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The Future of Fall Athletics In South Florida

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Kelsey Witkay: A Swimmer’s Service

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Shark Wake Park 561

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The Future of Fall Sports During COVID-19

Wading the waters of college sports in South Florida. By Sean Gordon   Like every other university with sports teams, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is navigating the uncertainties of proceeding with fall sports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 8, student-athletes are back on campus in Boca Raton. When asked about FAU’s …

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Kelsey Witkay FAU Swim

Meet FAU Swim Captain Kelsey Witkay By Sean Gordon Photos by Alexis Paige Kelsey Witkay is not only a senior at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) who is studying exercise science, but she is also the captain of the women’s swim team. “I actually hated the pool until I was 6,” said Witkay, which is not …

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Cable Wake Rider at Shark Wake Park 561

CABLE WAKE AND AQUATIC WATER PARK PROVIDES FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY By David Rolland Photos: Dante Weston Just like his famous namesake dad did for golf, Greg Norman, Jr. is trying to popularize his sport of choice: wakeboarding. With the June opening of Shark Wake Park 561 in West Palm Beach, Norman hopes to …

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A lot has happened since 2013 when we featured you for the first time. What have you been up to, personally and professionally? It’s been one hell of a ride since then. In 2014, my dad sold his bike shop business and moved our family to Hoschton, Ga. to be closer to our extended family. …

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Wynwood Mural Pays Tribute to 3-Time Champion Dwyane Wade By Stella Alves What started as a local project has developed into a community effort to recognize and honor Dwyane Wade as he prepares to retire after his final NBA season this July. In collaboration with Galera Collective and The Oasis – opening mid-Summer of this …

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Owls Are Flying To The League Dan Wright   Every year, the end of college football season brings many questions.  What kind of season did we have?  Who is coming back for another year?  Who do we lose to graduation?  What kind of high school players did we sign?  And finally, for some schools, who is …

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Does it help playing this close to your hometown of Deerfield Beach? I wouldn’t say it helps, but it is a good thing. You know, I have a lot of family support right up the road so, I wouldn’t say it helps, but it’s good to have. How did the nickname Motor come about? It …

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What was it like growing up in Lake Worth? It was pretty chill, kind of a beach vibe not a whole lot going on so everyone knows everyone. Its super-hot and humid in the summer so we never wanted to leave the house but we always ended up at the beach. There aren’t too many …

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Ten Day Tennis Tournament Brings High Level Talent With A South Florida Twist By Darien Davies Gone are the days of boring tennis. Let’s welcome the Delray Beach Open with open arms, and enjoy tennis, more tennis, and much more than tennis. The 10-day event features live music, local artists, a VIP lounge, parties, and …

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National chatter, the #lanetrain, a conference championship and a bowl win.  by Steven Gonzalez    Photos: FAU Athletics Late in November of 2016, the Florida Atlantic University Owls football team completed their third season under head coach, Charlie Partridge. One day following a third consecutive three-win season, Partridge was let go and the Owls began …

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Since Jamie Foy departed from his home in Deerfield Beach, he’s racked up a host of sponsors and continued making a name for himself in the industry. Most notable was his jaw dropping appearance on Thrasher Magazine’s King of The Road, which led him to pro status with the Deathwish team. Recently, we caught up …

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Sound Waves and Ocean Swells Brett Staska Proves That Passions Can Pay The Bills by Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kevin Flett Is “Living the Dream” really as easy as it seems? Brett Staska seems to think so, or rather, is doing exactly that. Florida native, Brett Staska, has made a name for himself in the …

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From Going Professional At The Age Of 15, To The Rio Olympics In 2016, Lexi Thompson Is Far From Finished by Sean Gordon Photos: Red Bull Content Pool Lexi Thompson got introduced to the game of golf very early in life. She started playing at age 5 in her home town of Coral Springs where …

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Bringing Home The Trophies by Sean Gordon Growing up in his hometown of Deerfield Beach, Sterling Makish was always surfing with his father, Stephen. They started surfing together when Sterling was only 4 years old. “I always had a passion for it and he showed a real love for the water so he took to …

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Turning Heads In The Local Skate Scene by David Rolland Every once in a while when Fabiana Delfino heads to the skate park, she’ll still get a heckler. “When I was younger, I felt I couldn’t escape someone yelling ‘Girl Power’ or ‘Skater Girl’ in a condescending way trying to get in my head and …

