Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
SPHS wins first ever National title #433385
03/18/12 03:27 PM
03/18/12 03:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 520
Scuba do Offline OP
Scuba do  Offline OP
Playing St. Johns in the final in Camalote we were down 9-6 with one last inning to win our first ever National title in ANY sport when Alex Roache started off the rally with a 320 foot home run. After Hugo singles, he is thrown out stealing before we loaded the bases after tying the game.Our MVP Rabba drove in our second baseman Coco with the winning run in walk off fashion. We at International Sports Outreach thank Coach Marion and the entire SPHS staff and players for allowing us to help coach the last two years and be a small part of history on the Caye's.David & Jo Nisbet International Sports Outreach San Pedro

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care
Re: SPHS wins first ever National title [Re: Scuba do] #433528
03/20/12 07:11 AM
03/20/12 07:11 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 83,535
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline

SPHS Male Softball Team are National Champions

The San Pedro High School (SPHS) male softball team on Saturday March 17th, were named, 2012′s National High School Softball Competition champions. It’s a historic win for the SPHS, who for the first time ever, have won a national championship in any sporting discipline. The team won its qualifying game on Friday March 16th, which allotted them a spot in the championship game the following day. On Saturday afternoon, the boys managed to win and bring the coveted title to the island. The SPHS Male Softball Team represented the north of the country having won the Northern Regional competition earlier this year.

According to the Coach of the team Marion Mejia, when the team arrived at the May Garden Field in Belmopan, all eyes were fixed on the trophy. “Our team went up first against the Western Regional Champions – The Belmopan Baptist High School; and that was a blow out game,” said Mejia. The blow out game ended in a score of 13 to 1 runs with the star pitcher being Charles Richards from the SPHS.

In recollecting the championship game Mejia bragged, “In the finals, we faced St. Johns College who had previously won against Independence High School. The final game was a real competitive game and was a back-and-forth but in the end SPHS team managed to pull a walk-off win.” According to Mejia, one of the key performances in the championship game was that of Alex Roache, who batted a home run sending three team members home and closing the gap for the SPHS team. Following Roaches’ spectacular performance in the game, Charles Richard batted in Luis Pinelo for the winning run to end the game in a walk-off victory. In the end the team won by a score of 10 to 9 runs, in a game that was played close to the very end.

Mejia has been the coach of the SPHS Male Softball Team for five years. In 2011, the team came close to qualifying for the championship, placing fourth at the national level. According to Mejia, the team prepared themselves for the past six months gearing up for the nationals. An emotional Mejia told the team at a special school assembly that, “you made my dream come through and you guys made me the proudest person.” He added that “Every time I did the roster, I found it difficult because it was like being between a rock and a high place. All of you (team members) have risen to the occasion when there is a need to do so.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
Click for the Thrifty Dollar Golf Club Rental website!
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 65 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1