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  • HIGH SCHOOLS

    Football The Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and  AP poll 2013 final rankings: Class 8A 1. Miramar (11)                   0-0     133    2 2. Apopka (2)...
  • Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens

    Florida offers bounty of botanical gardens
    The Sunshine State may be best known for sand, sun and theme parks, but it's also home to world-renown botanical gardens. The unusual tropical flora and fauna, and the historic buildings and museums, tell the story of our past. Here are five Florida...
  • Man uses 'large kitchen knife' in Haines City stabbing

    Man uses 'large kitchen knife' in Haines City stabbing
    A Lake Wales man used a kitchen knife to stab a man at a party shortly after midnight this morning. Haines City Police said officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Ledwith Avenue in Haines City at about 12:08 a.m. There, they found Wilmer...
  • Gatorama trip recalls old Florida

    Gatorama trip recalls old Florida
    A few years ago, I pledged to finally make my first visit to Gatorland, the iconic old-school tourist attraction in Orlando. No, it hasn't happened yet. As a native Floridian, it pains me to admit that I've never stopped at Gatorland, home to the...
  • 10 for the road: Fishing holes

    Top family friendly places to fish, from Takemefishing.org (tinyurl.com/p2nrom7): 1. Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina, Napa Valley, Calif. 2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla. 3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St....
  • Florida tops Alabama, moves one win away from national softball title

    Florida tops Alabama, moves one win away from national softball title
    Hannah Rogers threw a four-hit shutout, leading Florida to a 5-0 win over Alabama in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship round Monday in Oklahoma City. The fifth-seeded Gators (54-12) would clinch the national title with...
  • FABC basketball doubleheader showcases players on Thursday night

    FABC basketball doubleheader showcases players on Thursday night
    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches’ Central Florida Futures Shootout, Thursday night at Lake Mary Prep, will showcase 20 girls and 20 boys in a doubleheader. Colonial’s Astaja Tyghter, Cassie Ketchum of Boone, Vernisha Andrews...
  • Bok Tower Gardens: Saturday's Pink Day benefits breast-cancer research

    Bok Tower Gardens: Saturday's Pink Day benefits breast-cancer research
    Bok Tower Gardens' Pink Day will raise money and awareness for breast-cancer research. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. The Lake Wales attraction's gift shop will have a Pink Plant sale featuring an assortment of Wendy’s Wish salvias...
  • 3 rides, 3 causes: Diabetes, driver awareness, multiple sclerosis

    3 rides, 3 causes: Diabetes, driver awareness, multiple sclerosis
    Time to put your mettle to the pedals for three worthy causes: Tour de Cure: The rides benefit the American Diabetes Association and are Sunday, March 16, from UCF College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. On-site registration fee is $35, in addition to...
  • Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida

    Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida
    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...
  • Evans hires Richard Turner as head football coach

    Evans announced Friday morning that Richard Turner will take over as the head coach of the football program. Turner was the offensive line coach at Lake Wales last season. He replaces Chip Gierke who stepped down in October just two games shy of...