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Georgio Milligan attempts a floater against Canada in a recent USVI national team game. (Photo submitted by FIBA Basketball)

USVI to Face Cuba in Opening of Americup Qualifiers

Qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA America Cup will begin Friday, Feb. 21, and the U.S. Virgin Islands squad will begin the road to build on their highest ever FIBA AmeriCup finish ever – fourth, in the 2017 AmeriCup.

Cyclists Compete in 4th Annual Donald’s Challenge Road Race

On Sunday, the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation held the 4th Annual Donald's Challenge Road Race in memory of Donald Christian who died suddenly from an illness.
Borris Terry lifts 337 kg in the deadlift. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Powerlifters Host Territory’s First National Competition

The Virgin Islands Powerlifting Association has rapidly grown over the past six months and held its first national meet in history on Saturday at Rock Life Crossfit.

USVI Powerlifting Association to Host 2020 Classic and Equipped Nationals Saturday

The Virgin Islands Powerlifting Association will welcome at least 19 athletes to compete in the 2020 Classic and Equipped, the first national powerlifting meet in the territory's history.

STX Mustangs Win 1 Silver, 4 Gold Medals at Imperial Track Event

The St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) Mustangs took five golds and one silver with four athletes at the Imperial event of the Association of Youth/Junior Athletics (AAJI) in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The competition hosted over 694 athletes from age 14 and up.
Franklyn Penn Jr., of Tortola, British Virgin islands, Cleveland State University basketball team.

2 BVI Natives to Feature in Men’s 2020 Paradise Jam

Paradise Jam announced tournament participants for the 2020 men’s tournament on Friday, and the slate will bring some island players to the territory. Cleveland State, which will feature D’Moi Hodge and Franklyn Penn Jr., both of Tortola, was one of the teams announced.
Alyah Boston, No. 4 in white, puts up a shot against Arkansas.

Aliyah Boston named to Late Season Awards Watch List

St. Thomas-born Aliyah Boston, who now plays for the University of South Carolina, was selected to the late season John Wooden Award watch list last week. Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the Player of the Year award.

Three V.I. Runners Attend Nashville Indoor Invitational

The Music City High School Indoor Invitational was held in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 1. The St. Croix Track Club had three athletes in attendance: Akyra Joseph, Michelle Smith and Jah Whyte.
Rhea Benjamin makes a lay-up during the women’s victory over Carver College. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Men and Women Beat Carver College

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from the University of the Virgin Islands defeated their counterparts from Carver Bible College of Atlanta.

Emerald Gems Foundation Donates Basketballs to Public Schools

The Emerald Gems Foundation announced the donation of over 150 basketballs to public high schools in the Virgin Islands. Emerald Gems partnered with the Department of Education, Sports Park and Recreation and the office of Senator Athneil Thomas to make the donation possible.

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