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Kool Kat lift mid-season title

- Kool Kat lift mid-season title

Leaders Kool Kat captured the St Thomas Captain's Bakery Major League mid-season title after their 3-2 win over Lyssons at the York Sports Complex last Saturday.

Kool Kat, who were reaching their first final at this level, came out positive and took the lead in the first minute through a strike from Ronald Taxter.

They went further ahead 14 minutes later when Glenmore McPherson scored a header.

Lyssons dominated the last 15 minutes of the first half but could not find the target. Four minutes inside the second half, however, they pulled back a goal from the penalty spot. Kareem King, who was brought down, converted to make it 2-1.

Kool Kat restored their two-goal advantage when Christopher Mattison scored in the 61st minute. Kareem King gave Lyssons some hope with his second goal in time added. However, Kool Kat held on to come away with a 3-2 win.

Kool Kat received the Captain's Bakery Trophy and $12,000, while Lyssons collected 8,000.

- Business House cricket awards presentation

The Business House Cricket Board, in association with main sponsor Digicel and the Jamaica Broilers Group, will tonight stage the 71st anniversary awards presentation function at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Chelsea Avenue, starting at 7:30.

Awards will be presented to the champion teams in the Reggae Jammin 50-over league, the Business House 35-over KO competition, Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO competition, Digicel 20/20 competition and also to the winning pair in the Hermon Spoerri double-wicket competition.

LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless), Jamaica Broilers and St Ann Jamaica Bauxite should figure prominently among the awardees. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m.

- Wolmer's cricketers celebrate 50th anniversary

The Wolmer's cricketers of 1959 will celebrate their victory in the Sunlight Cup cricket competition with a 50th anniversary reunion at Howard Hamilton's Ham Farm in St. Catherine on Saturday, July 4.

Led by all-rounder Freddie Jobson, the team, which included top batsmen Maurice Foster, Milton Powell, and Mickey West, left-arm spinners Robert Scarlett and Michael Archer, and pace bowler K. D. Knight, won all eight matches to win the coveted Sunlight Cup. Schools now compete for the Grace Shield.

Two years earlier, in 1957, the Wolmer's team, captained by the outstanding wicketkeeper/batsman Clive Wynter, and including all-rounder Max Campbell, won the Cup. The year after, and in 1960, the maroon and gold standard-bearers, again under Jobson, made it two-in-a-row and three out of four.

Although the 1959 champion team will be the focus of the celebration, the July event, a day and night affair, will honour the teams of 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960, as well as all the other sports teams of that time.

Proceeds from the event will go to the school. All 'old' boys, friends, opponents and family members of 'old' boys from that period are invited to come out and to share the memories.

The cost per person will be $5,000 and contact persons are Steve Evans at, or; Freddie Jobson at; and Michael Peynado at

- West Portlandnetball results

Port Antonio Police Youth Club scored the widest margin of victory in action from the West Portland Sports Club netball competition last weekend.

In the match, Port Antonio Police Youth Club against Chepstow, the former came away 47-4 winners.

The winners led 12-0 at the first quarter, 24-0 at the half-time break and 32-3 at the third quarter.

Mount Pleasant also recorded a huge victory over Bybrook, who were beaten 43-7.

Bybook trailed 13-0 at the first quarter and 17-1 at half time, before Mount Pleasant raced to a 29-3 third quarter lead.

In the day's third game, played at Woodstock Community Centre, Orange Bay beat Shrewsbury 31-26 in the most competitive match.

The teams were tied 7-7 at the first quarter, but Orange Bay outscored their opponents 7-3 to lead 14-10 at the half-time break. It was 19-18 at the end of the third quarter in favour of Orange Bay, who again outscored their opponents 12-8 in the final quarter.

- Titchfield to honour athletes

Titchfield track and field team will be hosting a Kingston launch of its new upliftment programme, which saw them take the Most Improved Team Title at the recently held Eastern Athletics Championships. Friday, March 27, from 5p.m. until 10 p.m. is the date and time for the event.

The new upliftment programme is by team Portland, a group of technical and administrative personnel, with the agenda to take the sport to all non-traditional high schools who have little or no image in the sport, and is headed by Laurie Foster, with support from Member of Parliament, Dr Donald Rhodd.

