St. Croix high school varsity volleyball teams parlayed home-island advantage into a couple titles over the weekend at the Central High School Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
The Educational Complex girls and Good Hope Country Day boys won the tournament, which concluded Sunday at Central.
The Good Hope Country Day School boys beat host Central in the final, 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 28-26.
The Panthers came from behind in two of the winning sets.
Romal Rivera of Charlotte Amalie High School and Talisse Thompson V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy were the winners Thursday at the St. Thomas interscholastic cross county race.
Elementary boys 1 mile
1. Taber Helton, VIMSIA, 5:59; 2. Ethan Farrell, Calvary, 6:07; 3. Christopher Griffith, VIMSIA, 6:08
Elementary girls 1 mile
1. Niyana Chesterfield, Abraham, 6:33; 2. Lindsay Barr, VIMSIA, 6:57; 3. Shaiah David, Antilles, 6:58
TORTOLA - British Virgin Islands native and two-time Olympian Keita Cline - a four-time Big Ten Conference champion and two-time NCAA All-American- was inducted into the Minnesota Gophers Hall of Fame last week.
Cline, the BVI's national long and triple jump record holder, enrolled in Minnesota in the fall of 1991 and wore the Gophers colors through '95. Along the way, he won the a Big Ten triple jump indoor title, indoor long and triple jump titles, and an outdoor long jump title. He also earned NCAA All-America honors in the long and triple jumps in 1995.
St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association
- Addelita Cancryn 8, Antilles School
St. Thomas Men's Region
- The New Vibes 4 M.I. Roc Masters 1: The New Vibes moved into 2nd place with 13 points after the victory at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
The New Vibes had first-half goals by Micky Lionel in the 16th and 39th minutes, and another by Marlon Wilton in the 25th minute.
In the first match of the St. Croix Central High School 20th annual Varsity Invitational Volleyball Tournament, the Educational Complex Lady Barracudas defeated St. Joseph, 25-19, 25-20, on Thursday.
For the Lady Barracudas, Jada Harris had eight points, and Khrystin Rosa had eight kills. For St. Joseph, Jacinta Mark had eight points.
The Central girls beat Good Hope Country Day, 23-25, 25-8, 15-6.
TORTOLA - Seven young sailors from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands will compete in the Internatinoal Sailing Federation Optimist World Championships Regatta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next week.
Two BVI athletes will join their USVI counterparts for the South American trip. They depart today to get some training in ahead of the competition, which begins Monday.
The USVI contingent is comprised of Teddy Nicolosi, Christopher Sharpless, Robert Hunter, Mia Nicolosi, Julian Bandern and Robert Hunter. The BVI sailors are Rayne Duff and Thad Lettsome.