Ja trio shine in Pittsburg | Sports

  Three Jamaican prospects shone at the NCAA Division Two Indoor Championships last weekend. On the campus of Pittsburg State University, Diana Johnson, Shannon Kalawan and Sadeekie Edie triumphed for Adams State University, St Augustine’s University and Lincoln University of Missouri, respectively. Johnson took the women’s 60 metres, with Kalawan and Edie completing the Jamaica triple with success in the women’s 400 metres and the men’s long jump. Johnson repeated her 2017 victory in 7.26 seconds to win over fellow Jamaican Renee Medley of Lincoln. As a high school student-athlete,…

Windies ‘A’ stutter against Lions | Sports

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): West Indies A failed in their bid for a second successive whitewash when they went down to England Lions by seven wickets, in the third and final one-dayer here Sunday night. Chasing a modest 167 for victory at Coolidge Cricket Ground, the visitors reached their target in the 32nd over, to complete their first success of the tour after losing the two previous matches in the series and all three four-day “Tests”. Sam Hain, in only his third match for the Lions, led the run chase…

74-year-old fire victim grateful to be alive | News

“Eaton all right?,” 74-year-old Avril Morgan shouted as she rushed to the scene of a fire that completely destroyed the room in which she lived on Rosemary Lane in downtown Kingston yesterday. Yes!,” said a female who was among a group of people that had gathered as firemen and some residents tried to salvage what they could from the seven-bedroom house. “Thank God,” Morgan exhaled in relief. As she looked on in shock, she muttered: “Mi nuh save nutten. Nutten at all. Everything burn up, even mi phone.” “Mi live…

Duckie welcomes Waterhouse pressure | Sports

Despite dragging Waterhouse from the jaws of relegation this season and putting them in a top-six spot for most of the third round, Donovan Duckie continues to face harsh criticism from some Waterhouse fans, who demand nothing less than good performances and victories from their team and players. However, the national assistant coach said he knew beforehand that it came with the territory, but is pleased to see the team improve and is currently sitting a good position to capture one of the top-six play-off spots.. “When I went there…

It’s looking gloomy – Western teams face uphill tasks for play-offs | Sports

With FC Reno and 2016 champions Montego Bay United (MBU) both suffering defeats on Sunday, things are looking gloomy for the west. Both teams sit outside the six-team play-off zone and may need a helping hand if they are to go forward in the regular season of the Red Stripe Premier League. Vassell Reynolds, technical director of Reno, which suffered a 2-0 defeat to Harbour View FC at home, told WESTERN STAR that his team would be fighting to make the play-offs. Only two rounds of matches are left in…

See Macaroni yah! – Vilified bus driver tired of negative attention | News

But a wah do ‘Macaroni’? If you ask him, he will tell you nothing. This Portland bus driver even claims to be unbothered by the viral videos which pokes fun at him and makes him out to be a nincompoop. He said, however, that the videos, which have taken social media by storm, have affected his kids negatively. Macaroni, whose given name is Patrick Harris, said he has seen most of the videos making fun of people in silly situations and his main concern is that persons have used the…

Faulkland’s McLeish in red hot form | Sports

Nineteen-year-old attacking midfielder Ronaldo McLeish of Faulkland FC says that he is working towards scoring 20 goals this season. McLeish has so far scored eight goals in 12 appearances in the JFF Western Confederation/ Charley’s JB Rum Super League. “I would not say it’s easy, to tell the truth, but I’m working hard and I have made up my mind. Sometimes when I am playing a match and I’m not getting any chance at all, I always tell myself that when I get one chance, I’m going to score,” said…

King elated with century | Sports

Prolific Kingston CC batsman Brandon King has credited knowing the strengths and weaknesses of his game as key to him continuing to show good form with the bat locally and regionally. The former West Indies Under-19 batsman, who last season was the leading runs scorer in the national two-day Senior Cup, notched his first century of the season at the weekend against red-hot St Catherine CC at Sabina Park. The Jamaica Scorpions middle-order batsman hit a boundary-filled 132 on his way to topscoring for Kingston in their first innings total…

‘Ipswich trolley’ keeps residents rolling | News

The popular Jamaican quote ‘you afi tun yuh hand and mek fashion’ fits the community of Ipswich in St Elizabeth. Because of road and transportation woes, residents have invented their own ‘trolley’. During a recent visit to the community, THE STAR was shown how useful a mode of transportation the famous trolley was to the residents. The out-of-commission train line that runs through the community does have some use, as they push the trolley along it. One man said, “The trolley a di wickedest thing. A it we use. Coming…

Motivated by Bibi, Peel Head – ‘Indian’ Thomas looking to make mark after national call | Sports

  Waterhouse’s left full back Ricardo ‘Indian’ Thomas was full of praise for his coach Donovan Duckie, after a first call-up to the national senior team training camp which starts today at the UWI/JFF/Captain Burrell Centre of Excellence. Thomas was named in a 22-man local squad for the training camp in preparation for an international friendly game against Antigua and Barbuda at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday, March 25, starting at 5 p.m. The 20-year-old, who is in his second season in the Red Stripe Premier League, recounted that…