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Digi eliminate Beacon from city softball playoffs Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 July 2019 00:00

The 2019 softball campaign came to an end for the Beacon softball club when it was eliminated from further play in the Belize City Softball Association playoffs on Tuesday 10th July, by the defending champions Digi by the score of 9-8.

Beacon batting in the top of the 1st inning took an early lead when short stop Mertell Bailey reached on a Base-on-Balls and later scored on pitcher Janell Smith base hit. However, the home team Digi, came roaring back in the bottom of the 1st inning when Kiri Lizama singled to open the game and advanced to second base when first baseman Lydia Cacho reached on short-stop Mertell Bailey’s fielding error. Lizama then scored the tying run when right-fielder Barbara Cadle single to drove her in. Cacho then scored the go-ahead run on left-fielder Mary Flowers’ single.

Digi extended the lead to a 3-1 score when it scored a single run in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Beacon scored a single run when centre-fielder Kristy Terry single to open the inning and later scored to cut the deficit to a 3-2 game. Beacon batting in the top of the 4th inning was able to tie the score at 3-3 when with one out third baseman Mardy Nicholson double and then scored the tying run on a wild pitch. Meanwhile, Beacon’s starting pitcher Janell Smith was able to effectively keep the Digi bats at bay while her team played catch up ball.

In the top of the 5th inning, Beacon explored for 5 big runs as they were able to bang out a number of hits, including Sasha Brown’s run producing double to take a 8-3 lead. However, Digi in the bottom of the 5th inning was able to cut the deficit in half when it scored a single run.

Digi staged its come back trial when Beacon’s management replaced starting pitcher Janell Smith with the veteran Lanisha Jones who promptly gave up a run in the 5th inning, one in the 6th inning and then 3 more runs in the bottom of the 7th inning for a heart-breaking defeat and the season’s ending game for her team.

On the line for Digi were 9 runs on 7 hits with the win going to Jasany Westby while on the line for Beacon were 8 runs on 9 hits with the heart-breaking defeat going to Lanisha Jones.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2019 12:56
 
World Olympic Day is June 23 Print E-mail
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BACKGROUND

It was in 1947 during the 41st Session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, that Doctor Gruss, IOC member in Czechoslovakia, presented a report on a World Olympic Day celebration which would primarily be a day of promoting the Olympic idea. The project was adopted some months later on the occasion of the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz in January 1948. The National Olympic Committees were put in charge of organising this event and were requested to choose a date between 17 and 24 June, thereby celebrating the foundation of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne, Paris, on 23 June 1894, where Pierre de Coubertin obtained the revival of the Olympic Games.

THE FIRST OLYMPIC DAY

The first Olympic Day was celebrated on 23 June 1948. On this occasion, Sigfrid Edström, IOC President at that time, conveyed a message to the young people of the world. Portugal, Greece, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Great Britain, Uruguay, Venezuela and Belgium organised an Olympic Day in their respective countries.

OLYMPIC DAY IN THE CHARTER

In the 1978 edition of the Olympic Charter, the IOC recommended for the first time that all NOCs organise an Olympic Day to promote the Olympic Movement: “It is recommended that NOCs regularly organise (if possible each year) an Olympic Day intended to promote the Olympic Movement.”

OLYMPIC DAY RUN

Over the last 20 years Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world. First launched in 1987, the run was about encouraging all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to celebrate Olympic Day and promoting the practice of mass sport. From 45 participating NOCs in the first edition in 1987, the numbers have grown to more than an hundred participating NOCs.

TODAY’S CONCEPT

Olympic Day is nowadays developing into much more than a run or just a sports event. Based on the three pillars “move”, “learn” and “discover”, National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities which address everybody - regardless age, gender, social background or sporting ability. Some countries have incorporated the event into the school curriculum and, in recent years, many NOCs have added concerts and exhibitions to the celebration. Recent NOC activities have included meetings for children and young people with top athletes and the development of new web sites directing people to programmes in their neighbourhood. This makes it easier for everybody to become part of Olympic Day. In recent years, the development in Social Media has helped the IOC to boost participation beyond NOC activities.

