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V.I. Hosts Caribbean Golf Association Junior Championships

Last week, the Virgin Islands Golf Federation hosted the Caribbean Golf Association Junior Championships (CGAJC) at Carambola Golf and Country Club where five of the Virgin Islands’ team members competed against youth from eight other islands.

Amateur Fights Show Range of V.I. Boxing Talent

USVI Amateur Boxing Federation invited up-and-coming boxers from Puerto Rico and the BVI to St. Thomas last weekend to showcase their talent alongside more than a dozen of the territory's amateurs.

V.I.’s Marjorie Dodson Races in Inner Mongolian Marathon

Marjorie Dodson competed in a half marathon on July 4, half a world away from St. Thomas, where she grew up. The race took her through the sweeping grasslands in Xiwuqi, a town bordering Mongolia.

John Jackson Heads to Boxing Champions Fight Card

The “PBC – the Next Round” series on Bounce TV showcases boxing’s “rising stars and future champions,” according to the network’s official website. Meanwhile, amateur heavyweight

Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started

VITFF Team Looking for 4 X 100 Meter Relay Record at Penn Relays

One of the defining elements of a nation’s national track and field team is the status of its relay squads. Perhaps the most famous relay competition in the history of the sport is the annual Penn Relays coming up this weekend in Philadelphia.

Team V.I. Finishes 6 of 16 in ITF World Junior Tennis Competition

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) pre-qualifying World Junior Tennis Competition finished on Saturday, March 21, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The team, consisting of Alec Kuipers, Russell Armstrong and Nayan Bansal from St. Croix, finished within the main draw in 6th place overall.

Boys Elementary Basketball League Playoff Games Set

The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation with assistance from the Department of Education has been sponsoring the 2015 Boys Elementary Basketball League. There are eight total teams left: four from the East Division and four from the West Division.

Rice Repeats as Women’s Winner in 8 Tuff Miles

For the second year in a row, Jessica Rice, 39, of Needham, Mass., was the first woman across the finish at Saturday’s 8 Tuff Miles race. A total of 1,046 people ran the course. Paul Jones, 39, of Apex, N.C., won the men's race in a time of 52 minutes and 34 seconds.

Winners of Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament Announced

Rain may have dampened some of the play but not the spirit and world-class competition at the Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament. Hosted Feb. 12-16 by the St. Thomas Yacht Club, nearly 90 tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Mainland, Central America and Europe – which included professional as well as a strong contingent of amateur or B division competitors – maintained this tournament’s reputation as the ‘Wimbledon of the Caribbean.’

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