Sports — 07 March 2014 — by Mervin “Rugged” Flores

Dangriga sports stats – Classic Gold Mayor’s Cup Marathon this Sunday, March 9

Classic Gold Mayor’s Cup

The Classic Gold Mayor’s Cup football tournament, sponsored by Traveller’s and Belikin, will get under way this Sunday, March 9, at the Carl Ramos Stadium with a Grand Marathon, commencing at 10:30 a.m. Teams taking part are: Benguche, New Site, Silk Grass, Wagiya, Wagierale, Green Gold Hope Creek, Hopkins, Southside, Riverside, and Conquerors. All teams are asked to please be on time. First place for the Marathon will be $1,000.00, second $500.00, third $300.00. Registration per team for the Marathon is $75.00.

The regular season begins the following weekend with 2 games on Friday and 2 games on Sunday. This will be a short season, so teams have to be fully prepared both mentally and physically.

BDF hosts PLB season opener

The Premier League of Belize (PLB) will kick off its Closing Season tournament throughout the country of Belize this weekend; and here inside Dangriga’s Carl Ramos Stadium this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. will be the “southern derby” battle, as home team BDF will see action against their worst foundation rivals, Punta Gorda’s Paradise/Freedom Fighters.

Entrance fee is still only $5.00. Ticket booth opens at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

“Pawpa” Mena Dominoes Marathon

Part 2 of the Frank “Pawpa” Mena Dominoes Marathon will continue this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and finish on Sunday. First prize is $1,500.00; second $500.00; third $300.00; fourth $200.00. Teams must assemble at Wadani Shed by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Defending champs from Part 1 was Sharpters.

Primary school softball

The Stann Creek District Sports Council Primary Schools Softball zone tournament has been completed. Representing the Independence Zone will be Independence Primary males and females; Hopkins Zone – Silk Grass Methodist males and Georgetown Richard Quinn females; Valley Zone – St. Mattews females and Light of the Valley males; Dangriga Zone – Sacred Heart Primary males and females.

The Regional will be next week Wednesday, March 12, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Carl Ramos Stadium.

The next sporting discipline coming up after softball will be volleyball.

High school softball

The Secondary School Southern Softball Regional took place last weekend in Independence, hosted by Independence High. Representing the South for the secondary schools Nationals, coming up on March 14 and 15, will be both Independence High males and females. The Nationals will be hosted by Kings College in Orange Walk Town.

National Elite basketball

The National Elite Basketball League tournament continues this Saturday night, March 8, at the Why-Not-Island at 9:00 p.m. Our home team, Dangriga Warriors will take on Corozal Heats. All are invited to come and cheer for the Griga Warriors. Entrance fee is $5.00; high school students $3.00; kids are FREE.

North Stann Creek Valley football

The North Stann Creek Valley 2014 Football Tournament continues this weekend with Week 3 games being played at the Pomona New Site Football Field.

Saturday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m.
Game 1 – Valley Rangers vs Pomona Assasins
Game 2 – Alta Vista Avengers vs Alta Vista High

Monday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m.
Game 1 – Hope Creek Pumas vs Mile 21
Game 2 – Master Link vs Sarawee Bullets

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