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Lightning to host Ball Hockey Clinic at Lakeland Ice Arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning professional hockey organization and the Lakeland Ice Arena will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on April 30 at the Lakeland Ice Arena, 3395 W. Memorial Blvd in Lakeland, to celebrate the new outdoor ball hockey rink at the...
History on-deck at Flying Tigers’ opening day

History on-deck at Flying Tigers’ opening day

LAKELAND – Just like Jackie Robinson, history will be made when Rachel Balkovec steps on to the field. Opening night at the Lakeland Flying Tigers, April 8, will be Balkovec’s first game as manager of the visiting Tampa Tarpons, making her the first full-time female...

2022 Polk County Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

A legend on the gridiron as both a player and a coach, the man at the helm of the nation’s hottest wrestling program and a broadcaster who has dedicated his life to local sports and information on the airways are just three of this year’s five inductees into the Polk...

Preseason hoops classic moves to Florida Southern

Some of the best college basketball programs in the nation will play at Florida Southern College next year to take part in the 2022 Small College Basketball Tip Off Classic. The Classic is relocating to Lakeland from St. Joseph, Missouri. “We are thrilled to bring the...

The Quake on the Lake is back!

LAKELAND – The roar of the Orange Cup Regatta returns this weekend, Oct. 16 and 17, to Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Marking its 83rd event and spanning 87 years, the fastest sport on water returns to Lakeland – albeit at the end of the American Powerboat...

Holloway Park event the largest in the state

One of the premier cross country running events of the year, the 2021 Hoka Flrunners.com Invitational 22, featured more than 200 middle school, high school and college teams from Florida, Georgia and Texas. The event, the largest cross country meet in Florida, is now...

PGTV wins for PCASA

Polk Government Television’s efforts on producing the Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Induction recently received national recognition during the annual NATOA Government Programing Awards, being named an Award of Distinction Winner. The NATOA, the...

The personal touch on pandemic safety

Started in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been so popular it may very well continue in perpetuity. “We knew in May – right before Polk County fields re-opened – that we had to do the right thing and double-down on sanitation,” said Neal...