Northwest Florida Varsity - Panhandle Sports West
NICEVILLE – Stephanie Pridgen’s a seasoned vet. P.J. Shaw’s a freshman phenom.
Pridgen is 18 years old and preparing for the independence that comes with college life. Shaw isn’t even old enough to drive, let alone watch a Rated-R movie. READ MORE
Niceville – So just how good of a coach is Chris Poate?
So good, in fact, that even in the offseason the Niceville tennis coach makes time for his players. Just ask Daily News Boys Tennis Player of the year P.J. Shaw, who regularly calls up Poate for instruction. READ MORE
When it comes to P.J. Shaw, the only area tennis player to individually qualify for the 3A State Tournament, several subplots loom large.
Reminiscent of the money-in-the-bank nature of Novak Djokovic’s dominant backhand or Roger Federer’s overpowering forehand, the Leon girls and boys tennis teams were a lock to win last year’s district titles. READ MORE
FORT WALTON BEACH – The Niceville boys won the battle of the third-set tiebreaker. The Niceville girls, meanwhile, relied on a sweep in singles play.
View a photo gallery from the matches >&... READ MORE