ramos pounces on this pass in front of an empty goal and drills it home for the 2-1 score.

A few minutes later, this corner kick causes confusion in the Griga defense as the ball bounces into the net for the 2-2 score so credits Shanell Gentle with the goal. It’s late in the ballgame when Gentle deals to Marilyn Flores who pushes the ball past Shereen Vasquez and it turns out to be the game winner in a 3-2 score.

In other football news, results from Orange Walk Compeition shows that in Week 3, Progresso pounded Douglas 5-zip, Sinbad crushed San Juan 5-1, Otro Benque edged San Estevan 4-3 and Crystal FC doubles Trial Farm 2-1. In the South Zone, San Cruz blanked Chan Pine Ridge 2-nil, Yo Creek and Palmar battled to a 3-3 stalemate, August Pine Ridge lashed LA Boys 2-zip and Tower Hill handles Trinidad in a 5-3 finish.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#436892 - 05/01/12 09:13 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday Highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The battle to get into the 1st championship series as presented by the Premier League of Belize raged simultaneously at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio and inside the F.F.B. stadium at Capital City, Belmopan Saturday night. We take you inside the Norman Broaster Stadium where the Belize Defense Force hosted Placencia Assassins after last week’s scoreless draw in Game 1 and we are early into the ballgame when Harrison Tasher is taken down inside the eighteenth by Dalton Eiley and the referee rules penalty. David Trapp, captain of the B.D.F. team gets the call only to disappoint with a launch that bounces off the near upright and the Assassins breathe a sigh of relief. We’re some 14 minutes in when Elias Donaire finds Dellon Torres and his crushing header gives Placencia the 1-zip lead. Vallan Symms then looks to tie the ballgame off this set piece but the launch curls into goalkeeper Elias Pelayo and Placencia leads 1-nil.

In 2nd half, we find the B.D.F. still pressing for the equalizer so Byron Usher picks out Harrison Tasher with this wonderful pass but the header by Tasher sails over the horizontal bar. The military gets another chance to come up with the equalizer when Luis Mendez deals to Erwin Flores who really should have done better. At the other end, Placencia looks to double the lead only to be denied by the timely intervention of the B.D.F. keeper, Frank Lopez. In the meantime, Elias Pelayo is asked to come up with a necessary save off this shot by Marlon Meza and he does. Nevertheless, the equalizer comes at the 80th minute and it comes when Meza’s launch into the danger zone is misplayed by the Assassin’s defense and Daniel Jimenez makes them pay. Talk about a big time save; this right foot grass head burner from Daniel Jimenez has goal written all over it until Pelayo intervenes.

It’s getting late so Rollin Burgess seeks to seal the WIN with this powerful smash but is denied by a fine save from Frank Lopez and at the end of 90 minutes, we have a 1-1 tie. So we go to overtime and we’re 7 minutes in when Zerrick Torres fires this bomb that beats Lopez as the Assassins takes a 2-1 lead. But the B.D.F. wouldn’t quit. Daniel Jimenez triggers this set piece that is headed out to Marlon Meza whose right away bouncer ties the ballgame at the 111th minute of play; which forces the decision to be made from penalty kicks. Marlon Meza of the B.D.F. gets the first shot and he gives his team the lead. Zerrick Torres steps up and ties it for Placencia. Danny Jimenez who played a whale of a game disappoints when he gets his turn. Luis Torres then gives Placencia the lead with this offering. Harrison Tasher keeps the B.D.F. alive with this conversion. However Rollin Burgess keeps his team ahead with this goal. Khalil Vasquez put his attempt too close to Pelayo who makes the save. So when Ashley Torres steps up and sends Lopez the wrong way, it’s all over as the Placencia Assassins are into the championship series with the 4-2 win on penalty kicks. Placencia will face Police United who burned FC Belize on a goal from Trevor Lennox Saturday night inside the F.F.B. Stadium. Game 1 is set for Saturday May 5th inside the Michael Ashcroft Stadium and the series concludes on May 12th at the F.F.B. Stadium.

In news from the Stann Creek Easter Cup, Galindo Proper Fix crushed Bilboa 8-zip while Harlem and Hopkins settled for a 1-1 score. On Tuesday, Foreshore Elegance takes on Marie Sharp and Ghans hooks up with Valley Pride. Turning to the softball scene, Friday’s matchup in the Belize City senior Female Competition found Telemedia in action against Mirage Lady Rebels. We pick up the action in the 3rd inning as Mirage Lady Rebels find themselves down by 2 runs. Sharett Jones smacks this 2 run double off Mary Flowers and we are tied at 4 apiece. Kyle McFadzean breaks the tie in the 5th inning with this 2 run double to right off Laniesha Jones. Telemedia would score 3 runs in. they would get 2 more in the 6th and 1 in the 7th to grab the victory in a 10-6 final score as Mary Flowers gets the win and Laniesha Jones is tagged with the loss. On tonight’s ticket at Roger’s Stadium, Telemedia goes to work against Orchid Blazers.

Finally folks, Wesley Upper School got past Holy family RC School 41-36 to grab the national Male Primary School Basketball championship on Friday. Meanwhile Belize rural Primary School defeated Louisiana Government School 20-2 to take the female title. Kristy Terry of Belize rural was voted female Most Valuable Player, while Shaquille Crawford of Wesley Upper emerged with MVP honors on the male side.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#437375 - 05/08/12 08:54 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football, softball and cycling ups on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to this issue of Sports Monday.

The championship series for the 2012 Premier League of Belize title got underway inside the Michael Ashcroft Stadium Saturday night to a full house as the Placencia Assassins hosted Police United in what turned out to be a competitive and entertaining confrontation. After a rather drawn out feeling out process it’s the Assassins with the first real attempt at goal when Scott Casey deals to Leomar Leslie who lets fly a powerful left foot shot that sails over the crossbar. The Police responds off this set piece triggered by James Logan Jr. that appears to be just an inch too high for Orlando Jimenez to do something with. It’s more Police on the hunt when Devon Makin beats Jason Kelly to this ball only to fire a high riser.

We’re at the 35th minute when Devon Makin is stripped of the ball by Luis Torres who makes him pay the highest price by slicing the ball past Japheth Young to give Placencia Assassins the 1-sip lead. 2 minutes later, the Assasssins should have doubled their lead but Ashley Torres unleashes a high riser on this open look at goal. Nevertheless, the 2-nil lead does come at the 43rd minute when Ashley Torres fires at goal—Japheth Young punches it out to Ashley who finds the back of the net from an acute angle. We’re in early second half play when Ernie Whyte tries to make it a 3-zip lead for Placencia but fails to find the far corner of the goal. The Placencia pressure continues when Whyte sends this ball into the danger zone forcing Japheth Young to come up with a big time save.

In the meantime, the Police dodge a bullet when Zerrick Torres fires this full volley that just inches outside the sticks. The Police finally looks like the undefeated team from regular season play when Andres Makin picks out Evan Mariano who mounts an individual effort that culminates with a left foot for the only police. No doubt the Placencia Assassins dominated Police United in this home leg and deserve the 2-1 big W. Game II comes up at the F.F.B. Stadium on Saturday where the Police find themselves in the role of host in a ballgame they must win not to be relegated to the role of bridesmaid.

In other football news, play in the Stann Creek District Easter Cup over the weekend saw DYFA U-19 dump Real Juventus 3-1, Benguche and Canada Hill Aguillas settled for a 1-1 tie, Hopkins doubled BIlboa 2-1 while Umadagu U-19 and Rivas Strikers ended in a 2 all stalemate. This weekend inside the Carl Ramos Stadium, Marie Sharp takes on Valley pride and Harlem faces Southside on Friday. On Sunday, Real Juventus battles Ghans and Galindo Proper Fix goers to work against Benguche FC.

Now here are the results from Week 5 in the Old Master Challenge Cup. In the North Zone, San Juan and Trial Farm battled to a 3-3 draw. Progreso FC handles Sinbad FC in a 4-2 finish and San Estevan mashed up O.W. Police 5-zip. In the South, Guinea Grass United routed Yo Creek 8-zip, Chan Pine Ridge edged August Pine Ridge 3-2 and L.A. Boys lashed Palmar 3-zip.

Turning to cycling news, the Weekend Warriors Speed Race saw Ray Hyde of Santino’s win the 28 mile ride A-Class race in 1hr. 10mins 52 seconds missing the record by 52 seconds. Barney Brown pulled up 2nd and Maurice Kelly 3rd. in the B-Class, Antonio Escarpeta of BCB/FT Williams took top honors while his teammates Mark Lisbey and Floyd Williams finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Meanwhile folks, the Female Cross Country Classic 2012 comes up this Sunday, May 12th on the Western highway. Shalini Zabaneh goes in as defending champion but will be challenged by Kaya Cattouse this time around.

Turning to the softball scene, Belize Telemedia Limited put its undefeated record in the Belize City Female Senior Tournament yesterday inside Roger’s Stadium against Orchid Blazers. We pick up the action in the bottom of the 2nd with B.T.L. looking to add to a 3-zip lead when Kyle McFadzean smashes Norecia Richards to the outfield only to be denied a hit by this fine catch from Shanika Hilton. In the top of the 3rd, Mary Flowers facing Hilton with the bases loaded, unleashes this wild pitch that allows Miss Belisle to score from 3rd base—the 1st run scored by orchid Blazers. After walking Hilton, B.T.L. pitcher, Mary Flowers serves up this single to Agnes Lucas as Lynette Staine brings in the 2nd run. Bases are still loaded when Joline Davis hits this ball to Elaine Humes who goes to 3rd instead of home and another run scores to tie the ballgame at 3-apiece.

In the bottom of the 4th, Norecia Richards faces Norecia Frazer with 2 on who smacks her for a double to bring in 2 more B.T.L. runs. The next batter up is the pitcher, Mary Flowers who hits for a double to bring in Frazer. So the Blazers bring in Ashley Lucas to pitch and after getting 2 outs, she serves up this single to Lydia Cacho who brings in Flowers for another run. Give the win to Mary Flowers and B.T.L. who go on to roll over Orchid Blazers in a 12-6 final score. In play on Thursday, Orchid Blazers humbled Hurricanes 20-2 but lost on Friday to Mirage Lady Rebels in a 5-4 decision.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#438000 - 05/15/12 11:03 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday’s Women Cycling Edition

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.

The Premier League of Belize reached money time inside the FFB Stadium Saturday night as Police United made its final bid to grab the 2012 Championship by playing host to the red hot Placencia Assassins who came in after winning game one of the home and away series in a 2-1 blast. Cognizant of the need to win game two the Police goes offensive from the very start as Bernard Linares gets 2 opportunities to center into the danger zone – on the 2nd attempt he finds Trevor Lumon whose header is easily collected by goalkeeper Elias Pelayo.

Nevertheless it’s the Assassins who strike first off this set piece that Luis Torres deals to Elias Denaire and his wonderful left foot strike beats Japheth Young whose touch is not enough to keep the visitors from going up 1-zip 12 minutes in. It’s Placencia again looking to score off the corner kick but this time the Police defense does its job. Placencia Assassins now bubbling with confidence looks to double the lead when André Makin gifts this ball to Leomar Leslie and only the heroics of Japheth Young keeps the score at 1-zip.

The Police look for the equalizer off this set piece launch by Orlando Jimenez that bounces off the horizontal bar. By the way Police Untied I have to agree with referee Williams that this hand ball by captain Dalton Eiley of Placencia inside the area is an inadvertent ball to hand and should not cause a penalty kick. In fact this defensive effort by Japheth Young against Leomar Leslie is closer to a penalty call than the Eiley foul. So we go to 2nd half and Trevor Lumon mounts this individual effort that forces Elias Pelayo into a necessary save. Meanwhile this save but Japheth Young at the other end in not necessary because it is obvious that Leomar Leslie intentionally uses his hand in this attempt to score, for which he promptly and rightly gets a yellow card. It’s Trevor Lumon again looking for the equalizer and while the shot is potent, it misses the target. Now watch this clash of heads between Trevor Lumon and Dalton Eiley off this corner kick fired by Orlando Jimenez. Both players would need medical attention and are stretchered off the field to the waiting ambulance. Lumon would not return to the fray. But here is Dalton Eiley with his head bandaged retaking his position on the field a couple of minutes later.

Folks we’re into extra time when the Police work this set piece to perfection. Jimenez deals to Leon Jones who picks out Evan Mariano and for a 2nd week in a row the Birdman puts Police on the score board. Unfortunately it turns out to be a case of too little too late because when Leon Hones sends this set piece into the stands – the whistle brings the curtain down as Placencia Assassins wins the title with a 3-2 aggregate and we say congratulations. It’s the 2nd year in a row that Placencia has claimed a major football title. Last year it was the Super League Championship which they wrestled from Raymond Gentle City Boys and this year they defeat Police United to grab the 1st PLB Championship. Big respect. The Police who had an undefeated regular season could not find the win in the championship round. In the meantime, Jesse Smith of San Pedro Seadogs scored the most goals this season with 8.

Turning to the cycling scene we join yesterday’s start of the 23rd Annual Female Cross Country Cycling Classic at San Ignacio where only 6 riders suited up for the 68.54 mile ride. To your left in the front row is defending champion Shalani Zabaneh, Marinette Flowers in next and Kirah Eiley completed the picture, while the back row features Tris Centino, rising star Kaya Cattouse and Patricia Chavarria. Heading into Georgeville we find Marinette Flowers in control of the pace and this veteran rider would sweep all 3 station prizes offered in the hills and would claim the $300.00 prize offered by M&M Engineering. However, coming out of Roaring Creek the new wimble finds Patricia Chavarria leading a 5 person group that features Kaya Cattouse, Shalani Zabaneh, Kirah Eiley and Marinette Flowers in that order.

Coming off the bridge at St. Matthews the 5 person peloton remains a compact unit. At Hattieville the big 5 remain a cohesive unit as they continue to rotate on the pace. At the Police Sub-Station Marinette Flowers is the first to jump the speed bump and indeed Flowers was involved in most of the pacing. So now its money time in a 5 person sprint. Kaya Cattouse attacked on the outside while Marinette makes her move on the inside. Shalani Zabaneh then tries to overtake Kaya but runs out of room as Kaya Cattouse of C Ray takes the win in 4 hours 29 minutes. Shalani Zabaneh of Sagitun settles for 2nd place, Marinette Flowers hangs on to 3rd place, Patricia Chavarria pulls up 4th while Kirah Eiley rounds up the top 5.

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#438619 - 05/23/12 07:32 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Tuesday Edition of James Adderley’s Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Women Football Championship series kicked off yesterday at the Louisiana Government School field at Orange Walk where the red hot Suga City Girls hosted the Dangriga Pumas who have emerged as a serious title contender in 2012. In the 3rd minute of the match, the home team sets to open the scoreboard off this set piece triggered by Karen Garcia, but Sherean Vasquez handles the situation. Folks we’ve just got to say that Sherean Vasquez is on top of her game today when she comes up with this save on this well struck shot from Nathalie Macias. It’s more Suga City Girls when Karen Garcia works her way through traffic to fire from pointblank range only to miss the target. Suga City Girsls are comfortably secure in the rule of protagonist when Karen Garcia gets past 2 defensive players to punch one past Sherean Vasquez for the 1-zip lead some 35 minutes in.

Five minutes later, Shelya Reina picks out Janelle Chan who is unattended inside the box and she makes it a 2-zip lead going into intermission. Suga City Girls extended their control of the match into 2nd half when Karen Garcia deals to Gisel Baeza whose first touch frees her up for a one on one look at Sherean Vasquez and O.W. goes up 3-nil. Gisel Baeza then outruns the Dangriga defense to slice one into the far corner for the 4-zip O.W. lead. However, in the waning minutes of the ballgame, the Pumas get the consolation goal from their captain, Nykinia Kuylen whose left foot launch bounces off Jessica McCullock for the 4-1 score. Sugar City Girls would hang on to take Game 1 in a 4-1 final score and now the scene shifts to the Carl Ramos Stadium at Dangriga for Game 2.

In other football news, play in the Stann Creek Easter Cup saw Ghans crush Foreshore Elegance 8-nil and Hopkins edged Hope Creek Pumas 2-1. Regular season concludes this weekend with Southside facing Galindo Proper Fic and Hope Creek takes on Canada Hill—that’s on Friday. While on Sunday, Benguche battles Harlem and DYFA U-19 goes up against Valley Pride. Meanwhile, we say congratulations to Umadagu U-19 who won the 7th Annual Benguche Day Football Marathon as Southside finished 2nd and Conquerors 3rd.

Turning to the Volleyball scene, the action was fast and furious in the male division of the Belize District Division I competition staged inside the Belize Elementary Auditorium on Saturday as Home Protector Rebels and Jaguars battled for supremacy going into the playoffs. we pick up the action in the 4th set as Rebels tries to close out the 5 game series in set 4 with a 2-1 lead. We’re tied at 36-apiece when Shane Gentle’s serve forces an error from Robbie Gongora that cannot be saved by Elton Moore and Jaguars lead 27 to 26. Ties at 27 points apiece, Joseph Khalid Coleman setting up Elton Moore replies in kind for the tie at 28 apiece. It’s nip and tick and this touch by Khalid Coleman is good enough to tie the game at 30 apiece.

However, Jaguars refuse to quit and off this set by Albert Bradley, Derrick Morgan returns the lead to his team. Can the Rebels come back? Albert Bradley’s serve is mishandled by Robbie Gongora who gifts the easy smash to Derrick Morgan and Jaguars force a decisive Game 5 in a 32-30 final score. They would win that game easily in a 15-9 score and it’s the Jaguars going into the playoffs as the #1 seed. This they get the bye. Home Protectors Rebels finish as the # 2 seed and Scorpions in the # 3 spot which means the Rebels and the Scorpions begin a 3-game series on Thursday to determine who faces jaguars in the Championship round.

On the female side, Moen Stars easily prevailed over FQ Stars in the opener Saturday in a 25-16, 25-13, 25-6 rout. These 2 will open the playoffs on Thursday with a 3-game series to determine who faces the # 1 seed, Lady Jaguars for the title.

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#439109 - 05/29/12 08:54 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Ball Bouncing Sports Update with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Game II of the National Female Football Championship travelled to the Carl Ramos Stadium on Saturday where the Dangriga Pumas played host to Suga City Girls who came in with a one game lead after last week’s convincing 4-1 victory in Game I. The visitors look to strike early again when Nathalie Macias sends this ball into the danger zone. Goalkeeper, Sherean Vasquez mishandles the ball but does recover before any damage is done. However, it’s the home team who open the scoreboard when Ashanti Velasquez’s shot is kept out by Jessica McCullock—Nykinah Kuylen’s 1st attempt at goal is turned back by the O.W. defense—but there’s no stopping her 2nd attempt as Dangriga Pumas boast a 1-zip lead some 20 minutes in. a few minutes later, Ashanti Velasquez gets this chance to double the lead only to fire a left foot that rises.

Folks, the home cooking seems to do wonders for the Pumas as Dorita Ramos out runs the Suga City defense to double the Dangriga lead at the 30th minute. It’s more Dangriga Pumas when 4 minutes later; Dorita Ramos displays her prowess as a striker with this right foot punch that makes it a 3-zip ballgame. The Suga City Girls then look to pull one back when Macias picks out Noriely Terry with this pass but she can’t come up with the final touch to make it count. However, it’s off the set piece that the visitors get on the scoreboard when the Dangriga defense fails to make a routine clearance—Sheyla Reina pounces on the loose ball to make it is a 3-1 score. We’re in early 2nd half play when Ashanti Velasquez gets this open look at goal and indeed she should have moved the scoreboard on this chance. The Pumas continue to push the action and Nykinah Kuylen puts this ball too close to Jessica McCullock to make it count. However, on the very next offensive press, Kuylen outruns the defense and beats the keeper to make it a 4-1 score and we’re virtually tied in aggregate out 5 goals apiece. Kuylen then looks to put her team in the lead with this offering only to be denied by the crossbar. At the other end, the usually steady Gisel Baeza looks to put Suga City back in the lead but instead unleashes a high riser. Ernalyn Nunez gets her chance to give Griga the lead with this attempt that sees McCullock make the save. Now here’s the biggest goal of the series and it comes from Gisel Baeza who mounts this individual effort and beats Sherean Vasquez to make it a 4-2 final score. Thus Suga City Girls grab the title in a 6-5 aggregate and we say congratulations to the new National Female Football Champion.

Turning to the basketball scene, the Interoffice League opened the 2012 Season at Big Bird’s Isle Friday night and we join the opening match as the Ministry of Education boasts a 3 pt lead over our Tuff and Nuff. Kurt Burgess hits 2 free throws to make a 5 pt lead with 3:45 remaining in the ballgame. But hold everything folks, this bucket by Ashton Edwards ties the ballgame at 47 points apiece. Kurt Burgess picks up this shot that drops short to give M.O.E. a 49-47 lead. Stephen Williams then knocks down this 3 point shot to put Tuff and Nuff ahead by 1. The dread Domingo goes glass for 2 as M.O.E. regains the 1 point lead. Now watch Edwards find Stephen Williams and he knock down the 3 point shot as Tuff and Nuff wins in a 53-51 final score.

In cycling news, we caught up with stage II of the Weekend Warriors stage tour yesterday as 15 A riders suited up for the 30 mile ride from Burrell Boom to the junction with the Northern Highway and then swing back to finish at Leslie’s Imports on the Western Highway. We go to the finish and it’s Luigi Urbina of C-Ray grabbing the win, James Frampton of Santino’s takes 2nd, Ernest Meighan also of Santino’s finishes 3rd while Liam Stewart of M&M rounds out the top 4. Now here’s the sprint for the B and C Class win: Roque Matus of M&M grabs the Win, Leroy Vargas of BWS pulls up 2nd and Mark Reid of Zitro rounds out the top 3. Leading in the A Class after 3 stages is Liam Stewart, Luigi Urbina is 2nd and Raymond Hyde is 3rd—this is after 3 stages. In the B & C Class: Roque Matus leads, Edward Villanueva is 2nd and Leroy Vargas 3rd. meanwhile, the Festina Cancun race staged in Mexico over the weekend saw Byron Pope take 1st place, Brandon Cattouse was 2nd and Herman Requeña finished 5th. Kaya Cattouse and Kera Eiley finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the female race.

Finally in Volleyball news, the championship series for the male and female titles get off on Thursday at the Belize Elementary Auditorium with Moen Stars facing Lady Jaguars and Home Protector Rebels go to work against Jaguars.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#439770 - 06/05/12 08:34 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s groundbreaking sports update

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Volleyball Community convened inside the Belize Elementary Auditorium on Saturday in an effort to produce the 2012 Champion in both male and female play. Today, we start with ladies first as Lady Jaguars and Moen Stars clash in Game II of the 3 game championship series. Down a game, Moen Stars come out blazing as Sherlene Johnson skillfully finds Emma Horra who sets up Shelmadine Cacho for a monster smash. Horra and Cacho again combine their skills for this masterful touch that leaves Lady Jaguars looking when Taheera Ahmad returns this smash from Jasmine Anderson. Moen Stars grabs the 1st set in Game II in a 25 to 17 decision. Set 2 brings a keen struggle between these 2 teams and it’s Lady Jaguars with a 24 – 22 lead when Sherlene Johnson’s serve forces an easy point for the 24 – 23 score. However, Tichele Solis might have taken too long to serve, but the referee reverses himself after consultations and Lady Jaguars evens the game at a set apiece with the 25 – 23 finish.

Set 3 also proved to be a nail biter and we’re again tied at 23 points apiece when Solis’ return causes some miscommunication among the stars. And then Kelsey Balderamos mishandles this serve from Tanesha Encalada to hand Lady Jaguars a 2 – 1 lead. Folks, set 4 might have found a discouraged Moen Stars who feel easily in a 25 – 10 final score. Here’s the final point of the match as Sherylee Young-Thurton’s tap over the net is misplayed by Taheera Ahmad to give Lady Jaguars the 25 – 18 win and they grab the 2012 Female title. We say good show Lady Jaguars.

So we go to Game II of the Male Championship with Jaguars coming in with a 1 game lead over Rebels. Jaguars show a 21 – 19 lead when Elton Anderson sets up Arnie Augustine for the smash but the hitter has to relinquish the point for touching the net. On this point, Orel Leslie fails to handle the ball properly for the Rebels which allows the Jaguars to lead 24 – 19. And then he gives the opening set to the Jaguars with this poor serve as the Jaguars win 25 – 21. Folks, the Jaguars might have been guilty of complacency because they would not win another set. Off this serve, they show good team defense as Tarike Campbell and Elton Moore combine to return this smash from Shane Gentle for a 7 – nil score. Make it 11 – 2 when Jaleel Lino goes for power instead of accuracy on this smash. Rebels would go on to even the set at 1-apiece with the 25 – 13 score.

In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors Line trials was staged on Sunday mostly on the Boom Circuit. Shalini Zabaneh of Cayo Rentals won the 10 mile Master A Class in 23:03—the best time delivered overall. Perry Gibson of AAA prevailed in the Masters B Category with his time of 25 minutes 17 seconds. Stephan Bissett of BNE posted a time of 23:48 to win the Veteran’s A Category. Chris Berry also of BNE took the Veteran’s B Class in 27:38, while Earl Thompson of Cayo Rentals won Category C in 28:35. The next event on the Weekend Warriors Calendar is the National Road Championships.

Turning to the Table Tennis scene, the 2nd RF&G Biannual National Ranking Tournament was staged at the BES Auditorium over the weekend. Matthew Usher won the 15 and Under Cadet Class with Misheln Musa finished 2nd. Wen Te Chen beat Aaron Stock to capture the C-Division. Tyrone Tun was able to stop Hector Lopez to grab the B Division, while Nicholas Martin dispatched Tyron Tun to become # 1 in the A Division.

Finally in basketball news, interoffice play at Big Bird’s Isle Friday night saw CYDP blowout Telemedia 71 to 43. Marcel Orosco led the way with 20 points including four 3 pointers while Orwin Orosco added 15 points. For Telemedia, Ashley Hemsley hit 12 points; Kareem Thompson scored 8 points and pulled 7 rebounds in the loss.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#440363 - 06/12/12 08:51 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s weekend sports wrap up

Good evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to this serving of Sports Monday.

