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First Ever Lacrosse Tournament Comes To Panama City Beach Video included

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For the first time in the history of Panama City Beach sports, Lacrosse came to town to host a tournament. On Saturday, a twenty team tournament kicked off, an event that Atlanta based Dan Kesselring was actually asked to put on to build a stronghold for the sport in Panama City Beach.Kesselring says he's seen the sport explode in Georgia over the past decade, and although he's well aware that the sport has a long way to go in the Panhandle, he's ready to help it grow. "Lacrosse is the fastes... More>>

Port St. Joe's Calvin Pryor Out Indefinitely With Concussion Video included

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When former Port St. Joe standout Calvin Pryor was taken 18th overall by the New York Jets in this year's NFL Draft, Head Coach Rex Ryan compared him to the late Jack Tatum, one of the NFL's hardest hitters, hence his nickname, "The Assassin."That hard hitting, impressive to everyone, but, we'll have to wait a little while to see it again, as Pryor is sidelines with a concussion. The safety left practice early on Saturday with what was then called a "head injury." Jets head coach Rex Ryan say... More>>

Autism Surfs Back In Panama City Beach Video included

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About a year ago, Rick and Tonya Weeks noticed their son Christopher, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, had a connection with the water. From there, Rick, an avid surfer, had an idea, and Autism Surfs was born. Now, every weekend, the Weeks and a steady group of volunteers travel up and down the coast reaching out to kids with ASD, and sometimes, those volunteers are helped just as much as the kids. Two of those volunteers, were Matthew Crane and Isaac Smith, who learned about Autism Surfs by... More>>

Sunjammers Watersports Hosts Paddle Progression SUP Challenge Video included

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On Sunday, Sunjammers Watersports hosted their fourth installment of their Paddle Progression SUP Challenge. The point? Paddle as fast as your can for four miles. A one mile fun run was also held.The winner for the guys on 12'6 boards was Maciei Guzik, finishing in 53 minutes 24 seconds. John Carlson took first in the 14' boards with a time of 54:49. On the women's side, Suzy Cilbrith finished first on a 12'6 board with a time over 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 6 seconds. Ryan Claypool won the guys ... More>>

Former Mosley Swimming Standout Looks To Leave His Mark Video included

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A State Championship. Making last year's US Open with a time equivalent to the Olympic Trials. Those are all bullet points on Mosley alum Jonathan Ratliff's resume. Jonathan is now bound for Junior Nationals, where he'll swim against some of the top talent in the country, and it's those here at home he's hoping to leave the biggest impression on. Jonathan has always spent a lot of time in the pool, from early morning training sessions, to late nights in the lane, it's time well spent as Jonat... More>>

Port St. Joe's Calvin Pryor Leaves Jets Practice With Head Injury Video included

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Port St. Joe native Calvin Pryor is impressing at his first week of practice with the New York Jets, with head coach Rex Ryan going as far to say that the former Tiger Shark will be playing "a bunch." On Saturday, Pryor receiving a bit of a setback, as he left practice with a head injury. Ryan said that Pryor, a former Louisville Cardinal, was in the role of punt protector when the contact happened, and said he was unsure of whether or not it was a concussion, but the Jets did decide to air o... More>>

Big Time Coaches Make An Appearance At Source Hoops' Gulf Beach Challenge Video included

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Basketball recruiting service Source Hoops held their first Gulf Beach Challenge recruiting showcase in Panama City this week, with sixty teams from across the Southeast kicking off the tournament on Wednesday. The teams, looking for wins, but more importantly, looking to impress the dozens on scouts on hand. The talent, immense, and the coaches coming proved it, as University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan was in attendance on Saturday. Donovan, telling News 13 that he couldn't go on ca... More>>

Chipley Kicks A World Series Off, While Grand Slam Wraps Up World Series Video included

