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Green Dragons set for state

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -

— Four members of the Lake Placid track and field team will be making the trip to Bradenton over the weekend to compete in the Class 2A state track and field meet at IMG A...

Lewia no stranger to Boston Marathon

Sunday, May 1, 2016 -

While most runners would love the opportunity to compete in the Boston Marathon once in their lifetime, Sebring’s Peter Lewia just wrapped up his 11th trip over the famous 26.2-mile course. He had an inkling that ...

Fulfilling a runner’s dream

Sunday, May 1, 2016 -

There are plenty of opportunities for local runners. With a seemingly endless number of weekend 5K runs for a variety of worthwhile charities, there is something for everybody. But every once in a while you have to stret...

Bonner signs with Barons

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 -

Sebring wrestler Eli Bonner will be making the jump to wrestling in the collegiate ranks after signing with the Brewton-Parker Barons in Mount Vernon, Ga.

Devils fall to Scorpions

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 -

— All season long the Avon Park Red Devils came up with big hits when they needed them. That magic left for a bit in Wednesday’s Class 5A regional quarterfinal game a...

Panthers win home finale

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 -

AVON PARK — Winning hasn’t necessarily come easy for South Florida State College Panthers, but on Monday they found a way to get the job done in their last game of the season at Panther Field. After watchin...

Red Devils take districts

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 -

AVON PARK — After a nerve-wracking 2-1 victory over Hardee on Tuesday to open the Class 5A-District 10 playoffs, the Avon Park Red Devils were looking for an easier time in Friday’s title game against McKee...

Dragons rally, Streaks stunned

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 -

In a best-of-seven-game series, the better team is going to win the majority of the time. In a single-game playoff anything can happen and the Sebring Blue Streaks saw their season come to an abrupt end at Firemen’...

District baseball playoffs begin

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 -

Playing at home to open the district tournament isn’t likely to be too high up on a team’s of post-season goals, but it’s certainly a good start and Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring will each be ge...

Three Streaks sign with colleges

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 -

— The Sebring Blue Streaks baseball squad is more of a family than a team and it shows in what they do both on and off the field. When something good happens for a fellow Blue...

Sebring seniors shine in victory

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 -

— The Sebring Blue Streaks sent their seniors out in style on Tuesday night at Firemen’s Field, winning an 11-1, five-inning game over Lake Placid. The Blue Streaks hon...

Sebring ready for districts

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 -

The Sebring Blue Streaks are gearing for the two-day Class 3A-Distric8 track and field meet. The field events take place today at Winter Haven, while the running events take place Thursday at Poinciana.

Drag racing packs them in

Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 -

SEBRING — Anybody wondering how drag racing at Sebring International Raceway was going to be received, needed only to show up on Thursday, the first night of eight planned drag racing dates this year. A solid turno...

Streaks roll past Sharks

Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks are heating up at the right time, as they steam-rolled all three opponents this past week, capping it off with a 5-0 blanking of Class 7A Gulf Coast at Firemen’s Field on ...

Streaks cap off unbeaten season

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 -

SEBRING — The Sebring boys track and field team put the final touches on a perfect regular season on Tuesday, winning a five-team meet to post a 23-0 record during the season. The Blue Streaks tallied 112.5 points...

LP girls finish 2nd in Sebring

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks hosted Hardee, DeSoto, Lake Placid and Avon Park in a five-team meet at Firemen’s Field on Tuesday, as teams begin to gear-up for next week’s district meets.

Red Devils rout Bulldogs

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 -

AVON PARK — There are a number of high school pitchers who can beat you when they have their best stuff. But the sign of a really good pitcher is one who can beat you when he doesn’t and Avon Park’s ...

Dragons rally for win

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 -

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid was looking for a bit of confidence heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. The Green Dragons received a healthy dose of it Friday night, as Lake Placid rallied from a 7-2...

Shank set for Sebring return

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 -

— One of the most anticipated car debuts last season was the Honda Performance Development ARX-04b, the successor to the highly reliable and successful ARX-03b. Tequila Patr&#...

Lippett returns to Sebring

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 -

SEBRING — Former Blue Streak Ronnie Lippett enjoyed a great deal of success after leaving Sebring, first with the Miami Hurricanes and later with the New England Patriots. He also received a great deal of heat fro...

Acura unveils NSX GT3 car

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 -

When International Motor Sports Association President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Atherton said the decision to move to GT3 specifications for the WeatherTech series’ two GT classes was going to pay off in t...

Devils rally past Sebring

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 -

SEBRING — When the Sebring Blue Streaks and Avon Park Red Devils get together on the diamond you expect to see a close, well-played game. The close game was there Tuesday night, although the well-played game aspec...

