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first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

Arroyo out-kicks Poly, 3-1

first_img“We followed our game plan,” Arroyo coach Jorge Ramirez said. “We studied Poly well.” Even though Poly countered with a David Renteln goal off a Matthew Diephius assist midway through the second half, the Knights put the game away in the 67th minute. That’s when Rafael Garcia scored a goal off a throw-in from teammate Carlos Chavez. The La Ca ada boys soccer team scored two goals in the first half and managed to hang on for a 2-1 win at Carpinteria in the second round of the Division V playoffs. Rajan Moonsinghe and Mark Thompson scored for the Spartans (13-8-2). “It was very important to get a lead,” La Ca ada coach Jordan Jones said. “Carpinteria came out very aggressive and we needed a momentum changer.” The Spartans will play Colton Friday in the quarterfinals. St. Francis’ 25-win season came to an unexpected end Wednesday as the host Golden Knights fell to Servite 4-2. Nick Swart scored both St. Francis goals, but the Golden Knights (25-5) couldn’t recover from a second-half, 3-1 deficit. St. Francis missed its best opportunity to tie in the 79th minute off a free kick near the penalty area. The miss led to Servite’s final goal on a counter-attack and a 4-2 lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Mission Valley League champs scored two goals in the first 20 minutes, both by forward Victor Cardenas. Even though Cardenas was given a red card in the 31st minute, the Knights (16-3-4) still decisively out-shot the Panthers. center_img PASADENA – It could be classified as a thoroughly dominating performance. The Arroyo High boys soccer team out-shot host Pasadena Poly 18-6 despite being a player down and defeated the Panthers 3-1 on Wednesday in the CIF-Southern Section Division V playoffs. last_img read more