Netball

Roses wither as Sunshine Girls cop series

BECKFORD... copped the Player of the Match honours in the third Test

The Jamaica Sunshine Girls beat the England Roses 64-57 in the final and deciding Test of the three-Test Vitality International Netball series to cap an impressive 2-1 series victory. In the third Test, Jamaica led at the half, 33-29. however, England, with the support of the home crowd, roared bac ... Read More

Decisive start needed if Jamaica are to prevail, says Reynolds
MANCHESTER, England (MC) — Sunshine Girls head coach Minneth Reynolds has backed the Caribbean ... Read More

Sunshine Girls crumble as England level series
MANCHESTER, England (CMC) — Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls failed to sustain the momentum from ... Read More

First time winners Excelsior High School celebrate winning the Urban Area Senior League netball title. (Photos: Collin Reid) Gaynstead, Excelsior capture ISSA Urban High Schools netball titles
GAYNSTEAD and Excelsior High schools captured the Junior and Senior League titles, respectively, in ... Read More

Holmwood, Denbigh crowned ISSA Rural High Schools netball champions

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Zandria Cohen (left) of Denbigh confronts Javanila Morris of Manchester High. (Photos: Collin Reid)

HOLMWOOD Technical and Denbigh High School were crowned the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Rural High Schools Junior and Senior League netball champions at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town on Thursday. The Holmwood High aggregation, coached by Carline Graham-Powell, captured the Junior League title with a 23-18 win over defending champions Denbigh High, while Denbigh’s seniors, coached by Christine Bartley, pulled off a close a ... Read More

Scotiabank A, MOE triumph in Florida Netball Classics

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Members of the Scotiabank netball team pose with trophies and medals after defeating Upsetters 13-9 in the championship final. (Allister Roper of FNA)

Jamaican teams have dominated the 2016 Florida Netball Association Classics once again. Defending champions Scotiabank ‘A’ continued on their winning streak by capturing the 2016 crown from for the third-straight year when they defeated Upsetters of Florida Netball Club 13-9 at the Carter Park Gymnasium in Florida recently. They were undefeated during the tournament en route to their seventh hold on the coveted title. The champions had earlier won in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012 ... Read More

Sunshine Girls take lead with dominant opening victory

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

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LONDON, England (CMC) – Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls overcame a sluggish opening quarter to draw first blood in their three-match series against England by cruising to a 66-49 victory in the opening contest at the Copper Box on Tuesday. The Caribbean side trailed 12-16 at the end of the first quarter but produced a strong surge to lead 31-27 at half-time, before dominating down the stretch to come away easy winners. Goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid made an emphatic return to national co ... Read More

Denbigh hunting double in ISSA Rural Area High Schools netball finals

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

DENBIGH High will be on the hunt for the double as they advance to the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Rural High Schools Junior and Senior League finals scheduled for today at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town. As the reigning Junior League champions from last year, Denbigh High will face arch-rivals and many- time champions Holmwood Technical beginning at 1:30 pm, while their seniors will go up against Manchester High at 2:30 pm. De ... Read More

Gaynstead looking to retain ISSA Urban High Schools Junior League netball title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Kelsey Jonas (left) of Gaynstead High catches the ball ahead of Taneil Thomas from St Jago High during their ISSA Urban High Schools Junior League netball match at the Leila Robinson Courts recently. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)

DEFENDING champions Gaynstead High go on the hunt for their second-straight hold on the title when they take on former three-time champions The Queen’s School in the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Junior League final today at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town, starting at 3:30 pm. Gaynstead High reached the final after defeating Norman Manley High 33-18, while The Queen’s beat Camperdown High 26-17 in their respective semi-finals ... Read More

Denbigh, Holmwood confident in Rural netball semis

Tuesday, November 29, 2016    

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DEFENDING champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical will contest the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Rural High Schools Junior and Senior Leagues semi-finals at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, beginning at 9:30 am today. In the opening junior league match, Manchester High will meet Holmwood Technical at 9:30 am, while defending champions Denbigh High and St Thomas Technical square off at 10:30 am. The senior league semi-finals will see Manchester High ... Read More

Unbeaten teams meet in ISSA/Urban netball semis

Tuesday, November 29, 2016    

FOUR unbeaten teams will contest the semi-finals of the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Urban Junior and Senior League competitions today at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, starting at 1:30 pm. The unbeaten teams in the junior league are defending champions Gaynstead High and The Queen’s School, while defending champions Camperdown High and The Queen’s are also unbeaten teams in the senior league. Coach Dalton Hinds is confident that Gaynstea ... Read More

Champions Denbigh, Holmwood through to netball semis

Friday, November 25, 2016    

Denbigh High’s Kelly Scott (second left) prepares to make a pass to teammate Denay Thomas (right) during the ISSA rural area netball junior league semi-final against Holmwood Technical in Clarendon Park in February 2016. Also pictured are Holmwood’s Shy- Ann Smith (left) and Olivia Henry. Denbigh won 40-29. (File photo)

DEFENDING champions Denbigh and Holmwood qualified for the semi-finals of the ISSA Rural High Schoolgirls Junior and Senior Leagues after winning their respective quarter-final matches on Wednesday. Many-time All-Island and Senior League champions Holmwood held on strongly in the closing seconds to come out with a narrow 38-37 win over a spirited Glenmuir High in their quarter-final encounter. The Senior League champions will go up against Manchester High, who cruised past first-time quarter-f ... Read More

Wolmer’s, Vaz, Quest, St Catherine score wins in JISA Prep Schools netball quarter-finals

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, November 24, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Wolmer’s, Vaz, Quest and St Catherine, were winners of their respective encounters, as the 2016 Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA)/Tastee Limited Prep Schools netball league quarter-final round got under way at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday. The quarter-finals continue today with four matches, starting at 1:45 and 2:30 pm, respectively. Meanwhile, Wolmer’s Prep struggled to hold off a late charge from Our Lady of the Angels to secure a ... Read More

Denbigh, Holmwood in quarters

Wednesday, November 23, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the quater-finals of the ISSA Junior and Senior Netball Leagues Knockout this morning at the Manchester High School Courts, beginning at 10:00. Senior League champions Holmwood will go up against Glenmuir High at 10:45 am, while Junior League champions Denbigh will face Montego Bay High at 11:30 am. Three schools — Montego Bay, St Thomas Technical, Thompson Town — are playing ... Read More



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