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U.S. National dies in San Pedro Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

At 10:28 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, police visited Saphire Resort, 10 miles north of San Pedro Town. Upon arrival at the resort, they observed the motionless body of Larry Alan Pfrifer, a 60-year-old retired American lying face up on a sofa in the living room.  Police also observed blood coming out from his nose and mouth.

Initial investigations revealed that earlier that night, a security officer was conducting his routine patrol around the compound when he discovered Pfrifer lying in the sofa motionless.  No signs of violence were observed on the body and the post mortem conducted on the body showed that he died of natural causes.

 
Freedom Fighters FC stops Verdes FC in Premier League play Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The Premier League of Belize Opening Season competition continued over the last weekend with four games on the schedule.

On Sunday 11th November at the Victor Sanchez Union Field in Punta Gorda Town, the host team Freedom Fighters FC defeated the visiting Verdes FC by the score of 3-0.

The Freedom Fighters’ Evan Marino scored the 1st goal of the game in the 37th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The lead was extended when Alexander Peters scored his team’s 2nd goal of the game in the 41sst minute of play via a penalty kick that gave it a 2-0 lead.

The first half of the game ended in a 2-0 favour of the host team Freedom Fighters.

In the second half of the game, the Freedom Fighters once again made it onto the scoreboard when Evan Marino scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 51st minute of play for the 3-0 white-wash of the visiting Verdes FC.

At the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga Town, the visiting Altitude Assassins FC edged out the host team Wagiya FC by the score of 2-1.

The host team Wagiya FC was the first onto the scoreboard when Wendell Trapp scored the 1st goal of the game in the 6th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The visiting Altitude Assassins FC then made it onto the scoreboard when Dellon Torres scored the equalising goal for his team in the 26th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1.

The Altitude Assassins FC’s Ashley Torres then made it a 2-1 game when hi scored his team;s 2nd and final goal of the game in the 48th minute of play for the victory.

Meanwhile, at the MCC Grounds, the BDF FC blanked its counter-part the Police United FC by the score of 2-0.

The BDF FC 1st goal of the game was scored by Kyle Budna in the 44th minute of play while the 2nd goal was scored by Kelker Palacio in the 84th minute of play.

In the only game played on Saturday 10th November at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, the San Pedro Pirates shut-out the Belmopan Bandits SC by the score of 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored by Eduardo Chavirra in the 69th minute of play for the white-wash victory.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018 15:07
 
National Elite Basketball League sixth season to commence on Friday 18th January, 2019 Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) will be tipping off its sixth annual basketball tournament on Friday, January 18, 2019.

The opening game will be held at the Belize City Civic Centre and will feature the rematch of last season’s semi-finals series, as defending champions, Belize Hurricanes will host Griga Dream Ballers.  Tip-off is at set for 9:00 p.m. The game will be aired live on The National Channel (TNC), starting with a pre-game show at 8:30 p.m.

The seven participating teams in the upcoming season are Orange Walk Running Rebels, San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Belize Hurricanes, Belmopan Bandits, Griga Dream Ballers, Belize City Defenders and Verdes.

Then on Saturday, January 19, 2019,  the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will travel up north to take on the Orange Walk Running Rebels at the Orange Walk Multi- Purpose Complex while on the same night, sub-champions, Belize City Defenders will head out west to take on Verdes at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium.

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) anticipates another spectacular season as we witness “basketball at its best”.

 
Valley of Peace Christian School girls capture the national primary schools football championship Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The 2018-2019 National Primary Schools Football Competition came to an end on Friday 9th November, 2018, at the Marion Jones Sports Complex in Belize City.

In the girls’ championship game, Valley of Peace Christian School representing the Cayo District defeated Holy Ghost School representing the Stann Creek District in penalty kicks by the score of 4-3.

The game ended 0-0 in regulation time. In the penalty kicks, Valley of Peace Christian School came out victorious over Holy Ghost School. The goals for Valley of Peace Christian School were scored by Norma Rosa, Marjorie Sanchez, Yanett Lara and Rubi Cocom. The goals for Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School were scored by Issani Valentine, Jessilee Marin and Ceneia Apolonio.

In the girls consolation game St. Luke Methodist School representing the Belize District defeated Carmelita Government School representing the Orange Walk District by the score of 1-0. Shakeisha Jones scored the only goal of the game that gave St. Luke Methodist School the win and the bronze medal.

In the first game played in the semi-final round, Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School defeated Carmelita Government School by the score of 4-0.

All four goals for Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School were scored by Khalydia Velasquez.

In the second semi-final game played, Valley of Peace Christian School blanked St. Luke Methodist School by the score of 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored by Heidy Lopez.

In the first game of the championship played earlier in the morning, Valley of Peace Christian School won over Caledonia Roman Catholic School representing the Corozal District by the score of 3-0.

The goals for Valley of Peace Christian School were scored by Heidy Lopez.

