athletics

GSC cancels spring sports season

GSC cancels spring sports season

The Gulf South Conference cancelled the spring sports season Monday afternoon. Also, all other countable athletic-related activities have been suspended through at least the end of May. That includes spring football. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the NCAA’s requirement for waivers for affected student-athletes were significant factors in this decision […]

Schools won’t reopen until at least mid-April

Schools won’t reopen until at least mid-April

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Balancing academics with athletics is juggling act

Balancing academics with athletics is juggling act

Tommy Leggett has never had any issues handling the juggling act of academics and athletics. Not during his days at Navarre and not now as a defensive standout for Texas Tech. “I’ve been able to keep my GPA up above a 3.0 the whole time,” Leggett said. “The time commitment of football and school, and […]

School district increases security measures for sporting events

School district increases security measures for sporting events

Santa Rosa County School District has increased its security measures for sporting events. All bags are prohibited except for diaper bags, bags necessary for medical reasons and bags that are 12x6x12 or smaller. Bags that are permitted will be searched prior to entry. Other items not allowed into games are outside food or drinks, skateboards […]

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

After 50 years, $50 million was just not enough. The University of West Florida celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a goal-smashing $64.4 million Capital Campaign, raised by almost 20,000 donors, including 55 planned gifts and nearly $18 million in scholarships. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the community we serve, the alumni we […]

Managing youth sports

Managing youth sports

When I moved to Navarre, I was amazed to hear how popular and wide-ranging youth sports are in this area. Having young kids, I had not yet been exposed to the sports mom life. Here, our children play sports year-round. Often, that’s the same sport throughout the year. It requires a lot of time, travel, […]

Private high school comes to Navarre

Private high school comes to Navarre

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy could open doors to its newest facility in Midway for eighth through twelfth graders as early as January. The academy is expected to close on a 16 acre property this month for a price of $550,000 and is located at 1508 New Hope Road in Midway. The property was previously a […]

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Florida is one step away from opening the door to free agency in high school athletics. All that is needed now for House Bill 7029 to become a law is a signature from Governor Rick Scott. The massive education bill, which includes allowing student-athletes to transfer between seasons and be eligible to play right away, […]