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V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round.

14-Year-Old is Top Angler in Billfish Tournament

14-year-old Zachary ‘Zak’ Murck, of Davie, Florida, on Tuesday claimed the title of Top Angler in the 53rd Annual July Open Billfish Tournament.

Murck Maintains Lead in Second Day of Billfish Tournament

Zac Murck, 14, held onto his lead Monday in the 53rd July Open Billfish Tournament, doubling his number of catches and releases on a day when the fleet as a whole doubled its releases as well.

Never Say Never Leads First Day of Billfish Tourney

The release of two blue marlin landed Never Say Never in the lead after the first day of fishing in the 53rd July Open Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club.

V.I. Olympians Gearing Up for August in Rio

A full week of events has helped the V.I. Olympic Committee as it continues to raise funds to send seven local athletes to this summer’s games in Brazil.

Sports Spotlight: Coach Jarvis Sees a Place for Youth Football in Territory

Francisco Jarvis could be called one of the best head V.I. football coaches in recent memory, but while he says he loves the game and his students, his entry into the coaching world was actually 'accidental.'

Mia Nicolosi Wins 24th International Optimist Regatta

Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, she has always set her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) sailor achieved her goal by winning the 24th International Optimist Regatta (IOR), held June 17-19.

Team Spectra CRYC Wins TOTE Marine Championship, 7 Nations Ready to Compete in Regatta

Minimizing mistakes, racing proactively and sticking to the game plan were the skills junior sailors on Team Spectra (Coral Reef Yacht Club) CRYC used to win Thursday’s TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships.

24th International Optimist Regatta, TOTE Maritime Clinic, Team Race Kicks-Off

A near record 115 junior sailors, 8-to-15 year-olds, representing seven countries, set sail June 17 to 19 in the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), which was presented by Electronic Merchant System (EMS) Virgin Islands. Their participation will be prefaced by partaking in the TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 13 to 15, and TOTE Maritime Team Race on June 16.

Sports Spotlight: Amateur Boxer Clayton Laurent Ready to Realize Dream of Olympic Gold

As far as dreams go, bringing home a gold medal from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is high up on the list for V.I. amateur boxer Clayton Laurent Jr.





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