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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ask Dennis Jumpp about the Rusea's High School 1992 schoolboy season and a smile appears."It brings a lot of joy to my heart, knowing that at the outset we were trying to make the 1991 wrongs right. We realised that the effort that we made to make...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Though she sees bright hope for the future, Jamaica's captain, Sauwana Gordon, left last week's Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games hockey qualifying tournament bitterly disappointed.Speaking hours after her team's loss in the tournament final...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The 2017 National Table Tennis Championships will now be contested on December 16 and 17 and reigning national champion Simon Tomlinson has set his sights on winning a third men's singles title.Tomlinson has just won a tournament in the United...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National hockey coaches Nicholas Brown and Christine Bartley foresee hard work for their players as they get ready for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.Jamaica successfully negotiated last week's CAC qualifying tournament at the...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kishaun White is like N'golo Kante of Chelsea Football Club with a hockey stick. He motors up and down the field, making and taking chances for goals, linking defence to attack with his deft stick work, and running to the redline for Jamaica.Last...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence

Halfway through the 1987 schoolboy football season, nobody tabbed St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) as potential Manning Cup champions ... nobody except coach Lebert Halliman and his team. A series of drawn games and an early exit from the...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

As the 1960s drew to a close, Vere Technical High became the ruling power in schoolboy football. During that period, Vere victories in the daCosta Cup and the Olivier Shield came and went like clockwork. This trend was interrupted in 1971 by a super...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The national women's hockey team is as ready as it can be for the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifying tournament, which will begin on Sunday at the Mona Hockey Field.Coach Christine Bartley is quietly confident in her 18-member...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

If you were surprised to see accomplished track and field coach Corey Bennett guiding Hydel High School in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football competition, join the queue.A closer look makes it clear that Bennett has always loved the beautiful game....

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

There are plans to spread the sport of chess all over Jamaica. According to Jamaica Chess Federation president Ian Wilkinson, work is under way to engender growth through an increasing number of parish chess associations. In addition, he hopes to...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's table tennis coach Satoshi Takashima is giving the 2018 Caribbean Senior Regional Championships high priority.He is planning to get a good result at the event which will come to Jamaica next year. Specifically, the former Japanese national...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

"The sport of chess is on the advance in Jamaica." That is the view of Ian Wilkinson, president of the Jamaica Chess federation. However, while the Federation is pleased with the current state of affairs, Wilkinson says that there are some key moves...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1995, Charlie Smith High School celebrated its 20th anniversary with a bang. Anchored by its 'Gang of Five', Charlie Smith delighted football fans en route to a Manning Cup, Walker Cup and Olivier Shield triple. Kevin Wilson attributes that team'...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

With the Commonwealth Games, World Team Championships and the Caribbean Region Championships all approaching next year, 2018 will be a busy year for table tennis. Despite that, three-time national champion Christopher Marsh is taking a step-by-step...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Christopher Marsh of Kingston and Desreen Greaves of St Thomas dominated the inaugural Orville Haslam Challenge Cup, staged at the William Knibb Memorial High School on National Heroes Day. Marsh capped a solid display of table tennis by outpointing...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

FIVE-TIME Caribbean champion Orville Halsam hasn't played table tennis for Jamaica in decades, but he hasn't been forgotten.Memories of his stalwart service to the game will be relived at the Orville Haslam Legends of Table Tennis Challenge Cup...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Called to the Jamaica senior team long before he left Kingston College, Lloyd McLean is one of the best schoolboy footballers of all time.That's the view of Neville Oxford, a teammate of McLean on the all-conquering 1964 and 1965 KC unit. Oxford...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Sandra Riette, the 11-time national champion, who chairs Table Tennis Jamaica's Technical and Selecting Committee, says that age wasn't a factor in deciding who was chosen to play for Jamaica in next year's Commonwealth Games.As she outlined the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

An eight-member squad has been named to represent Jamaica at next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.The team is led by national champion Simon Tomlinson and includes four men and four women.The men selected are Tomlinson, Christopher Marsh and...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is introducing a new world ranking system designed to be easier to understand. Instead of movements derived strictly from wins and losses, the new system is based on how far players reach in...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1977, Clarendon College produced a superlative season of schoolboy football. Honed by football visionary Winston Chung Fah, Clarendon College outplayed all their rivals en route to the daCosta Cup and the Olivier Shield titles. Lenny Hyde was a...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Gabrielle McDonald, Carey McLeod and Tissana Hickling all won two individual gold medals each at their last chance at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships in March.Now, like a number of others who have used up their high-...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National table tennis champion Simon Tomlinson will be approaching next year's Commonwealth Games with relentless resolve. That's the approach Tomlinson thinks is needed to assure a good showing at the Games in Australia next April. In the six...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Simon Tomlinson proved last Saturday that he is still the top male table tennis player in Jamaica. Competing in a Commonwealth Games team trial event on September 16, Tomlinson was undefeated in nine trips to the table. Onika Francis and Solesha...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell, the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation's under-11 champion, is in Paraguay to learn more about the game. Campbell is participating in an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) camp foryoung players in AsunciÛn, the nation...

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