The stage was set for a monster showdown inside Bermudian Landing on Saturday where Berlan hoped to force a decisive Game III in its battle with Western Eagles to make it to the Championship series. We pick up the action with Berlan fielding on the pitch having battled in a total of 76 runs for all out in which Sherman Smith led the way with 31 runs. However, it’s the tandem of Norman Pool and Joseph Tillett who would lead the charge for Western Eagles as Pook smashes for a 4. Norman Pook not only plays the long ball, but certainly demonstrates right here against Kevin Flowers who struck for 4 wickets. Nevertheless, Pook does pop up here and is forced to retire with 19 points batted in. On the very next reset, the other half of the deadly duo succumbs also after elbowing this ball in the safe hands of the bowler, Flowers.

With 6 outs in the book, Berlan knows it sits precariously with only a 3 point lead when Dean Perez crunches this fast ball for a 6 and the Eagles know they’ve clinched a spot in the 2012 Smart Harrison Parks Championship Road. For certain, Dean Perez will remember this particular outing after being carried by the excited fans. Western Eagles of Rancho is headed to the big dance people. In the other semifinal series, Excellent of Double Head Cabbage was able to grab Game I in a scorching 228-225 score that saw the victory boil down to the very last bat. Thus Game II comes this Saturday to Crooked Tree and the home team expects to tie the series and force a decisive Game III.

Changing in gears folks, we must compliment the Hattieville United Youth Sporting Club for its unceasing efforts to assist the community through sports. This Saturday, June 16th, they will present King of the Park Vol. II—a basketball tournament that will run through the summer until school re-opens. 8 Junior teams and 6 Senior teams will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 14th. Contact numbers are 669-4330 and 631-2212. On June 23rd, the Club will present an U-15 Football Marathon at the Hattieville Field for 8 onlt elite teams. Contact numbers are 669-4330 and 624-5790.

In football news, the Stann Creek Easter Cup Football Playoffs kicked off its playoff round inside the Carl Ramos Stadium on Friday night. Southside bombed Ghans 5-2 while Hopkins hurt Rivas Strikers 4-2 after 2-2 deadlock in overtime play. At the U-9 level, Umadagu blanked Hope Creek Pumas 3-zip and Benguche beat DYAF U-19 two to one. On Friday, June 15th, Benguche battles Umadagu and Southside will face Hopkins.

Turning to the cycling scene, we’re all waiting for the BCA’s National Road Championship, but in the meantime, we turn over attention to Weekend Warrior Championships which was staged yesterday. 12 of the best in the A Class are suited up and they’re off on a 65 mile journey that starts at Caves Branch Bridge and would finish at M&M Engineering on the Northern Highway. At Cottom Tree, a 7 man lead has been firmly established with Luigi Urbina on the pace followed by Ray Hyde, Shalini Zabaneh, Orrin Jones, Stephen Bisset, Robert Cassasola and James Frampton. Around the Hattieville roundabout, the big 7 remains intact but have been joined by 2 more riders as they head on to the Boom Road. At the Old Airport Road in Ladyville, it’s back to 7 with Orrin Jones on the pace, followed by Ray Hyde, Luigi Urbina, James Frmpton, Robert Cassasola, Stephen Bisset and Shalini Zabaneh. Here’s a final look at the magnificent center dismounting the Hawkesworth Bridge as it becomes obvious there will be a big sprint for the big W. Now here’s money time; Luigi Urbina of C-Ray jumps on the pace and won’t be caught. James Frampton of Santino’s works his way into 2nd and behold, Shalini Zabaneh of Cayo Rentals as she takes 3rd. Robert Cassasola is 4th, Stephen Bisset is 5th, Ray Hyde 6th and Orrin Jones rounds out the top 7.

Meanwhile, here’s the sprint for the Big Win in the B Class 55 mile race. And we take out hats off to the mighty Santino Castillo as the 56 year old grab the win in imitable fashion. Leroy Vargas of BWS is 2nd, Rigoberto Rivas is 3rd, Kaya Cattouse hangs on for 4th while Eduardo Villanueva rounds out the top 5.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#441856 - 07/03/12 07:09 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football, Cycling and Cricket in this edition of Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The championships Cup Football Season continues to roll people as the Belize Defense Force hosted Maskall inside the MCC Grounds yesterday. Unfortunately, fan support continues to be minimal and maybe the organizers should try to raise the profile of the event. Nevertheless, it’s the military on the attack early when Byron Usher deals to Danny Jimenez who fails to make the connection and the subsequent header from Ervin Flores sails past the target. Maskall gets some offense going when Wayne Godoy fires this left foot from pointblank range that should have converted. Lanston Webster then triggers this set piece from long distance but a timely touch from goalkeeper keep it outside the net. In the meantime, this might just be the finest save when the goalkeeper has to change direction to stop Jermaine Gotoy from scoring. At the half, we have a scoreless ballgame.

So we go to 2nd half and this left offering from Richard Jimenez forces goalkeeper, Delroy Jones to come up with a big time one hand save. However, a minute later, Jones is beaten when Ervin Flores turns on this ball to give the military a 1-zip lead. It’s the B.D.F. on the move again and we must say David Trapp has no excuse for this miss but life is real. Meanwhile big up to Marlon Meza who finds the far post with this nice grounder that makes it a 2-zip lead for B.D.F. as the B.D.F. search for a 3rd, Danny Jimenez sets up Meza perfectly only this time Meza comes away empty. Now watch Vallan Simms make an error going back to his keeper—he doesn’t put enough on the ball which allows Jermaine Gotoy to pounce and he makes the most of it as Maskall gets on to the scoreboard and are back in the match. The military now shows some urgency to put this game away and France Vernon should have on this chance but botches it. Folks, the B.D.F. does put it away when Danny Jimenez touches to his brother, Richard Jimenez and Leechi’s left foot makes it a 3 – 1 W for the B.D.F.

In other football news, the 4th annual Stars Football Summer Camp for male and female kids 5 to 15 years gets off on July 9th inside the MCC Grounds. Contact should be made with Stanley Reneau at telephone number: 627-4041.

In cycling news, the weekend warrior series staged a 39 mile race yesterday for A & B Class riders that left Cotton Tree for the finish line at Leslie’s Imports. At Mile 23, we find a 3 man breakaway featuring Ray Hyde, Colin Mejia and Ernest Thurton enjoying a 30 seconds lead. Here’s the chase pelathon stretched out and not working harmoniously to reel in the leaders. Of course, the big 3 do enter an on-the-road alliance rotating to time and thus enable themselves to maintain the run as we spot them around Mile 10; all that was blown to smithereens when the finish line comes into view. Ernest Thurton pulls the trigger on the inside and his Santino teammate attacks on the outside while Colin Mejia seems to be out of it. Ernest Thurton of Santino takes the Win forcing his teammate Ray Hyde into 2nd while Colin Mejia of Horizon rounds out the top 3. At the B Class, Rigoberto Rivas of Santino’s took top honors with Gladden 2nd and Mark Reed 3rd while Santino rounds out the top 4. At the C Class, Jerome Moir of Truckers was # 1, Michael Middleton 2nd and Steve Gill 3rd.

Finally in cricket news, Excellence of Double Head battled first in Saturday’s Game II of the semi-final showdown with Brilliant of Crooked Tree and put up 231 runs. On defense, they held Brilliant to a mere 116 runs and thus have forced a decisive Game III in its attempt to make the championship round. Game III is set for Saturday at a neutral ground to be announced later.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#442217 - 07/10/12 09:21 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s groundbreaking sports update

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The torrential downpour over the weekend put a hurt on the sporting scene here in the Jewel. Much interest had been focused on the Harrison Parks cricket semi-finals showdown between Excellence of Double Head and Brilliant of Crooked Tree on Saturday but the rains put a halt on the proceedings. In fact, Excellence had amassed 107 runs and 6 wickets when the proceedings had to be put on hold. So now, we look forward to the competition of this cricket match on Saturday. This is the decisive Game III and the winner advances to the championship round against Western Eagles of Rancho Dolores waiting in the wings. So stay tuned.

Meanwhile folks, the pause in the weather on Saturday allowed the Belize Basketball Federation to complete a couple of matches in the 3 by 3 tournament hosted at the Riverside Tavern. Unfortunately, only 6 teams signed up in the open category while two showed up at the U-18 level and we’ll just blame it on the rain. We pick up the action in this matchup between Yabra featuring Vince Estrada, Angus Walla Cherrington Cassian Flowers and Darren Neal facing Edge; Isani Enriquez, Jamir Enriquez, Jason Hyde and Kenroy Usher. Vince Estrada goes down low and then spins to bank it off the glass for the bucket. When Edge fails to sink this left hand play, Darren Neal grabs the rebound and deals to the postman Estrada who swishes the tri-fecta. Neal then hooks up with Estrada who goes behind his back for the assist as Neal sinks the easy bucket. Yabra picks up the Win in an 18 – 8 final score.

Meanwhile, the team to watch is undefeated Warriors who handed Yabra its inky loss in a 18 – 15 final score. Here they are picking Heats apart as Frederick Gabourel deals to Marcel Orosco who goes back to Gabourel for the easy layup. Marcel Orosco then takes his man down low for the flash off the glass and Ervin Orosco goes offensive when he spots up for 3 and hits it as Warriors post the 11 – 5 big Win. Folks, the B.B.F. is reviewing its options for concluding this season so stay tuned.

In other news, the Institute of Sports Training and Education will be launching its 1st Annual Summer Camo Sports Extravaganza at Caye Caulker from July 9th to 27th for males and females from 5 to 19 years in Basketball, Volleyball, Football and Softball. On Saturday, July 14th, the ISTE will present an all day session at the Lopez Mateo Park featuring 3 on 3 basketball, 5 on 5 football, softball and volleyball recreational tournament and open mic for young artists. Contact numbers to get in are 664-2012 and 635-7092.

At this time, we want to salute the Ariel Rosado Memorial Foundation for launching its Inaugural Annual Awards Ceremony at the Belize Institute of Management Conference Room at West Landivar. Included will be 8 High School Scholarships for deserving students and the establishment of a sailing club that will provide for 5 south side Belize City youth to become proficient in handling small crafts on the sea and Sports Monday enthusiastically applauds this effort.

Finally folks, play in the Belmopan Billiards Tournament saw Barrio Fino edge Palma’s Strikers 3 – 2 on Friday. On Saturday, Capital Jewel Shootay beat Shattaz by that same score. On Sunday, Double Header Palma’s Strikers halted Police Snipers 4 – 1 and Dolphins defeated Barrio Fino 3 – 2.


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#442670 - 07/17/12 09:21 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday weekend report with James Adderley

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Harrison Park National Cricket Competition returned on Saturday to beautiful Lord’s Bank in an effort to conclude the decisive Game III in the semi-final round between Excellence of Double Head and Brilliant of Crooked Tree. Last Saturday, the rains forced both teams to abandon the pitch after Excellence who batted 1st had tallied 107 runs for 6 wickets. Thus today, thanks to the beautiful weather conditions we would find out which of the 2 makes it to the championship round. Unfortunately, for Brilliant, Sydney Martinez picked up where he left off last Saturday as he swings for 4. The big bat for Brilliant was Shane Westby who swings for 28 runs batted in while bowler Arturo Wade was responsible for 4 wickets. Nevertheless, Brilliant exits and Excellence of Double Head moves on to the 3 Game Championship against Western Eagles of Rancho Dolores which begins this Saturday, July 21st, at rancho Dolores. On the very next swing of the bat, Martinez strikes for a 6 as Excellence begin to stalk 300 runs. However, the run for Martinez comes to an abrupt halt when he tries to steal this single only to be taken out by an impressive defensive display from Brilliant. Sydney Martinez would lead his team with 52 runs batted in. The final out for Excellence comes on this long fly that is caught by Roy Moulton to limit Brilliant to a total of 192 runs with all out. In defence, Excellence got very good bowling from Ernest Nicholas who struck for 3 wickets. Kenny Broaster also came away with 3 wickets for his team as Excellence held Brilliant to only 122 runs.

Turning to the basketball scene, the Interoffice Basketball League concluded its semi-final round over the weekend. We caught up with Friday night’s ballgame at Big Birds Isle where Tuff & Nuff needed a win against Quan’s to force a decisive Game III. Again, unfortunately, we couldn’t get the numbers from the IBL. This Friday night folks, Tuff & Nuff were definitely on its game. Check this nice ball movement as Tyronne Edwards deals to Raul Roches who threads the needle to Keith Acosta and the deuce is automatic. The old veteran Acosta seems to have had a flash back as this finger roll demonstrates and he even gets a dunk after getting the assist from Edwards to top a 15-zip run from Tuff & Nuff to open the ballgame. In fact, this is the 1st bucket for Quan’s thanks to this left hand launch from Vinnie Garbutt. At the end of the 1st quarter, Quan’s is down 21 to 8. Stephen Williams gets going in the 2nd quarter as he extends himself for the trifecta. Talk about a monster dunk people, Keith Acosta pushes to Farrom Lauriano who hammers it home for the 2 pts. At the half, Tuff & Nuff is up 33 to 15.

As a matter of fact, Tuff & Nuff would never look back as they go on to post the 63 – 41 blowout to force a Game III. In Game III on Saturday night, they burned Quan’s 62 – 61 and are now in the Championship series. Also into the championship series is Alamilla’s who also got a 1 point Win on Saturday night in a 63 – 62 final score that sent CYDP packing. The 5-game finals gets off on Thursday night at Big Bird’s Isle.

Finally folks, we wish our Olympic team consisting of Kaina Martinez in the 100 meters, Kenneth Medwood in the 400 hurdles and Eddermys Sanchez in Judo at the 66 Kilograms weight class, the best in the London Olympics which gets off on 27th July.

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#443169 - 07/24/12 08:41 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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International Darts Tournament and much more in Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Belize City Football Championship is back in full swing so yesterday, we took in the big time matchup between City Boys and FC Belize. Let’s do this. After a rather extended feeling out process, Lorenzo Diaz tries to get FC Belize on to the scoreboard, but this long distance dial was always overly ambitious. As the other end, Nigel Franklin picks out Anthony Williams who should have done better with this open look at goal. Now folks you make the call; George Estrada thinks he has put all shoulder on this ball, but the referee disagrees and rules penalty and wins the argument. Delroy Andrews steps up and the right foot push beats Stanley Reneau as City Boys takes a 1-zip lead in late 1st half action.

So we go to 2nd half and immediately, Ryan Simpson looks to double the lead with this right foot punch which brings out a timely intervention from Stanley Reneau. A couple minutes later, this spot kick from midfield is misread by goalkeeper, Stanley Reneau, who should have handled the situation. Instead, Delroy Andrews pounces on the loose ball and just like that City Boys go up 2-zip. FC Belize tries to dig itself out the hole with this flying header from Audon Crawford, but it sails wide off the target. Now watch this folks, Ryan Simpson pushes this nice pass for Tyronne Linares—a ball Matthew Leal could have had—Linares takes control only to see goalkeeper Reneau take him down. The referee rightly rules penalty and chases Reneau off the field with a red card.

Again Delroy Andrews steps up for City Boys, but this time he fails miserably. In the meantime, this is a good a left foot shot you’re gonna see folks when Elroy Thurton unleashes this wicked low cruise missile that dangles in the far corner of the net. FC Belize would not come back in this one as City Boys walk away with the 3-zip big Win.

Turning to the Dart Scene, there is excitement building within this community as Belize, for the first time, will host the 19th Caribbean Darts Championship and the 6th America’s Cup from July 20th to the 30th. We caught up with head coach of Team Belize, Miguel Pariente and we certainly wish our team well in the International Dart Tournament.

Turning to the Basketball Scene, the Interoffice Championships kicked off at Big Bird’s Isle Friday with Tuff E Nuff and Alamilla’s looking to get off on the good foot. It’s Tuff E Nuff getting 1st on the scoreboard when Keith Acosta deals to Farron Louriano who slices through traffic for 2. Louriano emerged the big star in Game I after posting both game highs of 24 points 15 rebounds. At the toher end, Kevin Lorenzo gets the 1st of his 7 assists with this penetration and pass to Kurt Burgess who would put up 9 pts and pull 7 boards. Alamilla’s MOE leads 13-9 at the end of the 1st. in the 2nd, Lorenzo and Burgess hooks up again only this time Burgess finishes with an exclamation point. Brandon Rogers then raises up for Alamilla’s. He would put up 14 huge pts tonight.

At the other end, Keith Acosta finds Louriano who gets 2 pts for Tuff E Nuff in uncontested fashion and at the last half; Tuff E Nuff is down 32-30. In the 3rd, Greg Rudon demonstrates lethal skills on this move—he would lead Alamilla’s MOE with 15 pts. However, the quarter belonged to Tuff E Nuff. Acosta hooks up with Louriano and the deuce is automatic. Tuff E Nuff leads 47-44 after 3. In the 4th, Tuff E Nuff brings down the hammer. Raul Roches deals to Tyronne Edwards—he raises up for 2 of his 15 pts. Give props to Raul Roches for his 10 pts and 6 boards. Tuff E Nuff takes Game I 66 to 58. Game II on Saturday was a different story as Alamilla’s MOE came back with a crucial 79-76 Win to tie the series. IBL Director, Ian Mariano filled in the details.

 

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#443643 - 07/31/12 08:40 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday bounces with basketball and cricket

Charles Garcia Jr.

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

It was indeed an honor for us to meet 2 international basketball players of solid Belizean heritage after they touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport this morning. Clinton Lightburn told us that these 2 players could have gotten us into the London Olympics and we certainly concur. We present to you Charles Garcia Junior.

Charles Garcia Jr.

“Right now you know I’m with the Phoenix Suns. They want to bring me in. I just finished the Summer League with them so for now we are just trying to get in this process. They wanna bring me in the camp, but from here on out, we still got other things planned.”

James Adderley

“Could you tell us what’s your feeling about playing in Belize’s national colors?”

Charles Garcia Jr.

“It will be great. You don’t really heat too much about us and that’s what we would like to bring back. Coming from our youths, my parents, his parents—we would like to bring that back and talents like us. I love this game and coming back to Belize would be a big thing. I am a point forward. I could bang in there with some big guys.”

James Adderley

“Just for the record and for people in the town to know, what is your legitimate height?”

Charles Garcia Jr.

“I’m six-ten.”

Now meet, Belizean Nigel Felix, formally of the N.B.A.

Nigel Felix

Nigel Felix

“I play overseas. I actually left Seattle to go overseas—it is just a bigger payday for me and I’ve been able to take advantage of that ever since.”

James Adderley

“But while we were recruiting players for the international scene last year and the year before, your name never came up. How come?”

Nigel Felix

“Well I had injuries.  I was hurt, I tore my shoulder, I tore my labrum the year before last season. So I took that time off and the year before that I got married. My summers were really busy. So now that I got some free time, I wanna start laying that foundation to show my commitment to our team.”

James Adderley

“So you are committed to joining the Belize national Team?”

Nigel Felix

“Absolutely that’s been a goal for me for the last three years and now I just wanna put it together to show commitment to say okay I wanna be here, I wanna know what I gotta do the process—really build from there. In my career, I’ve played small forward, power forward, and center. I’m really comfortable playing power forward and center. Back to the basket is easier.”

James Adderley

“What do you know of our local program of trying to go international?”

Nigel Felix

“I’ve heard about the coaches, the federation and they have some goals that they are trying to meet and I just wanna help them attain those goals—that’s my biggest job.”

Folks we now have our very own version of Twin Towers and we certainly applaud the effort of President Paul Thompson and the Belize Basketball Federation for this wonderful move. So stay tuned; you don’t want to miss what happens next.

Turning to the Interoffice Basketball Scene, Tuff E Nuff roared out of the starting blocks Friday night in Game III of the 5 game playoffs against Alamilla’s MOE and never looked back. In fact, they set the stage off the opening tip that sees Raul Roches finish for the 1st bucket of the ballgame. He would strike for 14 pts. Brandon Rogers tries to get his team to respond quickly by rolling off the 1st five points for Alamilla’s and would rally a total of 17 points. However, not even Rogers could deny Raul Roches’ monster dunk at the other end. At the end of the 1st, Tuff E Nuff leads 17 to 14.

In the 2nd quarter, big man Larron Louriano of Tuff E Nuff asserts himself in the paint with this banker for 2 of his team high 15 pts. On the other side of the equation, Gregg Rudon gets going and he would lead all scorers tonight with 20 pts.  In the meantime, this bucket by Gregg Rudon brings Alamilla’s to a 2 point deficit as 2nd quarter expires in a 27-25 score. It’s the closest they would get to grab the lead in this one. Stephen Williams comes alive in the 3rd for Tuff E Nuff as he sinks a 2nd 3-pointer in a row. Tuff E Nuff leads 41-36 at the end of 3rd quarter.  In the 4th quarter, Tuff E Nuff lays down the hammer. It’s Raul Roches with the 2 hand slam as they go on to take Game III in a 57 – 49 final score. Game IV comes up Friday night at Big Bird’s Isle and Alamilla’s MOE must come up with the W to force a decisive Game 5.

In cricket news, fans from all over the nation were shrilled by Saturday’s Game II in the Harrison Park Cricket Championship series staged at Double Head. In Game I, Excellence of Double was able to come away with the win on the road and were confident of closing out the series with the home field advantage today. however, today, Western Eagles of Rancho Dolores comes in focused and are batting 1st and today Lindell Pool is a monster and bats in 52 runs for his team. Orson Flowers proves to be the big baller for Double Head and his 5 wickets kept his team in the hunt as Western Eagles could only total 150 runs all out.

Therefore to keep their championship hopes alive, the Eagles brought out their best defense and hand to shutdown Ian Broaster who despite all the attention led Excellence with 47 runs. Nevertheless, man of the match goes to bowler, Yasir Pook, who struck for 6 wickets and this out is very impressive. Pook gets help from Dirk Sutherland who takes out Sydney Martinez for the final out as Excellence could only muster 108 runs and now the series is tied at 1 apiece. Game III comes up ay Bermudian landing. Two men enter and one leaves with the Harrison Park 2012 title.

On the Cycle scene, the weekend Warriors had a 40 mile race for Class A riders and it’s Robert Cassasola and Raymond Hyde finishing 1st and 2nd respectively and Mark Gentle of FT Williams/BCB rounds out the top 3. In the B Class 40 mile ride, Kenny Gooding of Zitro edged out Albert Conorqui of Typhoon for top honors while Charlie Slusher rounds out the top 3. And in the C Class, 30 mile ride, Arthur Bennett finishes 1st, Gilford 2nd and Denis McKoy 3rd.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#444079 - 08/07/12 08:35 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Guru James Adderley’s winning sport moments

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The World will be talking for a long time about that electrifying performance from Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 100 meters yesterday in the London Olympics. However, I’m a Belizean and I know you are too. Therefore, respect and support must be given to our 3 athletes who represented the sub-umbra floreo at this auspicious sporting event. Kaina Martinez did her best clocking 11.81 seconds to advance to the next heat, but her time of 11.89 would not permit her to advance and in fact did not come up with a personal best. Kenneth Medwood, a Belizean American produced the best time by a Belizean athlete in the 400 meter hurdles with his opening bed at 49.78 seconds but was eliminated in his next outing with a time of 49.87.

Eddermys Sanchez, a naturalized Belizean participated in Judo at the 60 to 66 kilograms weight and lost in his 1st appearance to Miklos Umgari of Hungary. There are lessons to be learned from this outing, but we’ll leave that to the Belizean Olympic Association to ponder.

Turning to the local scene, the Interoffice Basketball League staged its 4th Game in the 5-Game Championships at Bird’s Isle with the stage set for Tuff E Nuff to wear the Crown while the Ministry of Education/Alamilla Team had to win this outing to force a decisive Game 5. Tuff E Nuff gets off to a great start in the opening quarter as Tyrone Edwards raises up for the deuce. And when Keith Acosta threads the needle to Raul Roches, he sinks the bucket and gets 3 the old fashioned way in a ballgame that would see him score 8 points and pull 10 boards. At the end of 1st quarter, Tuff E Nuff leads 22 to 14.

In the 2nd, Keith Acosta deals to the streaking Paul Swasey who finished with the lay. Down by 10, MOE gets busy as Brandon Rogers takes on 3 black shirts to sink this shot. Rogers would strike for the game high of 3 points tonight. But at the half, MOE is still down 36 to 28. In the 3rd quarter, MOE/Alamilla’s really turned up the pressure. Brandon Rogers eludes his man to play string music. Kurt Burgess then displays his prowess down low for 2 of his 12 points and Burgess would put up a 2 doubles of 12 points 10 boards. MOE ties the ballgame at 44 apiece when Dave Alamilla sinks his 1st of 2-3’s.  And on this press, Rogers finds Greg Rudon who goes to the left hand to give MOE its 1st lead over Tuff E Nuff—53 to 46. Down by 7 in the 4th, Tuff E Nuff goes to Keith Acosta who sinks the jump hook for 2 of his team high 22 points. Tyrone Edwards ties the ballgame at 55 pts apiece with this lay and then the going gets tough.

In fact, MOE/Alamilla’s would never look back as they post the 69-62 big Win and now the decisive Game 5 comes up this Friday at Bird’s Isle.

In cycling news, 26 riders suited up for the 5 lap, 38 mile open race presented by CASA from Community Baboon Sanctuary to Bermudian Landing Bridge on Saturday. At the 1st turn around, the pelathon remains somewhat compact. However at tape time, it was the solitary figure of Donizetti Vasquez of Team Depredadores of Mexico who crosses the line for the victory in 1 hour 41 mins. 30 secs. Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia rolls in uncontested for 2nd place with his time of 1 hr. 42 mins. Now here comes the sprint for 3rd place; it’s veteran Barney Brown of Scotia Bank beating Brandon Cattouse and Gregg Lovell in that order to get on the podium.

Meanwhile, the Weekend Warriors race from Belmopan Comprehensive to St. Margaret’s Villageand back staged yesterday saw Kenny Gooding of Zitro beat out Santino Castillo and Albert Conorqui in that order to take top prize in the B Class. In the A Class, it was a Santino;s sweep with Robert Cassasola, Ernest Thurton and Raymond Hyde finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. While in the C Class, Gilford Perez of Thirsty Thursday took top honors with Arthur Bennett 2nd and Nelson Zyden 3rd.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#444519 - 08/14/12 08:15 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the weekend sports update

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

The Belize Defense Force went into Game II of the Champion of Champions Cup inside the MCC Grounds yesterday with a commanding lead after pummeling West Lake 6-1 to open this 2 Game championship series. The 1st hint of goal comes when Tyron Pandy picks out his B.D.F. teammate, Harrison Tasher, who is denied by a timely intervention from the keeper. It’s the B.D.F. again looking to open the scoreboard when Marlon Mesa aims at the far corner from long range only to see the ball veer off the target. No doubt the military is in control of the action but this miss from pointblank range by Marlon Mesa emphasized the fact that they have nothing to show for it.

