Down on the farm: Tracking area players in minor league baseball in 2023
It’s a new season in Major League Baseball and it’s a new season in the minors. News4JAX will chart how local players are doing in affiliate minor league baseball. The updated statistical list will be published weekly on Thursdays beginning April 13.
WATCH: Sandalwood vs. Nease in the Fortegra Basketball Invitational
Watch the Sandalwood Saints take on the Nease Panthers in the second round of the Fortegra Basketball Invitational on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. The Fortegra Basketball Invitational is brought to you by CSI Companies and High School 9:12.
Ex-boyfriend arrested in death of 27-year-old woman found in Sandalwood pond
A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman who disappeared in September and then her body was found in a pond in the Sutton Lakes subdivision in the Sandalwood area, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
Early signing period 2020: Area football athletes make college decisions official
Wednesday is the first day of the 72-hour early signing period for high school football players. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wednesday marks the start of the early signing period for high school football athletes. Athletes can sign with college programs Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week as part of the 72-hour early period. The next signing period for athletes is the regular signing period on Feb. 3. A look at athletes in the area who are signing during the early period, as reported by athletic directors and colleges.
News4Jax Super 6 girls basketball: Kenny tightens grip on top spot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax Super 6 girls basketball rankings will be published each Wednesday during the regular season. (1) Bishop Kenny (8-1), Class 4ANotable wins: Bartram Trail, Episcopal, St. (5) Ribault (5-1, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Legacy Early College, Mandarin. Why they’re here: Five wins in a row for the Trojans, with a 48-36 victory over Bartram Trail the lone game since our last Super 6. 3 Raines on Tuesday night and beat Providence last Thursday (44-34) to remain in this week’s Super 6.
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.
Untouchable: Perfect Ponte Vedra volleyball team thunders to Class 5A state championship
The Ponte Vedra volleyball team completed the most dominant run in area history on Saturday, sweeping Jensen Beach to win the Class 5A state championship in Fort Myers and capping a back-to-back quest that is unprecedented in area volleyball history. Mignerey has led Ponte Vedra to three championships, the most by a team in area history. To hang with the Sharks, Jensen Beach needed something to go its way. It found very little rhythm against Ponte Vedra. Ponte Vedra and Christ’s Church won championships in 2017, the first time that area programs had brought home titles in the same season.
High school football 2020: Playoff scores from around the area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The high school football playoffs are in full swing. Here’s a glance at Friday’s playoff scoreboard and the playoff schedule for next week. Playoffs, Week 2Friday, Nov. 13Region 1-8A, Play-in game, Round 1Sandalwood 28, Mandarin 13Nease (1-7) at Oakleaf (6-3), canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, Oakleaf wins by forfeitByes: Bartram Trail, Flagler Palm Coast, Oakleaf. Region 1-7A, Play-in game, Round 1Gainesville Buchholz 46, Creekside 13Tallahassee Lincoln 42, First Coast 8Atlantic Coast 47, Fletcher 21Fleming Island 21, Tate 0Region 1-6A, Play-in game, Round 2Lee 42, Fort Walton Beach 6St. Augustine 38, Mosley 24Matanzas 7, New Smyrna Beach 6Pensacola Escambia 44, Middleburg 0Columbia 14, Ponte Vedra 0Region 1-5A, Play-in game, Round 2Arnold (2-4) at Baker County (7-2), canceled due to COVID-19, Baker County wins by