Two Virgin Islands teams of veteran cricketers are heading to St. Martin this weekend in search of a masters championship.
A team of 40-and-older players from St. Thomas and a team from St. Croix are traveling today for matches, which are Friday through Sunday.
The eight-team event comprises squads from St. Thomas, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Martin, St. Croix, Antigua, Anguilla and Montserrat.
"We're getting there," said Hamish Anthony on Monday about preparation for the weekend. "I'd say we're about 80 out of 100 in terms of preparation. If we had more games, we would be better."
Rex Tullius is looking to make it 3 for 3 on Sunday.
The St. John resident is planning to compete in the 12th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John, and he is the two-time defending champion.
The event could be the beginning of a big year for Tullius, 28, who now competes internationally for the U.S. Virgin Islands after moving to St. John a few years back.
"Since moving to St. John, things have been great," said Tullius, who grew up in Florida and competed at the University of Florida. "I love living on the islands."
Daily News Staff
The Central High School baseball team topped rival St. Croix Educational Complex 13-0 on Monday to claim the island's Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.
The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Senior Leonardo Castillo led the Caribs, earning the win with seven strikeouts, and driving in five runs on 3 for 4 hitting.
Other top offensive players for Central included Ray Rodriguez, who was 2 for 3 with four RBIs and Marquis Sexius, who was 2 for 2.
ST. THOMAS - Playing with a win or else mode, the Charlotte Amalie High School soccer team outlasted the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy on Tuesday night.
The Chickenhawks earned a 2-1 win in St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association play.
Part-time goalkeeper Clail Dieudonne was moved to midfield prior to the start of the game for the Hawks and starred.
St. Croix players raised money for local children over the weekend at the ninth annual CASA-VIVA Tennis Tournament at the Buccaneer Hotel Tennis Club.
The event raised funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates, which has been serving abused and neglected children on St. Croix since 1993. The main sponsors were Ed and Stefanie Fletcher.
Weekend winners were:
- Men's 'A' Doubles: David Jones and Carlos Rosas defeated Junior Bannis and Nayan Bansal, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6.
TORTOLA - Saturday's finale of the Blenheim Trust 5K Series - which also marked the first National 5K Championships - saw Reuben Stoby and Katrina Crumpler emerging as overall series winners after the finale in Road Town.
Stoby had a winning time of 17 minutes, 52 seconds and was followed by Tarique Creque in 18:17, and Julius Farley third in 18:53. Early leader Khiry Creque finished fourth in 19:44.