Netball

Humming Birds soar above Orchids in game one

St Ann Orchids’s Althea Byfield (left) tries to defend against Thristina Harwood (right) of Kingston Humming Birds.

Kingston Humming Birds have placed one hand on the Berger Elite Netball League title after drawing first blood with a 57-43 victory over St Ann Orchids in game one of the best-of-three finals at the University of Technology (UTech) auditorium on Thursday evening. Led by goal shooter Thristina Harwo ... Read More

Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots a free throw against the Houston Rockets during their game at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Wednesday night.(Photo: AFP) Timberwolves halt red-hot Rockets’ win streak
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Andrew Wiggins scored a team high 28 points as the Minnesot ... Read More

Kesna Francis (left) of St James Sharpes and Tricia Brown of Clarendon Gaters battle for the ball during their Berger Elite Netball League match at the Leila Robinson courts on Tuesday. Sharpes won 51-26. (Photo: Collin Reid) Gaters lose again, crash to Sharpes 51-26
DEFENDING champions Clarendon Gaters’ horrible season continued when they went down 51-26 to S ... Read More

Under-21 Suns upset Humming Birds in Elite League
UNDER-21 Suns pulled off an upset by defeating former champions Kingston Humming Birds 30-27 as the ... Read More

Racers hold off Suns to win 41-34

Tuesday, January 10, 2017    

ST CATHERINE Racers held off a spirited challenge from Under-21 Suns to win 41-34 as the 2016/2017 Berger Elite Netball League continued at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. The win was the fifth from six matches for Racers, who became the first qualifier for the semi-finals as they lead the point standings with 15 points with one game remaining against the Under-21 Shiners on Thursday. St Ann Orchids are in second place with 12 points from five games, followed by Kingston Humming Bir ... Read More

Orchids crush champs Gaters in Berger Netball League

Saturday, January 07, 2017    

Shenka Johnson (GD) of St Catherine Racers goes for ball ahead of Rebecah Robinson (GA) and Trishana Hanson (C) of Manchester Spurs during Berger Elite Netball at the Leila Robinson Courts, Thursday, January 5, 2017. Racers won 40-35. (Collin Reid)

DEFENDING champions Clarendon Gaters suffered their fifth-straight defeat when they were humiliated 29-75 by St Ann Orchids as the 2016-17 Berger Elite Netball League competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts Thursday night. From the outset the game was into a one-sided affair with the Gaters not putting up any great deal of challenge to the Orchids, who rushed into a 24-6 lead at the first-quarter break. It became more evident that the task would be too much for the defending champio ... Read More

Williams, Slater to feature for Team Bath in English netball league

Saturday, January 07, 2017    

Shantal Slater (left) of Jamaica and Geva Mentor of England battle for possession of the ball. (Collin Reid)

Vangelee Williams and Shantal Slater are set to feature for Team Bath Netball in a tri-tournament against fellow Vitality Netball Super League franchises Loughborough Lightning and Wasps, as the Sunshine Girls continue to brighten their presence on the international scene. The tri-tournament which is scheduled to begin today at the University of Bath Sports £30-million Training Village will be the first of the 2017 campaign for the franchise which represents the South West and West Engla ... Read More

Aiken-Pinnock on pioneering mission in Scottish semi-pro league

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January 06, 2017    

AIKEN-PINNOCK (right)... I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity (Photo: Collin Reid)

Sunshine Girl Nicole Aiken-Pinnock is confident of making the most of her first overseas contract when she joins Scotland’s new semi-professional national female sports team Sirens in the Sky broadcast Vitality Netball Super League. Aiken-Pinnock will join Scottish Thistles’ emerging goal attack/goal shooter Jo Pettitt in replacing Althea Byfield and Lynsey Gallagher in the Sirens line-up for the upcoming Super League season scheduled to begin in February. Both Byfield and Gallaghe ... Read More

Champions Gaters suffer fourth defeat in Berger Elite League

Wednesday, December 21, 2016    

The Under-21 Shiners were chalking up their first win from four starts, while the Gaters’ poor season continued having lost all their matches. Meanwhile, the St Ann Orchids’ unbeaten run ended when they went down in a nail-biting finish 47-45 to the St James Sharpes, who were winning their second game from four outings. The Under-21 Shiners raced to a 12-5 lead at the first quarter break, but the Gaters fought back well in the second quarter 11-7, but trailed 19-14 at the interval. ... Read More

Suns hands gators third-straight defeat in Berger Elite League

Saturday, December 17, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Clarendon Gaters suffered their third-straight defeat at the hands of the Under-21 Suns team, going down 31-30 in their 2016 Berger Elite League at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday. The Under-21 Suns aggregation, coached by Conrad Parkes, were registering their second win from three starts. “The team did not get the start they wanted although not much goals were being scored, as the Gaters led at half-time. We rallied well to outscore our opponents in the third qu ... Read More

Quest capture JISA/Tastee Prep Schools’ Netball League

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, December 15, 2016    

Members of Quest Prep team pose with their medals and trophy after winning the JISA/Tastee Prep Schools Netball final at the Leila Robinson Courts last Thursday.

QUEST Prep defeated St Catherine Prep 17-11 in extra time to capture the 2016 Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA)/Tastee Limited Prep Schools’ Netball League title at the Leila Robinson Courts last Thursday. Winning coach Doreen Chambers paid tribute to St Catherine for pushing her team to the limit. “I did not expect the game would have gone into extra time, but St Catherine played extremely well to give us such a strong battle. However, the longer the game went ... Read More

Racers beat Gaters 55-22 in Berger Elite League netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, December 14, 2016    

S Catherine Racers registered a convincing 55-22 win over defending champions Clarendon Gaters as the 2016/2017 Berger Elite League netball competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. Gaters, coached by Dalton Hinds, were suffering their second straight defeat, while the win for the Racers, coached by Christopher Smart, was their second from three outings. Leading the scoring for Racers were Anna Kay Griffiths with 33 goals from 42 attempts, Shedieky Hamilton-Barnes with ... Read More

Portsmouth lift netball title for 3rd straight year

Monday, December 12, 2016    

Andrea Hanson (right), sport officer in charge of Portmore, presents the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball championship trophy to Portsmouth after they defeated Naggo Head Primary 18-9 in Thursday’s final at Waterford Primary. (Photo: Contributed)

Defending champions Portsmouth secured their third-straight hold on the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball crown after beating Naggo Head in the final played at Waterford Primary last week. The 2014, 2015 and now 2016 champions became the first team to accomplish the feat, winning 18-9 for a deserved win. After a slow start, which saw them scoring one goal in the first quarter, Portsmouth returned to the court a transformed team and were three goals up at half-time. Their dominance cont ... Read More

Denbigh, Gaynstead all-Island netball champions

Friday, December 09, 2016    

ISSA All-Island Senior League netball champions Denbigh High celebrate with their trophy after defeating Excelsior High 34-33 at the Leila Robinson Courts on Wednesday. (Photos: Collin Reid)

Denbigh High and Gaynstead High captured the All-Island Senior and Junior League crowns, respectively, as the 2016 ISSA high school netball competitions ended at the Leila Robinson Courts on Wednesday. Denbigh, the Rural Senior League champions, edged first-time finalists Urban champions Excelsior High 34-33 to come out champions. The Gaynstead aggregation, current Urban Junior League champions, defeated Rural champions Holmwood Technical 25-21 for the all-island title. Christine Bartley, ... Read More



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