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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.
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.
Muhammadu Jawuru slams the ball home for UVI. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Splits Pair with Grace Christian University

The University of the Virgin Islands Men’s Basketball team hosted and split a pair of games against Grace Christian University this weekend at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

Plaskett Defends V.I. Cockfighting

After several past efforts, it looks like cockfighting is now banned throughout the United States, including the territories, as of December 20, but not without opposition both here in the USVI and over in neighboring Puerto Rico.
Catherine Sequin and Troy Holloway cross the finish line together. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Ellis is First Virgin Islander Across the Line in Beauty and the Beast

Sunday’s 31st running of the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon saw cooler weather, calmer seas and better road conditions than some previous years, especially when the event – America’s Paradise and Ironman 70.3 – was held in May, competitors said.
Kassall Greene controls the ball for the Virgin Islands in a recent loss against the Cayman Islands.

USVI finishes with Two Losses in Inaugural Nations League Play

There is only one way to go for Virgin Islands Soccer and that is up after the team cemented a last place finish in its group in the lowest division during the first season of CONCACAF Nations League.
Tavion Pierson fights through a screen during UVI’s loss on Friday Night Against Keiser University. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Women Pick Up First Win; Men Fall to 4-6 on Year

The University of the Virgin Islands women's basketball team earned its first win of the season Thursday, but not before absorbing two more big losses in New Orleans.

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Shut Teen Marriage Loophole

Members of the Senate's Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation moved Tuesday to close a loophole in the territory's laws that allows minors to get married as young as 14 years of age.

Marriott Owners Donate to Renovate Frenchtown’s Ballfield

DiamondRock Hospitality, the owners of Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa, presented a donation for $45,000 to the Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Calvert White for the renovation of Frenchtown’s Joseph Aubain Ballfield Wednesday.

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