West sweeps All-Star games
Standout senior basketball players from Escambia County schools outscored their Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties’ counterparts Friday in the 2013 Subway High School All-Star games at Pensacola State College. The West girls won the first matchup 71-64; the West boys beat the East 89-76. D’Arcy Draper of Pensacola was the West MVP and Kerrie York of Crestview the East MVP in the girls’ matchup. Tyrone Culbreth of Fort Walton Beach earned MVP honors for the boys’ East team and Roderick Carmichael of Pensacola was the West MVP.
Four Raiders represented Navarre High School in the showcase event: Lydiah Brunet and Jessica Reyes were selected to the East girls’ team and Rasheed Williams and Jean Quinones were picked to the East boys’ squad.
The Pensacola Sports Association presents the Subway High School All-Star series. All-Star baseball and softball games are scheduled to be played May 23 at the University of West Florida.
Physical education classes for homeschooled children are available at the Fort Walton Family YMCA from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays for boys and girls ages 5-14. March’s theme is fitness and the students will be working on the Presidential Physical Fitness Test components. Cost is $20 per child per month. For more information, call 863-9622.
The Pensacola Sports Association is accepting registrations for the Pensacola Marathon, which will be run Sunday, Nov. 10. The 2012 marathon sold out for the first time in its history with 1,500 runners competing in the marathon and 800 running in the half-marathon.
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the Pensacola Bay front, then winds its way along a 13.1-mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2-mile loop for the full marathon. The course features historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, scenic water views, cliffs, bands, and cheering Pensacolians. The finish line is next to Pensacola Wall South, the only replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For those runners still needing to qualify for the Boston Marathon, the Pensacola Marathon is a quality certified course. For full details on the race visit the Pensacola Marathon website at marathonpensacola.com or call (850) 434-2800. Runners can register online at www.marathonpensacola.com, by completing and returning the form printed from the website or in person at Running Wild in Pensacola.
The City of Milton is accepting signups for adult spring softball leagues. Spring softball play will include a coed league on Mondays, church league on Tuesdays, a men’s league on Wednesday, and a church coed league on Thursday’s. Cost is $350 per team with play getting underway April 8. For more information, call Robert Arnold at the Milton Community Center at 983-5466 or go to the city’s website, www.ci.milton.fl.us.
YMCA Spring Sports
The Fort Walton Family YMCA is registering children ages 3-12 for its YMCA Spring Sports Program through March 8. Boys and girls can participate in age-appropriate leagues such as Mini-Me T-Ball, T-Ball, Coach Pitch Baseball and Kid Pitch Baseball. Sponsors and coaches are always needed. For more information, call the Fort Walton Family YMCA at 863-9622.