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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Sports, Parks and Recreation Shares COVID-19 Protocols

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation has taken the following preventative measures in alignment with the Department of Health’s recommendations to help protect and serve the community.

USVI Soccer Association Cancels Events and Competitions

Because of the public health situation and global concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association (USVISA) has made the decision to suspend or cancel upcoming events and competitions which were due to take place over the next 30 days.
Chris Stanton skippered Margaret, an Alerion 27, and won the non-spinnaker class of the 2020 St. Croix International Regatta. (Photo by Chelcie Stanton)

Higby and Stanton Win Their Weight in Rum at STX Regatta

The St. Croix Yacht Club hosted its 27th annual international regatta this weekend and attracted top Virgin Island racers along with spectators, old salts and party lovers.
Tim Duncan speaks to the Spurs players during a game earlier this season. (Photo from San Antonio Spurs Facebook page)

NBA Spurs Win as Tim Duncan Fills in as Head Coach

Tim Duncan was forced into the head coaching role of the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as Greg Popovich had to attend to personal business, and the team squeaked out a win with the five-time NBA champion at the helm.
Runners line-up to get to the start line in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Almost 1,100 Take Part in 24th Annual 8 Tuff Miles

Asher Delmontt, of Lebo, Kansas, took first place Saturday in the 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles on St. John, covering the 8.3-mile course from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay in 52:34 minutes, a pace of 6:17 minutes per mile.

V.I. Makes Strong Showing in Jr. Fed Cup Tennis at El Salvador Competition

The Virgin Islands Tennis Association sent the team of three competitors – Lisa Messier, Malena del Olmo and Maykayla Ramos – to represent the territory at the prestigious, international team tennis tournament for young women age 16 and under.
Participants in the 2017 8 Tuff Miles near finish line (Gary Metz photo)

St. John’s 8 Tuff Miles Road Race Saturday Morning

About 1,000 people are expected to participate in the 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles race, which runs 8.38 miles from the V.I. National Park Ballfield along Centerline Road to Coral Bay Ballfield.
Walter Hodge battles through Cuban defenders to throw up a shot in Monday's game. (Source photo by Kyle Muprhy)

Slow Start Dooms the V.I. in Cuba Rematch

Cuba defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands, 91-64, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center Monday night in FIBA AmeriCup qualifying action in front of approximately 2,000 fans.

V.I. Finds Winning Touch in CONCACAF Qualifier’s Final Game

The U.S. Virgin Islands failed to qualify for the CONCACAF U-20 Championships but gained four points in four games during qualifiers for the regional championship.
USVI point guard Walter Hodge battles past a pair of Cuban defenders in Friday's game in Havana. (Photo by FIBA)

USVI Hosts Cuba Monday After Winning Opening Match

The Virgin Islands men’s basketball team will play Cuba Monday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in their second AmeriCup Qualifier, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. In the opener in Havana, USVI beat the Cubans.

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