AFTER taking a break for the passing of Hurricane Sandy, the New Providence Volleyball Association resumed regular season play with a triple header at the DW Davis Sunday.
In the first match, the youthful Henry F Storr Saints jumped out to an early start over the National Fence Intruders to secure the first set 25-16, However, the Intruders, with a mix of youth and experience, would quickly regroup behind rookie Justin Smith’s 10 points to win the next three sets 25-19, 25-16 and 25-18, Ruel Williams also finished with 10 points for the Intruders. For the losing Saints, Rajahl Moxey led all scorers with 11 points assisted by Christopher Cash with 5 blocks.
In the second match that saw a battle of the armed forces, the Civil Caribbean Consultant Group Crimestoppers took the first two sets 25-17 and 25-21 before Ramon Farrington of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Blasters took the game into his own hands in the third set to win 25-21.
The Crimestoppers, with their backs against the wall in the fourth set 23-18, fought their way to not only win the set 25-23, but also the match. Leonardo Dean led the Crimestoppers with 10 points. In a losing effort, Anvard Johnson led the Blasters and all scorers with 16 points.
In the feature match, the Johnson Lady Truckers, behind Kelsie Johnson’s 12 points, took three sets to defeat the Lady Titans 25-15, 25-16 and 25-16. Melinda Knowles led the Lady Titans with two points.
Games are slated to continue Wednesday night at the D W Davis Gym.
THE New Providence Volleyball Association has announced that there will be a Management Committee Meeting 7:30pm tonight at DW Davis Jr High School. As matters related to the operation of the NPVA would be discussed, each team is being asked to have two representatives present.
DUE to the passing of Hurricane Sandy, the New Providence Oldtimers Softball Association only played the first game of their championship series between the FP Truckers and the Crusaders at the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park at the Southern Recreation Grounds on Sunday.
The Truckers won the game 12-10 to take the early 1-0 lead. However, the association will take another break this weekend as the majority of the players on the Truckers team will be representing the
New Providence Softball Association in the Bahamas Softball Federation’s National Round Robin Championships that is scheduled to get underway at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Thursday.
As a result of the nationals, the NPOTSA will resume its championship series 11am November 10. Game three is set for 2pm.
L GARTH WRIGHT
CHAMPION Amateur Boxing Club has announced that after taking a break for the passing of Hurricane Sandy over the weekend, week three of the 19th L Garth Wright Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament is set for Saturday at the Wulff Road Boxing Square, starting at 6 pm. Week four will be held November 10 at the same place and time. It is anticipated that the Inagua Amateur Boxing Club will be in town this weekend to participate.
The tournament is being sponsored by Nirvana Beach, d’Albanas Agency, Commonwealth Bank, Bahamas Vision Centre, Wallace-Whitfield & Co, Battery & Tyre Specialist Limited and Doc’s Pharmacy.
PLANS have been announced for the staging of the third annual Mario’s Bowling Classic. The event is slated for November 8-11 at Mario’s Bowling & Entertainment Center. The defending champions are David Slartter and Joanne Powell respectively in the men and women divisions. They are expected to be challenged by a number of bowlers, including Lee Davis and Driskett Rolle, the reigning Nassau Open Bowling Championship champions.
Prizes ranging from $700 for first place in both the men and women divisions to $150 for sixth place will be offered. The seniors will vie for cash from $250 to $150 for first to third and categories A, B, C and D will battle for prizes from $200 to $100 for first to third as well.
GYM TENNIS CLUB
IN addition to hosting tennis lessons daily at the Gym Tennis Club in Winton Meadows, Dentry Mortimer is also offering a two-day cardio tennis fitness programme. The sessions are being held every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30 pm. Interested persons are urged to contact Mortimer at email@example.com or call 436-5766 for more information.