Tag Archives: Jhevaughn Matherson

Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Boys (Part I)

Usain Bolt versus Jermaine Gonzalez (Class I 400m) in 2003. Yohan Blake versus Remaldo Rose (Class I 100m) in 2007. Of a more recent vintage; Michael O’Hara versus Jaheel Hyde (Class I 110m Hurdles) in 2015.

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The Benchwarmer’s Point-of-View: Easy Does It

When I was growing up, there were few sights more mesmerizing than seeing Trinidad and Tobago’s former World Junior 100-metre champion Darrel Brown in full flight. Then again, that “full flight” characterization never seemed apropos because Brown, who also won … Continue reading

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10 Events to Watch at Champs 2016

ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Championships (‘Champs’) is upon us once again. As usual, the highly anticipated sprint clashes have monopolized most of the public’s attention on its eve. I, too, must admit that I’m waiting impatiently to see the likes … Continue reading

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5 Sporting Wishes for 2015

This really should have been a Christmas wishlist article, but Santa encountered a few problems delivering everything to me in time. No worries, though. The imminent dawn of a hope-filled, sports-filled new year is as good a time as any … Continue reading

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My Top 14 (16) Performances from Champs 2014

It was another ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships (“Champs”) to savor. Congratulations to the respective male and female team titlists – Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School. Congratulations, also, to all the other athletes, coaches, administrators, and … Continue reading

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14 Events to Watch at Champs 2014

Thousands of Jamaican high school athletes are currently making final preparations ahead of the start of the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships (“Champs”), which is scheduled to get underway inside the National Stadium on Tuesday, March 25. As … Continue reading

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“March Madness” & Heady Times at CARIFTA Trials

Fans of American college basketball are quite familiar with the term “March Madness”. This catchy alliterative phrase refers to the delirium-inducing period in the month of March that sees both the men’s and women’s collegiate basketball championships being contested. (Go … Continue reading

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The Best of ‘Champs’ 2013

ISSA Boys & Girls Athletics Championships 2013 was simply super! There were records galore and a whole host of other stellar performances over the course of the five days of competition inside the National Stadium. After much deliberation, I finally … Continue reading

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