Senior Tyler Ayala scored the game-winning penalty kick as Alta Loma defeated Esperanza 6-5 on penalty kicks after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation in CIF-SS Division I boys soccer second-round play on Wednesday. Nathan Braunwalder scored the only goal in regulation for Alta Loma (16-5-6). He was assisted by Lary Llams. Senior Anthony Paramo scored the game winning penalty kick in the fourth overtime as the Spartans (19-6-4) defeated the Scorpions. Josh Walker scored the clincher and had an assist to Andrew Owens for the Spartans, who advance to the quarterfinals. Hesperia’s Aldred Barrientos and Mario Cisneros each scored. Colton 2, Apple Valley 0 Justin Young and Jose Rincon each scored as the Yellowjackets (17-5-4) defeated the Sun Devils. DIVISION V San Gorgonio 2, Hesperia 2 (San G. wins 5-3 on PKs) Josh Garcia had five saves in his eighth shutout in nine games. DIVISION VI Woodcrest Christian 2, Arrowhead Christian 1 ACA’s Travis Berryman scored on an early penalty kick, but the Royals’ Nolan Chandler scored twice in the second half to secure a second-round win. Goalkeeper Mitch Wiseman made 13 saves for ACA (17-5-3). Scott Kiney made eight saves for Woodcrest Christian (24-1-3). Ontario Christian 3, Sage Hill 2 Zach Oliver scored and assisted a goal as the Knights (15-8-2) knocked off the undefeated Bolts. Kevin DeGroot also had a goal and an assist for Ontario Christian. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says that engagement of the Government with Jamaicans overseas is central to the country’s advancement.She said that the Government has embarked on an aggressive growth and development strategy to spur investments, create jobs, boost business, and enable a better quality of life for all Jamaicans and the Diaspora is integral to the process.“We take the position that Jamaica’s growth and prosperity agenda is incomplete without the committed engagement and active participation of the Diaspora. We are resolutely committed to implementing the policies and programmes necessary to facilitate increased levels of inclusiveness and involvement to make Jamaica -Diaspora investments, business and philanthropic activities seamless and successful,” the Prime Minister stated.She was delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on Sunday, June 16, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St. James.The four-day conference, which ends on Wednesday, June 19, is being held under the theme: ‘A Nation on a Mission: Jamaica-Diaspora Partnership for Development,’ and will, among other things, highlight investment and business opportunities in the country.“I encourage you to use the next three days here in Jamaica to enquire into the opportunities to invest and trade and do business with the country, no matter how small,” Mrs. Simpson Miller urged the conference delegates.[RELATED: Diaspora Marketplace to Facilitate Business Interactions]She thanked the overseas nationals for their invaluable contributions to the health and education sectors, and other continued benevolent gestures to the country.Citing the success of other Diaspora movements, the Prime Minister said she is convinced that there are solutions in increasing engagement with overseas nationals.“The Jamaican Diaspora will allow us to present to the world, a smarter, stronger, and more diverse workforce to attract investments to Jamaica, and to access and distribute our exports into global markets and to deepen the linkages and benefits to the domestic economy,” she stated, noting that they can also “partner with us to solve some of the social issues.”Contact: Garfield L. Angus