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Camp Joy Midnight 5K does well

Camp Joy Midnight 5K does well

SEBRING — More than 100 runners completed the Camp Joy 5K Midnight run at Sebring International Raceway in the first hours of Saturday, while another 32 competed in Friday night’s 5K relay race. Proceeds from the event benefit Camp Joy,...
Published: 08/31/15
2016 will be Scully’s final year

2016 will be Scully’s final year

LOS ANGELES — Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.
Published: 08/31/15
Dean regains points lead

Dean regains points lead

It was a strong weekend for Sebring’s John Dean II and his Sick Sideways racing team at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. Dean ended up with a win and a third-place finish, which put him back atop the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented ...
Published: 08/30/15
Red Devils whip Bulldogs

Red Devils whip Bulldogs

FROSTPROOF — Avon Park’s Moise Satine ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass to lead the Red Devils to a 12-6 season-opening win over Frostproof on Friday night at Faris Brannen Stadium.
Published: 08/30/15

Tropical storm a blessing and curse

The Florida freshwater fishing forecast for the last two days of August and the beginning of September will be dominated by this year’s first tropical storm, Erika. The full moon occurred yesterday and the moon arrives at its closest orbit poi...
Published: 08/30/15
Blue Streaks batter Bulldogs

Blue Streaks batter Bulldogs

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 looks, it could have been eve...
Published: 08/29/15
Storm rolls through Lake Placid

Storm rolls through Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid coach Jerry Hudnell knew there were going to be some growing pains this season. That was to be expected when learning a completely brand-new, complex system, but the main thing was to learn each week and grow as a tea...
Published: 08/29/15
Blue Streaks handle Highlanders

Blue Streaks handle Highlanders

SEBRING — The Sebring boys golf team utilized its superior depth to roll past Lake Wales in a dual match at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club on Tuesday.
Published: 08/29/15
Dragons sweep at Sebring

Dragons sweep at Sebring

SEBRING — Local swimming teams got to show their stuff, as well as see what the competition has on Thursday night at Sebring, as the Blue Streaks, Avon Park, Lake Placid and Hardee faced off in a four-team meet. The opening round went to the G...
Published: 08/29/15
Kidney disease doesn’t slow down Merritt

Kidney disease doesn’t slow down Merritt

BEIJING — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over.
Published: 08/29/15