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UNF grad new sports editor

Sports editor Jon Shumake.

Press sports editor Jon Shumake.

Since this is probably the first time many of us are meeting, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jon Shumake, and I will be covering sports for The Baker County Press beginning in July.

I was born and raised on Jacksonville’s Westside and I have called Whitehouse my home for my entire life. I attended Baldwin Middle-Senior High School for most my middle and high school career, and graduated in 2008.

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Hanks is T-U Player of Year

Hunter Hanks steals third base earlier this year.

Hunter Hanks steals third base earlier this year.

Hunter Hanks proved to be one of the most versatile players in Coach Fred Matricardi’s arsenal this season. The pitcher and infielder was one of the team leaders and helped lead the Cat baseball team to a 21-6 record.

Wildcat baseball fans aren’t the only ones who appreciated what Hanks did on the mound, on the field and with a bat in his hands. He was named the Florida Times-Union’s Player of the Year.

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Catcher Holton named All State

Kylie Holton at the plate.

Kylie Holton at the plate.

Baker County Wildcat softball standout Kylie Holton won double awards this week.

The senior catcher was named All State by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) and was also the first team Florida Times-Union’s All Area catcher.

Holton has tremendous potential and was a force to be reckoned with both on offense and defense.

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Bullets sweep tri-meet

The YMCA Baker Bullets swim team sunk their opponents last weekend, amassing  an outstanding 2636 points as opposed to 414 from the Arlington River Fins and just 51 by the Johnson Hammerheads in three-way competition in Macclenny.

The Bullets swept most of the events in which they had multiple swimmers. In the 200-yard freestyle, Ashley Jennings, Andrea Clark and Abby Rice took the top three places.

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