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Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 9:01 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College (KC) advanced to the semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup with a 2-0 win over Central High in their quarterfinal game this evening at Sabina Park. Ashanie Kennedy opened the scoring in the third minute while Dujuan Richards added...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 3:40 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Five-time 100-metre world champion, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, has been named a finalist for the World Athletics 2022 Female Athlete of the Year. World Athletics made the announcement today, with Fraser-Pyrce taking aim at what would be her second...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2022 | 3:20 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College are one step closer to the semi finals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup after defeating Haile Selassie 2-0 in their quarterfinal game at Stadium East this afternoon. Kevaughn Wilson opened the scoring in the 28th minute and Jamarly...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 5:29 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Campion College and Charlie Smith played to a 1-1 draw in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup second-round first-leg game at Ashenheim Stadium this afternoon. Raequan Stoney opened the scoring in the 36th minute for Charlie Smith before Kai Myers...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 9:04 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica path to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup will be a difficult one with France and Brazil as their group stage opponents next summer. The teams learnt their fate this morning at the 2023 Women's World Cup Draw in Auckland, New...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

A four-goal performance by Mona High midfielder Robino Gordon was the highlight of yesterday’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match at Mona High playing field as the unbeaten Group E leaders ended the group stage in style by thrashing Hydel High 8-0....

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 9:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Reigning world 100-metre champion Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and World 200-metre champion Shericka Jackson have made the shortlist for World Athletics 2022 Female Athlete of the Year. The governing body made the announcement today as Fraser-Pryce and...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 6:21 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College defeated Holy Trinity 9-0 in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group B game at Ashenheim Stadium today. The ‘Dark Blues’ were led by a Kevaughn Wilson hattrick in the sixth, 32nd and 45th minutes, while Dahmani Berthier had a brace in...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

A tense battle between Campion College and Excelsior High, the top two teams in Group F of the urban ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup, ended without a winner yesterday as rain and lightning in the Liguanea area forced the game to be called off. With both...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For many high-school track and field coaches from rural Jamaica, getting their athletes prepared for the ongoing ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) during a season of uncertainties was certainly a test of commitment...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

If good things come to those who wait, Holmwood Technical’s Cedricka Williams certainly made it all worthwhile for her anxious supporters, saving it late, as she secured the Class Two discus record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For every event that Clarendon College (CC) take part in throughout the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs) this week, they will do so with the memory of their fallen driver Keith Dunkley, who throws coach Davion...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While disappointed with the cancellation of the Carifta Games for a second consecutive year, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President, Garth Gayle, said that the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs)...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Chairman Alexander Williams says that they will adjust their approach to any potential adverse findings resulting from athletes who are administered the COVID-19 vaccine. With four months to go before the...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

ISSA President Keith Wellington says that a decision is expected to be made soon regarding whether to stick to the planned date for the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) or to finalise a new date. ISSA...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With his attention solely focused on ending Jamaica’s two-decade wait for another FIFA World Cup finals appearance, national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore says that he does not want a repeat of the payment negotiations...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts says that they will be looking to make adjustments to their health protocols for next year to avoid the challenges experienced during the national senior men’s team recent international...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres says that he will do whatever it takes to accelerate his recovery from his wrist injury in time for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Dacres confirmed that he tore a ligament in his left hand in October in what he...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 10:41 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that $2 million will be required to replace the pumping system for the 50m pool at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC). The facility was reopened in August to clubs and national...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As organisers of the National Premier League (NPL) wait for the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby says that he is targeting a late November camp for the Reggae Girlz, with the goal of having an international friendly in December. This, however, relies on the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that preseason training for the upcoming Premier League season can commence safely as long as local restrictions on gatherings are adhered to. Organisers are targeting a start on November 4, pending health...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former cricket umpire and sports administrator Johnny Gayle died peacefully, surrounded by family members on Tuesday. He was 96 years old. Gayle was first involved with the sport as a member of the Highgate cricket team in St Mary. He started...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Two months into his spell with Canadian Premier League (CPL) club Halifax Wanderers, midfielder Alex Marshall is already on the brink of a successful campaign. The Wanderers face defending champions Forge FC in today’s final of the CPL Island Games...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says that the COVID-19 pandemic will change how he determines a suitable base for its annual European camp for the upcoming season. The pandemic caused significant changes to the 2020 track and field...

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