Category: Sports News

34 Graduate From VIPCA Youth Training Marine Programs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VIPCA graduated 12 students age 18-29 years from the five-week VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June. VIPCA also graduated 22 students age 13-17 years from the two-week Junior Sailing Summer Camp at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. It was VIPCA’s aim since its beginning to boost employment with […]

Bahamas’ Miller-Uibo Trounces Women’s 400m for World Championships Gold

EUGENE, Oregon — Bahamian double Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo added another jewel to her crown on Friday by winning her first 400 meters title at the World Championships. Miller-Uibo came charging down the back straight and had the lead coming out of the final turn before slowing through the finish with her rivals trailing […]

USVI U-21 Women’s Volleyball Team Defeats Trinidad and Tobago

SAN FERNANDO — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Under-21 women’s team overcame an early three-point deficit in the first set to beat host Trinidad and Tobago in their opening round match of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 and Under-21 Championships on Thursday. At the Pleasantville Indoor Sporting Arena, Trinidad and Tobago was nursing a […]

Brackets Announced for 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The brackets and schedule for the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were finalized, tournament officials announced Tuesday. The men’s tournament will be played November 18-21 with all games played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center and streamed on ESPN3. The men’s tournament will be a traditional eight-team […]

Virgin Islands Basketball Team To Square Off Against NBA Players

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some NBA talent will be on display when the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation plays its next two FIBA qualifiers at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas next month. The VIBF is set to host the senior men’s national team from Bahamas on July 1 and then will square off […]

Dominica Hosts West Indies vs. Bangladesh In T20I Cricket

ROSEAU — Dominica said Monday international cricket will return to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium for the first time since May 2017, with two back-to-back games starting on July 2, 2022. The Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica will officially be one of the T20I venues for the Bangladesh tour of the West Indies. The […]

Local Athlete Takes Top Honors In National Karate Competition

ATLANTIC CITY — A St. Thomas athlete took some top honors at a national martial arts competition held in New Jersey over Memorial Day weekend. Rashell Machuca, of Charlotte Amalie, had to make a choice between going to a karate competition or a softball showcase. The choice was a difficult one, but Machuca seems to […]

Standout USVI Basketball Talent Recognized By International Bodies FIBA, NBA and Nike

SAN ANTONIO — The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the NBA and FIBA. The camp will be held Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at La Loma Centro Deportivo (La Loma), the official home of […]

Georgia Native Realizes Lifelong Soccer Dream By Playing For USVI National Team

KINGSHILL — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ dream that Zahmyre “Zay” Harris has held for 20 years has finally come true. The Stockbridge, Georgia resident, who prepped at Woodland High School, is now playing professionally for the USVI’s national team and calling the island of Saint Croix home. “I started playing at three years old, my […]

St. Thomas Pitcher Wows Crowd In Inaugural Jackie Robinson Classic In Miami

MIAMI — Northwestern’s ???’??? ???????? of St. Thomas certainly picked a good time to pitch the game of his life. The Miami Northwestern Senior High School sophomore right-hander tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out 12, in the Bulls’ 3-0 win over North Miami Beach on Monday at LoanDepot Park. The park is home to the […]