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  • Region baseball: Bishop McLaughlin 6, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic 1

    LAKELAND — Nate Pearson was too much for Santa Fe Catholic as Bishop McLaughlin stopped the Crimson Hawks 6-1 in Tuesday’s Class 3A region semifinal. Pearson (9-0), a 6-foot-6, 240-pound right-handed senior, not only struck out 10, allowed only two hits and one walk over seven innings, but he blasted ...
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    Tue. May 05, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Region softball: Tampa Catholic 9, Lakeland McKeel 3

    LAKELAND — McKeel pitcher Brandy Barquin appeared to be cruising entering the top of the fifth inning as she had retired 11 of 13 batters and had a one-hitter going through four innings. Then she couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. Tampa Catholic ripped four consecutive hits, after the ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Region softball: Lakeland Christian 19, Bishop McLaughlin 0

    LAKELAND — If Lakeland Christian’s (21-2) success continues, it will be music to the Vikings’s ears. Eighth-grader Camryn Wineinger hit a three-run homer and Kristen Beacham added a two-run shot during a 14-run second inning that led Lakeland Christian to a 19-0 win over Bishop McLaughlin on Wednesday in a ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Region boys basketball: Seffner Christian 65, Winter Haven All Saints’ 57

    WINTER HAVEN — Seffner Christian’s Kent Hegarty and Derek Webster did their part with 20 and 17 points, respectively, but it was reserve sophomore Christian Noskey who came off the bench for 15 points that lifted the Crusaders to a 65-57 victory over All Saints’ on Thursday. Despite the hustle ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:47 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Region girls basketball: Holy Names 53, Lakeland McKeel 49

    Despite leading by 18 points in the third quarter, Holy Names coach Chris Severini figured McKeel would make a run. And he was right, as the host Wildcats cut the Class 4A region quarterfinal Thursday to two points. Severini didn’t panic and neither did his team. Visiting Holy Names made ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 10:17 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Spoto 42, Lake Wales 6

    LAKE WALES — Lake Wales fumbled the opening kickoff Friday night, and it got worse from there. Using a bruising running game mixed with some timely passing, Spoto jumped out to a quick 15-0 lead and continued to build it through the rest of the night, upsetting the 10th-ranked Highlanders ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Lakeland Christian 37, Tampa Catholic 7

    LAKELAND — Every once in a while, a team takes on a certain glow right before making a championship run— and Lakeland Christian was shining bright from the opening kickoff Friday at Vikings Stadium. Lakeland Christian junior B.J. Sirmons returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown and ignited ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Fort Meade 32, Tampa Catholic 12

    FORT MEADE — Ryan Fulse proved quite a mudder. Despite a slick field from hours of rain before and during the game, Fulse racked up 260 yards and three explosive touchdowns on 19 carries to lead Fort Meade to a 32-12 victory over Tampa Catholic on Friday night. It was ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 33, Lakeland Christian 28

    LAKELAND — Lakeland Christian spotted Berkeley Prep a 21-point lead and made an effort to rally, often overcoming its own mistakes. The Vikings, however, came up short in their first Class 3A, District 4 game. Berkeley Prep sacked quarterback Christian Alexander for a 3-yard loss with about 20 seconds remaining ...
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    Fri. Sept. 19, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Preseason football: Cambridge Christian 42, Winter Haven All Saints’ 14

    WINTER HAVEN — When it rains it pours, and it certainly did pour Friday night at Jahna Field, sending the estimated crowd of 150 running for shelter. When play finally resumed 90 minutes later, All Saints’ came up short on the scoreboard to Cambridge Christian,  42-14. Cambridge displayed more size ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:47 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Lake Wales 28, Spoto 0

    LAKE WALES — Justin Henderson ran for three touchdowns, Railond Garrett threw a touchdown pass and Lake Wales’ defense made that stand up in a shutout over Spoto in Class 5A. Lake Wales finished with 344 yards of offense and the defense came up with three turnovers deep in its ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:37 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Lake Gibson 28, Largo 14

    LAKELAND — As Jarvis Stewart sprinted 74 yards, untouched into the end zone for the first score of the game, it looked like Largo was on its way to spoiling Friday’s senior night at Lake Gibson. But the senior missed most of the half with an injury, and Largo’s big ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:24 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Seffner Christian 41, All Saints’ Academy 0

    WINTER HAVEN — Seffner Christian wasn’t about to back off in this one. The Crusaders secured a Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoff spot with 41-0 win  at All Saints’ Academy on Friday. Seffner (7-1) — last year’s SSAC runnerup — scored two touchdowns in the opening minute to take a ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:19 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 21, Frostproof 16

    FROSTPROOF — When two teams continuously shoot themselves in the foot one has to eventually hobble away the winner. Tampa Catholic picked up a critical 21-16 Class 3A, District 4 win over Frostproof and stayed tied with Lakeland Christian for first place in the standings after both teams combined for ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:34 p.m. | The Ledger

  • Football: Fort Meade 23, Berkeley Prep 21

    FORT MEADE — Tobias Culpepper caught Jay Smith’s 44-yard pass in the end zone on the final play  Friday night, turning Fort Meade’s Class 3, District 4 defeat into a victory over  Berkeley Prep. After quarterback Brad Mayes scored his second touchdown  to give Berkeley Prep a 21-17 lead with  ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:33 p.m. | The Ledger

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