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The Portsmouth Secondary School is the new champion of the Secondary Schools 13 & Under Football. This was achieved when the PSS won over the St. Mary’s Academy in a Final which was played at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Tuesday, January 21, 2015.
The match was a hard-fought one that saw both teams tied at nil- nil at the end of the regulation time; however, it was PSS that emerged champions when they won the match 5:4 on penalty kicks.
This championship title means that the curtain has been drawn on the 2014/15 Secondary Schools Football Championships organized by the Sports Division. The Secondary Schools Football Championships started on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and culminated on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Winners of the various championship titles:
- 13 & Under – PSS
- U-15 – DGS
- U-17 –DGS
- U-20 – GSS
The first two matches in the 2015 United Insurance Secondary Schools U-20 Cricket Championships were played on Tuesday, 20th January at two venues.
At Botanic Gardens, the Dominica Grammar School won the toss and sent Pierre Charles Secondary School in to bat.
PCSS – 134 runs (all out)
Alick Athanaze – 35
Sarwan Lockhart – 27
Sharkel Martin – 16
Kassim Peltier – 4 for 43
Jervon Mesmain – 3 for 53
Nathan Sebastien – 2 for 29
DGS – 45 (all out)
Kian Jno Baptiste – 7 for 8
Akan Edwards – 2 for 7
2nd Inning (follow on)
DGS – 69 (all out)
Kassim Peltier – 40
Kian Jno Baptiste – 5 for 39
Albert Wayland – 3 for 20
Alick Athanaze – 2 for 10
PCSS won by an inning and 20 runs
At Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Secondary School took on the Castle Bruce Secondary School.
CBSS – 49 all out
Randwick Laroque – 4 for 13
Leic Charles – 3 for 15
PSS – 57 all out
Edmund Sablon – 22 (not out)
JP Barry – 6 for 15
Darrison Joseph – 2 for 2
CBSS – 78 for 2
Joshua Challenger – 63
Randwick Laroque – 2 for 28
PSS – 15 for 1 (at end of the day’s proceedings)
PSS won the match on 1st inning points.
The 1st match in the Sports Division’s Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships for the 2015 year was played on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 between the girls of the St. Martin Secondary School and the Dominica Grammar School.
The Dominica Grammar School won the match 3 : 0 – 25:6; 25:17; 25:8
The Sports Division has selected the under-mentioned students on the training squad and for possible selection to represent Dominica at the 2015 Caribbean Netball Association’s U-16 Netball Championships carded to take place in St. Lucia from April 9 – 16, 2015.
The students are:
1. Kyla Winston – DGS
2. Rachel Seraphin – DGS
3. Vanelcia John – DGS
4. Chrystal Bannis – DGS
5. Jeanne Seraphin – DGS
6. Racheal Marshall – DGS
7. Precious Peter – CHS
8. Kishma Harve – CHS
9. Brine’ Hamilton – CHS
10. Schellie Stephen – CHS
11. Engelique Sorhaindo – CHS
12. Tonillia Elie – CHS
13. Darnisha Langlais – PSS
14. Celena Langlais – PSS
15. Rhea Pierre – PSS
16. Alliyah Prince – PSS
17. Shernyka Bruno – PSS
18. Kaylee Clarke – PSS
19. Shernice Henry – PSS
20. Melinda Andre – PSS
21. Lizian Daniel – PSS
22. Beyonce Bannis –CBSS
23. Kensha Wiltshire – CBSS
24. Ambrosia Jno Baptiste – CBSS
25. Kristel Ferrol – SJA
26. Lhana Honore – SJA
27. Patrice Roberts – SJA
28. Sabrina Thomas –WHS
29. Kayla Bellot – WHS
30. Nia Burnette – WHS
31. Anne Robinson – ITSS
32. Anna Robinson – ITSS
33. Verd Fontaine – PCSS
34. Shanelle Nichols – GSS
35. Josia Sorhaindo – GSS
36. Jesslyn Nelson – GSS
37. Naihima Hector – GSS
38. Kayla Telemacque – NECS
39. Eudira Bazil – NECS
40. Shernika Toussaint – NECS
41. Fritzan Bertrand – NECS
42. Naomi Scotland – NECS
43. Jezrie Fredrick – NECS
44. Kimisha Jno Baptiste – NECS
45. Kimandra Jno Baptiste – NECS
46. Leneter Cadette – NECS
47. Jarnillia Phillip – Wesley Primary
48. Ethelyn Telemaque – Wesley Primary
Training sessions will begin on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9:30 am – 12 Noon at the Dominica Grammar School and will continue every Saturday or otherwise indicated.
