St George’s College plans to have an ambulance in place for their remaining four games in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup preliminary-round Group A games.The North Street-based school will host Greater Portmore High in group play at Winchester Park today, starting at 3:30 p.m.The plan to put in place an ambulance team came as a result of the death of St George’s College captain Dominic James on Tuesday.James collapsed during a game between St George’s College and Excelsior at Stadium East. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies in his father’s car and was pronounced dead shortly after.The game was called off after James’ death, with Excelsior leading 2-1 in first-half stoppage time.Now, three days later, the 20-time champions will be back in action.”We had always had doctors on hand at our games, whether home or away. We had a doctor there at the last game. We normally have a stretcher. Now, plans are in place to have an ambulance service in place,” Suzette Mullings-Graham, a vice-principal of St George’s College, told The Gleaner yesterday.”We normally do everything to ensure the safety of players and spectators at our games,” she added.Greater Portmore lead the group on seven points, closely followed by St George’s College (6) and Excelsior (4), while Tarrant and Tivoli are without a point.With the teams engaged in a top-of-the table clash, a highly competitive game is expected. The Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached St George’s are favoured to win at home.
Despite the recent cancellation of Liberia’s representation to the on-going handball competition in Lome, Togo due to the outbreak of Ebola virus in the country, the chief of mission of Liberia’s delegation, to Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic in the People’s Republic of China, Fred Pratt has said that Liberia is still course, preparing for the games.Pratt told the Daily Observer yesterday that final documentations for Liberia’s participation have already been sent by the Organizing Committee to be filled in and subsequently returned before this weekend.Though, he did state what information is being requested but sources said it concerns personal information, including the current healthy status of athletes and other members of the delegation.Pratt said the two Liberian teenaged athletes, Tracy Chayee, 16 and Momolu Sambai, 17, are “very well and training and will serve as ambassadors to hoist the Liberian flag in China at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.” The games will run from August 16-28.Miss Chayee will run the 400m Hurdles while Momolu Sambai will compete in the 50m freestyle swimming event.The chief of mission disclosed that the team will depart the country on Tuesday, 12 August 2014, noting that bulk of the expenses will be underwritten by Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympics Committee (IOC).He indicated that prior to the departure each member of the 7-man delegation will produce an ‘Ebola Clarence’ certificate from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.Meanwhile, it has been realized since the deadly Ebola virus is not contacted merely by contact, except, “contact with someone who is acutely infected, and by the dead body of someone who has died by the virus,” it does not make sense for sports officials to cancel sporting programs.Knowing that someone who is acutely infected will not be active, strong, healthy or enthusiastic in going outside of his/her home and since such person will be helpless, broken down, there is no need why sports should be suspended in the country, knowledgeable sports lovers told the Daily Observer. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Dons continued to fight back and get shots. They pulled within one on a goal by Alex Rodriguez, who was at the right place at the right time as he directed a pass that deflected off a couple of players and into the net. The Dons, down by one, had a chance to tie the game, but Marshall goalie Eric Alvarenga stepped up and made a big save. The Dons had a player break into the penalty area and he tried to go around Alvarenga, who dove and stopped him from getting by. Near the end of the second half, Marshall had a chance to put the game away, but a great defensive play stopped the threat. Marshall got the ball behind the defense and the goalie came out to make the play. But a Marshall player went around him and took a shot into what appeared to be an empty net. A Dons defender seemingly came from out of nowhere to make the save. “It took pure guts,” Marshall High School Marshall coach Claine Plummer said. “We fought for every ball, and sacrificed our bodies.” Sierra Vista carried the play for most of the second half and Salvador Aguilera scored to make it 2-1. After a Sierra Vista foul, the Eagles were awarded a free kick. Omar Siodia took it and scored. LA PUENTE – held off a second-half rally by Sierra Vista en route to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division V boys soccer playoffs. Marshall got two first-half goals from Cesar Barajas to take a 2-0 lead.