• A Hobo through and through

    LAUREL HILL — Like so many small-school athletes, Laurel Hill School baseball player Chase Locke knows what it means to be committed. What he might lack in talent, Locke more than makes up for in attitude and Hobo spirit. READ MORE

  • Former Bulldog standout happy to be a Raider

    NICEVILLE — If former Crestview High School baseball standout Dakota Dean is worried about his future on the diamond, he’s not showing it. Dean, a 2013 CHS graduate, spent last year as a member of the Louisiana State baseball team. When things didn’t work out in Baton Rouge, he returned home to play for Northwest Florida State College. READ MORE

  • Crestview expert offers tips to catch cobia on the Emerald Coast

    CRESTVIEW — Spring marks the arrival of two things along the Emerald Coast: the migration of college kids from the north, and cobia from the southern Gulf of Mexico. Like college students, cobia will only be around for a short while. They usually arrive in mid-March and migrate to parts north by early May. If you want to hook the popular game fish, you can fish from a boat or one of the local piers stretching into the Gulf. READ MORE

  • Gulf Reef Fish Survey registration becomes mandatory

    Signing up to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey becomes mandatory April 1. The no-cost process will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission understand how many people target Gulf reef fish, like red snapper and gag grouper, and what anglers are seeing on the water. READ MORE

  • Baker strongman Oliver eyes state

    BAKER — Tyler Oliver’s easy smile and polite demeanor belie the strong man that he is. Oliver, a senior on Baker School's weightlifting team, is one of the state's top lifters in the 183-pound weight class. Last week, Oliver won the Class 1A sub-district meet with lifts totaling a personal-best 560 pounds. READ MORE

  • It's time to cowboy up for Old Spanish Trail rodeo

    CRESTVIEW — One weekend each year, local residents from all walks of life get into the cowboy spirit. Yes, the 26th Annual Old Spanish Trail Rodeo is right around the corner. This year’s rodeo is scheduled for April 10 and 11. READ MORE

  • Gillis: ‘We still have a ways to go’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    CRESTVIEW — Monday was not a good night for Crestview High School’s baseball team. An up and down Bulldog team hosted a strong Pace squad looking for a win before taking a couple of days off for Spring Break. Crestview ended up on the wrong side of a 7-1 score. Bulldog Coach Tim Gillis wasn’t looking for a silver lining in the cloud of another loss, but he was able to find some positives. READ MORE

  • North Okaloosa high school and middle school sports schedule March 30-April 3

    Local high school and middle schools will get back into full swing Monday after taking a week off for spring break. READ MORE

  • Baker pounces on Northview (VIDEO)

    BAKER — Spring Break will be a little more pleasant for Baker School’s softball team following Friday’s District 3-1A game with Northview. The Gators broke open a 1-1 game in the bottom of the second when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs as they cruised to an 8-1 win. READ MORE

  • Baker's Hicks shuts down Freeport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    BAKER — Austin Hicks wasn’t perfect Thursday. But the Baker School senior pitcher was pretty darn good as the Gators hosted Freeport in a District 3-1A game. Hicks went the distance on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout as Baker rolled to a 6-0 win. READ MORE

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