http://www.thewakullanews.com/sports/rss.xml en Haleigh Martin signs http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/haleigh-martin-signs <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/haleigh_and_marty.jpg" alt="Haleigh Martin and Margaret &quot;Marty&quot; Wiedemann were teammates at Wakulla High School and will be teammates at Truett McConnell University." title="Haleigh Martin and Margaret &quot;Marty&quot; Wiedemann were teammates at Wakulla High School and will be teammates at Truett McConnell University." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A standing-room-only crowd of family, friends, and teammates filled the meeting room at Myra Jean&rsquo;s in Crawfordville Saturday, March 11 for the scholarship signing ceremony for Wakulla High School senior Haleigh Martin.<br /> The 17-year-old distance runner from Crawfordville received a full scholarship to Truett McConnell University in Georgia.<br /> Wakulla Christian Saints start season with two wins http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/wakulla-christian-saints-start-season-two-wins <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/saints.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> The Port St. Joe High School Tiger Sharks hosted the 2017 Preseason Baseball Classic last Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16 and 17. Wakulla Christian School Varsity Saints played Franklin, Thursday evening and won 7-6, and Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks on Friday and won 8-1. We are proud of our boys and look forward to a great season! GO SAINTS!</p> Teams compete at Jesse Forbes Meet http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/teams-compete-jesse-forbes-meet <p> By PAUL HOOVER<br /> WHS Track Coach<br /> <br /> On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Wakulla High School Track Teams traveled to Godby High School for the second meet of the young season.<br /> &nbsp;This meet has become somewhat of a tradition with the team over the past years and is usually the first really competitive meet of the season. The number of teams competing was down somewhat this year due to another meet at Chiles High School, but the level of competition was still quite high.<br /> Teams compete at two meets http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/teams-compete-two-meets-2 <p> This past week the WHS Track Teams competed at two meets, with primarily the field event people going to Lincoln High School on Wednesday and the track athletes going to Suwannee High School on Saturday.<br /> Those athletes attending the Lincoln Meet were led by the performances of Chris Porter, the only male middle distance runner who attended, who won the 800 meters in a new PR of 2:10.85, Dimonte Riles, second in the triple jump (10.12 meters) and Shaniese Johnson, third in the girls triple jump (9.67 meters/new PR).<br /> Jacob Marin wins state title http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/jacob-marin-wins-state-title <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2017_state_jacob_marin.jpg" alt="War Eagle wrestler Jacob Marin wins the 1A state heavyweight title." title="War Eagle wrestler Jacob Marin wins the 1A state heavyweight title." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> Senior wrestler Jacob Marin won the state title in the Class 1A heavyweight last weekend, the first Wakulla wrestler to take a state title since Scott Varner, who took titles in 2009 and 2010.<br /> Marin is the sixth War Eagle wrestler to win a title.<br /> Larry Smith, a senior wrestling at 113 lbs., took fifth place at the state meet.<br /> The team finished 8th overall in Class 1A.<br /> Wakulla also won the district championship and placed second at regionals.<br /> Lady War Eagles kick off softball season http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/lady-war-eagles-kick-softball-season <p> The Wakulla War Eagle softball team has been looking to the 2017 season for a long time. Last year&rsquo;s team, a very young one, suffered through a lot of growing pains, bumps and bruises on the way to a 10-16 record and a heartbreaking loss to Arnold in the district playoffs. All but three of the players from last year&rsquo;s team are back, and this year&rsquo;s squad is using last year&rsquo;s frustrations to fuel them.<br /> Teams compete at two meets http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/teams-compete-two-meets-3 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1396_haleigh_martin_3200-x2.jpeg" alt="Haleigh Martin won the 1600 meters and 3200 meters." title="Haleigh Martin won the 1600 meters and 3200 meters." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> This past week the WHS Track Teams competed at two meets, with primarily the field event people going to Lincoln High School on Wednesday and the track athletes going to Suwannee High School on Saturday.<br /> Those athletes attending the Lincoln Meet were led by the performances of Chris Porter, the only male middle distance runner who attended, who won the 800 meters in a new PR of 2:10.85, Dimonte Riles, second in the triple jump (10.12 meters) and Shaniese Johnson, third in the girls triple jump (9.67 meters/new PR).<br /> Youth basketball on the rise http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/youth-basketball-rise <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/yboa_2017_tryout_picture.jpg" alt="The 2017 Five Star Wakulla Hawks Basketball Program participants." title="The 2017 Five Star Wakulla Hawks Basketball Program participants." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The 2017 Five Star Wakulla Hawks Basketball Program kicked off its season with a great showing last Saturday! More than 50 excited and eager kids showed up to the Wakulla High School gym to participate in the registration and tryout process with ages 7-15 participating.<br /> Coaches and volunteers included Mike Sweatt, Devin Roberts, Terrance Webster, Clay Greene, Zach Klees, and Cephus Greene. There was a gym full of eager parents who enjoyed&nbsp; watching their children participating.<br />