Returning to Lakeland for an 86th season, the Detroit Tigers will lead off Spring Training 2022 at Joker Marchant Stadium with an exhibition game against Southeastern University on Feb. 25 followed the next day by a home game against the Washington Nationals. More
Nastia Katchalova, 16, of Lakeland, was recently named to USA Gymnastics’ 2021 Junior National Tumbling Team and will compete in the world competition in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November. “This year at three of my competitions I have hit first place at each of the three qualifying competitions,” she told Bay News 9. More
Gabriel Dindy, a senior Lakeland High School defensive lineman, is more than a hot prospect being recruited by the nation’s top college football programs, Fox 13 News reports. He’s also an entrepreneur; he co-founded Beyond Our Best, which he describes as a “fitness movement,” with his sister, Destiny, a personal trainer. | Rivals.com profile | Beyond Our Best
After guiding the Lakeland Magic to the NBA G-League championship last month in his fourth year as coach, Stan Heath is returning to his alma mater as head men’s basketball coach at East Michigan University, The Detroit News reports. Financial terms of his five-year contract are yet to be disclosed.
The Lakeland Magic capped a one-month “bubble” season at Walt Disney World Thursday by defeating the Delaware Blue Coats 97-78 to capture the NBA G-League championship.Devin Cannady was named the G-League Finals MVP, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
With pandemic precautions reducing seating at Joker Marchant Stadium by three-quarters, Detroit Tigers Spring Training tickets are fetching nearly twice on the secondary market what they did last year, The Detroit News reports. The average ticket price as of Wednesday was $56.02, compared with $30.09 last year, according to Gametime.