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  • East Ridge grad Daniel Mondragon named co-captain at Embry-Riddle

     
    Daniel Mondragon , a 2009 graduate from Clermont East Ridge, has been selected as co-captain of the Embry-Riddle basketball team. He is the first walk-on to ever be named co-captain of the Eagles as a junior. As a senior at East Ridge, he averaged 14.9...
  • Evans QB Levar Robinson is iffy for big Friday game

     
    Undefeated Evans (6-0, 2-0) may have to play a key Class 7A, District 4 home game against Leesburg (6-1, 1-1) on Friday night without starting quarterback Levar Robinson. The junior was pulled out of practice on Tuesday and is expected to be held out...
  • Which football teams prefer to run? Which prefer to pass?

     
    Here's a breakdown of the local football teams and the percentage of plays that are pass attempts and run attempts. (listing below is all teams in Classifications 4A-8A that report stats) Doesn't include Celebration, Harmony, Jones, Lyman, Pine Ridge,...
  • Lake schools get grants for campus gardens

     
    Seven Lake County Schools earned $500 mini grants from Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a non-profit group that trains teachers about agriculture. Using the grant funds, schools will grow fruits and vegetables and will be provided a curriculum to...
  • This week’s district cross country schedule

     
    This is the week when high school cross country teams begin their runs for the state meet with district meets. Here is an early look at this week's schedule for Central Florida schools. Friday Class 2A, District 7 At Lake Nona Girls 4:30, Boys 5 Schools:...
  • MDB boys, East Ridge girls win Lake-Sumter Championship

     
    Mount Dora Bible's boys cross country team had an impressive showing at Saturday's Lake-Sumter Championship cross country meet, winning the meet by a 60-point margin over second-place Tavares. The Bulldogs, the hosts of the meet, placed four of its...
  • Leesburg sets schedule for preseason classic

     
    Leesburg's girls basketball coach Mark Oates has announced the schedule for next week's Lady Jackets Preseason Classic. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Apopka will face New Port Richey Mitchell at 5:30 p.m. and Leesburg will take on Merritt Island at 7 p.m. On...
  • Allison Wilson of Leesburg captures 3A-4 championship

     
    Class 3A, District 4 Leesburg junior Allison Wilson edged Palm Coast Hannah Loder for the Class 3A, District 4 title Saturday at Deltona Pine Ridge. Wilson won in a time of 19:17.81 and Loder was second in 19:26.02. New Smyrna Beach’s Chris Anderson...
  • Heather McPherson’s best bets for for foodies this weekend

     
    Check out these great weekend events! TASTE OF THE CAUSEWAY: with tastings from local eateries: noon-4 p.m. today; Norwood's Restaurant & Wine Shop, 400 2nd Ave., New Smyrna Beach; Free; 386-428-4621. WINTER GARDEN WINE & CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. Sa...
  • District cross country meets set for Saturday

     
    Central Florida cross country teams will be involved in eight district meets Saturday, including two district meets at West Orange High School. The 4A-3 meet (Apopka, Boone, Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Olympia, Oviedo, Wekiva, West Orange) begins at 8 a.m. and...
  • Allison Wilson of Leesburg qualifies for 3A state race

     
    Class 3A, Region 1 Leesburg’s Allison Wilson, coming off her victory at last week’s district meet, became the only  Central Florida runner to qualify for the Class 3A state meet from the Region 1 meet held at Alligator Park in Lake City...
  • Central Florida teams in region meets Saturday

     
    When it comes to the toughest cross country region in the state, all you have to know is the Class 4A, Region 1 nickname: ”The Region of Death.” It is a well-earned moniker. The meet will be run at Santa Fe College in Gainesville Saturday at 8...