In the blink of an eye, area high school student athletes went from planning spring break activities to the possibility of being held out of school for the remainder of the current academic year.
BARTOW — Even while dealing with a massive effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Polk County Board of County Commissioners has additional business to tend to, including the recent decision to okay the construction of a new stadium at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale.
It may not seem like it, but there were still some high school athletic events around earlier this month.
WINTER HAVEN — A couple early birdies from Janie Jackson (Huntsville, Alabama) — one at No. 2 to take a four-shot lead and another at No. 4 to claim a five-stroke advantage — was all she needed to separate herself from the pack at the Country Club of Winter Haven and win the 12th annual Flor…
CELEBRATION — The Ridge Community High School softball team traveled east on Feb. 27 to take on nearby Celebration High.
WINTER HAVEN — Mike Nichols still recalls an interaction with one of the players on the Symetra Tour in 2012.
Feltrim Sports Village in Haines City recently hosted the 2020 US Quidditch South Regional Championships.
WINTER HAVEN — The start to the 40th anniversary season for the Symetra Tour is right around the corner, as the 2020 “Road to the LPGA” begins with the 12th Annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at the Country Club of Winter Haven from March 6-8.
DAVENPORT — Davenport has a new football and cheerleader team — meet the Patriots!
Prior to Feb. 15, the Clermont East Ridge and Ridge Community boys varsity soccer teams had not been on the wrong side of a clean sheet this season simultaneously.
POLK COUNTY – The words “senior games” may call to mind images of lawn bowling, shuffleboard, scrabble, golf, euchre or bocce.
Neighboring girls basketball rivals Haines City and Ridge Community faced uphill climbs last Thursday.
WINTER HAVEN — The Polk State Eagles basketball team earned its 20th win of the season in decisive fashion Saturday afternoon, hosting and defeating St. Petersburg College 80-63 on the school's Winter Haven campus.
WINTER HAVEN – The RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational returns to town this weekend and two NCAA Division I programs will kickstart the action at historic Chain of Lakes Park.
HAINES CITY — Yes, it really is the game from the Harry Potter books and, yes, it really is coming to Haines City.
Polk State basketball set a school record Feb. 8, making 18 three-point shots in an 85-74 win over State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, in Bradenton.
Heading into their second season in the Florida Champion Football League, an adult amateur sports organization, the Polk County Rise are well positioned to make some noise this season.
CELEBRATION — The Ridge Community High boys basketball team traveled 14 miles northeast Jan. 30 to take on district rival Celebration and the Bolts returned to Davenport with a victory.
Maneuvering through their respective district brackets will provide a challenge for varsity boys basketball teams in the Four Corners News-Sun coverage area.
CLERMONT - Last week’s East Ridge-Ridge Community boys varsity soccer game stood out on the schedule like a flashing neon sign.
The Orange Belt Conference Boys Basketball Tournament takes place this week as Poinciana and Celebration look to make an impact among the eight-team varsity field.
WINTER HAVEN — Brandon Giles took over the Polk State College men’s basketball program on July 5, 2017. He had only a few weeks until school started and a whopping seven roster spots to fill.
HAINES CITY — On Friday, Dec. 13, the Feltrim Group will hold a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of its Feltrim Sports Village project.
A perfect storm of athletic achievements converged upon Celebration High School.
WINTER HAVEN — The Polk State College men’s basketball team is off to a red-hot start — and people are taking notice.
WINTER HAVEN — Something has gotten into the Polk State volleyball team.