Shot fired as players, fans clash in match brawl – St Catherine FA investigates incident

first_imgThe St Catherine Football Association (SCFA) has launched an investigation after a shot was reportedly fired during a fracas between players and fans of Newland and New Raiders FC during a Major League match on Monday. The contest, which took place at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, descended into chaos after players and fans traded blows, saw one off-duty policeman reportedly discharging his firearm in an effort to restore order. According to reports, the game was nearing its end when a Raiders player was shown the red card for a hard tackle on an opposing player. This led to players from both teams squaring off in a fist fight, triggering the involvement of rivalling supporters. According to information reaching The Gleaner, the off-duty lawman, who was watching the game, fired a single shot to calm the melee, before helping to restore order and the resumption of the game. The match was completed at full time, 3-1 in favour of Newland. However, SCFA boss Peter Reid said the association is conducting an investigation into the incident and that the appropriate sanctions will be applied after the facts are ascertained. “We take any incident like this very seriously as discipline is the hallmark of St Catherine FA and we will leave no stone unturned. Our competition’s committee is doing their investigation and will make their findings known and then make a decision based on the rules. “If it is something the rules address, we will apply it accordingly, but if it is more than that, we have to refer it to the disciplinary committee. So until those things have happened, we have nothing more to say,” he said. “We apologise to our sponsor FLOW and the football fraternity, because things like this should not happen … . It’s very unfortunate to have a situation like that,” added Reid. Efforts to contact officials from both teams proved futile. SANCTIONS COULD BE APPLIEDlast_img read more

It’s always Fair weather

first_imgMarilyn Root, 57, said she volunteered to help run the three-legged races because she wanted to see her kindergarten grandson enjoy the fair. “I think the students have learned a lot already,” Root said. “They’ve learned that plants start from seeds, and they grow vegetables and fruits in a little garden on the side of the school. “We walk by every morning and my grandson points them out and starts naming all of them,” she added. “\ is interactive learning. Just by making lemonade they find out where it comes from – that it doesn’t just come from a dispenser in a store.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Kindergartners at Leffingwell Elementary School weren’t going to get a chance to go to a farm this year – so their teachers made sure the farm came to them. And so it did last Tuesday morning, as the youngsters got hands-on lessons in old-fashioned fun at the school’s first-ever Kindergarten Country Fair. Normally, said teacher Kelly Baltzer, the kindergartners wrap up their academic unit on farms with a trip to Centennial Farms at the Orange County Fairgrounds. But the farms booked up fast this year, Baltzer said, and teachers didn’t want to end the unit without some type of interactive field trip or activity. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2So the four kindergarten teachers and parents organized a campus fair with eight separate stations that included three-legged races, butter-churning, fresh- squeezed lemonade, “Kick the Can,” ice cream and a petting zoo. “We’ve been reading books and singing songs for our farm lessons, but this way they also get to touch, see and hear things they might find on a farm,” Baltzer said. “It’s the kind of activity that gives them actual experience in what they’re learning,” she added. Each group of students visited the stations for 15 minutes before rotating to another. Parent volunteers were dressed in old-fashioned clothes, including long dresses and plaid shirts. last_img read more