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Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:29 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Intercollegiate sports will take on a new look for the 2020-21 season after the final stages of the 2019-20 sporting year was decimated by COVID-19. A virtual intercollegiate meeting was held last Friday to discuss the way forward, and the...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

YEARS ago, it was the dream of most local high school athletes to obtain a scholarship to colleges and universities in the United States to continue their track and field careers, and these athletes played significant roles in the success of their...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Two years ago, a Calabar High 4x800 metres relay quartet – Devannah Gayle, Rivaldo Marshall, Kimar Farquharson and Javern Taye Williams – put on an awesome show at the Penn Relays inside the Franklin Field Stadium, Philadelphia. The foursome...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The 2020 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships was expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting in recent years. The meet, like many other sporting events both locally and internationally, has been cancelled for this year...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:33 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last week’s decision by the American National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division One Council to give college athletes who compete in spring sports an extra year of eligibility could affect some local high school athletes. The NCAA’s...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Organisers of the annual Penn Relays, one of the world’s biggest track-and-field events for high schools, are taking a wait-and-see approach as the world continues to grapple with the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus. The Penn Relays for 2020...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High’s Class Two 4x100 metres quartet of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brandy Hall, and Tia Clayton continued their dream season yesterday at the 44th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays inside the National Stadium. Smashing records has...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:45 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE country’s most successful discus thrower at the international level, Fredrick Dacres, slammed the throwing circle at the National Stadium after pulling out of the event at yesterday’s sixth staging of the S.W. Isaac-Henry Invitational meet....

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

EDWIN Allen High’s ace sprinter Kevona Davis started her 2020 100 metres campaign on a winning note at yesterday’s 19th staging of the Ben Francis Invitational meet at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. Davis, like all the other...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Middle-distance runner Natoya Goule was Jamaica’s best finisher at the 113th staging of the Millrose Games indoor track and field meet in New York yesterday. Goule placed second in the women’s 800 metres in one minute 59.35 seconds. American Ajee...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:36 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Kingston College and University of Auburn star Akeem Bloomfield will be zooming in on the 400 metres for the 2020 Olympic Games year. After competing in only the 200m at last year’s National Senior Championships and failing to finish among...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON College’s Ra’John Gray produced an impressive record run in the Class Three boys 100m hurdles at yesterday’s Grace-Puma-Digicel Youngster Goldsmith Classics at the National Stadium. The ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships 2019 winner gave...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:37 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DEFENDING champions Camperdown High took a giant step towards retaining their ISSA urban schoolboys Under-19 basketball title after whipping Kingston College 65-34 to take a 1-0 lead in their first game of the best-of-three finals last Friday. In...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:39 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

HER fans have been waiting for a long time and the fair-sized crowd at the St Elizabeth Technical Invitational yesterday got something special from Edwin Allen High’s Kevona Davis. Taking to the track for the first time since May 2019, she clocked...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:48 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last year, Excelsior walked away with top honours at the inaugural Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) tournament, which was held on local soil, after getting the better of Holmwood Technical 46-27. At this year’s staging, Gaynstead...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:42 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There was a carnival atmosphere on Thursday as Holmwood Technical and Denbigh High ruled supreme in the ISSA Rural Area Schoolgirl Junior and Senior netball finals at Manchester High School. Holmwood stopped defending champions Denbigh 41-36 to...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Led by top defenders, Latanya Wilson (goal defence) and Shamera Sterling (goalkeeper) UWI ‘A’ maintained their unbeaten run in the Intercol Senior Netball Competition, after dismissing defending champions Mico ‘A’ 37-27 at UWI yesterday. The win...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican athletes continued their good build-up to next month’s IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, after good performances at the Paris leg of the Diamond League yesterday. Elaine Thompson and Stephenie Ann McPherson led the way with wins in...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:42 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

FOLLOWING last year’s success by Excelsior High School at home in the first staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Association (AFNA) Champion of Champions high school netball competition, Gaynstead High continued the Jamaican dominance,...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Calabar High School were the toast among high school boys on yesterday’s final day of competition at the 125th staging of the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field, successfully...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:42 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was a great start for Jamaica’s young athletes at yesterday’s opening day of the 48th Carifta Games inside the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in The Cayman Islands. Bent on bettering last year’s performance in The Bahamas, where the country...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:42 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Enid Bennett High’s Tyrese Taylor was in spanking form in the Class One 800 metres at the Digicel Grand Prix finals at GC Foster College in Spanish Town yesterday. Taylor stopped the clock at 1:48.85 just one hundredth of a second outside the...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON College (KC) and Excelsior High won the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, on yesterday’s final day of the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development meet at the National Stadium. Both teams walked away with $250,000 each courtesy of...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

National senior representatives Anastasia Le-Roy and Rasheed Dwyer were in great form for Sprintec Track Club at yesterday’s first staging of the John Wolmer Speed Fest meet at the National Stadium. Defending ISSA/Boys champions Calabar High also...

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