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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2023 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

For 24 hours Edwin Allen High thought that they had secured another Central Championships girls’ crown. But a recount saw them lose their grip on a title that they have held for years. Hydel High were declared the new champions. But from that...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2023 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

What seemed to be a landmark move to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) for national defender Allyson Swaby has instead turned into an unfortunate circumstance which could see her unable to take the field for her new club for the rest of the season....

Published:Friday | March 24, 2023 | 12:42 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Edwin Allen High’s Bryan Levell could not have asked for a better 2022 campaign, becoming the school’s first double sprint champion at last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs). While 2023 has not been kind to...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 1:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THE 2023 SEASON may have ushered in change at Edwin Allen High, but World Under-20 100-metre silver medallist Serena Cole is excited. Cole, a fearsome sprinter in her own right, has been in the shadow of twins Tia and Tina Clayton, who both joined...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2023 | 1:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

WITH IMPROVEMENTS in her technical ability, Hydel High’s Alana Reid is not only trusting the results of her own growth, but her inner and spiritual strength as she is determined to leave Hydel on a winning note with a “special performance” in the...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2023 | 1:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THE CONTINUED search for a stable presence at defensive midfield has led to a first-time call-up for English-born Jamaican, Jonathan Russell, a player that national senior men’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is giving an opportunity to evaluate in...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2023 | 12:58 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With only seven players retained from the Trinidad and Tobago international series, national senior men’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is hoping that tactically and technically, they will see much better decision-making and execution in their...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2023 | 12:56 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In a year where Corey Bennett has had to juggle the responsibilities of being Calabar High head coach as well as Hydel High, he has assistant coach Richard Johnson to thank for being his voice for Hydel as they mount another title chase at this...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2023 | 12:09 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Seven players from the previous friendlies against Trinidad and Tobago as well as notable returns make up Jamaica's Concacaf Nations League squad to face Mexico on Sunday. The 23-man squad was released today as head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson made...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2023 | 12:36 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The lasting image from the 2022 Carfita Games under-20 100 metres boys final at the National Stadium was silver medallist, Kingston College’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie standing with his spikes in hand listing to sprinting legend Usain Bolt imparting his...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2023 | 1:40 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

KINGSTON COLLEGE’S Tahj-Marques White had a 2022 season which was both rewarding and frustrating, physically and mentally. As he prepares to compete in the 200-400-metre Class II double at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2023 | 12:59 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

CALABAR’S KEWARNY Fletcher’s performance at the Corporate Area Championships was not just a statement of the belief he has in his quest for the Class I boys’ 800-metre title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs)...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2023 | 12:54 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

NATIONAL GOALKEEPER and captain Andre Blake is happy that a landmark season is being punctuated with what is his second Concacaf Men’s Player-of -the-Year nomination. The announcement was made yesterday with national and Manchester City striker...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 1:48 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Reggae Boyz’ goalkeeper, Andre Blake, and Girlz’ striker, Khadija Shaw, have been nominated for the Concacaf 2022 Men's and Women's player of the year awards. The list of nominees was released today with both receiving their second nominations...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 12:53 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With his first matches on home soil complete, national senior men’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has not only been impressed with the way the young players acquitted themselves but believes they now have a better understanding of the demands...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2023 | 1:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

WITH THE COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, ISSA President Keith Wellington is hoping that this year’s staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs) will match and surpass the 2019 edition. Wellington was...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2023 | 1:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THE WAIT will have to continue for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s first win as national senior head coach. The Reggae Boyz, despite an improved second half, could not find a way past Trinidad and Tobago as the two played to a 0-0 draw in the final of their...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2023 | 1:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

OLYMPIC DIVER Yona Knight-Wisdom’s road to recovery has not been typical. Not only has the diver called it rewarding, but says the process has opened his eyes to the possibilities of doing more to raise the local profile of the sport. Knight-...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 12:59 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the promise of something special in the sprint double in two weeks at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), Hydel High’s Alana Reid showcased her abilities in the half-lap as the final day of the Carifta...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 12:54 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Similar to the exploits that saw him claim the World Under-20 triple jump title last year, Jaydon Hibbert only needed one jump to not only claim his first collegiate title in his freshman season, but to create a piece of history for himself and...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2023 | 1:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In a season where she has set the pace in the Class One girls’ 400 metres, Holmwood Technical’s Rickiann Russell says that she is banking on her strong season to check off one more goal in her final junior season, a spot on the national team for...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2023 | 12:53 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World Under-20 200 metres bronze medallist Alana Reid’s collegiate future has been confirmed as she is the latest Jamaican to take her talents to the University of Oregon. Reid’s commitment was confirmed yesterday by the team’s social media page...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2023 | 8:37 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Wolmer’s Girls’ School’s Natrece East and Calabar High School's Khamani Gordon laid down claims to make the team to the Carifta Games with strong performaces in the Under 17 100m heats at the Carifta Trials this evening at the National Stadium....

Published:Friday | March 10, 2023 | 8:08 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In her first season at the University of Arkansas, 2021 World Under-20 100m hurdles champion Ackera Nugent made a statement at the NCAA Indoor Championships in New Mexico, setting a new national record in the 60-metre hurdles. Nugent clocked 7.72...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The overseas recruitment of players will continue under national senior men’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson, with his goal of building talent that will reap rewards in the long term for Jamaican football. Hallgrimsson is preparing to make his home...

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