Sports & Recreation

Family Golf Month Encourages Families to Hit the Links and Have Fun in July

Family Golf Month Encourages Families to Hit the Links and Have Fun in July

Summer is a season to celebrate the family and Play Golf America encourages everyone to hit the course during Family Golf Month for a healthy and affordable way to spend quality time together. Family Golf Month promotes golf as a fun, family recreation by providing structured, yet casual, opportunities for families to learn the game. Throughout the month of July, PGA and LPGA Professionals at participating facilities nationwide offer reduced or no cost activities for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Ponte Vedra High School Climbs Higher in FHSAA All Sports Rankings

In Floyd E Lay, Sunshine Cup rankings, released by the FHSAA last week, Ponte Vedra High School has finished the 2010-11 school year as the 7th ranked, overall, athletic program in Class 4A.  The Sunshine Cup standings are calculated by accumulating points for post season play in all sports, while points are deducted for unsportsmanlike activity.

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.

Garrard Reacts to Addition of Gabbert

Garrard Reacts to Addition of Gabbert

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's only a matter of time before first round pick Blaine Gabbert replaces David Garrard as the Jaguars' starting quarterback. 

The 9-year veteran vows to fight to keep his job as long as possible, but he also promises to help the rookie along.

To hear some comments from Garrard about Gabbert, be sure to watch the video clip attached to this story.

First Coast News spoke with Garrard at a Take Steps for Chron's & Colitis event at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday. 

On May 21, David will be hosting a charity fishing tournament in St. Augustine to raise money for local families who are impacted by Chron's and breast cancer.  For more information about this event, click on this link:  http://fishingforthecure.org/.

Jaguars.com to host 2011 Draft Challenge

Jaguars.com to host 2011 Draft Challenge

Fans will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of the top players in the 2011 Draft by participating in the jaguars.com 2011 Draft Challenge. 

NFL Draft is One Week Away

NFL Draft is One Week Away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL Draft begins with the first round taking place on Thursday, April 28th.  Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, general manager Gene Smith and director of player personnel Terry McDonough met with the media today to discuss the upcoming draft.

The Jaguars will have a total of seven picks in the NFL Draft including the 16th overall pick in the first round which will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th.  Rounds two and three will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29th, and the fourth through seventh rounds will take place on Saturday, April 30th beginning at noon.

There are two events during the draft that fans can get involved in.  The first is the Bud Light Draft Party at the Markets at Town Center.  More specifically, this event will be held on Thursday, April 28th between SUITE and Whisky River at the St. Johns Town Center.