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.
The Winter Haven girls varsity basketball team is within two victories of the program’s sixth Florida High School Athletic Association state championship.
Who qualified as an at-large team? What do the opening-round matchups look like?
Being the first person from a particular program to accomplish something as significant as signing with a college is a great achievement. Lake Region senior cheerleader Cassie Euverand did just that when she officially signed with Saint Leo University on National Signing Day earlier this mon…
POLK COUNTY – The words “senior games” may call to mind images of lawn bowling, shuffleboard, scrabble, golf, euchre or bocce.
With the FHSAA dual team state championships having been completed last month, the time for individual achievement on the mat is approaching. Boys individual bracketed district tournaments get underway this week, with the top four finishers in each weight class advancing to regionals.
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 Boston College baseball team took on Northern Illinois in a four-game series this weekend at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven.
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.
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.
Charting last week’s developments in girls and boys soccer, as well as girls basketball, involved a few geometric concepts.
Magnus Darrington, 14, is an eighth grader at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. Despite yet being a freshman, Darrington is a member of the school’s varsity soccer team and recently was chosen to compete for the Florida team in the Regional Olympic Development Program Championship last mon…
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.
For the third time in four years, Bartow Middle School’s boys basketball team won the county championship with its 61-45 win over Discovery Academy at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland on Jan. 12.
The Lake Wales girls varsity soccer team is headed to the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 5A regional quarterfinals as a district champion. The top-seeded Highlanders scored twice in the waning minutes of regulation and then netted the decisive goal during a second-overtime pe…
Beating an elite team is no small task, let alone doing that while missing many of your players.
The storied Bartow High School competitive cheerleading program won yet another FHSAA championship this past weekend, with the Yellow Jackets placing first in the FHSAA Class 2A Large Co-Ed Division.
Bartow High’s annual Mosaic Stinger Shootout will help put the finishing touches on what has been an eventful 2019-20 regular season in boys basketball.
The Lake Region Thunder had been on a tear, winning eight straight games before nail-biting loss to the Lake Gibson Braves last week. One of the main contributors to the Thunder’s (14-6), stellar season is senior guard B.J. Harris. Harris has played on varsity for four years and is averaging…
EAGLE LAKE — The Lake Region boys basketball team continued its strong season and extended its winning streak to seven games Jan. 23 with a 72-63 win over visiting Frostproof.
You could already see district tournament matchups taking shape when the Florida High School Athletic Association posted its first set of varsity soccer playoff rankings one week before Christmas.
The Florida High School Athletic Association Girls Weightlifting State Championship Series kicks off this week at the district level.
Winter Haven’s girls varsity soccer team has several reasons to be optimistic with postseason play on the horizon.
Last week the Florida High School Athletic Association released its first set of boys basketball playoff rankings.
After winning a first round match 1-0 in the Judge’s Cup, the Bartow Soccer Club team ran through the rest of the tournament en route to winning the cup. Nicanor Moya, 14, plays midfield for Bartow Soccer Club and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
POLK COUNTY — Winter Haven (14.349 power rating) and Bartow (12.489) lead the way in the Class 6A-District 6 girls basketball playoff rankings and will assuredly be among the top two seeds when the district tournament tips off Feb. 4 at Bartow High. Lake Howell (4.045) was the only other sch…
Polk County played host to a high school senior all-star football game over the weekend.
Lake Wales High School head football coach Tavaris Johnson was named the 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year Dec. 29 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Being a leader on a team is far from an easy task — let alone being thrown into that role in your first season with the team. Jasmine Edwards is in her first season for the Haines City Hornets (7-6) girls basketball team, after spending three seasons at John Glenn High School in Michigan. Ed…
The Bartow and Winter Haven boys varsity basketball teams entered the holidays on winning stretches. And hoop pundits appeared to notice.
The Bartow Yellow Jackets boys soccer team has had a tremendous start to the season with a record of 11-1-1. One of the main catalysts for that is sophomore Ray Kinzy. Kinzy, who plays forward and occasionally plays defense, also, leads Bartow with 10 goals and also has six assists.
Being one of the top girls basketball players for a program like Winter Haven is nothing to scoff at. Trinity Hardy isn’t just that, but she’s the captain as well. Hardy is a junior and plays multiple positions for the Blue Devils. She is Winter Haven’s leading scorer at 18 points per game. …
The Lake Wales girls soccer team has gotten off to a strong start this season, with a record of 5-1-1 as of Dec. 16. One of the main catalysts for the Highlanders’ success has been Delaney Elder. Elder, a senior captain, leads the team with nine goals and plays forward and striker.
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.
WINTER HAVEN - Team Rainey won the 2019 Andre Berto Turkey Bowl held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, at the newly-renovated Lake Maude Park.
WINTER HAVEN — The Polk State College men’s basketball team is off to a red-hot start — and people are taking notice.
BARTOW — Tavaris Johnson knew the real work was just beginning.
- Frisbie: Florida Legislature shouldn’t mess with success
- Chastain-Skillman named Lake Wales Connected design firm
- Symetra Tour set to swing through Winter Haven with Florida’s Natural Charity Classic
- Photos: Good times roll in Lake Wales for Mardi Gras parade
- Winter Haven girls basketball headed to state semifinal for 5th time in 6 seasons