Jack Cormier

RussMatt, and 261 college baseball teams, returns to Polk

RussMatt, and 261 college baseball teams, returns to Polk

AUBURNDALE – Lewiston, Maine and Rock Island, Illinois, may be more than 1,000 miles apart, but college baseball teams from those respective towns will face each other to kick off the first game of the 2019 RussMatt Central Florida Invitational on Tuesday, Feb. 19....

Carillon Classic continues Bok’s anniversary celebration

The celebration of the 90th anniversary of Bok Tower continues during the Carillon Classic at Bok Tower Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk features what many consider Florida’s most challenging 5K course, thanks to the various...

Quaffles, bludgers and Golden Snitches on tap this weekend

AUBURNDALE – Muggles rejoice! Quaffles, bludgers and a Golden Snitch or two are sure to be in play when the South Regional Championship for US Quidditch (USQ) takes the field at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale this weekend. Teams from around the state of Florida as...

Welcome to the first Central Florida Spelling Bee

If you can’t use logophile in a sentence – let alone spell it – chances are you aren’t a contestant in the first Central Florida Spelling Bee. On Feb. 8, the best spellers from more than 50 schools in 15 counties converge on the Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City....

Run 863 returns to the backstreets of Polk County

Polk County’s race series is back to challenge runners again this year. Dubbed Run 863, the four race series started last year. Competitors who finish three of the four races receive a special commemorative medal. The series starts with the 90th anniversary Carillon...

Escape winter with a taste of Central Florida at TigerFest

Maybe they come for the orange juice. Or the player autographs. Perhaps it’s the Detroit Tigers tote bags, presented by Visit Central Florida. Or the chance to finally meet Paws. A sell-out crowd is expected for the annual TigerFest, held at Comerica Park in Detroit,...

More than 75 softball teams on fields this weekend

They may no longer be the Boys of Summer, but that hasn’t changed their determination out on the diamond. More than 75 softball teams from throughout Florida come to Lakeland and Winter Haven this weekend for a tournament for players as young as 60. Organized by...

Santa visit breaks records

With well over 400 visits to his knee, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick’s annual appearance at the Central Florida Visitor Information Center in Davenport was a record breaker. The Saturday, Dec. 15 visit – complete with Mrs. Claus and a few friendly elves – surpassed his...

Birthday golf event raises funds for scholarships

BARTOW – Once again, some of the greatest golfers in the history of Polk County will gather as part of a community fundraiser in honor of the area’s black golf pioneer, Herbert Dixon, as he nears his 100th birthday. The annual Herbert Dixon Charity Golf Tournament, to...