http://www.thewakullanews.com/sports/rss.xml en Football Nov. 16 2017: War Eagles beat Ribault, 26-0 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/football-nov-16-2017-war-eagles-beat-ribault-26-0 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2017-11-10_20-07-17.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> By WILLIAM SNOWDEN<br /> Editor<br /> <br /> The Wakulla War Eagles were the only road team to win in last week&rsquo;s playoffs.<br /> The War Eagles, ranked No. 5 in the region 5A playoffs, took it to the No. 4 Ribault Trojans in Jacksonville on Friday night with a 26-0 shellacking.<br /> Now the War Eagles face a bigger challenge: the No. 1 West Florida Jaguars.<br /> Wakulla Head Coach Scott Klees noted that West Florida is ranked No. 3 in the state and was the pre-season favorite to make it to the finals.<br /> Cross Country News Nov. 16, 2017: Boys team advances to state championship http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/cross-country-news-nov-16-2017-boys-team-advances-state-championship <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/xcboys.jpg" alt="Wakulla’s senior State Runners: Caleb Wiedeman, Dalten Parker, Dalton Gray, Colin Briggs, and Scott Lloyd. " title="Wakulla’s senior State Runners: Caleb Wiedeman, Dalten Parker, Dalton Gray, Colin Briggs, and Scott Lloyd. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> By MIKE MARTIN<br /> WHS XC Coach<br /> <br /> After an impressive Regional meet, the Wakulla Cross Country boys ran against the best teams in the State of Florida at the 2017 FHSAA Cross Country State Finals on Saturday.<br /> With most of the team being seniors, this was the last time they would lace up their spikes as&nbsp;&nbsp; Wakulla War Eagles.<br /> On this cool morning, the best teams in the State of Florida all prepared to make their mark on the 2017 XC season. With 189 total teams competing on this day, the competition was strong.<br /> Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 16th, 2017 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/coast-guard-auxiliary-reports-carolyn-brown-treadon-november-16th-2017 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/auxiliarists_p._hill_t._ashley_b._asztalos_r._eudy_and_m._rosen.jpg" alt="Auxiliarists Phil Hill, Tim Ashley, Bob Asztalos, Ron Eudy and Mark Rosen." title="Auxiliarists Phil Hill, Tim Ashley, Bob Asztalos, Ron Eudy and Mark Rosen." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Thanks to Bob Asztalos for the following information and image.<br /> On Saturday, Nov. 11, FHCA held its annual Veterans Day breakfast for vets in our nursing homes. It honored WWII, Korea and Vietnam-era veterans in our local nursing homes.<br /> Flotilla members honored the veterans by serving as sideboys. Mark Rosen did the invocation and Bob served as the master of ceremonies. Also in attendance were Tim Ashley, Ron Eudy and Phil Hill.<br /> As Auxiliarists, many members have served in the armed forces, including:<br /> &bull; Bob Asztalos, U.S. Navy;<br /> Home on the Range Nov.16, 2017: Put a cap on it http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/home-range-nov16-2017-put-cap-it <p> By MARJ LAW<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s not rocket science.<br /> There&rsquo;s a simple concept to firing a flintlock rifle. All you have to do is get some fine powder and place it in a divot on a piece of metal located on the side of your gun called a pan.<br /> You pull the trigger that releases the hammer.<br /> On the Water Nov.16, 2017: Afternoons will be best time to fish this weekend http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/water-nov16-2017-afternoons-will-be-best-time-fish-weekend <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/harry_smith.jpg" alt="Harry Smith with one of his snook he caught in the Aucilla River." title="Harry Smith with one of his snook he caught in the Aucilla River." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> By Capt. Evan Snow</p> Natural Wakulla Nov. 16 2017: Buzzards provide natural cleanup service http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/natural-wakulla-nov-16-2017-buzzards-provide-natural-cleanup-service <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/byzzards.jpg" alt="Black buzzards roost high in family units to maintain a safe distance from potential predators." title="Black buzzards roost high in family units to maintain a safe distance from potential predators." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> By Les Harrison</p> Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 9th, 2017 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/coast-guard-auxiliary-reports-carolyn-brown-treadon-november-9th-2017 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fullsizerender_9.jpg" alt="Member Lynn Mott receives an Education Performance award." title="Member Lynn Mott receives an Education Performance award." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Being part of a solution means not becoming part of the problem.<br /> In the USCG Aux, we take this very seriously. This past week, a crew was scheduled for a safety and training patrol, however, this mission was canceled due to weather.<br /> Being unprepared for the elements puts our members at risk.<br /> Even though we are in a warm climate, and it does not feel that fall or winter will ever arrive, nature&rsquo;s elements can pose a risk.<br /> Even in our area, hypothermia is a real risk.<br /> Home on the Range: Joe is packing for a hunting trip http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/home-range-joe-packing-hunting-trip <p> By MARJ LAW<br /> <br /> &ldquo;What else is in there, anyway?&rdquo; I ask as he stuffs a lightweight rain jacket into his loaded camouflaged backpack. Joe&rsquo;s on his way to a hunting trip in North Carolina again this year.<br /> &ldquo;Just some stuff I picked up.&rdquo;<br /> He&rsquo;s packed two boxes of ammunition. That&rsquo;s 40 rounds.<br /> &ldquo;With the scope you just bought for your 6.5 Creedmoor that you purchased at NoShoe, you&rsquo;ll get that buck with one shot,&rdquo; I comment, thinking 40 rounds is, well, overkill.<br />