JC hope to preserve four-year Manning Cup unbeaten record

COLEY... we want back
the pride and dignity at
Old Hope Road

MANY-TIME champions Jamaica College (JC) will not only be defending their Manning Cup title today, but also an unbeaten Manning Cup run spanning four years dating back to 2012. Head coach, Miguel Coley, told the Jamaica Observer that a lot is at stake and his school is ready for the challenge. "It ... Read More

Donovan Dawkins (right) of Jamaica College closes in for a challenge on Howard
Williams of Denham Town during their ISSA/Flow Manning Cup semi-final
encounter at Sabina Park last week. JC won 4-2. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Blue thunder - JC, George’s set stage for explosive Manning Cup finale
DEFENDING champion Jamaica College (JC) will be hunting their third consecutive title when they tack ... Read More

Rodave Murray (right), who scored both goals for Dinthill Technical, pulls away from Manchester High goalscorer Jarvis
Mattis during yesterday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup semi-final game at Juici Park. Dinthill won 2-1. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS) Murray double catapults Dinthill into D'Cup final
CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Rodave Murray was once again the man of the moment as Dinthill Tec ... Read More

King Pick 3 — but the picking is not so easy
THE Supreme Ventures Ltd (SVL) juvenile Triple Series for native-bred two-year-olds only, enters the ... Read More

Ottley will learn with experience, says legend Lloyd

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

OTTLEY... made losing start as captain of Red Force

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Legendary former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has advised rookie Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Yannick Ottley to continue learning from his experiences in his new role at the helm of the side. The 24-year-old was appointed to lead the squad following regular captain Rayad Emrit's departure for the Bangladesh Premier League last week, after the second round of matches in the Regional First-Class Championship. Ottley's leadership career got off to ... Read More

Samuels blitz spurs Victorians to third straight win

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

SAMUELS... good with the bat for Comilla Victorians

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels extended his excellent form with another match-winning knock as he lifted Comilla Victorians to a handsome nine-wicket victory over Lendl Simmons' Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday. The right-hander stroked an unbeaten 42 off 24 deliveries, an effort that propelled Victorians to their target of 84 with almost eight overs left at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. For Victorians, it was their third ... Read More

St George's College: Founded by Spanish Jesuits in 1850

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

The main gate of St George’s
College’s on North Street.

ST George's Colonial College was founded in 1850 by 21 Spanish Jesuits who had been exiled from Colombia as part of a religious persecution. The Colombian Government had given them approximately nine hours to leave the country by any means necessary. After they failed to leave, due to the unavailability of transportation, the Government extended their time to 48 hours. Within the 48 hours, a lone ship was leaving for Jamaica, which they boarded. At their head was Father Emmanuel Gil, a distingu ... Read More

Coaches exude confidence ahead STETHS-Lennon semi-final clash

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn (right) with his charges in pre-season training.


CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — STETHS will continue their quest for the rural area schoolboy double when they meet Lennon High in the second semi-final of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup competition at Juici Park today. Game time is 2:30 pm. The winner of this contest will play Dinthill Technical in the final, after the St Catherine team edged Manchester High 2-1 in extra-time yesterday. And STETHS, having already secured their sixth-straight hold on the Ben Francis Knockout title following a 4- ... Read More

No known terrorist threat to Rio Olympics — official

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Four police
slain in 24
hours in Rio,
host to 2016

BRASILIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil is preparing to deal with a terrorist attack at the Rio Olympics but has no information of any planned plots, the country's intelligence chief told AFP yesterday. "We have no information about a terrorist cell preparing in Brazil. Our risk assessment does not indicate this, but we are working permanently as if the threat were imminent, as if this could happen tomorrow," Wilson Trezza, director of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, said. With nine months be ... Read More

Jamaica College's winding journey through the maze of time

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

The entrance of Jamaica
College’s Old Hope Road campus.

JAMAICA College (JC) was founded in 1789 by planter Charles Drax (making it the third-oldest high school in the country) as the Drax Free School in the parish of St Ann. Drax came to Jamaica from Barbados in 1721 and left money in his will to establish a charity school in St Ann. There were some delays and legal proceedings before the money was handed over to the St Ann vestry. In 1806, Walton Pen was bought for the site of the school, and a year later another act of legislature gave the schoo ... Read More

JC retain Manning Cup title

Saturday, November 28, 2015 8:35 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — They say revenge is best served cold, but Jamaica College (JC) dished it out with a heated 1-0 win over St George's College to retain their ISSA/Flow Manning Cup title at Sabina Park today. The lethal Donovan Dawkins found the all-important strike in the 89th minute, which gave JC their fifth title in the last eight years — third consecutively, and their overall 27th lien on the prestigious trophy. Revenge was always on JC's agenda following their humiliating 0- ... Read More

Scorpions captain claims no batting worry

Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:12 PM    

Paul Palmer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions Captain Paul Palmer says there was no panic about the team's batting despite a poor showing in their opening two games of the 2015-16 WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL). There was improvement in the third game away to Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Queen's Park Oval last weekend. On the back of Andre McCarthy's century, the Scorpions made 291 in their first innings. In their second-innings run-chase, opener John Campbell struck an unbeaten ha ... Read More

Trench Town derby highlights Sunday's RSPL games

Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Match day 14 of the the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set to be highlighted by the Trench Town derby with hosts Boys’ Town FC locking horns with neighbours Arnett Gardens FC at Barbican Sports Complex. Kick-off is set for 3:00 pm. Title-holders Arnett are third in the 12-team standing with 23 points from 13 games. Boys' Town are eighth with 15 points. At Juici Park, the leaders Portmore United FC (27 points) welcome 11th-placed Waterhouse FC (12 points) i ... Read More

Cowboys to ride without Romo for remainder of season

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys looks to throw against the Carolina
Panthers in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on Thursday in
Arlington, Texas. (PHOTO: AFP)

DALLAS, USA (AFP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the remainder of the NFL season after suffering a hairline fracture of his left collarbone, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced yesterday. A CT scan taken yesterday showed the break, but Romo will not need surgery after suffering the injury in Thursday's 33-14 home loss to unbeaten Carolina, according to Jones. Romo was injured on the final play of the third quarter. X-rays were taken Thursday, but they proved inconclusiv ... Read More



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