Category Archives: Sports

Rivalry Names for Southeastern vs. Florida Southern

Last fall, Ray Beasock of The Ledger wrote a great feature questioning why Southeastern and Florida Southern don’t compete against each other in athletics. As a former SEU employee, I know it mostly comes down to Florida Southern not wanting … Continue reading

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Streamsong Resort Has Promise, But Still Seems Risky

I’m an avid golfer, but I’ll admit that I’m not totally up on the status of the resort golfing industry. That aside, I see great potential in the new Streamsong Resort, which officially opened this weekend in southwestern Polk County. … Continue reading

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Lake Gibson Leads Polk in FNF Preseason Player Ranks

One of the other great features of the FNF Florida preseason magazine is all the player rankings and recruiting notes from around the state. It’s always interesting to see where Polk County athletes rank among the best in the state, … Continue reading

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Lakeland, Lake Wales in FNF Football Preseason Top 25

One of my favorite annual purchases for the past few years has been the Friday Night Football Florida preseason magazine for high school football in the state. There are overviews of each team in Florida, rankings, recruiting notes, predictions, etc. … Continue reading

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Polk County High School Coaches Had Rough 2011-2012

There are quite a few things I miss since I left The Ledger about a 18 months ago. I miss the people that I worked with in the newsroom and the people that I had the privilege to cover and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Polk Storylines for 2012

I’m looking forward to 2012 as much as I have any year in my lifetime. A lot of that has to do with some exciting things going on in my own life, but I’m also eagerly watching things happening around … Continue reading

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A Better Perspective on the Jenkins Situation

I’ve been wracking my brain the past week or so about how I could have better expressed my thoughts about what is happening with Matt Thompson, the Jenkins football program, and the school itself. I named this blog Polk Perspectives … Continue reading

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Three Thoughts on Lakeland vs. Kissimmee Osceola

So last night I attended a high school football game not as a reporter for the first time since I was in college. It was a little different not being in the press box or on the sideline, especially not … Continue reading

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Really? Lakeland Raiders Was the Best We Could Do?

If you know me, then you know that I’m pro-just about anything Lakeland. Downtown Lakeland, local restaurants in Lakeland, shopping in Lakeland, colleges and other schools in Lakeland, government in Lakeland. You name it, and if it’s related to Lakeland, … Continue reading

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Polk County High School Recruiting/Transfer Timeline

I’ll try to keep this updated as things happen going forward. If you feel like I’ve missed something, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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