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Mar 14, 2011

Sports Guru, James Adderley scores on Sports Monday

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

The final major race staged by the BCA before the Annual Cross Country Cycle Classic reigned supreme on the Western Highway. Yesterday as it ran from Belize City to Belmopan and back for some 100 miles, some 87 riders are in the hunt today as they stalk the record of 4hrs 7 min 35 seconds set by Marlon Castillo in 2008 and they’re off from Constitution Park inside Belize City.

Outside of Hattieville on the way to the Capital City, this 6 man unit has broken out of the pack and are working hard to make it permanent. We find Bertram Brown, Rafael Chto, Zegreus Ford, Patrick Bennett, Erwin Middleton and Armide Rivas combining their efforts to make this happen. Commissioner Kwame Scott informs that this lead is a minute seven seconds. At the Shell Gas Station, we find the lead pack now down to 5 featuring Middleton, Rivas, Choto, Brown and Bennett with Ford having been left behind. However, the chase group led by Ernest Meighan is only some 50 seconds off the pace.

Coming off the bridge at St. Matthews Village, the lead pack is down to 4: namely; Middleton, Bennett, Rivas and Choto. Around Mile 31, we have a new configuration among the newcomers to the front are Giovanni Lesloe, Brqandon Cattouse, Peter Choto the defending champ, Bertram Brown is back and dangerous Darnell Barrow is in the hunt.

In the meantime, Armides Rivas has embarked on a solo flight and remains a solitary figure entering Hattieville. This is the group that catches up with Rivas around Mile 8. At mile 4½, we have a 12 man lead pack streaking to the tape. We are now in front of Leslie Imports for the sprint—Gregory Lovell of Zamir jumps to the lead but Darnell Barrow of Santino’s pounds on his pedals and overtakes Lovell right at the tape to take the 30th Annual Belmopan Cycling Classic in 4 hrs 18 mins 27 seconds. Christian McNish beats out his Bennys Megabytes teammate for 3rd place while Deivy Capellan of Zamir rounds out the top 5.

In the Jr. Class, Wasani Castro of Clear the Land grabs top honors in the 70 miles ride in 3 hours 12 mins 38 seconds. Giovanni Lovell of Indeco takes 2nd and Jafari Castro of Clear the Land 3rd. 2 Mexicans of depredadores—Omar Gomez and Carlos Castelan—finished 1st and 2nd respectively while Ray Cattouse grabbed 3rd place; all timed at 2 hours 15 mins 35 seconds for the 48 mile ride.

Shalini Zabaneh of Sagitun had to fight off a strong challenge from Patricia Chavarria to take the women 48 mile race—both were clocked at 2 hours 18 minutes 36 seconds whuke Gina Lovell took third 6 minutes later.

The next big event on the BCA Calendar is the Junior Cross Country set for April 3rd so stay tuned.

Turning to the football scene; Week 3 in the Belize bank Super League brought Orange Walk United to the MCC Grounds to face undefeated RG City Boys United. The visitors get the 1st opportunity to open the scoreboard off this set piece and indeed he beats his left this ball to Leon Jones and he beats his former teammate Charlie Slusher to give City Boys a 1-zip lead. Orange Walk looks to reply of a set piece of their own when Edwin Gillett picks out Oliver Hendricks whose header inches outside the far post. Leon Jones then gets the opportunity to score his 2nd goal of the match when Ryan Simpson finds him off the spot kick, but this time he is denied by Charlie Slusher.

Folks we’re in early 2nd half play when Leon Jones centers to Deon McCauley who beats Slusher to the ball to make it a 2-nil City Boys lead. A coupel minutes later, Leon Jones turns ton this ball in search of that elusive 2nd goal only to be denied by the crossbar.

O.W. then gets this chance to pull one back when Oliver Hendricks hooks up with his brother Christopher who unleashes a high riser. Things take a turn for the worse foe Orange Walk United when Jarret Davis is red carded for hitting Shawn Thurton. Tempers continued to flare inside the ballgame and almost descended into a free for all until sanity is restored. City Boys go on to post the 2-zip big W. Remember guys, the fans pay to see football.

In other action around the league, Griga Knights crushed Cayo South 5-2, Paradise Freedom Fighters burned 3rd World 1-zip while Placencia Assassins and Hattieville Monarch played to a 1-1 tie. In action this weekend, Orange Walk United travels to Hattieville, City Boys will be hosted by Cayo South, Paradise Freedom Fighters gets a visit from Placencia Assassins and 3rd World FC plays host to Griga Knights.

Checking in at the Smart ChallengeCup play Kings Park FC defaulted to Atlantic Insurance. Ebony Lake beat Kelly Street 3-1, West Lake edged Yabra 4-3 and Brown Bombers blanked K.H.M.H. Authority 2-zip. Meanwhile play in the Zabaneh Southern Regoional Cup; Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm blanked Monkey River 3-zip. Pomona FC doubles Farm one, 2-1. Red Bank Napoli rolled over Trio Farm 2-zip. Scorpion FC and Seine Bight battled to a 1-1 tie. Arnold Farm hurt Mayan King FC 3-zip while G&S United bombed Independence Young Starz 5-1.

In Major Cup Football at Dangriga; Aguillas and Backatown Kulcha battled to a scoreless draw. Southside handled Hope Creek in a 4-nil blowout. Oceana Conquerors crushed Bilbao 14-nil and Leslie Commercial edged Police 2-1.

Finally folks, the Women’s Department shaped its Annual Bike Rally on Saturday to promote healthy lifestyle, family strengthening and team work. Trophies were given to the youngest female rider, 3 year old Rea Ferguson. Oldest—73 year old Norma Sutherland. The largest group of females went to the Police Department. And the largest mixed team went to the Collet Resource Center. They also rode for the Cancer Society and we say good show.

Jah Overall, 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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