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Team with V.I. Players Selected For The Basketball Tournament

War Tampa, one of the 24 teams from 120 applicants that was selected for The Basketball Tournament this summer, has plenty of Virgin Islands connections.
Ball fields around the territory remain closed while officials work out how to make them safe. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Coaches Adjust Their Approaches as Opening of Ball Fields is Delayed

Without clear guidelines in place, the Department of Sports, Park and Recreation will indefinitely push back the opening of baseball fields for practice.

V.I.Pace Runners: Results of 2020 Memorial Day 2Mile Virtual Race

The V.I.Pace Runners has released the results of the first virtual race in the 37-year history of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners Memorial Day...
Carter Carrick, the former UVI coach, said his stolen phone stolen was used to send an offensively racist message on social media.

UVI Addresses Racist Social Media Post From Former Coach’s Stolen Phone *Correction*

On Monday, members of the Virgin Islands community saw a racist message from the social media account of the University of the Virgin Islands’ former women’s basketball coach, Carter Carrick, that they reported it to the university.
ReKai Creque runs in a touchdown at Lionel Roberts Stadium. (Submitted photo)

Two V.I. Players to Continue Football Career at Edward Waters College

Kishawn Mason, a member of Ivanna Eudora Kean’s back-to-back championship teams, and Re’Kai Creque, a captain of Kean’s rival, CAHS, will continue their football careers together at Edward Waters College.

Members of V.I. Men’s Basketball Look to Take on $2 Million Tournament

Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.
Elizabeth Nurse and Tyler Rice founded Breathe St. Thomas as a non-profit organization where proceeds from the studios’ yoga classes are used to fund community outreach projects centered around providing trauma relief. (Bethaney Lee photo)

Workout With WTJX, Breathe Yoga for Adults and Kids to Help Public Stay Fit

Virgin Islanders are still under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, but we still need to exercise. WTJX has engaged trainers in the territory as it debuts “Workout With WTJX,” featuring workouts that people can follow right in their homes.

Organizers Cancel 2020 International Optimist Regatta Due to COVID-19

Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta, which is presented by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event.
Tim Duncan capped his 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs on Satirday with election to the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Photo from youtube)

Tim Duncan Part of Elite 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

St. Croix native Tim Duncan was announced as a member of a star-studded 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a nine-member group also includes Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant.

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