Family of student injured in deadly Raines football game shooting files federal lawsuit
The family of a student who was left with a “permanent total disability” after a shooting at a Raines High School football game in 2018 is taking its fight against former Duval County Public Schools police chief Micheal Edwards and the Duval County School Board to federal court.
Raines student was always with family, ‘happy to go to college,’ family members say
With the parents of Rashaud Fields not yet speaking publicly with News4JAX, his extended family came together Wednesday afternoon — hoping to stop short any rumors or assumptions people might make about the Raines High School graduate.
After a year off, Bob Hayes track meet ready for return
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The pandemic wiped out the Bob Hayes Invitational track and field meet last year, but it’s racing back to the track on Saturday. “This is really a community track meet. They come from their homes and they help to develop this track meet. The middle school track meet is held Friday. If you see the signs a little bit around the track, the city is highly involved in this, highly involved.
Louis Nix III’s girlfriend: ‘He’s never gone. He’s always here with me’
His mother, Stephanie Wingfield, says Nix’s car was found in a pond near the River City Marketplace. AdAccording to Wingfield, her son’s body was found not far from where the car was towed out of the pond. Reed said she and Nix met up Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. to talk at a park. “We went and got food went back to the park and that was pretty much the last time I saw him.”After they met, Reed said they went separate ways. “I had texted him saying, ‘Are you gone?’ And he said, ‘No I’m not.
Tony Boselli teams up with Academy Sports to donate new training & exercise equipment to Raines High
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s been a trying year for high school sports as the coronavirus pandemic has forced some games and practices to be canceled, leaving a lot of young athletes disappointed. But one Jacksonville high school will return to its athletic programs next year with renewed focus thanks to a gift of state-of-the-art equipment. At Raines High School, the student-athletes had to use workout equipment that was decades old, while others had the new stuff. Former Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli’s foundation worked with Academy Sports + Outdoors to provide Raines $5,000 worth of new training and exercise equipment. Raines’ athletic director and principal were at Academy Sports’ Southside location on Tuesday to accept the gift from Boselli and Academy.
Raines alum Donovan Masline embracing opportunity as Vikings head coach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The new football coach at Raines High School is very aware of the expectations at the school. Donovan Masline is very aware of the expectations at Raines, and the new head coach of the Vikings is embracing those expectations as he prepares for his first season as a head coach. When Deran Wiley suddenly stepped down after last season, there were questions about Raines football future. It was April in 2012, and I hadnt even graduated yet and (Wiley) gave me an opportunity, Masline said. It was my first high school interception on the varsity level as a true freshman.
Raines High School teachers recognized in ‘Parade of Stars’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Teacher Appreciation Week prompted a parade of teachers around the campus of Raines High School on Tuesday. We have, this morning, a video teachers received from our students thanking them,” said Vincent Hall, the principal of Raines high School. Along with the video from the students, teachers got a backpack, a Raines High School face mask, a bar of soap, a bottle of water and some Lifesavers candy -- along with lunch from Tidbits. “The teachers are missing their students immensely.”But the teachers are in contact with their students daily through Microsoft Teams. It was appropriate for Tuesday’s “Parade of Stars."
Georgia guard and Raines product Kindley declares for NFL draft
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Georgia offensive lineman Solomon Kindley, a Raines High School product, declared for the NFL draft on Tuesday. Kindley, a 6-foot-4, 330-pound redshirt junior guard, made the announcement in an Instagram post. Coming to UGA from Raines High School has been far more than I could ever imagine. “… With that being said and after discussing it with my family, I’ll be forgoing my senior season and will enter the NFL draft.”If he’s selected, Kindley would become the first Vikings offensive lineman to be taken in the NFL draft since 1978. Kindley’s announcement comes four days after another local player, Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, announced that he would bypass the NFL draft and return for his redshirt junior season.
Security measures welcomed for Northwest Classic
Duval County Public Schools has been improving game safety and security following the triple shooting that happened after a game at Raines High School last year. News4Jax reporter Maggie Lorenz with... Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Security tight for Northwest Classic after past violence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Duval County Public Schools have been improving game safety and security following the triple shooting that happened after a game at Raines High School in 2018. A year ago, right after the rivalry game ended between Lee and Raines high schools, police said a gang shooting left one person dead and two people hurt. This year, three games that attract big crowds are now on Saturdays including, Sandalwood versus Fletcher, Raines versus Lee, and of course Raines versus Ribault in the Northwest Classic. Many attending Saturday's game say they appreciate the beefed-up security. An emphasis on security was placed on all Duval County high school games this year.
Security tight for Northwest Classic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Duval County Public Schools has been improving game safety and security following the triple shooting that happened after a game at Raines High School in 2018. The school district said the shooting happened despite heavy security from Jacksonville and school police. There were extra security officers and police officers stationed throughout the game. This year, three games that draw big crowds are now on Saturday, incuding Sandalwood versus Fletcher, Raines versus Lee, and of course Raines versus Ribault in the Northwest Classic. An emphasis on security was placed on all Duval County high school games this year.
Fans welcome new security measures at Raines High football game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New security measures were in place at Duval County high school football games Friday night. Fans were happy to see the beefed up security -- including metal detectors, security wands and more police officers -- when they showed up for the first football game of the season at Raines High School. The new security did create a line to get into the game at Raines High. "(It took) almost an hour and a half.RELATED: Emphasis on safety at Duval County high school football games |Safety changes, new start times at Duval County football gamesThe games also start earlier this season. Though the Vikings lost 40-15 to the Jones High School Tigers, fans believe the new security in place was a win.
Man killed Saturday night was father, former Raines & EWC football standout
Edward Water College photo of Ray Dukes, a Raines High School graduate who played running back for the Tigers from 2009-2013. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 30-year-old man shot and killed Saturday night at the Normandy Apartments was known in the community as a standout football player at Raines High School and Edward Waters College, News4Jax has learned. Jacksonville police no longer names homicide victims, but EWC and others have identified him as Ray Dukes, who played running back for the Tigers from 2011-2015. It is with heavy hearts that we have learned of the passing of EWC Alum & former football student-athlete, Ray Dukes. #RestInParadise pic.twitter.com/ovyed4HaGJ Edward Waters Athletics (@EWCAthletics) August 19, 2019Police said a man was shot several times just before 10:30 p.m. at the apartment complex off Herlong Road.
Bob Hayes Invitational full of history
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Saturday will mark the 54th Annual Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet. Over the years this meet has grown into the largest high school track and field even in the entire country. Over 2,000 athletes are expected to compete at Raines High School on Saturday. Washington founded the Bob Hayes Invitational and has never missed a single year. “When we started the Bob Hayes meet we were running from the sand to the gravel with no track and no equipment.
2 more Gators suspended for season opener
GAINESVILLE, FLa. – Florida Gators running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Rick Wells, a Raines High School alum, were both suspended by head coach Jim McElwain. Scarlett, who and Wells were suspended from all team activities. Both were involved in a debit card scam that left seven other Gators suspended for Saturday's season opener against Michigan. Scarlett ran for 889 yards and 6 touchdowns last season and is expected to be the leading rusher for the Gators in 2017. Last year, Wells was charged with criminal mischief after he and Tyrie Cleveland shoot BB guns at their on-campus housing, breaking three windows.