Lake Placid doubles tennis

Inviting men and women to play tennis for fun on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Play as your schedule permits. Call Ralph Musall 863.699-0380 or text 863.633-9450 for more information. We are a group who play tennis on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We are short players and want to generate interest and additional players.

Highlands Hurricanes fall training

The Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team along with the Highlands Hurricanes Triathletes fall swim training sessions are Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All practices will be at the Highlands County Family YMCA. For information please leave a message at the YMCA 863-382-9622 or contact Marvin Wolfe, email at or 863-382-9272.

Softball leagues

The Highlands County Parks & Facilities Department announces that the 2019 fall softball leagues will start the week of September 17. Leagues will include Women’s, Church and Recreational A & B and is open to all adults and youth 18 years and older. Women’s and Church must have at least six teams to have a league.

Registrations and Fees are due today, Sept.10 by 4 p.m. at the Parks and Facilities office located at 636 S. Fernleaf Ave in Sebring. Fees will not be accepted at the Sports Complex.

Fees are $360 plus $25 sanctioning fee for new teams. For any further information please call Chuck Best at 863-991-2007 or Damian Cinquino at 863-840-3264 or leave a message at 863-402-6755.

Halloween 5K run/walk

The Ridge Area Arc and MidFlorida Credit Union present the 10th Annual Halloween 5K run/walk. Costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costume. The 1-mile Family Fun Run will make a comeback this year.

The race is set for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Highlands Hammock State Park starting at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. If you register before Monday, Oct. 14 the cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years and younger. There is a special team rate of $15 for school track and field and cross-country teams. After Oct. 15 the cost will be $25.

The event will benefit Ridge Area Arc serves persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Highlands, Polk and the surrounding area. There will be goodie bags for all and a special runner gift for the first 100 registered and paid. If you register after Oct. 15 there is no gift guaranteed.

For more information please call 863-452-1295 or email for registration form. Donation forms available upon request. There will prizes for best costume and most donation monies raised.

Avon Park Champions Golf Club tourney

The Chet Brojek annual golf tournament is set for Oct. 12 at Pinecrest Golf Club. Tee time of 8 a.m. Format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $70 per person and includes golf, cart, refreshments, lunch , post golf awards and raffle prizes in clubhouse.

Make checks payable to Avon Park Champions Club 118 S. Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 Questions: Email or call 712-3524. Entry deadline is OCT. 9. Hole Sponsorship: $75 Corporate Package (Foursome & Hole Sponsor): $350.00 Sponsor/Company Name.

Closest to the pin, closest to the line, putting contest, raffle, 50/50 and other fun while we raise funds for the academic and athletic programs for the youth of Avon Park.

XCEL Volleyball Club

The XCEL Volleyball Club will host fall ball instructional clinics now through December. Girls and boys ages 6 to 18 are welcome to join the fun. The cost of the clinic is $250 for 12 sessions or $25 per session. The first payment of $150 is due Sept. 9 and the second payment of $100 is due Oct. 14. Clinics are Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The clinics will be held at South Florida State College Panther Gym. Ages 10 and under is developmental phase for volleyball fundamentals; 12 and under is putting together those volleyball fundamentals into games; 13 to 14 is a perfect opportunity for the 7th and 8th grade students to get ready for middle school volleyball; 15 to 18 is for athletes not on their high school team and want to get ready for club/travel volleyball that starts in January, 2020. If you are on your high school team, once the season has ended you are welcome to join.

For any questions or for more information please contact Club Director Coach Kim Crawford at 863-835-2377 or email her at

Moose Legion Golf Tournament

The Highlands County Moose Lodge is hosting a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 20 at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club. The golf tournament will start at 8 a.m. The entry fee of $50 will include greens fees, golf cart, prizes and a roast beef lunch. There will be an open kitchen and Tiki Entertainment will be from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. For more information please contact Ron Falzarano at 863-557-3807.


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