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 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlander Girls Hope to Bring Home a Basketball Title

Lake Wales High School's girls' basketball team advanced in their effort to win a state title at home Thursday night as the top seed Highlanders defeated 8th seed Zephyrhills in the... — Updated 2/11/2022

 By News Staff    News

Thousands Turn Out to Herald Holidays, Welcome Santa

A dazzling display of lights greeted local residents Saturday evening for a mile of Central Avenue as a column of colorful floats, bands, and more than a thousand participants... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Sports

Lake Wales Defeats Port St. Lucie to Advance to Regional Semifinals

The Lake Wales Highlanders advanced to the Class 6-A Regional semifinals after a solid game against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars Friday night, emerging victorious by a 35-0 score.... — Updated 11/20/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Sports

Highlanders Fall in Regional Semi-finals

After a strong showing this season, the Lake Wales Highlanders season came to a close in Ocala Friday night as they fell short 24-13 in a defensive battle with traditional... — Updated 11/20/2021

 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Face Port St. Lucie in Playoff Opener

After concluding their regular season play with an 8-2 wining record, the Lake Wales Highlanders advance as 6-A District 7 runners-up to the Florida High School Athletic Association... — Updated 11/20/2021


Attorney Kent Lilly Offers Lesson in Value of Role Models

By now a familiar voice to fans at Friday night football games, one local volunteer has made a highly successful career out of childhood inspiration, and a thread of football... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Sports Staff    Sports

Highlanders Defeat Rival Bartow, Prepare for Playoffs

A four-interception defense led the Lake Wales Highlanders to a 24-13 football victory over the Bartow Yellowjackets Friday night on a rain-soaked field in Bartow, leaving the... — Updated 11/6/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Sports

Highlanders Crush Kissimmee Gateway to Assure Playoff Spot

Wrapping up their District 7 play with a flourish, the Lake Wales Highlanders overwhelmed Kissimmee Gateway by a score of 58-0 Friday night. The win assures the local eleven a... — Updated 10/30/2021

 By News Staff    Sports

After Win Against Palm Bay, Highlanders Face Kissimmee Gateway Friday Night

After seeing their District title hopes dashed in a 14-8 loss to Auburndale two weeks ago, the Highlanders came back to best the Palm Bay Heritage Panthers last week by a 37-30... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Fall Short in Important District Game

Hopes for a District 6A-7 championship faded Friday night for the Lake Wales Highlanders football squad lost a defensive battle, falling to the undefeated Auburndale Bloodhounds by... — Updated 10/16/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports

District Title Showdown Happens Friday Night in Lake Wales

In what is likely to be the deciding contest of the 2021 football regular season, the Lake Wales Highlanders will face off against the undefeated Auburndale Bloodhounds Friday... — Updated 10/16/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Strike Early To Top Hardee, Move to 5-1

Returning to the form that marked the early games of the season, the Lake Wales Highlanders struck early and often against the Hardee Wildcats, running up a score of 21-0 barely... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports
Highlander players file past the scoreboard

Highlanders Win First District Game

With their District 7 title hopes still riding high, the Lake Wales Highlanders notched their first important win against a conference rival by defeating Melbourne Eau Gallie 43-27... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports
Kids and coaches on Legion Field grass

New Lighted Football Field May Serve Youth Football Leagues

A lighted football field proposed for Washington Park near US 27 is expected to make a big difference to hundreds of young people involved in two Lake Wales youth football leagues.... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales High School Marks Annual Homecoming

The small-town spirit shone through in Lake Wales Thursday as a thousand spectators gathered to watch the annual Homecoming Parade organized by the students of Lake Wales High... — Updated 10/2/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports

Lake Wales Highlanders Open Their Title Campaign

Riding on their 3-1 season record and seeking to repeat as district champs in their new higher classification, the Lake Wales Highlanders football squad will face the Melbourne Eau... — Updated 10/2/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Drop Naples, Win Homecoming Game

After being stymied by the stout defense of the Naples Trojans for most of the first half, the Lake Wales Highlander eleven found the winning formula in the second half, opening... — Updated 9/29/2021

A photo of Head Coach Tavares Johnson

After Loss to Non-Conference Foe Lakeland, Highlanders Prep for Naples Lely

After losing a rain-soaked tilt against the 7-A regional powerhouse Lakeland Dreadnaughts the Lake Wales High School Highlander 11 are focusing on righting the ship when they host... — Updated 9/12/2021


Highlanders Face Lakeland Dreadnaughts Tonight

In a much-anticipated showdown between two top Polk County football squads, the Lake Wales Highlanders will host the Lakeland Dreadnaughts this Friday at Legion Field. The big game... — Updated 9/11/2021


Highlanders Go 2-0 After Thumping of Davenport Ridge Bolts

With a convincing victory at their home opener at Legion Field the Lake Wales Highlander varsity football squad improved their regular season record to 2-0. Both offense and... — Updated 9/10/2021


City Plans Free Movie by the Lake Saturday, Sept. 4

The City of Lake Wales Recreation Team is inviting families to a free Lake Night Cinema on Saturday, Sept. 4. Weather permitting, the movie "The Goonies" will be shown beginning at... — Updated 9/7/2021

Lake Wales High School

Lake Wales Highlanders Off to Hot Start, Face Big Challenges

Highlander Football is back, and local fans are anticipating a return to the playoffs following an impressive regular season opener, After raising the stakes with a solid 26-0 win... — Updated 9/2/2021


Despite Pandemic Impact, Highlander Band Director Remains Optimistic

Stephen Cornelius had big plans to grow the Lake Wales High School Highlander Band, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now starting his second year as director, Cornelius is... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders' Johnson Named 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year

Lake Wales Highlanders head coach Tavaris Johnson was voted the 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year contest from an elite field of weekly winners representing seven... — Updated 1/9/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Close Out Post-Season With 12-1 Record

With 10 players out with the flu the week of their Regional Final against Tampa Jesuit including star quarterback, Eric Williams, the Lake Wales Highlanders gave it their best... — Updated 11/27/2019


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