Edwin Allen in strong position on day three

Edwin Allen’s Saqukine Cameron (second right), a favourite for the girls’ Class One 100m title, weeps uncontrollably after she was disqualified for false-starting in
the heats of the event on day three of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Cameron is being
consoled (from left) by St Jago High’s Natalliah Whyte, Shanice Reid and her Edwin Allen teammate Telecia Briscoe. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

EDWIN Allen High are well-placed to win their third ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championship, according to head coach Michael Dyke after yesterday's third day of the five-day championships at the National Stadium. "Apart from the unfortunate mishap with Cameron and another setback in the 400m hurdles ... Read More

Calabar's Lamar Reid leaps to 1.99m to brreak the Class Three high jump record
on day three of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships
at the National Stadium yesterday. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Calabar jumper Reid shatters record as defending champs soar to lead
CALABAR High's jumper Lamar Reid broke the first boys' record and propelled the champions to the top ... Read More

Randolph Scott, an official with the Jamaica Athletics
Administrative Association, drops an empty plastic bottle into a
recycling bin at Champs..
Sixth form student athlete at Kingston College Andre Headley
drops two plastic water bottles in one of the recycling bins at
the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Athletics Championships
now on at the National Stadium in Kingston. Keeping Champs clean
GRACEKENNEDY, one of the title sponsors of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championsh ... Read More

Hydel's Shadea Lawrence repeats as discus champion
HYDEL High's Shadea Lawrence won the girls' Class One discus with a personal best throw of 48.66m to ... Read More

JC nose ahead after one final in boys action

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Jamaica College Paketo Dudley in his winning
leap of 7.21m in the boys’ Class Two long jump
on day two of the GraceKennedy ISSA
Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships
at the National Stadium yesterday.

JAMAICA College (JC) took an early lead after the first final of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships on day two with 10 points after capturing the Class Two long jump at the National Stadium yesterday. Paketo Dudley of JC won the event with a leap of 7.21m with his teammate Johni James finishing eighth for a total of 10 points. Wolmer’s Boys’ are second with seven points after Daemon Creary of Wolmer’s Boys’ stole second with his las ... Read More

Mahfood cops first U-15 title

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Junior squash players with national Junior Programme Manager Gill Binnie (far left), coaching assistant Fritzroy Smith
(centre back) and President of the Jamaica Squash Association Chris Hinds (far right).

Young Tobias Levy blew through the field in the Under-11 age group defending his title without losing a game. Levy beat Brady Holmes 11-1, 11-5, 11-6 to relegate him to second place and also registered an 11-1, 11-4, 11-4 win against Sebastian Azan, who finished third. Lumley was in equally good form, beating Adam Ardito 11-7, 11-5, 11-1 and Luke Roberts 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5 to retain his Under-17 title. However, in the Under-15 age group, Ardito was in full control, beating runner-up Joe R ... Read More

Day two in pictures

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Calabar’s Alex Hutton (117)
leads a tightly bunched field in
heat number seven of the
boys’ Class One 800-metre
event during the morning
session on day two of the
ISSA/Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics
Championship at the National
Stadium yesterday. (PHOTOS:

Calabar's Alex Hutton (117) leads a tightly bunched field in heat number seven of the boys Class One 800-metre event during the morning session on day two of the ISSA/Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championship at the National Stadium yesterday. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Leon Clarke (1363) of St Jago eases across the line to win heat two of the Class Two 800-metre event ahead of Romel Plummer (1040) of Munro College. Lamara Diton of Rusea's High clears the bar at 1.60 metres during the girls Class ... Read More

JC maintain lead on day 3 of Champs

Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:01 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica College continue to lead the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships with 29 points after four finals, but their lead has been reduced by Calabar High, to just three points. Edwin Allen High are third on 16 points ahead of Kingston College on 14 points. Demar Gayle of Edwin Allen High won the Class One discus final with a throw of 50.70m ahead of Warren Barrett of Calabar High with 49.95m. Petersfield High’s Sanjae Lawrence ... Read More

PHOTOS: Day 3 of Boys’ and Girls’ Champs

Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:39 PM    

(PHOTOS: Bryan Cummings)

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Day three of the Issa/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships got under way at the National Stadium in St Andrew today. The event will end with the final heat races on Saturday. OBSERVER ONLINE brings you photo highlights. Read More

ECB chairman says Windies team mediocre

Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:25 AM    

West Indies captain Jason Holder (centre) celebrates his wicket with teammates Darren Sammy (right) and Jerome Taylor (left) during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and United Arab Emirates at McLean Park in Napier on March 15, 2015. (Photo: AFP)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – The incoming head of English cricket has handed Phil Simmons a welcome key card prior to his first series as West Indies head coach. Colin Graves, who takes over as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman on May 15, told BBC Radio that he would “certainly be disappointed if we don’t win the West Indies series because I am pretty sure the West Indies are going to have a mediocre team”. He claimed that “a lot o ... Read More

Semi-finalists decided in St Elizabeth Major League

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- Black Star FC will look to regain second place in the St Elizabeth Wray & Nephew Major League, as preliminary-round action culminates on Thursday with two rescheduled games. In Black River, the defending champions will oppose Round Hill United at the New Town Community Centre, while Real Treasure Beach FC and Haughton United will meet at the Treasure Beach Sports Park in a game of academic interest. Both games are set to kick off at 3:30 pm. Black Star, along w ... Read More

Bolt has fond memories of New York

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

BOLT... I will never
forget the crowd in
New York that night

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) --World 100- and 200-metres record-holder Usain Bolt will compete in the New York Diamond League meet on June 13, the Jamaican star's first race in the Big Apple since 2008, organisers announced yesterday. Bolt set his first world record in winning the 100 metres in 9.72 seconds at Icahn Stadium on May 31, 2008, and since then has won six Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship titles and broken seven more world records. "No one could ever forget their first world rec ... Read More

International friendlies for MoBay

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer CATHERINE HALL, St James | Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Jamaica's Je-Vaughn
Watson (left) takes on
a Cuba defender when
the teams met in a
friendly international
played at the Montego
Bay Sports Complex,
last July.

Caribbean men's champions Jamaica will kick off their preparation for what will be a busy 2015 international season with two friendly internationals at the Montego Bay Sports Complex this weekend. Tomorrow evening, the 76th - ranked Reggae Boyz will take on Venezuela, ranked 72nd, and then the 110th - ranked Cuba on Monday, both games are set to start at 8:00pm. Jamaica will play in the Copa Americas starting in June and then the CONCACAF Gold Cup starting a month later, as well as the early ... Read More

Overnight racing programme for Saturday, March 28, 201 5

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

NB 4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1400M (7FUR) 1.SUNNY PROSPECT 4 B& PParchment-4 PLee 54.0 2.PECKARONI 5 L RNelson4-1 AChong 57.0 3.SIR ROLAND 4 TL DaneNelson-1 AnthNunes 57.0 4.SPORTING CLAY 4 TLV J.N.E GDavis 54.0 5.DEAN KEETN 4 L MGrant-4 KBrivette 53.0 6.SUPER HERITAGE 4 L AChatrie-1 ... Read More



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