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On Saturday, the Chipley Tigers took the diamond on their home turf for game one of the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series. Head Coach Andy Compton worked for two years to bring the World Series to Chipley, and on Saturday, that became a reality.Eleven State Champions plus the Tigers hit the field, all looking for a World Series crown, and Chipley faring well on day one, beating Arkansas easily 12-1. The Tigers take the field on Sunday night at 7/CT for game two. While Chipley is kicking off their... More>>

AAU Basketball Players Get Exposure At Gulf Beach Challenge Video included

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For prep basketball players looking to play at the next level, AAU is the way to go. This weekend in Bay County was a good chance to be seen, as one of the Southeast's leading recruiting agencies held their first showcase in Panama City, the Gulf Beach Challenge. Sixty teams spanning four age divisions from across the Southeast kicked off tournament play on Wednesday, but not all teams were from out of the area, as quite a few local squads hit the hardwood. The local and out of town guys play... More>>

Calvin Pryor Impressing At Jets Camp Video included

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Port St. Joe alum Calvin Pryor is getting his first dose of professional football this week as the New York Jets get training camp underway, with Calvin being the Jets prize pick, as he was taken 18th in the first round of this year's NFL Draft.Calvin played three years of college ball at Louisville, helping the Cardinals to a Sugar Bowl win in his Sophomore season. He played free safety with the Cards and will aim to capture one of the starting safety roles on the Jets squad as they head int... More>>

Mosley Dolphin Pitcher Weston Bizzle Verbally Commits To Vandy Video included

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We begin with prep baseball news and two months after completing his freshman year of high school. Mosley Pitcher Weston Bizzle, has made the decision as to where he will spend his college days, when he graduates in three years.Wednesday Night in front of family and friends at Beef o Brady's in Lynn Haven, Weston announced that he has chosen Vanderbilt as to where he wants to play his college ball.Weston then picked up the phone and called Vandy Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin and told him he ... More>>

Local Swimmer Ready For Junior Nationals Video included

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Over the past few years, former Mosley Dolphin swimmer Jonathan Ratliff has created quite the resume, from a State Championship, to competing in the US Open last summer, and now, Ratliff is looking to add some more hardware as he heads to California this weekend for Junior Nationals.After making his qualifying times, Ratliff will head to California on Sunday and start competing next week. There, the swimmer, who will compete at Florida State next year, will swim in three events- the 100 Fly, ... More>>

Defuniak Springs Wins Senior League State Championship Video included

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Baseball teams aren't the only ones beginning their journeys for World Series Crowns this week!  More>>

Grand Slam Baseball Kicks Off World Series Session IV Video included

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This week is the final hoorah for Grand Slam Sports of the summer, as World Series Session IV kicks off on Monday. Before things get too serious, the teams, having a little bit of fun on Sunday. Mother Nature forced things inside, but Grand Slam's participants, not letting it rain on their parade, literally. Close to a dozen states are represented by 106 teams from 9U-18U, and all are looking to take home the title of World Series Champions by the end of the week. For the first time this summ... More>>

Week Two Of United States Fastpitch Association's World Series Ends In A Washout Video included

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Saturday's wet weather proved too much for the softball diamond, as the final day of the United State's Fastpitch Association's World Series was a washout. The fields weren't able to handle the downpour, but thankfully, USFA played late into the night on Friday, and was able to wrap up four on the nine divisions competing for that World Series crown. The other five, reaching the final four teams, and those squads, settling for the title of Co-Champions, which as National Director John Cain pu... More>>

FCA Camp Is All About Faith And Football Video included

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August 4th is a day high school football players have had circled on their calendar since last season ended. Why? It's the first official day of fall practice. Up until that day, it's been 7 on 7 work and conditioning for the kids, and for over a dozen squads, a team camp hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a camp that many hope will be the extra step in making them successful, both physically and spiritually. "We're focused on working better as a team, getting better, just playin... More>>

