The First Coast’s high school sports scene is filled with excitement and energy. Now, Times-Union readers across the Jacksonville area have a new way to stay on top of the action.
Starting now, the Times-Union is launching the First Coast Varsity newsletter to help readers follow the latest stories on and off the field. You can sign up here.
I’m Clayton Freeman, sports writer for the Times-Union. For more than a decade now, I’ve been working to tell the stories across Jacksonville’s thrilling high school sports landscape, whether on the football field or the volleyball court or the running track, from Derrick Henry’s record-shattering 502-yard night for Yulee to St. Johns Country Day’s breakthrough national girls soccer title to Mandarin’s worst-to-first football triumph in 2018 to Middleburg’s unforgettable run to the state softball championship.
Each week, I’ll be working with Times-Union sports writer Justin Lewis to bring you the stories from across Northeast Florida high schools. Check out Juston’s in-depth profile of elite prospect Trinity Christian quarterback Colin Hurley during his freshman football season, and the Best of the Best series spotlighting the region’s top performers on the gridiron entering 2022-23.
The First Coast Varsity newsletter goes beyond the scoreboard to bring you news that affects high school sports around the area, whether you’re in the heart of Jacksonville, along the coast or living in Northeast Florida’s inland counties. Watch for the newsletter to drop into your email inboxes every Monday.
You can sign up by visiting this link: https://profile.jacksonville.com/newsletters/first-coast-varsity.
As a reminder: the First Coast Varsity newsletter will be free, but reading some of the Times-Union stories within attached links will require a subscription. Your Times-Union subscription helps support local journalism across the Jacksonville area.
We’re looking forward to keeping you informed about Northeast Florida high school sports throughout the year with the First Coast Varsity newsletter.
Clayton Freeman covers high school sports and more for the Florida Times-Union. Follow him on Twitter at @CFreemanJAX.