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ST. THOMAS - There will be a meeting for all persons interested in participating in the Governmental and Industrial Coed Summer Basketball League at 5:30 p.m. today at Emile Griffith Ballpark.
For more information, call Dean Adams at 690-6255 or 690-2187.
V.I. Pride men's basketball league meeting
ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Pride Basketball Association Men's Summer League will hold an important meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Charlotte Amalie High School gym. It is mandatory for all coaches, assistant coaches and team captains to be there. All other personnel is welcome to attend. Topics include, uniforms, ID's, rules, schedules and league starting date. For more information, call JoJo Gumbs at 690-2847.
Shakers among Zero Tolerance winners
ST. THOMAS - Shakers, The Rising Stars and Jah Youths were all victorious Thursday evening in the 9-12 division of the Zero Tolerance summer basketball league.
Antonio Warner and Jahnya Boschulte each scored seven points as the Shakers edged Umoja, 29-27. Asean Lawrence scored a game high 14 points to lead Umoja.
The Rising Stars walloped the Heat, 37-9, in the second game. Jahjadey Hodge had a game high of 12 and Omar Lopez added eight for the Stars. DeVean Plummer led the Heat with six points.
In the final game, the Jah Youths were too strong for Come 2 Defend, 33-24. Joshua Farrell led Jah Youths with eight points, while Isaiah Harvey, Souyah Leerdam and Kamal Donovan each chipped in six points. LeQuan George and Unique Meyers both tallied seven points for Come 2 Defend.
On Tuesday, three games were on tap Tuesday in the 9-12 division. The Shakers (3-1) edged More Youths, 31-17, behind nine points from Tramoi Martin. Kyorde Richardson, Jahnya Boschulte and Duane Holland chipped in six points apiece. Javaughn Douglas led More Youths (0-3) with seven points.
Jah Youths (3-1) outmuscled Umoja, 28-25, in the second game of the day. Souljah Leerdam finished with a team high eight points for the Jah Youths, followed by Jeremiah James with seven points. Asean Lawrence led Umoja (3-1) with the day's high of 17 points.
In the game of the day, it was Come 2 Defend outdueling The Rising Stars, 34-32. LeQuan George (10 points) and Unique Meyers (nine points) led Come 2 Defend (1-2) in scoring. JahJadey Hodge led The Stars (2-1) with 12 points, followed by Collins Joseph Jr. with seven.
Women's soccer practices
ST. THOMAS - The USVI Soccer Association will hold women's soccer practices at the University of the Virgin Islands starting 4:30 p.m. on Monday. The practices will be held Monday through Thursday through the summer and will be run by Izler Browne. The practices are open to all who are willing to come and learn.
For more information, call the USVISA office at 719-9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls soccer festival
ST. THOMAS - The USVI Soccer Association will be host its first Girls Soccer Festival at the University of the Virgin Islands field on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Girls of all ages are welcome to attend the event as there will be prizes and giveaways. For more information, call the USVISA office at 719-9707 or email email@example.com.
ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Wrestling Federation invites the public to beach wrestling at Brewers Bay on the first and third Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. For details, call Shamsie at 690-8632.
USVI boys under-17 soccer tryouts
The U.S. Virgin Islands boys under-17 soccer team is holding tryouts on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Training sessions will be conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. On St. Croix, the sessions will be held at Freewill Baptist School, and on St. Thomas, they will be at Addelita Cancryn Junior High.
Tryouts are open for boys born on or after Jan. 1, 1996 and possess a valid U.S. Passport. The USVI boys under-17 team will be in competition from July 3-10 in St. Kitts and Nevis. For more information, call 719-9707 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys Under-15 soccer tryouts
The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold tryouts for the USVI Under-15 boys soccer team. Training sessions will be conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. at Free Will Baptist School on St. Croix, and at the University of the Virgin Islands soccer field on St. Thomas. Tryouts are open for boys born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, and possess a valid U.S. passport. The team will participate in competition from July 20-27.
For more information, call the USVISA office at 719-9707 or email at email@example.com.
ST. JOHN - There will be taekwondo classes at St. Ursula's Anglican Church Multipurpose Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students ages six to adult are welcome. For more information, call 344-1581, or call Olivine Smith at 776-6249.
Summer Skimboarding camps
ST. THOMAS - SkimCaribbean Skim Camps are now open for registration as the 5-day sessions have already started and will be held through out the summer. All skill levels are welcome as freelance skimboard instructors will be on hand Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Morningstar Beach. Private and small group lessons also available.
Shade, local fruit, snacks and ice water are provided. Riders should bring sunscreen, rashguard or swim shirt, refillable water bottle and sack lunch. For more information, call 998-4625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USVI Soccer Association is conducting free soccer clinics on St. Croix and St. Thomas that are open to boys and girls ages 5-13. The clinics take place from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Good Hope School and Educational Complex on St. Croix and at the University of the Virgin Islands soccer field on St. Thomas.
Players are encouraged to bring shin guards, cleats and water. Balls and nets will be provided. For details, call 719-9707 or 513-8733, or email email@example.com.
Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament
ST. THOMAS - The Northside Sportfishing Club's annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament is set for July 15 at Hull Bay Hideaway. More than 300 anglers - men, women, boys and girls of all skill level - are expected to enter as entry fees are $40 for adults, $25 for juniors ages 8 to 16.
Cash prizes include $2,000 for the Largest Kingfish; $1,000 for Best Boat; $1,000 for Best Captain; $500 for Best Male Angler; $500 for Best Female Angler; $250 for Best Junior Male Angler; $250 for Best Female Junior Angler; and $375 each in prizes for anglers catching the Largest Jack, Largest Barracuda, Largest Bonito and Largest Mackerel.
Entry forms can be obtained from Neptune Fishing Supplies. Captain's meeting and registration will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Hull Bay Hideaway on July 13 while late registration will be held July 14 from noon until 7 p.m. Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. on July 15 and ends at noon. The Awards Ceremony starts at 8 p.m. at Hull Bay Hideaway.
To receive a scholarship application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-0854.
July Open Billfish Tourney
ST. THOMAS - The 49th annual July Open Billfish Tournament, the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands, will be held Saturday through Monday and is hosted by the V.I. Gamefishing Club.
Catching and releasing the most blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish are what anglers will set their sights on to win cash and prizes. The final registration - where anglers will receive complimentary shirts, bags and a special 12-month Fishermen's Calendar - and the launch party will take place at the VIGFC clubhouse in Red Hook from 6-10 p.m. Friday.
Lines go in the water from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the final day of the three-day tournament, when lines out will be at 4 p.m. For more information or to register, go online at www.vigfc.com or call 775-9144.
July Open Kids Tourney
ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Game Fishing Club invites residents 12 years old and younger to the docks at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook to the July Open Kids Tournament on Sunday.
The first 100 kids will receive free entry, which includes a T-shirt, drinks, pizza, a backpack and a rod and reel. Registration takes place at 8:30 a.m. at the VIGFC tables at Yacht Harbor. Fishing can be done from any dock, rock or stump at Yacht Harbor.
The official weigh-in by officials of the territory's Fish and Wildlife Division will take place at 11:30 a.m. Prizes, gift certificates, cash and more will be awarded in two age groups: Up to 6 years and the 7-12 age division. Bring a hand line or rod and reel to fish. For more information, call 775-9144.