For certain people, Mesa should have done better with this nice feed from Byron Usher but he lets the goalkeeper off the hook. However, when this shot attempt by Lisbey Castillo reaches Byron usher, he smacks it into the net as the B.D.F. take a 1-zip lead. This leads to this celebration that could have used a little more synchronization. So we go to 2nd half and immediately Shane Flowers comes up with a wonderful header from this feed off the right wing and he ties the ballgame for West Lake at 1 apiece. In the meantime, this defensive header by Michael Martinez turns into the dreaded auto goal after taking a strange bounce that gives West Lake the 2-1 lead. It’s a strange day for Martinez folks because a minute later, he floats this into the danger zone. The West Lake keeper mishandles the routine save so Ervin Flores swoops down on the header to tie the ballgame at 2 apiece.

The 2-2 tie holds to the long whistle, but the Belize Defence Force is the champion of Champions with an 8-3 aggregate from the 2 Game series and we say congratulations. In the meantime, we’re not sure what’s happening with the Premier League of Belize because nobody seems to know when the 2012 season will start.

Turning to the softball scene, we say congratulations to the Telemedia Female Softball Team which represented Belize at the 7th Central American Senior Softball Championship being staged at San Jose, Costa Rica. On Friday, they walloped Costa Rica 15-2 and on Saturday fell to Guatemala 4-2, rolled over Panama 6-2 and got past Nicaragua 6-4. Yesterday Belize handles El Salvador in 8-1 to complete its schedule with a showing of 5 wins 1 loss. Guatemala took the 2012 title with Belize 2nd and Nicaragua 3rd. Leandra Guy of Belize was voted Best Pitcher and we say kudos to one and all.

In cycling news, 25 riders participated, C-Ray’s 30 mile race staged on the Burrell Boom circuit on Saturday and they’re off. At the turn around point, a 5-man breakaway led by Brandon Cattouse and including Jairo Campos, Giovanni Lovell and Byron Pope controls the pace as they head back. Around the Boom Bridge, Jairo Campos and Giovanni Lovell make it a 2-man lead as they create an on-the road alliance. As they head to the finish line, Jairo Campos of Benny’s takes over and he raises his arms in victory forcing Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia into 2nd place. Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray then speeds out of the chase group to grab 3rd place, Leroy Cassasola rolls in for 4th and Byron Pope round out the top 5.

In closing folks, our Olympic contingent returns tomorrow from the London Games and we salute Kaina Martinez, Kenneth Medwood and Eddermys Sanchez who took our aspirations to this event. Do you know that Belize came in 5th in the Best Dressed Category?

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#444930 - 08/21/12 08:30 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Jaw-dropping sports update with James Adderley

James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this edition of Sports Monday.

 

The Casa’s Cycling Organization presented a massive 38 mile race on Saturday that ran 5 laps around the Willows Bank Road cut-off/Landing Bridge Circuit which attracted 34 of the best in the business. As they take off we know this one will be a monster. At the 1st turn around point, it’s Byron Pope and Gregg Lovell in commend of the pace. Today it appears Lovell of C4 and Byron Pope of Benny’s have something to settle as they continue to lead the race going into the 3rd lap. We join the lead duo as they make their final turn at Landing Bridge and it’s been a wire to wire lead that has given each rider 5 station prizes apiece. Of course there’s always a chase group and this 6 man unit finds Brandon Cattouse pushing the pace along with Liam Stewart, Joel Borland, Ron McKenzie, Robert Cassasola and young Giovanni Lovell who finished 2nd last week.

It’s money time, Liam Stewart of M&M breaks out of the chase group to finish uncontested for 3rd place with his time of 1hr. 36 mins.10 secs. Brandon Cattouse takes 4th, Ron McKenzie 5th while young Giovanni Lovell, who finished 2nd last week, rolls in for 6th place.  Giovanni Lovell also emerged as the 1st junior rider today and Liam Stewart also took the Master Class.

In other cycling news, Kulture Tours presented a weekend warriors race for A, B and C riders this Sunday, August 26th that will travel from Leslie’s Imports to Crooked Tree junction and then swings back to finish at Gerald Garbutt’s Farm.

In basketball news, Tuff E Nuff brought out the stops in Game 5 of the Interoffice 5 game championship series to knock off Ministry of Education/Alamilla’s 59 to 45 Friday night at Big Bird’s Isle and we say congratulations to the 2012 Champions Tuff E Nuff.

Turning to the softball scene, the Belize Rural Female Finals saw Sandhill Unstoppable and Easy Does It of Flowers Bank faceoff for all the marbles at Lord’s Bank yesterday. Easy Does It gets on the scoreboard in the 1st inning when 2nd baseman, Cathleen Rhaburn lays down this buny; she beats the high throw which allows Amber Waite to score from 3rd base. Make it 2-nil when Sharra Robinson reaches 1st on an errant throw and Cathleen Rhaburn scores. Sandhill replies in the bottom of the 1st when Marion Dawson is thrown out at 1st base by the pitcher Margaret Hendy but it allows Shadine Westby to score. We’re at 2in the 2nd when Dian Baldwin hits the pitcher Westby for double; that brings home 2 runs. Baldwin would reach 2nd base at Kelsey Robinson would bring in the 3rd run of the inning.

This long fly from Aima Gillett is caught by the Sandhill centerfielder but Sharra Robinson beats the throw home as they strike for 5 runs in the 2nd. In the 3rd inning, Sandhill stages a comeback—catcher Gale Vacarro makes a bad throw that allows Francine Robinson to bring in a run. Charlee Canton comes up with this hit that brings another run. Sandhill would score 4 runs in this inning to make it a 1 run game. However, in the 6th inning, Flowers Bank’s Easy Does It explodes for another 5 runs as they go on to post the 14-7 win. Margaret Hendy wins, Shadine Westby looses and Easy Does It is champion of Belize Rural in 2012. Congratulations from the sports desk. Easy Does It will now represent Belize Rural in the 2012 National Women Softball Competition which kicks off this Friday, August 24th inside Roger’s Stadium here in Belize City. Edison Parks has been selected as Tournament Director so stay tuned.

On the volleyball scene, we say kudos to the Belize Senior Women’s Volleyball Team which won bronze at the World Championship Qualification Tournament staged at Panama City over the weekend.

In football news, the Premier League of Belize opens the 2012-2013 Season this weekend of August 25th and 26th featuring 2 zones of 6 teams apiece. So get ready for prime time football. In news from the Stann Creek Valley, Competition over the weekend, XY2 beat Valley Shatters 6-3 while Santa Martha got over Valley Stars in a 6-2 final score. Looking to the weekend finds Alta Vista facing Real Juventus and Valley Pride goes to work against Santa Martha.  In the meanwhile, play in the San Jose Succotz Cup over the weekend saw Eagles United beat Alfa FC 3-1, Arenal edged Royal strikers 3-2, 1RKA and Arenal settled for a 3-3 stalemate and Succotz II burned Succotz FC 4-3.

Finally folks, Hattieville United Porting Club announces that the King of the Park Summer Basketball Tournament resumes on Saturday, August 25th inside Hattieville. All teams must contact Mister Garbutt at telephone number 669-4330 to confirm their standings.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#445328 - 08/28/12 08:23 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley and Sports Monday with the play by play

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this delivery of Sports Monday.

The 6 best women’s softball teams in the Jewel congregated inside Roger’s Stadium over the weekend in a bid to emerge as champion in the 22nd National Softball Championships that lent itself to a double elimination format. By Sunday evening, only the 2 Belize City Teams remained standing to renew a bitter rivalry for the 2012 title. Telemedia led by the indefatigable Raymond Lashley took the field in the 1st inning with Mary Flowers on mound against Mirage Lady Rebels who came in determined take out their arch-rivals today. Flowers gets her team out of the 1st inning unscathed by getting Ashanti Anderson to hit the ball straight to short stop Elaine Humes for the forced out at 2nd base.

In the bottom of the inning, Lanisha Jones, of Lady Rebels, faces Norecia Frazer with 2 on and the 3rd baseman crushes this pitch for a 3-run homerun and the B.T.L. team celebrates her 2nd of the tournament. Jones is touched again in the 2nd by center fielder, Lydia Cacho, who doesn’t quite get the ball over the fence, but it’s good enough to bring Elaine Humes home from 2nd base. Cacho is then brought home by this double from Norecia Frazier who has her way with Lanisha Jones today. Meanwhile, Mary Flowers helps herself when she hits this pitch past the 2nd baseman and Frazier makes it a 6-zip lead. Lady Rebels finally find some offense in the top of the 3rd when Ashanti Anderson gets this ball through the infield as Sharette Vernon scores. Sharette Vernon should have been struck out here but Erlene Belisle can’t come up with the ball. Jones reaches first and Lisa Jones scores to make it a 6-3 deficit going into the top of the 3rd.

Lanisha Jones comes up with a nice pitch against Kyle McFadzean so we’ll have to charge catcher, Sharette Vernon with the error as another B.T.L. run scores. Lydia Cacho bats next with 2 on base and she rips through the middle for another run. At the end of 3, it’s a 9-3 lead for Telemedia. The 10th run for B.T.L. comes from the bat of right-fielder, Barbara Cadle. Anderson should have caught this ball and then compounds the error with a bad throw to 3rd that allows Cadle to score. In fact, it wasn’t a contest down the stretch as Mary Flowers hung tough and did not concede another run to record the 10-3 victory as Raymond Lashley’s team repeat as National Champ in 2012.

Meanwhile, Greta Davis of Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy had the best batting average of the tournament with a .556 showing. Erlene Belisle of Telemedia had the most stolen bases. Norecia Frazier of Telemedia had the most homeruns with 2, the most batted in with 6 and emerged with MVP honors. Mary Flowers won the most games with 4 and Deandra Guy of Roaring Creek had the most strike outs with 14.

In football news, the Premier Football League of Belize opened its season over the weekend so we travelled to the Capital City, Belmopan on Saturday night as the Belmopan Bandits hosted FC Belize. The host team should have taken the lead some 15 minutes in when Jeremy James finds himself in a 1 on 1 against goalkeeper, Glenford Chimilio, and can you believe he misses from pointblank range?

It’s another scoring chance for the Bandits when Gilbert Swazo catches up with this center from off the right wing; however, the ball sails over the crossbar. Maybe it’s because he’s facing this old team, but the new Belmopan striker, Jeremy James just isn’t on top his game today as again he misfires from pointblank range. So we go to 2nd half and we can all agree that Jeremy James is not up to scratch when he simply can’t do anything with this nice feed from off the left side.

Folks, when you don’t capitalize on your opportunity, it comes back to haunt you. We’re late in 2nd half action when Francisco Briceno picks out Leon Cadle off this set piece and the header gives FC Belize the 1-zip lead. Belmopan had more ball possession time took more shots and should have won this ballgame, but they squandered the opportunity to get off on the goof foot. FC Belize takes it in a 1-zip affair. The only other result we know from over the weekend comes from the MCC Grounds where the Freedom Fighters cane all the way from Punta Gorda to blank RG City Boys 1-zip.

Turning to the cycling scene, Kulture Tours presented a 59 mile open race yesterday that ran from Leslie’s Imports, traveled through the Boom Circuit, hit the Northern Highway to mile 40 and swung back to finish at Garbutt’s Farm featuring some 40 riders. On the Boom Road, Brandon Cattouse tries to mount a solo effort, but gets tracked down before he could solidify the move. At the turn around point at Mile 40, 2 riders are being chased by the main bunch. However, around mile 35, Jairo Campos makes his escape and he would never be caught. And here he is on the way to the finish line in uncontested fashion and we say congratulations to Campos as he blows a kiss in victory. In the sprint for 2nd place, Gregg Lovell prevails as Chris McNish takes 3rd and Philip Leslie 4th while Byron Pope rounds out the top 5.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#445817 - 09/04/12 08:10 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday’s Lionman Edition

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

We begin with the PLB matchup inside the MCC Grounds yesterday as FC Belize hosted the San Pedro Seadogs in a battle to move up the standings in Zone A. In the opening minute, Jessie Smith fires off this left foot splice that glances off the far corner of the goal defended by Glenford Chimilio. Smith gets another chance to launch the left foot when he finds space on the right side, but Chimilio comes up with a nice save. Talk about big time save people, Everette Lemus looks to open the scoreboard with this right foot punch from pointblank range only to be foiled by the heroics of the FC goalkeeper.

At the other end, FC Belize displays signs of potency when Francisco Briceno sends this ball into the danger zone—goalkeeper Alden Augustine mishandles the ball but comes up with a great second effort to rescue the situation. Leon Jones then fires this good looking shot that inches outside the sticks. So we go to 2nd half and Leon Jones immediately tries to break the scoreless tie with this left foot launch that is punched out by the Seadogs goalkeeper. Michael Hernandez keeps the FC offensive pressure going with this right foot shot but it’s right out. For certain folks, Leon Jones will want this scoring chance back because he really should have done better with this open look at goal. In the meantime, goalkeeper Chimilio takes a knee to the forehead from Luis Errioala who gets a yellow card for this effort. Chimilio is bandaged up and promptly returns to the scene of the crime. This one ends in a scoreless stalemate.

In other results from Week 2, Verdes FC clubbed Police United 2 to 1, Placencia Assassins edged Paradise Freedom Fighters 1-zip, Belmopan Bandits jolted Juventus in a 6-zip blast while the Belize Defense Force marched all over San Felipe Barcelona to a 3-nil tune. Looking to Week 3 on Saturday, San Ignacio faces Freedom Fighters at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium and FC Barcelona travels to the Belmopan Bandits. On Sunday, Police United will host R.G. City Boys at Belmopan, the B.D.F. will be inside the Norman Broaster against San Pedro Seadogs. Juventus returns to the friendly confines of the People’s Stadium to face FC Belize and Verdes travels to Placencia to take on the Assassins.

In softball news, we join the rest of the nation in congratulating the Ladyville Technical High School Female Softball Team for capturing the gold medal at recently concluded Central American Scholar Games (CODICADER) at Guatemala. Meanwhile, the best of 5 series for the Belize City Senior Female Softball Championship got off on Friday at Rogers Stadium with Mirage Lady Rebels trouncing Telemedia 17-10 in 7 innings in which Mary Flowers was tagged for all of 25 hits. Game II comes up this evening at 6:30.

In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors presented the Regent Street Criterium yesterday and the race boiled down to a 2-man sprint as Leam Stewart of M&M Engineering edges out Ray Hyde of Santino’s for top honors. Now here’s the sprint for 3rd and it is Wilbert Jones beating out Santi Castillo and Ernest Meighan in that order. The C Class 12 laps sees Ronald Meighan of Medina’s win the 4 man sprint forcing 2 trucker riders, Jerome Moir into 2nd and Steve Gill into 3rd while Nelson Zyden finished fourth. In the B Class 15 laps, Santino Castillo easily outsprints George Abraham of BCB/FT Williams for the Win and Leam Stewart of M&M takes 3rd. Meanwhile the A Class 20 laps was dominated by team Santino—Ray Hyde and Ernest Thurton finishing 1st and 2nd without a sprint. Leam Stewart of M&M takes 3rd and Ernest meighan rolls in for 4th. Looking ahead, the Belize City Council and Leslie’s Imports Criterium comes up this Sunday, September 9th on the Albert/Regent Streets Circuit and will cater to cyclist from ages 7 to the open category including female. Deadline for registration is Thursday 6th September.

In table tennis news, Carlos Cui, Davis Huang and Hector Lopez finished 1, 2 and 3 respectively in the Elite Category of the 2nd Annual Barrel Veterans Championship. In the non-elite class, it was Wilfredo Chang taking top honors. Ricky usher was 2nd and Austin Waight 3rd.

Finally folks, the 13th Lionman Triathlon was staged yesterday and as always, we are excited by 1500 meters swim which is then followed by the 40 K cycle ride and 10 K run. 1st out of the water is 17 year old Eric Davis of San Pedro; but we can’t tell you which category he participates in as we just couldn’t get the stats from the association. Nevertheless, here’s what we do know. Roger Troyer wins the Open Male Class and here he is as he crosses the finish line. Troyer beat former Champ Kenroy Gladden who comes in 2nd. While Jim Scott finishes 3rd overall and easily wins the Masters Class. Former Cross Country Champion, Shane Vasquez pulled up 4th in this category. Of course on the female side, Shalini Zabaneh continues to be super woman and we say congratulations.

 

Jah Over All, I’m James Adderley.

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#446400 - 09/12/12 08:12 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with the equalizer on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 3 of the PLB Football Season saw the Belmopan Bandits head to San Felipe the scheduled date with San Felipe Barcelona and we join the action as Jeremy James tries to open the scoreboard for the Bandits with this launch that’s right at the goalkeeper, Bryan Hernandez. On this press by the Bandits, David Trapp’s shot at goal is rejected by good defense and then Lincoln Bejerano’s offering misses the target. The breakthrough for the visitors comes when David Trapp threads the needle to Jeremy James who easily beats Hernandez with the right foot push to give the Bandits the 1-zip lead just before the half expires. In the opening moments of the 2nd half, Clifton hall of Barcelona gets off this nice looking splice, but Woodrow West rises to the occasion.

At the other end, David Trapp picks out Jeremy James off this set piece but the header inches past the far upright. On the very next press, David Trapp runs through the Barcelona defense only to allow Bryan Hernandez to come up with a big time save. It’s David Trapp again and this time he sets up Jeremy James who becomes a victim of bad timing. Meanwhile Jacinto Bermudez gets a chance to double the Bandits lead but gets taken down from behind inside the box for which the referee rightly rules penalty. Belmopan Bandits send for Woodrow West who doesn’t get the job done on the penalty kick. So San Felipe Barcelona now goes for the tie as Havey Cruz pushes this ball at goal. Albert Thurton intervenes with a header that crashes on the near post—it’s picked up by Jeremy James who finally gets the ball off the pitch. Folks, here’s a nice save from the Barcelona keeper—Denmark Casey deals across the goal and finds Gilbert Swazo who fires a screamer, but Byran Hernandez somehow gets a hand on it. Belmopan Bandits goes on to post the 1-zip WIN in regulations to move up to 3rd place in Zone A.

In other results from around the league, the Belize Defence Force consolidated its grip at the top of Zone A standings with a 4-zip bombing of the San Pedro Seadogs. FC Belize moved up to 2nd place by blanking a struggling Juventus ballclub in 2-zip final score. Over in Zone B, Placencia Assassins burned Verdes FC in a 3-2 finish to lead this group into the standings. Police United won its 1st game in 3 tries with a 3-2 WIN over RG City Boys while Paradise Freedom Fighters and San Ignacio FC battled to a 1-1 tie. Looking to the weekend: on Saturday, the Bandits will host san Pedro and Placencia travels to San Ignacio United. On Sunday, San Felipe plays host to Juventus, Police United gets a visit from Paradise Freedom Fighters; RG City Boys will be at the MCC Grounds against Verdes and out West, the Belize Defence Force will host FC Belize.

Now let’s head to Roger’s Stadium where on Friday, Mirage Lady rebels had the chance to sweep Raymond Lashley and Telemedia for the Belize City Senior Female Title in Game III of the series. Lady Rebels gets of with a bang scoring 3 runs off Mary Flowers in the 1st which forces Raymond Lasley to come out and read the riot act to his team. They respond with good defensive play to get the forced out at 3rd and get out of the inning. In their turn at bat, Norecia Frazier comes up with 1 on and she smashes a single to get on base. Mary Flowers then comes up and touches her counterpart Tanesha Jones with a ball that should have been caught and 1 run comes in. Norecia Frazier then scores off this bad pitch from Tanesha. Barbara Cadle gets on base with this long fly that is not caught and moves Flowers to 3rd. Ruth Lamb brings Mary Flowers in with this swing as Cadle is stopped at 3rd place.

Martha Rhys comes up to bat and hits Tanesha and Barbara Cadle brings in the 4th run of the inning. In the 2nd, Lydia Cacho’s bunt produces an errant throw to 1st that gets Erline Baptist to 3rd, who would later score on a pass ball. Norecia Frazier hits to the shortstop and is thrown out at 1st. Lydia Cacho is caught up on the way home, but reaches anyway by evading the throw. With Barbara Cadle on 3rd base, the Rebels come up with another pass ball and she scores. At the end of the 2nd, it’s a 7-3 Telemedia lead and would never look back as they go on to post the 14-5 blowout and force a Game IV which comes up tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Raymond Lashley’s Team must win again to force a decisive Game V. looking ahead the 5th Annual Charles Solis Memorial Tournament comes up this Sunday, September 16th at Roger’s Stadium.

Meanwhile Folks, Belize’s participation in the CODICADER Games at Guatemala provide to be an unqualified success in 2012. Today, we caught up with the gold medal winner—Sadie Vernon High School of Belize City.

Finally folks, here’s the results from the Belize City Council September Criterium Classic and it’s Patricia Chavarria taking the female class in uncontested fashion. And then Kaya Cattouse prevails over Shalini Zabaneh for 2nd. Ernest Meighan beats Wilbert Jones, Liam Stewart and Dwight Lopez in that order. Giovanni Lovell takes the junior category in impressive fashion, while Joel Borland takes 2nd and Oscar Quiros has to settle for 3rd. Meanwhile, the open category boils down to a head on battle between Gregory Lovell and Byron Pope and for a 2nd time in a row Greg Lovell wins this battle. Brandon Cattouse takes 3rd place, Allen Castillo finishes 4th and Leroy Cassasola rounds out the top 5. In the meantime, we say congratulations to Christopher Anderson who won the 7 to 9 years class. Ernest Faber won 10 to 11 years class, while Andrew Cain won both the 12 to fourteen class and the open youth race.

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#446874 - 09/18/12 08:17 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley with great sport highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

We take you out immediately to the Norman Broaster Stadium inside San Ignacio where yesterday the PLB Fixture staged the battle for supremacy in Zone A as frontrunner the Belize Defense Force hosted its biggest rival FC Belize in a bid to remain on top. The 1st real threat at goal comes when Cristobal Gilharry of FC Belize moves Byron Usher out of the way to fire this potent right foot shot that Frank Lopez is able to keep out of the goal. FC continues to press for the goal off this set piece that Francisco Briceno deals to Cristobal Gilharry whose shot gets a slight deflection but it’s not enough to get past goalkeeper Lopez. The B.D.F. responds as Marlon Mesa centers into the danger zone looking for Lisbey Castillo only to see goalkeeper, Glenford Chimilio make a timely intervention.

In the meantime, Byron Usher’s pass to Castillo produces a shot that is deflected by Jorge Estrada but it inches outside the sticks. So we go to 2nd half and it’s the B.D.F. on the move when Byron Usher unleashes this header that bounces off the near upright. We’re some 5 minutes in when Justo Lewis Junior hooks up with Marlon Mesa whose left foot shot rebounds off goalkeeper Chimilio and is headed in only to be ruled offside. Folks, it’s at the minute that John King unleashes this left foot shot that beats a poorly positioned Frank Lopez to give FC Belize the 1-zip lead. 5 minutes later, this header from off the leftside by Byron Usher finds Lisbey Castillo and the striker ties the ballgame at 1 apiece. John King then looks for the FC lead with this left foot shot that Frank Lopez should have handles instead he fumbles the ball to Michael Hernandez who makes him pay as FC Belize takes the 2 – 1 lead. Folks the B.D.F. now throws bodies forward in search of the equalizer and how they fail to score here is simply mind boggling. At the other end, Michael Hernandez gets this opportunity to double the goal tally but this time Lopez gets the better of him. Nevertheless, FC Belize goes on to post the 2 – 1 big Win and now leader of the pack in Zone A with 10 points.

In other football news, the Smart Mundialito is set to kick off on September 29th. It’s limited to players 6 to 13 years of age and registration must be done by September 22nd.

Turning to the softball scene, Mirage Lady Rebels entered Game IV of the Belize City Softball Championships Friday evening at Roger’s Stadium with a 2nd opportunity to dethrone the defending champion Belize Telemedia. We go in this matchup in the bottom of the 1st inning with the Lady rebels up 3 to 0 on 4 hits. Today Lanesha Jones is on top of her game as she strikes out Elaine Humes. Lanesha continued her mastery in the 4th and got good defensive play from her team to turn this double play off the bunt from Lydia Cacho. Nevertheless, Mary Flowers helps her cause by hitting Lanesha to bring home Norecia Frazier for the 1st Telemedia run of the day. In the top of the 5th, Mary Flowers has the base loaded but manages to get out of the inning on a forced out at the plate. Lanesha Jones a runner at 3rd due to a pass ball and then Lydia Cacho is hit by the defensive throw from the catcher but would remain in the game. Off this bunt, Cacho would reach 2nd base after again being hit by the throw to first. Power slugger, Norecia Frazier comes to bat and promptly gets Cacho to 3rd base. It’s this long fly from Barbara Cadle that brings home Cacho to tie the ballgame at 3 apiece. In the 6th, Mary Flowers benefits off this nice double play that keeps Telemedia in the hunt. However, with 2 on in the 6th, Flowers gets tagged by Ashanti Anderson. Elaine Humes fumbles the ball as one run scores and then there’s an errant throw home that allows another run to come home. Lanesha Jones and Mirage Lady Rebels go on to post the 5-3 big W to win the series in a 4 – 1 showing and are now the new Belize City Female Softball Champions. We say congratulations.

Turning to the cycling scene, we say congratulations to Oscar Quiroz, the Junior Cross Country Champion who won silver in the Individual Time trial at the Junior Caribbean Championships in the Junior Category while Zahir Figueroa also struck for silver in the Youth Category. In the meantime, we have been reliably informed that the election of officers for the Belize Cycling Association is tentatively set for December 13th, 2012. Finally folks, Junior rider, Giovanni Lovell, set the cycling community ablaze by winning the 15 lap open category in the C-Ray Cycling Criterium yesterday; forcing Quinton Hamilton into 2nd, while Brandon Cattouse came from behind to win the sprint for 3rd. Raymond Hyde won the Weekend Warriors A-Category; Derek Wlcot prevailed at the B-level, while Kent Gladden emerged # 1 in the WW-Class ride. At under 12-level, 9 year old Derek Chavarria took top honor. And under 15, Ricky Williams took the Win.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#447381 - 09/25/12 08:15 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Independence Sports Monday highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 5 of the PLB Season took us to Orange Walk yesterday where a struggling Juventus Ball Club played host to an unpredictable San Pedro Seadogs at the Louisiana Football Field as both teams looked to improve their lot. Suiting up for the Sugar City team today is Norman Tilliman Nunez Pipersburgh, a player who was certainly a big part of the club in its hay day about a decade ago. Today O.W. expects him to help stop the downward slide that has the story so far this year.