forfeitRaines 28, Westside 20Ribault 38, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 33Suwannee 14, Parker 7Tallahassee Godby 64, Paxon 0Tallahassee Rickards 21, White 14Bye: Baker County. Region 2-5A, Play-in game, Round 2Orange Park 20, Citrus 7Menendez 32, Mount Dora 27Clay 43, Leesburg 0Ridgeview 38, Tavares 20Region 2-4A, Regional quarterfinalsBradford 40, Keystone Heights 14Bolles 44, Villages Charter 14South Sumter 28, Palatka 7Fernandina Beach 34, West Nassau 22Region 1-3A, Regional quarterfinalsEpiscopal 41, Interlachen 19Florida State University High 42, Jackson 6Trinity Christian 20, Baldwin 3Region 1-2A, Regional quarterfinalsUniversity Christian 41, Aucilla Christian 16North Florida Educational 40, Rocky Bayou Christian 0Victory Christian 39, St. Joseph 0Region 3-1A, Regional quarterfinalsFort White 21, Branford 20Union County 42, Bell 0Hilliard 22, Lafayette 21, OTPlayoffs, Week 3Friday, Nov. 20Region 1-8AOakleaf (7-3) at Bartram Trail (8-1)Flagler Palm Coast (4-3) at Sandalwood (7-2)Region 1-7AFleming Island (7-2) at Tallahassee Chiles (1-5)Tallahassee Lincoln (6-1) at Atlantic Coast (4-5)Region 1-6ALee (6-1) at Pensacola Pace (4-3)Pensacola Escambia (8-0) at St. Augustine (7-2)Daytona Beach Seabreeze (4-4) at Columbia (3-5)Daytona Beach Mainland (7-1) at Matanzas (6-3)Region 1-5ATallahassee Godby (4-3) at Ribault (2-6)Baker County (7-2) at Raines (4-6)Suwannee (8-2) at Pensacola Pine Forest (3-4)Region 2-5AMenendez (4-5) at Orange Park (4-5)Ridgeview (7-3) at Ocala Vanguard (6-1)Atlantic (1-5) at Clay (8-1)Region 2-4ABolles (7-2) at Fernandina Beach (7-3)Bradford (5-5) at South Sumter (4-4)Region 1-3ATrinity Christian (8-1) at Episcopal (6-2)Region 1-2AUniversity Christian (5-4) at St. John Paul II (5-3)North Florida Educational (2-6) at Tallahassee North Florida Christian (5-2)Region 3-1AUnion County (7-3) at Fort White (2-6)Madison County (8-2) at Hilliard (8-0)
News4Jax Super 10: Fletcher moves back in as most teams hold steady
(2) Bartram Trail, (7-1), Class 8ALast week: d. Sandalwood, 28-13. (3) Trinity Christian (6-1), Class 3ALast week: d. Raines, 21-0. (NR) Fletcher (5-1), Class 7ALast week: d. First Coast, 42-6 (Monday). Region 1-3A, Play-in game, Round 1: Episcopal (4-2) at Wolfson (0-7), 6 p.m. Region 1-2A, Play-in game, Round 1: Quincy Munroe (8-0) at University Christian (3-4), 7:30 p.m.
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).
High school football 2020: Results from around the area in Week 8
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Week 8 of the high school football season is in the books. 3 Trinity Christian turned in another defensive gem in topping Lee 14-6. Trinity Christian (5-1), Class 3A: Beat Lee, 14-6. Lee (4-1), Class 6A: LOST to Trinity Christian, 14-6. GEORGIAFriday, Oct. 23Brunswick 38, Statesboro 18Glynn Academy 35, South Effingham 3*Pierce County 49, Brantley County 7*Ware County 24, Coffee 14Off: Camden County, Charlton County.
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.
High school football 2020: Baker County-Bolles tops Week 7 slate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s Week 7 of the high school football season and games are stretched across three days this week — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Baker County has punished its opposition this season (Bradford, Orange Park, White, Westside and Parker) by a massive margin (206-26). QB Carson Crawford (408 rushing yards, 456 passing yards, 25 receiving yards, 12 total TDs) is creeping up on a 1,000 total yards season. He’s rushed for a team-best 352 yards (2 TDs) and has passed for 560 yards (7 TDs). GEORGIAFriday, Oct. 16Bradwell Institute (0-2-1) at Glynn Academy (2-3), 7:30*Brunswick (3-2) at South Effingham (0-4), 7:30 p.m.*Camden County (4-2) at Warner Robins, 7:30 p.m.Turner County (4-1) at Charlton County (3-2), 7:30 p.m.*Off: Pierce County, Ware County.
What apartments will $1,600 rent you in Sandalwood right now?
