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.

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.

Rivaldo Marshall of Calabar won a valuable nine points for Calabar by winning the 2000m steeplechase, the final event on Thursday, day three of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Fans of Kingston College said they smelled blood in the water after a lame Christopher Taylor just barely made it into the finals of the Class 1 Boys 200m after finishing third in his heat on Thursday night.

After five completed finals, Kingston College have opened up a nine-point lead over seven-time defending champions Calabar at the 2019 ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Ralford Mullings of Kingston College established a new Class Shot put record on his way to winning the gold medal at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday.

Oblique Seville and Michael Stephens ran impressive times to qualify for the semi-finals of the Class I 100ms on Thursday’s third day at the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Kingston College’s Wayne Pinnock created history when he destroyed the Class I Boys long jump record on Wednesday, day two of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Veteran batsman Devon Smith and all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, who were the top individual performers during the recently concluded West Indies Championships, were among several players recognised for their achievements during the season.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) and former Windies coach Mr Phil Simmons have announced an amicable resolution to the claim from Simmons’ dismissal as head coach in 2016.

Hayley Matthews won two of the top prizes at the prize-giving ceremony of the 2019 Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup on Tuesday.

Debutants Power Bolts and the Adams Family will play for the 2019 KPMG Squash League title after emerging victorious in two hotly contested semi-finals at the Liguanea Club in Kingston on Tuesday night.

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