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Friday, Oct 09, 2015

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Streaks set for Pirates

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 -

The Sebring Blue Streaks will look to put a damper on Port Charlotte’s homecoming festivities tonight when they travel to face the Pirates in a non-district game.

Setting school records regularly

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 -

AVON PARK — For many students the thought of moving to a brand new school in the middle of the school year would be a terrifying thought. For Logan Carroll, moving to Avon Park in February of his sophomore year wa...

FootGolf gets great reviews

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 -

Panthers climbing the charts

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 -

— The South Florida State College Panthers certainly lived up to their No. 18 ranking IN Saturday morning’s Panther Invitational. The Panthers hosted their lone home ...

Streaks rally past ‘Hounds

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 -

SEBRING — After watching a 29-14 lead to Auburndale disappear on Friday night, the Sebring Blue Streaks could have got down of themselves. Instead Sebring took Auburndale’s best punch and then delivered a f...

Dean wins MX5-Cup title

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 -

BRASELTON, Ga. — Sebring’s John Dean II captured the Battery Tender Mazda MX5-Cup championship with a fourth-place finish in the final race of the season on Friday at Road Atlanta. Friday’s finish co...

Streaks, Dragons in district action

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 -

The Lake Placid Green Dragons have done their best work on the road so far this season and look to see that trend continue tonight when they travel to Lakeland to face the Tenoroc Titans in a Class 4A-District 6 match-up...

Taylor loving life in Wisconsin

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 -

Lake Placid graduate Johnny Taylor had his choice of states to go to when it came time to pick a college. After weighing his options, he decided to head to Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisc., a move that&#x...

Seeing world via racing

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 -

When Sebring native Shawn Faust first hooked up with Tequila Patrón ESM, he knew he’d be logging some serious miles. With the team competing in the American Le Mans Series, along with doing some things in Gra...

Green Dragons race past Griffins

Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 -

LEHIGH ACRES — The Lake Placid Green Dragons put a damper on Gateway Charter’s homecoming, scoring 19 unanswered second-half points to post a 32-14 victory in a Class 4A-District 6 game that was played at E...

Blue Streaks welcome Wildcats

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 -

The Sebring Blue Streaks renew their rivalry with longtime nemesis Hardee tonight at Firemen’s Memorial Field. Despite being in different districts, the annual game between neighboring county teams is a big one.

ChumpCar rolls into Sebring

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 -

SEBRING — There’s no doubt that Sebring International Raceway plays host to some of the finest road racing vehicles in existence. From the factory Corvettes and Porsches in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar C...

Panthers making big strides

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 -

The South Florida State College Panthers cross-country team competed in their second meet of the season on Saturday, when they raced in the Mountain Dew Invitational at the University of Florida. The Panthers finished 10...

Bishop Verot runs past Lake Placid

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — When you’ve just been beaten 42-0, but the opposing team’s coach would rather talk about your effort than his own team’s in a post-game interview, you know that you must be doing...

Streaks start districts on road

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 -

Sebring coach LaVaar Scott has watched his team run off three solid victories to open the season, but he also has been around long enough to know that in the grand scheme of things, those three games don’t mean th...

ESM looking for strong finish

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 -

Tequila Patrón ESM knew that this season was going to be a bit of a transition year for the team. Making the move to a new car and a new series — the FIA World Endurance Championship — the Florida-base...

Dean ready for Road Atlanta

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 -

SEBRING — Sebring’s John Dean II has been involved in racing for a number of years, so when he says the two upcoming Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup races at Road Atlanta are the biggest races of his career, ...

Lowrance headed to Runoffs

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 -

SEBRING — The SCCA Runoffs are the biggest event each year for the Sports Car Club of America and for the first time since 1969, it will be held at Daytona International Speedway. One person who already has plans ...

Streaks clamp down on Jaguars

Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 -

SEBRING — If you had the Sebring Blue Streaks defense in your fantasy football league, you would be sitting in pretty good shape after Friday’s game against East Lee County. The Blue Streaks forced eight tu...

