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The newest weapon in amateur baseball? Data

Forget sliders and knuckleballs, data, not stats, is now the sport’s cutting edge LAKELAND – Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon and eggs. Apple pie and ice cream. Some things just seem destined to be together. Serial entrepreneur and former minor league catcher Kevin...

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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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