Sports — 30 January 2015 — by Mervin “Rugged” Flores
Dangriga Warriors basketball friendly on Friday night

DANGRIGA, Wed. Jan. 28, 2015–High School Football / The final games of the secondary school football tournament in the Dangriga Zone took place on Friday, January 23, at the Carl Ramos Stadium.

For the males, it was the final game of the second round to see who will advance to the Regional Tournament. Delille Academy won over ANRI by 4 goals to 2. Ervin Ramirez, Eaton Franciso, Dylan “Chris” Flores and Carlos Bent got one apiece for Delille Academy; while ANRI got a goal each from Sheldon Bernardez and Jerome Peters.

Unfortunately for Delille, this 4-2 victory was not good enough for them to advance to the Regionals. They needed to win by 11 goals to get past Ecumenical, who was leading with a huge goal average. Delille Academy finished with 8 points, but a smaller goal average. Ecumenical also finished with 8 points, but they had a huge goal average. ANRI finished with 0 points. So, representing the Dangriga Zone at the Regional Tournament coming up on February 7 in Punta Gorda, hosted by Julian Cho Technical, will be the Delille Academy females and Ecumenical males.

The Independence Zone tournament was completed on Saturday in Independence at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium between Independence High and George Town Technical, both males and females, which were both playing in a 3-game series. In the females, the first 2 games were tied, so they had to play a third game, which went all the way to a penalty shootout, and was won by George Town Technical females. In the males, Independence High males won the first 2 games over George Town Tech males, so the Independence Zone will be represented by George Town Tech females and Independence High males.

Cycling

The Dangriga Amateur Cycling Association will get their 2015 calendar started with their monthly race, which is on every last Sunday in the month. The first race will get started this Sunday, February 1. This race will start (and finish) from in front of Wadani Shed on St. Vincent Street at 10:00 a.m. and head on to the Southern Highway to Hopkins junction and back.

It’s an Open race for amateur cyclists from across the country of Belize. Three confirmed teams who will be taking part are: Team POLICE of Belmopan; Team CHAVARRIA from Georgeville; and Team SHAKE AND BAKE from Dangriga.

First prize is $300.00; second $200.00; and third $100.00. There will also be cash station prizes.

Registration per rider is only $10.00. For more information, amateur riders from across the country of Belize can contact Moses Lopez at 625-4022 or Mr. T. at 662-3310.

Belikin Dominoes Tournament

Also coming up this Sunday, February 1, at the Wadani Shed will be the 2015 Belikin Dominoes Tournament, starting at 9:30 a.m. 8 teams will be taking part in this tournament on Sunday from Dangriga and surrounding villages. Teams are asked to please be at Wadani Shed by 9:00 a.m.

Football friendly on Friday night

The Ecumenical High School male football team, who won the Dangriga Zone tournament to advance to the Regionals, will be playing a friendly practice match this Friday, January 30, at the Carl Ramos Stadiium, starting at 4:00 p.m., against Ecumenical Sixth Form.

Elite basketball returns

The Dangriga Warriors Basketball Club would like to invite the entire basketball fans from around Dangriga and surrounding villages to a friendly practice match this Friday, January 30, at the Ecumenical Basketball Auditorium, starting at 8:00 p.m., against a powerful Dangriga All Stars selection. Entrance fee is only $3.00.

This Friday night, the Dangriga Warriors basketball executive will showcase to the entire community all the players who make up the Dangriga Warriors selection for the upcoming 2015 NEBL season.

Dangriga Warriors has been doing intense training for the past two months under their new head coach, Kenrick “Chick” Fernandez, as they prepare for NEBL opening night next week Saturday here in Dangriga against Belize City No Limit. (Note: It is not Orange Walk Running Rebels any more, as there has been a change in the schedule.)

PLB football on Sunday

The Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2014-2015 Closing Season kicks off at the Carl Ramos Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, with southern rivals Wagiya of Dangriga vs King Energy/Freedom Fighters of Punta Gorda.

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