Sports in Brief


YMCA closes, sending rock climbers searching              

        The UNF Rock Climbing Club will have to start looking for another place to practice, as the South Metro Family YMCA on Philips Highway, which is the only public rock climbing gym is Jacksonville, closes when it lease ends.

          The lease officially expires April 14, but the rock portion of the YMCA gym will remain open with a limited schedule until July.

           However, they might be able to climb closer to UNF because a few rock climbers are looking to lease property for their own rock climbing gym near campus.

Minor league football comes to UNF

              The Jacksonville Knights professional minor league football team will face off against the Florida Falcons March 27 at Hodges Stadium.

              So far, the Knight are ranked fourth in the 18-team Florida Football Alliance Power Poll as of March 9 at 3:30 p.m. There will be four more games at UNF against the Bobcats, Falcons, Panthers and Jacksonville Axemen this season.

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Osprey outfielder earns Player of the Week title

              Senior outfielder Preston Hale for the UNF baseball team was named the Atlantic Sun Player of Week for the second time in his career and the first time this season, according to the UNF Athletics Web site.

              Hale was awarded the honor after he led the Ospreys to a 5-1 record this week. 

           Hale hit safely in all six games and recorded multiple hits in five. 

           He had 30 plate appearances with only one strikeout.