Smith is Named August’s International  League Player of the Month Sports

Smith is Named August’s International League Player of the Month

September 15, 2015

        By KeyAaron Dishman Outlook Writer Five years ago, Mallex Smith was starting his senior year in high school as one of the top baseball prospects in the Big Bend area.   Now, in just his third full season, Smith, a Tallahassee native, is a rising star

Blanton Ready for Double Duty on Rattlers’ Special Teams Sports

Blanton Ready for Double Duty on Rattlers’ Special Teams

September 9, 2015

      By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer Punting has become second-nature for Colby Blanton, who for the past two seasons has been in that role for FAMU’s special teams.   But kicking field goals is something he’s getting used to for the first time since he handled

FAMU Athletics’ New Direction in Academics Sports

FAMU Athletics’ New Direction in Academics

September 9, 2015

      By Chaninn Ragland Outlook Writer Florida A&M athletics has moved in a new direction with the newly hired Athletic Director Milton Overton and Head Football Coach Alex Wood. Both have plans to make FAMU athletics a powerhouse program again. Their mission is not only to do it

Defense Comes Through Big in Rickards’ Win Over Cowboys Sports

Defense Comes Through Big in Rickards’ Win Over Cowboys

September 9, 2015

            By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer If Rickards High School’s Head Football Coach Quintin Lewis needed a definitive play that best explains why the Raiders won their season-opener over Madison County, he could choose one by his defense.   But none defined the

Tallahassee Team to Represent Florida in USTA National Tourney

September 9, 2015

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer One is a painter. Another is an FSU band director and there is a computer technician in the mix.   Anthony Cammarata, an attorney with the state, put the men together with others from even more diverse professional careers on a USTA recreation

Football Kickoff Opens to Sold Out Crowd Feature

Football Kickoff Opens to Sold Out Crowd

September 8, 2015

          By KeyAaron Dishman Outlook Writer For many Florida A&M fans and alumni, football season equals social gatherings and rooting for their Rattlers. On Aug. 29, Florida A&M’s booster club held its third annual football kickoff.   Scores of people gathered at the sold out event,

Quarterback Royal Ready to  Lead Rattlers in Wood’s Scheme Sports

Quarterback Royal Ready to Lead Rattlers in Wood’s Scheme

August 26, 2015

        By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Of all the questions that the Florida A&M football team has to answer this season none stand out like concerns about the Rattlers’ strength at quarterback. Carson Royal, a back-up for the past two seasons, might just be the

Coach Cokely Looking for Big Turnaround by Leon This Season Feature

Coach Cokely Looking for Big Turnaround by Leon This Season

August 26, 2015

        By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer Coach Tim Cokely reeled off the list of local Class 7A teams on Leon High School’s football schedule and came to one conclusion: This is going to be a tough season for the Lions. But he refused to back

Baseball Lineage Runs Deep in Tallahassee’s Babe Ruth Team Sports

Baseball Lineage Runs Deep in Tallahassee’s Babe Ruth Team

August 18, 2015

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer Their stories have the same beginning: They tossed baseballs in the backyard with their dads, who often took them to games. That scenario has played out for the head coach and three of his players on the Tallahassee 13-and-under Babe Ruth

Lincoln Trojans Focusing on Execution, Depth Feature

Lincoln Trojans Focusing on Execution, Depth

August 18, 2015

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer   Standing on a soaking wet Lincoln High School football practice field, drenched from an unexpected afternoon storm, coach Yusuf Shakir was stoic. His every word was firm too, as he beseeched a group of players to focus on blocking and