Local sub shop rallies community to replace equipment damaged by vandals at Fletcher High School
After several people broke into Fletcher High School and vandalized thousands of dollars worth of landscaping equipment and the school’s athletic field, the community’s powerful response turned things around.
News4Jax Super 6 baseball: Bolles wraps up regular season at the top
High school baseball season is back and so are our Super 6 rankings. They’ll be published every Thursday during the regular season. District tournaments begin Monday so this is the final ranking of the season. Records are through April 20 games.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Rankings hold steady as teams hit midway point
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (1) Oakleaf (11-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (13-3, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Episcopal, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (5) Episcopal (8-4, Class 3A)Notable wins: Clay, Fletcher, Middleburg, Paxon, West Nassau. To cap their 2-0 Super 6 week West Nassau beat a solid Providence squad 8-2.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Teams trade spaces in this week’s rankings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (2) Oakleaf (9-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (11-2, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (3) Trinity Christian (8-2, Class 2A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Providence, West Nassau. Glance: The Eagles return to the Super 6 this week in what has been the most challenging week of rankings to date.
News4Jax Super 6 baseball: New team at No. 1, plus a newcomer this week
(4) Clay (11-1, Class 4A)Notable wins: Baker County, Baldwin, Keystone Heights, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns Country Day, Trinity Christian. 1 St. Johns Country Day in a 3-0 gem last Friday night. (1) St. Johns Country Day (9-2, Class 2A)Notable wins: Baldwin, Bartram Trail, Bolles, Glynn Academy, Spruce Creek, University Christian. Bolles’ only other loss came to St. Johns Country Day in the second game of the season. They beat Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (7-1) and St. Johns Country Day (6-3 in 9 innings) and lost 5-4 to Ponte Vedra.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Trinity Christian moves up, Creekside moves in
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (1) Oakleaf (4-0, Class 7A)Notable wins: Creekside, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (7-1, Class 4A)Notable win: Bartram Trail, Fletcher, Paxon, West Nassau. (4) Trinity Christian (6-0, Class 2A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Providence. It escaped what would have been a bad loss by edging winless Suwannee (15-14) but rebounded from that scare with a 13-2 rout of Bartram Trail.
High school basketball playoffs: All-local clashes headline second round
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The path to the state semifinals in Lakeland continues for boys high school basketball teams this week. Eleven area teams are in action in the second round of the state playoffs on Tuesday night, including four all-local clashes. Region 1-7ABartram Trail (14-13) at Seminole (15-7): Not even a hint of difficulty for the Bears in their playoff opener, a 55-25 blowout of Lake Mary. The Bears have never been past the second round of the state playoffs, losing in their only two trips (2003, 2018). The Warriors hadn’t won a playoff game since 2013 until last week’s 57-44 victory over Bishop Kenny.
National signing day 2021: A look at Wednesday’s area football signings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first signing day for high school football athletes came and went in December. A look at athletes from around the area who signed letters of intent on national signing day. Athletes who played sports other than football and signed on Wednesday can be found here. AdThis list will be updated throughout the day and in the weeks to come as more athletes finalize their college plans. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 19 Mandarin baseball player Brennan Baker signs with Tallahassee Community College.
High School 9:12 Baseball Classic returns next month with 12 teams
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The High School 9:12 Baseball Classic is back to lead area teams into the 2021 season. The Baseball Classic is one of three marquee competition events that High School 9:12 has put on annually. High School 9:12 is also seguing into lacrosse this spring with the first Rivalry on the River, a 16-team event featuring both boys and girls teams. Ad“One of our goals with High School 9:12 Presented by The CSI Companies is to run and produce high level athletic events,” said Alan Verlander, CEO of High School 9:12. AdFleming/Snyder winner vs. Fletcher/Nease winner, 3:30 p.m.St. Johns/Baldwin winner vs. Ponte Vedra/Paxon winner, 7 p.m.
News4Jax boys basketball Super 6: Jackson moves up, Episcopal moves back in
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 boys basketball rankings will be published each Thursday during the regular season with the exception of a two-week break for the holidays. (1) Providence (15-2, Class 3A)Notable wins: Carrollwood Day, Christ Church Episcopal (SC), Episcopal, Impact Christian, Ocala Forest, Orlando Evans, Ponte Vedra, Santa Fe, Seacoast Christian, Seffner Christian, Viera. (2) Bishop Snyder (10-4, Class 3A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Episcopal, Greater Atlanta Christian, Impact Christian, Mandarin, North Florida Educational, Potter’s House Christian, Sagemont. (NR) Episcopal (10-3, Class 3A)Notable wins: Bishop Kenny, Bolles, Fletcher, New Smyrna Beach, Paxon, Seacoast Christian, West Nassau, Wolfson. The closing three games are challenging, at Bishop Kenny (Jan. 29) and Episcopal (Feb. 2), and home against rival Nease (Feb. 5).
GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear
This photo provided by General Motors shows EP1 electric pallet. General Motors is forming a new business unit to tap the market for delivery vehicles and equipment powered by electricity. Then GM will roll out a clean electric delivery van. Showing Wall Street’s fascination with electric vehicles, GM shares rose to their highest intraday price since the company left bankruptcy protection in 2010. GM has pledged to roll out 30 new electric vehicles globally and spend $27 billion developing them by 2025.
Area hoops teams ready to roll for Fortegra hoops tournament
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s almost go time for the third annual Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational basketball tournament. On Thursday at Fletcher High School, the eight-team boys basketball tournament cranks up. The Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational boys basketball tournament begins Thursday at Fletcher. (News4Jax)“Each year the tournament gets better and this year is no exception,” said Alan Verlander, Founder and CEO of High School 9:12. “Thanks to our sponsors and partners, we are able to provide an early season showcase that elevates high school basketball throughout our area.
Fortegra High School 9:12 basketball invitational starts Thursday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting Thursday, some of our area’s best high school basketball players will begin to compete in the third annual Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational presented by the CSI Companies. This year’s basketball tournament has a new venue -- Fletcher High -- and expanded broadcast coverage. “We are excited to start some new traditions with this year’s tournament, thanks to Tammie Talley and the staff at Fletcher, with a new venue,” said Alan Verlander, Founder and CEO of Airstream Ventures and High School 9:12. The game-day experience will be different this year at Fletcher, compared to the previous two years when the tournament was held at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. “Lee is a very tough team, Episcopal is a tough team, West Nassau is a tough team, I’m not sure that there is not a tough team in the tournament, so it’s going to be fun,” said Gilbert.
New venue for next month’s Fortegra High School 9:12 basketball tournament
The Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational presented by the CSI Companies will be played at Fletcher High School Dec. 10-12. The championship game will be televised live at 7 p.m. on CW17. The third-place game will be televised live at 4 p.m. on CW17. I hope our community will come out and watch this event and see the wonderful basketball talent our area offers.”The schedule for the Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational presented by the CSI Companies. Providence won the first two Fortegra basketball events.
Fletcher High School reopens after COVID-19 outbreak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Students and staff of Fletcher High School headed back to school Thursday morning after being out of their classrooms for more than a week. Health officials linked the source of the outbreak to activities outside of school, including a party attended by multiple students. Otherwise, we really look forward to re-gathering as a school community on campus tomorrow.”One parent of a Fletcher High freshman told News4Jax on Thursday that her daughter was anxious to get back to in-person learning. “They’ve done a great job at Fletcher, I know they are doing the best they can and the principal is amazing. Outside we have that division some people are very cautious and some people don’t believe it’s even a problem at all so, yeah, I’m concerned.”Douglas Anderson School of the Arts was also closed for a COVID-19 outbreak.
High school football 2020: Scores from around the First Coast in Week 7
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A glance at high school football scores from around the First Coast from Week 7 and how the News4Jax Super 10 fared. Baker County (5-1), Class 5A: LOST to Bolles, 33-14. Trinity Christian (4-1), Class 3A: Beat Plantation American Heritage, 3-0. Fleming Island (5-1), Class 7A: Beat First Coast, 27-7. Fletcher (4-1), Class 7A: Did not play, game canceled due to COVID-19.
DCPS: Off-campus party contributed to COVID-19 outbreak at Fletcher High School
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. – An off-campus party contributed to an outbreak of more than two dozen COVID-19 cases at Fletcher High School, Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene said Thursday afternoon. “I’m not satisfied in that we are in a position that we had to close our school because of activity outside of the school,” Greene said. On Thursday, students at Fletcher High began learning at home through at least Monday. “Not only was just the schools but with everything.”Rolle praised DCPS for taking swift action at Fletcher High. At Fletcher High, that would mean roughly 320 students and staff were found to be exposed to COVID-19.
Fletcher football game against Buchholz off due to COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fletcher’s football game against Gainesville Buchholz is off for Friday night after the school noticed an uptick in COVID-19 activity within the community. “In addition to classes going online, effective immediately, there will be no athletics or after school activities, including tonight’s JV football game as well as Friday night’s varsity football game,” Ledford wrote. COVID-19 football cancellations or adjustments have picked up substantially in recent weeks. Clay High was the first area school to cancel a game due to COVID-19 in Week 4. There have been multiple teams who have had to scramble to find replacement opponents due to COVID concerns.
