Sports & Recreation

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington and Amer Delic, a Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Jacksonville United FC Helps to Save Cancelled Duval Countysports Programs

Jacksonville United FC will donate proceeds from their National Premiere Soccer League game against the Knoxville Force on June 25 to the Save Our Sports fundraising effort.  Proceeds from ticket sales and all donations made at the game will go toward funding boys’ and girls’ junior varsity high school soccer programs in Duval County.  The game will be played at 7 PM at Mandarin High School (4831 Greenland Road Jacksonville, FL 32258).

Despite Smoke, Baseball Must Go On

Despite Smoke, Baseball Must Go On

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Even though air quality monitors said Wednesday was on of the worst days in Jacksonville record-keeping, the Suns still played baseball against Mississippi Wednesday night.

A good seabreeze helped to clear out some of the smoke, though it still lingered throughout the game.

Many seats were empty, but Steve Vigue's was not. The Jacksonville native said he spends most of his day inside at a computer, so being out in the smoke tonight didn't bother him.

"Nah, I don't smoke. I've got good lungs," he said.

He goes to a handful of Suns games a year and said there's not much that would keep him away.

The Suns took a loss to the Mississippi Braves, 3 to 1 Wednesday, but will have another chance come smoke or shine Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

 

WATCH Jaguars Players Practice at Local High School!

WATCH Jaguars Players Practice at Local High School!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Still locked out of their official practice facility, more than two dozen Jaguars players allowed the media to watch their informal practice at a local high school.

Led by quarterbacks David Garrard and Luke McCown, plus first-round pick Blaine Gabbert, the players started conditioning drills at 9 a.m. at Atlantic Coast High School.

The players have been holding these practice sessions for a couple of months, but they have kept them private until today.

In addition to the conditioning drills, the players worked on some basic passing routes and blocking during today's practice.

The practice sessions aren't quite what NFL players are accustomed to, but they're making do.

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

National Premier Soccer League team Jacksonville United FC opens season in Chattanooga

National Premier Soccer League team Jacksonville United FC opens season in Chattanooga

Jacksonville United Football Club (JUFC) opened their inaugural National Premiere Soccer League (NPSL) season on the road Saturday night against the defending NPSL Southeastern Division champions Chattanooga FC (CFC) in front of an announced crowd of 1,175 fans.

JUFC opened with momentum and fresh legs and controlled the first 20-25 minutes. Then Chattanooga settled in and began putting the visitors under sustained pressure. CFC’s John Calderwood knocked a header off the crossbar at the 30-minute mark after a cross from Mark Beattie. Russell Courtney missed a header on a corner-kick play about five minutes later as Chattanooga began maintaining more possession than Jacksonville. Calderwood had a fast break shot saved by JUFC goalkeeper Ian Levine (Fletcher High School and Embry Riddle graduate) a few minutes after that.

Most of the action for the rest of the half was played in the midfield, as neither team mounted a severe scoring threat.