In game two, Carmelita Government School and St. Luke Methodist School played to a 0-0 draw.

In the third game of the girls’ championship, Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School and Caledonia Roman Catholic School played to a 2-2 draw.

The goals for Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School were scored by Ceneia Apolonio and Khalydia Velasquez. Meanwhile, the goals for Caledonia Roman Catholic School were scored by Nikiedra Reveria.

In game four, St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic School representing the Toledo District and Carmelita Government School played to a 0-0 draw.

In game five, Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School blanked Valley of Peace Christian School by the score of 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored by Khalydia Velasquez.

And in the sixth and final game of the first round of the championship, St. Luke Methodist School and St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic School played to a 0-0 draw.

At the end of the championship, Yaneli Diaz of Valley of Peace Christian School was named the Most Valuable Player.

We say congratulations to the champions Valley of Peace Christian School and all the student-athletes that participated in the championship.

 
Trial Farm Government School boys capture national primary schools football title Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The National Primary Schools Football championship for boys was played at the Marion Jones Sports Complex on Friday 9th November, 2018.

In the championship game, Trial Farm Government School representing the Orange Walk District defeated St. Jude Primary School representing the Stann Creek District by the score of 5-3 to capture the national title.

At the end of regulation time, the gamed ended in a 1-1 draw.

The goal scorer for Trial Farm Government School was Nervin Cawich while the goal for St. Jude Primary School was scored by Julio Cervantez.

In the penalty kicks, Trial Farm Government School prevailed over St. Jude Primary School. The goals for Trial Farm Government School were scored by Jon Urbina, Nervin Cawich, Justin Cardenas, Johan Uh and Jose Ramirez. Meanwhile, the goals for St. Jude Primary School were scored by Julio Cervantes, Breyden Olivas and Danor Rodriguez.

In the third place game, St. Joseph Roman Catholic School from Cotton Tree Village, which was representing the Cayo District defeated Queen Square Anglican School representing the Belize District by the score of 3-2 in penalty kicks.

At the end of regulation time, the gamed ended in a 1-1 draw. The goal for St. Joseph Roman Catholic School was scored by Jayden Gibson while the goal for Queen Square Anglican School was scored by Keydenshaay Bowen.

In the penalty kicks, St. Joseph Roman Catholic School prevailed over Queen Square Anglican School. The goals for St. Joseph Roman Catholic School were scored byCollin Alvarez, Angel Alas and Jose Leon. Meanwhile, the goals for Queen Square Anglican School were scored by Keydenshaay Bowen and Tishawn Gillett.

In the first game that was played in the semi-final round, Trial Farm Government School defeated St. Joseph Roman Catholic School by the score of 4-3 in penalty kicks.

At the end of regulation time, the game had ended in a 1-1 draw. The goal for Trial Farm Government School was scored by Baldimir Rivas while the goal for St. Joseph Roman Catholic School was scored by Angel Alas.

In the penalty kicks, the goals for Trial Farm Government School were scored by Jon Urbina, Nervin Cawich, Justin Cardenas and Jose Ramirez. Meanwhile, the goals for St. Joseph Roman Catholic School were scored by Ryon Stephens, Raul Somoza and Abraham Mendez.

In the second semi-final round game, St. Jude Primary School defeated Queen Square Anglican School by the score of 3-1 in penalty kicks.

The goals for St. Jude Primary School were scored by Ian Pixabaj, Julio Cervantes and Breyden Olivas. The lone goal for Queen Square Anglican School was scored by Raymond Gentle.

In the first game of the first round played earlier in the morning, St. Joseph Roman Catholic School and Concepcion Roman Catholic School representing the Corozal District played to a 1-1 draw.

The goal for St. Joseph Roman Catholic School was scored by Angel Alas while the goal for Concepcion Roman Catholic School was scored by Alexis Mendez.

In game two, Queen Square Anglican School defeated Trial Farm Government School by the score of 4-0. The goals for Queen Square Anglican School were scored by Tom Moguel (3) and Keydenshaay Bowen.

In the third game of the day, St. Jude Primary School defeated Concepcion Roman Catholic School by the score of 4-0.

The goals for St. Jude Primary School were scored by Ian Pixabaj (2), Lidani Vargas and Julio Cervantes.

In game four, Trial Farm Government School defeated San Vicente Roman Catholic School representing the Toledo District by the score of 3-0.

The goals for Trial Farm Government School were scored by Justin Cardenas.

In the fifth game of the day, St. Joseph Roman Catholic School defeated St. Jude Primary School by the score of 1-0.

Angel Alas scored the lone goal of the game that gave St. Joseph Roman Catholic School the win.

And in the sixth and final game of the first round, Queen Square Anglican School defeated San Vicente Roman Catholic School by the score of 4-2.

At the end of the championship, Nervin Cawich of Trial Farm Government School was named the Most Valuable Player.

We say congratulations to all!

 


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