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UVI Athletics Cancels Playing Season for Spring 2022

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Athletics Department has made the tough decision to cancel the remainder of the 2021-22 basketball season and the Spring 2022 season for track & field, citing the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States and territories. 

VITFF Bulletin: Virgin Islanders Compete in Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Competition

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation gives results for high school and college indoor/outdoor track and field competitions.

VITFF Gives Qualification Standards to Register for CARIFTA Track and Field 2022 Games

All athletes interested in qualifying for the V.I. CARIFTA Team are urged to seek qualifying competitions in the region or elsewhere and report official results accordingly.

Diara’s Basketball Love Story

Diara Parsons was in the sixth grade when she tried it and fell head over heels for the game of basketball. She was one of 18 girls that signed up for the Antilles School elementary girls' basketball team that year. Diara played on the Red Team, one of the school's two elementary girl teams. Her team didn't win the championship, but she was hooked.

VITFF Ends Year With Coach Nathan Taylor Teaching Track and Field Throwing Camp

After 29 years as a Division I head coach, 17 of which were at Cornell University, Taylor enters his fourth year as the head of XL Performance.

Teams Are Ready for the Inaugural YES/USVI Basketball Classic

It is almost time for the opening tip of the inaugural YES/USVI Basketball Classic being held at Antilles School. The field was reduced by one team as Wayne State University from Detroit, Michigan had to withdraw due to COVID-19. Fisk University, Elizabeth City State University and Point Park University were all able to make the trip.

USVI Soccer Lady Dashing Eagles to Attend Training Camp in Tampa, Dec. 26-31

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association’s Female Program (USVISA) is taking advantage of the postponement of the revamped 2022 CONCACAF Championship and ramping up player engagement.

Crucian Coach Guides the University of Tampa to Fourth National Volleyball Championship

Coaching in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is one of those prestigious jobs that any individual in the coaching profession treasures if given the opportunity. The pressure to do well is constantly present as the length of a coach's tenure is usually directly affected by their team's performance.

Lady Legends Sweep Christmas Week Games

The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation's RBI 23U Women's Softball League played two games Christmas week. RBI stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner City, has a local program that is providing training and game opportunities for the young boys and girls within our community. The boys are engaging in baseball while the girls are focusing on the sport of softball. Here are the results from last week's action.

Ayanna Pharoah Commits to Coppin State University

Just about five years ago, Ayanna Pharoah started on a journey. Not sure where this pilgrimage would lead her, Ayanna worked hard and took advantage of some unique opportunities made available to her along with way.

Sporting Camps and Clinics for Christmas

Are you looking for a unique gift for your child this Christmas season? Why not give them something that will occupy their energy and their minds engaging in positive and constructive activities. The Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation is spreading Christmas cheer the best way they know-how, with fun-filled and developmental programs for the youth of our community. Over the next four weeks, there are a series of camps and clinics in football, baseball, and volleyball. This may just be the perfect option for your talented child.

Registration Opens Jan. 17 for International Optimist Regatta, TOTE Clinic/Race in June

Overall, Caribbean Journal named the U.S. Virgin Islands the Yachting Destination of the Year in its Caribbean Travel Awards 2022.

Akyra Joseph and Jeniqua Weekes Compete at NACAC Track and Field in Nicaragua

This competition, which was held in Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 17 and 18, is for athletes under 15 and under 13.

Chesterfield Signs with Clark Atlanta University

Niyana Amaya Chesterfield, a 2021 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, signed a letter of intent on Dec. 16 to join the Clark Atlanta University Panthers softball program in January.

Appiah-Kubi leads Lady Bucs in Big Win

The University of the Virgin Islands women and men basketball teams ended their three-game road trip with a visit to Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia. Both teams played well, but only one came away with a victory.

Buzzer Beater Beats Buccaneers

Brunswick, Georgia, was the second stop on this three-game road trip for the University of the Virgin Islands men and women basketball teams as they battled the Mariners of the College of Coastal Georgia on Sunday afternoon.

Fogarty, Kinsella, Tolud, and George Double Winners in This Week’s STT/STJ IAA Cross Country Meets

The student-athletes in the St. Thomas/St. John district were off and running for meets three and four of their compressed cross-country schedule. Runners from Antilles School, Gifft Hill School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School (IEKHS), and the Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSPGIA) took to IEKHS' track for both events.

Three Sheets Regatta 2021 Releases Race Results

The Three Sheets Regatta aims at tying up all three U.S. Virgin Islands in a three-day event, two of which are dedicated to racing and one day to fun and relaxation.

Arizona Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies are 2021 Paradise Jam Women Tournament Champions

The final day of 2021 Paradise Jam was once again filled with excitement. After this three-day event held in the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, the University of Arizona and Texas A&M proved to be the best teams within their division. The final day featured four games.

Defense was the Main Entrée on Day 2 of Paradise Jam Women’s Tournament

Day 2 of Paradise Jam Women's Tournament featured the Island Division and Reef Division.





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