Jamaine Cotton is back in professional baseball.
The St. Thomas right-handed relief pitcher has agreed to join the Quebec Capitales of the Canadian American Association of Independent Baseball, he said Friday night, and will report to the club next week.
Cotton, 24, was released by the Houston Astros organization last month after helping its minor leagues at two levels win championships in two straight seasons.
Virgin Islander Peter Holmberg was recognized by the BVI Spring Regatta earlier this month for his contributions to the sailing world.
"Every year we present The Guy Eldridge Spirt of Enthusiasm Award to someone who shines in the spirit of the sport and who we feel has stepped out and gone beyond," said Chris Haycraft, the commodore of the Royal BVI Yacht Club, in a release.
Previous recipients include the late Arthur Wullschleger, renowned ocean racer, legendary race official and mentor.
V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy earned its second straight tie against a public school counterpart on Thursday, drawing with Charlotte Amalie High School 2-2 at the University of the Virgin Islands.
On Tuesday, the Volts tied Eudora Kean 1-1.
"The resiliency of this team continues to amaze me," VIMSIA coach Joey Elger said. "After an exhausting 1-1 tie with IEKHS on Tuesday, they still managed to have enough in the tank to fight back against a team that beat us 13-1 last year."
TORTOLA - Some 60 participants - including relay and individual entrants - from as far away as Hong Kong and as close as the U.S. Virgin Islands, will toe the line at 5 a.m. Saturday morning for the inaugural Tortola Torture to contest 50 kilometers of heat and hills.
After 10 miles of flat terrain, runners will begin facing the first in a series of climbs in Steel Point, just past the West End Ferry Dock.
ST. THOMAS - The Charlotte Amalie and Eudora Kean softball teams have played each other three times this season, and the Lady Hawks picked up their second win of the series in dramatic fashion on Thursday at McBean Park.
The Lady Hawks outlasted the Lady Rays 11-9 in St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association play thanks to strong pitching by sophomore Rhea Benjamin.
"The game was hers to lose," CAHS coach Laura Isaac said of Benjamin. "She sucked it up despite being tired and held on for the win."
The USVI Soccer Association announced a newly formed women's soccer committee on Thursday.
On March 7, the USVISA executive committee appointed Chantel Bird as women's committee chairperson and also named Mida Gaikwad as the deputy chairperson and Eustace Bailey at women's development officer.
"This group has worked in soccer over the years," USVISA president Hillaren Frederick said in a release. "They have taken a specific initiative, which is to develop women's soccer in the U.S. Virgin Islands."