Niceville brothers set to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic
NICEVILLE, Fla. -- Four men from Niceville are about to set out on the challenge of a lifetime. They're rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in an event called the World's Toughest Row. They call themselves the "FOAR Brothers": Trent, Tim, and Thomas Hamilton and nephew Ben Clark. "We grew...
🌧 Some things to do if you're stuck inside: Watch the Army-Navy game, or 'Reacher'
We have made it to another weekend. Although it might be a wet one, I hope you have some fun. I have received the feedback from the surveys we sent out last month. I say this with sincerity: I appreciate everyone who took their time and completed the survey. Your input is appreciated. I have taken all positive feedback from your responses and will make this newsletter better serve you in the future.
Cattoor's 19 points lead Virginia Tech past Valparaiso 71-50
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Hunter Cattoor matched his season high with 19 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 71-50 win over Valparaiso on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools. Virginia Tech has won two straight after falling to No. 19 Florida Atlantic and Auburn back-to-back. The Hokies...
Florida High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Okaloosa County Today - December 9
We have high school basketball action in Okaloosa County, Florida today, and information on how to stream these games is available below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Okaloosa County, Florida High School Boys Basketball...
My Destin Beach Vacation wins end of season coed softball tournament
Dustin Belletty knocked in four runs to lead My Destin Beach Vacation in a 19-11 win over Prospects in the championship game of the Destin Adult Coed Softball end-of-season tournament Wednesday night at Morgan Sports Center. Belletty slapped a homer and two doubles for four RBIs. My Destin Beach took...
Seacoast High track and field standout Jonah Kirspel commits to University of Florida
SANTA ROSA BEACH — After winning two consecutive 800-meter dash state titles, a senior track and field standout from Seacoast Collegiate High School announced he's heading across the state to a Division I powerhouse. Jonah Kirspel has signed a letter of intent to join the University of Florida's track...
Eastern Florida State Basketball Defats Tallahassee Community College 83-68 in the NWF Classic
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team picked up a victory on the first day of the NWF Classic in Niceville. The 20th-ranked Titans defeated Tallahassee Community College 83-68 Friday night to improve to 11-1 on the season. Eastern Florida State College got off to a fast start with a 16-0 run in the first seven minutes of the contest to lead 18-3.
😩📺 The next TV binge, a local track star signs with UF, and more Christmas cancellations
After careful consideration and dozens of emails, I think I have found the next TV show binge. Special thanks to Dorothy Mullin for her recommendation of the hit FX drama "Fargo." Other choices included "Yellowstone," "After Life" and "The Righteous Gemstones," to name a few. Seriously like 50 emails and...
👨New experiences, Destin basketball rolls and some Christmas event schedules change
Sometimes, my job is weird. I don't know how to explain it, but I will try. As you are reading this newsletter, I will be at the Okaloosa Correctional Institute to cover a story about an educational program for inmates that can give them a head start when they return to the general population. That's not the weird thing.
Milligan men's soccer welcomed home after National Championship run
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — Win or lose, it was a historic day on Monday for Milligan University. As national runner-ups in men's soccer - it was an accomplished season that made waves through the entire school. On Tuesday evening, the Buffaloes hopped off the bus to a welcome inside their athletic facility.
Chipley Lady Tigers Host South Walton Lady Seahawks
On Tuesday Night, 1/05/2023, the Lady Tiger Varsity Basketball hosted the Lady Seahawks Varsity Basketball, final score 42-58 Chipley wins.
'We have more options this year': Why Niceville girls basketball is once again built to win
NICEVILLE — On a Friday night late in the football season, Meghan Darhower stands in front of the Niceville student section on the sideline at Eagle Stadium. It's a familiar spot for the Niceville alumna, whose support for her alma mater routinely takes her from the gridiron to the softball field to...
Destin Sharks have a huge night against Freeport Bulldogs in boys basketball
The Destin High Sharks defended their home court in commanding fashion Tuesday night with an 86-39 victory over the visiting Freeport Bulldogs in varsity boys' basketball at the Family Life Center at Destin Methodist Church. “It was a defensive mindset,” Destin Coach Garrett Ruppel said. Ruppel said they had...
Piper Kurfirst stars on the pitch and in the classroom as well
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - From the start, Piper Kurfirst knew soccer was the sport for her. “I’ve been playing the sport of soccer since I was about probably 6 years old. I’ve been going through [the] club and now in high school, it’s super fun, super fast-paced, and getting to play with my friends it was just the perfect community that I was able to be a part of.” Piper Kurfirst said.
Destin Sharks fall to a bigger Bay High team
The Destin High Sharks lost 65-49 to the visiting Bay High Tornadoes Friday night at the Family Life Center at Destin Methodist Church in boys varsity basketball action. “They’re a good team. They have a lot of length and athleticism, and it showed tonight,” Destin Coach Garrett Ruppel said of the Tornadoes.
Destin Sharks edge out Calvary Christian Patriots
The Destin High Sharks edged out the Calvary Christian Academy Patriots 37-36 in varsity girls basketball action in Fort Walton Beach Monday night. “They never gave up on defense. They played tough the entire game and they just connected and came together … it was beautiful,” said an elated Destin High Coach Katie Hodge after the final buzzer.
Stetson vs. Valparaiso December 20 Women's Basketball Tickets & Start Time
The Stetson Hatters (2-7) meet the Valparaiso Beacons (1-6) at 11:00 AM ET on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. If you're looking to go to this game in person, head to Ticketmaster to buy your tickets!. Stetson vs. Valparaiso Game Information. Game Day: Wednesday, December 20. Game Time: 11:00 AM ET.
Niceville natives prep for the World's Toughest Row: 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean
NICEVILLE — For most residents along the Emerald Coast, Christmas will be spent with friends and family around the table for a nice dinner. Kids will run around the house with their new presents, and parents will clean up a copious amount of wrapping paper. For Trent, Tim and Thomas Hamilton and their nephew, Ben Clark, the Niceville natives will hold their Christmas celebrations thousands of miles away in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as they...
🏀🦈📺While I await your TV show choice, Destin High basketball looks to bounce back
I need some new TV shows to watch. Emily and I have a system where we choose a TV series we watch together. We recently finished every episode of "American Horror Story," and it is my turn to decide the next series to watch. After two days of pondering, I still have no idea. So I had an idea: why not let our newsletter readers decide?
Belmont 77, Valparaiso 68
VALPARAISO (4-4) Palm 1-4 0-0 2, Schwieger 8-14 0-0 18, DeAveiro 2-5 0-0 5, Edwards 4-6 0-0 9, Stafford 10-20 0-0 21, Ajiboye 1-3 1-2 3, Weatherspoon 2-12 0-0 4, Williamson 2-8 0-0 6, Sepp 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-72 1-2 68.