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Nicolas Claxton, right, battles for a rebound during his V.I. Senior National Team Debut on June 28, 2018, versus the Bahamas. (Photo by FIBA Basketball)

V.I. Basketball Team Member Claxton Expected to go in Draft’s First Round

After two years of top level college basketball competition, Nicolas Claxton of the U.S. Virgin Islands national team may hear his name called Thursday during the first round of the NBA draft, according to various sports news sites.

USVI to Participate in Davis Cup Tennis for First Time Since 2012

For the first time in seven years, the U.S. Virgin Islands is sending a team to participate in what is considered to be the highest regarded team tennis event in the world.

USA’s Diemar Wins 27th International Optimist Regatta

Spot on starts, successfully managing wind shifts and a solid final day game plan proved the winning combination that led 12-year-old Griggs Diemar, from Miami, Fla., to place first overall at the 27th International Optimist Regatta.

Team USA Worlds Wins 2019 TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships

Dialing in the right combination of scores proved the secret to success for Team USA Worlds, who won the TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships on Thursday.

V.I. Archers Score Personal Bests at World Championships

The Virgin Islands Archery Federation sent four athletes to the Netherlands to compete in the 2019 World Archery Championships, where some of them scored personal bests.

Second Annual Track Championship a Step Forward for V.I. Runners, Coordinator Says

The 2nd Annual Carl Plaskett V.I. Track Championship on Saturday at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School offered national team runners and youth runners an opportunity to qualify for some upcoming international competitions, one being the Pan-American Games.

International Boxing Hall of Fame Inducts Julian ‘The Hawk’ Jackson

Julian “The Hawk” Jackson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, on Sunday, June 9.

Cyclists Celebrate the Olympic Spirit at Ride to The Rings Race

Depending on racing categories, cyclists completed one, two or three loops around St. Croix's east end, all finishing at the top of Point Udall. A cash prime was set for the fastest in each category to reach the top of Grassy Point within the race.

VITFF Releases Results of Carl Plaskett V.I. Track and Field Championships

The goal of the event is to provide athletes, males and females of all ages, the opportunity to participate in track and field, which will help to determine who are the top performers and aid in the selection of V.I. national teams for upcoming international championships.

Cardinals Pick Virgin Islander in the 2019 MLB Draft

Alex McFarlane, who was born on St. Thomas and attended the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International during his time in the territory, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, the 755th pick in the 25th round of the MLB Draft Wednesday night.





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