Beach showdown

THE much awaited semi-finals and finals for the Solomon Games 2016 Beach Soccer tourney is set to go down today, at the Waikiki beach (Mamanawata) starting at 9am and through to the afternoon. After a weeklong of prestigious battle in a round robin format was played, the hosts and three other provincial teams will scuffle…

United hints final squad for TSL

THE Western United Football Club will soon name their final squad for the upcoming 2016/17 Telekom Soccer League (TSL) which will kick off later this month. United’s head coach Commins Menapi said he had already submitted the list to the team management which is responsible for its release. Menapi said his team has kicked off…

First win for Malaita, third straight for Makira

Makira Ulawa Province men’s football team continued their dominance in pool B of the Solomon Games football competition with a third straight win on Saturday. Makira Ulawa sealed their third consecutive win after coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over a determined Guadalcanal team at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Guadalcanal got off to…

‘Let’s get fair soccer squads from SG’

The former national midfielder now turned coach says this Solomon Games football competition is the best platform to scout for potential players to form national squads in all age categories. Joel Konofilia said it is the best time to earmark players so that national teams can be inclusive and fairly represented. Konofilia said this Solomon…

SG hockey competition set to roll

The 2016 Solomon Games hockey competition is set to kick off tomorrow at the KGVI hockey ground. President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Senevirantne said this year’s competition will be the first ever for Solomon Islands to host such big competition involving all provinces’ since hockey was revived in the country ,’’…

Boxing concludes, Team Mala bags 4 golds

The 2016 Solomon Games Boxing competition has concluded bouts with Team Malaita dominating the sport with four gold medals. The four gold medals were won by Junior Oto, John Kaloka, Polycap Bonave and Rowan Tapera. Choiseul snatched two gold medals while Isabel, Western and Honiara scooped one each for their teams. Aloysion Arabatu and Hosea…

Vanuatu volleyballers win again

RNZI – Vanuatu have continued their winning start at the beach volleyball World Continental Cup finals in Russia. The country’s top pairing of Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata defeated Colombia’s Diana Rio and Yuli Ayala 21-8 21-10. However Vanuatu’s second team of Loti Joe and Sherysyn Toko were again beaten in straight sets, against Colombia’s…

Lauru netters scoop gold

… dethrones reigning champs Honiara THE Lauru Kuvojo women’s netball squad has been crowned the 2016 Solomon Games champion on Friday. Lauru narrowly edged the determined Honiara flank with a close score of 24-23 (full time) in a striking match yesterday afternoon at the Multi-Purpose Hall courts. For Lauru side, it was a history in…

Temotu gets 3 points from Honiara

Temotu Province football team registered their first three points clear in the Solomon Games football competition following their 1-0 against a determined Honiara side at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. The win puts them on second place with four points behind Western Turtles who also has four points but with two points in goal difference.…

Firisia confirms Olympic spot

(FIJI TIMES) – Solomon Islands female athlete Sharon Firisia has sealed her Rio wild card spot with a gold medal in the women’s 5000m run. Firisia said while the time recorded was far from her personal best she was content with the gold medal. “I am so happy but not with the time because the…