Henriques tops first shooting match in Mandeville Orville Henriques began 2017 on a winning note, smashing a 10-man field to take the first monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club last weekend. Henriques, who was the top shooter in local matches during the 2016 season, won ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who posted 73 per cent. The surprise finisher was Lyle Swaby, who took third spot. Swaby only started serious competition on the shooting circuit last year. Owen Campbell (62 per cent) copped fourth, edging Thomas Jones by one percentage point, with Evan Grant and Desmond Prince rounding out the shooters who got above 50 per cent. The next major match, dubbed Pre-Florida Open matchup, will be on February 12. St Bess FC of St Elizabeth lead on goal difference in a three-way tie on points at the top of the standings after five rounds of the 2017 South Central Confed Super League. Following a 4-0 demolition of Clarendon’s New Bowens last weekend, St Bess lead with 13 points ahead of Sporting Central and Tru-Juice of St Catherine. All three have won four of their five games and drawn one. Sporting Central earned their fourth win after outscoring Hillstars of Manchester 3-2 while Tru-Juice got the better of Kemps Hill 4-3. Dunbeholden FC also won 3-0 against Downs FC while Rivoli United FC disposed of Blackstars 4-1. The weekend was remarkable for Ricam Academy of Manchester, who scored their first victory beating visiting Holland PYC of St Elizabeth 3-1 at Greenvale Community Centre. The Noranda/New Day North Central Athletics meet takes place today at the Port Rhodes Sports Club, Discovery Bay. According to meet organiser Duen Daley, the meet has attracted more than 20 schools and a number of track clubs, including Athletico, Comets, and the Moneague Track Club. The meet has also been opened to prep and primary schools. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with the running of the 3,000 and 5,000 metres events. The grounds, track and facilities have been made available by the Port Rhodes Sports Club and Noranda/New Day bauxite operations. Greater Portmore Primary will have their annual 3K road race on their school grounds on Friday, February 3. Primary and high schools students in Portmore have been specially invited. Also invited are health-conscious individuals, parents and members of various clubs. Proceeds are in aid of the school’s sport programme. Entry fee: $300 children, $500 adults. Warm-up 6.30 a.m., race time 7 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three winners of each age group. Three-way tie in South Central Confed Noranda/New Day regional track meet on today Greater Portmore Primary 3K road race February 3 Porus FC have put last season’s disappointing run behind them and are leaders after two matches in the new season of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. In fact, of the five teams which have played two matches, Porus are the only one to have a perfect run. The seven-team league saw three matches being played – two at Kirkvine Sports Club and one at the Porus Community Centre. In the first game at Kirkvine, Porus were gifted all three points when Mile Gully handed them an own goal in the final minute of play. The second game produced a five-goal thriller as Technical Strikers outscored Comfort 3-2. The man of the match was Technical Striker’s Christopher Williams, who scored twice. In the lone encounter at the Porus Community Centre, Star Zone and Villa played to a 1-1 draw. Defending champions Fort International made a winning start to their 2017 campaign as the Jamaica Domino Federation/City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union domino league kicked off last Sunday. Fort defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-275. In other games, Right Stuff whipped Chedwin Strikers 300-246; Eradication stopped Masterpiece 300-277; Links United thrashed Ken’s Wildflower 300-224; Waterhouse United beat Naggo Head 300-281; Spring Village defeated Frasziers Whip 300-272; Correctional Services beat Garveymeade 300-190; Soursop Tree defeated Memory Lane 300-241; Feluchi Strikers outlasted Passagefort United 300-290; Exceptional International surprised Braeton All Stars 300-285. Tomorrow’s matches (Home teams named first): Garveymeade vs Right Stuff; Frazsiers Whip vs Fort International; Links United vs Masterpiece; Memory Lane vs Waterhouse United; Passagefort United vs Correctional Services; Eradication vs Ken’s Wildflower; Braeton All Stars vs Naggo Head; Chedwin Strikers vs Feluchi Strikers; Mechanical Strikers vs Soursop Tree. Fort make winning start Manchester and St James will contest the finals of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) netball competition on February 3. The venue is yet to be decided but St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) is being explored. The two parishes won their respective semi-finals last Friday at STETHS. St James defeated Westmoreland while Manchester had an easy victory over St Ann. Five games on in Portmore Division Two Five games are scheduled in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League tomorrow. Newly crowned mid-season champions Racing United have a tricky away assignment to Braeton United at Ferdie Neita Park in the first match of a double-header at 1 p.m. In the second game at 3 p.m., Westchester tackle Waterford. At Southborough field, Edgewater will square off against Three West at 1 p.m. and Caymanas Gardens tackle Southborough at 3 p.m. in the venue’s second game. In a lone game at the Cumberland High School field, Cumberland host Daytona. Meanwhile, Racing United took the mid-season trophy last Sunday without kicking a ball, as their opponents in the final, Edgewater FC, failed to show. Porus lead Manchester Major League Manchester, St James teachers in JTA netball finals
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