Kingfish Shootout winner

Kingfish Shootout winner

Lawrence Aubain holds his catch, a 28.1-pound kingfish, that took top honors in Sunday’s Herman Richardson Memorial Kingfish Shootout fishing tournament. Aubain won $2,000 for landing the tournament’s biggest kingfish, beating out four dozen other anglers aboard 15 boats in the day-long tournament.

V.I. Track Championships set for Saturday on St. Thomas

The Carl Plaskett-Virgin Islands National Track and Field Championships will be held Saturday at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s track facility on St. Thomas.

The day-long meet will include track and field events for male and female athletes in all age groups. Interested participants must register by 5 p.m. Friday.

This year’s meet will serve as a qualifier for a number of upcoming regional and international competitions, including the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru; the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar; the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) under-18 and under-23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico; the Pan Am under-20 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica; and the NACAC Age-Group Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.

This year’s V.I. Championships has been named in honor of Plaskett, the first international track and field medal winner and participant in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He is also a former president of the V.I. Track and Field Federation, and was part of the first class of inductees into the new Virgin Islands Track and Field Hall of Fame.

For more information or to register, visit or email

VIOC Golf Tournament set for Sunday at Carambola

Registration is open for the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee’s annual golf tournament, scheduled for Sunday at the Carambola Golf Course on St. Croix.

The four-player “scramble” format tournament will tee off that day at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per player, or $500 for a four-player team.

To register, call 340-778-5638. For more information, call 340-719-8462 or email

VIOC to hold good governance workshops

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee will hold a workshop on “Good Governance in Sports” on both St. Croix and St. Thomas in mid-June.

The workshops are scheduled for June 11 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ ACC conference room on the St. Thomas campus, and June 13 in Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.

Both workshops will be conducted by Keith Joseph, secretary general of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees and recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an expert in good governance.

The workshops will discuss basic principals for sporting organizations, including transparency and democratic decision making; financial reporting, auditing and publication of financial reports; and ethics and compliance rules.

To register or for more information, call 340-719-8462 or email

USVISA to hold clinic for goalkeepers on St. Thomas

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold a clinic for goalkeepers next week on St. Thomas.

The clinic will be held June 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School field.

It will be conducted by Hugh Nicolas, a FIFA-certified goalkeeper coach, and is part of the USVISA’s Player Development Initiative.

For more information, call 340-718-9707 or email

Registration deadline nears for Emerald Gems camps

The registration deadline is closing fast for the Emerald Gems Foundation’s fifth annual U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camps, which will be held in early August on St. Thomas.

The camps will be held at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s Digna Wheatley Gymnasium in two two-day sessions — for boys and girls ages 8-13 on Aug. 6-7, and ages 14-17 on Aug. 8-9. Each day’s session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for the free camps is June 11, with the camp size limited to 50 participants per session.

Interested participants can register online at

For more information, email

Zero Tolerance league signups underway

Registration for teams wishing to play in the Zero Tolerance summer basketball leagues is underway, with plans to begin league play later this month.

Coaches wishing to enter teams in the 9-12, 13-15 or 16-18 age group leagues should call 340-774-2640 or 340-626-4420 to register both their teams and players. The deadline to submit team rosters is Friday.

USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys team

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association has begun a recruitment drive for players for its under-15 boys national team, which will compete in the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships this summer.

Prospective players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2004, must have a valid United States passport, and must attend the weekly training sessions that will be held on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Training sessions will be held on St. Croix at the USVISA field at 23-1 Bethlehem in Kingshill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 5 p.m.; and on St. Thomas at the Antilles School field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 340-643-5837 or 340-719-9707, or email

USVISA to hold CONCACAF ‘D’ license course

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will play host to a Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) D-level coaching license course in August on St. Croix.

The D-level license is the lowest level coaching license available in CONCACAF, intended for coaches working at the lower levels in soccer, such as with youth programs and school teams.

The CONCACAF course is open to all clubs, physical education teachers and soccer enthusiasts in the territories.

Space for the coaching license course is limited, so register early. The exact date and location of the course has yet to be determined, but will be announced at a later date.

To register or for more information, call 340-719-9707 or email

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