 
Club Atletico leads in National Amateur League championship series Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 July 2019 00:00

The Football Federation of Belize National Amateur League championship series got underway on Saturday.  6th July 2019, at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan between Club Atletico and Caesar Ridge Football Club.


The first game ended 1-0 in favour of Club Atletico over Caesar Ridge Football Club. The only goal of the game was scored by Andrew Allen in the 68th minute of play.

Current Standings



Championship Game 1


Teams GP W D L GF GA +/- PTS

Club Atletico FC 1 1 1 1 3

Ceasar Ridge FC 1 1 1 -1



Championship Game 2 Schedule



Date Time Home VS Away Venue

July 14 3:30PM Ceasar Ridge FC

Club Atletico MCC Grounds


 

 
Belize men’s basketball fail to qualify for FIBA World Cup play Print E-mail
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Monday, 29 November 1999 18:00

The Belize Basketball Federation hosted the FIBA Americup Pre-Qualifier for Group A which consisted of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cuba and Belize from February 22-24, 2019, at the Belize City Civic Centre.

On Friday 22nd February, Belize won handily over Antigua and Barbuda by the score of 96-71.

The Belize Team was led by Richard Troyer who scored 20pts for a 24-17 lead in the first quarter. Tyrone Hall and Kirk Smith was a part of the supporting cast to Troyer as each posted 15 points to lead 50-35 at intermission. Jihad right also drained in a 3-pointer to put up 13 points and Edgar Mitchell scored twice from outside the circle; as he and Glency Lopez scored eight points each to lead 70-55 at the end of the third quarter. Devin Daly also scored two three pointers, and Daniel Conorquie followed with a three-pointer of his own to add five points; while Brian White, Elsworth Itza and Matthew Young each contributed a basket to the win.

The Antiguan National Team was led by Duane James who scored 18 points, Joel McIntosh posted 13 points while Vivian Destin, Bryan Matthew and Selassie Braithwaite put up six points each. Jerome Richardson added five points and Clinton Joshua threw in four to narrow the deficit to 10 points in the third quarter, but that was the closest they came.

On Saturday February 23, the Cuban team won a tightly contested game against the Belize national team, with a nail-biter finish: 82-80. The top scorer for Belize was Devin Daly as he led the Belize offensive with 23 points, Daniel Conorquie and Jihad Wright contributed 13 points each to lead 36-34 at the half. Glency Lopez scored 10 points, and Edgar Mitchell also drained in a long 3-pointer; as he and Matthew Young threw in five points each. Richard Troyer hits a single 3-pinter and Kirk Smith Jr, Tyrone Hall, Brian White and Elvis Olivera each chipped in a basket.

The top scorer for Cuba was Jasiel Rivero with 29 points, and Yoanki Mensia struck twice from outside the circle to post 20 points. Yuniskel Molina followed suit from outside the arc to put up 13 points, and Karel Guzman also drained in two 3-pointers for 11 points. Osmel Oliva threw in six points, and their big seven-foot center Javier Justiz scored only three points.

With the game on the line and only 14 seconds remained Belize got to inbound the ball to Devin Daly, who missed his first attempt at a 3-pointer. Daly got another shot at the basket as he recovered his rebound and tried again, but again he hit the rim.

In the final game of Group A qualifier, which was played on Sunday 24th February, 2019, Team Belize did not fare so well against the Bahamas as they moved on to the next round by a 86-72 win. Michael Carey was the top scorer to lead the Bahamians with 21 points for a 22-19 lead in the first quarter. Kentwan Smith contributed 18 points, Shaquile Cleare scored 16points, Lourawls Naim posted 11 point for the win and a spot in the next round of the qualifiers.

Daniel Conorquie led Belize with 26 points Devin Daly hit a 3-pointer to score 11 points before he had to retire with an injured ankle early in the third quarter. Glency Lopez also hit a 3-pointer; as he and Jihad Wright put up 10 points each to tie the score 42-42 at half. Elvis Olivera contributed six points, Richard Troyer was limited to five points, and Tyron Hall hit a single 3-pointer in the lost.