Recreation / Sports
Lakeland resident Sydney Devore, a former track athlete at the University of Florida and a fourth-grade teacher at Spessard Holland Elementary School, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials by winning a marathon in Pittsburgh, the first one she attempted.
Matt Parziale became a firefighter in Brockton, Mass., in 2014, partly because the job would give him time to work on his golf game. He earned three All-American honors and an individual championship when he golfed at Southeastern University from 2006 to 2009. He qualified for the Masters by winning the U.S Mid-Amateur Championship last October.
ALSO: Parziale’s SEU coach and a roommate/teammate tell ESPN about his college days.
The city has big plans for Lake Crago Park off Lakeland Hills Boulevard. Now there’s a dog park, restroom, boat ramp. Coming: 3 soccer fields, 3 baseball fields, outdoor center with canoe/kayak rental/storage. Park offers access to seven lakes. Groundbreaking: Oct. 1 #lkld pic.twitter.com/mC4Yll7sJR
— lkld now (@lkldnow) April 4, 2018
And a companion article at the same link: Ty Cobb may be the greatest Tiger ever, but fans hold special reverence for Al Kaline, the player whose name appears on the street entering Tigertown.
ALSO: Facebook photo gallery from City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation
— Spectrum Sports 360 (@SpecSports360) March 3, 2018
When a bus carrying the Nova High School girls basketball team pulled up for the state championship game at the RP Funding Center Saturday night, head coach Jason Hively said he was stunned when he saw somebody carrying a “big rifle” in the parking lot. A gun show was being held at the venue at the same time as the FHSAA finals. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Whatever your feeling is on the Second Amendment, I don’t think the two mesh here,” said Hively, whose school sits in the same county as the Parkland high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.
Jen Pawol, 41, called balls and strikes behind home plate at Joker Marchant Stadium on Thursday as the Detroit Tigers defeated Florida Southern College 6-1. She hopes to be the first woman to ump a regular-season MLB game.
ALSO: Detroit News coverage