September 2018

Flrunners.com Invitational: It’s a record

It’s a record. With nearly 5,000 runners participating in the flrunners.com Invitational at Holloway Park this weekend, Sept. 28-29, this will be the largest event of its kind in the state. And the growing number of college, high school, middle school and even...

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...
JUCO Twin Classic kicks off full slate of fall baseball

JUCO Twin Classic kicks off full slate of fall baseball

Teams from throughout Florida will descend on both TigerTown and Lake Myrtle Sports Park as the JUCO Twin Classic kicks off Friday, Sept. 21 and continues throughout the weekend. The 29 teams – 14 college teams and 15 high school showcase teams – will take the field...

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...

Visit Florida releases 2018 tourism statistics

For the first half of 2018, tourism numbers were strong The Visit Florida research department recently released the statistics on the state’s tourism industry for the first half of 2018 – and the numbers are good. According to the report, tourism was up 5.9 percent in...

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...

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,...