April 14 — The St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) completed the draw for the second (2nd) round of its FA Cup on Tuesday night (13th April), live on national TV, ZIZ Channel 5. This was done on the very popular Tuesday night Sports programme “Action Sports” By Mr Stanley Jacobs, General Secretary of the SKNFA. He was ably assisted By the members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Under Fifteen (U 15) football team, who are fresh from their Championship performance in the Barbados Cup on the Easter Weekend in Barbados, where they won that competition. The young footballers who are extremely excited about going overseas to represent the Federation and also being crowned champions, were overwhelmed By the opportunity to assist the FA in such an important event. The 2nd round which will determine the quarter-finalists, commences on Tuesday 20th April, and sees: * Game 1 : The National U 16 team vs Coury’s Gatorade Conaree FC * Game 2 : Molineau FC vs St Peters FC * Game 3 : Rams Village Superstars vs St. Thomas/Trinity Strikers FC * Game 4 : The National U 18 team vs Washington Archibald High School FC * Game 5 : Davis’ Construction Lodge Patriot FC vs Mantab FC * Game 6 : S.L Horsfords St. Pauls FC vs UDC Garden Hot Spurs FC * Game 7 : Parson Ground FC vs Rivers of Living Waters FC and * Game 8 : Trafalgar South Stars vs TDC Newtown United FC After a very exciting first (1st) round of matches, these sixteen teams will now be battling it out to get into the Semi-Finals, and the excitement, thrill of victory defeat and agony of defeat will be running high. The seeded teams that gained Byes into this round are: 1. S.L Horsfords St. Pauls United Strikers 2. Washington Archibald High School FC 3. TDC Newtown United FC and 4. UDC Garden Hot Spurs FC. The general public is therefore urged to come on out and support their community, support their team, support the competition, support football. April 9th 2010 CRICKET Nevis X1 Trounces English Visitors A one hundred and ten persons contingent from the visting combination of the Dunnington and Caribbean Sports clubs out of Yorkshire in England journeyed to Nevis yesterday as part of a tour of the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. The two clubs have combined to tour the Federation every two years due to the instrumentality of one of their key players Harwood Williams (former Kittitian batsman) in conjunction with former West Indies opener, Stuart Williams. The contingent contains a number of disciplines which includes two cricket teams-a senior team and an intermediate team. There is also a Netball team and a Football team. The senior team engaged a Nevis invitational X1 in a 30 overs encounter at the Elquemedo Willet Park. The Nevis team batted first and were off to a rapid start, despite the early loss of the wicket of Carlon Smithen. West Indies opener Kieron Powell then teamed up with Kejel Tyson in an exciting century stand before Powell gifted his wicket on 49. Tyson went on to score 56. Tonito Willet and Carlos Adolphus then thrilled the crowd to some exciting shots all around the Park. Willet was stumped for 64 and Adolphus was not out on 53. Aquito Willet also chipped in with a quick fire 22 before he perished. Nevis amassing an amazing 296 for 5 in just 30 overs. G. Bulmer got 2 wickets for 69, while Akhtel and Chipps got 1 wicket each. The English team batted well in parts led By 32 By Captain Harwood Williams; Akhtel 33; Bowes 21 and A. Ayer 22. For the Nevis team, Wasim Mintos bagged 3 for 44; Trevier Smithen 1 for 25; Aquito Willet 1 for 23 and Kieron Powell 1 for 5. FOOTBALL School Fights off English scare A visiting Dunnington and Caribbean Football team out of Yorkshire in England engaged the third place winners in the recently concluded local Football league, Combined Schools, last evening. The school team commenced the game a little flat footed as apparently they had been told that the game was set to commence at 7pm. However the visitors were rearing to go from about 5.30 p, right after the conclusion of a Cricket match played earlier. The schoolboys started without trusted goalie Jurnel Turner and within the first five minutes of the game, the Englishmen found the back of the net after a superb series of passes culminated with a bomber to the far corner of the goal. Not long after, with Jurnel Turner in goal, the young goalie aggressively tried to intercept one of the opposing forwards and was left flat footed as the ball sailed past him to the back of the net. With the school boys down 2 goals to nil, some spectators were already predicting a 10 to nil in favour of the visitors and there was already some aggression being shown By players on both sides as they pushed, tugged and shoved each other in the attempt to gain control of the game. However, the school boys rebounded as the visitors appeared to tire and found the back of the net four times. Final score: Combined Schools 4 Dunnington/Caribbean 