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Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Violent scenes marred yesterday’s ISSA-Manning Cup Group E encounter between hosts Camperdown High and Papine High as five players were shown straight red cards. The game which ended in a 1-1 draw was played at the Alpha Institute on South Camp...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sabina Park will be buzzing with excitement this afternoon as the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Manning Cup and daCosta Cup schoolboy football competitions kick off today with a triple-header. Defending daCosta Cup champions...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn, head football coach of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), says they are desperate to end a seven-year ISSA/daCosta Cup drought. STETHS, who won their last title in 2015, were knocked out at the quarter-final...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LENWORTH ‘TEACHER’ Hyde, head coach of many-time daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College (CC), has set his sights on regaining the title in this season’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) senior schoolboy football league competition...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Murdock, head coach of the Jamaica Suns male netball team, says he is hoping that their win in the international tournament on Sunday in St Vincent and the Grenadines, will help to grow men’s netball locally. The Suns outclassed the host...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having won a silver medal in last month’s World Under-20 Championship in Cali, Colombia, Petersfield High School’s Alexis James is now highly motivated to achieve a lot more silverware next season. The 18-year-old James finished second in the...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Suns male netball team will take on South Africa in their opening match in the Americas Netball Championships in St Vincent and the Grenadines today. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The championships, which will see five teams...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) is seeking $8 million to restart the island’s top netball competition, the Elite League. The Elite League has not been played since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shutdown of most sports across the...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Philip Williams, coach of last year’s beaten semi-finalists St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), says they will be leaving nothing to chance as they set their sights on finishing at the summit of Zone D of the ISSA/Manning Cup competition....

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College (KC) and St George’s College will renew their rivalry today when they meet in the 58th staging of the Roper Cup football festival at Emmet Park starting at 4 p.m. The North Street-based schools have more than just location in...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WITH THE schoolboy football competitions scheduled to begin in just under three weeks, Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), said the organisation would remain very vigilant in maintaining COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

IN AN effort to reduce its massive electricity bill, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) is now in the process of completing the instalment of its solar energy system at Caymanas Park, which is located Gregory Park, St...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National junior 100 metres record holder Bouwahjgie Nkrumie will be returning to Kingston College (KC) for the upcoming school year after turning down a number of professional clubs and overseas universities. Nkrumie told The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reynaldo Walcott, coach of Commonwealth Games 110 metres hurdles champion Rasheed Broadbell, says he is very pleased with the progress that his young athlete has made this year and he believes that he will run much faster before the season ends....

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

STILL HIGH from the experience of landing a Commonwealth Games silver medal for the first time in history, the Sunshine Girls have been brought back to earth with the harsh reminder of what it takes to remain competitive with the best in the world...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

HAVING CLOCKED a massive personal best time in her last competitive race, 400-metre hurdler Rushell Clayton says she is in the shape of her life and intends to run much faster before the season ends. Clayton, who finished fourth at the recently...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 11:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls are now the number-three ranked team in the world. According to the lastest World Netball rankings, released on Monday, the Sunshine Girls have traded places with England, who are now ranked at number four. The Sunshine...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball coach Connie Francis, who earlier this week indicated that she could walk away from the position because of the mental pressure that comes with the job, said yesterday that the low salary she gets from Netball Jamaica (NJ)...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High School’s outstanding sprinter Serena Cole will be returning to the Frankfield-based institution for the 2022-2023 school year, according to her coach Michael Dyke. Cole’s teammate Tina Clayton, who defeated her to win the 100...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COREY BENNETT, coach of impressive Jamaican junior hurdler Kerrica Hill, said his charge will not be rushed into joining the professional ranks despite her superb performances on the track this season. According to sources, Hill has received...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning World 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce initially had no words to express how she felt about her performance at the Monaco Diamond League meeting yesterday. “I don’t have the words yet to describe how I’m feeling. #Godisgood,” she...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

HYDEL HIGH School hurdler Oneka Wilson will be taking her talent to Clemson University for the upcoming school year. At Clemson, the 19-year-old standout will team up with Jamaican Lennox Graham. Wilson’s last outing over the 100-metre hurdles came...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MARVA BERNARD, president of Americas Netball (AN), has described Jamaica’s silver-medal-winning performance at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games as a massive boost for the region and therefore other countries should aim to follow in the...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S SUNSHINE Girls’ dream of playing in their first international netball final is within touching distance, New Zealand the potential stumbling block they face in the semi-final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, today. The...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

HAVING RECORDED their first-ever victory over Australia at the Commonwealth Games, national senior netball coach Connie Francis said she is backing the Sunshine Girls to win the gold medal in Birmingham, England. The Jamaicans, who won the bronze...

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