Sports & Recreation

Saturday: "Save Jax High School Tennis" Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

Saturday: "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.”

Former JU Golfer Russell Knox Shoots 66 to Earn First Nationwide Win

Former JU Golfer Russell Knox Shoots 66 to Earn First Nationwide Win

MAINEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Russell Knox shot a 6-under 66 to earn his first Nationwide Tour victory Sunday, beating Billy Hurley by three strokes at the Chiquita Classic.

The Scot began the day with a one-stroke lead and was never challenged at TPC River's Bend, finishing at 25-under 263. He moved from No. 27 to No. 5 on the season money list. The 25 top money-winners will earn PGA Tour cards for 2013.

Hurley closed with six birdies on the back nine for a 64 and a career best finish.

Brian Stuard (65) and Greg Owen (67) tied for third at 20 under. Chris Nallen posted the day's best score, a 63 that moved him to 19 under and a tie for fifth with Josh Broadaway (69) and B.J. Staten (71).

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”
The FC JAX Destroyers and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are pleased to announce a joint effort in hosting a community event on July 21 that is sure to be a night to remember.

The FC JAX Destroyers’ July 21st match against the Central Florida Kraze will feature Jacksonville local Haley Richardson, the 2011 Florida Champion representative for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the coin toss to begin the game. Richardson was treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for Osteosercoma and was selected as the state representative for her bravery battling and overcoming the cancer. Miracle Children will also be present and sing the national anthem as well as serve as the ball boys and girls during the game.

Julington Creek Slammers Defeat Fort Caroline Warriors in Tee Ball Championship Game

Julington Creek Slammers Defeat Fort Caroline Warriors in Tee Ball Championship Game

SAINT JOHNS, Fla. -- On Monday night, the Julington Creek Slammers defeated the Fort Caroline Warriors by a score of 21-10 to win the Jacksonville City T-Ball Championship Game which was played at Mills Field.

These 6-year olds from the Slammers are coached by Chris Thompson, John Hay, and Matt DeLamielleure.  The members of the team are:

James Thompson
Eric Marichal
Kolt Myers
Landen Moore
JD Hay
Justin Mann
Brody DeLamielleure
Nathan Morgan
Jacob Carter
Nathan LaFlamme
Christian Wendell
Boston Torres

”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.”

Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown’s 1st Annual City Basketball Tournament

Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown’s 1st Annual City Basketball Tournament
To culminate a week filled with inaugural events, Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown would like to invite the community to attend the City’s first annual "5-on-5 Basketball Tournament.”

The event will be held on Saturday, July 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Ed Austin Regional Park at 11751 McCormick Road. The event is free and open to the public.

"This is a great way for athletes and non-athletes to celebrate Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown’s inauguration and join him for a fun-filled day," said event Co-Chair Marcus Ferrell.  "Everyone is invited to enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Other food will be available for purchase as well, with all proceeds benefiting the Police Athletic League.  For kids, activities include bounce houses, bubbles stations, and arts & crafts."