Sports & Recreation

Getting Swept Away by El Conquistador

Getting Swept Away by El Conquistador

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- I was not nervous about getting on the brightly painted, red and yellow speed boat.  I was worried about my camera. 

I was onboard El Conquistador Thursday trying out the newest attraction to hit the water near St.

Ponte Vedra High School Climbs Higher in FHSAA All Sports Rankings

In Floyd E Lay, Sunshine Cup rankings, released by the FHSAA last week, Ponte Vedra High School has finished the 2010-11 school year as the 7th ranked, overall, athletic program in Class 4A.  The Sunshine Cup standings are calculated by accumulating points for post season play in all sports, while points are deducted for unsportsmanlike activity.

Abraham Bell Selected to Play in 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

The First Tee of St. Johns County Participant Abraham Bell was selected as one of seventy participants representing 47 chapters of The First Tee to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be conducted July 8-10 and televised nationally on Golf Channel.

Zoo Camp at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Starts Soon!

Zoo Camp at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Starts Soon!

This month, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park kicks off its 2011 season of summer Zoo Camps for kids. Zoo Camp sessions will run from June 20th through August 12th and will offer kids opportunities to enjoy fun, safe, engaging activities and interactions with animals. Camp topics include “Bird Nerds,” “Outback Adventure,” and a “Zoo Dunnit” mystery camp!

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

Did you get a glimpse of TPC this week??????

Did you get a glimpse of TPC this week??????

Here are a few pictures from TPC so far this week. No worries it will be here all the way until Sunday and this go around they even allow you to bring your cell phone on silent! So text away and get underway to TPC you may see it all today!

Garrard Reacts to Addition of Gabbert

Garrard Reacts to Addition of Gabbert

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's only a matter of time before first round pick Blaine Gabbert replaces David Garrard as the Jaguars' starting quarterback. 

The 9-year veteran vows to fight to keep his job as long as possible, but he also promises to help the rookie along.

To hear some comments from Garrard about Gabbert, be sure to watch the video clip attached to this story.

First Coast News spoke with Garrard at a Take Steps for Chron's & Colitis event at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday. 

On May 21, David will be hosting a charity fishing tournament in St. Augustine to raise money for local families who are impacted by Chron's and breast cancer.  For more information about this event, click on this link:  http://fishingforthecure.org/.