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.
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…
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.
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…
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
WINTER HAVEN — What a difference a healthy roster can make.
The Florida High School Athletic Association girls volleyball district tournaments are now less than one month away and plenty of important matches remain on the regular-season schedule.
HAINES CITY – The “Mean Green Machine” of 1973 was on the field, together again, after 46 years.
FROSTPROOF – Twenty years ago, the Frostproof Bulldogs won the FHSAA Class 2A State Football Championship. Sixteen players and five coaches from the 1999 team were honored during a halftime ceremony at Brannen Stadium this past Friday.
It was a pretty good week last week for sports fans in Polk, especially if soccer is your thing.
Noah Sims scored twice to lead Auburndale to the FHSAA Class 4A, District 7 boys soccer championship last week. Dante Lavigne and Ben Pigg also found the back of the net for the Bloodhounds.
LAKE WALES – Officials from the Lake Wales Charter Schools system and the Polk County Public Schools Board agree that operation of the three middle schools in the city is problematic, but there was little agreement about what to do about it during a city-sponsored community forum on the topi…
Turns out they can play pretty good basketball in Highlands County, too.
Football fans are familiar with the rule that once a team has a 35-point lead on an opponent, the clock does not stop for the rest of the game. There's something similar in high-school soccer, as well.
With school going back in session after the holidays, that means local high-school girls basketball teams will jump back into the heart of their district games this month, making it a good time to get a gauge on where some of the East Polk teams stand.
WINTER HAVEN — Scott Robinson has had strong teams during his first three seasons at All Saints Academy.