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Tennis squads hit wall in districts with Bolles, Kenny

Logan RaulersonThe Baker County High boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both had a strong showing before getting eliminated at the district tournament April 1 and 2 at Bolles. All the boys and two of the girls made it to the semi-finals before losing to powerhouses Bolles and Bishop Kenny.

“Our goal was to get to the second day and both teams did,” said Coach Chris Armoreda.

Number-one seed Nick Dukeman got a first round bye and defeated Ribault 6-0, 6-0 but lost 1-6, 0-6 to Bolles. Sam Murphy beat Terry Parker 6-0, 6-0 and Yulee 6-4, 7-6 with a 10-8 tie breaker before losing 1-6, 1-6 to Bolles.

Jared Stafford won 6-1, 6-1 against Terry Parker and 6-1, 6-0 over West Nassau, losing in the semis to Bolles 0-6, 1-6. Hunter Stavely won 6-3, 6-1 against Parker and 6-1, 6-1 against West Nassau before losing 0-6,0-6 to Kenny. Tyler Curry won by forfeit in both rounds to Ribault and Raines and lost 0-6, 0-6 to Bolles.

Dukeman and Sam Murphy had a first round bye in number one doubles and beat Parker 0-6, 0-6 before losing 1-6, 0-6 to Bolles. Stafford and Stavely defeated Raines 6-0, 6-0 and Yulee 6-1, 6-0 but lost 1-6, 0-6 to Bishop Kenny.

“Don’t let the score mislead you,” said Armoreda. “We were in on almost every point. Several games went to deuce.”

 

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Things he doesn’t want to see in 2012

It is around 6 am on January 2, 2012 as I write this column. Why in the world am I up so early on a day that is supposed to be a holiday where all I do is sit and watch football and eat junk?

Simple.

My good luck 2012 meal didn’t agree with me.

My wife is convinced that eating collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Years Day will bring me good fortune. The only way I can explain this superstition is that from that moment on, the year can only get better.

Other good luck foods include grapes (at least 12 for each month of the year), long lo mein noodles, lentils and pomegranates.

Like everyone else, I am hoping that the new year is better than the last and that the Mayans were mistaken.

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Wilma D. Razo, 88, of Sanderson

Wilma Davis Razo, 88, of Sanderson died at home with her family by her side after a long illness. She was a lifelong member of Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church of Sanderson. She worked as a waitress and loved going to church and spending time with her family. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents Albert Bertie Davis and Pearl Raulerson Davis as well as several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include sons Clifton (Betty) Haines of Moreland, GA and Robert Haines of Sanderson; sisters Pearl Shumate and Alice Faye Roaldsen, both of Sanderson; brothers Preston (Miriam) Davis, Elmus “Bud” (Shirley) Davis and Carlton (Margie) Davis, all of Sanderson; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 5 at her church with Rev. Allen Crews officiating, assisted by Rev. Timothy Alford. Interment will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sanderson. Visitation will be January 4 from 5-10 pm at her church. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

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