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Fletcher softball goes 2-1
04/17/2021 7:49am

Fletcher softball goes 2-1News StaffSat, 04/17/2021 - 08:49 am Megan Batten photo submitted The Fletcher High School girls softball team went 2-1 this past week with a late inning loss to Creekside, followed by victories over Bolles 4-0 and Nease 3-2.Presley Harrell had a shutout in the Bolles game and Megan Batten had a three-run home run to secure the win. This also cemented Fletchers stat as the leader in the district for home runs with a total of four.Friday night against Nease, Emily Perry had a walk-off fly in the bottom of eighth to secure the win for the Senators in extra innings. Section Sports

Oceanside Rotary holding cornhole fund-raiser
04/17/2021 7:48am

Oceanside Rotary holding cornhole fund-raiserNews StaffSat, 04/17/2021 - 08:48 am As part of Oceanside Rotarys upcoming Cornhole Tournament Fund-raiser to support BEAM, they will be holding a raffle with prizes. The tournament will be held May 1 at the Jacksonville Beaches Municipal Golf Course Driving Range from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.Raffle tickets may be purchased at Proctor Ace Hardware locations, BEAM Thrift Shop at 7 North and Shorelines Gifts in Neptune Beach. Prizes include a new laptop computer, minimax Green Egg, Weber Q1200 grill, wine cooler, tabletop firepit and deluxe hammock stand. You do not have to be present to win. All net proceeds from this event will go to support BEAM. BEAM Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry is a community-based organization serving low-income residents in Jacksonvilles beaches communities and relies heavily on community support to assist our neighbors in time of need.Details on the raffle or how to get involved in the fund-raiser can be found at oceansiderotaryjax.com. Section Sports

Cool temperatures holding a lot of beach action to the south
04/17/2021 7:34am

Cool temperatures holding a lot of beach action to the southNews StaffSat, 04/17/2021 - 08:34 am By Capt. Chris Shultz, Fishing Columnist Chrisfishjax.org The spring warm-up sure feels like its taking its sweet time this season. The inshore fishing has been steady all week and the offshore bite was great during the windows to make it deep. While weve had a few nice days on the water this week, lingering cool nights and cooler than normal water temps are still holding lots of the beach action south of us.Inshore, the spring pattern is more apparent than off the beach the inshore water temps are climbing and fishing is in full swing. The creek action is mostly going to be redfish and trout, but the flounder are pushing in as well. The bigger trout are staging in the river and bigger creek systems for the spring spawn its the time of year to gator hunt if youre looking to check a trophy trout off your list. The sheepshead bite is still steady in the river with plenty of black drum mixed in if youre fishing the jetty. As it warms up the sheepshead will shift off the wrecks and inlet farther upriver, but for now they are still in the spawning areas. The bull reds and breeder size black drum are on the channel edges and the deep holes in the river and the inlets. All in all, plenty of options inside right now to get in on the action.Offshore, if you like to drag meat the mahi are starting to show up and Ive heard reports of some blackfin still around. The wahoo season is tapering off, but you still might find a hoo for some sushi out near the break. The bottom fishing is wide open out deep start in 115 and work out to 150 to load up on triggerfish, porgy, vermillion, etc. Wont be long till grouper reopens in May and you can add them to the list off those deeper numbers. Nearshore, the red snapper will chew all day if you just want a tug, or you can chase sea bass for the box and were getting back into the right water temps for the cobia to show up on the wrecks.Speaking of cobia, the beach run is still way south of us from the reports Ive had this week. A couple local guys with the itch have been making the drive to Cape Canaveral and report lots of rays, not many fish. Thats typical at this point the action has mostly been in the same zone for a month or so now, and they get a lot of fishing pressure. Once we get some warmer nights, more south wind, and see 70-72F water temps off the beach and not just in the inlets, they should start showing up here.The surf fishing has been heating up with the weather and the first reports of pompano are starting to trickle in. Again, were at the very start of the pompano run just need a little bit warmer water and its game on. The other action in the surf has been black drum and redfish, while the whiting are still thick. This is one of the best times of year to fish off the beach. The action is hot and the temperatures are mild. Bring some shrimp or fish bites, find yourself a slew, and enjoy the great spring weather with tight lines and sand in your toes.For any questions, to book a charter trip, or to send in a report and pictures of your catch to be featured in a future report send an email to Chrisfishjax.org. Section Sports

