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Loss. Loss. Loss. Loss.

It is kind of a dreary start to a column but it’s a simple way of stating that the beginning of the 2018 volleyball season, Ryan Davenport’s first as the head coach, did not start off well.

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In some ways the high school football world mirrors the current state of the job market in this country.

While there isn’t pay involved, a need to go to an open interview, or even a sign-on bonus available, there is an opportunity for teams to fill a void if they happen to have one.

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I feel at times as if I’m dodging bullets doing my job amid the COVID-19 pandemic, wondering if I’ve been exposed and torn at times on when to wear my mask in a sports setting and when I’m good without one.

For the record, I’ve been vaccinated, and there was a time not too long ago where worries of the pandemic had faded away shortly after that vaccination. Our country seemed to be moving in the right direction.

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While society fights over what’s being taught in schools, what political candidates deserve support and what opinion is the right one when it comes to the pandemic, just remember it’s the simple things that matter most.

With a few seconds of his time, a former Navarre Raider football player made the day of a child fighting a serious illness.

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More than seven hours from home on a Monday night in early May, I’m in Port Orange covering a regional championship flag football game.

Navarre is on the brink of school history and makes it happen in a thrilling 19-13 come-from-behind win over Spruce Creek to punch a ticket to state for the first time.

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As Navarre running back coach and head track coach Tony Carter always says, you have to expect greatness.

And that was the expectation I took into the Florida Press Association’s awards luncheon two weeks ago in Sarasota.

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There’s a photo of Michael Sandle standing in a conference room in the Houston Astros’ headquarters. He is wearing an Astros jersey, his dad is standing at his side and there is a contract on the table.

He is living the dream most never get a shot at, and he didn’t get there by accident.

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Ladarius Clardy didn’t make things easy for Navarre on a rainy September night in 2018 at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.

The Pine Forest quarterback was on top of his game. He burned the Raiders time and again with his arm and his legs, throwing one touchdown pass and also running for a score. He proved to be one of those athletes that is as good as advertised.

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