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Athlete Spotlight: Caitlyn Yockey #1
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Athlete Spotlight: Caitlyn Yockey #1

Second-year softball player shows expertise on the field By Barron Demons Caitlyn Yockey is in her last season with the Pirates, and she is focused on making her final season one to remember. Yockey is a player that would be considered an all around athlete. In highschool, Yockey received a Defensive MVP award, made the...

Michael ‘Mike’ Gilbert passes quarter century milestone
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Michael ‘Mike’ Gilbert passes quarter century milestone

By Barron Demons Gilbert is currently in his 29th year as the stat keeper for the Pirate basketball teams and witnessed the Pirate men capture a national championship in 1993. Before he became stat keeper, Gilbert served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for 10 years, at eight duties stations, one being Vietnam. After...

Barron’s Corner: Softball shortstop  commits to Flagler
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Barron’s Corner: Softball shortstop commits to Flagler

By Barron Demon Brittney Rayfield made her decision and verbally committed on March 12 to play for Flagler College. Rayfield, who originally played for the University of South Florida (USF), is now a sophomore at Pensacola State College (PSC) noted “a lot went into the decision.” Eckerd College initially offered Rayfield a full ride scholarship,...

Lady Pirates wrap up season
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Lady Pirates wrap up season

By Barron Demons After a remarkable start, the Pirates walk off the court for the final time this season. Head Coach Clenita “Penny” Belford and her team looked unbeatable to start the season. The Pirates, in their first 16 games, went 16-0 and were ranked number 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)....

Playoff hopes shattered
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Playoff hopes shattered

By Barron Demons In a fight for second place for the Region 8 State Tournament, the Pirate men basketball team fell to Chipola College 66-61, eliminating them from postseason contention. Where the top two teams of their conference gets a chance to play in the Region 8 tournament, the Pirates found themselves in third place,...

Pirates basketball upsets Region 8 number one team
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Pirates basketball upsets Region 8 number one team

By Barron Demons The Pensacola State College (PSC) Pirates defeated the number one ranked Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Raiders 87-70, ending the Raiders’ 25-game winning streak. Hartsell Arena erupted on Feb. 7 when Gerald Williams made a last second, heroic three-pointer to seal the game against conference foe Tallahassee Community College. Beating the Raiders...

Barrons Corner: Willesley Butler shines in final season with Pirates
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Barrons Corner: Willesley Butler shines in final season with Pirates

  By Barron Demons Willesley Butler has been a part of the men’s basketball team since 2015. In his final season with the Pirates, Butler was determined to give it his all. Born in Old Harbour, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Butler started playing basketball at 14. While living in Jamaica, Butler received an athletic scholarship to...

Reintroducing intramural sports on campus
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Reintroducing intramural sports on campus

By Josh McQueen Intramurals are organized sporting activities available to all Pensacola State College (PSC) faculty and students.The events take place throughout the semester and there is no certain skill level required. Doug Rodgers, intramural sports director, is looking for participants to join the intramurals activities at PSC. “We are really recreational. We do the...

New Pirate recruits take first swing, fall short after late comeback
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New Pirate recruits take first swing, fall short after late comeback

By Barron Demons The baseball season for Pensacola State College (PSC) is in full swing, and with a heavy recruiting class, the Pirates have a chance to improve from last season. Head Baseball Coach Bryan Lewallyn signed 20 new players after being undermanned last year and looks to continue to build his team for the...

Pirates kickoff season, unbeaten in home tournament
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Pirates kickoff season, unbeaten in home tournament

By Barron Demons The Pensacola State College (PSC) softball team is determined to make a statement this year to prove they belong with the best. The Pirates ended last season with an overall record of 22-23 which results in a .489 winning percentage. The Pirates are putting last year behind them and look to improve...