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High School Varsity Basketball Season Starts with Weekend Tournament

Sports fans have four days of high school varsity basketball to look forward to over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, starting Friday. The Interscholastic Athletic Association will host 13 teams at the IAA/McDonald’s MLK Jr. Boys and Girls Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament.

IAA/McDonald’s Schedule MLK Jr. Boys and Girls Memorial Basketball Tournament

Teams from St. Thomas, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands will participate in back to back games throughout the holiday weekend (Jan. 17-20).

Caribbean Cup Tennis Series, Canadian Pickleball Series Schedules Set

The International Tennis Federation will feature The Caribbean Cup Tennis Series in six different countries this year, including a new stop in Vancouver, Canada.

Billy Bohlke Wins Chosen Half-Marathon in Texas

On Saturday, Billy Bohlke won the Chosen Half-Marathon in the San Antonio, Texas, area over a field of nearly 1,000 runners in the 10th anniversary of the race billed as “the most beautiful race in Texas.”

Smith Family Continues to Make History; Michelle Wins 33rd Children Race

Michelle Smith won the race with a personal best of 2 minutes and 19 seconds for the 800 meters on the parade route on King Street and led the 13-and- under girl finishers.

Registration Now Open for June’s International Optimist Regatta

Registration is open for the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands, and the TOTE Maritime Clinic and Team Race. The regatta will take place June 15-21.

V.I.Pace Runners Gives Results of 37th Cane Bay 5Mile Jingle Bell Race

On Dec. 23, a few dozen local and visiting runners made it to the running of the 37th V.I.Pace Runners Cane Bay 5Mile Jingle Bell road race with the start/finish lines at scenic Cane Bay Beach.
Shakoy Peters hits a lay-up in the second half for a USVI All-Star team that fell to Northern Kentucky on Wednesday night. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

V.I. Basketball Federation Assembly Elects New Officers, Approves New Members

The board of directors approved the membership applications of V.I. College Prospects Foundation Inc. and Livewire Sports Inc. as new members of the federation.

V.I. Basketball Federation Mourns Passing of President Theron ‘Ronnie’ Richards

Theron “Ronnie” Richards died Nov. 26, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He will be laid to rest on Dec. 19 in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Bailey Cummins of Shawnee State University puts up a jump shot against the visiting University of the Virgin Islands women. Cummins led all scorers with 27 points and during the game notched the 1,500th point of her college career. (Photo from the SSU athletic department)

UVI Basketball Struggles on the Road

The men's and women's basketball teams of the University of the Virgin Islands managed just one win between them in four contests over the past week.

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