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SEBRING – The third round of “The BIG SHOW Bass Tournament” drew the largest turnout yet with 29 boats and total of 58 fishermen vying for first place and the largest purse to date. The wind picked up a little bit on Lake Istokpoga allowing for a beautiful day of fishing on Saturday.

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he’s around the NFL’s best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year.

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Chet Johnson grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan rooting for the Detroit Tigers and Al Kaline. He served with the Army 196th Batallion in Vietnam, then returned home to work in Michigan public schools until his retirement. A snowbird, he plays for the 863 Bar & Grill in the Lake Placid se…

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Sun N Lake traveled to River Ranch and were awed by their beautiful surroundings. Although the temperature was chilly, the visitors received a warm greeting from their amazing hosts. Sun N Lake “welcomed” River Ranch to the league by winning every match.

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DAYTONA BEACH — For the second consecutive year, IMSA will host the “IMSA Twenty-Four Premier” at ONE DAYTONA from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday. The event kicks off fan activities around the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27 at Daytona International Speedway.

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FORT MYERS — Promising outdoor traveling adventure and family fun, the Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 24-27 Everett Henkel III, president of Florida RV Trade Association-Region One, announced today.

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The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the fourth week of January gives anglers the super full moon and a strong cold front, both arriving today. Anglers therefore will be challenged by two opposing fishing-factors.

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After school tennis classes are being offered at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. The classes run through Feb. 1, and are for youngsters ages 4-18 and are run by USPTA certified professional Horace Watkis.

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If you have never done so, pay a visit to the Highlands County Family YMCA, located just off Hammock Road. From 5:00 in the morning until late evening the Y is alive with activities for people of all ages.

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Chet Johnson grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan rooting for the Detroit Tigers and Al Kaline. He served with the Army 196th Batallion in Vietnam, then returned home to work in Michigan public schools until his retirement. A snowbird, he plays for the 863 Bar & Grill in the Lake Placid se…

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Sun N Lake traveled to River Ranch and were awed by their beautiful surroundings. Although the temperature was chilly, the visitors received a warm greeting from their amazing hosts. Sun N Lake “welcomed” River Ranch to the league by winning every match.

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SEBRING – The Sebring Blue Streaks boys soccer team is continuing to make strides as they battled the undefeated Clewiston Tigers (14-0) on Thursday night at Firemen’s Field in Sebring.

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DAYTONA BEACH — For the second consecutive year, IMSA will host the “IMSA Twenty-Four Premier” at ONE DAYTONA from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday. The event kicks off fan activities around the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Don and Joe’s BIG SHOW Bass Tournaments, sponsored by the Highlands News-Sun, are adding a new touch to tournament bass fishing.

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SEBRING – After a hard-fought battle the Sebring Blue Streaks came up short against Class 6A-District 10 foe Hardee by a final score of 52-42 on Tuesday night.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL Divisional Round featured the Chiefs’ most notable victory in at least 25 years. It made for quite a thrilling weekend in Kansas City, snowfall and all.

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Reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will compete with two special liveries on their Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 26-27, 2019.

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FORT MYERS — Promising outdoor traveling adventure and family fun, the Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center this Jan. 24-27 Everett Henkel III, president of Florida RV Trade Association-Region One, announced today.

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After school tennis classes are being offered at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. The classes run through Feb. 1, and are for youngsters ages 4-18 and are run by USPTA certified professional Horace Watkis.

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AVON PARK – The Avon Park Red Devils girls basketball team improved to 8-2 on the season with a 55-14 drubbing of the Tenoroc Titans in a Class 5A-District 8 game on Tuesday night in Avon Park.

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AVON PARK — The South Florida State College (SFSC) Foundation will host its Second Annual Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Shootout at Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club with qualifying rounds taking place on Thursday, Jan. 17, Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The final rou…

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Sebring – AdventHealth is expanding its partnership with Sebring International Raceway to be the Official Health Care Partner of the circuit and each of its events.

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AVON PARK – The versatility that Cory Leech displayed on the diamond by pitching and playing shortstop paid off as the Red Devil athlete signed a scholarship to play baseball for the Eastern Florida State College Titans on Wednesday.

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The Woodlawn Elementary Soaring Eagle 5K was a success on Saturday. Dalton Kiella came in first overall with a time of 21:45.8 and just seconds behind was Mark Scandrett with 21:47.6 placing him in second. Rounding out the top three was Brandon Rosenbaum who clocked a 22:40.3.

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SEBRING – The Sebring Blue Streaks Boys soccer team honored their seniors on Monday night at Firemen’s Field and nearly capped it off with something special as they attempted to overcome a four-goal deficit to the Frostproof Bulldogs.

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Last Tuesday at the beautiful Highlands County Sports Complex, senior softball players 50 and over began the 2019 season. Friendships were renewed, and “rookies” were welcomed.

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