Friday, July 19, 2024

Sports

Bob Gabourel represents Belize at the Pan-American Masters Games in the USA

Cyclist Kent 'Bob' Gabourel and other Belizean athletes represented the country at the Pan-American Masters Games in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The experienced cyclist and proud athlete representing the San Pedro community competed on Monday, July 15th, in a road race in the 40-44-year-old category. He finished the 29-lap criterium race in 41 minutes and 20 seconds, claiming fourth place in his division.

Mundialito Season kicks off with a Jersey Presentation and Parade

The anticipated 2024 Mundialito season is here again, starting with a short opening ceremony on Friday, July 12th, at the Ambergris Stadium, where participants were given jerseys and introduced to their coaches. On Saturday, July 13th, the seven participating teams were celebrated with a grand rally, welcoming one hundred and thirty-three players in this year's tournament with contestants aged 6-13. Teams participating in the intensifying match include Belize, Argentina, Brazil, France, Portugal, Germany, and Canada.

Salvadoran Team Rumba wins 2024 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament

The 8th annual Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament occurred from Thursday, July 11th, through Sunday, July 14th. Team Rumba from El Salvador emerged as the winners and claimed the big trophy and a $135,000 cash prize. Team Miss Made secured second place, and Team Hunter B took home third place. This year's event was the largest tournament thus far, with 53 registered boats, including international teams.

National Amateur Interdistrict Championship rolls into quarterfinals

Get ready for a thrilling weekend as the National Amateur Interdistrict Championship (NAIC) enters its quarterfinal stage. On July 20th and 21st, four high-stakes football matches will unfold across the country. One of these intense battles will occur at Ambergris Stadium on Sunday, July 21st, pitting the island Football Clubs (FC), Terror Squad FC, and Conquerors FC, against each other. The game kicks off at 6:30 PM, promising an evening of heart-pounding action.

8-Ball Pool Tournament District Championships to be held this weekend

San Pedro has always been a vibrant community full of activities, with one of them being billiards (pool tournaments). The Belikin Stout National 8-Ball Tournament is gearing up to crown a District champion on Sunday, July 21st, at Casey’s Boatyard Bar and Grill at the San Pedrito entrance. The top team and the sub-champion will participate in the national championship set for August 3rd and 4th at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium.

Dennisa Pineda joins Senior National Football Team in a friendly match against Bermuda

20-year-old islander and footballer Dennisa Pineda joined the Senior National Female Football team in Belmopan City to face off against the national football team from Bermuda. The two friendly matches were scheduled for July 11th and 14th at the Football Federation of Belize Stadium. The island's goalkeeper and her team played their best, securing a 2 to 0 victory in their first match. However, Bermunda managed to claim a similar win in the second match.

San Pedro Volleyball Association hosts Summer Volleyball Program 2024

The San Pedro Volleyball Association hosted a sports summer program for males and females. The program offered a unique opportunity for young athletes to experience these benefits while honing their skills and preparing for future competitions. The sessions took place at Angle Nuñez Auditorium from July 1st to July 12th, with two daily sessions.

National Amateur Interdistrict Championship rolls into Week 3

San Pedro’s Terror Squad and Conquerors Football Club (FC) did not have the best results in the third week of the National Amateur Interdistrict football tournament. Neither of the island teams could win a game over the weekend. They are now preparing to secure better results in the tournament’s fourth week, which is expected to continue this weekend.

Kickboxing Night celebrates Father’s Day in San Pedro

On Saturday, June 15th, the Belize Combat Championship (BCC) and the San Pedro Town Council Sports (SPTCS) organized a special event at the Louis Sylvestre Complex (Saca Chispas) to honor all fathers of the Ambergris Caye. The event, which started around 9PM and ended around 1AM, featured kickboxing matches that brought athletes from Mexico and El Salvador to San Pedro. The event also showcased children's development of skills and experience in the sport.

Terror Squad and Conquerors FC participate in the National Amateur Interdistrict Tournament

The National Amateur Interdistrict Championship kicked off over the weekend with intense matches across the country on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th. The tournament, a battleground for 18 teams, witnessed nine games of pure adrenaline on the opening weekend. Two of those games occurred at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, with Terror Squad and Conquerors Football Clubs (FC) representing the island.

Lil Sharks Seniors are the Mayor’s Co-Ed Softball Cup 2024 champions

On Sunday, June 16th, the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Arena was ablaze with the intensity of the Mayor's Co-Ed Softball Cup finals. The clash between team Crushers and Lil Shark Seniors was electrifying, with both teams showcasing their exceptional softball skills. Ultimately, Lil Shark Seniors emerged as the champions, securing a 15-7 victory and the coveted trophy.