St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association
- Ivanna Eudora Kean 3, All Saints Cathedral 1: The Rays won the match, 18-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-9.
- Ss. Peter and Paul 3, Antilles School 2: The Jaguars won the match, 22-25, 25-7, 25-16, 21-25, 17-15.
- Ivanna Eudora Kean 3, All Saints Cathedral 0: The Lady Rays won the match, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15.
Leading up to Wednesday's playoff opener, University of the Virgin Islands men's soccer coach David Santesteban said he would be happy with a draw.
He got it.
The Buccanneers played the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez to a 0-0 draw in the Liga Athletica Interuniversitaria playoff opener for both teams.
"It was not pretty, but sometimes soccer happens that way," said Santesteban, a first-year coach. "They were a pretty good team, and they arguably dominated the game, but we were able to withstand them."
It's the midway point of the NFL season, so it's that time again.
Yep, it's time for midseason awards.
(By the way, if you've ever wondered why so many sportswriters give out midseason awards, it's quite simple: We're out of ideas. For all intents and purposes, this is an NFL writer's version of a bye week.)
That said, while finding players who should win these awards at the end of the season isn't that hard, it isn't easy either. Projecting how the next eight weeks of the season will go for a player, or a team, can make a person look like a fool at the end of the season. Plus, there are a lot of good candidates for these awards.
St. Thomas high school football season kicks off
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association high school football season begins this weekend as the Arawaks, a combined private school program, opens against Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at 7 p.m. at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
The other team in the league is the defending champion Charlotte Amalie High School Chickenhawks.
The University of the Virgin Islands men's soccer team has already advanced further in the postseason than ever.
But now, first-year coach David Santesteban is already figuring out the odds for the next round.
The Buccaneers are one of 10 teams in the Liga Athletica Interuniversitaria postseason. Each team will play five games this round, with the top eight advancing to the quarterfinals.
"If we can get a point on the road, or a win even, that would be great," Santesteban said of today's playoff opener. "Out of the five games, I feel like we need to get nine points, and that's three wins, and then we should be OK."
Originally from Mexico, Gabriel Ibarra is making quite a name for himself in the Virgin Islands tennis scene.
Ibarra wrapped up tournament titles Sunday in the singles and doubles "B" competitions at the St. Thomas Yacht Club Tennis Mash Up event.
Ibarra defeated Julio Martinez 6-0, 6-1 in the singles final, and combined with partner Gabriel Villegas to top Chris Teare and Rick Prince, 6-0, 6-1.
In the women's singles "B" division, it was Denise Holmberg coming from behind in both the semifinals and finals to take the championship over her doubles partner, Joyce Bailey, by a score of 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 10-5.