| May 2, 2014
If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire.
In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Johnny Robinson is a quiet, humble sort of guy who lets his play on the football field do his talking.
Actually that's not unlike most other Apopka football players who buy into Coach Rick Darlington's team-first coaching style, so the linebacker was...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
"Got your six."
World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back."
Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Three area teams are ranked in the top five of the initial Florida Flag Football Power 25 rankings.
Dr. Phillips (No. 3), Harmony (No. 4) and Apopka (No. 5) all entered spring break this week unbeaten. Two-time defending state champion Loxahatchee...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Jones senior Stefani Kerrison, the two-time Class 2A state champion in the girls 100 hurdles, has entered Saturday's Golden South Classic and will face 4A champion Daeshon Gordon of Oakland Park Northeast in her specialty on Saturday.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Jones football coach Kevin Lewis expects to see some new players on his practice field in August.
He just wishes they could come sooner.
An Orange County Public Schools rezoning plan could send 300 to 350 students from Evans to Jones for the 2014-15...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Three years ago, Jalen Merrick had a dream, and if that dream had come true, college coaches like Mike Krzyzewski or Rick Pitino or Billy Donovan might be swinging by New Smyrna Beach High to check him out as a top recruit.
That dream is gone, but...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills.
Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:16 PM
There are tons of talented football players in Central Florida, especially in the 2015 recruiting class.
One could start a pretty darn-good team if it were composed of players in this particular graduating class, which we here at the Orlando Sentinel...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:32 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars made UCF QB Blake Bortles the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft, exciting Knights fans.
The team, which also drafted UCF running back Storm Johnson, posted billboards around town touting its new connections to Central Florida.
| May 27, 2014
| 6:31 AM
As was evidenced by the recent NFL Draft, the stock of local football talent is on the rise and UCF could certainly benefit from landing more hometown stars like the quarterback they snagged back in 2010 by the name of Blake Bortles.
The former Oviedo...