Some 20 minutes into the action, Norman Pipersburgh comes through with this nice pass that somehow gets past the San Pedro left back Michael Rowland; Michael Whittaker collects and then beats the keeper Alden Augustine to give Juventus the 1-zip lead. The Seadogs look for the equalizer when Everette Genus mounts this individual effort to fire off this right foot shot that is handled by the O.W. Keeper, Rugerie Trejo. At the other end, Othoniel Sandoval tries to double the Juventus lead with this offering but Alden Augustine handles the situation. After intermission, Michael Whittaker gets this nice feed off the right wing but fails to score his 2nd goal of the match because of this fine defensive effort from Augustine. The veteran, Tilliman, then launches this left foot end inches outside the sticks.

Nevertheless, San Pedro continues to press for an equalizer so Edilberto Caliz tries to sneak in this shot but it inches outside the goal. Meanwhile folks, this is the Seadogs best chance to tie when Francisco Noralez fires this left foot goal. Trejo taps it out to Francisco Reyes who should have done better with this opportunity. In the waning moments of this ballgame, Francisco Noralez tries to force the tie with this effort but is denied by goalkeeper Trejo. Juventus goes on to post the 1-zip win.

In other action around the league, Police United benefits from Gilbert Carillo own goal to beat San Ignacio United 1-zip. Verdes FC got the 3-2 win over Paradise Freedom Fighters. The B.D.F. and Belmopan Bandits battled to a 1-1 stalemate. RG City Boys got their 1st season win by doubling Placencia Assassins a 2-1 finish while FC Belize and FC Barcelona battled to a scoreless stalemate. Looking ahead finds 2 matches Saturday night. Belmopan Bandits will host Paradise Freedom Fighters and the San Pedro Seadogs see action against Police inside the MCC Grounds. On Sunday, Placencia Assassins travel to San Felipe Barcelona. The B.D.F. battles Verdes at the Norman Broaster, FC Belize and RG City Boys meet at the MCC and Juventus will host San Ignacio United.

In Volleyball News, Honeybees took on Simon Quan Stars in female play at the Belize Auditorium yesterday and are down 18 to 22. Moesha Shaw tries the no-look hit and it works for her. The Stars came right back thanks to this effort by Nayala Tun. And then this serve by Nandi Woods completes the 25-20 win for Stars. In the 2nd set, Honeybees came out fast thanks to Maurissa Williams who gets things going. However, Nandi Woods powers her team back into the game with this move. Still, Honeybees would not relinquish the lead displaying good teamwork as they even the sets at 1 apiece with a 25 to 18 result. In the decisive set, this error caps a 6-zip run for Simon Quan Stars. Honeybees, nevertheless, strikes back—this touch from Moesha Shaw helps. More Moesha people as Miss Shaw hammers home another point. Did we say Mo? Well Mo’ it is again and we’ve tied at 8 apiece. Okay we’re tied at 11 apiece when Moesha delivers the ace to give her team the lead. However, it’s Maurissa Williams who delivers the final blow with this smash as Honeybees prevail in three 20-25, 25-18, 15-13. In the firms match-up, Telemedia swept First Caribbean in 2 straight: 25-22, 26-24.

Jah overall I’m James Adderely.

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#447816 - 10/02/12 08:07 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday, James Adderley; amazing highlights

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sport’s Monday.

Week 6 of the PLB season saw Paradise Freedom Fighters being hosted inside the Isidoro Beaton Stadium by the Belmopan bandits as both teams sought to take advantage of the out of zone schedule to move up to the standings in their respective zone.The 1st real highlight comes almost half an hour into the ballgame when Edward Pandy Jr. tries to pick out Denmark Casey but goalkeeper Alton Garbutt comes up with the necessary intervention. Less than a minute later Victor Franco of Freedom Fighters outruns the bandits’ defense and is unceremoniously cut down from behind by Ian Gaynair who just completed a 2 game suspension. Rightfully the referee rules penalty and Gaynair is chased off the field of play by the red card. Delroy Flores steps up for the visitors from the South but this PK attempt was never going to be a goalkeeper of Woodrow West’s caliber. Victor Franco then launches this left foot floater into the danger zone and against West passes the test.

At the 35th minute this defensive lapse gives possession to David Trapp who punches it with the right foot and Belmopan Bandits go up 1-zip. 5 minutes after intermission the host team doubles its lead when David Madrid slices through traffic to beat Alton Garbutt after picking up his own rebound. It’s all Belmopan when David Trapp fires this bouncer but this time goalkeeper Garbutt handles the situation. It’s David Trapp a minute later turning provider for Gilbert Suazo who crushes this header for the 3-zip lead at the 56 minute. The Bandits go on to post the 3-zip big W.

In other results from around the league Police United sunk San Pedro Sea Dogs 3-1, San Felipe Barcelona and Placencia settled for a 2 all stalemate, Juventus picked up its 2nd win in 2 weeks edging San Ignacio United 2 to 1, Verdes held the Belize Defense Force to a scoreless draw and FC Belize rolled over RG City Boys 3 to 1. Looking to week 7 Paradise Freedom Fighters will host san Pedro, Belmopan visits Verdes, Police will get a visit from FC Belize, FC Barcelona travels to San Ignacio, Placencia gets a visit from the BDF and RG City Boys will host Juventus at the MCC.

In other football news weekend results from the Smart Mundialito shows that Brown Bombers blanked Ladyville Jaguars 2-zip, Hattieville and Unity rangers battled to a scoreless draw. Ladyville Japan edged City Boys to 1-nil, Jane Usher and 3rd world fought to a nil-nil score and so did Young Stars and St. John’s Vianney.

Turning to the softball scene, the 5th Annual Charles Solis Memorial Tournament stages yesterday at Rogers Stadium saw Easy Does It of Flowers Bank into the finals against Telemedia of Belize City. In the opening inning Margaret Hendy displayed dominance over the Telemedia bats getting out unscathed as Sharra Robinson throws out Christina Jacobs at 1st base. Her counterpart Mary Flowers also gets out the 1st inning without conceding a run as she fields Kelsey Robinson’s swing to throw her out at 1st. However in the 3rd Hendy runs into trouble when facing Lydia Cacho as she comes up with an errant pitch that brings Martha Rhys home. Cacho then punches this pitch past the infield to bring home Earlene Belisle. Big hitter Nerecia Frazier comes up and powers this swing at Sharra Robinson who should have picked it up and then compounds the situation with a bad throw to 2nd that allows Lydia Cacho to score from 1st. In the 4th inning Martha Rhys hits this pitch to Sharra Robinson who makes wild throw to 1st base putting more pressure on the pitcher. Earlene Baptist steps up and smashes this ball to the outfield Christine Jacobs and Martha Rhys brings in 2 more runs. Telemedia would score another to make it a 3 run inning as they go on to win an 11-2 blow out to claim the Charles Solis title. We say congratulation to Mary Flowers and Telemedia.

In table tennis news, Team Play in the 2012 Brother’s Habet Team League yesterday saw Team Cruz beat Racquetters 5-4, Hurricane got past Welders 5-2, Welders rebounded to beat Racquetters 5-3 and Team Garage stopped Hurricane 5-3, all in 1st Division play. In 2nd division play, Tallawah beats Phoenix 5-1, Racquetters defeated Turds 5-zip, Mismark beat SJC Young Warriors by the same score, Garage halted to BDF 5-2, Ping Pong pummeled SJC Snipers 5 to 1, SJC Lightspeed get over SJC Strikes 5-zip, Tallawah beat Racquetters by that same score and Phoenix edged SJC Warriors 5-4.

Checking in on the Inter-Office Basketball League over the weekend, Central Bank jolted BEL 44-27, Belize Water Service handled Smart 47 to 41, Belize Bank burned Bowen & Bowen 66-65 and Truckers roller over Cellular World 95-80.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#448371 - 10/09/12 08:54 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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The muscle popping, amino acid enhanced Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

Week 7 of the PLB Season brought another week of out of zone play so we headed to Capital City, Belmopan where Police United played host to the A zone front runner FC Belize on Saturday night’s ticket. On hand to view the proceedings was newly appointed National Team Coach, Leroy Sherrier Lewis of Costa Rica, who is in the process of selecting the talent most suitable for his scheme of things. FC Belize gets the 1st chance to open the scoreboard when Leon Cadle threads the needle to Avian Crawford and the deflection might have allowed Charlie Slusher to handle this ball. At the other end Leon Cadle let’s loose this left foot, but Charlie Slusher is well positioned in goal.

We’re at the 14th minute of play when Danny Jimenez mounts this individual effort off the right side to fire this left foot that finds the far corner to give Police the 1-zip lead. A minute later, this set piece fired by Amin August, headed on by Devon Makin gives the Police the opportunity to double the score only to come away empty-handed after a marvelous save from Glenford Chimilio. At the 43rd minute, Danny Jimenez switches to the left side and then picks out Evan Mariano whose header bounces over the outstretched hands of Glenford Chimilio for the 2-nil score. And the Police fans certainly love it.

So we go to the 2nd half and immediately, Danny Jimenez fires this low cruise missile that is right at the goalkeeper. Folks, this one is all Police United and Amin August does everything right on this play except find the streaking Evan Mariano on the left side. At the 77th minute, this defensive error by FC Belize gives Danny Jimenez another look at goal and he notches his 2nd of the match as Police United goes on to post the 3-zip big W.

In other results from around the league, Paradise Freedom Fighters beat San Pedro Seadogs 3-1; Belmopan Bandits blanked Verdes 2-nil; FC Barcelona dumped San Ignacio 2-1; Placencia Assassins burned the B.D.F. 1-zip and RG City Boys jolted Juventus 2-0. Thus after 7 weeks, the Bandits lead Zone A with 16 points, FC Belize is next with 14, the B.D.F. has 11. Juventus 9, FC Barcelona 5, and San Pedro in the cellar with 4. Over in Zone B, Placencia leads with 16, Police now has 15, Verdes 13, Paradise Freedom Fighters 7, RG City Boys also has 7 and San Ignacio is at the bottom of the standings with 2 points.

Looking to week 8, Saturday night, San Ignacio will host Belmopan and the B.D.F. will be inside the Michael Ashcroft Stadium against Paradise Freedom Fighters. On Sunday, Verdes plays host to FC Belize; San Felipe Barcelona heads to Belmopan for a date with Police; Placencia Assassins will be at home against Juventus and RG Boys gets a visit from San Pedro Seadogs inside the MCC Grounds.

Inter-District play in Week 3 saw Mavericks beat Scorpions 2-1; Napole edged Estrellas 1-nill; Southside bombed Benguche Bad Boys 6-1 and Sunergy got past Benguche 2 to 1. That’s in the south. In the north, it was Progresso over Guinea Grass 2 to 1, San Antonio beat Calcutta 3-2, Brown Bombers downed Madrid by that same score and Hattieville doubled Capital United 2 to 1.

In news from the Smart Mundialito, Ladyville Japan and Jane Usher ended in a scoreless draw, so did Ladyville Jaguars and United Rangers; City Boys Jr. and Yound Stars and St. John Vianney and 3rd World. League lead, Brown Bombers beat Hattieville 2-zip.

In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors presented a 40 mile race yesterday that travelled from Cotton Tree to Leslie’s Imports. Around mile 7, we find Fred Usher and Rigoberto Rivas on the pace being chased by the main pelathon which remains more or less in a compact formation. Another check at the front of the race around mile 5 reveals a new wrinkle—Rivas is gone while Fred Usher is joined by Amir Gonzalez. So we go to the finish and its fresh Fred Usher of Scotia Bank easily claiming the W today. Amir Gonzalez of Truckers hangs on to 2nd while David Pollard of BCB/FT Williams rolls in for 3rd, Jack Sutherland is 4th and Derek Smith rounds out the top 5 overall. Meanwhile, this Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, the warriors will present TIDE FISH FEST -2 days of racing inside Punta Gorda.

Finally in bodybuilding news, the Belize Body Building Federation presented its annual show at the Bliss Institute Friday night and it brought out a huge crowd. The body figure event featured 3 females vying for the 2012 title in this exciting event. Gina Lovell took the contest in impressive fashion and we say congratulations. Gizelle Diaz took second place and Arlene Welch settled for 3rd. Lornette Young took the female bodybuilder title. Josephine Gault finished 2nd. Now meet the guest performer, Clayton Grinage of Greneda and he does look world class. In the Masters class, male Edward Williams took 3rd. dean Banner flexed himself into 2nd place and the winner is Guy Neal and we say congratulations.

Jose Alvarez took 3rd place in novice class. Eduar Burns picked up 2nd place and congratulations are in order to Leroy Card who took top honors. In the Welder-weight class, it was a battle of Deons: Deon Ortiz settled for 2nd. He had to take a back seat to the massive figure of Deon Danderson. At light heavyweight title, 5 contenders stepped up to prime time. When the decision came down, Deon Banner picked up his 2nd trophy of the night by grabbing 3rd place. Ernest Broaster stepped up to 2nd place and without a doubt, Rico Vellos has the best package of wall to wall muscle to take the title and we say congratulations.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#448878 - 10/17/12 08:09 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Tuesday: Football and Basketball across the Jewel

Week 8 of the PLB Football Competition saw Police united play host to FC San Felipe Barcelona inside the Isidorio Beaton Stadium Saturday night as teams intensify their bid to make the post season – now just 6 outings away. Showing much more urgency, the Police looks to open the scoreboard in the 2nd minute of action on this set piece triggered by Orlando Jimenez which forces the Barcelona keeper to push it over the crossbar. On this corner kick, goalkeeper Bryan Hernandez does look a bit shaky when he comes off his line for this punch attempt but he does get away with it. Meanwhile folks, this defensive interplay between Jermaine Jones and Kishane Pech in the Police defense can only be described as a perfect case of living dangerously.

Some 15 minutes in San Felipe’s Orvin Wade launches this spot kick into the box. The Police defense can’t prevent it from reaching Oscar Acevedo who slices the ball past a diving Charlie Slusher and the visitors are up 1-zip. The Police response is fast and furious as they look for the equalizer and Shannon Flowers should have done better with this look at goal off the set piece. However, 3 minutes later, Orlando Jimenez picks out Amin August off this corner kick and his header ties the ballgame at 1 apiece. At the 30th minute, Amin August fires this grass head burner at goal; Hernandez misplays the ball which allows Evan Mariano to score into an empty goal as the Police takes the 2-1 lead. Danny Jimenez then bends this ball beautifully around the 2 man wall, Amin August helps it along but Evan Mariano negates the goal with the handball violation. I minutes into the 2nd half play, Danny Jimenez mounts this impressive individual effort to beat the goalkeeper rather easily to make it a 3-1 lead for the Police. Police United would go on to post the 3-1 big W.

In other results from around the league, Verdes burned FC Belize 1-zip; the B.D.F. edged Paradise Freedom Fighters 3-2; the bandits continue to roll with a 2-1 Win over San Ignacio; Placencia Assassins blanked Juventus 2-nil and RG City Boys dropped San Pedro Seadogs in a 3-zip shelling. Thus in Zone A, Belmopan has zoomed to the top with 19 points; the B.D.F. and FC Belize both show 14 points apiece; Juventus has 9; FC Barcelona 5 and San Pedro is at the bottom with 4 points. And in Zone B, Placencia leads with 19 points; the Police is next with 18 points; Verdes FC has 16; RG City Boys 10; Paradise Freedom Fighters 7 , while San Ignacio remains in the cellar with a mere 2 points.

Looking ahead, Week 9 finds Belmopan hosting City Boys Saturday night. On Sunday, San Ignacio travels to San Pedro, Paradise Freedom Fighters head to San Felipe Barcelona, the B.D.F. will host Police United, FC Belize will take on Placencia Assassins at the MCC Grounds and Verdes sees action against Juventus at the Louisiana Football Field. In other football news, play in the Smart Mundialito on Saturday saw Kenyon Lewis shake the net as Hattieville stopped Young Stars 1-zip. While in the final game on the schedule, Kenroy Linarez scored the only goal of the match to give St. John’s Vianney a 1-zip Win over Jane Usher.

In cycling news, George Abraham had to turn on the afterburners to edge Shalini Zabaneh to grab the 15 laps criterium presented by the Weekend Warriors in Punta Gorda on Saturday. Both were timed at 1 hour 25 minutes 24 seconds. 3 minutes later, Roque Matus come in to take 3rd place. In Sunday’s Road Race from TIDE to Big Falls and back, Shalini Zabaneh took top honors in 1 hour 51 minutes 10 seconds in uncontested fashion. Eustace Ireland then beat Wolrick Thurton in a sprint for 2nd place.

Turning to the basketball scene, we caught the showdown between Airport and B.T.L. of the Belize District Basketball Association Firm Tournament Friday night at Big Birds Isle. We’re in the 2nd quarter when Vince Lamb of Airport finds Floyd Talbert down low and the big man goes glass, gets the bucket and is douled to get 3 the old fashioned way. at the other end, Otis Clother deals to Edward Thompson who penetrates for 2 of his team high 20 points. On this B.T.L. possession, it’s Lupito Acosta finding. Thompson on the breakaway and the 2 is automatic. Acosta on this press is stripped from behind by Vince Lamb, Frankie Rivas comes up with possession and finds Kelvin Gillette who scores the uncontested layup and would finish with 13 points. Nevertheless, B.T.L. keeps coming and at the end of this penetration, Lupito Acosta gets the friendly role for 2 of his 17 game points. And at halftime, what was a 9 point Airport lead is down to 2. In the 3rd quarter, Airport regains its swagger—Paul Swasey deals to Vince Lamb and the Postman strikes for 3 of his 22 points. Marion McKoy’s turnaround is short, but kept alive by Paul Swasey who then controls the rebound and puts it back up for 2 of his game high 23 points. And at the end of 3, the 9 points lead has been reestablished. In the 4th, Akeem Bermudez goes to the Postman who penetrates for 2 more Airport points. Paul Swasey strikes for 3 more right as he dials from long distance. The postman then hooks up again with Swasey who sinks the jumper as the Airport goes on to record the 72-60 big Win.

In other results from over the weekend, Central Bank broke the Belize Bank 62 to 26 and Port of Belize shook up Smart 69 to 31. The top 2 teams in the standings are Airport and BWSL who both show undefeated 5 and 0 records at this juncture.

Finally folks, in baseball news from CODICADER, Belize finished with a 2 and 3 record after beating Guatemala 6-2 last night. Pitcher, Eduardo Carmona of the San Pedro High School Team, struck out 18 to win the individual medal for the most strikeouts and we say congratulations to Team Belize for its showing in its 1st International baseball appearance. Overall, Belize won 10 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze in CODICADER and that’s a pretty good haul.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#449497 - 10/23/12 08:22 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Weekend highlights with James Adderley on Sports Monday!

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 9 of the PLB Football Season fell victim to a complete washout as torrential rain pounded the nation all weekend. A look at the MCC Grounds yesterday inside Belize City shows the soggy condition that led to the cancellation of the much anticipated showdown between frontrunner Placencia Assassins and FC Belize. As a matter of fact, all s6 matches on the schedule were scrapped and the schedule pushed a week back—therefore, this weekend, Week 9 should be presented; weather permitting of course.

Thus on Saturday, Belmopan Bandits will host R.G. City Boys, San Pedro will take on San Ignacio at the MCC Grounds, San Felipe will be at home against Paradise Freedom Fighters and the B.D.F. clashes with the Police at the Norman Broaster. On Sunday, FC Belize plays host to Placencia while Juventus will be at the People’s Stadium against Verdes.

In other football news, the Smart Mundialito matched Jane Usher with Young Stars Saturday at the MCC Grounds. And when the Young Stars goalkeeper, Samuel Echeverria clears this ball off his line, Kyle Samuels launches off right away this left foot shot that gives Jane Usher a 1 – zip lead. On this press by Jane Usher, Izah Tewes sends this ball across the goal mouth; poor defending Amil Crawford the chance to slice it into the net as they take a 2-nil lead. Young Stars would pull one back when Uriel Correa pounces on this looseball in front of the Jane Usher goal and the left foot punch cut the deficit in half. Troy Gentle gets a chance to return the 2 goal lead to Jane Usher on this press, but his attempt raises over the crossbar as Jane Usher goes on to post the 2-1 big Win.

In the final game on the schedule, City Boys Jr. and St. John’s Vianney battled to a scoreless stalemate. Results from the other matches shows that Brown Bombers blanked United Ranger 2-nil; Hattieville jumped all over Ladyville Jaguars in a 3-zip final; while 3rd World edged Ladyville Japan 1-zip.

In basketball, the Belize Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce held a one day open tournament featuring 5 teams at the Belize Elementary Auditorium and David Ming told us more. Team Belize took the day beating Team Chinese 47 to 30 in the finals. In other basketball news; here are the results from the weekend of play in the Belize District Basketball Association Firms Tournament. Truckers ran over Belize Heats 74-53. Port of Belize overwhelmed Bowen and Bowen 72-42; Atlantic Bank stopped Smart 64-42; Belize Bank bombed B.T.L. 57-46. In U-23 play, Belize Bank handles Tiger Sharks in a 55 to 46 result.

Turning to the cycling scene, the results from Team Belize in the Caribbean Cycling Championships at Antigua and Bermuda are somewhat deflating except for the performance of Shalini Zabaneh who went in as a defending road champion, but had to settle for 4th place this year and Kaya Cattouse finished 6th. However, Shalini struck for gold in the 12 mile individual time trial for elite females and we say congratulations. On the male side, Roger Troyer was the only Belizean to complete the 82 mile road race. However, we must mention that except for Shalini Zabaneh, Team Belize arrived 1 day late at the event and had to borrow equipment to compete because their luggage had not arrived. As an excuse, this is unacceptable to the nation.

In the meantime, the election for executives to the Belize Cycling Association remains shrouded in that the date and format for this necessary and compulsory exercise remains unknown. As soon as we get something official we’ll past it on; so stay tuned. Meanwhile, we take you out to the Crooked Tree Junction where some 40 elder statesmen of the sport are geared for glory in a 40 mile race that will conclude at Leslie’s Imports and the action beings. At Sandhill, it’s Barney Brown on pace being chased by Ernest Thurton but we’re only 20 minutes in and everybody who’s anybody in this race is still there. As the race heads towards the Hattieville roundabout, the riders continue to enjoy good weather conditions and it’s a large contingent in this lead group. However, around mile 8 they’re caught by the rains and things get a little bit more dicey and around this point, we lost our picture due to the prevailing conditions. We did get a glimpse of the finish nevertheless and it’s Barney Brown of Scotia Bank grabbing the win in 1 hour 54 mins 10 seconds. Frank Burns of Cayo Rentals is 2nd and Warren Coyi f Horizon is 3rd while Santino Castillo and Ernest Thurton finished 4th and 5th, respectively.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#450067 - 10/30/12 08:06 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Awesome weekend sports highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 9 of the PLB Season brought a monster ticket to the MCC Grounds yesterday as FC Belize looked to rebound after 2 straight losses by playing host to Zone B leader, Placencia Assassins—a team that is a legitimate contender for this inaugural football competition. Under intense pressure from Belize City fans, FC Belize blasts off with a quick start; however, when Avian Crawford deals this pass to John King, the striker makes a mess of it and he knows it. At the other end, Dellon Torres works his way past Matthew Leal to send this beauty into the box. Fortunately for FC, Glenford Chimilio steps off his line to intervene. We’re at the 32nd minute when Thomas Castro displays sound football to set table perfectly for John King and this time he makes amends as FC Belize takes a 1-zip lead.

Placencia looks to respond immediately off this set piece triggered by the captain, Dalton Eiley which finds Rollin Burgess whose header raises over the horizontal bar. So we go to 2nd half and again Placencia goes to the set piece—this time it’s Ashley Torres who launches this grass head burner that forces Glenford Chimilio into a heroic save. The visitors continue to seek the equalizer off the set piece and this floater from Elias Donaire provides a nice opportunity to toe the ballgame until Glenford Chimilio comes out of his goal and punches it out of danger. Thomas Castro then gets this look at goal only to be failed by the left foot launch. On this press, when Avian Crawford picks out Castro in front of the goal; we can only say Thomas Castro has become a bit gun shy.

Meanwhile folks, Matthew Leal already with a yellow card kicks Ashley Torres on the knee—he gets a 2nd yellow card for which he is promptly marched off the field. Before play could resume, Gilbert Rivas and Cristobal Gilharry get into a shoving match and after consulting with his assistant, the referee runs both of them out of town. Nevertheless, FC Belize goes on to pick up the 1-zip win.

In other results from around the league, the Bandits were held to a scoreless draw by RG City Boys at Belmopan. San Pedro used the home field advantage to scorch San Ignacio 1-zip; Paradise Freedom Fighters shelled Barcelona 4-3 at San Felipe; Verdes get a 4-1 on the road big Win over Juventus and the B.D.F. punish the Police in a 3-1 final. Still the Bandits lead Zone A with 20 pts; both FC and B.D.F. show 17 pts a piece; Juventus has 9, San Pedro 7 and Barcelona finds itself in the cellar with 5 pts. In Zone B, Verdes and Placencia both show 19 points but Verdes has the better goal differential. Police has 18 points; RG City Boys has 11 pts, Freedom Fighters 10 and San Ignacio is at the bottom with a mere 2 pts.

Turning to women’s football, play in the Belize District Competition yesterday saw Hattieville bomb Caye Caulker Island Stars 4-1 while Caye Caulker Girls edged Ladyville Belize Bank Jaguars 1-zip. Sundays ticket finds Caye Caulker Girls hosting Hattieville and in the nightcap Millennium goes to work against Island Stars.

