Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

Jamaica College (JC) and Cornwall College will clash in the final of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) rebranded Champions Cup all-island knockout football competition. 

The Windies top order came to the party to post their highest Twenty20 International total of 187/5, and backed it up with a dominant performance on the field to wrap up an 83-run win over Sri Lanka in Match 16 of the ICC Women's World T20 and seal their spot in the semi-final. 

St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) have already claimed revenge against Kingston College, who booted them from a previous ISSA Champions Cup. Now, they face Jamaica College, who snatched all-island glory from them in a previous Olivier Shield. Is more vengeance on the cards? 

Cornwall College and St George's College do not have much of a history against each other. They will be writing the first few chapters of that history when they meet in the semi-final of the ISSA Champions Cup later today.

In the first stand-alone T20 World Cup for women, there were questions about what the crowd would be like. 

Windies women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor pointed to the benefit of playing against South Africa in drawn One Day International and T20i series in the Caribbean when the defending Women’s World T20 champions were able to conjure up a 31-run win in a game the Windies were quite poor with the bat. 

Hydel High won their first major football title on Wednesday by defeating Excelsior High 2-0 in the final of the restructured Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Walker Cup knockout competition at the Stadium East field. 

Excelsior High and Hydel High will contest the first final of the 2018 schoolboy football season following semi-final victories in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) urban area Walker Cup knockout, on Friday, at Prison Oval in Spanish Town.

Seven-time champions Excelsior High defeated St Catherine High 6-5 in sudden-death penalties after they battled to a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation time in the second semi-final.

Earlier, Hydel High secured their spot in the final with an easy 3-0 victory over Cumberland High.

Kemar Reid (26th minute), Jordane Cameron (50th minute) and Ewan Hamilton (90+4 minute) scored for Hydel High.

In the second semi-final, Rohan Beadle, Kareem Williams, Damorney Hutchinson, substitute Chad McLean, Rojaughn Joseph and Joseph Greenwood scored for Excelsior during the penalty shootout.

St Catherine responded through John Christoff Pringle, Ian Cupee, Rajneil Brown and co-captain Javaughn Cole and Isaac Dunkley.

The teams were meeting for the third time this season as they both played in the same Manning Cup preliminary round group with St Catherine High winning at St John's Road and Excelsior returning the favour at Mountain View.

The Walker Cup has been downgraded to a controversial second-tier competition this season.

Traditionally the Walker Cup has been schoolboy football’s premier knockout competition, but has now gone through a major change in that the competition now comprises the eight losers of the Manning Cup Round of 16 home-and-away knockout.

In former years the seven preliminary round group winners and the best second place team earned the right to contest that competition. 

The Grand Finale will take place on Wednesday, November 14.

Meanwhile, the semi-finals of the  ISSA rural area Ben Francis knockout competition will take place on Thursday, November 12 at the Juici Field.

Port Antonio High and Petersfield High will contest the first semi-final at 1:00 pm, while Lennon High and Charlemont High will face off in the second semi-final at 3:00 pm.

The Grand Finale will take place on November 23.

The Ben Francis Cup has also gone through a controversial change.

For the Ben Francis Cup, teams which finished third and fourth in the four respective daCosta Cup quarter finals groups are contesting this competition, a major change compared to last season when only the top four daCosta Cup teams contest for the title.

CONCACAF Under-20 Championship’s qualification stage is set to kick off tomorrow at the at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida with Panama and El Salvador in the first game of a Group H encounter, while Honduras and Costa Rica face off later in the day in the Group G opener. 

St George’s College (STGC) were the most dominant team in the quarterfinal of the ISSA Champions Cup on Saturday, the light blues of North Street running out 5-0 winners over a usually dogged St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) at Stadium East. 

Four goals from young Reggae Boyz striker Nique Daley and an 11-0 thrashing of St Martin did not stop the unbeaten Jamaicans from crashing out of the CONCACAF U20 Championship at the end of the competition’s group stage. 

Beginning the final day a point back of defending champions, Presentation College, Naparima College handled their business to claim the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) title. 

Jaiye Sheppard looks to his father for inspiration as, defending champions, Presentation College go into their final game with a view to holding the SSFL Premiership Division title for the second time in a row.

History was made on Sunday at the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Group D as Dominica achieved its first ever CU20 victory in a 3-2 final over Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

Haiti and Costa Rica kept their perfect records intact with wins on Saturday in Group E at the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship. 

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