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Title Race Continues In ISSA League

The Inter High School Sports Association league continued at the ATS yesterday with eight schools on the day’s fixture. Syndra McIntosh High School earned free points when their opponents, Eugene Cooper High school failed to turn up for the kickball match, Jimmy Jolocon High school made seven home runs over George and Logan High School’s 6 home runs.

Worldwide High School benefited free points from the absence of Cathedral High school’s kickball team. James Doe Young AGM of Clara Town cracked Elizabeth Crawford to fourteen against zero home runs-0. The soccer session of the High school  matches began with Syndra McIntosh High School scoring two goals in full time against one during their match with Eugene Cooper High school.

Worldwide High school and Cathedral High school played to a goalless draw in soccer, while in the third encounter yesterday, James Doe Young of Clara Town beat Elizabeth Crawford 2-1. The ISSA League continues on Thursday at  the ATS, the main venue for all ISSA games in Monrovia.

Handball Heads For Decentralization

The Liberia National Handball Association has completed a week-long training program for coaches, players and potential players in Grand Cape Mount County in partnership with the Liberian Players Union.

The training was accompanied by an Anti-Doping campaign within the sport  with the objective of discouraging players and coaches  from doping for games. Six schools from the county’s capital Robert-sports attended the training.
“The Handball Association is aiming at decentralizing the sport, and such will afford rural dwellers the opportunities to gain interest in the sport for the national team,”  Mason Saweler told reporters on Monday.

The rural training is expected to cover four counties during the first phase of the program, including Margibi, Grand Bassa and Bomi County. The sport is due to be  featured for the first time in the 2011 national county meet when all goes well.

Tournament For CDC

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A community-based NGO, Partners for Empowerment and Sustainable Development, is sponsoring a tournament in support of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change. Fourteen communities across district four of Monsterrado County are involved in  soccer show down last Saturday at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town.

Teams from New Matadi, Sophie, Small Town, Keyhole, Tarr Town, Nippy Town, Old Matadi, Worto Town, Chugbor, Tokpa Camp, Smyth Road  Divine Town and Gaye Town are participating in the tournament. The tournament was organized by the CDC leadership of District #4 to appreciate all Liberians who registered during the voters’ registration. It is expected to end on Saturda, March 5, 2011.

According to the head of the Partners for Environmental and Sustainable Development, organization is using the opportunity to reunite youths of the communities participating in the tournament and enlighten their minds to make  better use of their lives. The first seven matches of the day brought together countless number of Liberian premiership players playing for their respective communities.

All seven teams that won on last Saturday will clash this Saturday for the trophy. Speaking to the New Dawn Sport, Lone Sta’s Under-20 deputy Coach Josiah Garpu said his  attendance at the tournament was to identify potential legs for the under-20.

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