Spanish Town High’s captain Owen Walters shielding the ball from Excelsior High’s Romaine HoSang during last Friday’s ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel Manning Cup game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. Excelsior won 2-0. – Gladstone Taylor
Holmwood Tech at the double
Holmwood’s Lisa Buchanan.
Holmwood Technical won both the girls’ and boys’ titles at Sunday’s inaugural staging of the Burger King high school 4×1,500 metres relay championship, which coincided with the 10K road race.
Lisa Buchanan ran a powerful anchor leg to lead the girls to victory in 20 minutes 05 seconds. St Jago High finished second and Edwin Allen High were third.
The Holmwood boys led all the way to win in 16:07.9. A Holmwood ‘B’ team took second in 16:23.9, while Kingston College bagged third in 16:32.4.
Meet director Alfred Francis was delighted with the excitement the race created, especially in the girls’ event.
“It’s good that we can organise something like this, as it gives the crowd a lot to cheer about, and also it gives the athletes a lot of experience in these types of relays,” Francis said.
St Andrew High School’s senior netball team has been impressive so far in the ISSA Corporate Area competition. Last week, they made it three from three in Group Two, turning back Camperdown High 48-28.
Following their defeat at the hands of St Andrew High, The Queen’s School returned to winning ways in fine style as they blew away Bridgeport High 40-17
to stay second in the group. In another Group Two game, Charlie Smith High whipped Greater Portmore High 43-3.
St Catherine High and former champions St Hugh’s High remained unbeaten in Group One after picking up their third consecutive wins. St Hugh’s had a big 49-11 win over Spanish Town, while it was a 33-18 win for St Catherine over Norman Manley High. In the other game in the group, Mona High got by St Jago 30-26.
In junior action, defending champions St Hugh’s blew by St Andrew High 43-13. Other winners were The Queen’s, who beat Bridgeport 50-13, Norman Manley 21-20 over Tarrant High, Holy Childhood 28 St Jago 16; Vauxhall and Papine drew 15-15.
St Andrew High have joined Wolmer’s Girls at the top of the girls’ table in the schools’ league badminton following a 4-1 win over Immaculate Conception High.
Both schools are locked on 13 points, and are followed by St Hugh’s High on 12, The Queen’s School, nine, Immaculate on seven, and St Jago High, four.
In the boys’ section, the leaders are Calabar High with 16 points. Jamaica College are in second on 10. The top two are followed by Wolmer’s Boys on nine, St George’s College, eight, Campion College, four, and Haile Selassie on three.
Today’s matches: Boys – Campion College vs Calabar High at YMCA. Girls – Immaculate vs Wolmer’s Girls at Constant Spring Golf Course.
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