Sport

Salcia's big bang!

SLACK... this
was my idea and
I wanted to do it

AFTER her gruelling 16-event schedule in last weekend's NCAA Division Two outdoor championships at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, Salcia Slack would be excused if she said she felt extra fatigued. The former Holmwood Technical and UTech athlete, however, said she felt the sam ... Read More

King’s crowning moment PHOTO: King's crowning moment
Kingston CC batsman Brandon King raises his bat in acknowledgment upon reaching a century versus Man ... Read More

HENRY… it’s a great learning
experience and will help to
better my game Gareth Henry receiving world-class badminton training in Malaysia
Jamaican top men's singles badminton player Gareth Henry is currently at the New Vision Badminton Ac ... Read More

Action from a
futsal game in
Kingston recently. Futsal finals fever takes over Kingston today
The LIME National Street Futsal Competition has attracted immense support since its kick off in late ... Read More

Paper planes taken to new heights in Salzburg

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Jamaica’s representative Kristoff Khouri with his version of the
Usain Bolt ‘To the World’ pose during the Red Bull Paper Wings
World Finals in Salzburg, Austria recently.

SALZBURG, Austria -- The best of the world's paper plane fliers converged in Salzburg recently for the fourth Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals, and the standard of supreme aviation competition did not disappoint. After a gruelling 535 qualifiers and more than 46,000 contenders worldwide, the 200 finalists entertained the passionate crowd and assembled media with a physics-defying demonstration of paper plane skills and prowess. No kerosene, no engine, just a regular A4 sheet of paper and a pi ... Read More

Kronus surprises in Lotto Classic

BY LENKY SILVER OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Kronus with Richard
Mairs (# 6) just
getting up to beat
Seeking My Dream.
(PHOTOS: JOSEPH
WELLINGTON)

In Dorval like fashion, trainer Richard Azan vaulted his charge Kronus into strong Derby contention after a come-from-behind win by a short head in yesterday's Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup (10 furlongs) at Caymanas Park. It was Azan who brought the then unknown Dorval to victory in the 1995 Governor's Cup followed by a resounding win in the Derby three weeks later. Kronus, with only one win from seven starts coming into the Lotto Classic, was left on the wayside by bettors going off at ... Read More

Cricket kings

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Kamal Powell (right, foreground), sponsorship and development manager at Digicel, shares a photo opportunity with the STETHS team after they were crowned
champions of the ISSA/Digicel Twenty20 tournament at Manchester High yesterday. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT)

ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) reaffirmed their status as kings of schoolboy cricket when they defeated Cross Keys High by 94 runs in a lopsided final to retain their Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Digicel Super-Eight Twenty20 title at Manchester High yesterday. The Santa Cruz-based team, led by an unbeaten 25-ball half-century from captain Ramaal Lewis, posted a daunting 170-4 from their allotted 20 overs, before restricting their opponents to a paltry 76 all ou ... Read More

Newnham produces sub-par 69 for two-stroke lead

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

NEWNHAM…carded four
birdies on the back nine for
a current total of 143

NATIONAL representative Jonathan Newnham showed his mettle by producing a sub-par round of 69 on yesterday's second day of the Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championships on the challenging Caymanas Course. The low gross of the day from Newnham included four birdies on the back nine and gives him a current total of 143. Two strokes behind in second is Ian Facey, who finished the day with 71 strokes, for a combined total of 145. In third and fifth positions are O'Shae Haye (152) and Romaine ... Read More

Team Jamaica Bickle promises 5 more defibrillators to schools

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor - publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

CLARE… the competitive nature of sports
these days causes our youngsters to push
themselves harder and harder

TEAM Jamaica Bickle (TBJ) says it intends to acquire five defibrillators, which it will donate to schools across the island, as it strengthens its commitment to helping student athletes. The commitment, TJB founder and CEO Irwin Clare told the Jamaica Observer, was made after the sudden death of St Jago High School athlete Cavahn McKenzie in 2014. McKenzie was representing Jamaica in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Cross Country Championships in Trinidad ... Read More

JDF in command against St Thomas CA

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Kingston CC
Captain Brandon
King drives through
the off-side during
his 103 against
Manchester CA in
the Senior Cup
quarter-final match
at Sabina Park
yesterday.

