Talk about an encore.
Jharel Cotton followed up his best start of the season on Tuesday with one that was even better.
The St. Thomas right-handed starting pitcher for the Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Quakes was named California League Pitcher of the Week after a one-hit, seven-inning outing during a road win on July 22 at Bakersfield.
One day after receiving the honor, Cotton then threw another masterpiece, this time a two-hit, complete-game shutout of Lake Elsinore in a 4-0 road victory.
The Virgin Islands senior men's basketball team is bringing reinforcements with it to the Centrobasket tournament in Nayarit, Mexico.
Walter Hodge, who plays professionally in Puerto Rico, is joining the V.I. team this week for the event, which begins on Friday.
Hodge, who recently was named MVP of the Superior League and to the league's All-Defensive Team, will help the team in Friday's 8 p.m. opener against host Mexico.
Beach Soccer Festival on Sunday at Brewers Bay
ST. THOMAS - The USVI Soccer Association is hosting a Beach Soccer Festival on Sunday at Brewers Bay Beach on St. Thomas.
The event begins at 10 a.m., and the USVI is inviting St. Thomas coaches who recently attended the beach soccer course on St. Croix to come conduct the festival.
All St. Thomas clubs and the general public is invited to take part in this new initiative, which will be an all-day event.
TORTOLA - All-America sailor Alec Anderson and his teammate, Chris Brockbank, are in the middle of their Summer Olympics bid campaign, with the aim of returning the British Virgin Islands back to sailing in Rio de Janiero 2016 for the first time in 20 years.
Anderson said they have only done a handful of competitions, and they are trying to figure out the racing side of things on their two-man 49er.
ST. THOMAS - Akia Frett's basketball performance earned her the most accolades and attention - not to mention a college scholarship - during her time at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
But her ability to play three sports and come through when her teams needed her most which pushed her candidacy for Daily News Senior Female Athlete of the Year over the top.
Frett, or "Mookie" as she's better known to many, will take her hardware to Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz., in a few weeks as one of the most storied female athletes in Kean history.
By Dean Greenaway
Special to the Daily News
Nelda Huggins became the second British Virgin Islands female athlete to advance to the semifinal of an IAAF World Junior Championships sprint event in the territory's history, when she reached Thursday's 200 meters semifinal in Eugene, Ore.
Huggins placed seventh in the semifinal in 24.31 seconds after running 24.03 for fourth place, and advanced to the semis in her debut. She was also a semifinalist at the World Youth Championships last year.