Double-header highlights BEL | Sports

Two of the teams that notched victory when matches were last played in Netball Jamaica’s Berger Elite League – red-hot Manchester Spurs and St James Sharpes – will seek a repeat when action resumes with this evening’s double-header at the Leila Robinson Courts, National Stadium Complex. Following Saturday’s rained-out schedule, Manchester Spurs will face Kingston Hummingbirds in a one-two sucker punch at 6 p.m., while St. James Sharpes are due to face St. Catherine Racers in the 7:30 p.m. feature. Anna Kay Griffiths, hot all season, fired in 25 goals…

War ready! – Richards looking forward to tough Commonwealth competition | Sports

O’Dayne Richards is steeling himself for a battle in the shot put at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Speaking in Mandeville last Saturday, Richards said that he was looking forward to throwing against the likes of World champion Tom Walsh at the games in April. He also has the World Indoor Championships on his radar. The MVP Track Club star thrower beat the New Zealander to win the Commonwealth gold medal in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014 and knows him to be a worthy opponent. “I’m going up against Tom Walsh, who…

Jenkins happy with first goal for UWI | Sports

  University of the West Indies FC’s left-back, Oshane Jenkins is happy to get his first goal for the team – a goal that enabled them to break a five-match winless run in the Red Stripe Premier League second round. Jenkins fired home the first goal in his team’s 3-1 win against newcomers Sandals South Coast in front of his home supporters last Sunday. Having amassed only two points in the previous five games, UWI managed to remain in fifth position in the 12-team league on 29 points from 21…

Refs paid .. kinda – Officials receive some of money owed | Sports

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said that the association was working to eliminate the chance of a recurrence of non-payment of fees to officials. On Saturday, Red Stripe Premier League referees were paid a portion of outstanding monies owed to them, and after a recent meeting between both parties, Wint expects a more amicable relationship going forward. However, he accepts that compensating the officials on time will be key in maintaining a good relation. “The referees collected their cheques,” said Wint. “Most collected (fees) on…

Reggae Youths, Faulkland remain unbeaten | Sports

Reggae Youths FC and Faulkland FC remains unbeaten in the JFF Western Confederations/Charley’s JB Rum Super League. Despite having to battle their last two matches without their experience striker Allan Ottey, who has been linked with a move to Premier League club Waterhouse FC, Faulkland thrashed of Clarks Town FC 4-0 on Sunday at the Cedric Titus High School field. Niel Clarke (12th) and Chevoy Watkins (43rd) first-half goals gave Faulkland the lead before Renaldo Mcleish double (65th and 90th) help to ensure Faulkland maintain their four-point lead in Zone…

Pepe, ‘OB’ named for INSPORTS competitions | Sports

The Honourable Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, yesterday announced former national football player Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison and former national netball player and current coach Oberon ‘OB’ Pitterson-Nattie as ambassadors for the INSPORTS National Primary Football and Netball programmes. Grange made the official announcement at the National Indoor Sports Centre as she spoke at the press launch and official draw for the play-offs in the INSPORTS National Primary School Football and Netball competitions. The play-offs start tomorrow across the island among the schools in the draw. Grange…

Come home, Boys’ Town – Fans call for Red Brigade’s return to Collie Smith drive | Sports

The temporary abandonment of Collie Smith Drive Sporting Complex by Boys’ Town Football Club is not only affecting the team’s performance in the Red Stripe Premier League, but also members of the Trench Town community, who look to their football team to boost the morale of the community. Sitting in Trench Town’s Culture Yard, where Reggae legend, Bob Marley wrote many of his hit songs, a number of longtime supporters of the Red Brigade said their team playing away from home for the last two seasons has dwindled the economic…

Dacres determined to improve | Sports

  Pan-American Games discus champion Fedrick Dacres dazzled fans at last Saturday’s Charlie Fuller Memorial Throws and Jumps meet with a mammoth throw in the men’s discus. With the morning air still cool at Manchester High School, Dacres whirled his disc 65.16 metres to highlight the day’s proceeding. There were also performances of note in the boys Class One discus and in the girls Class Two long jump. Dacres, the 2015 and 2017 World Championship finalist, went into the circle for his third throw after a meek effort of 60.47…

Chambers, Bloomfield impress indoors | Sports

  TWO of the country’s outstanding junior representatives, Raheem Chambers and Akeem Bloomfield were very pleased after their impressive indoor openers for the University of Auburn on Saturday at the Commodore Invitational meet, held at the Vanderbilt Indoor Track in Nashville, Tennessee. Chambers, the former St. Jago high sprinter – now a sophomore at Auburn, captured the men’s 60 metres in a personal best 6.62 seconds, getting the better of Rafael Scott of South Alabama, 6.74, with Georgia Tech’s Tyson Spears finishing third in 6.90 seconds. Bloomfield, a former standout…

Reno target wounded Arnett | Sports

Coach of Reno, Michael Graham, is expecting his team to rub salt into Arnett Gardens’ wound when the teams meet in the Red Stripe Premier League tonight at the Anthony Spaulding Complex, starting at 8:30. Reno have not won in their last nine games, and although they are going into the Jungle to face a troubled Arnett Gardens team, Graham is expecting his boys to leave with a positive result. “We know that playing at Arnett’s home venue is never easy. We expect a tough game against Arnett. However, they…