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Run 863 enjoys first year success

The first Run 863 race series is in the books. PCTSM’s four race series, which mixed two existing events, the Carillon Classic 5K on March 10 and the Tiger Trot 5K on March 31, with one returning race, the Brick Dash 5K presented by Publix on April 14, and a new...

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Lake Eva ground zero for IRONMAN

The rain clouds cleared away from Haines City just in time for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida to go off without a hitch for the more than 2,100 athletes from around the world, including the more than 80 Brazilian athletes who participated. While 39-year-old Brazilian...

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Unique One-on-One Doubles tennis coming to Winter Haven

WINTER HAVEN – Started in the 1890s, tennis hasn’t changed much in the last 125-or-so years. That is, until now. One-on-One Doubles – played on a doubles court and focusing on volleys – is here. Sanctioned by United States Tennis Association Florida, the game has been...

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Orange Cup Regatta turns 80

80-years-old and still goes more than 100 mph? Not bad for the second-oldest sporting event held in Polk County. Once again, Lake Hollingsworth’s normally placid waters and tranquility were replaced with roaring engines as the 80th Orange Cup Regatta took to the water...

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All things VW this weekend at RP Funding Center

All things VW this weekend at RP Funding Center

From Herbie the Love Bug to the trusty microbus in “Little Miss Sunshine,” Volkswagens and all their quirkiness remain an integral part of the American lexicon, for years – decades, for many models – after they rolled out of the factory. From Sciroccos to Things and...

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‘Road to the LPGA’ starts in Winter Haven

The Symetra Tour brings tomorrows LPGA stars to Polk County WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Once again, the Country Club of Winter Haven serves as the starting point on the “Road to the LPGA” in 2018, hosting the 10th annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic to open the Symetra...

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The other boys of summer are here

When it comes to baseball, the Detroit Tigers are indisputably the biggest game in town. But they aren’t the only game in town. Starting Feb. 24, college teams from around the country come to Polk County to test their mettle against one another. In all, more than 240...

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Spring Training isn’t only a Major League game

The RussMatt Collegiate Baseball Invitational is the largest collegiate Spring Training event in the nation When it comes to baseball, the Major League Spring Training isn’t the only game in town. Starting Feb. 22, college teams from around the country come to Polk...

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