Very many Trinidad and Tobago teenagers enjoyed another sporting weekend and even up to yesterday they were still in play with Primary schools netball their game.
And Port of Spain & Environs Education District Netball Champions Petit Valley Girls RC moved into the second round of the National Primary Schools Netball league when they beat Salibia Government 13-6 yesterday morning at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port of Spain.
The Port of Spain netball champion school team were in command at the half-time interval leading 7-2 with Melissa Boxhill leading their scoring with four goals.
Boxhill added two more while team-mate Aailiya Selby netted five times to seal their victory. Tawanna Homeward scored four of Salibia’s goals.
In the Individual Shooting competition Boxhill led a 1-2-3 sweep by Port of Spain schoolers when she scored 29 goals, followed by La Shaun Gordon-Prince of Belmont Government with 25 and Zakiya Williams of Carenage Girls Government with 23.
In the school team shooting competition Carenage Girls Government beat Salibia Government 52-39.
On Friday evening at a floodlit Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain Tobago’s Whim Anglican extended their unbeaten run in National Primary Schools Cricket, defeating Rochard Dougals Presbyterian of South Trinidad by 135 runs in the boys’ team final.
Top West Indies cricketers and Atlantic LNG Sports Ambassadors Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Merissa Aguilleira witnessed the match after interacting with the teams before the game.
Whim Anglican won the toss, took first strike and when their 25-over innings closed had racked up 173 for 6 with Joshua James 28, Daryl Roberts, 26, and Gereed Louis, 33 their valued runscorers.
Rochard Douglas whose girls team were earlier in the afternoon beaten in the final by Moruga RC failed to mount a forthright reply and were all out for 38 in 17 overs, leaving Whim in glee at regaining the title they won in 2012 but had lost to Cunaripo Presbyterian last year.
Joshua James who also had two wickets for 8 runs was named man of the match.
At the Hasely Crawford Stadium Saturday and Sunday, athletes from more than twenty athletic clubs and schools across the country competed in the National Juvenile Track and Field Championships which counted 42 competitors in the boys under 12 cricket ball throw, 50 in the boys under 10 cricket ball throw, 78 in the girls under 10 sixty metres, 85 in the boys under 10 60m and 94 in the boys under 12 eighty metres events.
Track athlete Timothy Frederick of Pt. Fortin New Jets and field athlete Safiya John of the Zenith club of Tobago were the outstanding performers, both emerging with as triple champions.
Frederick dominated the boys under 14 sprints winning the 100, 200m and 400m while John secured the girls under 14 high jump, long jump and cricket ball throw titles.
Frederick, a Vessigny Secondary School first form student also anchored Pt. Fortin New Jets to victory in the boys under 14 sprint medley (100m x 200m x 200m x 300m) relay in 1:44.27 holding off Cougar’s Club late charge led by Ethan Forde (1:44.36).
John, meanwhile, failed to win a fourth gold medal – the Scarborough Secondary student, finishing 7th in the 800m event.
Nikkeda Peters of the Simplex Club led the list of double winners, Peters winning the girls under-ten 60 and 80 metres events.
The Memphis club duo of Reshawn Andrews and Deleth Charles, the Cougars pair of Shaniqua Bascombe and Jordan Pope, Devin Augustine (Pt. Fortin New Jets), Aaliyah Mitchell (Abilene Wildcats), Patrice Richards (Neon Trackers) all won two events.
Point Fortin New Jets won 12 gold medals and a total of 23 medals (12 gold, 3 silver, 8 bronze) over the two days of competition with Memphis in second with eight gold, six silver and six bronze. Third was Cougars (six gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze) with Zenith (5 gold 4 silver and four bronze completing the list of double-figure medal achievers.
Neon Trackers also copped 5 gold medals of 8 all told.