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Inside look at CIFA

The Cayman Islands Football Association President Alfredo Whittaker and General Secretary Marcos Tinoco spoke at length with the Cayman Compass about the controversies that...

Cayman Compass Sports recap: February

Here are this month's top sports news from the Cayman Compass

Cayman Compass Sports recap

Hear the latest on Caymanian Swimmer Brett Fraser, track star Jamal Walton along with other top stories, from this weeks sports recap.

Cacho named education chief officer

Cetonya Cacho has been named chief officer for the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands. Cacho has been serving in an acting capacity since the departure of Christen Suckoo in August 2018.

Will: College basketball season begins under odiferous clouds

There is no way gracefully – without unseemly accommodations – to graft onto universities an enormously lucrative entertainment industry.

EDITORIAL – Out of bounds: Competition in Cayman sports

It is a widely accepted observation that the Cayman Islands is home to no major sporting endeavors. That is a myth. In fact, Cayman is a world-class contender in “no holds barred” cage fighting – albeit behind closed doors. The real action in Cayman athletics tends to take place within the boardroom, not on the playing field.

EDITORIAL – Results from Rio: Our Olympians, our ambassadors

Cayman’s participation in the Olympics is an important form of recognition that we do have a rightful place, however small, on the grand world stage.

Cayman’s Olympians ready for world spotlight

Cayman’s Olympic athletes, led by flag-bearer Ronald Forbes, will don traditional thatch hats as they join the parade of nations through Brazil’s famous Maracana Stadium Friday night for the opening ceremony of the Rio Games.

Young roller hockey teams return from US tournament as winners

Cayman’s 8-Under team won the Gold Division Championship and the 10-U team were Silver Division Champions and bronze winners in the Gold Division at the North American Roller Hockey Championships.

Kensington Hellcats take down Burger King Panthers

In Week 4 of the Flow Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League, the Kensington Hellcats defeated the Burger King Panthers 14-6 at Ed Bush field on July 16.

U-19 rugby team in RAN tournament

The Dart Cayman Rugby Under-19 team competed against the best Caribbean rugby nations in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Championship Tournament earlier this month.

Under-17 World Cup qualifiers at Truman Bodden this week

An exciting three days of international youth football are on offer this week as Cayman hosts the Caribbean Football Union Under-17 World Cup qualifiers.

Friendly sports games build community ties

Not many places in the world will you find a soccer game being played on a landing strip. However, on a unique island where iguanas have the right of way on the roads, and the diving is considered to be among the best in the world, after the last flight for the day departs, the landing strip becomes a soccer field.

Disabled swimmer shows ‘true grit’

Of the nearly 1,000 swimmers to cross the finish line at the Flower’s Sea Swim on Saturday, few can have displayed more courage and tenacity than Nikki Christian and Scott Ruby.

New track club returns from Florida with 14 medals

Eleven athletes of the newly formed 345 Athletics Club returned with 14 medals from the recent annual Bay Area Track and Field Championships at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Cayman rugby records best win of season

The RHSW Cayman National XV’s rugby team scaled new heights on Saturday by beating a powerful USA South Panthers team in Florida 28-21.

East End athlete meets Bolt in Jamaica

A young athlete from East End recently had the chance to meet track and field star Usain Bolt in Jamaica.

Cayman Rugby opens with a big win

The RHSW Cayman National XV started their World Cup Qualifying campaign on a winning note by beating Bahamas 20-8 at the Truman Bodden Stadium on May 21.

New chapter in rugby starts Saturday

In Cayman rugby’s book of stories, a new chapter starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Truman Bodden Stadium when the Cayman Islands face off against the Bahamas.

Massive success for Wesleyan hoops

On paper, the basketball team to beat in the Private School Association League in 2016 was more than likely not the one from Wesleyan Christian Academy.

Roller hockey teams hit gold in North Carolina

Three roller hockey from Cayman brought home medals this week from the North American Roller Hockey Championships in North Carolina.

SteppingStones top table in touch rugby championships

Round 3 of the National Touch Rugby Championship 2016 took place on Saturday and it was a day of mixed fortunes for all.

EDITORIAL – Cydonie good as gold for Cayman

The news that Usain Bolt plans to compete in the Cayman Invitational track meet is a coup for our country and meet organizer Cydonie Mothersill, who is the queen of track and field in the Cayman Islands.

Lighthouse students shine on sports day

Students at the Lighthouse School took part in the school’s annual sports day earlier this month.

KiwaniBike raises $7K for youth

The annual KiwaniBike event from the Blow Holes in East End to Smith Cove in South Sound on Feb. 28 raised nearly $7,000 for Kiwanis Key Club youths to attend an international convention.

Spectacular kickboxing action at Rumble on the Rock

The Cayman Fight Factory relocated its ring to the dance floor of the popular club on West Bay Road, staging a six-fight card of kickboxing bouts in front of a sold-out crowd.

Rumble on the Rock a sellout

Lillie’s nightclub will be transformed into a kickboxing arena Saturday night as the Cayman Fight Factory hosts what it hopes will be the first of a series of public fight nights.

Late comeback seals President’s Cup win for Roma

Roma United snatched a dramatic last gasp victory to claim the President’s Cup in front of a packed house at the Annex on Wednesday.

Swimmers spend breakfast with Olympian

More than 80 children attended a swim clinic held by Olympian Erik Vendt on Jan. 22, and had the opportunity to ask questions about how swimming helped him achieve his many goals.

Kiteboarders raise thousands for Cancer Society

A small team of ambitious and charitable kiteboarders who plan to ride the wind from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman as part of the first Maples Kiting for Cancer event have raised $100,000 for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Striding against cancer

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s annual Stride Against Cancer walk/run took place Sunday morning as residents from all around the country either walked or ran courses in George Town, North Side, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman.

Youth Day at GT Primary

Celebrate our Youth Day, held at the George Town Annex Playing Field on Saturday, Jan. 30, was an opportunity for Cayman’s young people to get to know the business community and other organizations.

Cayman women triumph in US flag football league tournament

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association women’s national team came back with a trophy as national champions after the United States Flag and Touch...

Athletes battle the elements in Mercuryman Triathlon

More than 50 athletes battled rough seas and high winds Sunday morning to compete in the Mercuryman half-Ironman Triathlon in East End. Three professional triathlon...

Cayman bRUNch serves charities

About 40 runners came out Sunday for the second Cayman bRUNch, a new running club that meets quarterly for a social run followed by brunch.

Gaelic heritage builds cultural bridges

When it comes to opening lines of communication and understanding, sport has proven time and again to bring people of all stripes together. That is...

Paddle makes perfect

Asa McDougall did not win his heat in a stand-up paddleboarding competition on Saturday but walked away a champion nonetheless. It was his second...

Primary Football playoffs: Cayman Prep, Red Bay repeat as league champions

The heavy rains that drenched the Annex Field on Saturday did not affect the enthusiasm and excitement of the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League finals and third-place games.

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