Blackman Invitational takes place Saturday

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 -

SEBRING — One of the traditions in Highlands County swimming will take place Saturday, as the annual Blackman Invitational will be held at the Sebring High School swimming pool. Eleven teams, consisting of roughly...

Streaks back home after big win

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks are back in the familiar confines of Firemen’s Field tonight to face the East Lee County Jaguars. It is Sebring’s final game before beginning district play next wee...

Streaks race past Warriors

Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 -

— The Sebring Blue Streaks seemingly had Saturday’s game with Westminster Christian under control. But the Warriors put up a fight, both on the field and off, befo...

Dragons battle in loss to Terriers

Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 -

MOORE HAVEN — The Lake Placid Green Dragons showed glimpses of becoming a pretty good football team Friday night at Moore Haven’s Joe Brown Stadium. The Green Dragons battled back from a 27-0 deficit and ma...

Streaks, Dragons hit the road

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 -

After playing their first two games of the season in Highlands County, both the Sebring Blue Streaks and Lake Placid Green Dragons are prepared to hit the road this week. The Green Dragons will travel to Moore Haven for ...

Streaks, Panthers have trial run

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 -

AVON PARK — It was a day of firsts at South Florida State College on Saturday. It was the season debut of the two Sebring cross-country teams, but it also marked the debut of the South Florida State College women&...

Blue Streaks batter Bulldogs

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks put on another impressive performance Friday night, taking care of business in a 41-0 victory over the DeSoto Bulldogs at Fireman’s Field. As impressive as the final score...

Blue Streaks hosting Bulldogs

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 -

— For the second straight week the Sebring Blue Streaks will be rekindling an old rivalry. After playing Lake Placid for the first time since 2010 a week ago, the Blue Streaks...

Matching hole-in-ones

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

— When O.H. Foster and John Harrison teed off Monday afternoon in the Jim Travis Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club Men’s Golf Association group, they didn’t have any ...

Blue Streaks set to swim

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks are one team definitely looking forward to the new high school swimming season. Coming off a solid season that saw the Sebring boys claim the Class 2A-District 9 title and the gi...

Streaks power past Dragons

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 -

— The scoreboard at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field may have read “Sebring 46, Lake Placid 0” when Friday’s Kickoff Classic was over, but both teams ...

Leonard set for Homestead

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 -

Lake Placid’s Randy Leonard knows a bit about cars, which isn’t surprising considering he’s the operations manager for Alan Jay Automotive Network. Being a pickup guy at heart, which is what he drive...

Streaks eager to start season

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks spent much of the summer lifting weights together and playing in 7 on 7 leagues together. They’ve spent the past week-and-a-half hitting each other, so they’re defi...

Sertoma season winds up

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 - SEBRING — The 2015 Sertoma Junior Golf Tour came to a close on Saturday at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club’s Island View Lakefront Restaurant with the traditional awards banquet. Season-long awards were ...

Close calls in Tour Championship

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 -

SEBRING — Thirty-six holes wasn’t enough to decide the winner of the Sertoma Junior Golf tour’s Tour Championship 16 to 18 boys division, so Sam Rogers and Andrew Wally went to a playoff. Rogers won ...

Titles up for grabs

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour will wrap-up its 2015 season on Saturday, as the two-day Tour Championship takes place at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club. The event will be worth 75 points to the winners, whic...

Estes named president, general manager at SIR

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 -

— The International Motor Sports Association announced Wayne Estes as president and general manager of Sebring International Raceway on Wednesday. His first day will be Monday...

Rock’n Heartland triathlon Saturday

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 -

AVON PARK — The second and final Rock’n Heartland Youth Triathlon takes place Saturday at South Florida State College. The first event of the year was held in May.

A model of consistency

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — High school sports teams tend to have peaks and valleys, but the Lake Placid swimming and diving team isn’t your typical squad. The Green Dragons have become the standard of excellence in High...