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Local teams show well during MLK hoops tourney

Local teams show well during MLK hoops tourney

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Many local boys basketball teams celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on the hardwood. Atlantic, Seabreeze, Spruce Creek, New Smyrna, Father Lopez, Matanzas, Flagler Palm Coast and Deltona all played in the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Classic at Atlantic High in Port Orange. The event consisted […]

Palm Coast center to host USTA  Pro Circuit Men’s Futures tourney

Palm Coast center to host USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures tourney

The rising stars of men’s tennis from around the world will participate Jan. 27-Feb. 5 in the USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures Tournament at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway. This is the City of Palm Coast’s eighth year hosting the tournament. Making stops in local communities across the United States, the […]

MLK tournament highlights prep sports action

MLK tournament highlights prep sports action

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. many high school basketball players will be participating in tournaments bearing his name. Atlantic High in Port Orange will host a tournament on Saturday and Monday in its home gymnasium. It is truly […]

Cubs visit White House on Monday

Cubs visit White House on Monday

BY MARK GONZALES CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The Chicago Cubs will continue one of sports’ most highly treasured honors for a champion by visiting the White House on Monday. The Cubs will be honored for their first World Series title since 1908, a source confirmed Tuesday night. The visit holds special significance, since President Obama developed his […]

Clemson’s DeShaun Watson turning pro

Clemson’s DeShaun Watson turning pro

BY MATT CONNOLLY THE STATE/TNS Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is going out on top. The Georgia native announced after Monday’s national championship game that he will enter the NFL draft after leading the Tigers to a 35-31 win over Alabama. Watson passed for 420 yards and had four total touchdowns in his final college game, […]

Versatile Hawks looking to take the next step

Versatile Hawks looking to take the next step

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek boys basketball team is off to a 9-4 start as of Jan. 4, thanks to a combination of talent, depth and versatility. Despite losing talented players Neiko Green, Keyshawn Johnson, Reakwon Sloan and Jessie Davis to graduation, the Hawks have reloaded during a rebuilding campaign. “We lost […]

Bowl attendance down around 5 percent in 2016-17 season

Bowl attendance down around 5 percent in 2016-17 season

BY MATT MURSCHEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS More than 1.635 million people attended bowl games this postseason, with an average of 40,892 spectators at each game – down around 5 percent from the previous season’s average of 43,002 – based on numbers provided by the Football Bowl Association. Twenty of the 40 games set higher attendance marks […]

Washington facing what could be greatest team ever

Washington facing what could be greatest team ever

Alabama has won 16 national championships, including four (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015) in the last seven years. BY PERCY ALLEN SEATTLE TIMES/TNS No. 1 Alabama hasn’t lost in so long — the Crimson Tide has won 25 in a row — that the thought of being upset by No. 4 Washington in the College […]

A rebuilding year for Mainland’s Buccaneers

A rebuilding year for Mainland’s Buccaneers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While local girls basketball teams like New Smyrna, Spruce Creek, Atlantic and Father Lopez receive all the hype, not many have been looking at Mainland. The Buccaneers are off to a 6-5 start as of Dec. 28. Earlier that day, they rallied to beat Winter Park Lake Howell 48-45 in […]

Sharks hope to come together at the right time

Sharks hope to come together at the right time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER Daytona Times The girls basketball team for Atlantic High School is one of the best local teams. Atlantic is playing well thus far, having jumped off to a 7-2 start as of Dec. 21. The team has only lost to potential state title contender New Smyrna Beach and traditional small-school power Father […]

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