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The second half of the boys JV basketball game with Fort Meade was the way coach Joe Davis was hoping the team would have played for the entire game. Trailing 23-17 at the half, the Bulldogs outscored the Miners 27-11 in the second half to win, 44-34.

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The only blemish on a perfect season for the boys basketball team from DeSoto County Middle School was a 10-point loss to Hill-Gustat earlier this season. The Bulldogs came back to beat the Eagles Tuesday night, 39-32, to run their record to 7-1 and take over sole possession of first place i…

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The DeSoto County JV girls soccer team outplayed the Port Charlotte Pirates in the first half of their game Monday night—but walked away with a 0-0 tie. The Bulldogs had eight shots on goal, to just five for the Pirates in the opening 30 minutes. Neither team was able to do much offensively …

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Patty Walker is organizing the first Ride for Tiny Town, a benefit to help DeSoto County’s homeless. The Feb. 9 ride starting at Mosaic Arena will cover three distances and proceeds from riders and sponsors will be used to build the Village of Tiny Town that advocates envision off Magnolia i…

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During the holiday season I had the chance to go through some old newspapers that I had accumulated. One was from Jan. 1, 2015, which was the issue that showed five DeSoto County football players as members of the first team on the Charlotte Sun All Area Football Team. Two more players were …

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It was a bad night to have a basketball game, as Lake Wales came to DeSoto and beat the Bulldogs, 58-30. The game had been rescheduled for the night of the last day of school after it was canceled from an earlier date. Perhaps everyone’s minds were on the Christmas break, as neither team loo…

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As we enter a new year, numerous athletic competitions will be held across the Heartland. Many are made possible by the generous support of sponsors. That is the case for the Heartland Senior Games, now in its third decade. Thanks to the financial assistance of many local sponsors, entry fee…

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The DeSoto County JV girls soccer team outplayed the Port Charlotte Pirates in the first half of their game Monday night—but walked away with a 0-0 tie. The Bulldogs had eight shots on goal, to just five for the Pirates in the opening 30 minutes. Neither team was able to do much offensively …

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There are a couple of exciting things in DeSoto’s athletic future. For example, DeSoto High has scheduled both Charlotte and Port Charlotte to meet the Bulldogs on the football field next fall. There are several positive points about the games.

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Nearly 160 rounds of golf were played over the weekend at Arcadia Municipal. It’s remarkable because only a year ago maybe half the number would have been acceptable. Turnaround at the city munnie dating to the 1930s is credited to Jeff Gibson, a professional golfer and the director of opera…

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Patty Walker is organizing the first Ride for Tiny Town, a benefit to help DeSoto County’s homeless. The Feb. 9 ride starting at Mosaic Arena will cover three distances and proceeds from riders and sponsors will be used to build the Village of Tiny Town that advocates envision off Magnolia i…

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The Heartland Senior Games are fast aproaching and the event coordinators are eager to get started. The registration cutoff for golf euchre, shuffleboard, table tennis, horseshoes and pickleball is Jan. 18.

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It’s been tough enough this season for DeSoto County girls soccer coach Steve Rickard to find wins. But to have to do it without key players makes it that much more difficult.

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It had to be a nice feeling for DeSoto boys basketball coach Darrell Nicklow to see his team win their first game last Friday at the Lemon Bay basketball tournament.

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I’m sure this story would have gotten more attention if the headline was “Staff beats students.” It may not be appropriate, but that’s what happened in the annual staff vs. students basketball game.

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In February, hundreds of locals will be going for the gold as they compete in the 2019 Heartland Senior Games. Men and women aged 50 and older from DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and surrounding counties will be competing in five-year age groupings in bridge, bowling, cycling, euchre, golf, horse…

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During the holiday season I had the chance to go through some old newspapers that I had accumulated. One was from Jan. 1, 2015, which was the issue that showed five DeSoto County football players as members of the first team on the Charlotte Sun All Area Football Team. Two more players were …

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The DeSoto County JV girls basketball team was held scoreless in the first quarter and scored their first basket of the game with less than a minute remaining in the half as they were beaten by Lake Wales, 50-10.

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It was a bad night to have a basketball game, as Lake Wales came to DeSoto and beat the Bulldogs, 58-30. The game had been rescheduled for the night of the last day of school after it was canceled from an earlier date. Perhaps everyone’s minds were on the Christmas break, as neither team loo…

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These past seven days were a great week to ride bikes here in Southwest Florida. The weather was just cool enough to make for some very comfortable trips on the road. Of course, the downside is that this time of year, when you do get caught in a rain storm or three (as I did Saturday), inste…

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It looked like a scene out of the classic 1993 movie “Groundhog Day.” In that movie Bill Murray kept reliving the same day over and over, every day. The DeSoto County girls basketball team last week must have felt like that as they beat Community Christian, 51-10. Two weeks earlier the Lady …

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For the second time in four days the DeSoto County Bulldogs basketball team took on one of the better teams in the state, as they hosted the Sebring Blue Streaks last Tuesday. Unlike the game with Booker, the Bulldogs did not hang close with the Blue Streaks and suffered a 77-41 loss.

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Arcadia Elks Lodge #1524 partnered with Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program under the Florida Forestry Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to provide a special dinner at a recent hunt at the Peace River site. This opportunity came about through a gran…

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