Pair of year end wins buoy Hawk hopes
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Pair of year end wins buoy Hawk hopes

A pair of two-point home court wins last week against quality Class 1A opponents has buoyed the hopes of the Seahawk varsity boys basketball team, as they closed out 2023 with a 7-6 record. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Ray Bailey’s squad trailed throughout the first half against the Cottondale Hornets, falling behind 16-11 after the…

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Florida State Trustees Sue ACC for Mismanaging Media Rights and Imposing ‘Draconian’ Exit Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — The Florida State University Board of Trustees today filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference in response to years of mismanagement that has left its member schools trapped in a deteriorating multi-media rights agreement while preventing them from joining other conferences because of “draconian” withdrawal penalties.  The suit, filed in Leon County…

Lady Seahawks ride four-game win streak
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Lady Seahawks ride four-game win streak

The Franklin County Lady Seahawks varsity basketball team has opened strong, going 4-1 to start the 2023-24 season. After an opening 48-26 road loss Nov. 21 to Arnold, Jordan McNair’s squad has reeled off four straight wins on the road. On Nov. 27, it was a 44-28 victory at Wakulla over the Lady War Eagles,…

‘Cola crew in thick of ACC title game
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‘Cola crew in thick of ACC title game

When the national college football pundits and prognosticators zero in on the squads in this Saturday evening’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship, they may overlook the outsized role that the streets of Apalachicola have on the game. But it’s certainly not being lost on the locals. Two of the key defensive players for both teams, Florida…

Mike Norvell Voted ACC Coach of the Year
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Mike Norvell Voted ACC Coach of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2023 TALLAHASSEE – Florida State head coach Mike Norvell was voted the 2023 ACC Coach of the Year, it was announced Thursday. Norvell has led the Seminoles to a perfect 12-0 record, including 8-0 in the ACC, and the top seed for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game. He produced the seventh unbeaten regular…

Seahawks open with win over Arnold
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Seahawks open with win over Arnold

Franklin County varsity boys basketball coach Ray Bailey knows he has his work cut out for his team this season.His Seahawks, who made it to Lakeland last season before bowing out against eventual Class 1A champion Williston, have lost three critically important starters from that team to graduation, senior Owen Poloronis, who led the team…

Noles No. 5 in Latest CFP Rankings
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Noles No. 5 in Latest CFP Rankings

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State was No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night. The Noles are No. 4 in the Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the Associated Press poll. “We’ve got great players in all three phases, and I think we’ve shown that throughout the course of this season,” head coach Mike…

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Jordan Travis Named Walter Camp Award Semifinalist

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis was announced Tuesday as one of 10 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award presented to the best player in college football. Travis is one of four quarterbacks and the only player from the ACC represented among the semifinalists. Travis, a redshirt senior from West Palm Beach,…

Off premise sign rule rankles gym
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Off premise sign rule rankles gym

The stricter enforcement of Apalachicola’s rules against posting signs outside of the premises of a business or facility has angered some within the city. And one of the most prominent of those who are upset are people in the physical condition to wrestle with the issue. Stephen Dykes, who manages the Forgotten Coast Fitness &…