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In a season that was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Camille Carnes went 6-2 in both singles and doubles tennis for Winter Haven High School. Her performance earned her first team all-county honors and she was recognized for being the most improved player.

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In a season that was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole Parker went 5-0 in singles and 4-1 in doubles for Lake Wales High School’s girls tennis team.

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The NBA G League announced June 26 that Orlando Magic Two-Way player BJ Johnson and Lakeland Magic player Josh Magette have been named to the All-NBA G League Second Team and Orlando Magic Two-Way player Vic Law has been named to the All-NBA G League Third Team.

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After joining the boys weightlifting team his freshman year of high school, Joshua Jones made huge strides in the sport. In his senior year, which was shortened due to the pandemic, Jones went 4-1 with a max of 330 pounds on the bench press and a max of 250 pounds in the clean-and-jerk.

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Despite the rain interrupting every game on June 7 at the Gator Crawl travel baseball showcase in Gainesville, it didn’t stop Kooper Coconato from tearing it up in his limited appearances at the plate. In two games, Coconato went 2-for-2 and drove in five RBIs in both games.

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* Polk County student-athletes began summer conditioning Monday, June 15, at school facilities under new guidelines due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Evan Newell has been fishing since he was able to walk. Newell, who is heading into his sophomore year at Santa Fe Catholic High in Lakeland, competed in three tournaments during the school year and won two of them.

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Dawson Davis, a graduating senior at Lake Region High, is set to play baseball at Piedmont International University in Roxboro, North Carolina. He officially signed to play on May 30. Through eight games, Davis tallied three RBIs and hit one double before the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short.

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Jona Goolsby, a senior at Lake Wales high school, got off to a tremendous start at the plate this season, batting .514 with a .564 on-base percentage and 14 runs scored. Goolsby committed to Florida National University on a visit in November and will be competing to start at second base.

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In a shortened baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Region High’s Zach Calcutt hit .280 while going 1-1 as a pitcher with a 1.56 earned run average. Calcutt recently committed to play baseball at Webber International University. He’ll likely be a pitcher for Webber.

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Earlier this month, the Florida High School Athletic Association released the Academic Team Champions for the abbreviated 2020 spring season, as well as the overall class winners for the 2019-20 year. The spring high school sports season was stopped March 14 and then cancelled April 20 due t…

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Christina Myers, a senior at Winter Haven High, officially signed to play college lacrosse at Midland University on May 1. Myers primarily played defense for Winter Haven.

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Alycia Celia is a freshman outfielder for the Webber International University softball team, hitting .286 in 14 games in her debut season before it was cut short by the pandemic. As a junior and senior in high school, Celia made first team in her district and was the Criminal Justice Academy…

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In a shortened season that only lasted 18 games, Dalton Boyd hit one home run with three doubles, and scored seven runs as a sophomore for the Polk State College baseball team. Defensively, Boyd played catcher and did not commit an error all season.

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Dani Barnhill, a senior catcher for the Fort Meade softball team, really started to put things together just before play was suspended due to the spread of Coronavirus. Barnhill went 4-for-8 in her final two games with two doubles and three RBIs.

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LAKE WALES — Ana Pizarro arrived in Lake Wales a couple of years ago and, after taking the job coaching the Lake Wales High swim team, realized the program did not have a club swim team to function as a feeder.

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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…

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The Florida Tropics rallied three times from a one-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Tacoma Stars, 8-7, in overtime Feb. 27, assuring the Tropics of their first ever berth in the Major Arena Soccer League Playoffs.

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Bartow High’s Colby Trudeau placed third in the 195-pound weight class at last week’s Class 3A-Region 2 meet hosted by Osceola High School. The top-four finish enabled Trudeau to qualify for the upcoming Florida High School Athletic Association individual state championships (March 6-7) at S…

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The Lake Region Thunder baseball team has gotten off to a strong start this spring, opening the season with three wins in its first four games. One of the reasons for the early success is the play of Nick Maze. Against the LaBelle Cowboys, Maze pitched a complete-game shutout and also went 3…

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Despite having a relatively late start in the sport, Faith Garza — a junior at Lake Wales High — has quickly established herself as one of the best weightlifters in the state.

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