Crucian Bruce Arnold will represent the Virgin Islands in archery at the 2019 U.S.A. Archery National Championships and U.S. Open beginning Aug. 14 in Dublin, Ohio, according to a news release from the V.I. Archery Federation.
The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team took a loss to the United States in their first game for the 2019 Pan American Games on Wednesday with a score of 119- 84.
Aliyah Boston, originally from St. Thomas, has helped Team USA win another gold medal, this time at the under-19 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Thailand, and V.I. hoop fans will get a chance to see her play on island this fall.
Team ISV’s delegation will be represented by nearly 50 athletes, coaches, support staff and officials for the duration of the Games which takes take place from July 26 through Aug. 11.
The group’s goal is to identify and expose student athletes in the V.I. and across the U.S. who are considered “diamonds in the rough” or “under the radar” to provide them with a platform for recruitment opportunities.
The Virgin Islands were victorious in the opening game of the Boys U-17 CentroBasket Championship, defeating El Salvador 90-62 Wednesday night in Puerto Rico.
The 2019 Pan-American Games will officially get underway on Friday, July 25 and the Virgin Islands are sending athletes to compete in athletics, men’s and women’s basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, sailing and swimming.
Three years away from the game may have been too long for Crucian-born 15-time NBA all-star Tim Duncan, who will return to the NBA as an assistant coach for the the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Monday.
The Virgin Islands will participate in the 2019 U-17 Boys Basketball CentroBasket Championships in Puerto Rico beginning Wednesday, playing five games in five days against other Caribbean and Central American nations.
The team finished with an overall record of 4-1 and placed second in a field that included seven teams.