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Jan 16, 2012

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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