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  • Jones crushes Mainland in Super 16 matchup | Video

    Jones crushes Mainland in Super 16 matchup | Video
    QB Jaquan Battle threw for 205 yards and five scores, including two to ATH Kermit Whitfield, as host Jones (2-0) surprised Daytona Beach Mainland (1-1) 40-8. It was No. 15 Jones' second straight victory against a state-ranked team. The Tigers beat...
  • Week 4 High School Football Scores

    Week 4 High School Football Scores
    Super 16 scores No. 1 Dr. Phillips 35, Hollywood McArthur 7 - F No. 8 Timber Creek 30, No. 2 Boone 7 - F No. 3 Osceola 48, Celebration 0 - F Edgewater 28, No. 4 Oak Ridge 6 - F No. 5 South Sumter 34, Mount Dora 12 - F No. 15 Olympia 38, No. 7 Apopka...
  • Florida Innocence Commission meets, seeks better justice

    Florida Innocence Commission meets, seeks better justice
    Alan Crotzer could not have been the man who, with two others, kidnapped and raped a Tampa mother and child in 1981 then tied the woman to a tree. That man was 6 feet tall and a light-skinned black man. Crotzer is 5-feet-5 and dark-skinned. Still, a...
  • Picture these perfect Florida spots

    Picture these perfect Florida spots
    This week's column is dedicated to regular Postcards reader Allan Greene, who emailed last week to inquire about the 10 most photogenic spots in Florida. OK, Allan, I'll take a crack at it, but you should know that I'm usually the guy who puts his finger...
  • NUC Top Prospect: East Ridge RB Jerami Singleton and Evans RB Oran Maxwell show out

    NUC  Top Prospect: East Ridge RB Jerami Singleton and Evans RB Oran Maxwell show out
    There were plenty of Florida players representing the Sunshine State at last week's 2011 NUC Top Prospect Camp at the University of Oklahoma. One player in particular, however, was one of the most successful Florida performers. Clermont East Ridge ATH...
  • Yulee RB Derrick Henry sets nation's top Nike SPARQ rating, bumping East Ridge LB Justin Horton

    Yulee RB Derrick Henry sets nation's top Nike SPARQ rating, bumping East Ridge LB Justin Horton
      Yulee High running back Derrick Henry is used to dominating opponents on the football field. The 5,263 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns he has accumulated during his freshman and sophomore seasons are proof of that. But now the junior-to-be is...
  • Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales

    Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales
    University of Miami 2013 commitment Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield of Orlando Jones High says he is likely to miss the first two games of the regular season. Whitfield suffered a high-ankle sprain during Wednesday night’s Kickoff Classic win...
  • Stolen Lives: James Bain spent 35 years in prison for a rape he did not commit

    Stolen Lives: James Bain spent 35 years in prison for a rape he did not commit
    TAMPA — James Bain is 55 and struggling to pass his driving test. He's taken it twice this year and failed both times. He had a license in the 1970s. He also had a job and a future. But someone raped a 9-year-old boy in Lake Wales. The child said...
  • Boone's Marvin Bracy tops cousin for Florida Relays title

    Boone's Marvin Bracy tops cousin for Florida Relays title
    GAINESVILLE -- National 100-meter dash leader Marvin Bracy faced a strong field at the Florida Relays on Friday. But the only foe Boone's junior standout was really thinking about was his cousin, Jones sophomore star Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield. In their...
  • It's time for summer fun at Bok Tower Gardens

    It's time for summer fun at Bok Tower Gardens
    If you'd like to introduce the kids to a bit of Old Florida charm, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is one of the state's enduring gems. And the attraction has kid-friendly activities on its busy slate of summer activities that showcase the gardens and...
  • Bok Tower Gardens ready to ring in the holidays

    Bok Tower Gardens ready to ring in the holidays
    Bok Tower Gardens, an iconic old-school Florida tourist destination any time of the year, is always especially lovely during the holidays. This year, " Christmas Memories" will be the theme for the Gardens' 16th annual Christmas at Pinewood holiday...