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Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It only took a year, but the colours of dark blue rule urban schoolboy football again. Jamaica College (JC) captured their 30th ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup title, defeating St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 5-4 on penalties in the final at the...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association Nicole Grant-Brown says that the newly constructed National Gymnastic Training Centre will help to further develop the sport in Jamaica. The new facility on Slipe Road will be opened in an official...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Head of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Selection Committee Mike Fennell said that it was a tough task narrowing down the finalists for the 2019 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. The full list of nominees...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine High School head coach Anthony Patrick says that it would mean the world to the faculty and students if they were to win a first-ever schoolboy title. They will face Excelsior High School today in the ISSA Walker Cup final at 2:30 p.m...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) take the field this Friday for the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final, they will be yearning not only to end their 32-year wait for urban supremacy but to be as revered and immortalised as the heroes...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) assistant treasurer Matthew Smith-Barrett believes that the organisation can do its part to fight doping in the sport. Smith-Barrett was speaking at the launch of the fifth Stamina...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

ISSA president Keith Wellington says that a decision will be made regarding possible further sanction for Kingston College’s Khalifah Richards and Jamaica College’s Shadane Lopez after a violent incident that took place in their Manning Cup semi-...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

A new champion will be crowned as Clarendon College CC face Kingston College (KC) in the ISSA Champions Cup Final at the National Stadium today at 5 p.m. The Lenworth Hyde coached CC are on pace for a possible double winning season, having already...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine High School and Excelsior High will face each other in the ISSA Walker Cup Final after nail-biting semi-final victories against St George’s College and Camperdown High School, respectively, at the Stadium East field yesterday. In the...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:49 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College are on the verge of a title double in this year’s schoolboy football season. The defending ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup champions face Jamaica College in today’s semi-final at the National Stadium at 5:00 p.m and will look to dethrone...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:46 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College’s (JC) path towards a 30th Manning Cup title will go through defending champions Kingston College (KC) in the feature game of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup semi-final double- header at the National Stadium today at 5:00 p.m. In the...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s senior women’s lacrosse team made history yesterday, becoming the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the 2021 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. They secured the final berth to the tournament, securing third place at the Pan American...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With promotion to League A of the Concacaf Nations League secured, Jamaica will look to finish their League B campaign undefeated when they face Guyana in their final Group C game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex tonight at 8 p.m. The Reggae Boyz...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Undefeated heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin of Russia hopes to score another victory to add to his record when he takes on Dominica Republic’s Francisco Silvens in the main event of a four match fight card at Sabina Park tonight at 7 p.m. The event,...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:46 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that the players are focused and ready to secure League A promotion when they take on Antigua and Barbuda in their Concacaf Nations League match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican basketballer Lawrence Foreman has taken a monumental step in his promising career. The 18-year-old centre has committed to NCAA Division One School Rider University in New Jersey for 2020. The former Jamaica College standout says that the...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:46 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Reggae Boyz’s preparations for their Concacaf Nations League match against Antigua and Barbuda were hampered after they arrived in that country on Monday evening to less than desirable accommodations. The Jamaicans, who play the hosts on...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As the IAAF continues to face backlash from athletes and other stakeholders following its decision to cut certain events from the Diamond League final next season, World Championships silver medallist Fedrick Dacres has described the decision as a setback for discus throwers...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The last semi-finalists spot in Group H will be known as the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup quarter-finals conclude today. Already qualified St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will battle Jamaica College (JC) at Stadium East while St George’s...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The ISSA Champions Cup continues today as the battle for all-island supremacy moves to the quarter-finals. Excelsior High face Jamaica College (JC) in the second game of a double-header at Stadium East at 6 p.m. The two schools will meet for the...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Global Clinical adviser and Special Olympics partner Dr Steven Perlman says that proper treatment of special athletes is important to ensure their overall physical health. Perlman, founder of the Special Olympics Special Smiles programme, was part...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:49 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Dr Warren Blake says that he can empathise with the athletes whose disciplines have been excluded because of changes to the IAAF Diamond League for next season. The changes announced on...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:46 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has contributed J$12 million to Special Olympics Jamaica to help with funding their participation in the 2021 Special Winter Olympics to be held in Sweden from February 6-12. Special Olympics Executive...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Camperdown kept their semi-final hopes alive with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Charlie Smith in their group G ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup quarter-final fixture at Stadium East yesterday, while Kingston College and Wolmer’s played out a 1-1 draw in...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will have a monumental task in front of them when they face St George’s College (STGC) in Group H of the quarter-finals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition today in the 4 p.m. feature game of a...

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