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Skydivers Build Massive Canopy Stacks at Lake Wales Airport

A team of skydivers from a dozen nations cooperated to build canopy stacks of a 54 and 65 persons at Lake Wales Airport this week while descending from well above 10,000 feet. The... — Updated 1/13/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Advance to State Championship Game With 37-7 Win

The Lake Wales Highlanders won their semi-final football game Friday night and will face the Mainland Buccaneers of Daytona Beach in the state Class 3S Championship game, which... — Updated 12/21/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Lake Wales Highlanders Top Daytona Mainland to Win Championship

The Lake Wales Highlanders have completed a perfect 15-0 season with a 32-30 win over Daytona Mainland to win their first state championship. After falling behind early by a 10-0... — Updated 12/17/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Defeat All Saints by 3-0 Score, Advance to Semi-final Match

Lake Wales High School's athletics programs continue to find success, as the men's soccer program advanced to the Polk County Champion's League semi-final game with a 3-1 victory... — Updated 12/3/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Advance to Final Four in State Football Title Hunt

UPDATE: GAME TIME CHANGED TO 7:00 BY FSHAA See new story in NEWS section The Lake Wales Highlanders captured the Regional Championship and advanced to the final four in the state... — Updated 12/1/2022

 

Battle of the Lakes is New Trophy Bass Competition

Anglers: Compete in new trophy bass fishing competition, Battle of the Lakes! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to participate in the Battle... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Face Title Game Against Tough Zephyrhills Team

UPDATE: Highlanders Advance. See the story here A Friday night Regional Championship game will be the first hosted at Lake Wales' Legion Field in memory, according to long-time... — Updated 11/26/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Vanquish Vanguard, Will Host Regional Title Game at Legion Field

The Lake Wales Highlanders took another step forward toward their long-denied state football title Friday night as they defeated the Ocala Vanguard Knights 40-0. The Knights had end... — Updated 11/24/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Lake Wales Highlanders Open State Title Campaign Against Auburndale Friday

The undefeated and top-seeded Lake Wales High School Highlanders football team has drawn a rematch with the eight-seeded Auburndale Bloodhounds in the first round of the Regional... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Advance in Football Playoffs Despite Sloppy Play

The top-seeded Lake Wales Highlander football team advanced their 2022 playoff hopes Friday night at Legion Field with a decisive 34-10 victory over the eighth-seed Auburndale... — Updated 11/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Undefeated Lake Wales Highlanders Eye District Title

After tearing through a schedule that was expected to present challenges, the Lake wales Highlanders take on their district foes, the Liberty High School Chargers, tonight in... — Updated 10/21/2022

 

Valuable Trophy Bass Still Loose in Lake Walk-in-the-Water

A pink-tagged bass still swimming around in Lake Walk-in-the-Water is worth thousands of dollars to some lucky angler. A second tagged bass is loose at Tenoroc, while others swim... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Rains Are Producing More Fishing Action

For the best local fishing action head to Lake Walk-in-the-Water, where bank fishermen are catching limits of bluegill and shell crackers from the Indian Lake canals. Lake levels co... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
 By Florida FWC    Sports

Bluegill a Fun Sport Fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission want to invite you to just go fish! Here's a great suggestion for that youngster, or even the experienced pro, that will... — Updated 7/1/2022

 

Low Water Presents Fishing Hazards on Lake Hatchineha

For the best local fishing action head to Lake Walk-in-the-Water, where bluegill and shell crackers may be found in lily pads around the lake. Look for the pads shaking, and drop a... — Updated 6/29/2022

 

Low Water Presents Hazards for Fishers, But Catches Being Made

Despite the onset of near-daily rains, the upper Kissimmee chain, including Lake Hatchineha, remains very low. Boaters are urged to use extreme caution to avoid running into... — Updated 6/13/2022

 

Tropical Weather System Left Little to Raise Fishing Hopes

The passing of the season's first tropical system left precious little rain in area gauges, so water levels in area lakes are continuing to suffer, with some still headed lower. Fis... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

Low Water Still Affecting Fishing on Area Lakes

Although the summer rains are starting, they have still been spotty and fishing is in a transitional time with low water levels in some area lakes. On Lake Walk-in-Water, bluegill... — Updated 5/30/2022

 

Fishing Still Active as Rains Begin

The beginning of the wet summer season is upon us, and that means lots of changes in fishing patters. The dry spring has left some lakes very low, which also means that boaters... — Updated 5/24/2022

 

Bluegill Still Hot Targets, Bass Can be Found

On Lake Walk-in-Water, anglers are still catching bluegill on crickets in the pads and grass. Bass are up shallow morning before the heat and wind picks up, and evening if the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Bluegills and Shellcrackers are Feasting Now

On Lake Walk-in-Water, bluegill action is heating up for those who are using crickets in the lily pads. Throw a Gambler Big EZ or Houdini lure first thing in the morning for bass.... — Updated 5/4/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Sports

University, High School Student Sports Reporters Sought

Area college and high school students with a penchant for sports have an opportunity to earn some career creds by providing coverage of their favorite local teams, according to... — Updated 5/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders to Induct Five Into Hall of Fame

The second annual Highlander Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 30, and Shelli Jacobs, secretary of the Highlander Booster Club, is excited... — Updated 5/1/2022

 

Catfish, Bass and Shell Crackers the Hot Targets Now

On Lake Walk-in-Water, anglers are catching limits of bluegill on crickets in among the lily pads. Bass are pulling back out to the outside edge of vegetation. Throw a watermelon... — Updated 4/25/2022

 

Shell Crackers Drawing Crowds to Lake Kissimmee

On Lake Walk-in-Water, anglers are catching their limit of shell crackers and bluegill in the lily pads on red worms and crickets. Bass are roaming inside, feeding after the spawn... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

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