Netball

Orchids in full bloom

Members of the victorious St Ann Orchids hoist their trophy after defeating Kingston Hummingbirds 49-37 to wrap up the best-of-three series of the Berger Elite League at UTech’s Alfred Sangster Auditorium on Saturday night. (Photo: Collin Reid)

ST ANN Orchids produced another impressive display to beat Kingston Hummingbirds 49-37, capturing the 2016-2017 Netball Jamaica/ Berger Elite League title in the final game of the series at UTech’s Alfred Sangster Auditorium on Saturday night. The Orchids clinched the best-of-three finals 2-1 ... Read More

Adean Thomas (second right) of St Ann Orchids challenges Thristina Harwood (right) of Kingston Humming Birds during Game One of the finals of the Berger Elite Netball League at University of Technology auditorium on Thursday, January 19. Kingston Humming Birds won 57-43. (Collin Reid) Humming Birds, Orchids battle in Berger Elite Netball
KINGSTON Humming Birds will be looking to clinch the best-of-three finals when they take on St Ann O ... Read More

St Ann Orchids’s Althea Byfield (left) tries to defend against Thristina Harwood (right) of Kingston Humming Birds. Humming Birds soar above Orchids in game one
Kingston Humming Birds have placed one hand on the Berger Elite Netball League title after drawing f ... 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

Gaters lose again, crash to Sharpes 51-26

Thursday, January 12, 2017    

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)

DEFENDING champions Clarendon Gaters’ horrible season continued when they went down 51-26 to St James Sharpes in their Berger Elite Netball League game at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday night. The loss for the Dalton Hinds-coached Gaters was their sixth from as many starts. Both teams had an evenly contested first quarter with the Jennifer “Shaggy” Brown-coached Sharpes gaining a slim 9-8 lead at the break. Gaters fought back well and took the lead in the second quarte ... Read More

Under-21 Suns upset Humming Birds in Elite League

Wednesday, January 11, 2017    

UNDER-21 Suns pulled off an upset by defeating former champions Kingston Humming Birds 30-27 as the 2017 Berger Elite Netball League continued at the Leila Robinson Courts on Monday evening. The win pushed the Conrad Parkes-coached Under-21 aggregation to joint third position with Humming Birds, both on nine points each. However, the Under-21 have played only five games to the Birds’ six. Leading the scoring for the Suns were Simone Gordon with 16 goals from 22 attempts, and Captain Has ... 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



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