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State Seeking Input on Fishing Tournament Economic Impact

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking angler input for an economic study of fishing tournaments. The information provided will be used to better... — Updated 10/9/2019


State Commission Awards Prizes for Bass Catch and Release

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season 7, has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 9,000 largemouth bass... — Updated 10/9/2019


Chamber to Host Golf Scramble Oct. 4

Spots are still available for teams wanting to play in the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble Friday, Oct. 4. The tournament at Lake Wales Country Club will start... — Updated 10/2/2019


Former Pro Offers Elite Baseball/Softball Training for Young People

Jonathan White says his baseball career was cut short because he put his career in the hands of others his entire life. He accepted that coaches told him he wasn't a starting... — Updated 7/24/2019


LW Little League Junior Boys Named District Champs

Congratulations to Lake Wales Little League Junior boys baseball (age 13-14) for becoming District IV Champs after winning over Plant City Saturday. Next stop is Sectionals July... — Updated 6/28/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Close Out Baseball Season with 21-7 Record

Lake Wales High School's boys baseball team can take it to the bank that closing out Spring 2019 with a won-loss record of 21-7 reflects a season well done. Imagine. Three quarters... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Take on Dunedin in Regional Playoff After Defeating Boca Ciega

Our Lake Wales Highlander baseball team, 21-6, is riding a 15-game winning streak into an FHSAA Regional Semifinal test against the Dunedin Falcons this weekend after besting the Bo... — Updated 5/18/2019


Invasive Fish Roundup Set April 26-28

If you like to fish and are willing to drive a couple of hours, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species... — Updated 4/23/2019


Five Chosen for Highlander Hall of Fame

Three former professional athletes, a coach who won two state titles, and one of the program's most ardent supporters make up the inaugural class for the newly-created Highlander... — Updated 4/16/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Pickleball is Not a Pickle, But it is a Ball to Play!

What is Pickleball? "It was started in 1965, in Bainbridge (Island), WA," Ambassador Helene "Pookie" DeCocq states emphatically. "It's just getting to (Florida and) the Midwest.... — Updated 4/16/2019


Fishing for Farmers Bass Tournament April 13

Lake Wales High School Future Farmers of America will hold their first annual Fishing for Farmers Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 13. The event goes from safe light until 2 p.m.... — Updated 4/1/2019


Run Like You Care April 6

On the shores of Lake Wailes, runners are invited to "Run Like You CARE" on Saturday, April 6. This race is put on by Lake Wales Care Center to benefit Meals on Wheels, one of the... — Updated 4/2/2019


Deer Hunting Rules Change

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved in February rule changes for 2019-2020 regarding FWC-managed public hunting areas and statewide hunting, including... — Updated 4/5/2019

 By Trey Heath    Sports

Celebrating 3 Vanguard Players

On a beautiful March afternoon, we were asked to join in the celebration being held at The Vanguard School in Lake Wales. The sprawling 77-acre campus was hosting a special guest an... — Updated 3/26/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

FNG Charity Classic at Class Act

Anyone who has ever said watching golf is boring has never attended a Symetra Tour event. From start to finish everyone present gave their all to make this professional and... — Updated 3/26/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Crush Bloodhounds 10-1

Often it is momentum that dictates success and when, in the top of the first Highlander center fielder Ben Gilbert made a diving catch off a Bloodhound line drive, it set the stage... — Updated 3/20/2019


LWHS Starting Athletic Hall of Fame

Lake Wales High School is getting its own athletic hall of fame. The Highlander Booster Club will be inaugurating its first class on Saturday, May 4, with nominations for potential... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Trey Heath    Sports

An Hour with a World Champion

When we were kids, we all had hobbies. It may have been Little League sports, theatre, music, Scouts, or any other menagerie of things that were fun. We loved being around our... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Overpower Hardee Wildcats 6-2

Lake Wales Highlanders Varsity baseball took a turn for the better Monday night at Highlander Hill after splitting two games last Thursday and Friday with rival non-conference foe... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Trey Heath    Sports

Highlanders Take Lake Region 13-9

On a beautiful Tuesday evening in Eagle Lake the Highlanders baseball team took on the Thunder of Lake Region. The game was decided heavily in the first inning with a six-run... — Updated 3/13/2019


Low Payment Kings Golf Outing March 19

The Mahalak Auto Group, known as the Low Payment Kings, will be sponsoring a best ball scramble Golf Outing Tuesday, March 19 to benefit Pancreatic Cancer. The 18 Aces to Conquer... — Updated 3/13/2019


Florida's Natural Charity Classic Finishes March 17

The 11th Florida's Natural Charity Classic has brought to the area 132 women golfers participating March 12-17 in the Symetra Tour, a qualifying event for the Ladies Professional... — Updated 3/16/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Stage Thriller, Overcome Late Tigers Rally by 1 Point

In the final seconds of a hard fought Regional semifinal with the season on the line Lake Wales freshman Donald Gatlin took matters into his own hands sinking a 2-point shot with... — Updated 2/28/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Lakewood Defeats Highlanders in Regional Final

Our Highlander boys varsity basketball are now idle after a loss Friday night March 1 to home team Lakewood Spartans in the FHSAA Regional Final in St. Pete. But the Lake Wales team... — Updated 3/4/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Blow Out Knights 86-46

Senior Forward Raykwon Frazier scored 29 points while Donald Gatlin and Ty Hall each dropped in 14 of their own leading the Highlanders to a decisive 40-point victory over the... — Updated 2/25/2019


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