FREE KIDS FISHING It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp. The derby will be held this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 6-12. Advance registration is required, and space is limited to the first... + continue reading
Special to the Herald MIAMI (UCFKnights.com) — The UCF football team ripped off 45 unanswered points and rolled to a 53-14 victory over FIU Saturday night at FIU Stadium. The Knights offense racked up 501 total yards of offense, the most since November 14, 2014 when they rolled to 506 total yards vs. Tulsa. Meanwhile... + continue reading
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Photos contributedHere are some photos from the Summer Youth Track programs (top-to-bottom): The Longwood-based Central Florida Gliders Track Club (top photo); The Sanford-based Transformers Athletic Program (TAP) Track Club (2nd photo); Sidney Allen (3rd photo) was the Gold Medalist in the Long Jump in the Elementary Division of the Florida Runners Middle School State Championship at IMG Academy in Bradenton; Kennedie Reese (4th photo) was the 15-16 Year Old Girls Silver Medalist in the Heptathlon at the AAU Club Championships; The Daytona Express Track Club (above photo).
Local youngsters sparkle at Track and Field events By Kenneth ReeseSpecial to the Herald While Team USA Olympic track and field hopefuls prepared for and competed in the Olympic Games in Rio this summer, many of our Central Florida youth braved the summer heat as well, practicing and competing in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU... + continue reading
Herald photos by Romeo Guzman (Lake Mary) and Jim Wentz (Seminole)It was big night for the quarterback/running back combinations of Brandon Brown and Calvin Davis (No. 7 and No. 11, top photo) of Lake Mary and D.J. Hampton (No. 2, middle photo) and Kaylan Wiggins (No. 7, above photo) of Seminole that helped the Rams and Fighting Seminoles pull off ‘upsets’ in Class 8A-District 2 openers Friday night.
Lake Mary, Seminole pull off huge wins to open district play By Dean SmithHerald Staff Back in the 1990s, Lake Mary High’s Allen Tuttle and Seminole’s Mike Powers came up with a little Preseason Baseball Tournament that was known as the Raminole Tournament that became quite a prestigious affair. Well that... + continue reading
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking Floridians to be more aware of what they can do to help prevent bear conflicts as fall approaches. During autumn months, bear appetites increase as the animals begin a natural process of putting on fat for the winter. In order to be prepared for winter, bears require... + continue reading
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Herald photos by Jim Wentz and Romeo GuzmanLake Mary’s Brandon Brown (No. 7, 1st photo) leaves several Lyman defenders in his wake as he caps a huge individual night with a long touchdown run, but it was a pair of touchdown passes to Khaalil Lucas (No. 14, 2nd photo, splitting a pair of Greyhound defenders) in the first quarter that got the Rams started on the rout and the defense did its part, including Conner Barth putting a big hit on Lyman quarterback Tarik McKinzie (3rd photo), holding the hosts two three scores, including two running TDs by Tyrone Davis (No. 4, 4th photo); meanwhile, Seminole got big games from quarterback Kaylan Wiggins (No. 7, 5th photo), running back DJ Hampton (No. 2, 6th photo), receiver/quarterback Gabe Davis (No. 11, 7th photo) with a touchdown reception and a touchdown pass and the defense (8th photo) in blanking bitter rival DeLand; and the trio of Oviedo’s Morgan Mitchell (No. 2, 9th photo), Lake Brantley’s Marcus DeQuattro (No. 11, 10th photo) and Hagerty’s Leo Gomez (No. 3, 11th photo) helped their respective teams pick up important district victories.
Six of nine local teams collect wins By Dean SmithHerald Staff In the best week overall of the 2016 Football Season for Seminole County Schools, especially members of the... + continue reading
Sanford’s New CentenarianA Grand Birthday Celebration was held for Sanford’s new Centenarian, Mother Ruby Lee Simmons-White, who celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born on August 19, 1916... + continue reading