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May 4, 2009

James Adderly has the latest sporting results

Story PictureGood evening, I’m James Adderley. Welcome to Sports Monday. The current shutdown imposed on public gathering because of the Swine Flu pandemic put a halt on most sporting event inside the nation. Nevertheless, we caught up with Karate inside the Princess Hotel on Saturday here in Belize City as presented by The Belize Shotokan Federation under the scrutiny of eight Den Sensei James Field of Santa Monica, California and it’s a sport that caters to all ages and backgrounds. However today’s focus is on the group of eight athletes—seven of them brown belts looking to step up to the Black Belt class and one looking for a second degree black belt rating. Intent on changing belt colors are eighteen year old Kimberly Bowman, seventeen year old, Luwani Nunez, thirteen year old Calbert Culta and fifteen year old Everal Martinez who are displaying their Kata skills.

Now meet the other three seeing to step up from brown to black-twelve year old Maria Correa, eleven year old Hannah Diskin and ten year old Jonathan Marshallech and indeed there is nothing like youthful enthusiasm. In the Kumite presentation, some contact is allowed in the sport as ably demonstrated by Quilter and Bowman. And the duo of Maria Correa of Silver Medalist Hannah Diskin get their turn to mix it up for Sensei Field and we must tell you that all of eight athletes seeking promotions today are members of the National Karate Team of Belize that travel to Canada for the 2008 World Shoto Cup. Including John Reyes of the Sandhill Dojo who today is trying to earn his second degree Black Belt rating with this Kata performance.

In the way to his objective, Reyes gets tested in his Kumite skills by third Dan Francis Garcia. And third Dan Robert Pennil currently giving him a different perspective on contact in the sport. But who is this man who holds the key to the advancement.

James Field, I.F.K.F, Director of the Southwest Region
“I’m the I.F.K.F, Director of the Southwest Region which covers California, Nevada and Utah and I’m also the Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee. I’m very, very, very impressed. They’re very good.”

Maria Correa
“I’m very excited when I—whenever I spar. So it’s a very good time for me and I have fun all the time so I make the best of it.”

Hannah Diskin
“I’m excited because there’s new responsibilities and new Kata to learn because it’s kinda getting boring, all those other Katas now.”

John Reyes
“I feel positive about it. I think I pull through, I think I did everything that I needed to do to pass and from here it’s only forward, noh. And I have so much more things that I have to improve in but at the same time, I’m happy about today and I feel good about it. I’ve been doing Karate for fifteen years. I got my first degree Black Belt in 2003, so my second degree Black Belt test is well overdue and I love karate and I plan to continue doing it for the rest of my life.”

Now let’s head to Sandhill where the Belize District Cricket Association presented the league competition between Sandhill Bright Star and Reggae Boys of Scotland Half Moon on Saturday. We find Sandhill cashing a score of a hundred and five for fifty overs set by the Reggae Boys in the first half of the match. Bowling for Reggae Boys is Alvan Stevenson who serves up this six to Elihu Banner, President of the Belize District Cricket Association, who would bat in twenty-one runs. Stevenson gets the same result from Banner’s batting Samuel Snooknandan who would tally sixteen runs in this one. Of course folks, Kendis Moody did the most damage against Scotland Half Moon. Here, he ties David Moody for a six and would finish with a team high twenty-seven runs batted in. Gilbert Seguro was also effective as he batted in twenty-six runs in the hundred and seven to hundred and five win by Sandhill Bright Star over Reggae Boys from Scotland Half Moon. In the other match up on Saturday’s schedule, Sunrise of Lord’s Bank totaled a hundred and nine runs for eight in thirty-two overs while Unfinished Business of Biscayne got a hundred and thirty-nine runs for eight wickets in fifty overs which means there is more crickets remaining in the match before the winner is decided. Of course folks, the rural cricket competition no longer exist as we know it. Five teams are members of the Belize District Cricket Association under President Elihu Banner and thirteen teams are aligned with the National Cricket Association under President Elston Wade. I guess progress bring problems. Hey folks, as soon as the shut down is concluded because of the Influenza A -H-one-N-one virus, as soon as that is concluded we will let you know –to have you know that things are back to normal but that’s it for now though. We invite you back same time, same place, next week. Jah over all I’m James Adderley.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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