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Alabama ousts Darlings at World Series

The magical season of the Franklin County Darlings team, which took them all the way to representing Florida at the World Series in Prince George, Virginia last weekend, has ended.

After losing 20-9 to South Carolina on Sunday afternoon, the team of 7 and 8 year old girls bounced back that afternoon to down North Carolina 14-2. On Monday morning the team fell 18-6 to Alabama for their second loss of the tourney.

“The Carrabelle Dixie Youth League Franklin County All Stars couldn’t be more proud of our players, parents, fans, and coaches,” said coach Leigh Sheridan. ” We made a wonderful run this season. We were broken-hearted, but with heads held high, when we taking the Florida flag down.”

State Representative Jason Shoaf had presented the state flag to the team on July 16, after they won the state title to represent Team Florida.

Sheridan’s volunteer staff includes assistants Jessica King, Michael Dasher and Shiloh Spivey. Teammates on the squad include Trista Wheeler, Shelby Melvin, Kelsey King, Leeah Ward, Amelie Cannon, Preslee Dasher, Kimber Severns, Lexi Griggs, Swayzee Lane, Hallie Zingarelli, Paisleigh Taylor, and Molly Thompson.

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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