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Isaac Babcock

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Lions ready to defend championship

Defending a championship

The last time Oviedo met Timber Creek, it took a dramatic fourth quarter touchdown to win a game and a championship at once.

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Knights ready for kickoff

Building year?

The Knights have a choice of quarterbacks, but all eyes are on Justin Holman as UCF readies for the season kickoff.

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UCF football season approaches

UCF foootball returns

Fans looking to get a glimpse under the shroud that wraps the UCF football team’s practice fields can take a look at the 2015 Knights at FanFest this Friday.

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Sanford River Rats take FCSL championship

Sanford takes FCSL title

The Rats won 1-0 over the Leesburg Lightning in a dramatic pitchers’ duel under the Tropicana Field dome.

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Alex House pitches FCSL playoff masterpiece

Rats win, Dawgs strike back

Sanford River Rats starter Alex House torched the Diamond Dawgs with a 2-hit shutout, then Winter Park came roaring back.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs playoff bound after comeback win

Dawgs escape pound

The Dawgs had struggled to break free from a traumatically bad start to the season until a one-game playoff against the Deland Suns forced them into a must-win.

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Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte for talk

A life of flight

On Aug. 14, Bob Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.

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Seminole County Student Museum closes doors

Student Museum closes

Seminole County's Student Museum, housed inside the original Sanford Grammar School building from 1902, closed its doors this week.

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Papers win Florida Press Association awards

Papers take top honors

The Winter Park-Maitland Observer and its sister newspaper the Seminole Voice won four awards at the Florida Press Association’s annual convention on July 24.

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Sanford River Rats leap to top of FCSL standings

Dawgs hopes dashed

With less than a week left in the season, Winter Park has just crossed a threshold that last year’s team never could have imagined: no shot at the regular season title.

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Florida league smashes Korean All Stars

League takes down Korean team

A four-game series against the best South Korea has to offer made for an All-Star quality international battle on the Florida Collegiate Summer League diamonds last week.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs look for way back up ladder

Dawgs look to climb

A three-way tie has ratcheted up tension in the Florida Collegiate Summer League as it’s just a couple weeks away from the postseason, and the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs aren’t in it.

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Voices beyond the horizon

Finding disaster on the air

At this station, it’s all they’ll have to try to bounce a radio signal past the curve of the Earth searching for somebody, anybody.

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South smashes North in FSCL All Star Game

FSCL All Star battle

What started out as a nearly hitless pitchers’ duel exploded into a slugfest for the South team in the Florida Collegiate Summer League’s All Star Game on Tuesday.

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Robber caught as he tries to escape Seminole County bank

Suspect walks into cops

A fake-bearded bank robbery suspect walked right into a horde of police as he tried to escape Tuesday.

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Video: Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom

July 4th video/gallery

Thousands of spectators came out to see Ennis Pruitt and the Breakers and then watch one of the largest fireworks displays in Seminole County on July 4.

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Wild swings in Florida Collegiate Summer League as Dawgs collapse

Lose six straight

In a freakish recent loss, the Dawgs managed to score five runs on three hits and still fell to Sanford 9-5.

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Alert teen thwarts possible Seminole County serial burglar

Teen stops burglary

When the strange woman who had been looking for a key under the doormat came back, she pushed open the door with a teenage girl just on the other side.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs’ streak snaps in Sanford

Dawgs dig out

Winter Park was on a four-game roll before they rolled into Sanford on Tuesday. They left with a 10-0 blowout loss that was cut short on a mercy rule.

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Double attemped murder suspect caught

100 miles from home

A man wanted as the suspect in an attempted double murder was captured more than 100 miles from where a shooting occurred in Winter Springs the day before.

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Murder suspect sought in Winter Springs

Murder suspect sought

A shooting that's being called an attempted double murder has already claimed the life of one Winter Springs resident, and the suspect is on the loose.

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Oviedo's Ed Kershner named Coach of the Year

Oviedo's Ed Kershner

Half a century after he first called a play on a basketball court, Ed Kershner was named the National Coach of the Year.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs digging out of their hole

Dawgs look to right season

In one inning, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs may have changed their whole season. After a promising start, the Dawgs were in the depths of one of the worst slumps in team history and trying to claw their way out.

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Bomb threat caller still sought in Seminole County

Sheriff needs leads

“Listen very carefully,” the male voice on the other end of the line said. “We placed three bombs, [at] Winter Springs Elementary, Casselberry Elementary, Oviedo Elementary…”

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Oviedo water bills will see 7 percent rise

"Whoops" oversight

A clerical error caused Oviedo residents to be undercharged on their water bills for three of the past five years, and now the city is raising rates.

