College degrees, a famous stepdad: The interesting journey of Sharks QB Danny Southwick
Quarterback Danny Southwick led the Sharks to their first win of the season last week. If the name doesn’t sound familiar to Sharks fans, there’s good reason for that. He had joined the team just a week earlier. But just who is Danny Southwick? Probably just the most interesting guy in arena football.
What Types of Shark are in Our Florida Waters | River City Live
Summer is here and people flock to the beach AKA the home of sharks! Sharks are truly remarkable creatures but should we fear them? Our Friend Jodi Leafer, a member of Shark Angles stopped by the studio to educated us on sharks and shark attacks. Shark Angles mission is turning fear into fascination and passion into action. They are all about sharks and our oceans. Their goal is to inspire the protection of both through innovative education and advocacy programs.
PointsBet hopes to fuel U.S. expansion with $43 million acquisition of betting platform company
The sports betting company acquired Banach in a $43 million transaction on Monday. Banach is a business-to-business software company that creates sports betting platforms and algorithms, including in-play wagers. PointsBet also agreed to an equity deal with CNBC parent company NBCUniversal valued at $500 million. "When you think about in-play betting and the future of a sports broadcast, it's all about that in-game engagement. In-play betting and in-play bet stats integrated into the broadcast can not only make people watch more games but also extend the duration of their viewing."cnbc.com
Ponte Vedra girls too much for McCarthy in soccer state final
Ponte Vedra went back and finished the job this time. The Sharks found their redemption on Friday afternoon, knocking off Archbishop McCarthy 2-0 in the Class 5A state championship game at Spec Martin Stadium in DeLand. That made it a 2-for-2 day, and a sweep by area girls teams in state championship games this week. AdAs it had been throughout the latter of the season, the Ponte Vedra defense was wicked. Ponte Vedra followed with four consecutive shutouts, the final one of those against the country’s 29th-ranked team by MaxPreps.
All-News4Jax volleyball: Burkhardt, Ponte Vedra squad proved untouchable
She moved from Virginia to Ponte Vedra before the season and had only heard stories from her cousins, who were exceptional volleyball players in town during their eras. Burkhardt said the process was smooth because her Ponte Vedra teammates made her feel welcome and wanted. Of their 27 matches, Ponte Vedra swept 26 of them. FIRST TEAMPosition, player, school, classOH Amy Burkhardt, Ponte Vedra, Sr.All-News4Jax player of the year. MB Zeta Washington, Ponte Vedra, So.
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.
Bishop Kenny, Ponte Vedra cruise into volleyball state championship games
On to the state volleyball championship go Bishop Kenny and Ponte Vedra. The Crusaders punched their seventh trip to the state title game with a 3-0 rout of host Tampa’s Academy of the Holy Names on Saturday in the Class 4A state semifinals. Ponte Vedra rolled on in its quest to defend its state championship with a sweep of Ocala Vanguard in the Class 5A state semis. Sandalwood (1979, Class 4A), Fletcher (1981, Class 4A), Bolles (1989, Class 2A), Nease (2008, Class 4A) and Christ’s Church (2017, Class 3A) are the only other area programs to bring home volleyball state crowns. This is the fourth trip to the state championship game for Ponte Vedra and coach Robin Mignerey.
High school volleyball 2020: Bishop Kenny, Ponte Vedra headed to state semis
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nationally ranked Ponte Vedra and perennial power Bishop Kenny are headed to the volleyball state semifinals. Amy Burkhardt had 13 kills, with Kyle Mignerey and Rachel Johnson adding seven apiece for Ponte Vedra. Ponte Vedra has been untouchable for more than a year. Alongside Ponte Vedra at the next top will be Bishop Kenny, the area’s volleyball headliner for years running. Region 1-2AChrist’s Church came close but the Eagles came up short in a marathon 3-2 regional final loss to St. John Paul II.
High school volleyball 2020: Bartram Trail, Ponte Vedra move on to 3rd round of playoffs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Only two volleyball programs from St. Johns County are left standing in the Class 5A-7A state playoffs. Bartram Trail bounced Mandarin 3-1 in Region 1-7A and nationally ranked Ponte Vedra swept Ridgeview in Region 1-5A on Wednesday night. Those teams join Bishop Kenny (Region 1-4A), Christ’s Church (Region 1-2A) and Union County (Region 3-1A) in advancing to Saturday’s regional final for a berth in the state final fourPonte Vedra (24-0) knocked off Ridgeview 25-14, 25-19, 27-25. In Region 1-7A, Bartram Trail (14-7) knocked off Mandarin 3-1 to advance to Saturday’s regional final against Lyman. In Region 1-6A, Creekside’s season ended with a 20-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 15-10 loss to Leon.
