Softball, Volleyball and Basketball highlight Public Service week sports
By DEAN GREENAWAY
Softball, Volleyball and Basketball highlighted this year's Public Service
Week sporting activities as rains hampered the track and field competition
which was eventually cancelled.
Erica Smith-Penn who coordinated the sports week that ended Saturday said
it was a resounding success. She said while no champion was crowned because
of points being added from other events, the results will be announced.
"Although there was competition to make things more interesting, the
emphasis was not really on winning or losing, but having a good time in my
view of the activities."
Smith-Penn said the she didn't consider the rains to be an interruption but
a welcomed change to the drought we've been experiencing for the past
months. "All in all, the week was a success. The turnouts could have been
better, but for those who participated I think they had a very good time.
The competitions were very much intense."
In Softball, the Ministry of Communications and Works and its departments
Panthers trimmed the Natural Resources, Labor and Governor's Office Killer
Whales, 12-7. Ministry of Health, Education, Culture and Welfare Warriors
toppled the Chief Minister's Office/Ministry of Finance and Statutory
Boards Eagles 12-5. The Warriors won the championship with an 8-4 triumph
over the Panthers.
In Volleyball, Panthers tamed the Eagles 15-13, 14-16 and 15-9, while the
Killer Whales fell to the Warriors 15-11 and 18-16. Panthers secured the
championship with a 15-13 and 15-12 victory over the Warriors.
The Eagles edged the Killer Whales 43-42 in the basketball semis, while the
Warriors got past the Panthers 37-34. In the championship game, the
Warriors downed the Eagles 40-31. Panthers finished third after beating the
Killer Whales 45-40. The athletics competition was cancelled because of
Smith-Penn said the turnout for aquatic activities wasn't as expected also
due to the weather. "For the handful of supporters who showed, we had a
good day. We carried forward such activities as egg and spoon, sack races
and obstacle course which were cancelled from track and field," she
explained. "The family members had an excellent time."
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