Sports & Recreation

Safe Boating Tips for Use During Safe Boating Week

The North American Safe Boating Campaign kicks off officially with National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2011. A sweeping inter-agency campaign throughout Clay and surrounding counties will reach out to recreational boaters to provide informational materials and free vessel safety checks. The following information is provided in advance and local officials welcome your coverage of this important topic and will be available for interview purposes in May. 

2011 Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Planned for Clay County

On April 18, 2011 Clay County Sheriffs Office with hold their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The run will begin at 10am and go from the Publix located at 410 Blanding in Orange Park to the Publix located at 865 Hibernia Road (Fleming Island). The route covers approximately 15 miles of roadside and bike trail and typically wraps up by 11:30am.  The runners are escorted by the CCSO Traffic Unit.

Hey All You Gambler's Hop On The Bus Gus Casino Trip In 2013

Hey All You Gambler's Hop On The Bus Gus Casino Trip In 2013

This is our first trip in 2013 too Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. We leave out of Waldo then stop in Gainesville,Ocala & Lake Panaoskee finally desitination is Tampa.Only $35.00 per person.

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wearing face paint and giving the news a fake name is a good way to remain incognito.

And that's probably the best course of action one Jacksonville Sharks fan could have taken after his strong words about the Jaguars.

"There are so many more fans at the Sharks games because the Jaguars suck, let's put it that way," said the fan, who only said his name is Tag.

Tempering his emotion a bit was another rabid Sharks fan who says while the games are fun, this can't match the Jags.

"For the time being this will take care of my need for football," said Tom O'Donnell. "But in the long term no, the Jags are the bomb, but the Sharks are a good fun game."

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Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the past four decades, the Bob Hayes Invitational has been the premier expo for young athletes in Florida.

It's T'Nayah Mitchelles second year in the competition. "Last year I did hurdles, and I came in 5th place. This year I came in first," she said.

With 5,000 competitors at the meet, Mitchelle says the environment at the Hayes Invitational pushes her to succeed.

"Usually we just go against teams from Orange Park, and now it's teams from Jacksonville, Miami. It's real competitive," she said.

Head Northwestern Track Coach Carter Williams agrees. "It's the bread and butter of this entire community," he said of the meet.

Watching his students get so excited about this meet, Williams says he's also nervous this could be the last year it's around.

Annual Charity Golf Shootout Tournament Helps Clay County Families in Need

More than 60 golfers will tee off Friday for the Second Annual Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunset Charity Shootout Golf Tournament at Eagle Landing Golf Course, located at 3989 Eagle Landing Parkway. Advanced Disposal, Clay County's residential solid waste and recycling provider, is a proud sponsor of the event, which benefits local families in need.

N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1.  This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March.

Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to the Florida-Georgia border and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the Pinellas/Pasco county line, to the Florida-Alabama border.  This one-month closure helps maintain spotted seatrout abundance.