Twenty-five kids skipped their various weekend activities to compete in the IHOP Grand Finale Triathlon on Sunday morning at Cramer Park on St. Croix. While sponsoring the swim/bike/run race, IHOP Restaurant provided little goody bags, mini multi-grain pancakes and several volunteers. Even Charlie, the chocolate chip pancake mascot, made an appearance.
The 5 to 6 year old category began the morning with a 25-meter point-to-point swim. St. Croix Dolphins swimmer Kaeden Gleason led the swim, just seconds ahead of the Lambert twins. Kaeden held the lead through the half-mile bike and quarter-mile run, finishing in 7 minutes and 51 seconds to beat last year's time by almost three minutes.
The seventh annual Casa-Viva Tennis Tournament was held Wednesday through Sunday at the Buccaneer Hotel Tennis Club on St. Croix. Seventy players vied for top honors in seven different categories in the five-day event.
The event is a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, a non-profit created to host and operate programs designated to help fill some of the gaps in meeting the needs of children in foster care.
Women's soccer tryout
ST. THOMAS - Tryout for the U17 Women's national soccer team will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at UVI.
Scholastic team chess tournament
ST. THOMAS - The fourth annual Team vs. Team Chess Tournament, sponsored by The Virgin Islands Institute For Teaching And Learning, will take place Saturday at V.I. Montessori School and International Academy.
Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. and the first game begins at 8 a.m.
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas-St. John U15 Select soccer team is headed to Tortola, where they will play the Tortola U15 national team today.
"I'm really confident. We have some incredible youth on levels that I have not really seen before," said U15 head coach Joe Limeburner.
ST. THOMAS - The Charlotte Amalie High School Lady Hawks closed out their season with a huge win over rival Ivanna Eudora Kean Lady Rays on Thursday, beating them, 18-12, at Alvin McBean Ballpark.
With the win, the Lady Hawks evened the season series with the Lady Rays at 2-2.
"I think the game was pretty good. Kean made some crucial errors, which we capitalized on," said CAHS head coach Betty Vanterpool. "Both teams gave up some walks and some errors. We just had some extremely good hits that pushed us over the edge."
ST. THOMAS - The Ivanna Eudora Kean Devil Rays pulled through in the second half to beat the Charlotte Amalie Chickenhawks, 1-0, on Thursday at the UVI field.
"It wasn't a game where either team had many clear chances. Very few chances for goalkeepers had to make major saves," said Devil Rays head coach Glen Monticeux. "It was a tight game, played more in the middle of the field. It was a real team win."