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American Martial Arts Alliance Honors Local Master Jerry Otto

The American Martial Arts Alliance Awards ceremony was to be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-11.  Due to the pandemic, all Las Vegas events have been canceled; however, the entire celebration this year was online.

Rosenberg, Compton Top Classes at Inaugural St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed 10 races total.

Perfect Sailing Conditions Day One of St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed six races on windward-leeward and round the island courses.

Team with V.I. Players Selected For The Basketball Tournament

War Tampa, one of the 24 teams from 120 applicants that was selected for The Basketball Tournament this summer, has plenty of Virgin Islands connections.
Ball fields around the territory remain closed while officials work out how to make them safe. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Coaches Adjust Their Approaches as Opening of Ball Fields is Delayed

Without clear guidelines in place, the Department of Sports, Park and Recreation will indefinitely push back the opening of baseball fields for practice.

V.I.Pace Runners: Results of 2020 Memorial Day 2Mile Virtual Race

The V.I.Pace Runners has released the results of the first virtual race in the 37-year history of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners Memorial Day...
Carter Carrick, the former UVI coach, said his stolen phone stolen was used to send an offensively racist message on social media.

UVI Addresses Racist Social Media Post From Former Coach’s Stolen Phone *Correction*

On Monday, members of the Virgin Islands community saw a racist message from the social media account of the University of the Virgin Islands’ former women’s basketball coach, Carter Carrick, that they reported it to the university.
ReKai Creque runs in a touchdown at Lionel Roberts Stadium. (Submitted photo)

Two V.I. Players to Continue Football Career at Edward Waters College

Kishawn Mason, a member of Ivanna Eudora Kean’s back-to-back championship teams, and Re’Kai Creque, a captain of Kean’s rival, CAHS, will continue their football careers together at Edward Waters College.

Members of V.I. Men’s Basketball Look to Take on $2 Million Tournament

Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.

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