3. ATHLETICS CSS to Host grand Sports Festival The Charlestown Secondary School, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, will be hosting a grand one day sports festival at the Elquemedo Willet Park. The event is being planned for Monday 3rd May -Labour day which happens to be the same date as the already established Church Ground marathon. However, Ms Hazel Manners, Chairperson of the Sports festival committee is assuring the general public that there will be no conflicts between the two events as the organizers of both events will be coordinating the activities so that they serve to enhance each other. The Church Ground marathon is set to commence at 8.00 am and will culminate this year at the EW Park instead of the usual Villa venue. The prize giving ceremony will be held immediately after the last participant gets in and the CSS sports festival will commence at the conclusion of the closing ceremony, estimated at around 10.30 am. The series of activities for the festival will see present and former CSS students competing in different sporting disciplines and representing their former school houses, be it Red, Gold, Green or Blue. The sporting disciplines will be: Athletics, Male and Female Cricket, Domino, Board games, fun races and Table tennis. All present and past students are invited to register their interest with the following persons for the various sporting disciplines: Male Cricket Carl Tuckett Female Cricket Lydia Claxton and Curleane Parris Domino Edroy ‘Big Roy’ Byron Board Games Orvis Tyson (Ludo, Draft/Checkers, Scrabble, Connect Four) Fun Races Fayola Tross , Mrs Marva Parris and Orvis Tyson (Wheel Barrow, Three legged, Needle and Thread, Lime and Spoon, Balloon Toss, Wheel Barrow, Dress Up , Sock & Shoes, Sack Race, Tug-O- War, Bun Eating, Speed Walking) Athletics Kurvin Wallace, Natalie Cozier, Wakeley Daniel, Emmanuel Caines and Emmanuel Jeffers (50m, 100m, 4 x 50m, 4 x 100m, Medley Relay, 600m) Table Tennis Gary Wade The full CSS 60th anniversary sports festival Committee includes the following persons: Hazel Manners (chairperson), Kurvin Wallace, Fayola Tross, Lydia Claxton, Curleane Parris, Natalie Cozier, Orvis Tyson, Emmanuel ‘Eddie’ Caines, Carl Tuckett, Marva Parris, Earla Dyer, Merrill Carbon, Wakeley Daniel, Carl Claxton and Emmanuel Jeffers. Ms Manners is also asking everyone to note that participating athletes will be grouped into relevant age groups. Meanwhile, the committee is inviting everyone, especially past students to a walk on Saturday, April 16, 2010 starting at 5:00a.m. The walkers will commence at CSS and travel via the Main Road to the base taking a right turn to Craddock Road and travel on to Hamilton (taking the road By the Auto shop). They will continue on to Church Ground and then head back to the school via the main road. The walk should take roughly 2 hrs for the less active and 1hr for the extremely active. Titans Athletic Club to Host big event The Titans Athletics Club will be hosting the 1st Annual T.A.C. Relay Championship on Saturday 17, April 2010, at Grove Park Nevis. The meet will be held under the patronage of the 1996 Olympic 4X100M Relay Team, Messieurs Kim Collins, Kurvin Wallace, Maxim
Isaiah and Eric “Gonzo” Haynes, who will be at the event to open the games and adorn winning teams with their medals. The meet will feature Titans and Gladiators from Nevis; the Pace Setters, Extreme Velocity, Etonics and High Voltage Clubs from St. Kitts, competing in 4X1, 4X2, 4X4, 4X8 and Sprint Medley events. There will also be Open Javelin and Shot Putt throws. All relays will be ran in age categories U15, U17, and Open; Male and Female, except the 4X800M which will be Open Male and Open Female. The meet will feature all the top athletes from the Federation running to give their club a chance to hold the championship trophy or “Titans Cup” for the next year. There will be a brief opening ceremony at 2:00pm with the Javelin commencing at 2:20 pm. Running events will begin with the 4X200M U15 Females at 3:00pm culminating with the 4X400M Open Male at 7:50pm. A final medal presentation and presentation of championship trophy will close the milestone event at 8:00pm. Flagship sponsor of Titans Athletics Club and of the T.A.C. Relay Championships is A-1 Office Technology Ltd. Race sponsors thus far are Tropical Blossom Nursery, Pennyless Auto Parts, Fit Wellness Center, Gemini Fashions, Pas Bar at the ferry terminal, Nevis Cooperative Credit Union, GMP Graphics and Printing, Dayton Service Station (Jessups) and Sandy’s Fry Chicken. “Titans applaud our sponsors and their support of our youths. and ask that you show your support of us By supporting their business whenever possible”, said Mr. Timothy Caines who is the President of the club . Races are still available for sponsorship and interested parties can email the club at titansathletics@gmail.com or log on to the club’s website; www.titansathletics.com for more information on the club, sponsorship, or the meet.