Meanwhile folks, the Smart Mundialito continues to excite the Belizean Youth and talking about excitement; this goal by Tyrique Ciego lifts United Rangers to 1-zip win over City Boys. In the matchup between St. John’s Vianney and Ladyville Japan, both teams held their ground as the ballgame ended in a scoreless draw. In other results, Young Stars got a freebie by a Ladyville Jaguars default; Brown Bombers beat 3rd World in a 1-nil affair and Hattieville got over Jane usher by that same score.

In basketball news, the BDBA Firms Tournament matched the Airport with the Belize Bank Friday night at Bird’s Isle. We’re in the opening quarter when Kelvin Gillette deals to Vince Lamb who sinks the triple. He would finish 23 pts after going 5 for 9 from beyond the arc and 4 for 4 from the free throw line. For the bank, Chris McGann was the big man as he goes bank for 2 of his team high 19 pts to go along with 8 rebounds. Myron Flowers hooks up with Lamb on this trip down court and Vince sinks another three from the opposite side and at the end of the 1st, Airport leads 22-12. In the 2nd, Airport extends the lead; Paul Swasey wants 3; Paul Swasey gets 3. He would tie Vince Lamb for the game high of 23 points while pulling down 8 rebounds. This nice move by Swasey gets him 2 more game points.

Off this missed shot from Lamb, the big man Lloyd Talbert grabs the board for the put back. At the other end, McGann gets his put back off the miss from Devon Williams. Hey guys, Bol is for real as he demonstrates on Elmer Herrera. Another big performer for the Bank is Dominique Guzman who sinks this free throw line—he would finish with 15 points. Still folks, the Bank was obviously over matched as Airport records the 82 to 52 victory to take its record to 6 and 0.

In other results from the weekend, Central Bank rolled over Smart 66 to 27; Port of Belize stopped BWSL 43 to 40; Bowen & Bowen beat B.E.L. 59 to 41; B.T.L. defeated Atlantic bank 63 to 61; Truckers tamed Tiger Sharks 60 to 59 and Tuff E Nuff got over Cellular World 75 to 71.

Finally folks, Warren Coye of Horizon won yesterday’s 11 mile time trial presented by the Weekend Warriors with a time of 23 minutes 44 seconds forcing Ernest Thurton of Santino’s into 2nd with his time of 24 minutes 9 seconds; while David Pollard of BCB?FT Williams was timed at 24 minutes 17 seconds to finish 3rd. Amir Gonzalez won the B Class ride in 25 minutes 35 seconds and Jerome Moir the C Class in 28 minutes 6 seconds.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#450447 - 11/06/12 06:27 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Amazing weekend sporting highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is sports Monday.

Week 10 of the PLB Season saw a monster showdown inside the Isidiro Beaton Stadium on Saturday night as Police United played host to their arch-rivals Placencia Assassins as both teams looked to rebound after both suffered losses on the last schedule. Indeed it was a perfect start for Placencia when poor clearance by the Police Defence gives possession to Gary Young whose right foot bombed left Charlie Slusher in the role of onlooker as the visitors take a 1-sip lead some 14 minutes in. The Assassins continue to force the issue and should have doubled the lead when Dellon Torres sends this ball into the box only to see the header by Bernard Linares crash into the far upright.

The Police finally mount some offense when Danny Jimenez fires from distance only to go wide off the target. In the meantime, the visitors get another loose ball inside the box which gives Bernard Linares a chance he should have done better with. Off this pass from Gary Young, Rollin Burgess shoots at goal from an acute angle and believe me folks, he wasn’t too far off. For certain, Charlie Slusher finds himself under severe pressure in 1st half and when he leaves his line on this corner kick he fails to make contact with the ball but is rescued by a defensive clearance. Folks we’re four minutes into 2nd half when this cruel clash of bodies between Evan Mariano and Jason Kelly gives possession to Amin August who does everything right except get the Police on to the scoreboard.

On the next press, the Police get help from the Placencia captain, Dalton Eiley who concedes a penalty by pushing down Evan Mariano inside the 18. Orlando Jimenez gets the call for the Police and goalkeeper, Elias Pelayo gets sent in the wrong direction as Police ties the ballgame at 1-apiece. Placencia looks to regain the lead when Zerrick Torres fires this left foot at goal only to see Charlie Slusher come up with the save. Around the 56th minute, Danny Jimenez looks to become a hero for the police when he launches the power shot from long distance that crashes into the far upright; would have been a spectacular goal as Pelayo was already beaten. However, here’s the real hero of the ballgame. At the 83rd minute, Devon Makin is turned back by solid Placencia defense; the loose ball reaches Evan Mariano who doesn’t get much on this shot—but somehow miraculously it beats Elias Pelayo. Police United as a result comes up with a big time 2-1 big Win over the Placencia Assassins.

In other results from over the weekend; the RG City Boys jolted Paradise Freedom Fighters in a 3-2 affair. FC Belize and Belmopan Bandits battled to a scoreless stalemate at the MCC Grounds. San Pedro Sea Dogs dropped San Felipe 3-1. Out West, Verdes and San Ignacio United drew nil-nil and out at Orange Walk, the B.D.F. was up 3-zip over Juventus at the half when the proceedings was halted due to rain. This match is expected to be concluded this Wednesday or Thursday so stay tuned. Looking to the weekend, on Saturday; San Ignacio will host RG City Boys and Belmopan Bandits will be at home against Juventus. On Sunday, San Felipe Barcelona plays host to the B.D.F.; the Police faces Verdes at Belmopan; San Pedro takes on FC Belize at the Barracks and Placencia Assassins will be at home to take on Paradise Freedom Fighters.

Turning to the basketball scene, play in the BDBA firms division at Bird’s Isle Friday saw B.T.L. battle Bowen & Bowen. The telephone company comes out and quickly establishes its dominance as Lupito Acosta finds Edward Thompson with this long pass who strikes for 2 of his 14 game points. Off this missed shot from Milton Flores, Martin Sheran grabs the rebound to make good the put back for 2 of his 11 points for Bowen & Bowen. The man play between Acosta and Thompson again leads to 2 points and at the end of the 1st; B.T.L. is up by 8 points. In the 2nd quarter, Milton Flores raises up in the paint for 2 of his 8 points. At the other end, Thompson turns provider for Lupito Acosta who lays it up for 2 of his 16 points. Acosta then comes back with this three from way beyond the arc. Give some props to Steve who keeps his team in the game with this monster 3. Steve would finish with a team high 18 points. Nevertheless, at the half, B.T.L. leads Bowen & Bowen 34 to 25. In the 3rd quarter, B.T.L. gets even busier. Acosta deals to Lennox Cayetano who banks it home for 2 of his game high 19 points to go along with the game high of 20 rebounds he posted in this outing. For certain, Bowen & Bowen has no answer for Lennox Cayetano who comes up with the big tip in. It’s more Lennox Cayetano when Winston Santos misses this jumper; he comes up with yet another put back. B.T.L. would go on to post the 68 to 46 big Win in this outing.

In other results: Atlantic Bank burned BWSL 51 to 50; Central Bank shook up Airport 64 to 58; B.T.L. prevailed over Smart 45 to 43; Port of Belize beat Belize Bank 53 to 46; Tiger Sharks got past Tuff E’Nuff 77 to 72 and Belize Bank outlasted Cellular World 66 to 59.

On the cycling scene, Casa’s 42 Mile Saturday race saw 26 riders suit for the start at Leslie’s Imports as they take off en route to the Boom road Junction and back. At the Hattieville roundabout, these 5 riders have jumped to the lead. However, the main pelathon is still within striking distance. At the turn around point, the 5-man lead has been extended to 8. Around Kolby Foundation, the lead is back to 6. And here’s a look at the chase bunch coming hard. At Burton Bridge, we find this trio in the lead as the finish line gets closer. It’s Byron Pope, Mark Staine and Quinton Hamilton in control. The trio approached the finish line and immediately Pope jumps into action; Quinton Hamilton hangs on to his wheel while Mark Staine free wheels in. it’s Pope of Benny’s with the Win; unattached Quinton Hamilton takes 2nd and Mark Staine of Benny’s rolls in for 3rd. Junior rider, Joel Borland of Indeco takes 4th place while Allen Castillo also of Benny’s rounds out the top 5.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#451016 - 11/13/12 07:52 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday highlights with James “Jah over all” Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 11 of the PLB Season saw Police United play host to Verdes FC inside the FFB Stadium in a pivotal ballgame for both 1st division football clubs. Some 8 minutes in, Julio Ayala sends this probing pass into the box. Police keeper, Charlie Slusher, comes off his line to punch it out, but didn’t look convincing nor comfortable. It’s Verdes in the role of protagonist when Maldonado who should have done better with the scoring chance. At the other end of the field, James Logan mounts this individual effort for the Police that concludes with a shot directly at goalkeeper, Williams Luna.

Evan Mariano then tries this right foot launch from outside the 18th and indeed he wasn’t too far off from opening the scoreboard. 38 minutes in, Leobardo Mendez finds Julio Ayala unattended on the right side and his right foot blast left Charlie Slusher with no chance at the save as Verdes takes the 1-zip lead. The Police tries to respond off this set piece triggered by Trevor Lennon—it’s a wonderful strike but William Luna comes up with a comfortable save. Off the subsequent corner kick, goalkeeper Luna initially misses the ball, but recovers to punch Devon Makin’s shot out of the danger zone.

So we go to 2nd half and it’s Trevor Lennon triggering the set piece that forces Luna off his line for the punch out which finds Andres Makin and he fails to put the ball into an empty net. Things take a turn for the worse for lawmen when a vengeful Kishane Pech pays back Jose Monroy with this display of brutish force for which he is immediately and rightfully chased off the field. Nevertheless, the Police continue to press and the L in Luna must be for luck when Danny Jimenez deals perfectly to Evan Mariano whose powerful header might have been a bit too close to the keeper. Meanwhile folks, perseverance pays off for Police when Evan Mariano picks out Devon Makin who heads to Danny Jimenez and he finishes the play with a wonderful header that ties the ballgame at 1 apiece 62 minutes in. At the 78th minute, Emmanuel Martinez picks out the unattended Julio Ayala whose diving header makes a 2-1 lead in favor of Verdes with his 2nd goal of the match. Now watch this spot kick launched by Rodney Torres to Humberto Requeña whose slight head touch embarrasses Charlie Slusher as Verdes FC zooms to the head of the standings in Zone A by crushing the Police in a 3-1 final score.

In other action around the league: Zone B leader, Belmopan Bandits continued on its winning ways by blanking Juventus 3-zip; San Ignacio and RG City Boys battled to a scoreless draw; the B.D.F. marched over San Felipe 2 to 1; FC Belize sunk San Pedro 3-1 and Placencia pounded Paradise Freedom Fighters in a 5-1 finish. Looking to week 12, on Saturday, Verdes will host RG City Boys and police United travels to Paradise Freedom Fighters. On Sunday, FC Belize battles the B.D.F. at the MCC Grounds; Belmopan Bandits sail to San Pedro. Juventus will host San Felipe and Placencia Assassins get a visit from San Ignacio.

In other football news, the F.F.B. Inter-District competition concluded the quarterfinals over the weekend with Brown Bombers beating Progresso 2 to 1; San Antonio and Madrid settled for a 2-2 stalemate; Santa Elena Synergy scorched Scorpions 1-zip and Estrellas outshone Benguche 3 to 1. Thus the semi-final round begins this Sunday with San Antonio facing brown Bombers and Benguche battles Independence Scorpions.

Turning to the basketball scene, we caught the contest between Smart and Bowen & Bowen Friday night in the BDBA Firm Competition at Bird’s isle and we pick up action in the 3rd quarter with Bowen & Bowen leading 36 to 30. Milton Flores extends the Bowen & Bowen lead with this sweet looking three. Flores finishes with 15 points. However, Smart has its own go to guy and Kurt Budd answers with a 3 of his own. Budd would lead all scorers with 36 points and pulled 6 rebounds. Of course, Bowen & Bowen also has Steve Bonnel who fires back and would lead his team with a mighty 29 points. Still Budd remains unfazed as he answers the answer and he hit 50% from 3 point range going 6 for 12. Not to be outdone, Bonnel strikes for another three and he would win the 3 point clash by going 7 for 12 for 58%. At the end of 3rd, Bowen & Bowen is up by 10. They would go on to post the 71 to 58 big win.

In other results from the BDBA Firms Competition: Belize Bank roughed up Truckers 74 to 52; Port of Belize shut down Airport 85 to 69; Atlantic bank prevailed over Central Bank 71 to 68 and BWSL beat Belize Bank in a 39-33 final score.

On the cycling scene, there’s real tension building as the Belize Cycling Association or Federation is set to have election of officers at the Aguada Hotel in Santa Elena on November 24th at 2 p.m. Apparently, only the head of each District Association will be allowed to vote. The rank and file in Belize City has not been howling their disapproval to this format and will charter a bus to this particular event. As it stands, President Emil Moreno, will seek re-election and his slate includes Kevin Bernard, Vice-President; Gilroy Requeña, Secretary; Perry Gibson, Treasurer; and Melvin Flores, P.R. Officer. Deon Leslie, Warren Coye, Gerald Garbutt and Ray Cattouse were poised to mount a challenge, but we’ll just have to wait and see. So stay tuned.

We must now remind you that come what may, on the 24th of November, the UWI day of races is set in stone for November 25th beginning at 1 p.m. It’s a great occasion for family entertainment as the races will feature primary schoolers all the way up to the Elite class. For more information, contact Dwight Gabb at the UWI Campus. We also want to mention that the Dangriga Cycling Association will be presenting an open race for amateur mountain bike riders on the 18th of November in honor of T.V. Ramos. The race runs from Drums of our Fathers Monument to Placencia and swings back to finish at B.T.L. Princess Royal Park. 1st prize is $800, 2nd $500, 3rd place $150 while 4th and 5th take home 100 apiece. It looks like a fun and profitable way to spend Garifuna Day Celebrations. Contact can be made with Moses Lopez at telephone number 625-4022.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#451607 - 11/21/12 08:50 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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One veteran Sportscaster, many weekend highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

With the Annual Cross Country Cycle Classic some 5 months away, there’s new energy in the sport as the riders get themselves ready for this massive event. 41 cyclists suited up for the Leroy Cassasola 42 mile open race that ran from Leslie’s Imports to the Boom Road junction and back Saturday morning. At the Hattieville Roundabout, we spot Marlon Castillo in his return to the sport among the lead four that have broken away from the main pelathon and we certainly welcome this great talent back in the fray. Of course, we must mention that also inside this lead are Mark Staine, Brandon Cattouse and Byron Pope who are power players. It’s a 15 second lead as we see the main bunch speed through Hattieville in a bid to get to the leaders.

Nevertheless, at the Boom Road Junction, the big 4 remains intact. We rejoin them again at the Hattieville Roundabout where we could discern no sign of weakness on this 4 man crew. And again the chase bunch is only 15 seconds off the pace. Leroy Cassasola, who presented this race then jumps up to the lead chase group and if you have good eyes, you’ll see a female race inside their race as Kaya Cattouse and Shalini Zabaneh go head to head. As we go to the finish line, we find Marlon Castillo in total control of the ride and he grabs top honors in unchallenged fashion in a time of 1:42:05 and we say good show. Rolling in for 2nd place also uncontested is Mark Staine of Benny’s. jumping out the pack with a furious pace is Warren Coye of Coye & Associates who grabs 3rd quite impressively. On the female side, Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray prevailed in this head on clash with Shalini Zabaneh.

Looking ahead, folks, we must remind that the UWI Day of races is set for this Sunday, November 25th, at the Marine parade circuit featuring every category from primary schoolers to the elite class. It is a perfect outing for the entire family so make that move. Meanwhile folks, the most turbulent election for officers to the Belize Cycling Association is set for this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Aguada Hotel in Santa Elena. Emil Moreno is the incumbent seeking re-election and is being challenged by Deon Leslie of Belize City.

Turning to the football scene, we took in Sunday’s Cayo West Christmas Cup at Benque Viejo between Benque Fire and Deportina Santa Cruz and we’re early in 1st half play when Ruben Portillo fires this spot kick from outside the 18 that barrels into the net for the 1-zip Benque lead. Around the 25th minute, this pass gives Daniel Hob the chance to fire at goal and the makes it a 2-zip lead for Benque. Goal 3 comes in mid 2nd half action when Jimmy Segura comes up with a nice finish in front of the goal off the pass from Melvin Contreras. Make it 4-nil when Melvin Contreras outruns a poorly positioned Santa Cruz defense to raise the ball over the goalkeeper head.

Meanwhile folks, we missed our usual PLB Match, but nevertheless, here are the results from Week 12. Verdes blanked City Boys 3-zip; Police edged Freedom Fighters 3-2; Placencia and San Ignacio battled to a scoreless stalemate; so did B.D.F. and FC Belize. San Felipe jolted Juventus 4-1 and Belmopan continued on its winning ways by sinking San Pedro Seadogs 4 to nothing.

Looking to Week 13, on Saturday at the Marshalleck Stadium, Verdes will host Placencia and Freedom Fighters travel to the Norman Broaster to face San Ignacio. On Sunday, San Felipe will host Belmopan; RG City Boys will be at the MCC Grounds against Police. That’s on Saturday night because on Sunday, FC Belize will play host to Juventus in a must win ballgame. Out at the island, San Pedro Seadogs will host the B.D.F. at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

In basketball news, play in the BDBA firms competition at Bird’s Isle on Friday saw Tuff E Nuff take out Tiger Sharks 73-64; Port of Belize ousted Belize Bank 61to 44 and Airport survived a scare in 48-47 result over Atlantic bank.

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#452016 - 11/27/12 08:31 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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One sportscaster; amazing Monday night sports highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this portion of Sports Monday.

Week thirteen of the PLB Season found FC Belize needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive as they hosted Juventus of Orange Walk inside the MCC Grounds yesterday. Thus it’s no surprise that FC Belize roars out of the starting blocks in search of the three points and it might have been a perfect start when Michael Hernandez fires this shot at goal. Amir Leiva punches it out; the ball bounces onto the crossbar and comes back to Khambril Blease who smacks it home but the referee rules for corner kick instead. At the other end of the field, Norman Tilliman Pipersburgh fires this bouncer at goal only to see Glenford Chimilio make the stop. It’s Tilliman again; this time looking to score off the set piece but it’s right at the keeper, Glenford Chimilio. At the fortieth minute, Avian Crawford picks out Christobal Gilharry who controls with a chest kill and then fires a right foot volley that gives FC Belize a 1-zip lead. Juventus looks for the equalizer off this corner kick; Jian Tech keeps it alive off the defensive header to Osman Duran who misses the target from close range.

In the second half action, Michael Hernandez outruns Gilardo Cervantes to fire this left foot which inches outside the far upright. At the seventy-fifth minute, Avian Crawford again works his magic to set up Michael Hernandez who smashes it home for the 2-zip FC lead. Khambril Blease then gets two chances on this press to make it a 3-zip lead for his team but is first denied by Amir Leiva and then by Jian Tech. John King also gets the opportunity to extend the lead but is failed by the final touch. FC Belize gets the 2-zip W to keep their playoff hopes alive.

In other results from the weekend of play, Placencia Assassins crushed Verdes 4-zip, Police bombed RG City Boys 4-1, the B.D.F. doubled San Pedro Sea Dogs 2-1, Belmopan burned San Felipe Barcelona 1-nil, Paradise Freedom Fighters got the 1-zip W over San Ignacio. Meanwhile, week fourteen concludes regular season play in the PLB season. Saturday, at seven-thirty p.m., Belmopan will host the B.D.F. and B.D.F. needs at least a draw to move on. Also on Saturday, Verdes travels to the Michael Ashcroft Stadium for a date with Paradise Freedom Fighters and Verdes needs a win to qualify. On Sunday, three-thirty p.m., FC Belize takes on Barcelona at San Felipe in a must win situation and San Pedro concludes its season against Juventus. Sunday at four p.m., the Police will host San Ignacio in a must win situation and Placencia comes to the MCC Grounds to face RG City Boys. Placencia needs a win to advance.

In other footballs news, play in the Smart Mundialito thirteen and under tournament on Saturday, saw Third World blank Ladyville blank Ladyville Jaguars 1-nil, United Rangers beat Jane usher 4-2, City Boys Jr. and Hattieville rallied to a 1-1 draw, Ladyville Japan and Young Stars settled for a scoreless stalemate and Brown Bombers got a default from St. John’s Vianney. Thus, the four teams to move on to the semi-final round, which begins Saturday, December fourteenth, have emerged. Brown Bombers will face Third World and United Rangers go up against Hattieville.

Oh by the way people, nuff Kudos to the Belize U-15 Team which participated in the Quadrangular staged at Santo Domingo. Belize beat the Dominican Republic 4-3, got over Dominica in a 2-1 finish and then in yesterday’s finals, edged Dominica again by a 2-1 score. The victorious national team returns tomorrow, Tuesday at ten a.m. Good show guys.

Turning to the UWI Day of Races; it proved again to be a smashing success so let’s get busy. In the primary school male class, Andrew Bennett rode in unchallenged for top honors, Derrick Chavarria takes second and Joshua Gillett third. Paulita Chavarria prevailed in the female class and Diane Cleland rolled up for second place. Derrick Chavarria easily won the next primary school race as Juan Medina finishes second and Derrick Brown, third. Meanwhile, Derrick Chavarria took top honors in the Open Kids Male event beating out Andrew Bennett while Charleston Cleland finished third. In the open female ride, Paulita Chavarria looked impressive as she forces Diana Dailey into second place. At the Masters level, the big W boiled down to a two man sprint as Raymond Hyde of Santino’s prevailed over Barney Brown and then Preston Martinez rolls in for third. Joel Borland of Telemedia Cycling beat his teammate Giovanni Lovell for the Junior Class while Delawn Abraham pulls up third.  In the Open Male Class, the finish saw a three man sprint and the win goes to Erwin Middleton of Capital City cycling who beats out Giovanni Lovell and forces Barney Brown into third place. Meanwhile, here are the winners in the U-23 Class; Erwin Middleton of the Capital City in the middle took the ride, Giovanni Lovell to his right is second and Tarique Cano finished third. To Mrs. Jane Bennett and the entire UWI Staff, we say good show and let’s do it again.

Meanwhile folks, the elite riders might not have participated in this UWI event because the election of officers to the BCA, which should have occurred on Saturday, but was aborted. The National Sports Council refused to sanction this vote because they deemed the format unconstitutional. So we now look to December eighth when the general assembly of the Belize Cycling Association will decide which constitution to uphold so stay tuned.

In table tennis folks, the Bros. Habet Team Table Tennis Tournament staged its finale yesterday at Belize Elementary Auditorium. In the first division, play Garage got past Cuz in a 5-4 result to repeat as champion. We say congratulations. Garage also prevailed in the second division contest to beat Ping Pang 5-4 to grab that title for a third year in a row. Hey, when yoh big, yoh large.

Finally, in basketball news, the Bulldogs simply blew out Truckers with a splendid performance from Brian White who struck for a game high two doubles of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Lincey Lopez also played big contributing a double digit 16 points. Lemor Spence who sinks the tre here, he finished with 16 points. For Truckers, Glenford Chimilio, the FC Belize goal keeper, led the way in basketball with 14 points and 8 rebounds while Stains Thomas struck for 12 points in the 78-58 blowout. In the BDBA Division playoffs, Port of Belize took Game one of its three game series with Airport in a 69-55 final score while BWSL edged B.T.L. 46-42. This Friday, these teams come out again in action as the semi-final series continues stay tuned.

Hey folks, that’s our show for today. We invite you back same time, same place, next week. Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#452689 - 12/04/12 08:56 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Weekend sports roundup with James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The final regular season schedule in the P.B.L. football competition staged over the weekend found at least three ball clubs mounting a last ditch effort to make it to the post season. The Placencia Assassins were among the team needing a win to make the cut as they faced R.G. City Boys inside the M.C.C. grounds, yesterday. It’s the home team City Boys looking to strike in the opening minutes when Dalton Cayetano out runs the Assassins defense to launch this left foot that lacks the power to get past Elias Pelayo. At the other end Ashley Torres forces goalkeeper Shawn Lopez to some off his line, Lopez botches the scene but Jason Young stays with the play to rescue him. Luis Torres then comes up with this wonderful pass to Dellon Torres who really should have done better with this open look instead of allowing Shawn Lopez to shine. Meanwhile this set piece tripped by Nigel Franklin sets the table perfectly for Gilroy Thurton who somehow misses the far corner of the goal. Deon McCaulley then gets his chance to open the scoring with this left foot punch but it rises over the crossbar. This impressive long distance dial from Luis Torres sees Shawn Lopez come up with a tough punch out – Rollin Burgess finds the loose ball, his shot is blocked to Ashley Torres who is blown for the offside. It’s more Placencia when Ernie Whyte deals to Burgess who again raises the ball over the horizontal bar. So we go to the second half and immediately Shawn Lopez creates problems for himself by mishandling this Luis Torres push but recovers to make a necessary save. Give some props to Shawn Lopez for this valiant save in a one on one situation against the always dangerous Luis Torres. However with the post season on the line there’s no denying Placencia Assassins today. Whyte somehow finds the far corner in with this right foot push from a tough angle to give the visitor to lead. Things take a turn for the worst when Jason Young intentionally puts this hurt on Collin Scott Westby for which he is red-carded off the pitch leaving City Boys with only ten men. The Assassins pounce on the numerical Advantage as Scott Casey finds the unattended Brent Whyte who steers this ball past Shawn Lopez of the two nil score. A minute later Leomar Leslie beats his man for a one on one look at goal but Shawn Lopez would not allow him to have his way by taking him down. Should have been a red-card and a penalty but Referee Wellington Hall only rules for the penalty kick. The Placencia captain Dalton Eiley steps up and easily makes it a three zip final score and the Assassin are into the four team playoffs with twenty-nine points. In the meantime Verdes beat Paradise Freedom fighters three to two and also finish with twenty-nine points apiece but must give way to Placencia who has a better goal difference. Police United By doubling San Ignacio four to two finish the number one seed in zone b with thirty points. Over in zone A there is big controversy in full swing. Of course the Bandits who drew with the Belize defense force one to one over the weekend finished on top the standings with thirty-one points. Juventus defaulted to San Pedro but this is not the problem as both teams were never going to make the playoff. However F.C. Belize bombed Barcelona of San Felipe eight zip and howls of match fixing has erupted. Thus until the P.L.B. can sort things out will just have to wait and see which team makes it. Both F.C. Belize and B.D.F. finished with twenty-eight points apiece and both show a plus fifteen goal difference. So now we await the official word from the league. In other football news, Hattieville United Youth Sporting Club will present its third annual Christmas Cup Marathon at the village on Saturday December 13th. Under thirteen will feature six teams while four team will be accommodated in the under seventeen category. Contact numbers are 624-5790 and 669-4330. Enjoy all day football people. Meanwhile in the Smart Mundialito the finalist are set. On Saturday Brown Bombers blanked third world four zip and have arrived at the finals. The other finalist proved to be the Hattieville who held United Rangers to a one to one regulations tie and they won the penalty shootout to make it to the big time. This Sunday December ninth at one p.m. United Rangers battle Third World for third place and then Brown Bombers will take on Hattieville for the title. At two p.m. a smart under thirteen selection takes on their Belmopan counterpart and then Smart will combine with a Belize District under fifteen selection to take on the Gold Medalist from San Domingo the YWAM Belmopan under fifteen selection. Turning to the B.D.B.A. firms Division scene. Airport forced its three game semi-final series with Port of Belize into a decisive game three by taking game two sixty to forty-nine Friday night. However Saturday night Port of Belize clinched a trip to the finals with a sixty-four to fifty-three win. Meanwhile B.W.S.L. completed a two game sweep of B.T.L. in a sixty-seven to forty-seven final score Saturday at the Big Birds Isle. Thus game one of the three game championship series between the Port of Belize and B.W.S.L. kicks off Friday December 7th at Bug Birds Isle. Also the B.D.B.A. under twenty-three championship round begins Friday at eight p.m. with Bulldogs facing Tuff E Nuff. In Table Tennis News the National Championship was staged at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium. Eric Stamp beat Carlos Cui to grab the Men’s Singles Title. Pete Matus rolled out over Wei Rong Huang for the female single title. Fabio Carballo got over Matthew Usher to take the fifteen and under/cadet championship. Aaron Stoch and Nichi Chen combined to take the mixed double table away from Billy Musa Jr.. and Samira Musa Pott while Eric Stamp and Aaron Stoch beat Carlos Cui and Hector Lopez to grab the men’s double title. Finally folks bug time international amateur boxing comes your way on December twenty-sixth, boxing day in a presentation of Leopold Smart Boxing Gym at Best Western Belize Biltmore. It’s Belize against Mexico in a seven fight match that spells for a good time on Boxing Day so stay tuned.