The Final of the 2014/15 Secondary Schools 13 & Under Football Championship will take place from 3:00 pm at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
The Championship, which commenced on December 5, 2014, was played in two (2) zones and featured seven (7) school teams – Portsmouth Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, Dominica Grammar School, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, St. Mary’s Academy and the Goodwill Secondary School.
The St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) and the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS), the top teams in their respective zones, also won their semi-final matches to emerge the finalists who will feature in Tuesday’s game. SMA won over DGS and PSS won over CBSS in the semi final matches.
The final of this the 2nd Edition of the Secondary Schools 13 & Under Football Championship will feature a new Champion since DGS was last year’s winner.
This Championship, a 9 vs. 9 competition which is played on a smaller field, was introduced by the Sports Division in order to bridge the gap for the footballers who played at the primary schools and the long wait before featuring on their secondary schools’ U-15 and U-17 teams.
The new 13 & Under championship, therefore, gives the younger boys the opportunity to represent their schools in a field and age-appropriate competition.
The first league match of the 2014/15 Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships will take place on Tuesday, January 20th at the Dominica Grammar School’s hard court when the girls of the St. Martin Secondary School will take on their counterparts of the Dominica Grammar School from 2:30 pm.
One (1) championship title of the Sports Division was decided on Thursday 15th January 2015.
This happened when the Portsmouth Secondary School won the Final of the U-20 division in the Sports Division organized Secondary Schools Netball Championships. The Portsmouth Secondary School came up against host Dominica Grammar School and won the match 30:22.
|Portsmouth Secondary School – 30||vs.||Dominica Grammar School – 22|
|Adina André- 25/51||Kyla Winston – 17/29|
|Shernice Henry – 5/10||Curnalda Thomas – 1/2|
Meanwhile, SMA and PSS are the two (2) top teams which will feature in the Final of the Secondary Schools 13 & Under Football Championship.
The SMA won their semi-final match played against DGS at the Newtown Savannah 3:1.
Scoring for SMA were Audel Laville, Anakym Mourea and Loic Simon and for DGS was Holden St. Rose.
The other semi-final was played in Portsmouth between Portsmouth Secondary School and Castle Bruce Secondary School. After regulation time, the teams were tied 2:2; PSS then won on penalty kicks – 4:3.
This means that SMA and PSS will play the Final of the Secondary Schools 13 & Under Football Championship on Tuesday 20th January at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium 3:00 pm.
The 2015 United Insurance Secondary Schools U-20 Cricket Championship, which is organized by the Sports Division, will bowl off on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.
The United Insurance Company has been partnering with the Sports Division for over twenty (20) years in bringing this championship to the schools.
The company annually sponsors the championship to the tune of ten thousand, five hundred dollars (EC$10,500.00). Ten thousand dollars (EC$10,000.00) go towards the general running of the competition whilst the winning school receives a cash prize of five hundred dollars (EC$500.00).
Nine (9) schools have registered for this year’s championship. They are the Dominica Grammar School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, Goodwill Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, St. Mary’s Academy, Portsmouth Secondary School, Pierre Charles Secondary School, Dominica State College and the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School.
The usual opening ceremony will start off proceedings at 9:30 am where remarks are expected to come from: Mr. Trevor Shillingford – Dominica’s Sports Coordinator, Her Worship Irene John – Mayor of Roseau, Mr. Nigel Shillingford – a representative of the sponsor – United Insurance and Company Ltd and from the Hon. Justina Charles – the Minister responsible for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment.
The schools will again be represented by their Champion Houses in the cricket festival that will follow the opening ceremony.
Last year’s festival champion was the Balata House of the Pierre Charles Secondary School.
The overall winner of the championship was the Dominica State College with the Pierre Charles Secondary School taking the Runner Up position.
The Sports Division is once again grateful to the United Insurance Company Ltd for its unwavering support towards the development of sport on the island of Dominica.