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Don't expect Windies improvement from Super50 — Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Pace legend Sir Andy Roberts has his doubts about the quality of the just concluded Regional Super50 and does not expect any major change in West Indies’ fortunes for the One-Day International series against England starting here Friday. The outspoken An ... Read More

Olympian Deon Hemmings (left) makes a presentation to Dr Paul Auden for outstanding service to athletics and sports medicine during the PUMA/JAAA development meet at the Kirkvine Sports Club. Veteran sports administrator and former president of the JAAA, Pat Anderson, is at centre. (Photo: Carl Levy) Pat Anderson wants all-weather track at Kirkvine
Mandeville, Manchester — Veteran sports administrator and former president of the JAAA Pat And ... Read More

Photo: Digicel STETHS Grand Prix
Digicel’s Head of Public Relations, Elon Parkinson (red shirt), presents a symbolic cheque for ... Read More

Bryan Cummings PHOTO: Go Edwin!
Northern Clarendon school Edwin Allen High dominated the girls’ competition at the Gibson McCo ... Read More

Wasteful Boyz held 1-1 by Cuba

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Jamaica’s Thriston Briscoe (right) being challenged by his Cuban opponent during yesterday’s friendly international at St George’s College. The game ended 1-1. (joseph wellington)

Jamaica’s Under-17 and their Cuban peers played to a lively 1-1 draw in their friendly international at St George’s College yesterday, but the hosts would have left ruing their numerous missed chances. Cuba took the lead from the penalty spot when Ribaldo Raldine converted in the 54th minute, while Jamaica levelled terms in the 70th minute through Ricardo McIntosh coming off the bench. Both nations, who are preparing for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Panama April 21-May 7, ... Read More

Racers impress

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February 27, 2017    

Pelicans’ Todea Key Willis lands in the pit during the long jump with a wind-aided 6.66m (3.0m/s) on her way to victory 41st Puma Gibson McCook Relays inside the National Stadium on Saturday. (Bryan Cummings)

Former World Championships 100m gold medallist Yohan Blake anchored his Racers Track Club team to a world-leading 38.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m relay on Saturdays’ 41st staging of the Puma Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium. Three world-leading times were set with teams from Sprint Tec responsible for two of them — the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m, while Pelicans’ sprinter Emmanuel Callender just missed the men’s 100m mark. The Racers team of ... Read More

Greenland sinksKeeps UWI atop RSPL with 46 points

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February 27, 2017    

UWI’s Rochane Smith (right) comes under a heavy challenge from Jamalco’s Sean Coleman during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the UWI Bowl yesterday. UWI won 1-0. (Bryan Cummings)

The University of the West Indies (UWI) gained sole leadership of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) following their 1-0 home win over Jamalco FC yesterday. An Anthony Greenland strike in the 37th minute pushed UWI to their 14th win from 24 games with 46 points, one ahead of Humble Lion, who defeated Reno FC 2-0 at Effortville Community Centre. Jamalco, who were suffering their league-high 15th defeat of the season, slipped a spot and into the relegation zone in 11th place on 23 points. Ca ... Read More

Portmore, Maverley in goalless stalemate

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February 27, 2017    

Last year’s beaten finalists Portmore United and Maverley/Hughenden battled to a goalless scoreline in a keenly contested Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) fixture at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. Although both teams might be satisfied with a draw, a splash of disappointment covered the air as both teams were purposeful in the attacking third, but had nothing to show for it in the end, after struggling to break each other’s defensive resistance. Nicholas Scott had been Maverl ... Read More

Athletes from the East ready to show their best

Monday, February 27, 2017    

PARCHMENT…one of the outstanding athletes to emerge from the Eastern Champs (PEDRO UGARTE)

Arch-rivals St Mary High and Buff Bay High are again expected to fight for the title at the second meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Series, the Eastern Championships, at the Usain Bolt/UWI Track today. The head coach of Titchfield High, Julian Ivy, welcomes the Digicel Grand Prix initiative, calling it “a wonderful idea”. He said: “Most of the schools in the Eastern region are really strapped for cash.” Continuing, Ivy informed, “The eastern region i ... Read More

Shreyas Smith takes Powell chess title

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Shreyas Smith (Contributed)

National chess champion National Master (NM) Shreyas Smith made it two wins in a row for 2017, when he secured five and a half points from six games to finish atop the standings of the Open Section of the 2017 IA FM John Powell Memorial Chess Open, which took place at Liberty Academy from February 16-19. Smith added to his National Champion title which he won earlier this year, when he finished ahead of NM Stuart James, who ended on five points, the same as NM Daren Wisdom, who was relegated to ... Read More

Photo: Tight quarters

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Campion goalkeeper John-Paul McPherson makes a save ahead of the Excelsior High School pair of attackers Shamar Gordon (left) and Christopher Reid (right) during the ISSA Hockey Competition played at the Mona Hockey Field last Friday. Excelsior won 1-0. (Collin Reid)

Campion goalkeeper John-PaulMcPherson makes a save ahead of the Excelsior High School pair of attackers Shamar  Gordon (left) and Christopher Reid (right) during the ISSA Hockey Competition played at the Mona Hockey Field last Friday.Excelsior won 1-0. (Photo:Collin Reid) Read More

Mt Alvernia seek quick double in basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, February 27, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mt Alvernia High, back-to-back finalists in the ISSA Western Conference Girls basketball competition, will be seeking back-to-back wins today when they host Montego Bay High in a cross-town rivalry in the second game of a double-header set to start at 3:30 pm. Mt Alvernia High opened their account on Friday with another close victory over Muschett High 23-20 in Montego Bay as they held off the hard-charging Trelawny school. In the first game, defending champions R ... Read More

Eastern Champs makes comeback with Digicel

Monday, February 27, 2017    

The Digicel head office
in downtown Kingston

Last year, high school athletes from out East never got the chance to compete at their decades-long track and field regional showground, the Eastern Championships. Thanks to Digicel, the highly anticipated event makes a bigger and better return in the lucrative 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Series. “I’m elated that Digicel is on board because if they weren’t we couldn’t have the championships,” noted Richard Thompson, chairman of the Eastern Secondary Schools ... Read More

Young gymnasts shine at Carib Fest tourney

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February 27, 2017    

Members of the national gymnastics contingent share a photo opportunity with their medals in Ashburn, Virginia, on Saturday. (Observer)

The impressive early season form of Jamaica’s young gymnasts continued when they notched numerous individual and two team prizes at the Caribbean Fest gymnastics tournament in Ashburn, Virginia, on Saturday. The four-member level one team of Jenya Allison, Makebaray Allen, Leanna Blake and Renara Walker claimed the top award in their category, at the three-day meet which ended yesterday. Comprising Arianna Morrison, Alexis McPherson, Victoria Lewin, Tannarra Thompson and Sydney Chung, th ... Read More



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