Boys basketball celebrates Final Four season
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Boys basketball celebrates Final Four season

They didn’t win it all, but with a Final Four appearance, and a loss to the eventual Class 1A state champion, it was a pretty darn good year. Coach Ray Bailey celebrated the Seahawks’ 20-8 season, and district and regional titles, with a banquet at the high school May 31. Named as Offensive Player of…

Cox not renewed as Seahawks baseball coach
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Cox not renewed as Seahawks baseball coach

Seahawks coach Kevin Cox is out as baseball coach. In a low key announcement last week from Superintendent Steve Lanier’s office, the district administration announced Cox would not be returning as head coach for the 2023-24 school year.  “I would like to thank Coach Cox for this time as our head baseball coach,” wrote Lanier….

Cooper shooting for ‘slobberknocker’ football
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Cooper shooting for ‘slobberknocker’ football

Seahawks coach John Cooper is demanding a physical style of football from his players, and so far, during spring football, he’s getting it. “Ever since the first week of February, we’ve been working on a weight room culture that’s been nonexistent,” he said. “We’re working on creating a physical ballclub, a physical brand that’s been…

Poloronis to play for Luther College Norse
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Poloronis to play for Luther College Norse

It will take Leanne and Timmy Poloronis about 18 hours to drive from Apalachicola to Decorah, Iowa, a small college town near the Minnesota border, to watch their son play college basketball. It’s taken Owen Poloronis about 18 years to get there. The leading scorer on this past season’s Class 1A Final Four basketball team,…

Big night on the diamonds for Seahawks
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Big night on the diamonds for Seahawks

Both the Franklin County High School varsity baseball and softball teams opened the post-season Tuesday night with big wins. After sustaining two regular season losses to the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks, the Seahawks triumphed at home 9-1, in a must-win game for keeping their tournament hopes alive. In Blountstown, the :Lady Seahawks downed the…

Back-to-back wins lift Seahawks to 13-9
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Back-to-back wins lift Seahawks to 13-9

After sustaining a tough extra-inning game loss to Liberty County two weeks ago, and a defeat by Holmes County, the Seahawk varsity boys baseball team bounced back with back-to-back wins over Wakulla Christian and Rutherford.On April 10 at Liberty County, neither team scored during the seven innings and then in the extra innings, the Seahawks…