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… Registration closes tomorrowTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF), yesterday handed over a cheque to chief organiser of the upcoming Masters FUTSAL Classic, Ras Wadada, to assist with offsetting costs for the December 2 to 18 competition, which will be played at the National Gymnasium.The competition, to be played on three consecutive weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), will consist of three different age groups and is open to all teams throughout the country. The Junior Masters will be for 35 to 39 years, the Masters for 40 to 49 years and the Grand Masters will be for 50 years and over.All team and individual trophies have been donated by the National Sports Commission and the match balls have been provided by German’s Restaurant. The organisers are currently awaiting a positive response with regard to prize moneys for the competition.Meanwhile, teams have until tomorrow to register for participation. A meeting of all representatives of teams will be held tomorrow night at GFC where the draw for the various groups will be done.Registration can be done between 17:00hrs and 18:45hrs before tomorrow’s meeting, which begins at 19:00hrs.
TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Jason Mohammed struck his 14th first-class half-century and third of the season to spearhead a strong Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batting effort, on the opening day of their rescheduled first-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Brian Lara Stadium, Red Force finished the day on 338 for five with Mohammed eyeing triple figures unbeaten on 89.The right-hander faced 149 deliveries in just over 3-¼ hours at the crease and struck seven fours and three sixes.Openers Kyle Hope with 64 and Jeremy Solozano, 63, also chipped in with half-centuries while captain Denesh Ramdin struck 41 and Lendl Simmons 30.Speedster Nicholson Gordon, in his third first-class match but first in three seasons, bowled superbly to finish with four for 49.His effort was required after Red Force kept the visitors wicket-less in the first session as Hope and Solozano took their side to lunch at 116 without loss.All told, they added 127 for the first wicket before Hope was lbw to Nicholson early in the second session, after facing 100 balls in 128 minutes and striking 10 fours.His dismissal triggered a slide that saw Red Force lose three wickets for nine runs to slump to 136 for three, as Gordon ran through the top order in a devastating spell accounting for Joshua Da Silva (5) and Solozano.The left-handed Solozano struck 11 fours off 126 deliveries in nearly 2-½ hours at the crease, passing 500 runs for the season in the process.Mohammed then arrived to anchor three successive half-century stands which propped up Red Force innings. First, he added 51 for the fourth wicket with Simmons, in a partnership which took the hosts to tea at 235 for four.When Simmons played on to the first ball of leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner’s first spell, Mohammed put on a further 87 for the fifth wicket with Ramdin who counted five fours in a 65-ball knock.Gordon returned to remove Ramdin to a catch at the wicket off one that lifted sharply but Mohammed and Khary Pierre, unbeaten on 26, have so far put on 64 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand.
UPDATED: May 7, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.At the end of every sports season, there’s an award ceremony. With the Syracuse academic year coming to a close, The Daily Orange sports staff wanted to hand out its own awards, decided on by the readers.There will be five categories to vote on: Best Transfer, Best Team, Best Moment, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. One poll will be sent out every day on Twitter (@DOsports) and will be open for 24 hours, giving readers a full day to vote and pick the winner. The Daily Orange sports staff considered multiple options for each category before settling on the four in each poll.Here were the nominees, listed in alphabetical order by last name, for Rookie of the YearJessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyus Battle: Men’s BasketballBattle entered his freshman year as the 35th best recruit, per ESPN, and wowed the crowd with his athleticism at Orange Madness. He didn’t disappoint during the season, either. Battle averaged 11.3 points per game on 43 percent shooting, tacking on 1.3 steals too. He scored 20 points in three of his final five games.Courtesy of the ACCEmily Hawryschuk: Women’s LacrosseHawryschuk was the eighth best freshman in the incoming class, per Inside Lacrosse. She’s come to SU and has been a scoring machine for the Orange. Her 38 goals are second on the team, nine more than the third most (Natalie Wallon with 29) and just three off of Riley Donahue’s — who is a Tewaaraton Award nominee — team-leading 41.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerMiranda Ramirez: TennisAs a freshman Ramirez was one of, if not the overall best player on Syracuse this year. She had a 10-1 record combined as the second and third singles player, quickly catapulting her up to the first singles spot. She finished the year a team-best 15-6 in singles play, and along with teammate Gabriella Knutson, formed the Orange’s No. 1 doubles pairing, which finished the year 9-7. Her performance earned her a spot on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team.Jordan Phelps | Staff Photographer*Winner* Alexa Romero: SoftballRomero already had a unique advantage coming into the year as one of the few lefty pitchers in the ACC. She’s developed into the Orange’s ace, pitching a team-high 141.2 innings while maintaining a 2.72 era and 154 strikeouts. She’s thrown seven complete games in the process and held opponents to a .213 batting average against. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm