WATCH: Camden Co. vs. Raines in the Fortegra Basketball Invitational
Watch the Camden County Wildcats take on the Raines Vikings in the third round of the Fortegra Basketball Invitational on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. The Fortegra Basketball Invitational is brought to you by CSI Companies and High School 9:12.
Move from Raines to UNF will help take Bob Hayes track meet to ‘next level’
Calling it a tough and emotional decision but the right one for right now, Greg Coleman said the decision to move the area’s most iconic track and field meet from Raines High School to UNF was necessary to take it to the next level and beyond.
Former local star Myjai Sanders taken by Cardinals in 3rd round of NFL draft
On Friday night, Myjai Sanders’ NFL dream paid off when the Arizona Cardinals picked him in the third round of the draft. Sanders, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound edge rusher who played at Raines and Camden County high schools, was the 100th overall selection.
Heritage Classic between Raines, Ribault more than just a baseball game
It’s an early season baseball game with only bragging rights on the line. But Raines and Ribault playing under the lights at 121 Financial Ballpark and donning the jerseys of a team from the long-gone Negro Leagues is a big story. The makeup game between the two Northwest Jacksonville rivals —which was originally scheduled for Feb. 12 as a preseason scrimmage — is now an actual regular season game. There’s been a renewed focus on the rich baseball history here. That was the same place where the Negro League Red Caps played for three years.
Girls basketball playoffs: Bishop Kenny edges Raines in OT thriller
Bishop Kenny girls basketball players celebrate their 60-55 overtime win over Raines in the Region 1-4A playoff opener on Thursday night. Bishop Kenny’s 60-55 overtime win over rival Raines headlined the opening round games. The Crusaders (18-9) knocked off Raines in the regional final a season ago to reach the state semifinals. Other winners on Thursday night included Oakleaf edging Lake Mary (66-63) for its first playoff win since 2016. AdIn its first playoff game since 2012, Jackson trounced Maclay 65-18.
Former Raines star Solomon Kindley relishes the chance to give back
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Solomon Kindley doesn’t remember how many times that they came back, but the point was delivered time and again with every former player that returned to Raines. He showed up with a carload full of laptop computers and gave them to Raines students. Kindley hand delivered 22 new Lenovo laptops to students at the school. “I got called out of class, I was like, ‘what do they need me in the office for?’ They were like, ‘it’s a surprise, it’s a surprise.’ And it was a great surprise. “They came back and just inspired me,” Kindley said of former Raines players who came back to the school, sometimes with gifts, but most times with just their presence.
Raines, Ribault to play in 2nd annual High School Heritage Classic at 121 Financial Ballpark
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s salute to Black History Month, the club will be hosting the second annual High School Heritage Classic exhibition game between Raines and Ribault high schools at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Raines and Ribault players will wear custom Jacksonville Red Caps uniforms in a tribute to the Negro Leagues team from 1938 to 1942. Throughout the exhibition game, there will be historical references to Negro Leagues players and teams. “Personally, this is a dream come true,” said Andrea Williams, the Jumbo Shrimp’s director of community relations. The Raines Vikings defeated the Ribault Trojans 8-4 in the inaugural High School Heritage Classic in February 2020.
News4Jax girls basketball Super 6: Raines moves to the top spot
(2) Raines (16-4), Class 4ANotable wins: Bishop Kenny, Flagler Palm Coast, Hawthorne, Jackson, Lake Mary, Parker, Ribault (twice), Sandalwood, Valdosta. (1) Oakleaf (16-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Bishop Kenny, Flagler Palm Coast, Jackson, Mandarin, Nease, Orange Park (twice), Ponte Vedra. There’s a big one ahead on Jan. 26, a home game against Jasmyne Roberts and Bishop Kenny. Why they’re here: The Panthers have stumbled as of late, losing games to Spruce Creek, Bishop Kenny and previous No. (NR) Bartram Trail (12-6, Class 7A)Notable wins: Bishop Kenny, Flagler Palm Coast, Orange Park, Providence, University Christian.
News4Jax girls basketball Super 6: Raines, Ribault on the way up in latest rankings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 girls basketball rankings will be published each Wednesday during the regular season with the exception of a break for the holidays. (1) Oakleaf (13-0, Class 7A)Notable wins: Bishop Kenny, Jackson, Mandarin, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra. They have two more games this week, including a Thursday home game against Super 6 team Nease. (3) Raines (13-4), Class 4ANotable wins: Bishop Kenny, Flagler Palm Coast, Hawthorne, Jackson, Lake Mary, Ribault, Sandalwood, Valdosta. (4) Ribault (12-3, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Colonial, Dr. Phillips, Fletcher, Legacy Early College, Mandarin, Parker.
News4Jax girls basketball Super 6: New team atop the rankings this week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 girls basketball rankings will be published each Wednesday during the regular season. (4) Oakleaf (9-0, Class 7A)Notable win: Bishop Kenny, First Coast, Mandarin, Orange Park. 1 Bishop Kenny, a game that Fantasia James erupted for 30 points in. (3) Raines (9-3), Class 4ANotable wins: Bishop Kenny, Jackson, Lake Mary, Sandalwood, Valdosta. (1) Bishop Kenny (8-3), Class 4ANotable wins: Bartram Trail, Episcopal, St.
News4Jax girls basketball Super 6: Kenny remains No. 1; newcomer joins poll
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 girls basketball team will be published each Wednesday during the regular season. (1) Bishop Kenny (5-1), Class 4ANotable wins: Bartram Trail, St. Why they’re here: The Crusaders got back in action Tuesday night with a 58-37 win over a solid Bartram Trail. (3) Nease (4-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Columbia, Spruce Creek. Why they’re here: Best win of the week among Super 6 teams belonged to Nease, which beat No.
High school football 2020: Bolles falls, Westside, White win playoff play-in games
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This week of high school football has games on both Thursday and Friday night, including the first postseason games of the year. The Commanders (5-4) will host Tallahassee Rickards in the Round 2 play-in game next week. Westside routed host Yulee 32-7 in another Region 1-5A play-in game. The Wolverines will host Raines (3-6) in the Round 2 play-in game next week. Week 10 scoresThursday, Nov. 5Bartram Trail 42, Raines 26Daytona Beach Mainland 7, Bolles 3Newberry (8-1) at Paxon (3-4), canceledSandalwood 29, Jackson 0Trinity Christian 29, Ribault 6PlayoffsRegion 1-5A, Play-in game, Round 1: Westside 32, Yulee 7Region 1-5A, Play-in game, Round 1: White 34, Bishop Kenny 31
News4Jax Super 10: Unbeaten Clay makes debut in rankings
(3) Trinity Christian (5-1), Class 3ALast week: d. Lee, 14-6. (6) Baker County (6-1), Class 5ALast week: d. West Nassau, 28-12. This week: vs. Gainesville (1-2), 6 p.m.Glance: Generals struggled offensively against Trinity last week and haven’t faced the best competition outside of that. Dropped out: Sandalwood (5-1, Class 8A), lost to Mandarin, 29-12; Fletcher (4-1, Class 7A), have missed last two weeks due to COVID-19. On the bubble: Fletcher (4-1, Class 7A); Hilliard (6-0, Class 1A); Ponte Vedra (5-2, Class 6A); St. Augustine (4-2, Class 6A); Sandalwood (5-1, Class 8A), Suwannee (6-2, Class 5A).
Raines uses defense to crush Ribault in Northwest Classic
Raines and Ribault met in the 51st Northwest Classic on Saturday at Raines. The Vikings used six interceptions, including three by Kyree Hammond, to rout rival Ribault 44-20 in the 51st Northwest Classic on a picture-perfect afternoon at the Graveyard. A muffed kickoff pinned Ribault back at its own 3 on the next drive and Christian McNair intercepted Santana Jackson and walked into the end zone. A bad snap on a punt rolled out of the end zone and led to a safety. And Raines recovered a muffed punt by Ribault that set up a touchdown.
Five area products invited to NFL scouting combine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five players with area ties were among those invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. The NFL released the final list of 337 players who were invited on Friday. Among those going to Indianapolis are three from Gateway Conference schools, Raines alums Solomon Kindley and Michael Pinckney, and White High product Javarius Davis. Glynn Academy graduate Deejay Dallas and Oakleaf graduate Shaquille Quarterman round out the list of players who were invited. The scouting combine is Feb. 23 to March 2.
Former quarterback at Raines & Ribault paralyzed after shooting
SALISBURY, N.C. – A quarterback at a North Carolina college, who once played at both Raines and Ribault high schools in Jacksonville, has been paralyzed after a shooting in which at least six people were wounded during a party at a restaurant, police said. Livingstone College junior Ryan Williams, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was among the victims shot at a Salisbury restaurant early Sunday, said Salisbury police spokesman Greg Beam, who was cited by news outlets. Five other Livingstone students were wounded, and two of them were Williams' teammates, according to police. Three students from Catawba College, which is also in Salisbury, were also injured in the incident, police said. The officers were still outside when the shooting occurred, he said.
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.
Just Perfect: Bartram Trail routs Raines for first 10-0 season
It was a sweet Senior Night for Sinclair, the Bartram Trail defensive back. Bartram Trail (10-0) has been playing football for 20 seasons. His second interception came with Bartram Trail leading 14-0 in the second quarter. You cant recover from those things a lot of the time.Wileys defense did play well, holding Bartram Trail to 266 total yards. By then, the celebration was underway on the Bartram Trail side.
Just Perfect: Bartram Trail routs Raines for first 10-0 season
The Bartram Trail defense, led by Tre'Vez Johnson (6) and Craig Sinclair, shut down Raines on Friday in the Game of the Week. It was a sweet Senior Night for Sinclair, the Bartram Trail defensive back. Bartram Trail (10-0) has been playing football for 20 seasons. His second interception came with Bartram Trail leading 14-0 in the second quarter. Wiley's defense did play well, holding Bartram Trail to 266 total yards.
Super 10: Trinity moves up as regular season winds down
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The News4Jax Super 10 high school football poll will be published each Tuesday during the regular season. The Bears look to close out their first unbeaten regular season in program history when they host a very good Vikings team in the finale. (2) Columbia (7-2), Class 6ALast week: d. Middleburg, 48-23This week: vs. North Marion (7-2), 7:30 p.m.Glance: Tough regular season finale for the Tigers, who are probably looking at a No. (5) Trinity Christian (5-5), Class 3ALast week: d. Raines, 17-14 (OT)This week: Off, regular season completeGlance: Very nice victory for the Conquerors to enter the state playoffs on. Others: Baker County (6-3, Class 5A), Baldwin (7-2, Class 3A), Flagler Palm Coast (7-2, Class 8A), Fletcher (6-3, Class 7A), Parker (6-2, Class 5A), St. Augustine (5-4, 6A), Raines (5-3, Class 5A), Westside (7-2, Class 5A), West Nassau (7-2, Class 4A).
Playoff RPI standings firm up as season winds down
The Florida High School Athletic Association released its Week 10 playoff RPI ratings on Tuesday afternoon with only minor changes. Trinity closes its season at Raines on Friday and will lock up a playoff spot with a victory. 5 seed in the playoff bracket since Lee (.607) will win the district with a victory over one-win Gainesville. In 1-8A, Mandarin (.593) is in ninth place in RPI, just .03 behind a playoff spot and No. Week 10 Playoff RPI standings (*indicate team has clinched district title, top four seed in playoffs)Region 1-8A: 2.
Super 10: New top team, plenty of movement in area poll
(Gry Lloyd McCullough, For News4Jax)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The News4Jax Super 10 high school football poll will be published each Tuesday during the regular season. (NR) Mandarin (4-3), Class 8ALast week: d. Oakleaf, 34-33This week: vs. Sandalwood (3-3, 1-1), 7 p.m.Glance: The Mustangs muscled back into the playoff conversation by knocking off previous No. (NR) Raines (4-2)Last week: d. Ribault, 10-7This week: vs. Yulee (3-4, 2-0), 6 p.m.Glance: The Vikings return to the Super 10 for the first time since Week 2 after outslugging the Trojans in the Northwest Classic. Dropped out: Flagler Palm Coast (6-1, Class 8A), Trinity Christian (3-5, Class 3A). Others: Baldwin (7-1, Class 3A), Flagler Palm Coast (6-1, Class 8A), St. Augustine (4-3, 6A), Sandalwood (3-3, Class 8A), Trinity Christian (3-5, Class 3A), Westside (6-1, Class 5A), West Nassau (6-1, Class 4A).
Week 8 Snaps: Upsets, Northwest Classic the stories of the week
Raines quarterback Carlton Bulter (6) looks to run the ball during the first half of a football game against Ribault on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. [Gary Lloyd McCullough/ For News 4 JAX]JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - What a stretch of football that Week 8 turned out to be. Atlantic Coast was winless entering Week 7's game against White, but scratched out a 38-35 win. The Purple Hurricanes, who entered that game winless, won by a staggering 48-0. Westside has a challenging Week 9 game against White, while Parker has what should be an easy week against Middleburg.
50th Northwest Classic: Raines 10, Ribault 7
Raines defensive back Treyvon Hobbs (1) celebrates in the end zone his pick-six during the first half of a football game against Ribault at Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. [Gary Lloyd McCullough/ For News 4 JAX ]Hide Caption
Golden Gala raises money, spirits during Northwest Classic week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Its Rivalry Week between Raines and Ribault high schools in Jacksonville, which means the annual Northwest Classic. RELATED: Raines, Ribault close in on 50th Northwest ClassicNorthwest Classic isn't just a football gameSunny and warm for the Northwest ClassicWJXT to televise 50th Northwest Classic between Raines, Ribault"I mean this is an awesome event. Glo Smith, Ribault class of 1982, said, "I'm just excited about being here and looking forward to seeing everybody." The Golden Gala raises money and seems to raise spirits during Northwest Classic week. "This week is all about rivalry, but it's all in fun," said Audris Holt, Raines class of 1999.
Raines, Ribault close in on 50th Northwest Classic
Raines football coach Deran Wiley talks during a Northwest Classic media day event at Ribault on Thursday. The Vikings and Trojans face off in the 50th Northwest Classic on Saturday at Ribault. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - First-timers and long-timers alike are in a Northwest Classic state of mind. The Vikings (3-2) visit the Trojans (2-3) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the 50th installment of the Northwest Classic. Some, like Trojans receiver Jawaun Johnson, have never been a part of Northwest Classic and are learning as they go.
Week 7 Snaps: Classic finishes headline a good week of football
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - What a great week of football Week 7 turned out to be. It's a district game this season. They've been outplayed in just two games, Keystone Heights in Week 1 and Yulee in Week 2. I've touched on the growth of Parker in Snaps quite a bit this season and it warrants mentioning again. Parker has a tricky district game against an up-and-down White High in Week 8.
Super 10: Bartram Trail, Fleming, Sandalwood all move up
(4) Bartram Trail (4-0), Class 8ALast week: d. Mandarin, 32-7This week: at St. Augustine (2-1)Glance: Statement win of the season came last week for the Bears, who crushed previous No. (3) Oakleaf (3-1), Class 8ALast week: d. Gainesville, 37-6This week: vs. White (2-1)Glance: The Knights played two games last week and scored a combined 88 points. (8) Fleming Island (2-0), Class 7ALast week: d. Fletcher, 24-13This week: at Ridgeview (0-3)Glance: The Golden Eagles jumped out in the District 2-7A race last week. (10) Lee (2-1), Class 6ALast week: d. Raines, 15-7This week: vs. Mandarin (2-1), 6 p.m.Glance: The Generals have recovered since a 28-point loss to Bartram in the opener. Others: Baker County (2-1, Class 5A), Creekside (3-1, Class 7A), Flagler Palm Coast (3-0, Class 8A), Fletcher (1-2, Class 7A), Raines (1-2, Class 5A), St. Augustine (2-1, 6A), University Christian (2-1, Class 2A), West Nassau (3-1, Class 4A), White (2-1, Class 6A).
High school football schedule takes a hit from Hurricane Dorian
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Hurricane Dorian has scrambled up the high school football schedule across the First Coast. All games involving Duval County Public School teams were canceled or postponed, according to county athletic director Tammie Talley. About the only team that was able to salvage a scratched game was Trinity Christian, which lost its game against Ribault. Those follow a wave of changes a day earlier, 17 in all, that were either rescheduled or canceled. Its game this week at Savannah New Hampstead was scrubbed when the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District canceled school and athletic events through Friday.
High school football Snaps: What a wild Week 1 in the area
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Week 1 of high school football is in the books and Ill throw out a few thoughts on the week in a Snaps notebook following games. The fact that the Tigers put up yards without much resistance (519, according to the Florida Times-Union) is telling. The Christians have been a state power for probably as long as anyone currently involved with high school football can remember. And Bolles is Bolles, owner of a state-record 11 championships. The Bolles icon won 466 career games, sixth-most in high school history, and he was honored with a special plaza during the game.
High school football: Top 10 games, county clashes to watch in 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - High school football season begins this week and News4Jax takes a look at the 10 best matchups of the season, as well as the top games by county. Sept. 13, Plantation American Heritage at Trinity Christian, 7:30: Both teams are nationally ranked and have state championship aspirations, Trinity in 3A and Heritage in 5A. Sept. 20, Miami Carol City at Trinity Christian, 7:30: The five-time champion and nationally ranked Chiefs meet the seven-time champion and nationally ranked Conquerors. Oct. 11, Trinity Christian at Colquitt County, Ga., 8 p.m.: The Conquerors pay a visit to Moultrie to face a three-time state champ, and the program that was recognized by High School Football America as the national champ in 2015. Oct. 25, Trinity Christian at Raines, 6 p.m.: Two-time defending state champ Vikings, who move up to Class 5A, host the presumptive 3A title favorite Conquerors.
Pressure every year to carry on the Raines tradition
Theres pressure every year. The name across the front of the jersey Raines makes it that way. But after back-to-back state championships, Treyvon Hobbs said that the Vikings will use that pressure in a positive way and look to do the unthinkable and win three consecutive state titles.
Turning point for Raines football team came in 2013
Deran Wiley has back-to-back state championships at Raines and will go down as one of the most successful football coaches in area history. But before the Vikings found their rhythm, Wiley had to hit an emotional low as a coach. That came in 2013, a season that took such a toll on the young coach that Wiley didn't know if he wanted to continue. He did and the rest, as the cliche goes, is history.
Raines, Mandarin among teams opening high school football practice
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Monday was the first day high school football teams in the state of Florida could begin practicing. At Raines and Mandarin, the Vikings and Mustangs began fall practice as defending state champions. Mandarin held practice number one in the parking lot Monday morning. At Raines, the Vikings know what it's like to start the season as the hunted. "We're fully healthy at the quarterback position to start the season, which last year, we weren't.
Quarterman and Pinckney named first team All-ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The All-ACC team was announced today and two local products were named to the first team. Shaq Quarterman out of Oakleaf and Michael Pinckney out of Raines who both play for Miami are first team linebackers. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson 243. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College 154. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State 1Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.