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#453248 - 12/11/12 08:27 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday: James Adderley with the weekend equalizer

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 1st post season in the PLB Football Competition got off to a roaring start as 4 semifinalists made the mandatory appearance in game II of a home and away series.  We take you south to the Michael Ashcroft Stadium at Independence. Here the Placencia Assassins runner up in Zone B hosted the # 1 seed for Zone A, the Belmopan Bandits, a team that has been truly dominant in regular season action. However, with the home field advantage, the Assassins come in burning with confidence as they try to strike early and maybe Bernard Linares comes in a bit too harsh on goalkeeper, Woodrow West, but without malice. Nevertheless, it’s the Belmopan Bandits who open the scoreboard 22 minute in when Jeremy James fires this grasshead burner that Elias Pelayo should have handled. Dellon Torres shows his disappointment, but the Bandits take a 1-zip lead.

5 minutes later, Ashley Torres gets this open look to tie the ballgame for Placencia only to be let down by the uncontrolled left foot push. The visitors look to double their lead when David Trapp picks out Ian Gaynair whose header veers outside the target. In the meantime, this set piece triggered by Bernard Linares forces Woodrow West to come up with a big time save and he does. Folks, Linares is dead set on getting the equalizer and in fact he does everything right on this press except getting the ball between the sticks. So we go to 2nd half and it’s Assassins in search of the equalizer from off this set piece triggered by Captain Dalton Eiley. Rollin Burgess keeps it alive to Arnie Whyte whose vicious header brings out a world class save from Woodrow West.

With so much on the line people, tempers were bound to flare. Arnie Whyte is beside himself and is eventually restrained by his teammates and of course the presence of the law on the field of play. Apparently, the culprit turns out to be Erick Rodriguez—we didn’t see what he did but he is chased off the field by a red card. Arnie Whyte is lucky to get off with only a yellow card for his reaction to whatever transpired. It’s getting late for Placencia and Ashley Torres just doesn’t put enough on this header to beat Woodrow West who we’ll just have tag as man of the match. Folks, despite the numerical disadvantage, Belmopan Bandits hold on to the 1-zip Win to take Game I on the road. This series now moves to the Isidoro Beaton Stadium for Game II Saturday night. Placencia must win by a 2 goal margin to advance while a draw puts the Bandits into the championship round.

In other semifinal matches: Police the # 1 Seed from Zone B doubled the Belize Defence Force 2-1 to grab game I. Game II comes up at 3p.m. inside the Isidoro Beaton Stadium on Saturday. In the Inter-district Football Championship, Benguche FC bombed San Antonio Corozal, 4-2 to grab Game I. Game II comes up at the Ricalde Stadium in Corozal at 2:30 p.m. Meanwhile folks, Faith Nazarene School of Cayo beat San Pedro RC 2-1 on Friday at the MCC Grounds to win the National Primary School Male Football Title while on the female side, Belize Elementary got over Santa Elena Primary 3-1 to emerge the Female National Primary School Champion and we say congratulations.

Turning to the Smart Mundialito; Hattieville won the competition beating Brown Bomber 1-zip on a goal by Kayvon Lewis and here they are receiving the championship trophy from Smart. Tarique Ciego of United Rangers scored the most goals. Sherwin Requena of Brown Bombers was voted Best Forward. Best Mid-fielder turned out to be Mario Rivera of Hattieville. Best Defence, Glen Arzu of 3rd World; Best Goalkeeper, Gregory Fisher of Brown Bombers who did not concede a single goal and MVP honor goes to Tarique Ciego of United Rangers. We say good show to all concerned in the Smart Mundialito.

Turning to the Cycling Scene, the leadership of the Belize Cycling Association remains in limbo, but the show does go on. We join the start of CASA’s Saturday race where 28 riders are suited up for the 42 mile open race that leaves Leslie’s Imports, heads to the Boom Cutoff and swings back to finish where it started. At the turn around point, it’s Brandon Cattouse and Greg Lovell pacing a lead pack of 6. Some 25 seconds later, the main bunch makes their appearance in hot pursuit. The lead remains intact at the Hattieville roundabout with all 6 still rolling. At the finish line, it’s Gregory Lovell of Santino’s easily beating Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray for top honots while Herman Requena rounds out the top 3. Lovell was locked at 1hr 40mins 15secs. On the female side, Shalini Zabaneh of Tony’s Super Store bested Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray for the top spot. Brandon Morgan of Cayo Uprising took the Jr. Class Abraham 2nd and Giovanni Lovell 3rd.

In the Weekend Warrior Hell of the West Race on Sunday, which left San Ignacio Hotel to Benque Viejo and back, Ernest Meighan of Santino’s beat out Kenroy Gladden of Medina’s and Wilbert Jones in a time of 2hrs 2mins 35secs to take top honors. Manuel Petoya of Team Melchor won the 24 mile C Class race in a time of 1hr 48mins. Looking ahead, the 60 Mile Reginald Jex Memorial Race comes up on December 15th on the Northern Highway. To get in contact, Shelton Graham at telephone: 625-1959. 1st prize takes home $700.00 and a TV. Great prizes are being offered.

Finally folks, BWSL is boss of the BDBA firms competition after mauling Port of Belize in 2 straights. On Friday night, Lennox Travis hit 15 pts, while Karin Thompson posted a 2 double of 11 pts 11 rebounds in the 53-50 win. BWSL completed the seep on Saturday night as Lennox Travis put up 21 points and pulled 11 rebounds; Karin Thompson contributes 21 pointsd and pulled 8 boards while Lindburgh Graham pulled 11 rebounds and hit 6 points in the 59-51 big Win. We say congratulations to Belize Water Services Limited. It’s been a long time coming. On the U-23 level, Bulldogs edged Tuff E-Nuff 52-51. Brian White led the way with 17 points, 8 rebounds. Terrique Gallo threw 13 points and James Flores added 11.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#453776 - 12/18/12 08:28 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football and Cycling dominate weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

Crunch time came Saturday night for the Placencia Assassins who needed to win by a goal to extend the semifinal series in the PLB Football playoffs against the Belmopan Bandits who have been impressive all season long. It could have been a perfect start for the home team when Jeremy James rebounds off the defense to Jacinto Bermudez who looks for the far corner. The launch proves to be a hit short of the target and a bit too long for the sliding David Madrid who was very far off from the opener. It’s Belmopan on the move again when Collin Moody sets David Madrid nicely only his dipper didn’t dip enough to make it count.

On the other side of the equation, Luis Torres sets up older brother, Ashley Torres, for Placencia’s 1st real look at goal but he botched the opportunity. Now folks, Kareem Haylock gets this wonderful opportunity to give Placencia the 1-zip lead and tie the series only to misfire from pointblank range. He castigates himself and he should. In 2nd half play, Leomar Leslie bends this pass to Kareem Haylock and this time, he is up ended by a perfect reach from National Team goalkeeper, Woodrow West. In the meantime, this corner kick gives Ashley Torres the perfect chance to make amends but the header rises over the horizontal bar. Off this set piece, Placencia pushes numbers into the box and some chase to the goal, but Belmopan comes up with the stop.

Folks, it’s Placencia searching furiously for the goal in the closing minutes and we must say the defensive plan from Belmopan pays off handsomely as the game ends in a scoreless draw. So we say goodbye to the Assassins and the Bandits move on to the finals. Now let’s check in on the other semi-final matches as Police took the field yesterday against the B.D.F. boasting a 1 goal in the 2 game series. B.D.F. tries to open the score board when Khalil Velasquez deals into the danger zone—the rebound reaches Marlon Mesa who can’t do anything with it. With a straight face, we tell you folks 1st half is truly the highlight. In early 2nd half play, the B.D.F. looks to the set piece for a goal only to be foiled by Charlie Slusher leaving his line for a punch out.

The B.D.F. continues to force the action so Ralph Flores fires only to see the shot travel wide. Vallan Symms then launches this spotkick from atop the 18th; forcing Charlie Slusher to come up with the 1st real save of the match. The police finally look like themselves; Lennox Castillo breaks through the B.D.F. defense and he botches the finish. Here is the most exciting moment of the match. It’s the B.D.F. on the prowl in front of the goal. Lisbey Castillo’s attempt is contained. Khalil Velasquez looks to pounce but it beaten to the ball by Andres Marin whose attempt at clearance hits the upright. Byron Usher then gets a shot off which is blocked by the defense. The nil-nil score holds up and Police moves on while the B.D.F. goes fishing.

The championship series between Belmopan Bandits and Police United gets off this Sunday 3:30 p.m. inside the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the Capital. In other football news, San Antonio FC beat Benguche FC on penalty kicks to grab the 2012 Interdistrict Champion of Champions tournament. Russell Casanova of San Antonio walked away with MVP and Best Forward Awards while teammate, Christian Rene was voted best midfielder. Darwin Castillo of Benguche scored the most goals and teammate Freddy de la Rosa was deemed best defender. Darren Hinds of Independence Scorpions got the vote for Best Goalkeeper.

Finally folks, the Reginald Jex 60 Mile Cycling Race staged on Saturday on the Northern Highway only drew these 20 riders and here’s a look at the start. We fast forward to the finish land this is as good a sprint you would want to see folks. Byron Pope hugs the curve first; however, Gregg Lovell turns on the afterburners and edges Pope at the tape to grab $200.00 and a TV. The sprint for 3rd place is also fascinating. Quinton Hamilton grabs the inside lance and maintains this velocity to the tape despite a gallant challenge from David Henderson.

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#454132 - 12/25/12 08:53 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s and the weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Game I of the Championship series in this PLB Football Competition got off to a roaring start inside a jammed packed Isidoro Stadium yesterday as the 2 Belmopan teams—Police United and Belmopan Bandits—looked to grab game I of the home and away format. We flash to the stands where we find a first in our football history as the Police cadets training inside Capital City came out in mass with a show of uniformity to deliver maximum support to Police United who stepped out in the role of home team. The 1st real chance at goal comes after a rather extended feeling out process when Israel Hercules lets loose this left foot that forces Charlie Slusher into a necessary save.

We’re at the 24th minute when Daniel Jimenez mounts this individual effort that breaks through the Bandits backline to finish with a right foot swing that gives the Lawmen a 1-zip lead. There was nothing Woodrow West could do. Jeremy James then gets this chance 4 minutes later to come up with the equalizer but this time he botches the strike at goal. Folks, the Police is operating on all cylinders today and this long distance strike by Trevor at midfield, forces Woodrow West into a big time diving save. In the final minute of regulation 1st half, Jacinto Bermudez deals to Dennis Serano who in heavy traffic launches a left foot strike that embarrasses Charlie Slusher to tie the ballgame at 1 apiece.

Early in 2nd half play, Dennis Jimenez triggers this set piece to Orlando Jimenez whose head touch would have meant big trouble for Woodrow West had not the ball rebound off Denmark Casey. Meanwhile, when Ian Gaynair finds Jerome James with this pass, the striker again fails to get the ball over the goal line, but we must add he was crowded by Policemen and Charlie Slusher did his part. Against the run of play, Police gets this opportunity to break the tie when Andres Makin finds Amin August who fails with the left foot. This 2 man play off set piece that sees Jacinto Bermudez set table for David Madrid could have given the Bandits the lead but the ball sails over the crossbar.

It’s getting late so Amin August takes it on himself to rescue the Police and he almost makes it a reality until Albert Thurton comes up with a most important block. Off this center from the left side Evan Mariano gets his chance to be the hero for Police but opts for power instead of accuracy. Game I ends 1-1. So now we head to the F.F.B. Stadium this Sunday, December 30th for Game II. 2 teams enter into this final match—the winner takes the 1st PLB football title.

In domino news, play into Travelers Limited Domino Tournament at Orange Walk yesterday saw surprise get a default win from Renders. Kings mashed JRS 100 to 90 and TNT blew up Chan Pine Ridge 100 to 74.

Finally, in cycling news, Jairo Campos beats Ernest Meighan for the top spot in the elite class in the 1st Leslie’s Imports and Belize City Council Pre-Xmas race with Mark Staine taking 3rd. Ernest Meighan nevertheless grabbed the Masters win, Patricia Chavarria won the female class while Giovanni Lovell prevailed at the Junior Category.

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#454435 - 01/01/13 08:27 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Money time inside the 1st PLB Championship arrived yesterday at the F.F.B. Stadium where Police United and Belmopan Bandits went into the home and away series locked in a 1-1 tie the pump and circumstance on the field tells the tale that one of these 2 ball clubs will become the 1st ever PLB Champion. Fourteen minutes into the ballgame, Belmopan bandits look to open the scoreboard when David Madrid works his way into the box to fire this right foot bomb that brings out the best in Charlie Slusher. The Bandits continue in the ascendency when Dennis Serano looks for the far corner of the goal. Jermaine Jones intercepts and almost comes up with the dreaded auto goal.

Folks, this very interaction between Dennis Serano and Jermaine Jones is replayed a few minutes later with the very same result. In the meantime, we’re 31 minutes in when Dennis Serano sets table perfectly for Jacinto Bermudez whose left foot shot should have been handled by Charlie Slusher; instead it rolls out of his hand for the 1-zip Bandits lead. Early 2nd half action finds Police trying to establish this game, so Danny Jimenez launches this ball into the danger zone, but lacks the accuracy to execute the hook-up. Meanwhile, the worst thing that could have happened to the Police search for the equalizer is the downpour that fell from the sky which put a shill on their run and gun game. Nevertheless, they continued to press the action furiously and it almost pays off when Jeremy Bermudez deals to Lennox Castillo whose right away bomb forces Woodrow West into a flying save.

The Police nevertheless continue to attack and this set piece triggered by Danny Jimenez clears the wall but does not get past West. Here’s another chance for Police to come up with the equalizer, but the ball travels a bit too high for Castillo to make contact. Now here’s the Police best look at goal for the entire 90—Evan Mariano dishes this wonderful pass to Trevor Lennon who should have done better with this golden opportunity. And then the sound of the long whistle confirms Belmopan Bandits is the 1st Champion of the PLB with a 2-1 win in the home and away series. We say congratulations to the Belmopan bandits and must tell Police United you have, but you didn’t.

We also want to take this opportunity to give kudos to Dalton Eiley of Placencia Assassins who was voted best Defender; Woodrow West walked away with the Best Goalkeeper Award and Most Valuable Player for the Regular Season, Danny Jimenez’s 12 goals for Police made him the top scorer in the league. His teammate, Evan Mariano, was voted Best Forward. Another bandit, David Trapp, was deemed to be the best Midfielder, while Jacinto Bermudez took home the playoffs MVP award. Edwardo Gongora of Verdes was best Rookie while the man who told me at the beginning of the season that Belmopan Bandits would take the tournament, Edmund the Buzzard Pandy walks away with Best Coach honors. Meanwhile folks, Charlie Slusher announced his retirement as a player yesterday. Looking ahead folks, there’s more football coming your way as the National Football Team begins a couple of friendly internationals this Friday at 4 p.m. when they’ll host Tiguillos of Mexico inside the F.F.B. Stadium. On Sunday, January 6th, team Belize goes up against Platence of Honduras and then they take on the PLB Champions, Belmopan Bandits on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the International Amateur Boxing Card staged at the Biltmore on Boxing Day saw Belize defeat Mexico 4 to 3 in a 7 bout show. We take this opportunity to thank all sponsors and supporters and we promise to stage another right after the Easter Holidays.

Finally folks, the 23rd Krem Cycle Classic comes up tomorrow. Cross Country Champion, Giovanni Choto, comes in as defending champion.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#454784 - 01/08/13 07:59 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Goal! Football highlights on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this 1st delivery of Sports Monday for 2013.

 

The Belize National Football Team opened the new year with a flurry as they hosted Tigrillos of Chetumal Mexico on Friday in which they overwhelmed the visitors in a 7-zip blast and then yesterday inside the F.F.B. Stadium they took on Platence a professional ballclub from inside Honduras. In the opening minutes, this gives and so between Harrison “Kafu” Roches and Deon McCauley, appears full with promise until the Honduran goalkeeper successfully intervenes. In fact people, Belize should have had a quick opening goal when Everal Trapp sets Trevor Lennon on this run that should have produced the desired result instead he is robbed by Albert Centeno. One thing for sure, Platence always appears dangerous on the set piece and this corner kick from Christian Palau spelled danger until Woodrow West comes up with the necessary touch. If you don’t believe well watch Marvin Vallecillo trigger this set piece from outside the 18 that forces West to do his thing in goal. We’re some 32 minutes in when Kafu Roches splits the defense with this splice to the ever deadly Deon McCauley and just like that belie goes up 1-zip thanks to our most prolific goal scorer.

With the rain falling, Belize looks for more as McCauley turns provider for Trevor Lennon who for a 2nd time in 1st half play fails to hit the target.  Just before the half expires, Platence launches this effort in search of the equalizer when Jerrick Diaz Matute who keeps this ball alive to Yester Valle. Valle forces the ball past West who is rescued by Elroy Smith. After intermission, the ballgame tightens so Marvin Vallecillo sends this set piece into the boy and the subsequent header forces a rise out of Woodrow West. The visitors now assume the role of protagonist as Marcos Rodriguez picks out John Perez whose header nibs the near upright. Nevertheless, the pressure continues to count when John Perez turns on this ball which finds West at the right place at the right time. Team Belize tries to get something going when Andres Makin Jr. looks for Harrison Roches who is denied by Albert Centeno’s intervention.

Folks, it’s another big time save from goalkeeper West when Yester Valle fires from right on top the box. Valle gets another chance to tie the score for Platence on this nice move, but again he is denied by MVP West. Meanwhile, Belize has a shot at doubling the lead when Cristobal Gilharry sets up Ashley Torres with this wonderful pass only to see the striker fail from inside the danger zone. Still our national team holds on to the 1-zip Win making it 2 wins in a row over the weekend. On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. inside the F.F.B. Stadium, the National Team goes up against the 1st PLB Champions, the Belmopan Bandits.

In other football news over the weekend, football in Belize hosted Omega Football Team of Los Angeles who handed Millennium Girls of Belize City a 5-zip blast and then blanked Griga Girls 3-nil. On Saturday night, Esperanza faced Omega inside the Norman Broaster and we join the action with the visitors up 1 to nothing. The Esperanza Girls look for the equalizer when Kimberly Perez shoots at the far corner; the loose ball reaches Cynthia Salazar and yes we are tied at 1-apiece. The visitors then get a chance to pull ahead again on this center into the box but Carly Gustafson fails to make the connection. Omega’s Estelle Esperanza, who scored in the 2 previous matches should have given her team the lead here, but comes up empty on this try from pointblank range. So we go to 2nd half and Carly Gustafson tries to break the deadlock with this grass head burner that inches outside the far upright. We now find Estelle looking for the lead and her 1st attempt is punched out by the goalkeeper but its right back to Estelle who makes it a 2-1 and can say she scored in every match here in the Jewel. Esperanza looks to reply off this set piece and Nataki Alvarez almost gets the job done until the goalkeeper gets a necessary finger on it. Meanwhile, Sausha Weznuki kicks down Nataki Alvarez inside the box and the referee gives her a yellow card plus awards a penalty kick. Esperanza sends for Abby Holliday and she does not disappoint as Esperanza holds Omega to 2 all stalemate.

In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors New Year’s Race that left Orange Walk Town Hall for M&M Engineering here in Belize City found 23 A class riders and 26 B class in hot pursuit of the Big W. We catch up on the A class on their way to the finish line and we prepare for a monster field sprint as the pelathon remains compact. Now here’s the sprint to the tape and its barney Brown of Scotia Bank assuming command and he beats out Dean Belisle of BCB/FT Williams, while Warren Coye of Santinos round out the top 2. Ernest Meighan and jack Sutherland finish 4th and 5th respectively. In the B class, Daniel Cano of M&M Engineering got top honors forcing Nehru Gilharry into 2nd and Jim Scott into 3rd. at the C Class level, it was Dennis McKoy of Truckers Posse with the Win while Clinton  Abraham and Ian Abraham finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#455255 - 01/15/13 08:36 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football, canoe and cycling in Sports Monday with James Adderley

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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

22 canoes registered in 5 different categories for the 6th annual Boom to Manatee Lookout Canoe Race staged on Saturday as this community prepares for the mighty La Ruta Maya set to take center stage in March. At the 10 a.m. start inside Burrell Boom, the field fully understands that the turbulent condition of the river could impact the take off and maybe the newcomers in the Master Category should have paid a little more attention while hugging this curve to save themselves from an early swim.  As the race speeds towards Burrell Boom Bridge, the defending La Ruta Maya Champion immediately display their ability forging ahead of NICH who have become true contenders for the male title in 2013.  Nevertheless, this rivalry continues to the finish line at Manatee Lookout on the Northern Highway. Belize Bank maintains its lead but a strong challenge coems from Westrac on the outside.

NICH now recovers its stroke as they move in on the Bank. However, the trio of Amin Lopez, Daniel Cruz and Amado Cruz pull out their championship form to speed away for their first place finish in 1 hr. 27 minutes 3 seconds. NICH then rolls in 2nd place by more than a canoe length forcing a game. Westrac Unit comes into 3rd place. Hats off to the Natius Boys of St. Ignatius High School who took the Intramural class in 1 hr. 28 minutes 47 seconds while forcing Cobb’s Arms of the open male category into 4th place. Meanwhile, self-sponsored, Spourts took the Junior class quite easily in 1 hr. 29 minutes 54 seconds.  In the mixed category, Beat di Burn beat the rest in a time of 1 hr. 32 minutes 40 seconds. Wat a Thing of Sea Sports Belize featuring Michael Searle, Cisco and John Searle, the defending La Ruta Maya Champions in the Masters Class easily took the win.  Behind them, the University of Belize with Jayda Guydis, Louise Rodriguez and Shanice Thompson pulled off the upset over defending champ, Police to win the female category.

Just in case you didn’t know, Grumpy Old Men finished second in the Masters Class but were still grumpy. And yes, Chuka Thrillers did recover to finish 4th in their class. And Print Belize in the pleasure class finished 19th overall but took the win in their category anyway. We must mention Team Police Peacemakers did finish but these athletes weren’t the powerhouse we saw last year.

Turning to the football scene, we caught up with the Progresso FC versus Carmelita Athletics yesterday at the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk. 14 minutes in Armando Cho benefits from poor defensive play from Carmelita to open the scoring with this right foot launch. 16 minutes after intermission, Wilfredo Lino beats everybody to this ball and he finds the far corner of the goal to make it a 2-nil Progresso lead. At the 82nd minute, Eduardo Correa takes advantage of another poor defensive play by Carmelita to push the lead to 3. Make it a 4-zip final when Hector Carlos shakes the cord at the 88th minute. Meanwhile, this Sunday’s schedule at the People’s Stadium finds New Hope versus Crystal, San Estevan tackles San Francisco, San Felipe takes on Progresso and then Guinea Grass sees action against Real Juvenil.

Turning to the cycling scene, 30 riders suited up for the 42 mile Saturday race from Leslie’s Imports to Boom Circuit and back which certainly demonstrates that the sport does have a life of its own. Folks, it certainly was an exciting sprint to the finish line. Leroy Cassasola is behind Mark Staine when he launches this attack and try as he could to grab the Win. There’s no stopping Cassasola of Santino who wins his own race in 1 hr. 47 minutes 30 seconds. Mark Staine of Bennys settles for 2nd and guess what, weekend warrior Dean Belisle grabs 3rd place. Speaking of Weekend Warriors, Ernest Thurton of Santino’s took yesterday’s 50 mile race in 2 hrs 22 minutes 10 seconds. Colin Maheia of Horizon took 2nd while Kenroy “Smokes” Gladden of medina’s Jewelry rounds out the top 3.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#455969 - 01/22/13 08:53 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Football highlights on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The national football team of Belize has created much excitement and has increased expectations after 2 outings so far in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. There is indeed a real chance that team Belize can advance to the 2nd round and that objective demands that we beat Nicaragua tomorrow, Tuesday, inside the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. However, let’s got to Game I against the host team, Costa Rica, who came in with the advantage of having beaten Belize in 3 previous outing in which they scored 13 goals to 1.

