Interim coach Yohannes Worede said he was pleased with the way his University of the Virgin Islands soccer team performed on Friday in its season opener.
It's just nearly everything else that occurred in Puerto Rico that left a sour taste in his mouth.
Due to a misunderstanding about the game time, some UVI players had to leave midway through the first half of a shortened game at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
Akeel Morris didn't get the promotion that he was looking for this season from the New York Mets organization.
But now, he is getting the prizes.
The St. Thomas relief pitcher was presented the Sterling Award on Monday, which is given to the organization's top Minor League players at each level.
Morris, 21, earned the award as the top Single-A pitcher after a stellar season for the Savannah Sand Gnats.
Yohannes Worede is still the coach of the University of the Virgin Islands soccer program.
The old head coach is now just the interim coach as the university is still hiring for the position. In the meantime, Worede will lead the Buccaneers into today's season opener at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
"I had mentioned to them early in the process, that I always would've felt bad that they'd be left out to dry, and that I'd be willing to help with the transition," Worede said. "We can't shortchange the kids, and can't give them any less than what you can give. For some of these guys, this is it. And we need to do right by them."
Boxing is back in Frenchtown this weekend as several local fighters will make their debut in the ring.
USVI Boxing will host an 11-fight card at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark.
The matches will each pit a Virgin Islands boxer against one from Puerto Rico. Ten fighters will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands and one is from the British Virgin Islands. Two of the bouts are women's fights.
The St. Thomas Region of the USVI Soccer Association season started Sunday as the New Vibes defeated the Raymix 2-0 in the finals to claim the Soccerama title at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Nathan Justin scored both goals early on.
The New Vibes made the finals by defeating the UWS 1-0 and Haitian Victory 4-1 on penalty kicks.
The Raymix had to defeat the Waitikubuli 1-0 in the prequalifier, then the Togetherness 1-0 and the Laraza 2-0.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brute force.
For most of Linval Joseph's first game in a Minnesota Vikings' uniform, he was his usual, gargantuan, run-stuffing self. But when given a chance to neglect caution and bull-rush St. Louis' overmatched interior offensive line, the St. Croix native didn't squander it.
There were 3 minutes, 35 seconds left in the third quarter of Minnesota's 34-6, season-opening drubbing Sept. 7 when Joseph bowled over a pair of St. Louis linemen and flattened reserve quarterback Austin Davis. There wasn't much fancy footwork or intricate scheming involved; Joseph simply used every ounce of his 6-foot-4, 323-pound frame to plow his way into the backfield and pound Davis into the Edward Jones Dome turf.