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Peterkin Among Top Swimmers at RHAC Meet

Marathoners Women's Hoops Underway

Women's Cricketers Raring To Go

Still More Awards for Ace Lucian Basketballer

SLAVA Starts Preps for Regional Champs


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Peterkin Among Top Swimmers at RHAC Meet

    (16 April 2000) - The Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre held its first Inter-Club Invitational Meet at the weekend. Flying Fish from Trinidad and Tobago won with 976 points, but not far behind was the Trident Swim Club of St. Lucia, with 938. Stingrays out of Barbados were well out of the running, compiling 673 points. The Seajays and Hurricanes of St. Lucia had 382 points and 117 respectively.
    Six Trident members were among the top twelve individual swimmers, led by 18-year-old Nicholas Peterkin, who was third overall and first in the 15 and over age division with 83 points. In his division, Peterkin won seven events: the 50m and 100m fly, 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m and 200m individual medley. He was also second in the 50m backstroke and second in the men's open 200m freestyle, third in the 50m breaststroke and fifth in the 100m breaststroke.
    Other Trident swimmers doing well were Natasha George, second in the girls' 11-12 division; Emma Dodd, winner of the girls' 8 and under division; Luis and Felix Meisner, winners respectively in the boys' 8 and under division and the boys' 9-10 division; and Brad Worrell, second in the boys' 11-12 division.
    Junior female swimmer of the Year 1999 Brittany Eames ended fifth in the girls' 9-10 division, swimming for the Seajays.


Marathoners Women's Hoops Underway

    (16 April 2000) - The 2000 Iyanola Marathoners Easter Games convey an inaccurate impression. If anything, this event ought to be called the Iyanola Marathoners 2000 Women's Basketball Championships. Call it what you will, Morgan George's latest brainchild got underway Saturday at the Vigie Multipurpose Sports Complex as the Lady Sonics and the Phoenix Women's Basketball Club played Game One in a best of five series. The powerful Sonics were runaway winners.
    Phoenix kept it relatively close in the first half, down only 28-13 going into the second period. After the break, though, the Sonics put on the defensive brakes, holding their opposition to a mere five points in the second half. 51-18 the final score, with Sonics captain Cynthia Velinore posting 16 of her team's 51. Just as important were her ten steals as she locked up the Phoenix backcourt.
    Cynthia's partner, Shermaine Louis, added 15 points and 8 steals. Forwards Frances Jn Baptiste and Kiesha Arthur contributed 7 points apiece. For Phoenix, not a single player got into double figures. Laura John had 8, and although Michelle St. Toute cleared the boards nine times, the talented forward wasn't much of a contributor at the offensive end, scoring only 3 points.
    The Iyanola Marathoners Easter Games continue next week.


Women's Cricketers Raring To Go

    The national women's cricket squad had its final trial match last week at the Mindoo Philip Park in preparation for next month's West Indies Tournament, which will be hosted by St. Lucia. Verena Felicien's XI played against Rosalie Emmanuel's X, with Felicien's team scoring 143 for 3 in 40 overs. The national and West Indies captain remained unbeaten at the close on 51. Fast bowler Pamela Alfred provided fine support with 39 runs.
    Emmanuel's XI lost this one badly. Two of their players were unable to bat, and the side closed after 28 overs on 75 for eight. The Soufriere Vite sisters made the bulk of the runs, Hermina with 20 and Lorena with 12. 13-year-old medium pacer Minelva Flavius was the star bowler for Felicien's XI, bagging 3 for 19. Veteran Julietta Herman took 2 for 10, and the captain had 2 victims, conceding just 8 runs.
    Following the match, Kenneth Arthur, coach of the national women's cricket team, remarked that he was very happy with the way the team has been performing in the trial matches. He says they're right on track to win it all after winning the league title in Jamaica last year and the league and knockout crowns in Dominica in 1998.


Still More Awards for Ace Lucian Basketballer

    (11 April 2000) - Ewan Auguste is an All-American all over again. Last month, America's National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named the 6'8" 220 lb St. Lucian to the Division II All-America Second Team. Playing in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association for the Washburn University Ichabods, the St. Mary's College graduate led his team in scoring and rebounding. He was awarded the title of Most Valuable Player in the MIAA, and then went on to secure a place on the South Central Regional First Team and then on the NABC All-America Team.
    The junior centre, who plays club basketball with REWOP in St. Lucia, was last week named to the Division II Bulletin All-America Second Team. Ewan, an honour roll student, is also on his All-District Academic Team. He hopes to return to St. Lucia in May for a brief visit, and he says that he may be home again for the Windward islands Basketball Championship, which will be held in Grenada in early July. During the latter part of the summer, he'll join the Ichabods on a European tour.


SLAVA Starts Preps for Regional Champs

    (11 April 2000) - Two overseas-based players have been named by the St. Lucia Volleyball Association to begin training for the Caribbean Championship to be hosted by Barbados in July. Maxim Auguste of Le Club Volleyball is currently on scholarship at Queen's College in New York. Former Volleyball Player of the Year Ayinde Kunta Williams of the Jetsetters club is at Concordia University, also in New York. Two other Jetsetters who have been called up to the national squad are currently in the United States as well. Dwight Thomas and Dane Williams are undergoing tryouts at various schools in a bid to secure scholarships for next year.
    Le Club Volleyball dominates the men's team, with seven of the twenty-two players on the squad belonging to that side. Gerard Joseph, Neil Octave, John Calderon, Alister George, Derek St. Rose and Kendal Joseph join Auguste on the St. Lucia team. Claude Richards, national league MVP Candidus Brown, Errol Samuel, Kevin Jean, Hervan Brown and Servin Mongroo are all called up from national champions Cable & Wireless Ciceron Seagulls. Kendal Charlery and Jeff Desir come from the Jetsetters club, and from Tombstone come Bennet St. Rice and Jason Octave.
    On the women's team, Sherry-Ann Antoine, Donna-Lynn Joseph and Donalyn Vite are joined by talented young Seagulls' teammates Lottie Philip and Shana Aubrey. 1999 OECS MVP Joanna Reynolds and 1999 OECS Best Blocker Gifta Dujon are on the side from Le Club, along with Rebecca Flermius, Garvinia Gill, Lydia-Ann Harris, Carol Faucher and Cheryl Moise. From Jetsetters, the young trio of Leanne St. Rose, Daisha Martial and Signa President has been called up along with Gros Islet Sportswoman of the Year Sabina Gaston. national captain in 1999.
    The men's team is under the direction of head coach Patrick Brown, whose brother Guy has been given the helm of the women's team.







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