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Poe Pinson Profile

How long have you been skating for? About 13 years. That’s like you learn to walk and push at the same time. Have you been competing the whole time, too? Oh, not really the whole time. My first bigger contest was in 2014/2015 at Exposure in Encinitas, California. That was pretty sick. I was nine or 10. And I got first place in the under 14. It was an all girls contest so it had a super cool vibe. How did you get involved with X-Games stuff? The first Olympic qualifier was a Dew Tour event in 2019. And that …

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Cornhole: More Than a Tailgate Activity- By Quinn Gray

If you ask the average person what they know about cornhole, most will say that it’s an activity that they enjoy playing before another sporting event. What if I told you cornhole has its own sporting events? Meet the ACL, or American Cornhole League, which had its ACL Pro Shootout Championship at Daily’s Place last month. Professional cornhole is a sport I never realized could be so entertaining to watch, not to mention the great community of people who participate in it and manage it. I had the pleasure of getting to talk with ACL Commissioner Stacey Moore, who is …

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The Wonderful World of Water Polo

Jacksonville Water Polo brings the Olympic sport to the First Coast.  The water glitters neon blue. Numbered spheres move back and forth, treading water, chasing the ball unnumbered and moving toward the goal posts on either end of the pool.  All of the spheres but one are heads attached to bodies. The one without the number is the ball. Moving underwater, they’re camouflaged under the illusion of refraction. Referees can only make calls on what’s visible in the air between splashes. A game of grabbing, kicking, dunking and pulling lives freely beneath the surface, where fouls are made even with …

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