News4Jax Super 10: New team at the top with big changes across rankings
(2) Fleming Island (4-0), Class 7ALast week: d. Creekside, 26-23. (3) Bolles, (3-1), Class 4ALast week: d. Palatka, 49-0. (4) Baker County (4-0), Class 5ALast week: d. Westside, 35-6. On the bubble: Clay (3-0, Class 5A); Flagler Palm Coast (2-1, Class 8A); Fletcher (3-1, Class 7A); Hilliard (5-0, Class 1A); Sandalwood (3-0, Class 8A). GEORGIAFriday, Oct. 9Benedictine (5-0) at Ware County (4-0), 7:30 p.m.Charlton County (2-2) at Clinch County (1-1), 7:30 p.m.*Coffee (3-1) at Camden County (4-1), 7:30 p.m.Glynn Academy (2-2) at Brunswick (2-2), 7:30 p.m.*Pierce County (4-0) at Fitzgerald (4-0), 7:30 p.m.
With Thin Blue Line flags & signs, dozens gather outside Fletcher High School
With Thin Blue Line flags & signs, dozens gather outside Fletcher High SchoolPublished: September 25, 2020, 10:34 pmFletcher made national headlines after administrators told players they could not fly the flag, some called it "political" and "racist."
News4Jax volleyball Super 6: No catching up to Ponte Vedra
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 high school volleyball poll will be published each Thursday during the regular season. (1) Ponte Vedra, (5-0, Class 5A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Fletcher, Middleburg, Ridgeview. (2) Creekside (5-0, Class 6A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Ridgeview, Trinity Christian. (3) Bishop Kenny (4-4, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Yulee. They get the edge over Bartram Trail and unbeaten St. Johns Country Day due to a pair of victories over teams in our Super 6.
Sidney Gaudreault honored as All-Star Athlete
Sidney Gaudreault is a junior on the volleyball team at Fletcher High School where she is working on her third varsity letter. Sidney is enrolled in the AICE program at Fletcher where she has a 4.4 GPA. She is a peer tutor and volunteers at beach cleanups.
High school football 2020: Team-by-team schedules, results from around the area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a long delay to start the season due to a global pandemic, high school football season kicks off on Sept. 4 around Florida and Georgia. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced quite a few adjustments to schedules in 2020 and many teams have yet to finalize their schedules. Teams that don’t have opponents for a certain date or their schedules have not been provided are marked with a TBA. FLORIDAAll games start at 7 p.m. unless indicated. There will be no district champions declared in 2020, so district games are not identified.
Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens
Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said Tuesday. The 43-year-old North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead Silkroad. In addition to her enormous musical talent, she fosters an immense social consciousness and creates unity through her art," said Kathy Fletcher, Silkroad's executive director. Silkroad has recorded seven albums, including Sing Me Home, which won a Grammy in 2016 for best world music.
2019 high school football: Week-by-week schedules, results
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 2019 high school football season continues early November and beyond for some. Here are the schedules for each week of the regular season. All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated. District/region games schedule with *. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Mandarin squeezes into playoff position in RPI standings
Fleming Island linebacker Jourdan Haynes (30) tackles Atlantic Coast quarterback Ridge Jacobs in the second quarter of a Week 10 game. Fleming Island won the game 41-17. The latest RPI playoff standings had few big changes, although a big one in Region 1-8A. The game that bears watching in Week 11, Fletcher at Mandarin on Thursday night. Week 10 RPI standings* Indicates district champ and will be a top four seed in the region when field is announced Sunday.
'Mrs. Fletcher' is a rare coming-of-middle-age story
Sarah Shatz/HBO(CNN) - "Mrs. Fletcher" takes a concept that sounds like a snooze and turns it into an unexpectedly absorbing limited series. Hahn's Eve Fletcher is proudly shipping her son off the college when the seven episodes begin, grappling -- for the first time since her divorce -- with an empty nest and the prospect of being truly alone. Yet if Eve is struggling with what comes next, her son, Brendan (Jackson White), isn't faring much better. If there's a rap on "Mrs. Fletcher," it's that the show idles a bit too much as it rather simply zeroes in on Eve and Brendan seeking to adapt to these new phases in their lives. "Mrs. Fletcher" premieres Oct. 27 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.
Super 6 volleyball: New No. 1 team for first time this season
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - The News4Jax Super 6 volleyball poll will be published each Wednesday through the end of the regular season. (3) Creekside (12-5), Class 6ANotable wins: Bartram Trail (twice), Bolles, Christ's Church, Mandarin, Menendez, Nease, New Smyrna Beach, Oakleaf, Ridgeview. (NR) Ridgeview (14-4), Class 5ANotable wins: Bolles, Father Lopez, Fletcher, Hilton Head Christian (South Carolina), Mandarin, Middleburg, Oakleaf (twice), St. Augustine, Yulee. The Panthers make their Super 6 debut on the strength of a seven-match winning streak, which includes wins over Lopez, Fletcher and Yulee. They've got a big one against Fletcher on Thursday that will likely be a Super 6 berth to the winner.
