Bad-lucked, snake-bitten, cursed. No matter how you put it, there have been a lot of bad things said about the Lions over years, especially considering they've only won one playoff game since winning the 1957 NFL Championship.
All the naysayers felt all that negativity was reinforced after Kam Chancellor's forced fumble against Calvin Johnson on Monday night to thwart a game-winning touchdown for the currently winless Lions. But while many say that play says a lot about the Lions lack of luck, in my opinion it says more about the Seahawks.
Nearly 300 runners representing public and private schools, running clubs and track clubs signed up for the first meet in the 4H/V.I. Pace Runners Cross-Country Series on Wednesday at the University of the Virgin Islands campus on St. Croix.
The first race of the day was the youth/elementary girls 1 mile.
It was a very close one with Michelle Smith of Eulalie Rivera School and St. Croix Track Club going back and forth with Tyanna Stanley Lake of Free Will Baptist and Hounds & Foxes Track Club.
In addition to tutoring future Virgin Islands athletes, a new training academy will honor some past mentors this month.
The Virgin Islands Sports Training Academy is hosting its first banquet to recognize those who made contributions to youth sports development in the territory on Oct. 18.
The 5 p.m. banquet at the National Guard Armory will honor seven former coaches and administrators for the their efforts: Gwenavire Abramson Hyndman for softball, Arthur Jamison for football, George Newton for tennis, Doris Smith for baseball, Levron Sarauw for volleyball, Conrad Stancliffe for golf and Austin Thomas for basketball.
TORTOLA - Officials and participants were pleased with a turnout of more than 230 participants for Saturday's leg of the Highland Spring College Classic Series on Tortola, which supported the BVI Cancer Society Cancer's awareness activities.
Many work pink T-shirts or sported pink eye patches as they painted Paraquita Bay pink after the release of several hundred balloons before the start of the race.
The Good Hope Country Day School volleyball teams earned a split in matches against Educational Complex on Wednesday afternoon in St. Croix Interscholastic Athletic Association play.
The Complex girls earned a 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 26-24 victory, but the GHCDS boys turned the tables, earned a 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 25-22 win.
Kori Doran led the panthers in kills in the loss, according to GHCDS coach Laurie Dunton, while Sylvana Hutchins lead in blocks, and Rhea Evans was hot at the service line.
The University of the Virgin Islands soccer team earned a 4-0 victory to move to 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Buccaneers topped the University of the Sacred Heart at the Bayamon complex in Puerto Rico.
The team was led by Mackean St. Croix, a freshman from - coincidentally - St. Lucia, who scored three goals in his debut with UVI.
"He was just getting fit first, and we're happy to see him get fit," UVI coach David Santesteban said. "We knew he had it, but were holding him off."