Wewa, Franklin County square off Thursday
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Wewa, Franklin County square off Thursday

The sixth-seeded Port St. Joe Lady Tiger Sharks, with a lackluster regular season record of 8-15, proved to be the surprise of last week’s District 4 tournament in Class 1A FHSAA girls softball in Eastpoint, as they downed both Wewa and Franklin County But a bases-loaded single to left field in the bottom of the…

District softball tourney all this week
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District softball tourney all this week

Franklin County played host this week, from April 30 through May 2, to the District 4 tournament in Class 1A FHSAA girls softball. Liberty County (16-6) is the op seed, with Franklin County (15-10) as the #2 seed, Wewahitchka (12-11) #3, Blountstown (17-7) #4, Port St. Joe 97-15) #5 and Bozeman (9-11) #6. On Monday…

Lady Seahawks seeded second, Liberty first, for districts
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Lady Seahawks seeded second, Liberty first, for districts

The Lady Seahawk fastpitch team won two out of three games last week and improved their record to 14-9. The team is currently ranked ninth in the Class 1A FHSAA power rankings, and will host the District 4 tournament as the #2 seed from April 30 through May 2.  Liberty County is the top seed,…

Abercrombie to play baseball for Chipola
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Abercrombie to play baseball for Chipola

First year Seahawk baseball coach Brock Johnson decided to switch things up for the upcoming season. After discussion with Missy and Ricky Abercombie, parents of Seahawks senior pitcher Cody Abercrombie, Johnson decided to announce before the season opens, rather than after it closes, that the left-handed pitcher has decided to accept an offer to play…

Lady Seahawks score historic first against St. Joe
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Lady Seahawks score historic first against St. Joe

In the entire history of the Port St. Joe-Franklin County girls basketball rivalry, the Lady Seahawks had never come away with a victory. That is until last Saturday night, when the Lady Seahawks headed west to Gulf County and scored a 33-22 win. The victory marked the sixth consecutive win for coach Jordan McNair’s squad,…

Thrilling finish marks Seahawk-Tiger Shark tussle
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Thrilling finish marks Seahawk-Tiger Shark tussle

The down-to-the-wire basketball rivalry between Franklin County and Port St. Joe stayed true to form Saturday night on the hardwood at the Marion Craig Coliseum, with a goaltending call and a foul on a three-point shot figuring into the overtime finish. With 10 seconds left in regulation, and the Seahawks clinging to a 46-43 lead,…

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…

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,…