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Calabar eyes sweep of martial arts league

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Trevor Webb led Calabar to victory at the Jamaica Taekwondo Academy.

Defending champions Calabar High School recently churned out their straight tournament victory over St George's College, taking a 3-0 lead in the 2016-17 McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School Martial Arts League.

The top two teams squared off at the Jamaica Taekwondo Academy Open at Campion College. St George's got the better of North Street rivals Kingston College, and Calabar beat Wolmer's in semi-final action before their showdown in the final.

The defending champs got off to a flying start when Lamari Johnson beat Ryan Donaldson in the opening match of the final. Trevaughn Richards made it 2-0 for the Red Hills Road lads, beating Duncan Smith in the second match.


Captain Trevor Webb Jr put Calabar up 3-0 with victory over Howard Aris, leaving pint-sized Tyrique Tai-Loy to put the icing on the cake with a win against Jemar Costly.

St George's pulled back a win in the closing match to end 4-1 when Miguel Hamilton got the better of Daniel Azan.

Calabar, champions since the league's inception 10 years ago, are hoping to sweep the remaining five tournaments, contested at eight local martial arts opens.

The champions, Kingston College, St George's College, Jamaica College, and Wolmer's Boys' School are the teams contesting this year's league.

- A.W.