Ponte Vedra boys win 4th straight golf state crown
Ponte Vedra is the first team in boys golf history to capture four consecutive team state championships and now has six overall, tying it with Nease and Tampa Plant for the most in state history. Ponte Vedra wound up winning by three strokesSharks golfer Scotty Kennon finished runner-up with a 1-under 143 to Heritage’s Luke Clanton. Ponte Vedra and Heritage had identical totals both rounds — 301 and 296. Last year’s duel, a six-stroke Ponte Vedra win, was tight. On the girls side, Ponte Vedra finished fourth with a 666.
Ponte Vedra boys golf team eyes state 4-peat entering final round
The quest for four consecutive boys golf championships is entering the final round for Ponte Vedra. Ponte Vedra is vying to become the only boys golf team in state history to win four straight golf state championships. Bradenton Prep (1998, 1999 spring, 1999 fall) and Bradenton Lakewood Ranch (2011-13) are the only others to threepeat in boys golf. As a program, Ponte Vedra has five state titles. In the girls 2A field, Ponte Vedra is fourth with a 338.
High school volleyball 2020: Five area teams win playoff openers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first night of high school volleyball playoff action is in the books and five local teams are moving on. The Mustangs (11-9) advanced to the Oct. 28 regional semifinal at Bartram Trail. Bartram Trail 3, Sandalwood 0The Bears (13-7) swept the Saints 25-18, 25-23, 25-11 to advance to the regional semifinals on Oct. 28. The 18-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 win sends the Knights (17-2) to the second round on Oct. 28. Tallahassee Leon 3, Fleming Island 2The Golden Eagles pushed host Leon to the limit, but couldn’t get over the hurdle in a 26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 14-16 loss.
Ponte Vedra coach Jeff DiSandro resigns from 4-1 Sharks football team
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ponte Vedra will have a new face on the football sidelines after head coach Jeff DiSandro stepped down for “personal reasons.”Athletic director Eric Frank confirmed that to News4Jax Tuesday, saying that DiSandro resigned for “personal reasons” but would remain teaching at the school. It was a sudden end for DiSandro, who left Bishop Kenny last year for the position at Ponte Vedra. He led Ponte Vedra to a 7-3 record last season and reached the state playoffs before losing to Columbia. Ponte Vedra was out to a 4-1 start this year, with its lone loss coming last week to Super 10 No. DiSandro was the third coach in program history following Mike Loyd (2008-13) and Matt Toblin (2014-18).
News4Jax Super 6 volleyball: Ponte Vedra-Creekside stay 1-2 before showdown
(1) Ponte Vedra, (14-0, Class 5A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Creekside, Fleming Island (twice), Fletcher, Florida High, Mandarin, Middleburg, Ridgeview, Santa Fe. (2) Creekside (13-1, Class 6A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail (twice), Bishop Kenny (twice), Bolles, Florida High, Ridgeview (twice), Santa Fe, Trinity Christian. (5) Fleming Island (13-6, Class 6A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Mandarin (twice), Middleburg, Ridgeview (twice). (6) Bishop Kenny (10-7, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Episcopal, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Providence, Ridgeview, Yulee. (3) Fletcher (15-2, Class 6A)Notable wins: Bolles, Mandarin, Middleburg (twice), Ridgeview, Sneads, Stanton, Yulee.
"West Side Story": Behind the scenes of the 2020 revival
Ivo van HoveBut Ivo van Hove, a Tony Award-winning director, known for his cutting-edge productions, promised something new: a more raw and raging "West Side Story." Everything scares me about this," van Hove said with a laugh. Van Hove tapped choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, his friend and fellow Belgian, to design more contemporary, street influenced movement. That's-- that's 'West Side Story,'" Rudin said. "I was at the birth of this thing," van Hove said.cbsnews.com
Mark Cuban: 'I don't need to unplug' from my cell phone or answering emails
"Shark Tank" investor Barbara Corcoran says she and the other Sharks are "fascinated" by Mark Cuban's ability to answer his texts and emails "the minute he gets" them. "I'll be three days behind in texts and thinking I'm pretty good because I'm keeping up," Corcoran told guest Cuban on her Nov. 19 podcast "888-Barbara." "I don't need to unplug for the most part," Cuban told Corcoran. And it's just like delete, delete, delete," Cuban said. Cuban told Corcoran he is able to balance family time and working out with his business, without unplugging from his phone.cnbc.com
'Shark Tank': Why Mark Cuban invested $250,000 in vegan pork rinds
Vegan pork rinds anyone? On Sunday's episode of "Shark Tank" on ABC, vegan pork rinds company Snacklins caught the attention of many of the Sharks. "They're made with real ingredients that a 6-year-old can pronounce: mushrooms, onions and yuca," Samy Kobrosly, founder of Snacklins said during the episode. A 1-ounce bag of Snacklins is 80 calories, about half the amount of regular pork rinds, which impressed the Sharks. Kobrosly initially asked the Sharks for a $250,000 investment in return for a 2.5% stake in the business, a $10 million valuation, which shocked the Sharks.cnbc.com