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Southpaw Charwin Estwick (right) breaches the guard of Daniel Powell to connect with a powerful straight left to the body.Hurburn Williams Inexperienced Estwick upsets Powell with unanimous decision
Charwin Estwick, making his second appearance at the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Contender ... Read More

Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster (second right) lunges for the finish line to end third in the 4x800m race in the championship finals at the Penn Relays yesterday. Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures, Courts and Team Jamaica Bickle PHOTO: Finish line spill!
Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster (second right) lunges for the finish line to end third in ... Read More

Schillonie Calvert (centre) urges teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after handing over
the baton on the final leg of the 4x100m relay final. (FILE PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) National women look to keep dominance
PENNSYLVANIA, United States — Jamaica women’s relay teams will defend two titles in the ... Read More

Love named outstanding girls’ athlete at Penns

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Excelsior High’s discus thrower Shanice Love holds the trophy after yesterday being named the most outstanding high school girls’ performer at the Penn Relays.Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures, Courts and Team Jamaica Bickle

PENNSYLVANIA, United States — Excelsior High’s Shancie Love, who on Thursday broke her own national junior record in the discus event, was named the Penn Relays High School girls’ athlete for Individual Events after she won the event with a throw of 54.72 metres. Love, who set a new ISSA Girls Champs Class One record in March, and who also won at the CARIFTA Games, broke the three-year-old Penn Relays record of 54.49m set by another Jamaican, Gleneve Grange, of Holmwood Techn ... Read More

National Futsal League eyes Guinness Street Football Competition

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Players compete for the title of Guinness Street Football ChampionDenise Mason

Kingston, Jamaica — As the Guinness Street Football Competition (GSFC) gets ready for its fifth parish finals today, interest in the tournament is going way beyond team hopes and fan appeal. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has been using the four-a-side scrimmage competition to scout players for the National Futsal Team. “Guinness Street Football is forming the basis of the national outlook,” said Patrick Malcolm, chairman of the JFF Beach Football Committee, who atten ... Read More

Edwards pleased with Under-17 preparation

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards (centre) caught in a board session with his players.

ANDREW Edwards, head coach of the National Under-17 men’s team, says he is satisfied with the progressive improvement of players over the course of the recent three-day weekend camp which included two-practice games. Despite playing out a 1-1 score line against Harbour View Under-20 outfit at the Harbour View Mini-stadium on Saturday, and going down 0-2 to Waterhouse Under-20s at Drewsland on Sunday, Edwards believes the players are steadily making strides. “I am really pleased wit ... Read More

Catherine Hall confirm place in ATL Senior League semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, April 30, 2016    

GRANVILLE, St James — Former champions Catherine Hall went one place further than last season after confirming their place in the semi-finals of the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Senior League competition with a 3-1 win over Marl Road FC 3-1 at Granville Community Centre. Ricardo Wilson’s hat-trick led Catherine Hall to the victory and 31 points, joining Faulkland FC at the top of the points’ table, but have played one game more. Last season, Catherine Hall’ ... Read More

Last day fireworks predicted at Penns

PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Kingston College’s Lerone Bowden (second right) joins the leading pack during a 4x800m heat at the Penn Relays yesterday.Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures, Courts and Team Jamaica Bickle

PENNSYLVANIA, United States — The stage is set for what could be a memorable day at the 122nd Penn Relays carnival at Franklin Field as six teams, led by Jamaica College’s (JC) sparkling 40.87 seconds — the fastest ever in the preliminaries — and defending champions Calabar High, look set for a classic showdown. If the weather cooperates and is not as chilly as the sub-50 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures over the first two days of competition, the expected large turnout c ... Read More

PHOTO: LET’S GO!

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Jamaica College’s Waseem Williams (right) passes the baton to Devaughn Baker to finish with the fastest time in the heats yesterday at the Penn Relays. Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures, Courts and Team Jamaica Bickle

Jamaica College’s Waseem Williams (right) passes the baton to Devaughn Baker to finish with the fastest time in the heats yesterday at the Penn Relays. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures, Courts and Team Jamaica Bickle) Read More

Rio 2016 official broadcaster ESPN brings the Olympic Games to the Caribbean audience

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

As the 100-days countdown of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begins, ESPN Caribbean, the official broadcaster of Rio 2016, announces an impressive list of Olympic experts reporting from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including Caribbean’s top former Olympic athletes and sports journalists. The on-air team of experts will complement ESPN’s extensive coverage that will be presented to the Caribbean audience as part of its agreement with the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (C ... Read More

Senior Cup semis bowl off today

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

UWI Captain Paul Palmer in action against Kensington CC in last week’s quarter-final match at Mona Bowl.Bryan Cummings

The finalists of the 2016 Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup will be decided this weekend with the staging of both semi-finals. The matches are set to start today at 10 am. In one semi-final, University of the West Indies (UWI) host Melbourne CC at Mona Bowl. In the other encounter, St Thomas CA welcome Kingston CC to Goodyear Oval. The Paul Palmer-captained UWI, who topped Zone C in the preliminary stage, advanced to the semis after securing first-innings honours against K ... Read More

C’down, ‘Jago’ secure volleyball championships

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Members of the Camperdown High School team hold their trophies in jubilation after winning the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) High Schoolboys National Volleyball title at the G C Foster College of Physical Education and Sports last Thursday. Camperdown won by defeating St Jago in the final 25-19, 17-25, 25-18, 25-14.Lionel Rookwood

CAMPERDOWN High and St Jago High were crowned the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National High School boys’ and girls’ champions after capturing their respective sections at G C Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town on Thursday. The East Kingston-based Camperdown aggregation, who recently captured the Southern Conference title, defeated St Jago, the Central Conference second-placed team, in the boys final in four sets. They won 25-1 ... Read More

Champion runner takes on Triathlon for first time

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Ryon Chambers (right) poses with his son after placing third in the Best Dressed Road Race.

Today will mark the 21st staging of the Jake’s Off-Road Triathlon in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth — an event that, over the years, has attracted many triathletes to the island. Due to the overwhelming response from last year’s event the organisers decided to take a different approach through the theme You Never Know Unless You Tri to attract not only professional athletes, but also people who want to step outside of their athletic comfort zone. One such athlete who decided to ... Read More



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