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Teens learn the best self-defense is avoidance

For many of the teens served by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, violence and abuse at home, often fueled by drugs and alcohol, have long been their norm.

Sports department honors women with health and wellness events

The Department of Sports is honoring women this month with events focused on women’s health and fitness.

Department of Sports announces community events

The Department of Sports has several programs lined up this week and beyond.

Florence Allan eyes her Olympic debut

Florence Allan, the 17 year old who started her sailing career at age 7 and recently represented Cayman at the International Sailing Federation in Langkawi Malaysia, cannot help but think about the Olympics.

Bertran chasing the Olympic dream

Seventeen-year-old Caymanian Pablo Bertan is chasing the Olympic dream in sailing.

Team Nikki's Voice rises to occasion

There were lots of smiles and quite a few tears of joy at the Cayman Islands Marathon on Sunday as 24-year-old Nikki Christian walked across the finish line.

Bebarfald came here just to dive

Triathlon may be a mainstream sport now, as witnessed by the hundreds involved in last week’s annual staging of the Cayman Islands event at Public Beach, but years ago it was a tiny affair in Cayman Kai.

Weber's ambitions have no boundaries

Helki Weber was the female winner of Sunday’s gruelling Halloween 10-10-10, yet she had only decided to enter the race the night before.

CrossFit icon is returning to hold clinics in Cayman

CrossFit 7 Mile is bringing one of the sport’s most celebrated trainers over from the U.S. for a series of clinics.

Hellcats aim for another title

The playoffs for the finals in the 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season saw four extremely competitive games for the privilege of final spots in this Saturday’s finals.

'Nikki's Voice' marathon team pushes the limits

For the last three months, 24-year-old Nikki Christian has been preparing to compete in her first marathon. On Saturdays she can be found at Seven Mile CrossFit, and every Sunday morning she wakes up at 6 a.m., puts on her neon-colored sneakers, and sets out to train along the wide stretch of Esterley Tibbetts Highway heading into West Bay. The schedule is rigorous, the goal daunting.

Vipers want title back from Lynx

With only four spots per league eligible for the playoffs, the stage is now set for the last two games of the flag football season.

Last chance to book playoff spot

As the 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football season’s final weekend of regular play approaches on Saturday, the playoff picture has taken shape and it is going to be a contest of will and endurance to dramatically alter things.

New flag football format makes for intense games

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season continued over the weekend in spectacular fashion.

Brenton's inspired to go higher

Wanda Brenton is a glowing example that life can really begin at 40.

Comins did CrossFit on vacation

Gill Comins is one of those annoying people who is so super-fit that even when on vacation they spend most of their time in a gym.

HSM show why they're No. 1 seed

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association week 9 games were played on Saturday, and all the teams are focusing more on securing seeding for the playoffs.

Wolverines outfox Lynx late on

Cayman Islands Flag Football Association showcased its first set of Monday night games in the centre of George Town at the TE McField Annex Field this week.

Predators pounce on Panthers

There were some extremely one-sided games in week 6 of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League on Saturday.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

Burger King Panthers out-fight Kensington Hellcats

The Kensington Hellcats are always Cayman’s top flag football side and whenever they record a rare defeat, speculation rises on whether they will be permanently toppled. Analysts are busy doing just that this week.

Panthers will battle Hellcats

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League week 4 wrapped up with the Burger King Panthers leading the men’s division and HSM leading the women’s.

The tradition of Miss Cayman Islands

Weekender chats to past and present Miss Cayman Islands pageant winners.

Lynx crushed by tricky HSM

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season kicked off last weekend in spectacular fashion at the Ed Bush field in West Bay.

Little League all-stars announced

The Cayman Islands Little League Association has announced its 2015 all-stars

Little League wraps up another season

The Cayman Islands Little League wrapped up its 2015 season with a day of fun, games, awards and thank yous at the Field of Dreams on Saturday June 20,

Brenton is Cayman's fittest

CrossFit champion Wanda Brenton has qualified in the top 20 in the world and will compete at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games for her fifth time this summer in Carson, California.

Creasey feels like doing Irish jig

Ben Creasey has only been in Cayman a couple of months and he is already a sporting champ having won the Irish Jog 5k on Tuesday.

CrossFit attracts more Muscle

CrossFit’s burgeoning appeal continues to draw the masses exponentially and that is reflected in Cayman by this year’s huge increase in participation in the Open round which started last month.

Superheroes loved throw down

CrossFit 7 Mile organized another ‘throw down’ with a superheroes theme - and everyone who competed deserved to wear a cape. The throw down at the gym on Seven Mile Road was another chance for CrossFitters to measure their progress and maintain interest rather than merely train for months without a goal.

Larner's kids closed the gap again

The Cross Island Relay had a record turn out with 99 six-member teams entered and the overall standard was raised again as a new generation of youngsters impressed again under coach Derek Larner’s guidance.

Sole Sisters in harmony again

Road runners team up for the Cross Island Relay this weekend in what promises to be its biggest and fastest ever.

Corporate CrossFit is revived

When the CrossFit Muscle Beach Corporate Challenge returns this month, organizer Tersh Broderick expects an even better response than when it was first run before Christmas.

CrossFit Mo'Down lifted spirits

CrossFit 7 Mile had another successful “Throwdown” at its gym beside Treasure Island on Saturday, weights and kettle bells swinging all day.