Beaches Lions Club hosting bowling tournament
04/14/2021 3:15pm

Beaches Lions Club hosting bowling tournamentNews StaffWed, 04/14/2021 - 04:15 pm The Jacksonville Beaches Lions Club will host local bowlers for its annual fund-raiser at Jax Lanes on the Southside April 17.The event will include an afternoon of family-friendly bowling, gift card raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Lanes are available for $150, which covers four bowlers and shoe rental for the afternoon. Businesses are welcome to sponsor a lane and donate it to walk-in bowlers if they will not bowl. Gift card donations are still being accepted.Doors open at 1 p.m. Registration is recommended to guarantee a lane however, walk-ins may be accommodated as space permits. Follow the event and the Lions Club on Facebook at fb.me/e/2gks5szMj. Proceeds support the Jacksonville Beaches Lions Club.Call Jim Parker at 904-703-0794 to participate. Section Sports

Freedom Boat Club offers BoatClass® at the Jacksonville Spring Boat Show
04/13/2021 8:25am

Freedom Boat Club offers BoatClass at the Jacksonville Spring Boat Show Show will be held April 16-18 at Metropolitan Park and Marina News StaffTue, 04/13/2021 - 09:25 am Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville will offer boat classes at the Jacksonville Spring Boat Show April 16 through 18 at Metropolitan Park and Marina. photo submitted Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville will offer boat classes at the Jacksonville Spring Boat Show. The Basic BoatClass, Intermediate BoatClass Advanced Docking and a Womens BoatClass will be offered from the dock at Metropolitan Park and Marina when the boat show takes place April 16, 17 and 18. U.S. Coast Guard-certified captains will take boaters from dock A at the marina for a three-hour on-water training class.It is our goal to give people the skills to operate their boats with confidence and we are excited to be offering the womens-only boat class at the show, said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of FBC Jacksonville. We want to show people how fun and easy boating can be when you know what you are doing.The Basic BoatClass will take place April 16 at 11 a.m., and April 17 and 18 at 10 a.m., while the Womens BoatClass will be held April 17 at 3 p.m. Both classes are three-hour on-water training courses designed for new boaters. Participants will learn lessons in shifting and throttle control, turning and stopping drills, and how to back into open water. They will learn how to pivot and turn the boat, manage speed and momentum, and how to dock at the marina. Instructors will also teach the rules of the waterways.The Intermediate BoatClass Advanced Docking will be held Friday, April 16, at 4 p.m. This is also a three-hour on-water course with more complex boating lessons that include maneuvering the boat in tight quarters, and stopping quickly and controlled. Boaters will be taught how to trim a boat, accurately anchor and docking skills they will need for winds and currents, different slip configurations and docking between other boats.To register, visit events.theboatclass.com. Space is limited, but if seats are available, sign-up will be allowed at the FBC Booth at the boat show. The basic and womens-only course is available to four people per class. It is $149 for the first seat and $50 for each additional seat, or the entire boat for $299. The intermediate class allows three seats per boat for $199 per seat and $75 for additional seats, or $349 for the entire boat.For more information, contact Luke Bickerstaff at Luke.bickerstafffreedomboatclub.com or call 904-352-5522.About Freedom Boat ClubFreedom Boat Club, owned by Brunswick, is the largest membership-based boating club in the world. Freedom Boat Club provides unlimited access at three local locations: Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville, Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine. For information, visit www.freedomboatclub.com. Section Sports

Florida Times-Union
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Hola Noticias
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Jacksonville, FL 32246   Directions

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WJAX-TV 47 - CBS and WFOX-TV 30 - FOX
WJAX-TV 47 - CBS and WFOX-TV 30 - FOX

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(904) 399-4000

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WJXX-TV 25 - ABC and WTLV-TV 12 - NBC
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(904) 354-1212

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