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Nov 4, 2022

Baker swats Yellow Jackets

Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was to reported to have once said, “It’s never over until it’s over.” Berra didn’t have Friday’s football game between Baker and Vernon in mind when saying that. The Gators made quick work of the host Yellow Jackets scoring 35 points in the first quarter on their way to a 42-0 win. The entire second half was played with a running clock.

Nov 4, 2022

Baker volleyball team to play for state title

Seniors on the Baker volleyball team exited their home court one final time on Friday after the Class 1A state semifinal match with Union County. As has been the case for so many matches the last four years, the seniors left winners. The Gators defeated the Tigers in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-19, 25-19. Baker, the number two 1A team in the state will face top ranked Liberty County on Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern Time in Winter Haven at Polk State College.

Nov 4, 2022

Bulldogs take down Vikings

Perhaps the only surprise in Thursday night’s football game between Crestview and Fort Walton Beach was it took the Bulldogs a little while to get going. Once they did it was all over in a 41-3 Crestview win. Sloppy play by Crestview, that in part could be credited to a tenacious Viking squad, allowed Fort Walton Beach to take an early 3-0 lead on a field goal by Elijah Oswald with 7:09 left in the first quarter.

Nov 2, 2022

Baker faces Vernon in final regular season game

It has been a rough year for the Vernon Yellow Jacket football team. The team’s head coach, Trey Pike, was killed in a boating accident in early August.

Nov 2, 2022

Baker headed to volleyball final four

It seems like old times for the Baker School volleyball team. Or at least it might seem somewhat like 2020. That was the last time the Gators appeared in the Final Four. Baker is headed back to the Final Four thanks to a sweep of Chipley on Tuesday by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-16. The Gators will host Union County on Friday at 7 p.m. The winner of the match will play for the state championship on Nov. 11 against the winner of Liberty County-Williston.

Nov 1, 2022

Davidson wins county football championship

The Okaloosa County Middle School Football Champion again resides in Crestview.

The Davidson Panthers claimed the title beating Pryor 36-12 in a game played on Oct. 20 at Choctaw High School’s Joe Etheredge Stadium. The win avenged a 32-0 loss to the Pirates earlier in the season.

Oct 31, 2022

Bulldogs play at Fort Walton Beach on Thursday

A playoff spot is still a possibility for the Crestview football team as the Bulldogs travel to Fort Walton Beach on Thursday to take on the Vikings. Game time is 7 p.m. at Steve Riggs Stadium.

The game is being played on Thursday because there is a shortage of officials in the area and this is the only way games can be covered.

Oct 29, 2022

Bulldogs run wild over Leon

About the only way Leon could slow down the Crestview offense on Friday was by showing up late. The Lions didn’t arrive in Crestview from Tallahassee until 7:20 for a 7 p.m. game. By the time the teams warmed up, Crestview’s Homecoming 2022 was delayed by an hour.

Oct 28, 2022

Gators take care of Central in region semifinal

It was business as usual as the Baker volleyball team hosted District 1-1A rival Central in the region volleyball semifinal on Thursday night. Powered by 15 kills from Maddie Mills the Gators swept the Jaguars in three sets by scores of 25-10, 25-11, 25-23.

Oct 26, 2022

Bulldogs return to celebrate 2002 campaign

The number might have been fewer than hoped for, but the memories were many as players, cheerleaders and coaches from the 2002 Crestview football team that was state runner up was recognized before Friday’s game with Milton.

Making the evening special had to be seeing the Bulldogs beat the Panthers 49-28.