https://www.thewakullanews.com/sports/rss.xml en BASEBALL MAY 31, 2018: Saints are runners-up https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/baseball-may-31-2018-saints-are-runners <img src="https://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1336_1.jpg" alt="The Saints baseball team cheered by parents and students as they leave on Thursday to travel to Fort Myers for the semi-final and final games. " title="The Saints baseball team cheered by parents and students as they leave on Thursday to travel to Fort Myers for the semi-final and final games. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Staff Report<br /> <br /> The Wakulla Christian School Saints fell to Miami Christian in the state championship 9-3 on Monday, May 28.<br /> The championship game was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 26 at the&nbsp; Century Link Sports Complex in Fort Myers, but was delayed because of weather.<br /> The Saints won the semi-final against Mount Dora Christian 13-5 on Saturday &ndash; a game originally set for Friday that was delayed because of rain.<br /> Wakullans win at bodybuilding competition https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/wakullans-win-bodybuilding-competition <img src="https://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snbf_show_-_6-12-18_-_sbo-13.jpg" alt="Competitors Tucker Cayson, Aaron Edwards Jr., Megan Chichester, Anna Soloman, Missy Rudd, and Tanner Cash." title="Competitors Tucker Cayson, Aaron Edwards Jr., Megan Chichester, Anna Soloman, Missy Rudd, and Tanner Cash." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> By ERIN HILL<br /> Staff Writer<br /> <br /> Nine Wakullans competed in the SuperNatural Bodybuilding and Fitness North Florida Bodybuilding Classic on Saturday, June 15.<br /> Nineteen men and women took the stage in Tallahassee Community College&rsquo;s Turner Auditorium to show off their tanned, muscled bodies after months and, for some, even years, of rigorous training and clean eating.<br /> Pre-judging was held that morning, and the drug-free competitors flexed their muscles, adjusting into various poses under the bright lights.<br /> Underwater Wakulla- July 19, 2018 https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/underwater-wakulla-july-19-2018 <p> Before it&rsquo;s too late.</p> <p> The small bay scallop, a shellfish found along Florida&rsquo;s coast, can have a huge economic impact on the coastal communities where scallops are found. In 1994 Pasco County had its rights to harvest these little critters removed, by FWC, due to over fishing. After 25 years of no harvest, Pasco County has only a 10 day season with plans to try and increase the season to align with neighboring counties.</p> Natural Wakulla July 19, 2018: Not all wasps are bad-tempered stingers https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/natural-wakulla-july-19-2018-not-all-wasps-are-bad-tempered-stingers <img src="https://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thread_waisted_wasp_wn_7-19-18.jpg" alt="A thread-waisted wasp wrestles with its prey, a caterpillar." title="A thread-waisted wasp wrestles with its prey, a caterpillar." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members. Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but most of those associated are just going quietly about their assigned task.<br /> This concept applies to humans, and also to insects. Wasps are a good example of this precept.<br /> The common view of a wasp is as a habitually irritable flying insect which is seeking any provocation to stinging transgressors who comes into its range.<br /> Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon July 19, 2018 https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/coast-guard-auxiliary-reports-carolyn-brown-treadon-july-19-2018 <p> One of the many challenges this time of year are pop-up thunderstorms. When out on the water this can present many challenges.<br /> BoatUS reports that about 1,000 boats get struck by lightening each year. It is always important to remain alert to changes in the weather. White clouds that rise to the customary flat &ldquo;anvil&rdquo; top are a good indication to clear the water and seek shelter. The &ldquo;anvil&rdquo; points in the direction the storm is moving.<br /> FWC News July 19: Recreational red snapper closes in the Gulf on July 21 https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/fwc-news-july-19-recreational-red-snapper-closes-gulf-july-21 <img src="https://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grouper_0.jpg" alt="The 40-day recreational red snapper in Gulf and federal waters ends this weekend." title="The 40-day recreational red snapper in Gulf and federal waters ends this weekend." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> From FWC News<br /> <br /> If you haven&rsquo;t made it out yet, the red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter captains who do not have a federal reef fish permit is open through July 20, closing July 21.<br /> The federal season for for-hire operations with federal reef fish permits is open through July 21, closing July 22.<br /> Home on the Range July 19, 2018: Shooting the gun that won the west https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/home-range-july-19-2018-shooting-gun-won-west <img src="https://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/coltandbefore.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> By MARJ LAW<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s 1877 and drizzling out. You&rsquo;re squatted behind your wagon, loading your gun.<br /> Bandits are shooting: their shots are ringing in your ears.<br /> Good thing it wasn&rsquo;t a decade ago, when you&rsquo;d only have your 1860 percussion revolver. Then, you&rsquo;d have to pour your charge into the cylinder. (It&rsquo;s raining. Is your powder dry or are you out of luck?)<br /> Underwater Wakulla- July 12, 2018 https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/underwater-wakulla-july-12-2018 <p> The Albatross</p> <p> Excitement grew during last week as someone slipped us some new numbers on a recently discovered bomber in 60 feet of water 20 miles off shore. We were told not to release the waypoint as it represented a valued new dive site. I noticed when I entered the numbers into our chart plotter that it was close to a plane wreck that we could not find on previous searches. I also knew there was a USCG Grumman HU-16 that had gone down in in our waters.</p>