ALL SPORTS NEWS
Maples snatched victory in the dying minutes to be crowned this year’s winner of the Pete O’Neill trophy in the Cayman Gaelic Football Mixed 9s Tournament over the weekend. Thirteen teams faced each other over two days at Cayman International School in Camana Bay.
The Cayman Islands Sailing Club invites the public to the Commodore’s cocktail party at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, the club’s first official social event of the year. “The Commodore’s cocktail party is the perfect occasion to reunite with old friends and to make new ones.”
Schools in the CUC boys and girls Primary Football Leagues battled for maximum points on Saturday at the Annex field as they edged closer to securing one of the four semifinal spots.
Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao may have been the main draw for the bulk of the estimated 3,400 spectators at the Island Rumble event, but it was Cayman’s talented amateur fighters who provided the real action in the ring. Middleweight Hopkin Ebanks stopped his Bahamian opponent in the first round.
A total of 22 players participated in the PwC Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament over the weekend at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club. In the Under-10 division, Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison played in the final. Jake won 6-3, 6-7, 10-7.
After a few weeks of rest for players and coaches, the CUC Primary Football League and CUC Girls Primary Football League playoffs resume on Saturday with the third round of games at the Annex field beginning at 9 a.m.
The Barracudas, led by captain Darryl Hather, won their second Caribbean Creations Championship, beating the high-powered Devil Rays, led by captain Chris Yeramian. The tournament last week at Kings Sports Centre marked the end of the men’s fall ball hockey season.
Caymanian father and son golfers Michael and Payten Wight will play in the Latin America Amateur Championship Jan. 12-15 at the Club de Golf de Panama in Panama City, Panama. The championship was founded three years ago.
Cayman Cricket has been invited to play in the ICC Americas Division 2 tournament in February 2017, the team said in a press release. The formal training squad has been chosen by Cayman Cricket’s national selectors.
Twelve junior golfers represented the Cayman Islands at the Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in Miami on Dec. 18 and 19. The golfers were matched with some of the top golfers from 14 countries across North, South and Central America, Europe and Africa, a press release states.