BELIZE CITY, Thurs., Aug. 5, 2004
With Belmopan Print Belize Blue Devils still winless in the 2004 BBA Summer Heat Basketball tournament, they went out and got coach from ?foreign.? Local teams were told this year that it would be a league for Belize without ?foreign talent?, but what the league didn?t say is what the Blue Devils did: they made a long distance call and netted a coach that isn?t a stranger to Belize ? Bernie Tarr.
Coach Tarr is currently the head basketball coach at St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland in the United States. He has been coaching at the high school level for eleven years. Coach Tarr has an impressive r?sum?, but can that r?sum? help to bring back the Blue Devils from the bottom of the BBA?s standings?
Will Juventus hold serve and drink champagne? Or will Sagitun break through and bring the Big Dance to the MCC Garden?
Could it have been the overall rating or ranking that we gave Gatorade Juventus? ?portero? Giovanni Rodriguez in last week?s edition of the Amandala that had him flying around like Spiderman? Or was he just hyped about returning to his old stomping grounds at the Michael Ashcroft? In any case, Se?or Rodriguez, you saved your team?s bacon and we have to give you the big-ups for doing that. Giovanni was playing like a possessed man between the sticks stopping everything that came at him.
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 28, 2004
When the word somehow leaked to Sagitun fans sometime in the week that they were contemplating playing their first game on the road, that shocked many of their fans who wanted to see or hear the logic behind going to Orange Walk?s People?s Stadium and giving up the home field advantage to Gatorade Juventus.
Call it luck, or call it destiny, but that notion had to be scrapped since the People?s Stadium will be busy with Orange Walk?s Fiestarama.
BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 27, 2004
Last Friday night at the Belize City Center, the BTL Nets demolished, demoralized, whipped, abused, okay we get the point. Those are just some of the nicer verbs that we can use in describing the 27-point blowout suffered by the Belmopan Blue Devils in the 80?53 loss.
The Nets never trailed in the game, but noticeably they were without one of their superstars and unquestionably one of the most talented players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers playing basketball for the Nets and for the nation of Belize ? Keith ?Superman? Acosta. Acosta was absent because he was across the border doing what he does best - ?hooping it up.? Whether he was absent without leave is yet to be answered, but judging by what is unfolding, we assume that he was AWOL.
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 26, 2004
The John ?Shamba? Dominguez/Duane Arnold Memorial Cycling Classic rolled out of the city of Belmopan around nine Saturday morning July 24th2004 with an impressive field of 40 riders.
Several attacks happened in the course of the first ten miles but the most memorable one occurred at Mile 38, giving rise to a five-man breakaway that had Jerry Flowers, Gilbert Gillett, Leroy ?Lyrics? Trapp, James ?Cocky? Welch and Kevin Hall.
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 21, 2004
Almost every weekend, the Cayo Softball Association delivers tons of excitement to softball fans with games in Roaring Creek, Camalote and other village venues in the Cayo District. Last weekend was no different.
On Saturday, July 17th,the Esperanza ?B? Team lost to Unitedville One, 16?4. Jean Trapp got the win over Shamira Montejo. In the second game, Georgeville JEC defeated Unitedville SQ, 16-7, behind the pitching of Olivette Tucker, who got the win over Marilyn Gordon.
BELIZE CITY, Tuesday July 20, 2004
Brothers Habet and BECOL, in association with the Belize Cycling Association, held their 5thannual Benque Fiesta Race, from Belize City in front of old August Meat Shop on the Western Highway, to the Guatemalan Border, and then turning around for the finish at the Marshalleck Stadium in Benque Viejo Del Carmen.
When it was all over and done with, Roger Troyer of Team Guinness/Smiling/Kulcha/Continental, took the first prize of $800.00, doing the ride in 3 hours 17 minutes and 28 seconds.
BELIZE CITY Thursday July 22, 2004
Defending champs of the Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition, Wicked Eleven, are one step closer to going to the championship round to defend their title. Last Saturday Wicked Eleven stopped Sunrise of Lords Bank, 167?126.
Wicked Eleven took their position in front of the wickets first and Michael Flowers scored 38 of the total 167 runs all out. When it was Sunrise?s turn to face the ?Wicked? bowlers, Edison Parks top scored with 26 runs out of the Lords Bank total of 126 runs.
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 21, 2004
The table for the Big Dance is all set, and going to the table this year are two teams that haven?t seen post season play in the past couple years - Big Bad Sagitun and Juventus, who of late added Gatorade and are now known as Gatorade Juventus.