Wewa’s Guffey signs to play for College of Central Florida

Seated at a table located in front of home plate between her parents, Jennifer and Jamie Guffey, and flanked by her teammates and coaches, Wewa Senior Pitcher Haley Guffey signed a scholarship with the College of Central Florida Patriots.

The ceremony took place just after the Wewa and Port St. Joe junior varsity teams had played to a scoreless tie in a pitcher’s duel between Gator 8th grader Severa Haney and Tiger Shark 8th grader Haley Green.

Following Guffey’s signing, she went on to strike out 14 St. Joe batters and lead the varsity Gators to an 8-2 win over St. Joe. (More details about the contest will be in next week’s Star.)

Central Florida is a junior college competing in the Mid-Florida Conference, which they won in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021. The 2019 team finished 3rd in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association).

In making her decision to become a Patriot, Guffey said that she would be “more challenged there,” and that “they will push me harder. I like to work for my spot,” and “I’m going to go there, work hard, and do the best I can.”

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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