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Photo: Jamaica College celebrate winning the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final in 2019. 





Almost inevitably, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), the governing body for sports in high schools in Jamaica, has canceled all sporting activities for the Christmas Term.

Things were in the balance for the playing of sports during the Christmas term and decisions were already made for a later than usual start, a few weeks ago.

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Photo: Clarendon College celebrate retaining the Olivier Shield after defeating Jamaica College 4-2 on penalties last season. 





High school sports, which forms the bedrock of sporting activity in Jamaica, was severely affected in March with the arrival of the first few cases of the Covid-19 on the island.

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The Old Harbour High School basketball team remains Kings of the ISSA High School Northern Conference Basketball championships, after they copped their tenth straight crown on Tuesday.The U19 team has not lost a match in the regular season or playoff games in the last ten years.

The Ricardo Edwards coached unit steamed rolled York Castle High, 58-23 to close out the series two-nil on Tuesday at Foster Complex. They won game one on 65-15 last Thursday.

Javell Redwood with 18 points and 13 rebounds and Tajay Hamilton 11 points and 17 steals led the scoring for the team.

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Photo: Oneilio Willis of Waterford High protects the ball from Rashawn McKinson of Kingston College during their Manning Cup encounter at Waterford on Friday. KC won the game 1-0 to record their second win of the season. Waterford was slipping to their third straight defeat and will now find it very difficult to advance of the second round of the competition.

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Photo: Khori Edmond lashes home his second goal of the game for Jamaica College but the defending champions were held 2-2 by Calabar on the opening day of the 2015 Schoolboy Football season.

The Calabar Lions just failed to tame the True Blue Jamaica College from Hope Road on the opening day of Schoolboy Football when they played out a 2-2 draw at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex last Saturday.

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Once again, another Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Schoolboy Football season has begun, and the topic of ISSA's 45% rule has found its way back to the fore of public discussion and debate.

For those who are unaware, ISSA, which is an association comprised of the principals of the 169 member schools; has decreed that any student wishing to represent their school in any ISSA related sporting competition, must show the competency to maintain a 45% minimum average in at least four subjects.

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Photo : Marin Manley and Jaheel Hyde

The most difficult task for is often striking the balance between sports and school. Surely that has been the cry amongst many of our student athletes in our High schools. Many believe and are of the view that it is for that reason why the Inter Secondary schools Sports Association (ISSA) has placed the qualifying standards at a meager 40% in four subject area, for participation in any of its school operated competitions.

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Photo: Schoolgirl football MVP - Khadija Shaw

The outstanding Khadija Shaw of St.Jago High School was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FKC/Locker Room Sports High School Girls football competition at the competition’s closing ceremony recently.

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File Photo: Junior Flemmings and teammates celebrate with coach Miguel Coley during last season's Manning Cup competition.

The workload will increase for the country’s top eight schoolboy football teams in the 2014 season and beyond, with the introduction of the ISSA/LIME Super Cup to be played between the semi-finalists of the Manning Cup and the DaCosta Cup competitions. The reward for the winner of this new competition being introduced by the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) and sponsored by telecoms giant LIME, is a whopping $1 Million dollars.