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Photos: Alexis Terrosa CREDENTIALS 3X BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU WORLD CHAMPION 3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT UFC LIGHTWEIGHT 11-2 MMA RECORD NICKNAME: DURINHO FROM: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL FIGHTING OUT OF: COMBAT CLUB How did you first start training BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)? I have a younger and an older brother in Brazil and we were kind of crazy…a …

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By Sean Gordon At just 18 years old, Zion Wright has become one of the biggest names in the South Florida skateboarding scene. After garnering attention from the popular video series “Florida Daze,” Zion made a life altering decision to take his talent to the sport’s biggest stage: Los Angeles. Young and hungry to pursue …

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Fueled by Family Written by Sean Gordon Photos by Ben Hicks  Laura Milone is a 20-year-old professional stand up jet ski racer who lives in Delray Beach. Although she didn’t start racing until she was 13, the sport has been a part of her life for much longer. Laura’s father, who is a skilled mechanic, …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Duo win Brazilian showdown at Swatch Beach Volleyball Fort Lauderdale Major. After five intense days of action on the sun-drenched Center Court, Saymon Barbosa and Álvaro Filho overcame compatriots Andre Loyola and Evandro to win their first tournament together. A 21-14 21-17 victory sealed a memorable few weeks for the …

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 By Darien Davies Picture VolleyGirls, a VIP lounge, live music, local artists, parties, and some of the best up-close-and-personal tennis you’ll ever be privy to. It’s the Delray Beach Open, and you’ve got 10 days full of fun in the sun. Regardless if you’re a tennis novice or familiar with the courts, here are your …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Fort Lauderdale’s Nick Lucena and his partner Phil Dalhausser stun Gold Medalists Alison and Bruno in a three-set thriller under Friday night lights while Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst is sent home by Brazilians Barbara and Fernanda. Now that we’ve entered the elimination portion of the tournament no team is safe on …

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On the final day of Pool Play the stakes got higher and the fans came out in droves to witness an epic night match with Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross who survived a match against their Brazilian Olympic foe. Day Three saw the temperature rise on scenic Fort Lauderdale Beach, as furious action erupted …

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World’s Best Beach Volleyball Teams hit the Beach for Day 2 of Fort Lauderdale Major It was a scorcher of a day in Fort Lauderdale, as the world’s top beach volleyball teams headed to the sand for the first day of Pool Play at the Fort Lauderdale Major. As the first event of the Swatch …

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 The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series made its spectacular return to the beach on Tuesday, starting off the 2017 season with the opening of the Fort Lauderdale Major. As teams headed to the sand for the qualification matches, CEO of the Beach Majors Company Hannes Jagerhofer was on site to launch such a historic premier. …

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LANE KIFFIN IS IN THE HOUSE by Danny Wright The “House that Howie built” just got a new lead tenant.  Lane Kiffin, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, University of Tennessee, Southern Cal, and national football powerhouse Alabama will now be wearing the red and blue of the FAU Owls.  Only one word to describe it.  …

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WHEN:           Saturday, October 29, 2016:    7- 9 p.m. WHERE:         Oelsner Skate Park at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches (2085 South Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406) The YMCA is proud to announce that professional skater, Alex Sorgente, will be returning to their West Palm Beach facility to celebrate his World Championship win at the Vans …

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by Paul Christopher of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness Photos by Carl Dawson These healthy tidbits of advice from Paul Christopher, co-owner of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness in Boca Raton, are can’t miss suggestions to help you make the most of your summer season. Whether you follow each one of these just a little or follow …

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Past to Present South Florida’s action sports wunderkind has accomplished more in his respective industry than arguably anyone his age. So how did Noah Flegel reach such high podiums?  by Cash Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks Is there any type of board that you haven’t seen Noah Flegel riding? Ask both members and fans of the wakeboarding community about the …

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By Cash W Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks In the heart of Deerfield Beach lies a quiet, calm lake that can instantaneously explode with excitement and flair and energy, as helmet and lifejacket-clad adrenaline junkies ramp towards the sky and somersault down to the earth, all in the name of wakeboarding. Not to mention doing …

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Preparations Meets Opportunity By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Josh Douglas has calculated the risk and he thinks that it’s a risk well worth taking: moving. Going for it. Betting on himself. At least for a month or two. It’s a frequent pilgrimage conducted by South Florida action sport athletes: spending time in California …

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