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Nissan P1 hits road at Sebring

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 -

SEBRING — When a race car makes its debut in a Super Bowl commercial, you know that it’s going to be something special. The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo doesn’t disappoint, either, living up to its advance b...

Patrón partners with Rolling Stone

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 -

— They may or may not get their picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone, but Tequila Patrón Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) got something pretty special, as the nearby ...

Busy week at SIR

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 -

SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY — Audi and Nissan are among the teams testing this week at Sebring International Raceway. The testing sessions, closed to the public, will continue through Friday.

Inaugural run/walk reiterates message of peace

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 -

— Dwayne Council Sr. has made a positive impact on the lives of countless young adults.

Local lifters flex their muscles

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks had their first weightlifting meet of the season on Thursday, as DeSoto and Lake Placid came calling for a three-team meet. The Blue Streaks had one meet scheduled that was postp...

Spring Vintage Classic going strong

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 -

SEBRING — Some of the finrst racecars of the past 60 years will be at Sebring International Raceway this weekend, as the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Spring Vintage Classic continues. The three-da...

Dragons hold off Panthers

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

— The Lake Placid Green Dragons didn’t earn any style points in Tuesday’s 4-3 victory over the Mulberry Panthers, but that’s just fine with the team. ...

Trans Am weekend kicks off

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

SEBRING — The 2015 Trans Am Series will be starting off in impressive fashion this weekend, as a field of 72 cars for Sunday’s Trans Am Racing’s Foametix Trans Am 100. The 72-car field is an all-time...

From Sebring to the Sunflower State

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 -

To the victors go the spoils, and in the case of Sebring students Garret Zeegers and Samantha Hawkins that entailed cheerleading scholarship offers to Garden City Community College in Kansas.

Shank loving life with P2

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 -

SEBRING — When the gates open for the 12 Hours of Sebring in less than four weeks, Michael Shank is likely to find himself one of the fan favorites. For old-time fans of the American Le Mans Series, Shank is like ...

Trans Am series to hit SIR

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 -

One of auto racing’s longest-running series will kick off its 2015 season at Sebring International Raceway next week when the green flag drops for Trans Am Racing’s Foametix Trans Am 100, which will take pl...

Sebring thumps Green Dragons

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 -

SEBRING — It didn’t take long to tell that Thursday’s was still a bit early in the season. Not only were the weather conditions less than ideal, but there were some of the miscues that take place in ...

Titans top Blue Streaks

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 -

— Just when it looked like Sebring might be on its way to a second straight come-from-behind victory in the Class 5A-Region 3 semifinals, trouble would strike and the Blue Stre...

Streaks sweep Red Devils

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 -

SEBRING — Coaches aren’t too terribly worried about wins and losses this early in the tennis season. The main goal right now is simply to get better.

Streaks visit Golden Gate

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 -

At the beginning of a new season, most coaches state that they want to win districts. Sebring’s Princeton Harris wasn’t of them, however, as he always had higher aspirations for his team. While talk of a tr...

Dragons blank Bulldogs

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 -

AVON PARK — Even though it’s still the preseason, Friday’s Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Classic game against DeSoto was an important one to the Lake Placid Green Dragons. After a pair of tough losses...

Crusaders fight off Devils

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 -

AVON PARK — The Avon Park Red Devils knew that to have a shot at winning Thursday’s Class 4A regional quarterfinal game with Tampa Catholic they would need to do two things — slow down Thomas Dziagwa...

Red Devils beat Bolts

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 -

AVON PARK — Ridge’s Andrew Baker was good. Avon Park’s Daniel Simons was a little bit better and the Red Devils took a 1-0 decision from Ridge during Tuesday’s game in the Bill Jarrett Ford Ea...

Local wrestlers come up big

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 -

— Some of the top wrestlers in the state were on hand during Saturday’s Seth Spiegel Memorial Tournament and wrestlers from Highlands County showed they definitely belo...

Red Devils defend district crown

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 -

LAKELAND — All season long Avon Park coach Marty O’ Hora has said that the Red Devils were much more than a three- or four-person team. Nowhere was that more evident than Friday’s 61-60 victory over ...

Full field for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 -

The field for the 24 Hours of Le Mans was released by the FIA on Thursday and will be a full grid of 56 cars. With the 35 full-season entries into the FIA’s World Endurance Championship, only 21 at-large entries w...