The function will incorporate honouring of the Eastern Champs team with special awards given to the eight medallists.

The Port Antonio-based school, which produced Rosie Allwood, its only Olympic finalist (200m, Munich, 1972) has qualified an unprecedented 24 athletes for Boys' and Girls' Champs.

This achievement has been attributed to its new programme marshalled by head coach Delroy Johnson. He is assisted by Julian Ivy and the technical director, Carlos Samuels, a former outstanding St Elizabeth Technical sprinter, who won Class Two gold medals in 100m, 200m, 400m, at the 1990 Boys' Champs.

- St Thomas CU supports youth football

St Thomas Football Association's youth programme received a big boost on Tuesday, thanks to the injection of a $1 million from the St Thomas Credit Union.

At Tuesday's launch, which took place at Whispering Bamboo Cove Hotel in the parish, Hopeton Morrison, general manager of the credit union, spoke about the importance of the youth competition.

St Thomas Credit Union sponsored the competition for nine consecutive years, but pulled its sponsorship for the last four years.

Morrison said his company is delighted to be back by committing $1 million to the leagues. The sponsorship will go towards three competitions - the Under-13/15 for boys, along with the girls' Under-16 section.

The league, in its 10th year, has produced a number of national players, including Demar Phillips of F.C Aalesunds of Norway, Jermaine Hue, and Dwayne Miller of Harbour View, Damion Gordon and Victor Thompson of Tivoli Gardens, along with the Arnett Gardens pair of Newton Sterling and Desmond Breakenridge.

During the function, both members of parliament for the parish committed their support to netball competitions in the clubs and schools.

Dr Ferguson committed $600,000 and Mayor Brown, speaking on behalf of James Robertson, also committed $600,000 for a total sponsorship of $1.2 million.

- Head of State Pool tourney today

The Head of State/Sharell's eight-ball tournament takes place today and tomorrow at Angels Plaza, Spanish Town. starting at 3 p.m. both days.

First prize is $40,000 and trophy, second $30,000 and third, $20,000. Entry fee is $1,500. The tournament is co-sponsored by Head of State Pool and Gaming Lounge and Sharell's Beauty and Barber Supplies Limited.

This tournament will be followed by the valuable Best of the Best II fifth ranking tournament, sponsored by Magnum and Century Wrecking Service, from Saturday, March 28, Sunday, March 29 and Sunday, April 5 at Hot Shots, 103 Constant Spring Road.

It offers a first prize of $80,000 and trophy, second $40,000, third and fourth $15,000. Entry fee is $2,500.

- Eyon's double propels 'Greats'

Eyon Thompson's double strike sent Greater Portmore Football Club into the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored knock-out after his team's 3-0 whipping of Caymanas Gardens Site D in the second semi-final on Sunday, at the Passagefort playing field.

Kenneth Gordon scored the other goal for Greater Portmore.

Wanderers advanced to the final, with a come-from-behind, 2-1 extra-time win over Hellshire United in the opening semi-final game at the venue. The teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. The final is scheduled for Sunday, April 5.

# Eagle View unbeaten in Portmore domino

Leaders Eagle View extended their unbeaten run to 17 in the CTL-sponsored Portmore/St. Catherine domino league last Sunday when they defeated third-placed Eradication 300-291 in an away match at Gregory Park.

Watched by a large crowd, the match was a ding-dong affair between two popular teams, so much so that the scores were tied as many 42 times. In the end, Eagle View asserted their authority to win by nine points in a countdown.

In other matches, second-placed Fort International beat Ackee Pod 300-290, fourth-placed Caribbean Classic whipped Prozz and Conzz 300-236, Right Stuff drubbed Marlie Mount 300-237, Hurricane beat Old Harbour United 300-295, Seamaster defeated Ken's Wildflower 300-290, Masterpiece beat Colours 300-290, Old Harbour Bay got by New Look 300-262 and Correctional Services clipped Lime Tree 300-299 in a sudden death countdown.

Tomorrow's feature match pits second-placed Fort International against fourth-placed Caribbean Classic at Passagefort Drive.

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