Tequila Patron ESM on fire

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 -

Luis Felipe Derani doesn’t race much in the United States, something his fellow competitors in the first two rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are probably grateful for. After stealing the show in D...

Corvette maintains winning ways

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 -

SEBRING — There were plenty of leaders at one point in time or another in the GTLM class of Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, but all that matters is where you are at the end and it was the No. 4 Corvette Rac...

CORE impressive in win

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 -

SEBRING — The LMPC class may not get the attention of the Prototype class on the GTLM class, but they put on one of the best shows during Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, as the No. 54 CORE autosport Flex-Bo...

Future of IMSA looks very bright

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 -

Fans of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have quite a bit to look forward to in the future. They were given a glimpse of the changes taking place in the series in the GT classes this year; changes which resulted in...

Tequila Patrón ESM wins Sebring

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 -

SEBRING — Tequila Patron ESM overcame all comers and a brutal kick from Mother Nature to capture the 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida in dramatic fashion on Saturday, as Pipo Deran...

Bodymotion Racing takes CTSC

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 -

SEBRING — Friday’s afternoon’s feature race, the Continetal Tire SportsCar Challenge gave fans plenty of good racing, but the best of it was done by the team of Cameron Cassels and Trent Hindman, who...

Shank rebounds in a big way

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 -

SEBRING — What a difference 24 hours made for Michael Shank Racing. Well, not quite 24 hours, it may have been closer to 20, but those 20 hours may have seemed a lot longer at times.

Pruett ready to pull double duty

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 -

SEBRING — The only thing better than having Scott Pruett in your car is having Scott Pruett in two cars and Action Express Racing may have just that for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring. With Joao Barbosa jus...

New team, same dream for Faust

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 -

SEBRING — While endurance racing takes place all over the globe, the racing community is actually a fairly small, close-knit one. There are times that definitely has its advantages and Sebring native Shawn “...

Taylor brothers are fan favorites

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 -

SEBRING — One of the biggest differences between NASCAR and sportscar racing are the stars of each. In NASCAR, it’s all about the drivers. In sportscar racing, it’s all about the cars, but if there i...

Merger better than expected

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 -

Like most fans of the old American Le Mans Series I was a bit dismayed when news of the merger between the ALMS and Grand-Am Road Racing into what is now the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship first came out. While I did...

Rum Bum equals excellence

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 -

SEBRING — If you haven’t noticed the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche 997 on the track during the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, it’s through no fault of the team. Rum Bum Racing makes it easy to...

Action Express set to defend title

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 -

Winning the 12 Hours of Sebring is one of the toughest tasks in endurance racing. Winning it back-to-back years is even more difficult, but the drivers of the No. 5 Action Express Mustang Sampling Corvette DP see no reas...

Class of 2016 is special

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 -

Every two years a new class is inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame and some of the legends of sportscar racing are permanently enshrined at Sebring International Raceway. But the Hall of Fame committee outdid themselv...

Milner set for Sebring

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 -

Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler will be the ones doing all the work inside the No. 4 Corvette C7.R during Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, but they’ll be far from alone,...

Magnussen looking for win No. 5

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 -

Corvette Racing gave fans at the Rolex 24 At Daytona plenty of excitement at the end of the race, as the No. 4 Corvette C7.R and the No. 3 C7.R battled down the wire. At the finish line, it was the No. 4 Corvette which f...

No slowing down for Nunez

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 -

Few people are likely to be as happy to see Race Week finally arrive in Sebring as Mazda Prototype driver Tristan Nunez. Once he’s behind the wheel of the team’s 190 mile-per-hour LMP2, can he begin to slow...

12 Hours is wide-open event

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 -

Long gone are the days where fans of the 12 Hours of Sebring need only choose between the No. 1 Audi or the No. 2 Audi when trying to choose the race winner. A wide-open field will take the green flag for the 64th versio...

Dalziel ready for Sebring, WEC

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 -

Visit Florida Racing/Tequila Patron ESM driver Ryan Dalziel knows a bit about shifting gears. But he’ll be making a huge shift after next Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, as he goes from trying to beat Tequi...

Robinson, Saunders earn class wins

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 -

— Saturday’s record field of 78 cars split among two races was a great sign for Trans Am Series enthusiasts. Not only is the series thriving, but that also meant some e...

Bupp pulls Trans Am stunner

Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 -

— Veteran racecar driver Kerry Hitt is still going strong at 70 years old. The 2002 Grand-Am AGT class driving champion finished sixth in the Trans Am Series TA driver’...