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Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1991, Randy Fagan produced a fine display to wrest the national men's singles table tennis title from reigning champion Keith Evans.Asked after the victory for the secret to success, Fagan produced a gem.He said: "Practise, practise and when you'...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Despite being at the centre on an off-field storm, Calabar High School shone brightly at the 121st Penn Relays.Calabar clicked off three wins, with one standing out for special mention. That special moment came in the Championship of Americas 4x100...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Andrew Fisher, Jamaica's repeat Inter-collegiate 100 metres champion, is targeting a new personal best in the 9.8 second range. With his training going well so far in 2015, Fisher is aiming high. The 23-year-old wants to qualify for Jamaica's team...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 11:11 PMHubert Lawrence

Sunday Gleaner WriterFRANKLIN FIELD, PhiladelphiaWhen St Catherine High School won the Penn Relays 4x100 metres Girls' Small Schools final on Friday, it wasn't just a win on the track. According to coach Marlon James, it was a triumph over adversity...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Here's the bad news. Weather forecasts predict that this year's Penn Relays will be pretty chilly. The numbers run from 14 degrees Celsius on April 23 to 13 degrees Celsius on the 24th, and finally to 12 degrees Celsius on Penn Relays Saturday, the 25th.While that chiller soaks in, here's...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A monumental change started in 2003. That's when Usain Bolt decided to forego his two remaining years of Boys and Girls' Champs eligibility to become a professional athlete. On top of that, Bolt chose to stay at home to train for his senior careers....

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence

When Jamaica converges on Franklin Field from April 23-25, the Philadelphia stadium where the world famous Penn Relays are run, expect a banner performance from Calabar High School.The Michael Clarke-coached team is especially good at the 4x100m and...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Javon Francis ran 45 seconds to win the Class One 400 metres at last year's Boys' Championships, it seemed to be a record for the ages.The run had dislodged Usain Bolt from the record books in that event, causing one sharp pundit to write, "...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Edwin Allen won convincingly, while Calabar survived a battle at the GraceKennedy/ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships as defending champions reigned supreme.To no one's surprise, Edwin Allen won big with 321 points to 221 for the ever-improving Hydel...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jaheel Hyde or Michael O'Hara? O'Hara of Calabar High or Hyde of Wolmers' Boys'? Who will win the Class One 110-metre hurdles?That is one of the most asked questions from fans anticipating this hurdle summit meeting at Boys' and Girls' Championships...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

You won't see Anneisha McLaughlin-Whitby on the track this season. That's because she is taking a break after almost 20 years of training and competing. A star at Holmwood Technical High School, McLaughlin says she will be back for next season. "I've...

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:01 AMHubert Lawrence

After six weekends of high-school athletics, it's becoming clear that Boys' Championships will be closer than in 2014. Like last year, it looks like Calabar, Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC) will be the top three schools.However,...

Published:Tuesday | January 20, 2015 | 12:01 AMHubert Lawrence

Champs history is replete with excellent Kingston College (KC) student athletes in the 400 metres and its imperially measured predecessor

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School have more in common than big wins at last year's Boys and Girls' Championships and coache

Published:Saturday | December 13, 2014 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The debonair Scot Jackie Stewart was right up there with Pele and Muhammad Ali as one of my childhood sporting heroes.

Published:Tuesday | December 2, 2014 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Michael Hyatt didn't have the success he expected at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica will do well when table tennis begins at the CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico, later this week.

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kingston College football legend, Neville Oxford, thinks his school's recent Roper Cup win over St George's College is significant.

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