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Dawgs, Rats top league in fiery start

Dawgs, Rats lead

A week into the season, the Florida Collegiate Summer League is looking to be hyper-competitive, with all but one team within a game and a half of the league lead.

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Video: Man wanted for assaulting sleeping woman

Assault suspect wanted

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for burglary and assaulting a woman asleep in her bed.

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Seminole County neighbor helps foil burglary

Neighbor helps jail suspect

Residents who see strange people in their neighbors driveways take note: It may help solve a burglary. It did this week.

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Baseball is back in Seminole County

Beer and hotdogs too

Dust off your glove and get ready to change your diet over to hotdogs and beer: Starting this week, it’s baseball season in Seminole County.

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Knights head to AAC tournament

Knights look to rebound

It’s championship time for the UCF baseball team as they enter the American Athletic Conference’s postseason tournament.

UCF Knights baseball dropped by North Florida

Face I-4 rival this weekend

A three-RBI barrage by Erik Barber wasn’t enough to give the Knights a win in their final game against the University of North Florida this season, as they fell 10-5 Tuesday.

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Sushi Pop gets big reopening — bar included

Sake, anyone?

What does chef/owner Chau Trinh have in store for lovers of interesting Japanese food with an artistic twist? A lot more whiskey than before — rising sun style.

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George Zimmerman injured in shooting

Apparent violent incident

George Zimmerman has been shot in a violent incident in Lake Mary this afternoon.

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UCF baseball dominates USF

UCF takes the series

Continuing their tradition of losing to bad teams and beating good teams, the UCF baseball team took a three-game series against USF last weekend.

UCF Knights lose three-straight heartbreakers

Fall in three straight

When the ball landed, the Knights were 26-19 overall, 5-10 in the American Athletic Conference, and deep into the AAC’s longest active losing streak.

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Knights trounced in back-to-back blowouts

Knights record slips

The UCF Knights dropped to No. 24 this week following a blowout loss to the University of North Florida.

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Knights rally behind Zach Rodgers

Rodgers pitches CG win

Thankfully for the Knights, they had Zach Rodgers on the mound Sunday.

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Knights nip Jacksonville with walk-off win

UCF gets walk-off win

Another bout of last-inning heroics by James Vasquez sent the Knights off the field with a 6-5 walk-off win over Jacksonville on Tuesday night.

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Zach Rodgers leads Knights to big win

Rodgers throws CG

The Knights couldn’t manage to send more than three runners across the plate in two blowout losses to Cincinnati last weekend. Turns out they needed Zach Rodgers.

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UCF baseball tops AAC conference

Wild win raises record

A wild bottom of the ninth comeback win helped the Knights take their three game series over Houston last weekend, vaulting them to near the top of the American Athletic Conference baseball standings.

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Locally filmed ‘Hidden Agenda’ premiers in Maitland

Watch 'Hidden Agenda'

It’s dramatic, it’s dark, and it’s all the culmination of a dream to make a detective drama in Central Florida.

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Knights light up Presbyterian

Blows out Presbyterian

A six-inning no-hitter combined with an 18-run batting practice round to turn the Knights’ most recent win into the biggest blowout of the season so far, 18-4 over Presbyterian.

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George Zimmerman releases reaction video

Feels 'persecuted'

"I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not have even gone to trial."

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UCF Knights lose last-second OT heartbreaker

Postseason cut short

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship tournament proved insurmountable for the UCF Knights, who fell in a first round overtime thriller.

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Three Winter Springs rape suspects face 30 years

Teens face rape trials

Three of the five Winter Springs High School football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl will risk facing 30 years in prison.

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UCF stumbles into the AAC tournament

It's tournament time

A difficult bracket in the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament proved insurmountable for the Knights.

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Knights looking to save face in losing season

Can UCF pull through?

The Knights needed to win all three of their final regular season games to sneak their way into a winning overall record this season. So far they’ve lost two of them.

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Knights look to save face on basketball season

With a season-ending win, they could finally exorcise a ghost that’s haunted them since after the 2004-05 season:

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Knights enter home stretch of the season

Can the Knights win out?

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime on Sunday, when the Memphis Tigers took them down 75-65.

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George Zimmerman won't be charged federally

No federal charges

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, will not be charged by a federal court.

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