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…

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 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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

LAKE WALES — The Kegel Training Center, located just off of U.S. 27 in Lake Wales, played host to a showcase event for the Professional Bowlers Association earlier this month.

Has anyone in the country – any level, any conference – played a more difficult schedule than the Warner University men's basketball team? So far this season, the Royals have played the No. 2, No. 4, No. 9, No. 11 and No. 19 ranked teams in the NAIA.

BARTOW – The Bartow varsity cheerleaders came away with their fifth straight competition win this year Dec. 15 — and they seem to have more on the way.

Auburndale was expected to be one of the top boys soccer teams in the area, and so far the Bloodhounds haven't disappointed, especially on defense.

The Florida High School Athletic Association released its updated classifications and districts for football Friday morning, with implications for programs throughout Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales and other surrounding areas.

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