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KC open with 15-point lead over JC

KC’s Aryamanya Rodgers enjoys leading the field in the 5,000m open before winning in 16:17.08 minutes yesterday. (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

Title favourites Kingston College (KC), as expected, grabbed an early lead with 27 points following the two long jump finals, ahead of Jamaica College (JC) and Calabar at the completion of the second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships yesterday. Jamai ... Read More

Stacey-Ann Williams of St Elizabeth Technical High School led the qualifiers for the Class One 400m after clocking 53.78 seconds to win her heat. (Photos: Bryan Cummings) Richards stars for Edwin Allen as Hydel grab early lead
“It’s good to be back,” an overwhelmed Edwin Allen High’s Fiona Richards tol ... Read More

Paul Greene (left), American sports attorney, in discussion with his client Kaliese Spencer and her agent Marvin Anderson during the JADCO preliminary hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday. (Photo: Howard Walker) Attorney confident of clearing Spencer’s name
American sport attorney Paul Greene said he is confident that his client, Jamaica’s 2014 Commo ... Read More

Damar Robinson’s anti-doping rule ban extended
Jamaica’s Damar Robinson has had his ban for breaches of the anti-doping rules in 2013 extende ... Read More

Photo: Discus record

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Edwin Allen’s Fiona Richards in full flight as she threw a meet record of 52.98 metres to win gold in the Class One girls discus at the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

Edwin Allen’s Fiona Richards in full flight as she threw a meet record of 52.98 metres to win gold in the Class One girls discus at the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

The cold truth

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Romaine Austin (left) and compatriot Dave Oddman display their gold medals won in speed skating at the Special Olympics World Winter Games last week. (Photo: Observer file)

GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica won over plenty hearts with their scintillating performances and infectious charm during their stay in Tulln and Graz for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. One such person wowed by the Jamaicans was their Austrian delegation assistant liaison Elisabeth Poandl. “It was awesome because after only a few days I felt a part of the Jamaica team. They integrated me a lot, so it was easy for me to say ‘yes, we won gold and silver and bronze’, ... Read More

Windies batting under microscope in second Twenty20

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite (red pants) leads members of the team during a training session at Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Tuesday. (Photo: WICB)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies will be seeking to rediscover their once lethal batting prowess as they go in search of an all-important series-levelling victory in the second Twenty20 International of the four-match series here today. The Caribbean side, who easily chased down an imposing 193 to reach the T20 World Cup final almost a year ago, have in recent times become almost unrecognisable and have looked a shadow of the unit that won the title in that tournament with awes ... Read More

Windies face off with old coach Simmons in Afghanistan series

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies will renew acquaintances with old head coach Phil Simmons when they clash with minnows Afghanistan in three Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals in June. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday released the fixtures for the six-match tour which will see the T20 series staged at Warner Park in St Kitts from June 2-5 and the ODI series hosted at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium in St Lucia from June 9-14. Simmons, abruptly sacked by the WI ... Read More

Girls open with two records at Champs 2017

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

Hydel High’s Shiann Salmon in action in the Class One high jump yesterday.Photos: Bryan Cummings

The top contenders for the girls’ title are happy with their performances on yesterday’s opening day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships despite no points scored in the opening session. Michael Dyke, coach of three-time defending champions and prohibitive favourites Edwin Allen High, and Keilando Goburn of St Jago High said they were right where they expected to be, midway yesterday’s session and before the first rounds of the 20 ... Read More

Petersfield coach has high hopes for Kevin Nedrick

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield High in action in the javelin open, where he established a new national junior record on the first day of the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

Kevin Nedrick has been in superb form all season and so it was no surprise for Petersfield’s coach Machel Woolery when he established a new national junior record in the javelin open on the first day of the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Nedrick, the overwhelming favourite for the gold medal, bettered the previous junior record of 63.69m set in July 2014 by Orlando Thomas in leading the qualifiers for th ... Read More

Swimmers prep for Carifta Champs with record fest

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

Zaneta Alvaranga (left) ahead of the field during the girls’ 11-12 100m breaststroke at the Swim Jamaica Sprint Meet at the National Aquatic Centre on Saturday. (Observer)

With the Carifta Championships just over two weeks away, members of Jamaica’s team used the Swim Jamaica Sprint Meet as an opportunity to fine-tune their techniques in record-breaking fashion at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday. Y-Speedos Swim Club topped the event with 1,055 points, just ahead of Tornadoes Swim Club (1,038) and Marlins Swim Club (437). Swimaz Aquatics (251) and Blue Seal (193) completed the top five. Nathaniel Thomas, who will be making his Carifta debut at the ... Read More

Nedrick stars on opening day

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

Calabar High’s middle-distance prodigy Kimar Farquharson, on his way to a Class Two 800m Champs record of 1:51.26 minutes. (Bryan Cummings)

However, Nedrick was just outside the Champs record of 64.08m established in 2014 by Devon Spencer of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), who was a senior at the time. But Calabar High’s middle-distance prodigy Kimar Farquharson would get the first boys’ record erasing the 20-year-old Class Two 800m record of 1:52.27 minutes held by Alwyn Sappleton, lowering it to 1:51.26 minutes. It was a deliberate attempt at the record by Farquharson, who ran hard clocking 53 seconds ... Read More

STETHS, Manchester to meet in ISSA/Grace Headley Cup cricket final

Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

DEFENDING champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Manchester High gained first innings points as their 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Headley Cup cricket semi-finals ended in a draw last Saturday. By virtue of gaining first innings points in both drawn encounters, STETHS and Manchester will contest the final which is scheduled to be played over three days from April 6 to 8 at a venue to be named. At STETHS Grounds: The home team made 166 all out ... Read More

Charlton nets hat-trick in Clarendon Galaxy 4-1 win over St James United in JFF/SportsMax Elite League

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, March 29, 2017    

Kimani Decombre (left) of St Catherine Saints is about to kick the ball as St Thomas Cobras opponent approaches during their JFF/SportsMax Under-18 Elite League football encounter at Tony Spaulding Complex last Saturday. (Bryan Cummings)

CREGTON Charlton of Clarendon Galaxy produced the first hat-trick in the 2017 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/SportsMax Elite League Under-18 football competition at the Frome Sports Club last Saturday. His hat-trick against St James United came in the fifth, 21st and 52nd minutes to help his team to their second win from as many starts, while it was the first loss for St James in two matches. The Galaxy’s other goal was scored by Ronaldo Thomas in the 49th minute, while scoring the ... Read More



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