Recent Preps

  • Prep football capsules

    Lakeland at Viera, Victory Christian at University Christian

  • Winter Haven girls ranked No. 1 in first basketball poll

    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches in conjunction with Source Hoops released its first girls basketball state poll on Tuesday and Winter Haven was ranked No. 1 in Class 7A. The Blue Devils reached the Class 7A state semifinals a year ago...

  • Polk wrestlers get first taste of live action in preseason meet

    Polk wrestlers get first taste of live action in preseason meet

    LAKELAND – Sometimes there's less air in a larger room.
    Prep wrestling season officially opens Nov. 30, but four county schools hooked up for some preseason duals at Lakeland High School Gym on Tuesday morning.

  • Victory savors 'ugly' win, returns to 2A semifinals

    Victory savors  ugly  win  returns to 2A semifinals

    Defending state champion Victory Christian overcame a 113 yards in penalties to knock off Foundation Academy 12-7 on Friday in a Class 2A regional final and will head to the state semifinals for the third consecutive season.

  • Dreadnaughts get defensive to beat Panthers

    Dreadnaughts get defensive to beat Panthers

    Lakeland defense went into Friday night's game against Plant with a chip on its shoulder as it came up against an offense that rolled over Kathleen last week for nearly 500 yards.

  • Power Play: Old school formation in vogue for Dreadnaughts

    Power Play  Old school formation in vogue for Dreadnaughts

    Lakeland coach Bill Castle is hardly stuck in the past when it comes to offensive football. The Dreadnaughts will use all sorts of formations, empty backfield, spread, etc., and will throw it around with the best of them.

  • Andrew nears 1,000-point milestone

    Andrew nears 1 000 point milestone

    When Jessie Andrew finished her first varsity season with just 11 points, she wasn't thinking about scoring 1,000 for her career. But it didn't take long before the goal was set.

  • Thursday's prep results

    Boys Basketball
    Lakeland 72, Auburndale 70
    Lakeland (72): Shaquan McArthur 24, Fazion Stephens 24, Kavonte Wilson 11, Taye Green 8, Cole Brutcher 3, Luke Anderson 2.

  • Prep results

    Late Tuesday
    Haines City 64, Winter Haven 56
    Haines City (56): Tyler Pynes 9, Quenton Cowart 3, Xavier Smith 7, Jarven Tarver 2, SDhaq Paddy 4, Mike Drummond 2, A.J. Allen 15, Zach Richardson 22.

  • Prep football capsules

    Prep football capsules

    Lakeland hosts Tampa Plant in the Class 7A playoffs, while Victory Christian travels to Foundation Academy in Class 2

  • Victory Christian finds a way back to regional finals

    Victory Christian finds a way back to regional finals

    LAKELAND – After losing 13 seniors to graduation and carrying the weight of last year's state championship on their shoulders, this year's seniors at Victory Christian have raised the bar for another successful postseason run.

  • Kathleen picks up 1st win

    Kathleen picks up 1st win

    The third time was a charm for Kathleen. The Red Devils picked up their first girls basketball win of the season, a 57-28 triumph at Lake Gibson, on Tuesday after opening the season with losses to Haines City and George Jenkins.

  • Tremendous 10: Santa Fe Catholic's Henry Perry leads last week's top performers

    Tremendous 10  Santa Fe Catholic s Henry Perry leads last week s top performers

    1 Santa Fe Catholic senior wide receiver Henry Perry IV (football) shined on offense and defense to cap his high school career in the Crimson Hawks' 33-0 victory over St. Stephen's Episcopal in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference...

  • Tuesday's prep results

    Boys Basketball
    Santa Fe Catholic 68, Mulberry 62

  • Rivera signs with Auburn

    Rivera signs with Auburn

    Lake Region softball third baseman Alyssa Rivera signed her national letter of intent with Auburn University on Thursday. She hit .400 this past season and .484 as a sophomore while helping lead the Thunder to a 2014 Class 6A state runner-up...

  • When it was 6-on-6: Former Auburndale girls basketball players reunite

    When it was 6 on 6  Former Auburndale girls basketball players reunite

    AUBURNDALE – Remember when girls basketball was a six-on-six game?

  • Santa Fe Catholic's perfect ending

    Santa Fe Catholic s perfect ending

    OVIEDO — The difference between St. Stephen's Episcopal and Santa Fe Catholic on offense was obvious. St. Stephen's relies heavily on sophomore quarterback Fred Billy. Shut him down, and you shut down the Falcons.

  • Tougher Winter Haven is reloaded and ready for title run

    Tougher Winter Haven is reloaded and ready for title run

    WINTER HAVEN — When push comes to shove, apparently Winter Haven girls basketball is too soft.

  • Clergeot flashed 'special' moments long before viral shot

    Clergeot flashed  special  moments long before viral shot

    The casual fan might know Keon Clergeot for one shot. You know the shot. Last season, his buzzer-beating 3-pointer answered Chance McSpadden's apparent game-winner and lifted Auburndale past rival Winter Haven — then went viral on the Internet.

  • Miners' difficult playoff road ends at top-ranked Tigers

    It wasn't enough. Not even close, although the No. 2 Miners' resiliency made the final outcome much more respectable, ending their season with a 51-20 loss against No. 1 Trenton on Friday.

  • 2015-16 Boys Basketball Preview

    2015 16 Boys Basketball Preview

    All Saints
    Coach: Scott Robinson (1st year; 82-47 at Victory University in Tennessee).
    Class, District: 3A-6
    2014-15 Record: 11-10
    Key Losses: JaQuan Flood, Anthony Jones.

  • Lakeland an unstoppable force in win over Sickles

    Lakeland an unstoppable force in win over Sickles

    The Dreadnaughts were an unstoppable force in all phases of the game, but especially on the ground where A.J. Davis and Xzavier Allen ran at will en route to a 55-26 victory on Friday night at Bryant Stadium in the Class 7A, Region 2 quarterfinal.

  • Lulf finishes 13th in 100 back, Jenkins senior just misses finals

    STUART — Rachel Lulf’s bid for a state medal came up just a split-second short.

  • 2015-16 Girls Basketball Preview

    Class 8A, District 7
    Coach: Kayla Young (2nd year, 18-7).
    2014-15 Record: 18-7.
    Key Losses: Bailee Wolfe, Khale Chandler, Ayshia Baker, Rose Wassef, injury.

  • 2nd-quarter swing lifts Plant past Kathleen

    2nd quarter swing lifts Plant past Kathleen

    Turnovers doomed Kathleen in a 35-24 loss to Tampa Plant at Dad's Stadium on Friday in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs.

Poll Previous Poll Results

Vote for Lakeland Automall Athlete of the Week

James Robinson, Lakeland: Caught 5 passes for 118 yards and 1 TD in Lakeland's 21-11 win over Plant. 25%
Chris Williams, Kathleen: Averaged 20.3 ppg in leading Red Devils to 3-0 week. 4%
Rhiannon Pugh, Lake Region: Scored two goals in 3-2 win over Bartow. 4%
Olivia Ireland, George Jenkins: Scored three goals in 4-0 victory over Celebration. 67%

Number of votes cast: 93


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