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VI Game Fishing Club to Host Dolphin Derby on May 19

Register for the tournament at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club in Red Hook. The fee is $300 for four rods with $50 for an extra rod. The Captain’s Meeting will follow registration.

Tennis Cup Series Under-18 Tournament to Start May 13 at Buccaneer Hotel

Hundreds of junior tennis players, coaches and tournament officials will begin arriving on St. Croix this weekend for the first-ever USVI Cup, an International Tennis Federation (ITF)-sanctioned tournament. Boys and girls (under-18) will compete in back-to-back tournaments, scheduled for May 13-18 and May 20-25 on St. Croix.
Nia Jack od St. Croix captures one of her three gold medals Sunday at SWAC Conference Championships. Jack runs for the Alabama State University women's track team, which won the meet. (Submitted photo)

Virgin Islands Track and Field Update: Jack Takes Three Gold

Nia Jack of St. Croix set a pair of personal records and took home three gold medals at Southwest Conference Athletic meet Sunday in Prairie View, Texas.
Friends and classmates at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School, Bella Karalius, at left withg her prized pink glove, and Ta’Liyah Pop show their playing stance after the game. Bella plays for the Panthers and Ta’Liyah for Diamond Dolls. (Linda Morland photo)

Mothers and Children Celebrate on the Diamond

Saturday was a perfect day for baseball and softball, with cool breezes and a bright sun as players and spectators gathered at DC Canegata Ballpark in Christiansted.

Soccer Association to Offer CONCACAF ‘D’ License Course

The ‘D’ license is the first step in the CONCACAF menu of licenses that are recognized throughout the Caribbean, North and Central American region.
Eager contestants throw themselves into the water for the first leg of the triathlon, the swimming leg. (Photo provided by Al LaBorde)

Sunrise Rotary Kids Triathlon Takes Off Again Under Clear Sky

Hoots, hollers and hugs were the order of the day on Saturday at Magens Bay as 97 young people swam, biked and ran in the ninth Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon.

Southeastern Conference Has Long Been a Good Fit for VITFF Stars

Of all the colleges/universities at which Virgin Islands National Track and Field Team members have made their presence known, a close look should be given at the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA, which, over the years, appears to have been a perfect fit for these athletes.

Bridget Klein Wins at Off-Island Half-Marathon

Klein took first place for female runners in the Optim Orthopedic Skidaway Island Half-Marathon near Savanah, Ga., and an equally impressive fourth place overall with a time of 1:27.38.

Garcia Back on Track, Seeking Speed for Shot at Olympics Marathon

Following a stellar track and cross-country career at the University of Florida, Eduardo Garcia continues his transition to the roads and has, in addition to his collegiate best, put in some impressive road performances, including V.I. national records for the 10K, half-marathon and the marathon.
Members of the Antilles School sailing team. (Submitted photo)

Antilles Sailors Win SAISA District Title

The Antilles High School sailing team traveled last weekend to the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida, where it won the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association District Team Race Qualifier, securing a spot at Baker team race nationals next month in Portland, Maine.

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