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USVI Powerlifting Association to Host 2020 Classic and Equipped Nationals Saturday

The Virgin Islands Powerlifting Association will welcome at least 19 athletes to compete in the 2020 Classic and Equipped, the first national powerlifting meet in the territory's history.
Jamali Allick Jr. takes a swing at a pitch. (Photo by Nour Suid)

Busy St. Thomas Little League Baseball Weekend

Dozens of St. Thomas youngsters spent their weekend engaging in America's pastime – baseball – while playing in Elrod Hendricks West Little League Baseball by the Windward Passage Hotel.

STX Mustangs Win 1 Silver, 4 Gold Medals at Imperial Track Event

The St. Croix Track Club Mustangs took five golds and one silver with four athletes at the Imperial event of the Association of Youth/Junior Athletics in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The competition hosted over 694 athletes from age 14 and up.
Franklyn Penn Jr., of Tortola, British Virgin islands, Cleveland State University basketball team.

2 BVI Natives to Feature in Men’s 2020 Paradise Jam

Paradise Jam announced tournament participants for the 2020 men’s tournament on Friday, and the slate will bring some island players to the territory. Cleveland State, which will feature D’Moi Hodge and Franklyn Penn Jr., both of Tortola, was one of the teams announced.
Alyah Boston, No. 4 in white, puts up a shot against Arkansas.

Aliyah Boston named to Late Season Awards Watch List

St. Thomas-born Aliyah Boston, who now plays for the University of South Carolina, was selected to the late season John Wooden Award watch list last week. Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the Player of the Year award.

Three V.I. Runners Attend Nashville Indoor Invitational

The Music City High School Indoor Invitational was held in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 1. The St. Croix Track Club had three athletes in attendance: Akyra Joseph, Michelle Smith and Jah Whyte.
Rhea Benjamin makes a lay-up during the women’s victory over Carver College. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Men and Women Beat Carver College

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from the University of the Virgin Islands defeated their counterparts from Carver Bible College of Atlanta.
Runners and organizers for the Scenic 50, from left: Sissel Holloway, Megan Lambert, Kathleen Brownstone, William R. Bohlke, Jessica Carter, Michael Klein, Matthew Halk, Erin Williams, Jack, Willa and Bridget Klein. (Submitted photo)

Record Number Compete in St. Croix Scenic 50

Jessica Carter, of St. Croix, was the fastest of 63 runners who braved rainy conditions on Jan. 25 to participate in the 11th annual St. Croix Scenic 50 Ultramarathon.

Emerald Gems Foundation Donates Basketballs to Public Schools

The Emerald Gems Foundation announced the donation of over 150 basketballs to public high schools in the Virgin Islands. Emerald Gems partnered with the Department of Education, Sports Park and Recreation and the office of Senator Athneil Thomas to make the donation possible.
St. Croix-born jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. (Photo by Ricky Plaskett)

Senators Hear Testimony on Bill to Honor Jockey Who Died Young

Emotions ran high Monday and tears flowed freely during a Senate committee hearing on a bill to recognize Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. for his accomplishments in the horse racing industry, his contributions to the Virgin Islands and to name a road in his honor.





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