Super 6 volleyball: Bartram moves in, Creekside moves up
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The News4Jax Super 6 volleyball poll will be published each Wednesday through the end of the regular season. A 2-0 week for the Sharks, who swept Clay and topped Bishop Kenny (3-1) since our last Super 6. (5) Creekside (10-4), Class 6ANotable wins: Bartram Trail, Christ's Church, Mandarin, Menendez, Nease, New Smyrna Beach, Oakleaf, Ridgeview. (NR) Bartram Trail (8-4), Class 7ANotable wins: Jensen Beach, Mandarin, Oakleaf, Ransom Everglades, Riviera Prep, St. Augustine. 4 Mandarin 3-1 and followed with a 4-for-5 effort at the Chaminade Madonna tournament last weekend.
Project 17 initiative announces its final 2 schools to get certified ATs
On Tuesday, Atlantic Coast and Fletcher were the last two high schools announced as the beneficiaries of full-time certified athletic trainers through the Project 17 program. It aimed to put a certified athletic trainer at every one of Duval Countys 17 public high schools by 2020. Once that was complete, those ATs would leave the Project 17 structure and transition to Duval County Public Schools employees as ATs. Currently, 12 certified ATs have gone through Project 17 and made it into the Duval system. The final five schools, Atlantic Coast, Fletcher, Mandarin, Paxon and Sandalwood, will complete Project 17 within the next two years.
Super 6 volleyball: Creekside, Mandarin move into poll in Week 3
Ponte Vedra is atop the News4Jax Super 6 volleyball poll for the third straight week. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The News4Jax Super 6 volleyball poll will be published each Wednesday through the end of the regular season. (NR) Mandarin (6-0), Class 7ANotable wins: Christ's Church, RidgeviewThe Mustangs make their Super 6 debut following an unbeaten start, with a 3-1 win over previously ranked Christ's Church on Aug. 31 as their headliner. They stay in the Super 6 this week over Christ's Church. Dropped out: Christ's Church (3-1, Class 2A), Middleburg (1-3, Class 5A).
News4Jax Super 10: Ponte Vedra, Lee move in on Week 3
(5) Bartram Trail (2-0), Class 8ALast week: d. Brunswick, 24-7This week: vs. Creekside (2-0)Glance: The Bears went 2-0 against Brunswick over the last two seasons. (8) Sandalwood (2-0), Class 8ALast week: d. Fletcher, 34-10This week: Off (Game against 2-0 Ocala Vanguard was canceled)Glance: The Saints got things moving against previously ranked Fletcher and rolled over the Senators. (NR) Ponte Vedra (2-0), Class 6ALast week: d. Zephyrhills, 40-7This week: Off (Game against 1-1 Gainesville Buchholz canceled)Glance: A strong start for the Sharks. Dropped out: Fletcher (1-1, Class 7A), lost to Sandalwood, 34-10; University Christian (1-1, Class 2A), lost to Christ School, 35-20. Others: Bolles (0-1, Class 4A), Creekside (2-0, Class 7A), Flagler Palm Coast (2-0, Class 8A), Fletcher (1-1, Class 7A), St. Augustine (2-0, Class 6A), University Christian (1-1, Class 2A), West Nassau (1-1, Class 4A), White (2-0, Class 5A).
High school football 2019: Best games of Week 2 around the First Coast
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A glance at four of the top games in the area during Week 2 of the high school football season. As much as Sandalwood has in Elite 11 QB Jeff Sims, it was all about the ground game in Week 1. Saints RB Jeremiah Huntley had a stellar Week 1 (25 carries, 181 yards two TDs) and Sims rushed for 55 yards and a TD. DB Jeff Davis had two interceptions and a team-best 13 tackles for Fletcher last week. Columbia (1-0) at Oakleaf (1-0): The area's headlining game of Week 2 features the Super 10 top-ranked Tigers and No.
Oakleaf Knights beat Fletcher, claim crown
Just three years removed from a winless season in 2011, the Knights defeated visiting Fletcher 28-7 Friday night to finish undefeated in District 3-7A and claim the program's first district title. Johnson tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass to junior Marcus Johnson in the second quarter to tie the game at 7. In the second quarter, Jordan Johnson powered in on a QB sneak to pad Oakleaf's lead to 21-7. Jordan Johnson finished 15 of 26 for 242 yards, and Marcus Johnson had seven catches for 119 yards. Senior Sean Pruitt added some cushion for the Knights with another pick 6 late in the fourth quarter.