Mayor Bo Patterson and the Port St. Joe City Commission unanimously supported proclaiming this week as Tiger Shark Baseball Week in honor of the Class 1A state championships the Tiger Sharks recently won.

Commissioners approved a proclamation Tuesday which detailed the six-game postseason winning streak that ended in the state title as well as running down the roster of the team.

The team was honored for its “outstanding” performance and the “grit and determination” demonstrated during the championship run.


District to honor Fortner

The Gulf County School Board on Tuesday approved a resolution which will rename the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball complex in honor of the late Coach “Scootsie” Fortner.

Henceforth, after formal dedication, the complex will be renamed “Coach Charles “Scootsie” Fortner Field, Home of the Lady Gators.”

The wording was specifically requested by the family of the late coach, who passed away during the Lady Gators’ run to the Class 1A state softball title.

Fortner, for all intents and purposes, was Wewahitchka High School softball for nearly three decades, building a program that has won three state titles and more than a dozen district titles.