ALL SPORTS NEWS
Local volleyball enthusiasts continued their quest to win the full series, with the third match-ups last weekend on Seven Mile Public Beach. In the A Division, Balls in Yo Face and Friends Circle faced off to determine the winner in another series of best-of-five matches.
The Cross Island Relay, which started near Colliers Beach on Feb. 5, featured 98 teams and included many of Cayman’s top athletes. Straight off the bat it was Chadwick Webster (Mourant Ozannes 1) who laid down the gauntlet as he set a quick pace.
A group of young athletes are training for the challenging Off The Beaten Track 50K relay, part of the Feb. 26 ultramarathon and relay route through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Cayman.
Some 65 children turned out for the DART Kids Gaelic Club “Start of Season Blitz” – the first training session of the year – at the Camana Bay CIS football pitch on Feb. 11. Fifteen coaches were also on hand to assist with the games.
With its usual mix of impressive tennis moves and entertaining on-court banter and antics, the annual Legends showcase was held at Festival Green in Camana Bay Friday night.
The team of Sarah Bush, Gabriella Royston, Emmi Daykin, Maddalena Polloni and Meaghan Fowler posted the highest team score in their level 4 division, earning them the first-place team trophy at the Gasparilla Classic Invitational gymnastics tournament last week.
Cameron Kirkconnell, a Master Mariner, free diver and spearfishing world record holder, will be the guest speaker at a seminar 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, hosted by the Cayman Islands Angling Club at the George Town Yacht Club.
Local beach volleyball action kicked off last Sunday at the Seven Mile Public Beach courts and will run for the next six weeks as a precursor to the Norceca Beach Volleyball Tour event in Cayman in April, the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation states on its website.
A total of 34 juniors entered last weekend’s PwC Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament, the second tournament of the 2017 season, hosted by the Cayman Islands Tennis Club. In the 10-and-under division, Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison faced off in the final. The match went back and forth, with Jake winning in a tough three setter, a press release states.
The national swimming championships, hosted by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association in partnership with Dart, start on Thursday and run through Sunday at the Camana Bay Aquatics Centre. The meets will be in the preliminaries and finals format that is commonly used in international competition.