TITLE-HOLDERS Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) took charge against St Thomas CA in the Jamaica Cricket Association two-day Senior Cup quarter-final game at Up Park Camp yesterday. At the close, JDF were 371-7, thanks to Sheldon Cotterell’s unbeaten 94. Play is scheduled to resume at 10:00 am today. Earlier, the army men won the toss and sent St Thomas CA to take first strike and dismissed them for a mediocre 101. Scores: St Thomas 101; JDF 371-7. The St Thomas team quickly fell to 38- 6 as ... Read More

Reggae Youths, Melbourne to contest Sandals/ATL Senior League finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Melbourne FC’s Davion Brown fires at goal to score his team’s
second goal in their 3-1 win over Marl Road FC in the returnleg
of the St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League semi-finals.

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Reggae Youths and Melbourne FC will contest the finals of the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Senior League after completing semi-final victories over Lilliput Rovers and Marl Road, respectively, on Friday. Reggae Youths returned to the finals in successive seasons after a 4-0 hammering of Lilliput Rovers in Friday's return-leg semis at Jarrett Park for a 6-0 aggregate victory, while Melbourne FC beat Marl Road 3-1 for a 4-1 aggregate result. Both semi-final ... Read More

38th JISA/Seprod National Prep Champs launched

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Seprod Marketing Manager Roger Thompson (left), and Deidre Wisdom, Serge Island and Butterkist brand manager, present a symbolic cheque valued at $5.8
million to JISA President, Pastor Wesley Boynes (second right) and Wayne Robinson, chairman of JISA, during the launch of the 38th staging of the JISA/Seprod
National Track and Field Championships at the Spanish Court Hotel on Thursday. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Defending boys' and girls' champions Hydel Preparatory School will try to maintain their hold on the Jamaica Interdependent Schools Association (JISA)/Seprod National Track and Field Preparatory Schools Championships scheduled for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the National Stadium. The 38th staging of the three-day meet, sponsored by Seprod for the second-consecutive year, was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday. For the first time in the history of the meet, ... Read More

MBU hunt third place after losing to W Connection

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

WILLIAMS… we played well and it’s unfortunate to come out with a defeat

AFTER losing 0-1 to Trinidad's Direct TV W Connection FC in Friday night's semi-finals of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships, Montego Bay United must win today's game against Haiti's Don Bosco at the Ato Boldon stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, if they are to qualify for the CONCACAF Club Championships next season. A second-half goal from Hashim Arcia gave Direct TV W Connection FC a place in today's all-Trinidad final against Central FC, who beat Don Bosco 3-1 on penalt ... Read More

12 coaches successfully completes JaVA Level 1 Coaching Course

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

(From left, front-rear) Brazilian international Coach Augusto Sabbatini, Dr Angela Samuels Harris, Rudolph Speid, and Steve Davis, with graduates Roan
McGrowder, Greg Camrie, Raylon Dennis, Jerome Bennett, Ezmond Farquharson, Neilkamar Williams, Oranie Adams, Carl Barrett, Ricardo Williams, Kevin
Williams at the end of the JaVA Level One Coaching Course held at the Montego Bay Community College on Friday.

Twelve coaches successfully completed the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) Level One Coaching Course held at the Montego Bay Community College from May 18-22. The course was spearheaded by visiting Brazilian international Coach Augusto Sabbatini, whose visit comes courtesy of the developmental support of the volleyball confederation and regional authorities under which Jamaica falls, NORCECA and CAZOVA, respectively. Sabbatini was also assisted by Jamaica's and GC Foster's Steve Davis, wh ... Read More



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