About WOODY WOMMACK
Growing up on a Christmas tree farm in rural Oregon, 13 miles from a town with a population just over 800, life as a member of the media was the last thing on my mind. After moving at age 10 to the big city (Cottage Grove, Ore. population 8,000) I discovered cable TV and more importantly 24-hour news and sports. During my teenage years I became more and more fond to the idea of being a sports reporter, and turned in my ball and cleats for a microphone and a computer. I worked in local radio and then for the local newspaper before leaving Oregon one year after my high school graduation. After a brief stop in North Carolina I moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. I graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in Journalism and worked as a freelance sports writer until joining the Daily News in April 2009.
During my time as a freelancer I worked for publications all over the U.S., covering everything from little league to major college football, the NFL and the NBA. Papers, magazines and Web sites that have published my work include USA Today, the Orlando Sentinel, the Dallas Morning News, San Jose Mercury-News, Beckett Baseball, Yahoo.com, ESPN.com among many others.
I'm thrilled to be living and working in Southwest Florida but I'm still new to the area so if you have any story ideas, tips on good places to eat or any other feedback, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everblades head coach to return next season
Updated 07/02/2012 at 5:58 p.m.
Poss told the Daily News on Monday that he intends to coach Florida next season and is just waiting to finalize his contract with Everblades president and general manager Craig Brush.
Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning will play preseason game at Germain Arena
Updated 06/28/2012 at 7:49 p.m.
Southwest Florida hockey fans will have reason to celebrate this fall, and not just because the Florida Everblades are the defending Kelly Cup champions.
Blades players enjoying passing around the Kelly Cup
Published 06/20/2012 at 8 p.m.
It's been a nearly a month since the Florida Everblades skated off the Germain Arena ice with the first Kelly Cup in the team's 14-year history, but the celebration still hasn't ended.
Everblades lose Ratchuk to Austrian club
Published 06/19/2012 at 11:52 a.m.
The Florida Everblades lost a key member of their Kelly Cup Championship team on Tuesday, when defenseman Mike Ratchuk signed with Austrian club Olimpija Ljubljana.
Everblades put 11 on season-ending roster; qualifying offers come next
Published 06/15/2012 at 7:02 p.m.
The Florida Everblades released their season-ending roster on Friday, putting the team in good position to retain several members of its Kelly Cup championship lineup.
Pro football: Florida Tarpons dominate All-UIFL selections
Updated 06/15/2012 at 7:33 p.m.
The Florida Tarpons swept nearly all of the South Conference’s major awards when the All-Ultimate Indoor Football League team was released Friday.
College softball: Naples' Traina a steady hand for national champion Alabama
Published 06/07/2012 at 8 p.m.
At the beginning of the 2012 softball season, Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy asked each member of the Crimson Tide to pledge one intangible they’d bring to the team for the upcoming season. When it came time for former Naples ...
Everblades' Kelly Cup MVP goalie Muse signs deal with Carolina Hurricanes
Updated 06/07/2012 at 6:34 p.m.
During the Florida Everblades’ run to the Kelly Cup championship, goalie John Muse was spectacular, earning MVP honors and quickly becoming a fan favorite. On Thursday, Muse was rewarded for his stellar play during the 2011-12 season, earning a one-year ...
Prep football: Immokalee WR, FSU commit Jackson invited to 2014 All-America game
Published 06/07/2012 at 2:30 p.m.
The accolades continue to roll in for members of the Immokalee High football team. Rising junior J.C. Jackson, received an unexpected invitation to participate in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game on Wednesday, 18 months ahead of when the game ...
Pro hockey: Everblades announce protected list
Updated 06/01/2012 at 7:56 p.m.
With the Florida Everblades run to the Kelly Cup Finals taking the team all the way into late May, Friday’s protected list deadline sort of snuck up team president and general manager Craig Brush.
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