Wesley College to host National High Schools Softball Championship Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

Wesley College, the perennial Secondary Schools Softball Champions (1970-1974) will be playing host to the National Secondary Schools Sports Association national softball championship on Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th, 2013 at Rogers Stadium the MECCA of softball in the country.

The schools that have earned the rights to represent their various regions are from the North in female softball Belize Rural High School and male San Pedro High School. From the West in female Belmopan Comprehensive High School and male Belmopan Comprehensive School from the South in female Georgetown Technical  High School and male Independence High School and from the Central Region in both female and male Nazarene High School.

Nazarene High School girls like the host of this year’s competition were the perennial champions of high school softball (1975-1977) when the competition used to be played under the auspices of the then Belize Amateur Softball Association the forerunner to the Belize Softball Federation and over the years have produced a number of players who have played for the National Women’s Softball Team of Belize. While it’s male team in 1982 won the inaugural male competition at the high school level with a perfect 7-0 record.

The games will commence on Friday, March 15th, at 3:00 pm with the first game in the female competition between Belize Rural High School (North) and Georgetown Technical High School (South). This will be followed by the first male game of the day between San Pedro High School (North) and Independence High School (South). In the second female game of the afternoon, Belmopan Baptist High School (West) will face off against Nazarene High School (Central) and this will be followed by the second male game of the afternoon between Belmopan Comprehensive School (West) and Nazarene High School (Central).

The games will then continue on Saturday, March 16th with the consolation and championship games.