Seahawks down St. Francis 34-20 in preseason opener
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Seahawks down St. Francis 34-20 in preseason opener

The Franklin County Seahawks traveled to Gainesville Friday night to take on the St. Francis Catholic Wolves, and for the entire first half, it looked like they’d be fowl chewed up by a ravenous pack. But in a remarkable comeback, the Seahawks came out of the locker room at the half trailing 20-0, and then…

‘Squirrel’ earns Golden Gopher degree
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‘Squirrel’ earns Golden Gopher degree

Carlos Morris was one of the next basketball players to come out of the Franklin County Schools. After starring for the Seahawks while still in middle school, including helping lead them to a berth in the Final Four, Morris, long known by his nickname “Squirrel,” transferred to a private school in Jacksonville. From there he…

Cool rain blesses the Sizzler
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Cool rain blesses the Sizzler

Rain and cooler weather is usually not desirable on summer vacation spots like St. George Island, but it ushered in perfect weather for the annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K & One Mile Fun Run Saturday afternoon. A “Chill Room” trailer set up and manned by the first responders from the island’s volunteer fire department…

AA boys headed to World Series in Hattiesburg
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AA boys headed to World Series in Hattiesburg

It took a lot of hard work, and a will to win, but earlier this month, Franklin County’s 8-and-under AA boys All-Star team became only the second boys ballclub in that age group from the county to win the Dixie Youth Baseball state title. That means they’ll be representing Florida against 10 other state champs…

Angels take flight to state tourney
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Angels take flight to state tourney

They fought through rain, and delays, but the county’s 10-and-under softball girls, the Angels made a clean sweep of districts and now are on their way to the state tournament next month. Under the direction of head coach Michael Dasher,  Jr. and assistant coaches Thorne Wheeler and Buck Melvin, the Angels bested the competition at…

Baseball program celebrates 2023 season
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Baseball program celebrates 2023 season

As Tom Hanks said in the 1992 baseball comedy “A League of Their Own,” there’s no crying in baseball. But at the June 8 Seahawks baseball banquet at the Carrabelle Christian Center, there were plenty of tears, of joy and gratitude, as players and family and boosters of the Franklin County High School baseball program…