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.
Kay De Vaughn, 18, is one of Belize?s internationally accomplished athletes. Her most recent gold medal was won in late September at the Central American (CADICA) Open Track and Field Championships held in Managua, Nicaragua.
Her love affair with track and field was sparked in the innocence of childhood, with the simple pleasure enjoyed by many children? running.
The Belize City primary school volleyball tournament continued yesterday at the City Center with Belize Elementary winning over Saint Ignatius females in two sets, 25 ? 14 and 25 ? 17. In the male game, Central Christian defeated Friends Boys School also in two sets, 25 ? 14 and 25 ? 16.
Three games are scheduled for this Tuesday afternoon. Game one will feature Holy Redeemer versus Saint John Vianney females, game two has Belize Elementary taking on Muslim Community females, and in game three, the males of Central Christian squares off with Friends Boys School.
Guatemala sealed its berth into the CONCACAF Final Round of World Cup Qualifying after posting a 1:0 win over visiting Honduras in a Group B Semifinal game at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Ciudad de Guatemala on Wednesday evening.
Carlos Ruiz had the only goal of the match for Guatemala (3-1-1, 10 Points) as they defeat Honduras (1-1-3, 6 Points) and now reach the CONCACAF Final Round for the first time since the 1990 World Cup Qualifying Stage.
Last night there was major excitement at the Lake I Community Center court, when, in the first Annual Southside Under 17 Wilton Cumberbatch basketball championships, the two undefeated squads, Ebony Lake and Jungle faced off. When it was all over, Jungle remained undefeated taking the 2004 ? 2005 Wilton Cumberbatch trophy with a 49 ? 45 victory.
Ebony Lake?s starting point guard Densmore Edwards didn?t show up for the first half because of a prior commitment to the Saint Michael?s volleyball squad that was playing at the Civic Center. But at halftime, Densmore came on and rallied his team to tie up the game, even taking the lead for a while. However, Jungle was just too tough for the Lake and ended up with a four- point win 49 ? 45, after a big three-point shot from Lennox Bowman.
Leaving Belize today are a team of Infant athletes who will be competing in the Central American Infant A & B Track and Field Championships in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on 1stand 2ndOctober. Originally, eleven athletes who made the qualifying standard in individual events were selected, but only eight were available to go to San Pedro Sula.
Last year, nineteen athletes competed in Costa Rica and they returned with fifteen medals, one gold, nine silver, and five bronze. Belize had withdrawn from this meet before its completion due to irregularities with the officiating. Our appeal to the regional office resulted only in an assurance that the future championships would be closely monitored by the regional office, to ensure that the rules are applied fairly to all.