Green Dragons fall to Barons

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

The Lake Placid boys soccer team showed they belong with the elite teams in the state Tuesday at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. The final score of St. Petersburg Cath...

Two Streaks sign with D-1 teams

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 -

SEBRING — The dream of nearly every high school football player became a reality for two Sebring Blue Streaks on Wednesday, as Luke Ancrum signed a letter of intent to play for the Univeristy of Florida and Ladant...

Dragons bow out of districts

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 -

FROSTPROOF — Monday’s Class 4A-District 9 playoff game between Lake Placid and Frostproof was a battle of runs. But it was the Bulldogs who had the longest and it propelled them to a 45-37 victory over the ...

Portis signs with Panthers

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 -

SEBRING — The City of Sebring will always have a soft spot for the 2010 Dixie O-Zone World Series champions. While several other teams have managed to duplicate that difficult feat, there’s always something...

Dragons advance to semifinals

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — Soccer may be a team sport, but Thursday’s boys Class 2A regional tournament soccer game between Lake Placid and Clearwater Central Catholic came down to a test of individual skill. With the s...

Patrón Cup adds excitement

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 - With the Rolex 24 at Daytona now in the books, racing teams have turned their eyes to the 12 Hours of Sebring. The famed 12-hour classic is part of IMSA’s United SportsCar Championship series, but it’...

Panthers ready for new season

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 -

AVON PARK — The South Florida State College Panthers have been looking forward to the start of the 2015 season for nearly nine months. That wait is just about over, as both the Panthers baseball and softball teams...

Flying Lizard ready to roll

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 -

— Flying Lizard Motorsports will be putting the bulk of its efforts into the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge, but local fans of the team will be happy to know that they ful...

Honda grabs Rolex pole

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 -

— After dominating the first two practice sessions, the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Service Centers Honda HPD Ligier fielded by Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian captured...

Streaks thump Red Devils

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 -

The Sebring Blue Streaks started off slow but finished fast in Tuesday’s 69-47 victory at Avon Park. Trailing 14-10 after the first quarter, the Blue Streaks out-sc...

Hicks heading to Garden City

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

SEBRING — Garden City Community College in Kansas is one of the better softball teams in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. A big reason is that they’re not afraid to go out of the area lookin...

Tour qualifier begins today

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 -

SEBRING — For the third straight year Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club will be where dreams are made — or dashed — as the golf course holds the PGA Tour Latinoamerica qualifier. The top 15 or so finisher...

Pro-Am kicks off qualifier week

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 -

SEBRING — The unofficial start of PGA Latinoamerica qualifying week took place Sunday at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club with a Pro-Am tournament. The event gave everyday hackers the opportunity to play alongside tho...

Devils rally past Dragons

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — It was a tale of two halves on Tuesday night at Lake Placid’s Bill Ross Memorial Gymnasium, as the Avon Park Red Devils erased a 10-point second quarter defict and posted a 68-54 Class 4A-Dist...

Making a splash

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 -

If there’s one name that signifies diving excellence in Avon Park the past few years it would have to be “Hutchins” and Tammy Hutchins is no exception to that rule, as the sophomore diver turned in a...

Whoa, Nelly

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 -

— Nelly Korda may have put herself in a hole right at the start of the 60th Harder Hall Women’s Invitational on Wednesday, but she gave herself a chance to win entering...

Streaks thrash Manta Rays

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 -

SEBRING — The Sebring Blue Streaks may have scored 74 points in Friday’s Class 5A-District 11 victory over Lemon Bay on Friday, but if you ask coach Princeton Harris the more important number was the 44 poi...

Emrey maintains Harder Hall lead

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 -

Harder Hall Country Club can be a tough course to conquer in ideal conditions. Thursday’s winds made things that much tougher in the 60th Harder Hall Invitational, al...

Senior success

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 -

Sebring’s Byron Cobb capped off a solid career with an appearance at the Class 2A state meet, where he finished ninth with a score of 341.35 points. It was his second appearance in the state diving finals, which i...

Harder Hall Invite begins today

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 -

— One of the oldest and most prestigious women’s amateur golf tournaments in the country begins today, as the 60th Harder Hall Invitational tees-off at Harder Hall Coun...

Good times

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 -

Andrew Brown entered the Lake Placid swimming program with high expectations after proving himself to be one of the top youth swimmers in the state. Brown has not only met those expectations head on, he’s surpasse...