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Court wizards and hoop heroes only need apply

Think you’ve got a little basketball wizardry left in your game? Then the Lakeland Magic want to see you Saturday in Auburndale. The Orlando Magic’s NBA G League affiliate will have open tryouts Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Auburndale Community...

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Swimmers ready to ‘Get Rowdy’

Held at the facility named after the man synonymous with competitive swimming in Central Florida, the Winter Haven Stingrays will host their annual “Get Rowdy” swim meet from Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Rowdy Gaines Olympic Pool, 210 Cypress Gardens...

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USA Water Ski Show Team wins world title

Four of the water skiers hail from Winter Haven The USA Water Ski Show Team won its fourth consecutive world title at the 4th Show Ski World Championships, held at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 7-9. Featuring teams from Australia, China,...

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Teen breaks world record en route to Junior World Title

Teen breaks world record en route to Junior World Title

BABSON PARK – Not too many 15-year-olds can say they broke a world record. For Jackson Gerard, a 15-year-old out of Babson Park in southern Polk County, it was just another day in the water. Having previously set two Open Mens World Records at the 2018 U.S. Barefoot...

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G-League Lakeland Magic release 2018-19 schedule

After making the playoffs their inaugural season, the Lakeland Magic will return to the RP Funding Center Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. with their first home game against the Westchester Knicks. The Lakeland Magic open their season on the road taking on the Windy City Bulls Nov....

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Marketing Polk as the Water Ski Capital of the World

When the Rock Aqua Jays of Janesville, Wisconsin, won the national team title at the 44th Indmar Marine Engines Division I Show Ski National Championship, they did so under the auspices of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, the presenting sponsor of the largest...

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Lewis visits new display at Polk County Sports Hall of Fame

Ray Lewis, fresh off his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, stopped by the Polk County Hall of Fame as part of his weekend full of induction ceremonies. Lewis, who played for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens for his entire 17-year professional...

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Bicycling as a vehicle for community building

Bicycling as a vehicle for community building

If your idea of time on the bicycle means pedaling like mad, this one ain’t for you. But if you’d like to add a leisurely bike ride into the mix – as well as a water ski show, a photo to share with your friends and perhaps a pint and a bite at a local microbrewery –...

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