Fortunately, Sandalwood has plenty of current local listings to choose from. We took a look at local listings for apartments in Jacksonville via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what apartment seekers can expect to find. 12193 Kernan Lake DriveListed at $1,528/month, this 1,500-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is located at 12193 Kernan Lake Drive. Next, there's this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 12517 Beach Blvd. The unit features hardwood flooring and a dishwasher.
High school football Week 9: District titles, playoff hopes on the line
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A glance at five games to watch in Week 9 of the high school football season. District games indicated by an * and district records shown where applicable. ThursdayLee (5-2) at Trinity Christian (3-5), 7 p.m.: One of nine Thursday night games and one the area's best in Week 9. FridayBaldwin (7-1) at University Christian (6-1), 7:30 p.m.: One of the best matchups in Week 9 comes in this game between smaller programs. The Saints aren't eliminated from the district race yet, but they need to end their three-game losing streak in a hurry.
High school football 2019: Five games to watch in Week 7
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A glance at the top high school football games of Week 7. Washington has faced three heavyweights in IMG Academy, Miami Central and Miami Columbus, going 1-2 in those matchups. Ponte Vedra has RB Campbell Parker (434 yards, 3 TDs), QB R.J. Glod (1,245 yards, 10 TDs) and WR Michael Olkiewicz (475 yards, 4 TDs) are tops on the Sharks. Parker (2-2, 1-0) at Baker County (3-2, 1-1)*: A major District 3-5A battle. Raines has played well since a Week 1 blowout loss to Orlando Jones, giving up just 22 points since then.
Super 10: University Christian moves in to rankings
(2) Bartram Trail (5-0), Class 8ALast week: OffThis week: at Ponte Vedra (5-0)Glance: The Bears get a Super 10 date Friday with the No. (4) Trinity Christian (3-3), Class 3ALast week: d. Pahokee, 42-7This week: at Miami Booker T. Washington (4-2), ThursdayGlance: The Conquerors have won back-to-back games and now pivot to another brutal stretch. (7) Bolles (4-1), Class 4ALast week: d. Palatka, 47-6This week: at Melbourne Central Catholic (1-3)Glance: The Bulldogs just keep stacking wins. (NR) University Christian (4-1), Class 2ALast week: d. Bradford, 8-7This week: vs. Clay (0-5)Glance: UC enters the Super 10 after a three-game winning streak. Dropped out: Sandalwood (3-2, Class 8A)Others: Baker County (3-2, Class 5A), Baldwin (5-1, Class 3A), Creekside (3-3, Class 7A), Flagler Palm Coast (5-0, Class 8A), Raines (2-2, Class 5A), St. Augustine (3-2, 6A), Sandalwood (3-2, Class 8A), University Christian (4-1, Class 2A), Westside (5-1, Class 5A), West Nassau (4-1, Class 4A).
High school football Week 6: Full schedule, top games to watch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A glance at three of the top high school football games in the area in Week 6. Oakleaf QB Walter Simmons III (958 passing yards, 11 TDs) has a big target in WR Terrance Anthony (542 yards, 7 TDs). Westside (4-1, 0-0) at Baker County (3-1, 1-0)*: The Wolverines are off to their best start under coach Rodney DuBose, and best opening through five games in more than 15 years. Dual-threat QB Ditannon Otis (734 passing yards, 8 TDs, 300 rushing yards, 3 TDs) is Westside's best weapon. WRs Jared Ealey (313 yards, 5 TDs) and Ernest Terry (256 yards, 2 TDs) are reliable and explosive.
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.
Check out the 4 top spots in Jacksonville's Sandalwood neighborhood
Get to know this Jacksonville neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a seafood spot to an Italian eatery. Located at 12220 Atlantic Blvd., Unit #109, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 245 reviews on Yelp. Thai Blossom BistroPhoto: julie n./YelpNext up is bar and Thai spot Thai Blossom Bistro, serving desserts and more, situated at 10916 Atlantic Blvd., Suite #24. Yelpers give the business, located at 12224 Atlantic Blvd., 4.5 stars out of 66 reviews. Head over to 12220 Atlantic Blvd., Suite #114, to see for yourself.