Pirates Fall In Final Match Of Season Video included

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The Panama City Beach Pirates had nothing else but pride to play for on Saturday night. The soccer club, who finished 4th in this year's Southeast Division of the Premiere Development League, was knocked out of the postseason last week. On Saturday, they looked to close out the season with a win over the Mississippi Brilla.The Brilla jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Pirates, scored on a Penalty Kick in the 45th minute before the half. PCB fought back, but the Brilla maintained, and Sa... More>>

Chipley Set To Host Dixie Pre-Majors World Series Video included

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The Chipley baseball team is hosting the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series next week, where eleven teams, all State Champions, plus the Tigers will compete in a double elimination tournament, with the winner crowned World Series Champs.Chipley head coach Andy Compton says he's been working to secure the bid for two years, and the community support has been overwhelming. The festivities kick off Friday, July 25th with a banquet, with games starting on Saturday at Chipley High School, which boasts ... More>>

Former Gulf Coast Head Women's Basketball Coach Back At The Helm Of The Lady Dore Program

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Last month, former Gulf Coast head women's basketball coach Roonie Scovel took over the reins of the Lady Commodore program after Vernette Skeete suddenly stepped down, and now, Scovel is sticking around a little longer then planned. Gulf Coast announced Thursday that Scovel will continue to fill the role of interim head coach for the rest of the season. The Lady Dores failed to make the State Tournament last season, and hope to return under Scovel's reign. In her 16 years at the helm of the ... More>>

Gulf Coast Announces New Softball Coach Thursday Video included

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On Thursday, Gulf Coast State College Athletic Director Gregg Wolfe announced Beth Wade as the college's new head softball coach. Prior to accepting the position at Gulf Coast, Wade served as an assistant at Troy university for the past two seasons. During her college days, Wade played at Florida State, and says she has always lived within two hours on Panama City, even signing with the Lady Commodores before walking on to the FSU team her freshman year. Coach Wade saying Thursday that she i... More>>

Walton County Sheriff's Deputy Looks To Freeze Out Cancer Video included

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Eight years ago, Walton County Sheriff's Deputy Caleb Davidson started Cancer Freeze, an organization driven by helping cancer patients in our area. Today, Law Enforcement agencies from across the Panhandle took the diamond in Freeport for the first Cancer Freeze Softball Tournament to raise money for an organization near and dear to many people's hearts. "I lost my uncle several years ago to cancer, I lost my grandfather a couple years after that, and I'd been searching for a way to do somet... More>>

C.H.A.M.P. Camp Returns To Bay County

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Spring Jamborees are over in our area, but in just a few weeks, local football stars will get the chance to learn from former pros and collegiate stand outs, as the C.H.A.M.P. Camp returns to town. More>>

Panama City Beach Pirates Host Youth Camp

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The Panama City Beach Pirates soccer club is hosting summer clinics from now until mid July, where kids ages 3-18 can learn from the best from the Pirates themselves. For more information on the camps, including prices, locations, and times, you can check out the Pirates website here. More>>

Panama City Beach Welcomes In ASA Softball Video included

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This weekend Frank Brown Park welcomed in ASA softball, thanks in part to Arnold Head Coach Rick Green.
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Paxton Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Passes Away

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Mr. Randall "Randy" Louis Infinger, Jr. age 49, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was born November 17, 1964 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Randall Louis Infinger, Sr. and Annette McCollough Infinger. More>>

Holiday Basketball Tournaments Continue Monday

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The second and final day of Gulf Coast's Holiday Classic wrapped up on Monday, with the Chipola Indians, opening up the day with a 91-83 win over USC Salkehatchie. Florida State signee Cinmeon Bowers has More>>

Friday Night Fever- Week Eight

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Blountstown 14 Chipley 13 Rutherford 20 Bay High 26 Walton 19 Marianna 43 Sneads 53 Wewahitchka 14 North Bay Haven 15 Cottondale 58 Port More>>

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