After breaking John Mills All-Age and Junior High’s 19-year winning streak at the championship in 2014, Windward Road All-Age and Junior High have set their sights on a third successive hold on the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High Athletics Championships title when the 38th renewal begins at the National Stadium this morning at 9 a.m.Nearly 30 schools will be participating, with the champions set to earn $500,000 worth of running spikes courtesy of hosts INSPORTS. Clarendon’s Osborne Store are the lone entrants from outside Kingston and St Catherine.The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road defeated John Mills by 92 points to end the Ransford Spaulding-coached team’s dominance in 2014. Then in 2015, they amassed 520.5 to claim the championship by 70 points over their archrivals.Although not overly confident, Windward Road’s head coach, Whilby, expects his team to make it a three-peat.”We can make it three in a row. We have the team to do so and we are very mindful of the job at hand and are ready to defend this title,” he said.”This team is not as strong as last year, and we are not looking for that margin of victory (70 points) this time. If we do it by a single point, I will be happy, but it will be a keenly contested championshipsSpaulding expects his team to put up a strong challenge, but is not making any predictions.”My team is always ready, whether or not we have a good team. I am not a person to call results, but I can tell you we are going to give a good account of ourselves. Our deficiency was in the junior (primary) area (last year), and I believe we have made strides in that area and we have some top athletes in the senior section. so we are coming to do our best and to perform. I can’t say we are going to win, but our objective is to win,” he added.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weather continued to be ideal for grain harvest this week. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 18th according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Growers were able to continue harvest at a rapid pace this week due to the dry conditions. Moisture content of corn fell one point to 17 percent and soybean moisture content fell one percent to 11 percent. While the dry weather was good for harvest, the winter wheat needs moisture as soil moisture continued to decline. Pastures could use moisture as well. The October 13th drought monitor showed two abnormally dry spots in Ohio: an area in Northeast Ohio east of I-77 and north of I-70, and a band of Southern Ohio, running from Eastern Brown County, along the River Valley to Southern Gallia County. Some areas saw their first frost this week.The Full Report
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines bested University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, Thursday night to capture the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam at Filoil Flying V Centre.Tots Carlos, Nicole Magsarile and Maristela Layug powered the Lady Maroons, who fittingly raised the Dominic Sytin trophy named after their late benefactor, who was slain early this month.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening It was UP’s second title in the club leagues after the Lady Maroons ruled the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate division.It was a sorry loss for the Tigresses, who got top-notch performance from stars Eya Laure and Milena Alessandrini.Earlier, University of the East clobbered Far Eastern University, 27-25, 25-23, 25-16, to take the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT Harris vows to come back and help fallen teammates SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Carlos scored 17 points, while Magsarile and Layug had 11 and 10, respectively for UP, which recovered from a lethargic second set to win the knockout gold medal match.“We really fought hard for it because it means a lot for us and we dedicate this to Mr. Sytin and his family, and our sponsor United Auctioneers,” said Carlos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefThe UP team captain said the victory boosted their morale going into the UAAP volleyball competition next year.“We are thankful and happy because in the UAAP this is not yet the lineup, there will be additions,” said Carlos. “Hopefully we gel and grow as a team.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.