Things certainly looked like it would remain the same when Jairo Arieta gets off this shot in the opening minute that fortunately bounces off the near upright. 7 minutes later, Belize tries to get some offense going when our most prolific international goal getter, Deon McCauley tries to find the far corner with this on the run left shot that could have surprised the goalkeeper who was out of his goal. Nevertheless, Costa Rica continue to dominate the ballgame and this set piece almost gives them the opening goal. Just before intermission, Oswaldo Rodriguez picks up this punch out by Woodrow West to fire a right away bomb that rises over the crossbar.

In the meantime, Woodrow West has emerged as one of the best goalkeeper at the tournament with plays like this one. Menisis tried to reach Savonillo but West makes the necessary intervention. For certain, the national team displayed a definite defensive posture, but at the 54th minute, Costa Rica caught the Belize defense napping and Jairo Arieta scored from pointblank range. Talk about a big time save; well Brenes fires this monster at our goal to see Woodrow West deny him a goal. Folks we applaud the defensive play of the belzie team but we will have to get some offensive going. We lost to Costa Rica. Their fans were upset about the minimality of the Win. For us, Woodrow West is man of the match.

So we go to Game II for Belize which came up yesterday afternoon against Guatemala, a team Belize drew with in a 3-3 UNCAF match n2001 and now we have become bitter rivals. As a result, an extended feeling out process ensued until Sergio Trujillo n leashes this cannon some 18 minutes in to display his wonderful talent. The Guatemalans continue to push the pace with Figueroa firing this shot from outside the box that isn’t too far off. At the 37th minute, Belize finally gets some offense going when Kafu Roches frees up Ashley Torres who certainly should have done better with this golden opportunity. A few minutes later, we find the Guatemalan Figueroa at it again and again his attempt to score is failed by Mister West.

In the meantime, it was wonderful to see our national grow in this ballgame and we present as evidence when this ball was delivered to Deon McCauley who forced Christian Alvarez to do his job. Elroy Smith then launches this cruel shot off the set piece and now team Guatemala knows they have a fight on their hands. So they respond in hand a Contreras sets up Figueroa who fires at goal but again Woodrow West shines. Belize finds itself on the back foot again when Contreras pushes this ball across the goal mouth—West passes the test. Here’s another crucial save from goalkeeper West when this shot is unleashed from atop the eighteenth. He sees it coming and makes a diving save.

At the other end, Andres Makin gets a chance to be the hero with this nice look at goal but he misses the target. In the closing minutes, Minor looks to steal the win for Guatemala only to see Woodrow West rise to the occasion. Belize holds Guatemala to a scoreless draw.

So folks Costa Rica beat Belize 1-0, Guatemala and Nicaragua tied 1-1, Belize and Guatemala drew nil-nil and Nicaragua was beaten 2-nil by Costa Rica. This round concludes tomorrow with Costa Rica facing Guatemala while Belize goes up against Nicaragua. A win by Belize will be our first win in 9 appearances; more importantly, it propels us into the next round of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. The last time Belize faced Nicaragua, we battled to a 1-1 draw.

In other football news, we caught up with play in the OW 1st division tournament as Guinea Grass hosted Real Juvenil inside the People’s Stadium yesterday. We’re just 8 minutes in when Jose Westby catches up with this pass to score the 1st of a hat trick in this outing.  At the 43rd minute, Jose makes it 2 nil when he beats the defender to this ball and toes it in. Make it 3 goals in a row for Jose Westby when at the 64th minute he beats the keeper with a high header as Guinea Grass takes a 3-zip lead. 7 minutes later, Dario Westby gets in on the act to make it 4-nil with this header. And then Arnulfo Perez Junior makes it a 5-zip final score as he pushes this ball through the goalkeeper’s legs at the 81st minute. In other action yesterday, San Estevan blanked San Francisco 3-zip, Crystal FC clobbered New Hope 9-3 and Progresso bombed San Felipe 4-nil.

In cycling news, Darnell Barrow of Sanitno’s won yesterday’s Cassa Race beating out Byron Pope of bennys and teammate Greg Lovell who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the junior class, Brandon Morgan and Tariq Flowers—both of C-Ray—finished 1st and 2nd. In the weekend warriors race staged yesterday, Preston Martinez of M&M Engineering took the Sunday’s race. George Abraham finished 2nd and Barney Brown 3rd in the A class. Mark Reid of Zitro took the B class while Isaiah Willacey finished 2nd and Daniel Cano 3rd.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#456692 - 01/29/13 08:19 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Copa Centro Americana produced its 2013 Champion yesterday and while that honor does not belong to Belize, our national football team did make an enormous splash inside this event hosted at Costa Rica. For the 1st time Belize won a ballgame beating Nicaragua 2 to 1. For the 1st time, Belize made it to the semi-final round in this Central American Affair. And for the very 1st time, Belize has qualified for the prestigious Gold Cup to be hosted by the US. Beginning July 7th.

Friday evening, Belize made that bold step forward to the semi-final round against the defending champion, Honduras, and as expected, Honduras dominated the action. At the 10th minute, Las Contrachos almost get on to the scoreboard off this corner kick. Indeed, Woodrow West has been the dominant figure on the Belize Team; especially because of our defensive posture and when this ball filters through, West shows us why. At the 29th minute, Garcia gets this touch from pointblank range but again our defense holds firm. In the meantime, Trevor Lennon tries to score from the same spot he scored against Nicaragua but it was not to be. In fact, Belize’s best shot in the half comes at the 35th minute when Deon McCauley looks for his 17th international goal only to be denied by the Honduran keeper. After intermission, Honduras intensifies their attacks. Jeroy Benson gets this chance with the header, but he misses the target. 6 minutes later, Bangston gets this good look at goal only to misfire from inside the box. At the 63rd minute, Evan Mariano unleashes this powerful right foot shot that just inches outside the sticks and it proved to be Team Belize’s best attempt of the match.

Nevertheless, at the 67th minute, Garcia finds Brian Bekiles with this great pass and his strike gives Honduras the 1-zip lead. It would be enough to propel the defending champions into the finals while relegating Belize to the 3rd place match against El Salvador who fell 1-0 in the other semifinal match against Costa Rica. Let’s join this match which was staged yesterday and we start at the 31st minute when Woodrow West comes up with the back to back saves off this set piece fired by El Salvador. Just before the half expires, Darwin Bonilla gets off this header right at Woodrow West while Belize just did not get a shot on frame in the 1st half. Immediately into 2nd half, Belize tries to open the scoreboard when Deon McCauley looks to catch the El Salvador keeper, Carillo, off his line with this floater from long distance but it’s a tiny bit too long. We’re at the 50th minute when Woodrow West makes the first major mistake in this tournament by failing to properly collect this shot off the left wing and let’s this ball reach nelson Bonilla who makes it a 1-nil ballgame. Belize looks for the equalizer when Deon McCauley fires from long distance but its right at Carillo.

At the other end, Nelson Bonilla almost doubles the lead with this trick header only this time, Woodrow West comes up big. El Salvador continues its search to double the lead when Via Cicensio powers this header that crashes off the crossbar and then controls the rebound to fire off this right foot right at West. El Salvador hangs on to the 1-zip Big Win to grab the bronze medal; while Belize settles for 4th place, which is still their best finish ever in the Copa Centro Americana Games. Our team returns today at 3:25 p.m. and will stop at the Brodie’s Plaza on the Philip Goldson Highway where the welcome parade is expected to take off. However, the celebration for Belize’s best showing in international football has been severely tainted by the unexpected resignation of the architect of this success, Leroy Sherrier of Costa Rica. This is what he said in an interview with the press after the 3rd place game.

Leroy Sherrier

Leroy Sherrier, Former Head Coach, National Team

“This is my last game as coach with the Belize team. I believe we have worked satisfactorily, seriously and responsibly, but the structure of this federation, our league cannot sustain this program. Therefore, I cannot continue. There is no guarantee that this team will improve or that it will get better trainers or participate in better tournaments. I cannot sustain this team as it is.”

Folks, this is a complete about face from Sherrier’s pre-tournament pronouncement here in Belize.

Leroy Sherrier

“I have no contract. I believe in his word; I believe in the committee’s word. When you have mutual trust, you don’t have to sign no contract. I don’t want to sign no contract.”

Jose Sanchez

“Coaches come and go in Belize and that’s why I’m asking. We want to know what is your commitment to them…”

Leroy Sherrier

“If they want me to stay twenty years—I don’t think I will live twenty years long—but if they want me to be here with them working, I’ll be here. I give thme my words in front of you, the press.”

This unfortunate turn of events has dashed a full vat of cold water on our football program. I speculate that either something might have happened with the team that changed Sherrier’s perspective or he is positioning himself to get the best bargain from the F.F.B. if there is contract negotiations. Michael Blease in a telephone conversation this morning informed us that the F.F.B. has not received anything official from Coach Leroy Sherrier. For us who were hoping this flicker would have turned into a flame, this news is disappointing. So stay tuned.

In other football news, the opening round of the Orange Walk 1st Division Tournament yesterday saw Edwani Munoz open the scoreboard with this goal that gives San Lazaro a 1-zip lead over San Estevan at the 28th minute. Right off the resumption of the play, Edwani Munoz mounts this individual effort that ties the ballgame at the 29th. At the 40th minute, Edwani Munoz goes to work again beating the defense and the keeper to make it a 2-1 lead. Irvin Orosco then gets in on the goal scoring with this left foot launch that gives San Estevan a 3-1 lead to take into intermission. San Lazaro makes the ballgame interesting when Aris Serano pull one back to make it a 3-2 score. However, in extra time, Edwani Munoz again works his magic to record the har-trick and make it a 4-2 win for San Estevan. In the other semifinal match up, Guinea Grass and Progresso FC battled to a 1-1 stalemate. Thus this Sunday, February 3th, the finalists will emerge in the O.W. 1st Division Season.

jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#457255 - 02/05/13 08:22 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley groundbreaking highlights on Sports Monday

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The Orange Walk 1st division football competition completed its semi-final round yesterday at the Louisiana Football Field as the two teams to advance to the championship series emerged. In the nightcap, Progresso FC and Guinea Grass United clashed for the last time this season. Some 9 minutes into the action, Guinea Grass looks for the opener off the set piece and we must say the trigger man, Isidoro Chan isn’t too far off the target. At the 24th minute, Hugo Canul outruns the defense on the left side to raise this ball over the outstretched hands of goalkeeper, Alfredo Westby who comes off his line and Guinea Grass takes a 1-zip lead. Guinea Grass then gets this chance to double the lead when Ronald Rodney fires at an empty goal only to come up with a high riser as we go to intermission. Progresso FC’s best chance at the equalizer comes when their striker Tirso Duran gets this good look at goal from close range but misses the target. Guinea Grass goes on to post the 1-zip Big Win and are off to the championship round as Progresso makes an exit after falling 2-1 in the 2 game series.

In other semi-final series, San lazaro Revolution and San Estevan battled to a 4-4 draw buut San Estevan moves on on an aggregate of 8 to 6 goals from 2 outings. Thus Guinea Grass Uniteed begins a 2 game series for the title against San Estevan this Sunday, February 10th, inside the People’s Stadium. The opener will feature the U-17 battle between White Eagles FC and San Lazaro Young Stars FC.

Meanwhile folks, the national team continues to prepare for the Gold Cup in the U.S. and Coach Leroy Sherrier returns to Belize and the team on 16th February. The Gold Cup is scheduled to kick off on 7th July. Also scheduled to travel is the national U-20 male selection which will compete in the UNCAF U-20 Tournament to be staged at Costa Rica.  In the meantime, the Premier League of Belize kicks off the 2013 Season featuring 9 football clubs. The action kicks off this weekend on the 9th and 10th February, but to date no schedule has been released.

In cycling news, CASA’s Saturday Race continues to feature the elite riders and Saturday’s race from Leslie’s Important to Burrell Boom cut off was no different. 21 cyclists are suited for the start when the 42 mile journey begins. Approaching the mile 10 station, it’s a 3 man lead and it’s Marlon Castillo who steps up to take that Radisson Hotel Premie. Marlon is accompanied by Byron Pope and Giovanni Lovell. This trio apparently works well together and continue to control the pace as they head towards Boom cut off. And at the turn around point, the big three continue to lead the race. Some 30 seconds later, this chase group makes its appearance. So we head back to Mile 10 and on the return, it’s Byron Pope grabbing the station prize this time with Marlon Castillo and young Giovanni Lovell still in the lead three. In fact, this trio would make their lead stick all the way to the finish line. However, at the curve where the sprint begins, Marlon Castillo in the lead falls off his bicycle and takes Giovanni Lovell down. Byron Pope of benny’s Megabytes then rides in uncontested fashion to grab the W in 1 hr. 44 mins. 15 secs. Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia recovers ahead of Castillo to take 2nd place. Marlon Castillo of Santino’s has to settle for 3rd.

In news from the weekend warriors race from Cotton Tree to Leslie’s Imports, Preston Martinez of M&M Engineering took top honors in the A Class with Mark Gentle 2nd and Warren Coye 3rd. Jim Scott of Santino’s took the B Class win while Valentine Sosa of Truckers won in the C Class.

Meanwhile folks, the standoff in the Belize Cycling Association continues, but according to President, Emil Moreno, the UCL reps will be in Belize on the 10th of February and will stay for a week to fix this situation. Only then will plans for the Cross Country Class go ahead. Still a 9 person team of cyclist is headed to the Central American Games at Costa Rica which kicks off on March 7th. The BCA needs to raise $96,250 to make this trip possible and contributions can be made to the Association at Heritage Bank.

Turning to the canoeing scene, the preparation events continue as we countdown to the massive La Ruta Maya race set for March. We join a field of 17 canoes lined up below the Haulover Bridge en route to Burrell Boom. And they’re off… at the Manatee Lookout, this upstream race finds NICH in the lead, Westrac is next while the mighty Belize Bank finds itself in 3rd place. These vessels would lead the entire route and here’s the sprint to the finish line—Belize Bank has the lead, Westrac on the outside is in 2nd place and NICH is bringing up the rear. Belize Bank hangs on to take 1st place in 2 hrs 6 mins 43 seconds. NICH pulls up 2nd place in a time of 2 hrs 6 mins 56 seconds  as they edge out Westrac. Sprouts win the Junior Class in 2 hrs 12 mins 18 secs. Natius Boys take the Intramural Class in 2:12:33. Coast Guard Guardians prevailed in the mixed class with a time of 2:15:07. Sea Sports Watt a Ting took the masters class in 2:22:20 and Police Crime Fighters win the pleasure craft class in 2:25:52.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#458339 - 02/19/13 08:17 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s moments in sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

Week 2 of the PLB Season saw the Placencia Assasins roll into the Norman Broaster Stadium yesterday to take on the Belize Defence Force. After last week’s 3-1 loss to Police United, the guys from the peninsula were certainly looking to avoid an 0 and 2 start to the 2013 season. However, it’s the B.D.F. with the 1st good look at goal some 10 minutes when Ryan Simpson finds the streaking Lisbey Castillo who botches the finish. The Assassins respond with this potent grass head burner from Jesus Ramos that just inches past the near upright. Ashley Torres then gets this chance to give the Assassins the lead with this left foot launch that rises over the crossbar. At the 42nd minute, Paul Nunez launches this individual effort to fire this right foot bouncer from long distance that beats Elias Pelayo to give the B.D.F. a 1-zip lead. 6 minutes after intermission, Dalton Eiley fires this long range floater that forces Delroy Roches into a tough save.

At the 56th minute, Luis Torres ties the ballgame for Placencia with this powerful punch from the right side that Roches could not reach. Ashley Torres gets another chance to move up the scoreboard, but misfires again from inside the box. Luis Torres then looks to double his tally and give Placencia the lead with this wicked floater only to be foiled by a necessary touch from goalkeeper, Delroy Roches. It’s late in the ballgame when Paul Nunez works his way into the box looking to fire from pointblank range when he is taken down from behind by Jason Kelly—for which the referee rightly awards a penalty kick. The B.D.F. sends Vallan Symms on the mission for the W and it turns out to be a bad choice as he launches straight to Elias Pelayo who makes the easy stop. Nevertheless, when they saw it’s never over till it’s over, you had better believe it because in extra time, Shane Flores fires this right foot just inside the 18 that turns out to be the game winner in the 2-1 final score.

In other action around the league, FC Belize pulled up to 500 ball with a 1-zip win over Police United, defending Champions, Belmopan bandits continue to roll with a 2-zip bombing of San Felipe Barcelona and San Ignacio United kept Verdes winless in a 1-nil scorcher. Looking to week 3, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Belmopan Bandits will host Police United. On Sunday, Verdes travels to Placencia for a 3:30 p.m. appointment. San Ignacio will be hosted by San Felipe Barcelona at 3:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. here in Belize City, FC Belize goes to work against the B.D.F.

In other football news, Guinea Grass United beat San Estevan 2-1 yesterday in game 2 of the OW 1st Division championship to claim the 2013 title with a 6-1 aggregate and we say congratulations. Edwani Munos of San Estevan was voted MVP and teammate, Irvin Osorio led the league with 11 goals while Alfredo Westby of Progresso emerged as best goalkeeper. In the U-17 League, San Lazaro Stars beat White Eagles FC 1-zip yesterday to grab the 2013 title.

Turning to the cycling scene, we give props to Leroy Cassasola and his organization for presenting the Saturday races that are instrumental in preparing the local riders for this year’s annual Cross Country Cycling Classic. Saturday’s open race saw 25 riders line up for the start in 3 categories in a ride from Leslie’s Imports to Boom Cutoff and back. 2 riders jump on the lead early into the race but its young Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia taking the station prize at Mile 10 away from Mark Staine of Benny’s. However, mark Staine does exact sweet revenge by claiming the premie at the prison in uncontested fashion. At the turnaround point, we have a new configuration with the pelathon; more or less compact albeit a little bit stretched out as they begin the ride back. on the return, the Prison premie goes to Brandon Cattouse of C-ray who out pedals a challenge from mark Staine. At Mile 10, mark Staine again gets even by taking that premie as Cattouse looks on. Going to the finish line, we have a 9 man sprint—Brandon Cattouse has the lead on the outside and is being challenged by Gregg Lovell. Cattouse of C-ray shakes him off to grab the W in 1:45:35. Lovell of Telemedia settles for 2nd, Geon Hanson is 3rd, Leroy Cassasola is 4th, while Herman Requeña rounds out the top 5. Philton Butler of M&M Engineering took the Jr. Class over Giovanni Lovell, while Warren Coye beat his teammate, Santino Castillo, in the Weekend Warrior Category.

In softball news, we caught up with the interdepartmental clash between City Council and K.H.M.H. Friday night. it’s a 16-16 score in the bottom of the 7th with Brian Audinett on the mound when the batter comes up with a bunt that should have been an easy out. Audinett’s throw to 1st is errant and this allows Ehairn Dominguez to score from 3rd and K.H.M.H. celebration of the 17-16 victory begins in earnest.

In closing folks, we say congratulations to the new executive of the Belize Olympic Committee elected at Saturday’s General Assembly. Hilly Martinez was elected president replacing Ned Pitts who was installed as president emeritus. Sony Meighan is Vic President; Yolanda Fonseca is secretary; Josephine Flowers, assistant Secretary; Giovanni Alamilla is the new treasures; while the committee members are Herman Pastor, Allan Sharp and Tux Vasquez.

 

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#458931 - 02/26/13 08:24 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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James Adderley’s weekend sports update

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

 

Week 3 in the PLB brought a monster show Saturday night to Capital City where the Belmopan Bandits hosted Police United a ball club looking to re-discover its swagger after a disappointing start to the 2013 semi-pro football season. However, it’s a moment fraught with danger for the Police when David trap curls this set piece to Ian Gaynair who just couldn’t keep this ball on frame. Nevertheless, we’re at the 25th minute when Daniel Jimenez launches this set piece from outside the 18 to find Amin August Junior who heads it past goalkeeper, Woodrow West, to give Police United the lead. Of course, the defending champions, Bandits roar back. Dennis Serano splits the Police defence with this perfect pass to Jerome James who unleashes this bomb on Japhet Young that ties the ballgame at 1-apiece at the 40th minute.

Folks, we’ve just 5 minutes into 2nd half action when Danny Jimenez picks up this loose ball inside the box to punch this ball at the far post as Police United regains the lead in the 2-1 score. The Bandit then looks for the equalizer off this set piece triggered by their captain, David Trapp, who isn’t too far off. It’s a tense ballgame now between archrivals at the 82nd minute when Ian Gaynair finds Jacinto Bermuda and his push to the right side is the game winner as Belmopan Bandits picks up the 3-2 win for a perfect 3 and 0 start to the season while Police falls to 1 and 2.

In other action around the league, Placencia Assassins picks up their 1st season win with a 2-1 win over Verdes FC, San Felipe Barcelona made it 2 wins in a row by blanking San Ignacio 2-zip while FC Belize followed suit by burning the B.D.F. in a 1-zip scorcher at the MCC Grounds. Looking to Week 4, we find 2 matches for Saturday, the second of March. The police will play host to San Ignacio at the MCC Grounds and at the Marshalleck Stadium, Verdes holds the fort against FC Belize. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Norman Broaster Stadium, the B.D.F. will host Belmopan Bandits and at the people’s Stadium, San Felipe Barcelona takes on Placencia. In the meantime, the standings after Week 3 finds Belmopan Bandits with a perfect 9 points from a 3 and 0 record. The B.D.F., San Felipe and FC Belize all show 6 points apiece in that order. Police United, San Ignacio and Placencia have 3 points apiece while Verdes is set to win a ballgame in this 2013 campaign.

Turning to the cycling scene, Cassa’s Saturday open race saw 24 riders suit up for the 42.2 mile race from Leslie’s Imports to Boom cut-off and back. The first big move of the ride comes when David Henderson and Allen Castillo try to leave the pelathon behind but it would be the Santino rider to claim the premie at mile 10. The 2 continue to dominate at the Hattieville turnaround. And would be the 1st to arrive at the turnaround. Of course, the pelathon some 30 seconds off the pace remain striking distance as they brace themselves for the run at the finish line. The duo continues their partnership on the way back through Hattieville.

However, Allen Castillo of Benny’s Megabytes takes off on a solo flight after that. And here he is grabbing the station prize at mile 10 on the return. At the Police checkpoint, it’s still Castillo as the solitary leader. The chase bunch would never catch him as Allen Castillo claims the win in 1 hr. 50 mins. 18 seconds. Twenty-two seconds later, Leroy Cassasola of Santino’s steps out for 2nd place while Erwin Middleton and Geon Henderson, both of C4 of Belmopan, finish 3rd and 4th, respectively. Henry Moreira, Kenroy Gladden and Ernest Meighan finished 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Meanwhile, Sunday’s 80 mile race sponsored by Orson Butler and Deon Leslie say David Henderson of Santino’s post the big win forcing Ron Vasquez into 2nd and Brandon Cattouse into 3rd. Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia took the Junior category and Jose Choto of belikin won the masters class.

Meanwhile folks, the 32nd edition of the Smart Belmopan Cycle Classic comes up on March 10th. Ron Vasquez, who rode on a solo flight of 24 miles,0 goes in as defending champion and Kirah Eiley is the defending female champion going in. stay tuned as things heat up as the cyclists ready themselves for the 2013 Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic.

In table tennis news, Harim Ochaeta beat Fabio Carballo twice to take the 18 and under championship Saturday inside the Belize Elementary Auditorium. Fabio Carballo, however, beat Matthew usher to claim the under 15 title and as the under 12 class is Bjourne Gabourel grabbing the title away from Alexis Tun.

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#459492 - 03/05/13 07:54 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday with James “Jah over all” Adderley

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Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 4 of the PLB Season saw the People’s Stadium in O.W. host the monster clash between San Felipe Barcelona and Placencia Assassins as both teams sought to make advances in the standings. We’re just five minutes in when visitors get this look at goal and indeed Kareem Haylock should have done better with this chance. Barcelona responds with this nice penetration from Clifton West, but he ends up hitting the side nettings of the goal. Now here’s good work from Dellon Torres who comes up with the perfect feed to his brother, Zerrick Torres who squanders the golden opportunity. The visitors dodge a bullet when Clifton West deals to Derys Benavidez whose attempt at goal is foiled by a necessary intervention from goalkeeper, Elias Pelayo who come off his line.

At the 38th minute, Ashley Torres provides for kareem Haylock who makes amends for his earlier miscue to open the scoreboard with a vicious left foot swing. Meanwhile, this wonderful display of team work when Clifton West finds Harvey Cruz who somehow gets this ball to Derys Benavidez and he makes it a 1-1 tie at the 45th minute. We go to second half and Derys Benavidez is still pumped up by his goal when Harvey Cruz again finds him in front of goal and the left launch gives San Felipe the 2-1 lead. Just when Barcelona is in the ascending, Clifton West hurts his team by attracting this red card from the referee for an off the ball misbehavior because of this play which is definitely un-sportsmanship behavior by Elias Pelayo. Things get worse for the home team when Kareem Haylock launches this set piece from the corner spot and this slight touch by Harvey Canul beats his keeper with the dreaded auto goal and we’re tied at 2-apiece. Folks some days are worse than others indeed because we’re into extra-time—just a minute from both teams sharing the points when Alexander Peters out runs Randy Cassanova whom he might have foul, but it’s his left swing that comes with the game winner as Placencia Assassins post the 3-2 victory on the road.

In other results from around the league, Verdes FC doubled FC Belize 2-1, Police United and San Ignacio battled to a 1-1 draw and now there’s no undefeated team in the league because the B.D.F. bombed the defending champions, Belmopan Bandits 2-zip. Week 5’s schedule looks like this on Saturday. Verdes will host Police at the Marshalleck, while on Sunday; San Felipe travels to the Norman Broaster for a date with the B.D.F. Placencia Assassins will be at home against San Ignacio and FC Belize will be inside the MCC in a battle with the Belmopan Bandits.

In news from the O.W. Secondary Schools Challenge, New Hope High schooled Belize High School of Agriculture 5-2 and O.W. Technical High dropped Muffles College in a 4-1 finish.

Checking the Table Tennis Scene, here are the top rankings from yesterday’s RF&G Bi-Annual National Ranking Tournament. Zhi Chen beat Nicholas Martin for the # 1 ranking in the A Division. Tyrone Tun got over Nicholas Martin to be # 1 in the B Division. Sen Sen got past Daniel Sanchez to rule the C Division. While Petie Matus Usher is boss in the women’s ranking after rolling past Nikki Chen.

