DEFENDING rural Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) junior and senior netball champions, Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical, stayed on course to defend their titles with semi-final wins at Clarendon Park yesterday. Among the juniors, Denbigh had a convincing 40-29 win over Holmwood Technical, while Knox registered a close 30-27 win over Manchester High. In the seniors matchups, Holmwood got by Manchester High 44-42, while Titchfield booked their first finals appearance by last year’s beaten finalists, Denbigh, 40-36. The Carlene Graham Powell-coached Holmwood, the all-island champions, had to come from behind to get by a stubborn Manchester High. Showing no fear, the plucky Manchester took the initiative and led 10-8 after the first quarter. They maintained their two-goal advantage at the halfway mark, leading 20-18. The third quarter belonged to Manchester as they increased their lead by six going into the final quarter, with the score at 30- 24. However, with their title on the line and their experienced long-time coach taking crucial timeouts to break the flow of their opponents, a resilient Holmwood rallied to make another rural final. “We lost many of our players from last year and this finals appearance was new to most of these girls and we didn’t come out with the intensity I expected from them. But a win is a win and we are looking forward to the finals with Titchfield, who we will be playing in a final for the first time,” said Graham-Powell. Finally there After knocking at the door for several years, where they have been at the semi-final stage on a regular basis, Titchfield led from start to finish with quarterly scores of 9-8, 18-16, 28-24 before winning 40-36. Holmwood’s juniors were no match for Denbigh, despite making a good start. Denbigh led 10-9 after the first quarter, 23-15 at half-time and 31-21 after the third quarter. It was close going all the way between Knox and Manchester in the junior battle, as Knox led 9-7 after the first quarter, before their opponent drew level 11-11 at half-time. Knox went ahead 19-18 at the third quarter, before fighting it out for the narrow win. The finals will be played next Wednesday, but no venue has been decided.
The Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive may not be around anymore, but that doesn’t mean that games aren’t still being produced for it. For the past four years, game developer WaterMelon Corp has been working hard on creating a classic beat-em-up style game for the Genesis. Paprium (which was once known as “Project Y”), is described as a “post-apocalyptic, outrageous, street brawler,” by the developer. As you’ll see from the trailer below, Paprium looks exactly like something gamers would’ve played on the Genesis.Here is a breakdown of the game as listed on the official Paprium website:“Year 8A2, somewhere at equidistant point between Shanghai, Tokyo, and Pyongyang, a Megapolis rose from ashes of the shortest but most devastating nuclear war in history, its name is PAPRIUM. BRUTAL, MASSIVE. You will fight your way through the city with Tug, Alex, and Dice. Redefine the word justice, deal with the BLU drug temptation, and more importantly: STAY ALIVE!”AdChoices广告Parium will come in an 80-MEG Genesis cartridge. It will feature over 25 levels and more than five playable characters. The game will sport 60 frames-per-second and “advanced 16-bit visuals.” The title supports two-player co-op and will have multiple game modes.There will be two editions available: the limited edition and classic edition. Each of these will include the 80-MEG cartridge and a full-color instruction manual that will be packed into an old-school Genesis game box. There will also be posters, stickers and “a bunch of other surprises.” Paprium will be available in the USA, Europe, and Japan. It is region-lock free, so you’re allowed to play it on any Genesis/Mega Drive system regardless of its country of origin.And because all of that wasn’t enough, WaterMelon Corp will also release the Grandstick III. Since Paprium, is a classic arcade brawler, playing it with a fight stick makes perfect sense. The controller will have high-quality SANWA x WM switches, a clicking joystick with eight buttons, and dual connectivity with Genesis/Mega Drive and USB. The Grandstick III will have a snazzy stainless-steel aluminum case.Dust off that old Genesis and get ready for Paprium when it is released on September 16, 2017. For more information, make sure to visit the official Paprium website and WaterMelon Corp Facebook page.