The 2004 Inter-office Softball Competition continued on Monday, November 1, at Rogers Stadium with two games.
In the first game, AES/Love Fm defeated Mission Impossible by the score of 27-17. However, this game was played under protest by the management of the Mission Impossible team. The claim is that AES submitted a batting order with the name of a player who was not in the stadium at the scheduled start of the game.
Saint Catherine Academy and Saint John?s College are the 2004 Central Division volleyball champions. After gaining their crowns on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, they will now represent the Central Division in the Nationals, at Toledo Community College in Punta Gorda, on November 5 and 6. Saint Catherine Academy has dominated the volleyball league since 1987. Ever since that year, they have been champions. It is no surprise that they won the volleyball tournament again this year. They were challenged and were almost beaten, but still they were victorious at the end.
During this month (October), the towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Benque Viejo del Carmen are celebrating their centennial anniversaries. It is only fitting that we record the events of the first Cross Country Cycle Race, which was ridden from Belize City to El Cayo and back. I must first declare that the following information on this historic expedition was taken from a brochure entitled ?Blazing Trails on Bicycles and Motor Cars in British Honduras? by Mr. Monrad Metzgen.
Yesterday evening at the Civic Center, the girls of Anglican Cathedral College defeated Saint Michael?s girls 18-16.
At the beginning of the game, it was Saint Michael?s leading all the way in favor of Elsean Pennil who topped in five easy points. By the end of halftime, Saint Michael?s girls led 12-7.
In the second half, the combination of ACC?s #9 player, Myrtel Bailey and #5 Nadia Elijio, were too much for the Saint Michael?s girls.
On Saturday, October 30 and November 6, Santino?s will be sponsoring races for non-elite riders over twenty-eight years of age.
For the safety of these riders, these two races will start at George August and ride to Hattieville through the Boom Road to the Northern Highway junction, and back through Boom Road to finish at George August. The distance of the race is exactly fifty miles.
In the first game tonight at Bird?s Isle, Customs defeated Esso in the exciting Inter-Office Department competition by a score of 42-30.
Henry Marsden of Customs was unstoppable scoring a total of 23 points for his team to give them the victory.
Sunday, October 17, Centennial Celebration Dart Tournament was held at Gigi?s Bar in Benque Viejo. The outstanding turnout comprised of representation from Caye Caulker, San Pedro, Ladyville, and Belize City in addition to a strong host contingent hailing from Cayo area. Trophies and cash prizes were awarded to the top competitors in the doubles, ladies, and open singles events. Individual distinction was recognized by the presentation of trophies for the most 180s and tons thrown as well as for the least and highest finishes.
Jose Mora Sr. of Belize City?s Arrow Dart Team placed first in the open singles event after defeating Omar Guerrero of San Pedro in one of the most competitive finals in recent memory. Cayo veteran Errol Daly put in an impressive performance to round out the top three.
On Wednesday, October 20, the 2004 Belize City Inter-office Softball Competition began at Rogers Stadium. The teams competing comprise both male and female players.
In the first game, Police defeated Mission Impossible by the score 11-7. Police scored 11 runs on thirteen hits, including 6 extra base hits. George Lightfoot, in the 6thinning, collected Police?s only triple.
On Tuesday, October 19, St. Catherine Academy (SCA) girls defeated Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) in the final round of the championship games. SCA?s # 9 Bianca McFadzean did it again! In the beginning of the game, McFadzean had already gained three points to give SCA the early lead, 3-1. Five minutes after the first rotation, SCA?s # 13 player, Christine Cheng, gained nine straight points to give SCA a large lead 12-4.
On Friday, October 22, the defending champions, Wesley College, both female and male teams, will go up against Saint Catherine Academy and Saint John?s College in the first game on opening night.