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DAYTONA TIMES / 40 YEARS AND COUNTING  Sixteen years ago in 2003, the Daytona Times reported on the Mainland High School Buccaneer football team winning the Class 5A state championship, the first in Volusia County history. The newspaper also featured a story about NBA star Vince Carter providing free Christmas dinner for local families.

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The Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats football team has been picked to finish second in the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) for the 2019 season. The announcement was made during the conference’s preseason media luncheon on July 26. The Wildcats went 7-5 overall and 5-2 in the MEAC in 2018 where they finished second in league play. The […]

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BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS DAYTONA BEACH – Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin did it for J.D. After all, J.D. Gibbs had done so much for Hamlin leading up to Sunday evening’s dramatic win. This included giving a brash, promising young driver a shot, along with Gibbs’ car number, two decades ago. “J.D.’s favorite number […]

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BY MIKE PRESTON BALTIMORE SUN/TNS There is some sympathy for New Orleans coach Sean Payton over an officiating gaffe in the NFC championship game Sunday that cost the Saints a chance to win the Super Bowl. But there won’t be much. Those days are over, because officiating in the NFL has been poor for a […]

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BY ANDREAS BUTLERDAYTONA TIMES The Mainland Buccaneers boys’ basketball team is the hottest local team. Mainland (16-1, 4-0) has won 15 straight games. Their only loss was to Orlando Edgewater, the favorite to win the Class 8A state title in the Rotary Tournament in Orlando in November. The Buccaneers have signature wins over Atlantic, Miami […]

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Spruce Creek Hawks’ coach and players react to winning state title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek Hawks girls’ basketball team won the Class 9A state championship with a 44-43 win over Miami High in the championship game at the Lakeland Civic Center on March 3. The Hawks won their first hoops title […]