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Athletic grass turf fields throughout Ocala closing for summer maintenance

Effective immediately, all athletic grass turf fields maintained by the City of Ocala are closing for summer maintenance. Playgrounds, pavilions, and walking trails will remain open during this time.

Volunteer coaches needed for upcoming co-ed children’s basketball league

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is currently looking for volunteer coaches to participate in the summer season of its Future Stars Basketball League, which will be held from June 6 to July 14 at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center.

Ocala Open Charity Pro-Am event raises $80,000 for two local organizations

The annual Ocala Open kicked off its three-day golf tournament on Tuesday with a Charity Pro-Am, and $80,000 was raised for Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services.

Adult Basketball League returning to E.D. Croskey Recreation Center

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting another season of its organized basketball league for teams and individuals looking to join a team. The league begins on April 12 and is open to adults over the age of 21.

Olympic gold medalist Erin Jackson to be inducted into Black History Museum of Marion County

The Howard Academy Community Center is preparing to induct Olympic gold medalist Erin Jackson into the Black History Museum of Marion County. During the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, she became the first black American woman to win a gold medal in an individual event.

City of Ocala welcoming home Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson, and Joey Mantia on Saturday

The City of Ocala will be welcoming home Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson, and Joey Mantia with a parade and recognition ceremony on Saturday, March 26. The event is free and open to the public.

City of Ocala honoring Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson, and Joey Mantia with parade

The City of Ocala will be welcoming home Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson, and Joey Mantia with a parade and recognition ceremony on Saturday, March 26. The event is free and open to the public.

Trinity Catholic High School to host ceremony for Olympic medalist Brittany Bowe

Trinity Catholic High School is preparing to welcome Olympic medalist Brittany Bowe back to its campus for a celebration and the community is invited.

United States medal recap from 2022 Olympic Winter Games

The United States won 25 medals at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, including three speed skating medals from Ocala residents Erin Jackson, Brittany Bowe, and Joey Mantia. Check out the full list of American medal winners.

Joey Mantia narrowly misses medal in men’s mass start speed skating event

Joey Mantia narrowly missed his first individual medal by one-thousandth of a second in his final speed skating event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Saturday.

Brittany Bowe wins bronze medal in 1,000-meter speed skating event

Congratulations to Ocala native Brittany Bowe who earned her first-ever individual speed skating medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Thursday morning.

Joey Mantia wins bronze medal in men’s team pursuit speed skating event

Congratulations to local speed skater and Olympic medalist Joey Mantia. He led his teammates to a bronze medal during the men's team pursuit speed skating event on Tuesday.

Erin Jackson wins 500-meter speed skating gold medal

Congratulations to local speed skater and Olympic gold medalist Erin Jackson. On Sunday, she became the first American to win the 500-meter speed skating event since 1994.

Registration now open for Ocala spring T-ball leagues

Registration is now open for the spring season of the Tiny Mite and Mighty Mite T-ball leagues for children ages 3 to 6.

Joey Mantia competes in 1,500-meter speed skating event at Olympic Winter Games

On Tuesday morning, Ocala resident Joey Mantia kicked off his slate of Olympic Winter Games speed skating events with the men’s 1,500-meter.

Brittany Bowe competes in first of three events at 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Brittany Bowe took to the ice on Monday morning for the first of her three scheduled events at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Fort King National Historic Landmark to fire cannons during GRIT Strength Challenge

The annual GRIT Strength Challenge is returning to Fort King National Historic Landmark on Saturday, and artillery volunteers will be firing cannons during the event.

2022 Olympic Winter Games underway, Ocala speed skaters competing in multiple events

The 2022 Olympic Winter Games are officially underway in Beijing, and three Ocala speed skaters will be representing the United States in multiple events.

Team-based GRIT Strength Challenge competition returning to Fort King this weekend

The team-based GRIT Strength Challenge returns to Fort King this weekend and competitors will use primitive objects from the 1800's.

New Year, New Me 5K race hits Carney Island trail this weekend

Marion County residents looking for a healthy start to the new year can participate in the New Year, New Me 5K race at Carney Island this weekend.

Contractor seeks $72,000 contract with City of Ocala for Fort King Tennis Court resurfacing

An Ocala-based company is hoping that city council members approve a $72,600 contract for the resurfacing of Fort King Tennis Center's clay courts.

Upcoming ‘Skillz and Drillz’ program teaches children sports fundamentals

A month-long introductory sports program for children between the ages of 4 and 7 begins next month at Lillian F. Bryan Community Center.

GRIT Strength Challenge returning to Fort King next month

The team-based GRIT Strength Challenge returns to Fort King next month and event participants will use primitive objects from the 1800's throughout the competition.

Ocala speed skaters heading to Beijing for 2022 Winter Olympics

After this past week's U.S. Olympic Trials, Ocala speed skaters Brittany Bowe, Joey Mantia, and Erin Jackson have qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.