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Learning basketball, life skills

Learning basketball, life skills

Students from around the country learned basketball and life skills this week during Daytona Beach native Vince Carter’s camp at Mainland High School. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Carter, a Daytona Beach native, credits camps he attended as a kid with helping him become an […]

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to catch one of Ken Burns’ acclaimed historical documentaries. Upcoming episodes include: •“Baseball: Bottom of the Tenth (1999 to 2009)”: Aug. 4. Baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it as players and owners battle over money and power. […]

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Daughter of pioneer golfer still making history in US, abroad BY ZENITHA PRINCE NNPA NEWS SERVICE Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A) of […]

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Robert Bakke is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and author of the bestseller, “Prayer at Full Throttle: How Performance-Based Prayer Make Miracles Happen.” The book includes photos of actual miracles that have occurred around Bakke’s racecar. The book has become somewhat of a miracle of its […]

Carter’s basketball camp returns to Daytona next week

Carter’s basketball camp returns to Daytona next week

Vince Carter, an NBA player and Daytona Beach native will host his annual local summer camp next week at Mainland High School. Young people from around the country as well as Canada will participate along with area youngsters. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy begins Monday, July 27 at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

B-CU track star a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

B-CU track star a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman student-athlete Deidra Jordan has been selected as a nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year. The announcement was made on June 19 by the NCAA from its home office in Indianapolis, Ind. NCAA member colleges and universities have nominated 480 female student-athletes – the most ever in […]

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Baseball program seeks players, coaches The Daytona Monarchs baseball program is looking for players ages 8 through 18. They are also seeking dedicated coaches. The Daytona Monarchs are in partnership with the Orlando Monarchs Baseball Youth Leadership and Development program, which is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. For more information, contact Coach Andreas Butler at 386-307-0086 […]

Supersonics to play in national tournament

Supersonics to play in national tournament

The Daytona Beach SuperSonics, shown above, won the North Florida District Qualifier Tournament in Jacksonville on Jan. 6-7. The team has qualified for the 14&U AAU National Tournament, which will be held in Orlando from July 17-23. The SuperSonics team is under Baldy Athletics. The team also is accepting donations. For more information, contact Terry […]

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