Turning to the cycling scene. Cross Country fever is still ablaze despite the confusion as to whom runs the sport in Belize. Cassa’s Saturday race which ran for 50 miles from Leslie’s Imports to the Boom Road/Phillip Goldson Highway Junction saw 33 riders suit at the starting line. Around mile 10, we find Greg Lovell of Telemedia and Mark Staine of Benny’s Megabytes leading the race. And are still in control when they hug the Hattieville roundabout; enjoying a 30 second lead over a compact pelathon that seems well organized. At the prison, Greg Lovell steps out to take the premie as Mark Staine can only look on. However, at the turn around point, it’s Brandon Cattouse in sole possession of the lead albeit not by much. On the way back, Mark Staine took the station prize at Mile 10. So we go to the finish. Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray pulls the trigger on the inside lane. Jairo Campos of Benny’s Megabytes mounts a challenge to his right that is immediately dismissed. Brandon Cattouse takes the ride in 1hr 58 minutes. Jairo Campos is 2nd while Nissan Arana of D&C Cycling rounds out the top 3. Meanwhile, the Weekend Warriors race ran through the hilly Hummingbird and here’s the sprint for the A class which ran from Belmopan to St. Margaret’s and back. Preston Martinez of BCB/FT Williams edges out Roy Hyde of Santino’s for the big win at a time of 2hrs 1 min 45 secs. In the B class which ran from Belmopan to Sibun Bridge, Dean Boyce of BCB/FT Williams edged out his teammate Daniel Cano for top honors while Isaiah Willacey of Digicell took 3rd. Chris Berry of B.N.E. took the C Class.

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#460089 - 03/13/13 09:15 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday: The Belikin Ruta Maya Challenge Winner and other sporting activities

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

The 15th edition of the Belikin La Ruta Maya Canoe Race gripped the nation for 4 days as it meandered down the Macal River to its amalgamation with the Mopan River which then formed the Belize or Old River that brought the 170 mile race to its natural conclusion at the Belcan Bridge here in Belize City yesterday before a huge crowd. A grand total of 63 canoes laden with 3 paddlers are in place at the starting line Friday morning for the start to this 4-stage race that would test the limits of their preparation and determination. The boats then explode with energy at the starting signal as Stage I of the race gets underway in earnest.

So we fast forward to the conclusion of Day 1 and it is Belize Bank Bulldogs with the stage win in a time of 5 hrs 16 mins 26 secs. B.T.L. Cobbs Arm took 2nd place 5 seconds later while Ziprider pulls up 3rd 8 seconds off the pace to round out the top 3. On day 2 folks, NICH was able to pick up the stage win uncontested as Belize Bank, Ziprider and Cobbs Arms all capsized giving NICH the opportunity to finish in a time of 5:45:40. Westrac also benefitted from the accident by pulling up 2nd a minutes and 32 seconds behind NICH> Belize Bank pulled up 3rd a minute and 44 seconds off the pace; Ziprider came 2 mins 18 seconds behind NICH and B.T.L. Cobbs Arms was 2 mins 57 seconds behind the leaders. However on Day 3, Belize Bank Bulldogs roared back reestablishing their dominance winning the 37 mile stage from Double Head Cabbage to Henderson Bank in Burrell Boom in 4 hrs 45 mins 4 secs. NICH who came in only 1 second behind lost ground after finishing 4 seconds off the pace and Zip rider fell further back with its time of 4 hrs 45 mins 9 seconds. Westrace held on to 4th place 3 minutes 30 seconds behind Belize Bank and Cobbs Arms found themselves 3 mins 58 seconds behind the leader.

Going into the final leg yesterday, NICH had the best chance at catching Belize Bank only 5 secs behind. However, when we checked at the Haulover Bridge, Belize Bank continued its great run with Zip rider looking to at least grab the final stage win, NICH looked to do the same thing as the 4 second lead seemed to be insurmountable now. While Westrac continued to hand on. Cobbs Arms trailed the big 4 throughout the event. So we go to money line at the Belcan Bridge here in Belize City. NICH jumps on the lead in the race to the finish line, Belize Bank tries to overtake on the outside, but it is Zip Rider on the inside that finds the momentum and with a sudden burst overtake NICH to grab the 30 mile stage win in 2 hrs 42 mins 28 secs. Belize Bank pulls up 3rd. Westrac would paddle in 4th while Cobbs Arm rounds out the top 5 in the male class. Nevertheless Belize Bank Bulldogs picks up its 9th La Ruta Maya title with a total time of 18:31:21. NICH took 2nd in 18:31:24 and Zip Rider , 3rd in 18:32:10

Meanwhile the canoe in the middle crossing the finish line before the others is natius who won the Intramural Class in a total time of 19 hrs 17mins 20 secs. They beat out Oceana Wavemakers who took the master’s class in 19:24:01. Coast Guardian prevailed in the mixed class with its total time of 19:37:35. Police Crime Fighters won the Pleasure Class in 20:20:44. To your right is Vicious Ambitious Delicios who won the female class in 21:17:51 and girls your vessel name is catcy. Meanwhile folks, we’ll have a detailed look at the 2013 La Ruta Maya in a 1 hour package tentatively to be aired on Sunday night.

Turning to the cycling scene, some 60 cyclists suited for Sunday’s 32nd Annual Smart Blmopan Cycling Classic which took off to a rolling start from in front of the Smart Headquarters on the Phillip Goldson Highway. At Western Avenue, the race begins in earnest in the 100 mile event that gives an indicators as to who to look for come Holy Saturday. Giovanni Leslie of Santino’s is the first to attempt a breakaway on his own; however, he reeled in around mile 18. Around mile 29, the new wrinkle finds an established breakaway featuring Shane Vasquez, Peter Choto, Brandon Cattouse, Marlon Castillo, the American Scottie Weiss and Byron Pope and Ernest Meighan. At mile 33, the 7 man lead group have extended their lead to 3 minutes. Peter Choto grabs the Smart Card premie at mile 40 as the lead pack continue their rule over the pace. And we see them still intact as they hug the Belmopan junction heading to the turnaround point. Byron Pope takes the station prize at Comprehensive High School inside the Capital. 2 minutes 35 seconds later we find the chase group led by John Delong of the U.S. Tam in hot pursuit. Around mile 32, the lead pack has lost Ernest Meighan to the vicious pace that now boast over a 4 minute lead. At Rockville, Shane Vasquez steps up to take that premie with lead now down to 1 min 23 secs and with the many vehicles crowding the leaders its only a matter of time before they are caught.

The last station prize is taken by Peter Choto but now the lead pack has ballooned to 15 after a group of 8 led by John Delong executed the crossover. However, around mile 12, Marlon Castillo of Santino’s who set the record of 4:07:35 in 2008 and the defending Belmopan Champion, Ron Vasquez extricate themselves from the pack and here they are at mile 9 speeding towards the finish line. And here they are in the sprint for the $1500.00 top prize—Marlon Castillo pulls the trigger; Ron Vasquez responds but it’s the Santino rider with the big win n 4:29:08. Ron Vasquez of Western Spirit has to settle for 2nd. Now here’s the sprint for 3rd place and Brandon Cattouse of C-ray edges out Byron Pope of Megabytes with Richard Troyer of Western Spirit rounds out the top 5.

Meanwhile, Scottie Weiss of Veloshine took the master’s class. Marinette Flower won the female category. Oscar Quiroz prevailed in the junior level and it was Devin Azueta in the Youth Category. The next big even is the 14th annual Junior Cross Country Classic which comes up on March 24th. Oscar Quiroz goes in as defending champion.

In football news, here are the results of the PLB play over the weekend. On Saturday, Police United blanked Verdes FC 1-zip. On Sunday, the B.D.F. marched over San Felipe Barcelona 3-1. Belmopan Bandits and FC Belize battled to a scoreless stalemate and Placencia Assassins and San Ignacio FC settled for a 1-1 tie. Week 6 comes up this weekend. On Saturday 16th, Belmopan Bandits will host the Placencia Assassins at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Police United faces the B.D.F. at the MCC Grounds, FC Barcelona will be at the People’s Stadium against Verdes FC in a 3:30 start and at the Norman Broaster Stadium, San Ignacio FC will battle FC Belize.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#460510 - 03/19/13 09:23 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Goaaal! Football highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

We take you immediately to the Isidoro Beaton Stadium where on Saturday night, the defending champions, the Belmopan bandits hosted an always dangerous Placencia as week 6 rolled on in the Premier League of Belize. we’re only eight minutes in when this defensive error gives Jerome James this look at goal from pointblank range but James fires the ball too close to Elias Pelayo and a goalkeeper of his quality will most times come up with the save. 16 minutes in Jerome James sets up Belize’s most successful international striker, Deon McCauley and for sure he should have done better with this chance. McCauley then tries to make amends a minute later but is foiled by a finger tip save from Pelayo. Folks, against the run of play, Placencia Assassins strike first when Alexander Peters deals to Ashley Torres who punches it at goal, Woodrow West gets a hand on it, but it’s not enough to prevent the Assassins to grab a 1-zip lead at the 31st minute.

Placencia then gets the chance to double the lead when Jesus Ramos finds Alexander Peters with this lead pass but Peters makes a mess of the opportunity. In the meantime, we can safely conclude that Deon McCauley is not having a good day when he raises this attempt over the crossbar from inside the box. At the 78th minute, Jerome James ties the score at 1-1 for Belmopan bandits with this nice tap in and we’ve got a new ballgame. In extra time, Placencia Assassins get burned when David Madrid fires this shot at goal from the left wing; it deflects off Dalton Eiley and there’s nothing Elias Pelayo can do about Belmopan Bandits takes the win in a 2-1 big win off a lucky break.

We now head to the MCC Grounds where yesterday the B.D.F. came out against Police United in a bid to maintain its status as league leader. 17 minutes in Jeremy Bermudez of Police takes down the B.D.F.’s Paul Nunez inside the box for which the referee rightly rules for a penalty kick. Vallan Symms is chosen for the execution and unlike the time, this time he beats Keith Allen to give the military a 1-zip lead. B.D.F. looks for more off this set piece triggered by Khalil Vasquez to Marlon Meza who gifts it to the goalkeeper. Meanwhile, the Police almost comes up with the equalizer when Evan Mariano fires this loose ball out goal. It’s a beauty but Frank Lopez comes up with an even more impressive save. Carlton Thomas comes off the bench and tries to double the lead with this right foot offering that brings out a fire save from Keith Allen. Early into 2nd half play, Trevor Lennon looks for the equalizer with this low cruise missile that veers off the target at the last second. When Shannon flowers looses this ball to Byron usher, it provides a chance at goal that is foiled only by the heroics of Keith Allen.

Folks, Delroy Flores does nice work to get this ball to Andres Makin who fails to hit the target. For certain the Police blow a wonderful opportunity to pull even when Amin August floats this set piece to Evan Mariano who gets let down by a horrible 1st touch. At the 86th minute, Vallan Symms steps up to launch this set piece from the side and the right foot push finds the far corner—the B.D.F. gets all 3 points and deservedly so from the 2-zip win to remain the leader in the league standings.

In other action from around the league, San Ignacio blanked FC Belize, while Barcelona and Verdes battled to a 1-all stalemate. Meanwhile folks, the national team of Trinidad will be hosted by the National Team of Belize this Saturday, 23rd March, at 4 p.m. inside the MCC Grounds. As a result, the PLB matches for week 7 will be staged on Wednesday and Thursday so stay tuned.

In cricket news, play in the Smart Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition over the weekend saw Police handle Easy Does It by 49 runs. Berlan beat Surprise 64 runs to 63 with 9 crickets to spare. Brilliant jolted Wicked Eleven 73 runs to 72 with 4 wickets to spare. Sunrise got over Strugglers 125 runs to 32. Isabella Uprising defeated Bright Star 112 runs to 90 and Western Eagles flew past Alfred Dawson Cricket Club by 44 runs with 9 wickets to spare.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#461019 - 03/26/13 09:34 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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The Sporting Highlights with James Adderley.

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

After a tremendous performance at the 12th Copa Centro Americana at Costa Rica that saw the National Football Team of Belize in 4th place among the 7 countries of the region, Belize looked to build on that momentum by hosting the Soca Warriors of Trinidad & Tobago in an international friendly staged at the FFB Stadium inside Capital City, Belmopan Saturday night.

Stacked with at least 6 foreign based players and with the memory of that scoreless ballgame against the Jaguars in 2010, the visitors try to get Kenwyne Jones going. Jones strikes for Swansea in the English Premier League and on this individual press is contained by Dalton Eiley, Captain of the host team in the early going. The Soca Warriors then try to open the scoreboard off this set piece triggered by Christopher Birchall who bends this ball to Daniel Cyrus. Cyrus’ vicious header brings out a spectacular save from Woodrow West who punches it out and the defensive header by Dalton Eiley gives Cornell Glen a shot at goal that misses the target. It’s more offense from Trinidad when Joevin Jones centers off the left side forcing goalkeeper west to intervene. The 1st legitimate attempt at goal by the homeboys comes off this set piece outside the 18th, triggered by international goal-getter, Deon McCauley. But it has not the power to rattle Cleon John in the visitor goal. McCauley then turns provider for Danny Jimenez who brilliantly moves his man out the way only to miss the target. Nevertheless, the Belize offense continues to gather momentum as Deon McCauley gets this blocked ball across the face of goal to Trevor Lennon whose left foot launch rises over the crossbar.

So we go to 2nd half and a couple minutes in, Deon McCauley fires this long range attempt at goal, but this shot was never going to get past Cleon John from that distance. In the meantime, this nice pass from Harrison “Kafu” Roches almost frees up Deon McCauley but the impressive recovery by Carlyte Mitchell shuts down that move. Now here’s a coach’s nightmare, Ian Gaynair simply gifts this ball to Cornell Glen and is fortunately rescued by an alert Woodrow West. At the other end this is a nice build up by the Belize offense, McCauley to Roches who sets table for Evral Trapp who doesn’t deliver the power needed to make it count. Meanwhile folks, it was a competitive, but clean ballgame until this incident between Devon Jorsling of Trinidad and Tyrone Pandy almost explodes into fisticuffs, but referee Irnfan Basdemir handles the situation expeditiously and correctly by chasing both off the field of play.

Trinidad almost score this ball when Dalton Eiley gives this ball to Densil Theobald who finds Keon Daniel and his left foot launch forces goalkeeper West to conceded a corner kick. The corner kick is launched by Marcus Joseph and it creates the perfect opportunity for Trinidad to steal the win until Erval Trapp boots it out of danger amid the confusion on defense. For the second time in 2½ years, Trinidad and Tobago are held to a scoreless stalemate by a Belize Team rated over 60 points below them. For sure our national team has come a long way, especially defensively, but we certainly have a long way still to go.

Turning to the cycling scene, the 14th annual junior cross country classic took to the George Price Highway yesterday as 19 hopefuls suited up for the 70 mile ride that would finish at Leslie’s Imports just outside Belize City. Oscar Quiroz Junior comes in as defending champion in his last outing as a junior rider. And we are off in search of the best from the representatives of the future in Belizean cycling. The 1st big move of the race is made by Delon Gentle of BECOL Uprising who should have recognized from his team appearance in the 1st of our 2013 edition of race for the garland. When Delon Gentle rolls down Cement Hill and heads across the Hawkesworth Bridge in uncontested fashion, he has already won all 7 station prizes in the first 10 miles of the ride. The chase behind him comes from Zamir Guerra of Cayo High Road and his teammate Michael Wagner. Of course, the main bunch is just some 25 seconds off the pace.

At Red Creek Bridge, Gentle is caught by Guerra and Wagner to make it a 3 man lead. However, the BECOL rider takes a final premie at Cessa Cement office to push his total to 11. We pick up the action at Belmopan cutoff and its Tarique Flowers riding unattached who grabs that station prize with a new 3 man lead that includes Zamir Guerra and Michael Wagner. Flowers would give way to Zamir Guerra at La Democracia, Michael Wagner would step up at Rockville and Guerra at Hattieville and Wagner at mile 8 as this trio would run all the way to the finish line. The trio continues to work well in the on the road alliance to prevent the chase pack from making inroads into the lead.

Now here’s the sprint for the 2013 title. On the outside is ZAmir Guerra and he easily beats his challengers to grab the win in 3hrs 34mins 38secs. Michael Wagner of BECOL Uprising holds off Tarique Flowers for 2nd place as this trio beats the field by some 12½ minutes and we say congratulations. Joslyn Chavarria Junior, another BECOL rider, wins the 3 man sprint for 4th place while Giovanni Lovell of Telemedia is forced in 5th place and the defending champion; Oscar Quiroz Junior has to settle for 6th in his final appearance as a junior rider. Good show guys. We now look forward to the 85th running of the Annual Cross Country Cycling Classic which gets underway at 6 a.m. on Holy Saturday.

Finally folks, the battle of the sexes raged again on the George prize Highway as the University of Belize presented the 36th annual pelathon yesterday and we find the females who started at Belmopan Market Square and ended at the outskirts of Belize City, there’s not a man in sight. When the race passes the Civic Center on the Boulevard, female power is in full force as they follow the baton to its final destination. Upon entering the ITVET compound on Freetown Road, there’s no doubt that the females have won the 36th edition rather convincingly narrowing the overall margin to 18-15 which remains in favor of the males. Ladies we send you our heartfelt congratulations. Speaking of the makes, well guys you’re simply 15 minutes late so I’ll just have to wish you better luck in 2014.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#461989 - 04/09/13 06:21 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday Highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 11 of the PLB football season took us to the Capital City Saturday night where the Belmopan Bandits hosted the Belize Defense Force in a bid to have sole command of the top spot in the standings. In the opening minutes of this ballgame, Ryan Simpson picks up this gift from the defense and misses the target from inside the box. At the 30th minute, Deon McCauley works his way past two B.D.F. defensemen to deal to Jerome James who finds Denmark Casey Junior and the right foot punch from close range gives the Bandits a 1-zip lead. The host team then looks to double its lead off this set piece triggered by David Trapp, but its right the goalkeeper, Frank Lopez, who punches it out of harm’s way. Sine 10 minutes into 2nd half, Ryan Simpson of the B.D.F. is unceremoniously taken down inside the eighteenth by Jacinto Bermudez—the referee rules penalty and rightly so.

Vallan Symms again gets the call from the B.D.F. and this time he disappoints by hitting the horizontal bar. The B.D.F. almost comes up with the equalizer when Byron Usher unleashes this power shot that just screams over the crossbar. We’re at the 78th minute of play when Harrison Tasher launches this set piece at goal from long distance. It’s a bouncer that is deflected and Woodrow West cannot recover in time to prevent the equalizer. However, the Bandits retake the lead at the 85th minute when Ian Gaynair finds Deon McCauley who chests this ball down to launch a splice under heavy pressure that bounces off the far upright to make it a 2-1 Belmopan lead. It’s McCauley league leading 8th goals of the season. In the closing minutes of the ballgame, it’s all Belmopan so Gilbert Swazo hooks up with Jerome James whose attempt to score veers outside the near post. Belmopan Bandits go on to post the 2-1 big Win and are sole leaders of the BLB with 26 points.

In other action around the league, Police United overwhelmed San Ignacio United in a 4-zip blast; Verdes doubled FC Belize 2 to 1 and FC San Felipe Barcelona burned the Placencia Assassins 1-zip at Placencia. Thus the standings going into Week 12 looks like this: Belmopan Bandits lead with 26 points, the B.D.F. is next with 20, FC Belize has 17, san Ignacio 13, Verdes 13, FC Barcelona 11, Placencia 11 and Police are in the cellar with 10 pts. Looking ahead on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m., Belmopan Bandits will host FC Belize while at the MCC Grounds. Police takes on Verdes FC. On Sunday, at 3:30 p.m., FC Barcelona will be at the People’s Stadium against the B.D.F. and at the Norman Broaster Stadium, San Ignacio United plays host to the Placencia Assassins.

In other football news, Week 7 in the Mayor’s Cup at Dangriga saw Riverside Nets blank Valley Pride 3-nil; Green Gold got over Backatown Kulture 1-zip while Red Bank Napoli and Silk Grass battled to a draw and Hopkins held New Site to a 1-1 draw. On Friday, April 12th, DYFA takes on Silk Grass and Benguche battles Umadagu. On Sunday, Hope Creek fazes Green Gold and Conquerors take aim at Valley Pride.

In Softball News, we want to salute Camalote United who rolled our Ontario Rebels 8 to 1 inside the Joan Garbutt Stadium yesterday in Esperanza to win the Cayo Softball Marathon to kick off the 2013 Cayo Softball Competition. Francine Salazar gets the win over Kenreen Gillette. Meanwhile, in news from Belize City Interoffice Softball Competition, K.H.M.H. edged Belize Water Services 14-13 in Saturday night’s finals to take the 2013 title. After squandering a 14-9 lead at the end of 6 innings, K.H.M.H. had to survive a late rally by Belize Water Services after giving up 4 runs in the 7th inning. We say congratulations.

In billiard news, Mirab presents the Ben BouNahra 9 ball tournament at Elements Bar here in Belize City this Saturday and Sunday.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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#462477 - 04/16/13 06:31 AM Re: James Adderley’s weekly sports update [Re: Short]
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Sports Monday highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Week 12 of the PLB Football Season saw league leading and defending champions, Belmopan Bandits play host Saturday night to FC Belize who came into the Isidoro Beaton Stadium looking for the full three points in an effort to keep their playoff hopes alive. FC looks to strike first when John King launches this left foot from long distance that bounces off the crossbar. Belmopan’s response comes from Victor Morales who tracks down this ball inside the 18th to fire this on the run shot that sails over the goal. It’s more offense from the Bandits when Ian Gaynair prowls forward to find Deon McCauley with this center which produces an attempt that is kept out by the near upright. At the half, we caught up with the new head coach of the Belize National Male Team, Ian Mork, who is on his second tour of duty in the Jewel and will lead our team into the Gold Cup at the USA come July.

Ian Mork, Head Coach, F.F.B. National Male Team

Ian Mork

“The plan is to advance in the Gold Cup and ideally we beat the U.S. I am competitive just like all the players and the executive and we want to win every time we play. But we have to be realistic about our level and where we are at and ideally we could advance and get to the next round of the Gold Cup. From what I’ve seen so far, I think the potential is great. We have to be realistic. I think the U.S. has players playing in Rome, they have a lot of talent; a lot of top international players. Until Belize starts to beat teams in Central America consistently, then we can think about beating the U.S. as well. But I do think that it is possible and Belize needs to start think about playing the U.S. every year or so because if we want to be a top team in CONCACAF, we are going to be playing the U.S. more than just one time; we are going to be playing them all the time. So I am trying to look a little bit more at the long time than just this one time game.”

But it’s back to the business at hand and it’s early 2nd half action when Deon McCauley makes this run at goal only to be denied by the FC keeper, Gelnford Chimilio. At the 65th minute, this defensive error by FC Belize gives the ever deadly Deon McCauley this chance at goal and he makes them pay the maximum price as the Bandits take a 1-zip lead. FC Belize goes to the set piece for the equalizer. Norman Nunez touches to Christobal Gilharry who is not too far off target. Belmopan then looks to double the lead off this header from Deon McCauley but this time the goalkeeper Chimilio takes care of business. Meanwhile, this is another mistake by the FC Belize defense but again Chimilio is able to shut McCauley down. At the other end, Woodrow West literally has to use his head to deny John King on this attempt. In the meantime, McCauley continues to look for his 2nd goal of the match and this set piece he launches is only contained by the crossbar. Belmopan bandits hold on to the 1-zip big win.

In other action around the league, Police United blanked Verdes 1-zip, the B.D.F. bombed San Felipe Barcelona 6-nothing, while Placencia edged San Ignacio 3-2. Thus going into week 13, Belmopan leads with 29 pts, the B.D.F. show 23, police picks up 3 pts from the Verdes win, 3 pts from the back match with San Felipe Barcelona and 3pts from the successful protest against Placencia Assassins thus jumping to 3rd place with 19 pts; FC Belize has 17, San Ignacio and Verdes are tied at 13 apiece while Barcelona and Placencia Assassins are tied at the bottom with 11 points each.
This weekend’s schedule finds Verdes FC hosting San Felipe at the Marshalleck Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, Placencia Assassins play host to Belmopan, the B.D.F. will face Police United at the Norman Broaster Stadium—both matches start at 3:30 p.m.—while at Belize City, FC Belize takes on San Ignacio at 4 p.m.

In billiards news, Element of the Element Bar beat Seaside heights of Punta Gorda to take the Ben Bounahra 9-ball tournament presented by Mirab over the weekend. Perro Sand of Corozal took 3rd place and Manuel Policeman Ramos emerged with MVP honors.

In cycling news, the 4th Weekend Warriors Cross Country Cycle Classic which ran for 80 miles from La Loma Luz in Cayo to M&M Engineering on the Phillip Goldson Highway turned out to be a duel between Preston Martinez and Phillip Burns. It was the M&M Engineering rider, Preston Martinez, who took the big win 3hours 59 minutes 10 seconds, while Phillip Burns of Cayo Rentals settled for 2nd. Sean Howard of Cayo Rentals takes 3rd place forcing Mark Gentle into 4th and Colin Melina into 3rd. in the B-Class which ran for 60 miles, Santino Castillo took the ride in 3 hours 3 minutes 18 seconds with his teammate Jim Scott finishing 2nd while Nehru Gilharry of Truckers Posse rounds out the top 3. In the C-Class, Anwar Barrow of Medina’s House of Jewelry prevailed in the 50 mile ride with Sean Duncan taking the runner up spot.

Finally in cricket news, action in the Harrison Parks cricket competition on Saturday saw Jermain Smith strike for 54 runs, as Brilliant beat Berland 184 to 156 runs. Lloyd Cassasola recorded 56 runs for Berland in that loss. Excellence got 47 runs from Brandon Broaster in their 187 to 158 triumph over Sunrise. Kene Broaster struck for 3 wickets in the win. Jairi Chilu batted in 35 runs and Edison Parks moved down 3 wickets in the loss. In other action, Western Eagles easily trampled Easy Does It 58 to 54 with 7 wickets to spare. Police handled St. Paul 167 to 59 and Wicked Eleven got the win over Uprising 190 to 125.

Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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