Molly Rhone to be honoured during CB Group UWI 5K

RHONE…served as president of the Jamaica Netball Association from 1993 to 2003

She might not be pounding the netball courts anymore, but her continued devotion to the sport is evident in the service she continues to provide in all areas of the game and the wider sporting arena. Address her today as Honourable Molly Rhone OJ, CD — as among her 19 local and international ... Read More

Camperdown High’s Connie Roach (left) and Akeelia Henry of Jose Marti Technical reach for the ball during their 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Urban High Schools Senior League netball encounter at the Camperdown High School’s court on Monday. Camperdown won 51-29. (garfield robinson) Camperdown start with 51-29 win over Jose Marti in ISSA/Urban netball
DEFENDING champions Camperdown High defeated Jose Marti Technical High 51-29 as the 2016 Inter-Secon ... Read More

Caygune Taylor (foreground) of Mona High stumbles with the ball during their 2016 ISSA Urban Junior League netball match at Gaynstead High School last Friday. At left is teammate Briana Pratt and right is Brittany Campbell of Gaynstead High. (Naphtali Junior) Gaynstead start defence with crushing 60-1 win over Mona in ISSA/Urban netball
DEFENDING champions Gaynstead High began the defence of their Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Associa ... Read More

Marcella Thompson (left) of Jamaica Urban Transit Company ‘A’ moves forward with the ball ahead of Tashike Salmon of Scotiabank ‘B’ during their 2016 Business House Netball Association’s Senior League encounter at the St Andrew High School for Girls’ courts, Cecelia Avenue, last Saturday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior) WISYNCO ‘A’ humble UDC 36-28 in Business House netball
WISYNCO ‘A’ stopped the unbeaten run of Urban Development Corporation (UDC) with a 36-2 ... Read More

ISSA/Urban High Schoolgirls netball leagues begins today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September 21, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Camperdown High begin their title defence when they play away to Campion College as the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Urban High Schoolgirls Junior and Senior League competitions get under way today. The Campion College and Camperdown High senior league encounter should start approximately 3:30 pm after both teams face each other in the junior league at 2:30 pm. Dalton Hinds, coach of junior league defending champions Gaynstead, said he has a good ... Read More

Sunshine Girls back home after 3-Test series in New Zealand

Tuesday, September 20, 2016    

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls gather upon arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday from their three-Test series New Zealand. (Collin Reid)

The 12-member Sunshine Girls squad returned from New Zealand yesterday, where they lost all three Test matches which were played on September 11, 14 and 17. The scores in the matches were 34-72, 38-61 and 38-66, respectively. Head Coach Minneth Reynolds said that she was not disappointed with the results as “New Zealand played professional netball and we don’t. We took eight girls who did not go with us to the last World Championship so I think that they performed creditably; co ... Read More

ISSA/Rural netball season gets under way today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 20, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Denbigh High go up against Garvey Maceo High as the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Rural Junior and Senior Leagues get under way today at several venues. The junior league matches are scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm, while the Senior League should start at 3:00 pm. Last year, Denbigh won the Junior League title by defeating Manchester High in the final, while the Senior League title was won by many-time champions Holmwood Technical High, who defeated f ... Read More

St Catherine High capture Junior, Senior ISSA Open Netball Rally titles

Saturday, September 17, 2016    

Members of the St Catherine High Junior and Senior teams celebrate after capturing both competitions at the 2016 ISSA Open Netball Rally at the Leila Robinson Courts on Thursday. (Garfield Robinson)

ST CATHERINE High captured both the Junior and Senior titles at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Open Rally competitions at the Leila Robinson Courts, Independence Park, on Thursday. In the Junior rally final, St Catherine beat Dinthill Technical High 5-3, while in the Senior final, they managed to hold off a determined Norman Manley High to win narrowly 4-3. Meanwhile, the Open Rally competitions were a prelude of what is expected to come when the Junior and Senio ... Read More

UDC to continue unbeaten streak in Business House netball league

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, September 17, 2016    

URBAN Development Corporation (UDC) should register yet another win when they face Sutherland Global Services as the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Divisional Leagues continue today at the Leila Robinson Courts. Already with three wins from three starts, the Sylvester Campbell-coached UDC aggregation, who has won their matches convincingly, should maintain that momentum against lowly placed Sutherland Global Services. With an all-round team of players such as twin sisters Nekei ... Read More

Scotiabank ‘A’ beat ATL 44-34 in Business House Senior League netball

Friday, September 16, 2016    

Nicole Farquharson (right)of Scotiabank ‘A’ holds onto the ball as Tracea Carr of Appliance Traders Limited takes evasive action during their 2016 Business House Netball Association Senior League match at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday. Scotiabank ‘A’ won 44-34. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

The win for the Winston Nevers-coached team pushed them to sole leadership in the Senior League with nine points, followed by ATL with six from three starts. Meanwhile, in another Senior League game, Scotiabank ‘B’ pulled off a major surprise by playing to an exciting 34-34 draw with the strong Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), that includes several past national representatives in their line-up. The Scotiabank ‘A’ versus ATL encounter was quite inte ... Read More

Sunshine Girls lose Test series to New Zealand

Thursday, September 15, 2016    

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (CMC) — An improved showing by Jamaica yesterday was unable to stop New Zealand from pulling off a second victory to capture their three-match netball series with one game remaining. The Silver Ferns were made to struggle before completing a 23-point win over the Sunshine Girls, who lost the opening fixture by 38 goals on Sunday. New Zealand’s second win, 61-38, secured them the Taini Jamison series heading into the third and final Test in Rotorua Frid ... Read More

Sunshine Girls open tour against New Zealand with heavy loss

Wednesday, September 14, 2016    

NELSON, New Zealand (CMC) — Jamaica crashed to a heavy 38-point defeat after they were outplayed in their opening encounter of a three-match tour of New Zealand on Sunday. The Sunshine Girls were completely overpowered 34-72 by a New Zealand team, two places above them in the netball world ranking. New Zealand, ranked number two in world netball, led the fourth-ranked Jamaicans throughout at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson. The best shooters for Jamaica were Shanice Beckford, -15 goals i ... Read More

Trinidadian newest recruit on netball umpires’ elite list

Monday, September 12, 2016    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Barbadian-born Trinidad and Tobago national Lilia Mathurin-Cameron says she has no regrets after becoming the newest Caribbean national to be recruited to the list of the world’s best netball umpires. Mathurin-Cameron, 49, has joined an elite list of 36 umpires from around the world appointed by the International Netball Federation (INF). She earned her International Umpires Award after officiating at the Netball University Games in Florida in July. ... Read More

UDC beat RJR/Gleaner 42-23 in Business House netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, September 10, 2016    

Terri-Ann Francis (centre) of Continental Baking Company reaches for the ball along with Janell Johnson (left) of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica in their 2016 Business House Netball Association Junior League match at the Leila Robinson Courts on Thursday. At right is Angelyn Grant of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica. The baking company won 27-21. (Naphtali Junior)

URBAN Development Corporation (UDC) registered a convincing 42-23 win over RJR/Gleaner in their 2016 Business House Netball Association Intermediate ‘B’ League encounter at the Leila Robinson Courts on Thursday. The win for the Sylvester Campbell-coached UDC aggregation was their third from three outings, while the Winston Nevers-coached media team was losing their second match from three starts. Campbell said it was a good win as the players stuck to the game plan and as a result, ... Read More



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