The Survivors Softball team coached by Ashton Lake have resumed training. The team practices at the Little League Ballpark on Pond Island Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

LAB Sports Academy is open for business. The track and field and tennis program is back. Organized by Les Brown, the track athletes will meet at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

COLE BAY--Self-defence and Kickboxing classes for children age 5 and up have returned. Medal winning instructor Melissa Bardfield has re-opened SXM BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.) Classes are held at Wellington Road 15 in Cole Bay opposite PDG restaurant supply store.

ST. PETERS--The King Yen Taekwondo School under the direction of Grandmaster Theo Liu resumed training at the Hillside Christian School, Helmich Snijders Campus, in St. Peters on Thursday.

POND ISLAND--Members of the Dutch military took a short break from relief work to play baseball. The group of engineers and marines visited the Little League’s Player Development program at the Ballpark on Pond Island and spent time with the children age five to 12.

ST. EUSTATIUS— City Boys jumped out to a 7-0 lead as the St. Eustatius Softball Association (SESBA) competition began their second round Sunday. Lions roared back with a blowout victory of 26-6.

ST. PETERS--Grandmaster Theo Liu will begin training his students of the King Yen Taekwondo School at the Hillside Christian in St. Peters on Thursday.

St. Maarten Little League’s Player Development re-opened at the Ballpark on Pond Island Saturday. Members of Rotary St. Maarten Mid-Isle were on hand to welcome the children. Rotary donated backpacks full of school supplies for the children who lost pencils, paper and notebooks during the storm. The Rotary members worked with the children and also donated several boxes of books to the program. Player Development is a free after-school program that helps children with their school subjects including reading and math and then baseball. Player Development is open Monday to Friday 1:00 to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to noon.

ST. EUSTATIUS--The St. Eustatius Softball Association competition started to heat up on the weekend. Lions played the City Boys on Saturday afternoon. Lions won 25-9. Carlos Spanner, the Lions’ shortstop was named the player of the game. He went 4 for 5 with 5 Runs Batted In.

THE HAGUE--Minister Doran-York shows recognition and appreciation to Dutch Kingdom Team baseball player, local St. Maarten born Dudley Leonora.

CAY HILL--CrossFit SXM suffered damage from both Hurricane Irma and then looters. Yet the workouts continue. Nearly 20 members met Saturday morning for a 35 minute workout.

St. Maarten Sports facilities took a hit with the passing of Hurricane Irma. The fence around most of sports fields and buildings were either blown down or just outright blew away.

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