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Georgia and Arkansas Take Home Championship Trophies on Final Day of Paradise Jam

The Paradise Jam Women's Tournament came close on Saturday night as Georgia, Seton Hall, Arkansas, and Kansas State were all looking for championship wins.

Paradise Jam Women’s Tournament Day 2 Recap

The Women's Paradise Jam Tournament continued Friday at the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, with Seton Hall, Georgia, Kansas and Arkansas picking up wins.

Play Gets Underway in Paradise Jam Women’s Tournament

The women's Paradise Jam Tournament got underway on Thanksgiving Day at the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, and continues Friday and Saturday.

Virgin Islands Youth Excel in North American Sailing Championships

A group of young Virgin Islanders returned Sunday night from Nassau, Bahamas, after distinguishing themselves in the Optimist North American Championships for the last 10 days.

Shen Dragon Karate Dojo Students Tie On New Belts

Belt ranking promotions recently took place at the Shen Dragon Karate Dojo, according to Grand Master Jerry Otto.

Fans Pack Paradise Jam 2022 & “Beach Zone”

College basketball fans cheered loudly as players like Boston College’s Makai Ashton-Langford dropped 3-pointers at the opening night of the 2022 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament, held at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center Friday. But not only fans in the stands were excited. So were the ones just behind the basket hanging out at the Tiki Hut in the “Beach Zone.”

Paradise Jam 2022 Tips Off at UVI’s Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center

Paradise Jam 2022 is in full swing as eight teams took to the court Monday at the newly named Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

VITFF Bulletin: Rachel Conhoff 2nd at Regionals, Advances to NCAA Cross-Country Finals

With her performance, Conhoff has automatically advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship.

DSPR, VITFF and AAU Track and Field Clinic Collaboration Is a Success

Approximately 80 student/athletes from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix took part and were taught by four experienced track and field professionals, including Olympic gold medalists Jason Rouser and LaMont Smith, U.S. and World-ranked long jumper Stanley Holmes, and World Championship long jump silver medalist Jason Grimes.

VITFF Bulletin: V.I. National Cross-Country Championships Held on St. Croix, Nov. 12

The athletes competed in the U10 and U14 1-Mile Race, the U17 2-Mile Race and the Open 5K Race.

Olympic Gold and World Ranked Track & Field Athletes to Conduct Clinic in V.I. on Nov. 10-12

The Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation and The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) announced today that they will host the Under The Sun Sprint and Jumps Clinic.

Michelle Smith Finishes 22 Out of 230 at Florida High School State Championships

Michelle Smith will now prepare for her Indoor Track and Field season.

In a First for U.S. Territories, UVI Joins HBCU Athletic Conference

The University of the Virgin Islands will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Gulf Coast Athletic Conference — the only HBCU Conference in the NAIA — beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, UVI has announced.

Men’s Premier League St. Thomas Region

On a breezy and rainy Sunday afternoon on the eastern end of St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association’s (USVISA) Men’s Premier League started with a flurry of goals.  A total of 16 goals in two matches gave spectators plenty of excitement despite the inclement weather. 

VI National 10K Road Race Championship and VI Cross-Country Athletes in the States

The Virgin Islands National 10K Road Race championship was held on Oct. 29 on St. Croix. The start and finish of the race were at the Landing Beach Bar at Cane Bay and consisted of two 5K loops.

DSPR and Tourism Attend Annual Expo for Sporting Event Planners

Under the direction of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Sports, Parks and Recreation's Commissioner Calvert White and representatives from the Department of Tourism were exhibiting last week, Oct 24-27, at TEAMS ’22, where hundreds of event planners from all over the world are gathering to secure destinations for their upcoming sporting events.

USVI Soccer Association Postpones Start of Youth Small Sided Games Festival

Originally scheduled to begin at the end of October, the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association (USVISA) has postponed the Youth Festivals Small Sided Games on St. Thomas. and St. Croix to November.

USVI Soccer Association Premier League Starts Off 2022-2023 Season in October

Due to challenges with securing a facility, the St. Thomas/St. John Region’s start date was postponed until Sunday, Oct. 30.

Young Athletes Attend a Multi-Sport Clinic Hosted by VI Triathlon Federation

The format enabled small groups of kids to rotate through skill sessions on the three sports involved in triathlon: swimming, cycling and running. The clinic was free and open to kids of all abilities, ages 5 through 13.

Virgin Islands Cross Country Athletes Excel at Mainland Competitions

Rachel Conhoff, Mikaela Smith and Michelle Smith have continued their sterling accomplishments in track and field cross-country competitions on the mainland.
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