Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

With a trip to the World Championships in Doha firmly etched in her plans for this season, Trinidad and Tobago’s sprint star Khalifa St. Fort plans to open her season with a 200m run at a meet at UCLA on April 13.

Fierce competition between about 900 swimmers from about 30 of Jamaica’s best prep and high school swimmers will take centre stage from Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, as the Mayberry All-Island Swim Meet splashes off National Aquatic Centre at Independence Park in Kingston.

Barbados swept aside Guyana to add the Cricket West Indies Women’s T20 Blaze title to the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 title they won over a week ago.

Jamaican high school stars Kevona Davis, Ashanti Moore and Charokee Young will not be competing at this weekend’s CARIFTA trials at the National Stadium in Kingston.

The Guyana High Court on Wednesday declared that the executives of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) are illegal and cannot hold themselves out to be office bearers or to do anything as it relates to the operations of the Guyana Cricket Board because their last elections were unlawful, illegal, null, void and to no legal effect

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz should see their World Cup bonus payments sometime on Wednesday, Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts told Sportsmax.TV on Tuesday.

Jamaica stands to benefit economically from its historic hosting of two CONCACAF Gold Cup matches on Monday, June 17.

 After experiencing Jamaica’s world-famous high school championships, Champs, for the very first time, 2018 CAC 100m silver medallist Khalifa St.Fort said she was blown away by the spectacle of it all.

First-time entrants, the Adams Family, wrote the perfect ending to their Cinderella story when they beat the Power Bolts 3-0 to win the 2019 KPMG Squash League, which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica, over the weekend.

In a series of hard-fought matches, the Adams Family overcame the determined Power Bolts, with smart selection strategy and solid on-court play.  

First up was Allan Roper who had to fight for every point against Mia Todd in a battle that had spectators on the edge of their seats to the very last point.  After Todd took the first game, Roper came back to win the next two only to have Todd rally to take the fourth.

The fifth game was a slugfest but Roper held off his opponent to take a 15-21, 21-19, 21-17, 20-21, 21-20 win and put his team in the lead.

However, it looked like the Power Bolts would pull even when Dylan Vaz appeared to have Adam Hugh on the ropes after firing his way through the first two games of the second match. But, by the third game, Hugh managed to adjust his game plan, turned the tables on his opponent and rallied to win 14-21, 14-21, 21-16, 21-16, 21-18 and secure the championship for the Adams Family.

Although the overall outcome had already been decided, former All Jamaica Under-13 champion, Aman Dhiman, fought hard against Adam Lee as he tried to win one for the Power Bolts.  But Lee’s experience and dexterity proved too much for the youngster and saw Lee winning 21-18, 21-19, 21-19 to secure the sweep for the Adams Family. 

Third place went to Tech-A-Chance who beat three-time champions, the Milex Eagles with wins from Rhys Greenland who dispatched Akelia Wiltshire 21-12, 21-9, 21-14 and Derrian Barrant, who battled and eventually prevailed over Shane Slater 21-14, 18-21, 21-17, 17-21, 21-19.

 The award for most improved player went to Rhys Greenland.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting end to the tournament, with two first time entrants going all the way to the finals and then giving us a great showdown,” said Chris Hind President of the Jamaica Squash Association.

“The Adams Family gave a solid display of clinical and competitive squash and although the Power Bolts didn’t come through they fought like lions and did themselves proud.”

Oblique Seville of Calabar High School capped a night of impressive sprinting in the 100m finals at the ISSA GraceKennedy/Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday night.

14-year-old Tina Clayton broke her twin sister Tia’s age group world record and with it won the gold medal in an electrifying Girls Class 3 100m dash at the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium on Friday night.

Immaculate Conception High School closed the gap on the top four teams to a single point after they picked up 15 points in the Class Four High Jump on Friday’s day four of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Roxene Simpson of Clarendon College won nine points for Clarendon College on Friday when she threw  41.38m to win the Class 2 girls discus at the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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