• Weight lifting meet great success (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Time will tell of the Oliver Nursery Gator Invitational weight lifting meet becomes an annual event. But if Wednesday’s inaugural event is a predictor of future successes the meet should be around for years to come. Six teams swarmed the Baker School gym to compete in the meet. READ MORE

  • Justice prevails for Crestview (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Dayne Justice lived the dream of every baseball player Wednesday. Justice, Crestview High School’s first baseman, stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the District 1-7A game with Navarre tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning. The advantage went to Justice when the Raiders were forced to bring the infield in to try and cut down the winning run at the plate. READ MORE

  • Errors costly as Crestview falls to Niceville

    NICEVILLE — Will West made one mistake. Before the Niceville junior struck out 10 and ended the night with a glowing line of one earned run on a hit over six innings – par for the course in a season where he’s allowed just one run in four appearances – the right-hander gave up a first-inning, RBI single to Crestview’s Colter Hancock. READ MORE

  • Young Crestview squad struggles against Tate (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — It might take a year or two before first-year Crestview High School softball Coach Holly Gibson gets the young Bulldog team where she wants it to be. Tate, Crestview’s District 1-7A opponent Tuesday, is already there and serves as a measuring stick of sorts for Crestview’s rebuilding program. The Aggie roster is dominated with juniors and seniors. The Bulldog roster has one senior and half the players are freshmen or sophomores. READ MORE

  • Hobo Coach: 'You can play her anywhere'; softball player shines on the diamond

    LAUREL HILL — Ashley Hatfield is the epitome of a small-school athlete. A member of the Laurel Hill School volleyball team in the fall, Hatfield turns her attention to the diamonds — diamonds that is, in the spring. Hobo softball Coach Scott Varnum can’t say enough good things about his senior catcher. READ MORE

  • North Okaloosa high school sports schedule: March 11-17

    Here’s a list of the local athletic events for the upcoming week. READ MORE

  • Baker drops heartbreaker to Walton (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Don’t blame Baker School baseball Coach Adam Henry for feeling as if the baseball gods have it in for the Gators. The ball just hasn’t bounced Baker’s way in the early part of the season. Entering Monday’s game with Walton the Gators had a 2-6 record. Three of those losses were by a run. A fourth loss was by two runs. To say Henry and the Gators needed a break would be an understatement. READ MORE

  • Paxton makes quick work of Laurel Hill (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    LAUREL HILL — Sometimes it’s hard to measure the progress on a young team based on one game. Play by Laurel Hill School’s baseball team in the early part of the 2015 season indicate the Hoboes are a better team than they were a year ago when they failed to win a game. Friday’s District 1-1A game against eight-time defending district champs Paxton shows there’s still work to be done for a young Laurel Hill team. READ MORE

  • Hancock, Crestview blank Vikings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — On a night that felt more conducive to throwing snow than baseball Crestview High School hosted Fort Walton Beach in a key District 1-7A game Thursday. The Bulldogs were in desperate need of a win as they were coming off a 9-2 loss to Tate on Tuesday. Mission accomplished. READ MORE

  • Tate roughs up Crestview baseball team (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — There was much for Crestview High School baseball Coach Tim Gillis to smile about Tuesday after the Bulldogs tangled with Tate in a District 1-7A game. The Bulldogs only committed two errors, which wasn’t too bad. What is bad is Crestview also had only two hits. Tate took advantage of Crestview’s lackadaisical performance picking up a 9-2 win. READ MORE


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