Sports, Recreation & Fitness

Daphne Hires Head Volleyball Coach

May 7, 2021
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Daphne High School has hired 10-year coaching veteran Casey Craig as its head volleyball coach, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. Craig graduated from Grissom High School in Huntsville, where she played volleyball and earned state runner-up and Elite 8 finishes. She also participated in softball and basketball and went on to play a year at LaGrange College in…

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Former Leopard Toney Picked In First Round

May 7, 2021
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Former Blount Leopard and Florida Gator Kadarius Toney was selected as a first-round draft pick by the New York Giants in the recent National Football League Draft. "I knew this kid was a first-rounder the day I met him," said Blount Principal Jerome Woods in a Mobile County Public School System announcement.

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Mobile-Based Company Wins State Financing

April 30, 2021
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The Alabama Futures Fund, a Birmingham-based venture capital fund that provides seed money to startup businesses, has tapped Mobile-based PINZ as its 14th investment, according to Business Alabama. PINZ, the brand name for “Pretty Marsh Golf,” “connects the world’s golfers — amateurs and pros — through competition, community and comparison,” the fund said in announcing…

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Cruises from Mobile Could Restart in July

April 30, 2021
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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced on April 29 that the city received some good news with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ (CDC) notification to the cruise industry that cruises out of U.S. ports could resume by mid-July if certain safety parameters are met. Stimpson said he “was very excited to see the CDC…

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Mobile Parks & Rec Hosting Youth Sport Clinics

April 30, 2021
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The Mobile Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two upcoming sports clinics. The Youth Girls Softball Clinic is held weekly, with the next on May 1 at 9-11 a.m. at Herndon-Sage Park. The clinic is open to girls ages 4-15 and will help develop their skills and teach the fundamentals of the game. All levels…

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Mobile/Baldwin Athletic Partnership Announced

April 23, 2021
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Nonprofit Mobile/Baldwin Athletic Partnership, designed to provide needed resources for public school student-athletes in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, kicked off on April 22, AL.com reported. Speaking at Reese’s Senior Bowl Headquarters in Mobile on April 22, partnership board member Curran Foose explained that the organization “started in Birmingham through the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.…

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Mobile Parks & Rec to Host Summer Camps

April 23, 2021
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Registration is open for Mobile Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camps, to be hosted at select community centers between June 7 and August 6 for ages 5-12. The goal is for children to stay active, healthy and engaged, while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safety. The camps offer a variety of…

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Mobile Square Dance Chapter Opens

April 23, 2021
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A square dance chapter has opened in Mobile and will host open house events on April 29, May 6 and May 13 at 6:30 pm at Port City Church of Christ on Hillcrest Road, FOX10  reports. The open house is for beginners through experienced dancers. The caller/instructor is Ted Kennedy from Grand Bay. Call 251-533-7937…

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Golf Tournament for Autism Foundation

April 16, 2021
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The Second Annual Tee Time for Autism golf tournament is being held at the TimberCreek Golf Club in Daphne on April 23 at 11:30 a.m. The fundraiser for the American Autism and Rehabilitation Foundation in Daphne includes lunch and registration, a 1-p.m. shotgun start and a 5:30-p.m. dinner/player’s party. Entry to the four-person scramble is…

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Multimillion-Dollar Escatawpa Park Work Begins

April 16, 2021
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The Mobile County Commission’s recent approval of a $4.8-million contract for Phase 1A of work on Escatawpa Hollow Park and Campground has already gotten underway, AL.com reports. Including new restrooms, pavilions, RV sites, roadwork, water access points and trails, the work is to overhaul Mobile County’s newest waterfront park, half of which the commission bought…

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