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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Streaks stopped by lightning

Saturday, May 23, 2015 -

BARTOW — The Sebring Blue Streaks completed the trifecta Friday night in non-counting football games. Beginning with last year’s weather-canceled Kick-Off Classic at Mulberry, Sebring has seen its Blue-Whit...

FACA Classic on tap

Thursday, May 21, 2015 -

— Sebring’s Matt Portis has found himself in pretty good company this season. From playing on one of the top teams in the state in the Blue Streaks to playing with some...

Stanley soars with Screaming Eagles

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -

At a time when a number of college baseball players have hung up their cleats for the season, Lake Placid graduate Nathan Stanley and the Toccoa Falls College Screaming Eagles are gearing up for their biggest games of th...

YMCA has new additions

Saturday, May 16, 2015 -

— There’s always something going on at the Highlands County Family YMCA and now there are two choices for the public to consider; a fitness course and a disc golf cours...

Baker shines in senior season

Friday, May 15, 2015 -

Sebring graduate Jesse Baker just wrapped-up his fourth year of college baseball and it was quite impressive by any measure. Playing for Edward Waters College, Baker finished in the top 10 of the NAIA statistics in numer...

Streaks gear up for Blue/White

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -

— Sebring football coach LaVaar Scott had liked what he saw from his team during the first two weeks of spring practice. Then Monday came around.

Sebring falls in finals

Saturday, May 9, 2015 -

— Nobody at Firemen’s Memorial Field expected to see Sebring struggle defensively in Friday’s Class 5A-Region 3 finals, but struggle they did. The Blue Streaks ...

One step from state

Thursday, May 7, 2015 -

— Robinson High School isn’t going to wow many people with what they did during the regular season. But what the Knights have done in the postseason is pretty impressiv...

Blue Streaks down Seahawks

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -

CAPE CORAL — The Cape Coral Seahawks were one ball away from victory Tuesday night. Sebring’s Everett Hurst refused to give it to them.

Master of the Mat

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -

Sebring’s Dakota Slade had high ambitions for this season and then did what was necessary to meet those goals. When it was all said and done, Slade walked away with a fourth-place medal from the Class 5A state wre...

Athletes heading to state

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 -

Five Highlands County athletes will be making the long trek to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville to compete in the FHSAA Track and Field Championships.

Streaks host Mariner in regionals

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 -

The Sebring Blue Streaks are looking for a little help tonight when they host the Mariner Tritons in the first round of the Class 5A-Region 3 baseball tournament. And they’re hoping that the fans of Sebring give i...

Red Devils ready for regionals

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 -

AVON PARK — The Avon Park Red Devils are exactly where they want to be — hosting a first-round regional tournament game, which is the perk of being a distict champion. All season long the Red Devils have wa...

Sparks at home in Sebring

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 -

Nathanial Sparks has become a fixture with Sebring’s Sick Sideways racing team. He joined forces with John Dean II in 2012 and the two have run together in the Mazda MX5-Cup series ever since.

Streaks take district title

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 -

— The Sebring Blue Streaks were appreciative of a boisterous crowd at Firemen’s Memorial Field on Friday and wanted to thank them the best way they know how — by...

Taylor heading to the Badger State

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 -

Johnny Taylor will be taking his talents up north, as the Green Dragon standout has agreed to play football at Maranatha Baptist University.

Streaks blank Manta Rays

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 -

SEBRING — Anybody looking at the records of Lemon Bay and Sebring heading into Tuesday’s Class 5A-District 11 tournament game may have expected the Blue Streaks to have an easy time. Sebring coach Jasone De...

Dragons edge Panthers

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Green Dragons and Mulberry Panthers had played two close games during the regular season, so it was no surprise that Monday’s district tournament game came down to the last at-...

Clewiston rolls past Dragons

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — The Clewiston Tigers turned a nail-biter into a romp against the Lake Placid Green Dragons on Friday. Leading 3-1 after four innings, Clewiston erupted for seven runs in the final three innings to ta...

Streaks send 18 to regionals

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 -

WINTER HAVEN — The Sebring Blue Streaks turned in a number strong performances at Thursday’s Class 3A-District 8 track and field meet at Denison Stadium in Winter Haven.

Skilled performer

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 -

The 2014-15 season will be a memorable one for the Lake Placid boys soccer team. Advancing to the regional semifinals for the first time, the Green Dragons set the bar for future teams to aspire to.

Lake Wales thumps Sebring

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 -

SEBRING — When you have a scoring opportunity against a team as good as Lake Wales, you have to take advantage of them. The Sebring Blue Streaks were unable to do so Tuesday at Firemen’s Field, and the end ...

Tristan Nunez to be featured speaker

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

Professional race driver Tristan Nunez will be the featured speaker at this year’s Highlands Today’s Parade of Athletes. Nunez is competing in the United SportsCar Championship driving one of the two SpeedS...

Sebring blanks Avon Park

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 -

SEBRING — For the second time in less than a week the Sebring Blue Streaks blanked the Avon Park Red Devils. This time it was Matt Portis and Everett Hurst combining on a one-hit shutout, as the Blue Streaks took ...

Rising to the Occasion

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 -

When the Lake Placid Green Dragons needed a big play, there was a pretty good chance that Rosa Ramirez was going to be involved in. Patrolling the field from her center-mid position, Ramirez was capable of coming up with...

Wildcats roll past Dragons

Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 -

LAKE PLACID — The Hardee Wildcats are a pretty good ball club. The Lake Placid Green Dragons are working on getting there, but found out Friday they still have a ways to go, as Hardee came away with a 9-1 non-dist...

Devils outlast Brahmans

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 -

AVON PARK — Tuesday’s game between Avon Park and Okeechobee went from a pitcher’s duel to a three-hour marathon in a hurry. It made no difference to the Red Devils in the end, as Avon Park came away ...

Streaks roll over Manta Rays

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 -

SEBRING — For all practical purposes, Monday’s Class 5A-District 11 game between Sebring and Lemon Bay was over 15 minutes after it started. After Sebring’s Matt Portis fanned the side in the top of ...

Faircloth to join Conquistadors

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 -

SEBRING — You only get one opportunity to make a first impression and Sebring’s Kara Faircloth made of the most of hers when she was spotted playing for her travel team. One of the assistant coaches for Pas...