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November 20, 2012
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Schoolers' Scorecard

Your Weekly Guide to High-School Competitions

Substitute players, officials and coaches from Hydel High in wild celebration at the National Stadium last Saturday after Giovanni Green scored the extra-time winner against Excelsior to send the Ferry-based school in the final for the first time. Excelsior won 2-1 in extra time to reach the finals. - Ian Allen

Shreyas Smith


Wolmer's Boys travelled to Spanish Town last Thursday and whipped hosts St Jago High 5-0 in the Eastern Schools Badminton League. The win took Wolmer's to 14 points, seven behind leaders Calabar High. St George's College are in third on 12 points while Jamaica College are fourth on 10.

In girls' action, St Jago High beat Convent of Mercy (Alpha) 4-1 but still remained in sixth spot in the standings. St Andrew High are on top with 18 points and they are followed by Wolmer's Girls, 16, St Hugh's High on 12 and The Queen's School and Immaculate High on nine points each.


Defending champions St George's College and Hydel High will clash in this year's final of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Gatorade/Digicel Manning Cup competition.

Both schools registered semi-final victories over Wolmer's Boys and Excelsior High, respectively, at the National Stadium last Saturday.

St George's blanked Wolmer's 2-0 with national Under-20 representative Cardel Benbow scoring both goals. Benbow scored in the 12th and 80th minutes.

Gah-Sean Wray netted in the 56th and Giovanni Green in the 108th as the Geoffrey Maxwell-coached Hydel came from behind to clip Excelsior High 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first Manning Cup final.

Kareem Banton put Excelsior in the lead in the 45th minute before Hydel roared back to claim victory.


Twenty-three teams will contest the Corporate Area leg of the 2012/13 National High School Chess Tournament.

The 23 teams, from 13 schools, have been divided into St Andrew Zone 2A and 2B and Kingston Zone. The urban champions will go on to meet the rural champions to decide on the all-island winners.

Campion College, the defending Urban High School Chess champions, have registered four teams. Ardenne have three teams; Calabar High with the highest rated high schooler under their wings, Shreyas Smith, have three teams; Jamaica College will field two teams; Immaculate High, two and Kingston College, two while Meadowbrook, Excelsior High, Wolmer's Boys, Camperdown High, Charlie Smith High, St George's College and Wolmer's Girls will all have one team each.

St George's College's Cardel Benbow celebrating one of his two goals against Wolmer's Boys in the Manning Cup semi-final match at the National Stadium last Saturday.

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