Kartona Karts and Cars
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Kartona Electric Speedway is hosting another Karts and Cars event, which allows car enthusiasts to gather and share their rides with the community. Things will kick off over at Kartona at 9 a.m. and the car show will wrap up around 12 p.m. Also,...
Florida Roots Soccer Team Looking to Find Their Way into the Win Column
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Roots still looking for its first win this summer as it plays as part of the National Premier Soccer League. The team made up of mostly collegiate players, and a few international players hoping to get noticed by pro leagues, struggling out of the gate in May. The Roots in fact winless after its first four matches against Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Pensacola and New Orleans.
3 Weeks Away from the 21st Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - We’re inside of three weeks before the 21st Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. That annual event set for Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It’s a tournament that now averages 80 plus boats, and a prize purse that nears the two-million-dollar mark. All that on track again for this year’s ECBC, which begins on the 21st. Jonathan Boone is in his third year as the Tournament Director.
Bay County softball coaches select All-County team
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Bay County softball coaches have placed their votes and 25 players between the six teams were named to the All-County team. Arnold: Breanna Clark, Jayden Reyes, Addyson Legleiter, Kaycee McClellan, Dakota Kilpatrick, Lily Cobb, Laela Kern, Avery Allen. Bozeman: Piper Messick, Chloe Le, Whitney Rogers, Karlee McLean, Addison John, Colbie […]
Publix Sports Park kicks off summer with Ripken Select
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Publix Sports Park will start off its busy summer with the Ripken Select Tournament. “Certainly no bigger name than Ripken,” Publix Sports Park General Manager Mike Higgins said. “It’s cool to welcome him to the community and see what we’re doing here firsthand.” The tournament in Panama City […]
North Bay Haven’s Rennspies to step down as AD
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – North Bay Haven Athletic Director Dustin Rennspies has submitted his letter of resignation and is stepping down from his position. North Bay Haven Chief Education Officer Larry Bolinger confirmed the resignation on Tuesday afternoon. Rennspies spent two years with North Bay Haven, having been hired in April of 2021, and […]
North Bay Haven Getting Set to Take 8 To USA Weightlifting Nationals
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Over at Panama City CrossFit, eight members of the North Bay Haven weightlifting team are preparing to travel to this year’s USAW nationals. These 8 lifters, 6 female and 2 male, all had high enough qualifying totals at the end of the high school season, meaning their total weight lifted across their two lifts was high enough for an invite to the national competition.
Mosley alum Seiffert coming off big week on KF Tour
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -What a rather strange game golf can be. For Mosley alum Chase Seiffert, it’s been an odd stretch for him on the Korn Ferry Tour the last month and a half! A missed cut back in mid-April, followed by a third place finish at the LECOM Suncoast Classic near Bradenton the following week.
Panama City Beach to Host Free Ripken Baseball Clinic
On June 3, Panama City Beach and Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports events, will host a free one-day community clinic for youth baseball players. Fueled by Gatorade, the event will welcome co-ed players ages 6-14 for a 3-hour clinic at Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach’s premier sports tourism and recreation venue.
Rutherford Expanding Their Athletic Program
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Rutherford Rams are expanding their athletic program from within their school. Thanks to Hurricane Michael, Everitt Middle School was shut down, so some 700 6th, 7th and 8th graders were moved to Rutherford High School. For those middle schoolers to compete, well they had to do so at the high school level, but starting in the fall, that’s no longer the case!
Bay’s Conerly signs to Birmingham Southern
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Bay High senior wide receiver and defensive back, Jayshawn Conerly signed to continue his football career at Birmingham Southern Wednesday afternoon. Conerly was a big-time playmaker on both sides of the ball for the Tornadoes this past season, helping lead the team into the playoffs. In his junior season, Bay […]
Track and Field Student-athletes bring home state titles
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two state champion track and field athletes stopped by the studio to share their experiences. Haydyn Ward, state Champion in pole vaulting, and Jonah Kirspel, state champion in the 800 m track run, both explained what it was like to earn their titles. Congratulations Haydyn...
Liberty claims 1A softball State Championship
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Liberty softball squad proved to be a team that can overcome any kind of obstacle you put in its way, and that includes Mother Nature. Liberty and Branford playing in the 1A title game that began Tuesday, It was tied at four when bad weather forced them to postpone the finish of that game until ten eastern time Wednesday morning. Liberty had two on and nobody out in the top of the 5th as they resumed, and after an infield out, sophomore Chesnee Hires stepped up and belted one to left, and over the fence. The Bulldogs had a three run lead! Gabriella Flowers and Elizabeth Arnold trotted home and then became part of the greeting party for Hires! It was a 7-4 game. Lauren Grantham on the mound for Liberty, looking to close it out, in the bottom of the 5th she worked her way out of a jam, runners and second and third she ended the threat with a swinging strikeout. In the bottom of the 6th a clean inning for Grantham, again ending the frame with the K. So it was still 7-4 in to the bottom of the 7th, Buc’s did get a two out double, but Grantham able to get a fly ball to right to end it and give the Bulldogs the 7-4 win, and the program’s second softball state championship. I spoke with coach Jennifer Sewell as the team made it’s way back north on the bus Wednesday afternoon.
Bay Point Billfish Open Coming to Panama City Beach
Once home to the premier billfish tournament in the south, the Bay Point Billfish Open is proud to announce the return of an elite sportfishing tournament to the all-new Point South Marina at Bay Point on June 28 - July 1. The event will host live music, an in-and-out-of-the-water boat show, food and drinks, and some big-time sportfishing, including many of the best teams competing along the Gulf Coast each summer.
$2M Skate Park opens on Friday in PCB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — A new state-of-the-art attraction inside the Panama City Beach Sports Park is officially opening this week. The Bay County Skate Park’s soft opening is Friday, May 23rd at 2. But some skaters have already brought their boards out early to test the grounds. Team Pain, the designing team, is […]
New FHSAA rules impact local high school athletes
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – The FHSAA released its “Executive Directors Legislative Update” on Friday which included new rules that impact local high school athletes. Rule changes numbers two and four specifically affect local high school athletes in terms of transferring to different schools, and eligibility within sports. The attached video to this story further […]
Mitch Harley named next head coach for Durant basketball
After three years as the junior varsity head coach for Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, Harley is set to take over the Cougars’ program. Durant High School has officially announced the hiring of Mitch Harley, the next head coach for the Cougars’ basketball program. A Hillsborough...
Bay County Disc Golf hosts largest weekend of disc golf
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Disc Golf Club hosted the third annual Northwest Florida Disc Golf Championship at the Majette Disc Golf Course. This event creating the largest weekend of Disc Golf in Panama City History. 140 athletes from ages 11-73 competed in this years event. The tournament offers three different layouts […]
Bay introduces Bukowski as athletic director
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Bay High School officially introduced Jamie Bukowski as its new athletic director on Monday afternoon. Principal Blythe Carpenter and former A.D. Glenn Manley welcomed Bukowski after nearly a year of Manley serving in the interim position. Bukowski said his first order of business as A.D. is to fulfill the needs […]
Brent Edwards Wins 96th Sherman Invitational
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - 184 golfers took to the course these past 3 days but only one could come out on top, who would it be??. The defending champ Brian Barth, getting a nice up from the sand but shoots it a little long as it rolls off the back of the green.
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