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Minor League season axed because of pandemic

Minor League season axed because of pandemic

The 2020 Minor League Baseball season is over. Scheduled to begin in April, an announcement was made to cancel the season Tuesday.  Among the teams not playing ball this year are the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Revenue is vital for minor league teams. Playing a season is a tall […]

UWF not holding popular football camps this year

UWF not holding popular football camps this year

Pen Air Field will be a little quieter the second weekend of July. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of West Florida football team isn’t holding its Friday Night Lights and Sunday Night Showdown camps next month. A special teams camp is also held that weekend. All camps scheduled on campus for June and […]

Youth football conditioning on hold because of pandemic

Youth football conditioning on hold because of pandemic

COVID-19 strikes again in the world of sports. Because of the rise in cases in Florida over the past week, the Northwest Florida Youth Sports Alliance announced over the weekend it is shutting down offseason conditioning for football for three weeks. The Navarre Youth Sports Association football program is part of the league. The league […]

NHS football reacts quickly to potential COVID exposure

NHS football reacts quickly to potential COVID exposure

Navarre’s football team quickly dealt with a situation involving a handful of players that were at a gathering with someone outside the program displaying COVID-19 symptoms. As a precaution, all six players were sent home prior to the team’s summer workout Wednesday. None showed signs of the virus. They did not attend Thursday’s workout either. […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

The new normal is here for high school athletics. How long it lasts remains to be seen. But at least for the next four weeks, social distancing, temperature checks and hand sanitizer will all be part of the equation when it comes to summer workouts. It’s great athletes are getting a chance to get out […]

Argos now set to open season against A&M Commerce

Argos now set to open season against A&M Commerce

That didn’t take long. Less than a week after losing its opponent for the 2020 season opener, the University of West Florida football team has found a replacement. And it’s a good one. Texas A&M Commerce is coming to town Sept. 3 to take on the reigning NCAA Division II national champion Argonauts at Blue […]

Decision by Mountain East impacts UWF football slate

Decision by Mountain East impacts UWF football slate

The University of West Florida football team just lost its opponent for its season opener. The reigning NCAA Division II champions were scheduled to host West Virginia Wesleyan Sept. 3 at Blue Wahoos Stadium. But West Virginia Wesleyan is a member of the Mountain East Conference, which announced Thursday that it does not plan to […]

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Stingrays have four sign letters of intent

Four Lighthouse Private Christian Academy athletes signed national letters of intent Tuesday evening in Pensacola. Eddie Brown is among them. The Stingrays basketball standout is taking his talents to Central State University in Ohio. Brown established himself as one of the top scorers in the state last season, averaging nearly 40 points per game. Three […]

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

McTamney twins excel off the field as well as on it

Andrew and Matthew McTamney make it clear that while they are twins, they are different people. The similarities they share, however, extend beyond being brothers. Both have excelled in the classroom and on the field as baseball players for the Navarre Raiders. “We happen to play the same sport and are both in the top […]

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

All-Star showcase event set for late June in Gulf Breeze

There is good news for baseball and softball players in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. On June 26, a Subway All-Star baseball and softball showcase will be held for all senior athletes from the 2020 graduating class. The event is going to take place at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Athletes will have an […]

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is presenting a plan for high school athletics to the school board Thursday morning. The plan involves the start up of summer workouts for high school teams. If approved, those workouts are expected to begin later this month. And June 15 is looking like the date that begins. Earlier […]

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Dante Wright has every reason to sit back and just enjoy all that he’s accomplished in just one season of college football. To call his freshman year at Colorado State an almost unreal success would be an understatement of epic proportions. The list of accolades and accomplishments are impressive. Start with the fact that he […]

Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference Friday morning he is lifting restrictions on youth sports and summer camps in the state of Florida. The decision is effective immediately despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We believe that this makes sense based on the data and observed experience,” DeSantis said. “We are not going to […]

Southern League All-Star Game has been called off

Southern League All-Star Game has been called off

The 2020 Southern League All-Star Game and home run derby have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jackson Generals were scheduled to host the all-star events June 22-23 at The Ballpark at Jackson in Tennessee. It’s the second time in three years the league’s all-star game has been canceled. The announcement was made […]

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