Menendez softball player Meghan Dawson inspires others through battle with cancer
Menendez junior Meghan Dawson was diagnosed with stage II ependymoma in December 2021 after originally thinking she had a sports-related injury. Now fully recovered, Dawson's story is one of determination and inspiration.
High school football ‘23 picks: Bartram Trail, Bradford, Mandarin, Trinity among Week 1 winners
High school football season is back. That means our football predictions are back, too. News4JAX sports editor Justin Barney will reveal his picks for the week each Thursday. All game times are 7 p.m. unless indicated.
High school football: Media day launches 2023 season as practices loom
The unofficial start of the high school football season arrived on Wednesday with the Baker's Sports/Jaguars Prep high school media day launching area teams into the new season. With practices set to start next week, media day has often served as the point where players and coaches begin their quest for the coming season.
Perfect! Sophia Kardatzke powers University Christian softball team into title game
Fifteen batters up. Fifteen batters down. University Christian junior Sophia Kardatzke dominated Foundation Academy in the Class 2A softball state semifinals, firing a perfect game to lead an 11-0 romp at Legends Way Ballfield in Clermont.
Bill that reshapes FHSAA, high school sports signed into law by Gov. DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that shakes up the Florida High School Athletic Association’s board structure and gives control to the state, further eases restrictions on athletes in virtual and charter schools, and allows pregame remarks like prayer and state series games.
Providence baseball team ready to add to its tradition in state semifinals
The Providence baseball team is in the state semifinals for the first time since 2016, with coach Tommy Boss and a tough group of nine Providence seniors ready to try and keep their season going. On Friday morning at 10, Providence (25-4) faces Clearwater Calvary Christian (26-4) in a collision of two of the best teams in the state, regardless of classification.
Bill aimed at making changes to FHSAA awaits DeSantis’ signature
A bill that gives high school athletes greater options than ever in choosing where they want to play cleared the Florida Legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis, another blow for the embattled Florida High School Athletic Association.
Bartram Trail defense delivers history-making back-to-back girls lacrosse championships
The Bartram Trail girls lacrosse team became the first area program, boys or girls, to win back-to-back state championships when it edged Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in a 5-4 thriller that went down to the final seconds on Saturday night in Naples.
Success of Bartram Trail, Ponte Vedra show depth of girls lacrosse in the area
Bartram Trail (17-4) will face Tampa Plant (18-3) at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the Class 2A state semifinals in Naples. Five hours later at 7:30, Ponte Vedra (14-4) collides with Lake Highland Prep (19-3) in the Class 1A semi. That the area has teams in both classifications still alive and chasing championships is a testament to just how much the sport has grown in the area.
‘Smell the roses:’ Bolles boys lacrosse team enjoying the moment in run to state semifinals
Bolles is playing in the boys lacrosse state semifinals for just the third time in program history this week. The task is clear — bring home a championship. But coach Tom West has stressed one big thing to the Bulldogs in their quest.