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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>>

Bay High School Officials Will Begin Looking For New Baseball Coach

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Bay High School officials will be looking for another Head Baseball Coach after Daniel Davidson was let go as head coach Tuesday Night.Davidson was at the helm of the Tornado program for the last three years after taking over for long time head coach Freddie York.Over the last three years the Tornadoes chalked up an overall record of 22 wins and 50 losses.In district play over the last three years the Tornadoes had a record of four wins and 22 losses. More>>

Holiday Golf Course Is Ready To Debut New Greens Video included

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As many golf courses around the country are cutting costs and struggling to stay open. One course on Panama City Beach is spending roughly a million dollars on replacing all 18 greens on it's championship golf course, and on July 19th the new greens will be ready to play.Back in March, Holiday Golf Course which is located on Back Beach Road, began the process of reconstructing all 18 greens. The owners of the course, The Hilton Family, Allen Bense and Cody Kahn thought it would be in the best... More>>

Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Opens First Day Of Football Camp Video included

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Every summer for the past eight years, area football teams have gathered in Marianna for a Fellowship Of Christian Athletes football camp. On Monday, the first session of three kicking off and several squads taking part in the three day event.FCA is a sports ministry using the platform of athletics to help players learn in ways other than on the field. Twice a day the camp lets the coaches and athletes work on the game of football, practicing their offensive and defensive skills by competing ... More>>

United States Fastpitch Association Kicks Off Week Two Of World Series Video included

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Last week, close to 260 softball teams from 15 different states ventured into Bay County for week one of the United States Fastpitch Association's World Series. Week one is over, and week two kicked off on Sunday with a Parade. Teams from 10U-12U taking part in the "C" World Series this week, while ladies 14-18 taking part in the "A" and "B" World Series. The USFA is celebrating it's 15th anniversary, and although a lot has changed since it's beginning, there's one thing that's stayed constan... More>>

United States Fastpitch Association Wraps Up Week One Of World Series Video included

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Chances are, if you went to a softball field in Bay County this week, there was a softball game going on. Close to 260 8U-12U teams hit four different ball parks across the county this week for week one of the United States Fastpitch Association's World Series, and get ready, because there is plenty more ball to be played.Those teams on the diamond this week represented 15 different states, who started play on Monday, whittling down to the final squads in each age division on Saturday. Next w... More>>

Panama City Swim Team Hosts "Last Chance" Meet Video included

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For Panama City Swim Team members, and all swimmers competing in the long course season, this weekend was the last chance to make next weekend's Southeasterns, and 160 athletes hit the pool this weekend swimming for their last shot at punching that ticket.One of PCST's familiar faces, Mosley grad and Florida State bound Jonathan Ratliff in the water, with Ratliff set to swim four events at Southeastern's before heading to California for Junior Nationals at the end of the month. Southeastern's... 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>>

Reiss And Whitehead Look To Regain Lead In Final Day At World Championships Video included

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In sailing, only one more day of racing for two Bay County residents, who are taking part in the F-18 World Championships taking place at the Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland. Taylor Reiss and Mathew Whitehead, who sail out of the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club are the only American team competing in the 57 team world championships.The way the scoring works is that each team gets one point added to their score for every position they finish in each race. The goal is to have the lowest am... More>>

Former Holmes County Baseball Standout Inks With Auburn Video included

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One former Holmes County baseball standout is now an Auburn Tiger. Will Thompson, a 2012 Blue Devil graduate, inked with the Tigers this week after spending the last two seasons at Tallahassee Community College. Thompson redshirted his Freshman season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and returned strong as a Sophomore, striking out 20 batters in just over 18 innings of work. Thompson will have three years left of eligibility as a Tiger when he starts at Auburn in the fall. More>>

United States Fastpitch Association Kicks Off World Series With A Parade And A Special Guest Video included

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For the next two weeks, over 500 teams will venture to Bay County for a United States Fastpitch Association World Series crown. Week one kicked off on Sunday, featuring girls from 8U-12U, and a special guest kicked everything off. Two time Olympian Jennie Finch made the trip to Panama City Beach to kick off the World Series events, with the former Pro Fastpitch player speaking to close to 12 thousand about life, overcoming obstacles, and chasing your dreams. Finch talking exclusively to News... 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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