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.
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 14, 2004
The BPFL playoffs are scheduled to continue this weekend with two critical games for three clubs. Big Bad Sagitun and Builders Hardware Bandits are still alive to make it to the championships, but it?s more of life support for the Bandits, who have to win in regulation time to have a chance. For Griga United, Sunday?s home game against Gatorade Juventus has absolutely nothing of importance to them except if they want to play spoiler, or perhaps save face by winning.
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 15, 2004
If somebody had told you that the Belmopan Blue Devils ?got game,? and you hadn?t seen them in action, you would probably say, ?No, not ?Pan, they?re known for football, not basketball.? And then if you didn?t go to last night?s game, then it?s your loss, but you can and will get another opportunity to see Belmopan run when they return to the Civic Center on Friday, July 23rd, against BTL.
BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 13, 2004
A team of four boxers with their trainer and a delegate returned from San Jose, Costa Rica, today, where they participated in the 11th Central American Boxing Championships.
Three of the four Belizean fighters took to the ring in the opening night. Joseph Eagan faced Cristian Valverde of Costa Rica; Eduardo Babb was matched up with Honduran Gustavo Bernardez; and Moses Sulph took on Costa Rican fighter Agustin Salazar.