Young and old run to Hell and Back

The “To Hell and Back” 10K Run attracted 128 runners to close out the Pirates Week sports calendar.

Santa Run will be a jolly jog

Traditionally, Father Christmas is not noted for his athletic prowess, but the fittest Santa wannabees will soon get a chance to run for a good cause.

Pirate runners target marathon

After their triumphs at the Pirates Week 5K Run, Dominic Dyer and Joanna Mansi have their sights set on the Cayman Marathon.

Dyer and Mansi top Pirates run

The first road race for Cayman’s national festival crowned a pair of new champions.

Oktoberfest run raises $1,000 for cancer kids

The inaugural Oktoberfest 5K run on Saturday raised $1,000 for cancer research.

Lynx eager to dethrone Panthers

The Domino’s Lynx are ready to deliver revenge on the gridiron.

CrossFit run will help Hannah

CrossFit 7 Mile’s athletes are extremely busy as events pile up in the next few months before everything winds down for Christmas.

Scorpions and Sharks score upsets

The Lady Sharks and CrossFit 7Mile Scorpions served notice of their championship intentions.

Androgroup wired to tackle repeat

Parity might be the biggest stumbling block for the Androgroup Killa-Panthers.

Predators hunt down Panthers

Week 13 of the Digicel Premier League at the Ed Bush field was all about postseason positioning.

Sharks allow Lynx to grab win

Week 12 of the Digicel Premier League continued in full force at the Ed Bush field in West Bay with six exciting games on Saturday.

Brander rapidly reaches top row

Cayman can proudly claim that Fiona Brander is one of the best in the world at the moment in her chosen sport - which she only took up a year ago.

Panthers succumb to Mustangs

In Week 11 of the Digicel Premier League, the Burger King Panthers received their first loss of the season, against the Lone Star Mustangs.

Killa B’zzz sting Andro Panthers

Playoff intensity was in great supply in Week 10 of the Digicel Premier League.

Vicious Hellcats corral Mustangs

Week 9 of the Digicel Premier League produced lots of excitement on the gridrion.

Mustangs trample over Predators

Many eyes in the flag football world were trained on the Lone Star Mustangs and Island Heritage Predators.

Panthers claw Hellcats to pieces

The Digicel Premier League, put on by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association, crossed its mid-season point in dramatic fashion.

Corporate fitness is set to soar

CrossFit Muscle Beach has had a good response to the launch of it Corporate Challenge and is looking forward to the start of the six-week program.

Panthers and Hellcats high five

Cayman Islands Flag Football Association completed its sixth week of games of the Digicel Summer Premier League on Saturday and the likely playoff positions became more predictable.

Brenton is on ESPN’S coverage

CrossFit Latin America champ Wanda Brenton is competing at the Games in the sport’s world championships this week.

Throwdown created CrossFit buzz

CrossFit 7 Mile gym held another Throwdown - a competition to test CrossFit beginners and intermediate athletes - and it was an immense success.

KPMG Sharks hungry for more prey

The KPMG Sharks made a statement against the Maples Dolphins during Week 4 of the Digicel Premier League.

Brenton’s back in shape

Wanda Brenton is in the final throes of preparing for the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Predators fillet meager Dolphins

Week 3 of the Digicel Premier League saw exciting games at the Ed Bush field, with none more fascinating than the showdown between the Island Heritage Predators and the Maples Dolphins.

Panthers stalking Digicel title

Going into Week 2 of the Digicel Premier League, the Burger King Panthers look like the team to beat.

Brenton inspires CrossFit elite

CrossFit 7 Mile gym is a buzz of excitement with two significant events approaching.

Killa-Panthers eager to bite back

After a less than convincing start to their title defense, the Androgroup Killa-Panthers are hungry to make amends.

Panthers maul Sharks in opener

The Burger King Panthers have started their title defense on a positive note.

Brenton cranks up for highest CrossFit challenge now

Wanda Brenton is feeling a lot of love in the Cayman Islands right now. And well she should, as she basks in the glory of being Latin America’s individual women’s CrossFit champ.

Brenton is region’s CrossFit queen

Wanda Brenton can boast that she is officially the fittest female CrossFit exponent in the Caribbean. Over the weekend Brenton won the women’s individual title at the 2014 CrossFit Games Latin America Regional in Santiago, Chile.

Burger Shack close to perfection

Burger Shack is cooking up a flawless campaign.

Ruby is focused on more strength now

Ultra-distance runner Scott Ruby has not slipped back to his old slothful ways and is in great shape, as usual, only now he is concentrating on building up his CrossFit skills.

CrossFit batters pluck out Vigoro

Local Little League continues to see movement in the season standings.

Burger Shack drops Andro Elevator

Burger Shack is one win away from a perfect season on the gridiron.

Andro rising up for Burger Shack

With only three weeks remaining in the regular season, upper tier teams will aim to improve their playoff seeding in the Burger King Coed Flag Football League.

Burger Shack burn Impressions

Burger Shack remains one of the most dominant teams in local coed flag football.

Vigoro clips Popeyes, 
CrossFit earns draw

Team Vigoro had a good showing on the diamond.

Burger Shack deep fry Wok-N-Roll

Burger Shack continued their winning ways after quieting the chatty Wok-N-Roll, 19-6, in the Burger King Coed Flag Football League.

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