ST. THOMAS - When new University of the Virgin Islands men's basketball coach Myron Brown recruited players to the Caribbean this year, he made sure they brought their alarm clocks.
Because to get a nice early start to his tenure with the Buccaneers, Brown makes sure his players get a nice early start to the day with a predawn wake-up.
Practice starts at 7 a.m. with pre-practice beginning 15 minutes early for the team, which is coming off a winless season.
The Good Hope Country Day School 'A' team topped GHCDS 'B' 61-37 on Tuesday night.
The 'A' team improved to 4-0. The teams will take a break for exams but return to action on Friday.
In middle school action, Kmani Bruce and Leandre Harris both scored 13 points apiece as Church of God bounced St. Mary's. Brandon Rasmussen had nine points for St. Mary's.
On Monday, GHCDS 'A' routed Seventh Day Adventist 66-40. Kali James scored a career-high 23 points, and Earl Baker Jr. scored 21 points to lead the Panthers.
Virgin Islands national track and field team member Eduardo Garcia ran a personal record and set an unofficial V.I. national record in the 3,000 meters on Saturday at the Rod McRavy Memorial Track and Field Meet at the University of the Kentucky Lexington.
The junior from the University of Florida finished at 8 minutes, 19 seconds, finishing second in the heat.
Garcia also runs cross country for the Gators, and ran his first competition for the V.I. at the Central American and Caribbean Games at Veracruz, Mexico, in November. There, he finished fourth in the 10,000 meters at 30:51, the fastest ever for the V.I. at the CAC Games, qualifying for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto.
TORTOLA - The fourth annual BVI Football Association BDO Primary Schools and LIME High School Soccer League will open this afternoon with a 3 p.m. parade of teams from the Road Town Ferry Terminal to the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds
The parade will culminate with a 4 p.m. opening ceremony.
The league has attracted 888 players on 68 teams in both primary and high school divisions. There are 20 teams in the BDO Primary Under-7 Division; 17 in U-9 and 17 in U-13. Teams in each division are co-ed.
TORTOLA - The quest for 49er sailors Alec Anderson and Chris Brockbank to reach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and end a 20-year absence by the British Virgin Islands in Olympic sailing continues this week in Miami.
The BVI duo, who have been in Coconut Grove training on and off since November, are competing in the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, which is the first World Cup sailing event of 2015.
The series of five events put on by the International Sailing Federation began in China in September followed by another in Australia in November.
ST. THOMAS - Despite its repetitive results as of late, Therese Hodge admitted Sunday that the Women's Jogger Jam is her favorite event of the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners calendar.
The 33rd annual running of the female-only Family Resource Center benefit yielded familiar results.
Ruth Ann David won by a wide margin for her sixth straight title, and in second place was up-and-coming Virgin Islands runner Talisse Thompson.