Sports - WMBB News 13 - The Panhandle's News Leader

AAU Basketball Players Get Exposure At Gulf Beach Challenge Video included


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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>>

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


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>>

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


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


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


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


This weekend Frank Brown Park welcomed in ASA softball, thanks in part to Arnold Head Coach Rick Green.

Paxton Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Passes Away


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


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


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>>

  • Nominate a Scholar Athlete

    To nominate someone for Scholar Athlete of the Week, please make sure he or she has a 3.0 GPA, is a Senior, and is a major contributor on the Varsity team. We'll need the name of the Scholar Athlete, his or her school, as much contact info you can give us on the athlete and his or her coach, and in 300-500 words, tell us why he or she deserves to be our Scholar Athlete of the Week!

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission. If you hit the character limit describing the athlete, please email the complete text.

    News 13. Sports. Done Right.

Most Popular