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Isaac Babcock

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Diamond Dawgs leapfrog over River Rats for FCSL lead

Catch up to league lead

With less than a week left in the regular season, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs just took the lead in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings.

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Voice wins accolades at Florida Press Association Awards

Four FPA award wins

The Seminole Voice won four awards for its reporting, writing and commentary in four categories at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Awards.

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River Rats cling to FCSL top spot

Keep league lead

The Sanford River Rats still clung to a narrow league lead to start the week, but the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are nipping at their heels.

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Sanford River Rats win third straight

Dawgs fall short

The Sanford River Rats have put together one of the longest winning streaks of the Florida Collegiate Summer League season, and now the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are struggling to keep up.

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Sanford River Rats rank in on top of FCSL

Can they keep top spot?

It took just one week to upend the chase for the Florida Collegiate Summer League lead in the standings, and now the Sanford River Rats are on top.

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Sanford River Rats fight off the Squeeze

Rats look to league lead

The Sanford River Rats blasted the Winter Garden Squeeze in the biggest blowout of the Florida Collegiate Summer League season so far, ripping them in a 14-4 win Tuesday.

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FCSL baseball play returns to Sanford

FCSL takes to the plate

It’s baseball time again as the Florida Collegiate Summer League heads to the plate next week to start the summer season, and the local Sanford River Rats are looking for a comeback.

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Lions, Knights eye revenge

Roar into championship

The Oviedo Lions are eyeing revenge for one of their biggest postseason blowout losses in team history after a wild start to the regional baseball tournament.

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Knights rank in after weekend sweep

UCF climbs top 25

The UCF Knights blasted into the NCAA Top 25 with a convincing sweep of Rutgers just after nearly doing the same to Louisville the week before.

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Knights extend American Athletic Conference lead

Keep conference lead

The Knights had already been running away with the American Athletic Conference lead by the time Louisville came to town.

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Knights running away with conference

Four AAC series wins

Two one-run games gave way to a 10-run mercy rule blowout as the Knights beat out Memphis to take a three-game series last weekend in Tennessee.

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Oviedo teen racecar driver chases his dream

Teen chases checkered flags

Help this Oviedo teen live his lifelong dream of making it into NASCAR. It's as easy as clicking on his website vote.

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Knights stay undefeated in AAC, face USF next

Face USF this week

Six games deep into American Athletic Conference play, the Knights haven’t lost a baseball game as they approach their grudge match of the season against USF.

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UCF baseball wins big over the Bearcats

UCF sweeps three-game series

The Knights spring-boarded off a surprise trouncing of Miami last week to pounce on Cincinnati in their first district series, sweeping the Bearcats in three games last weekend.

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UCF baseball shocks No. 25 Miami

Knights win 9-2

The Knights baseball team made a big impression against the No. 25 Miami Hurricanes Tuesday, dominating them in a 9-2 blowout win.

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UCF baseball loses extra-inning heartbreaker

Extra inning no extra help

The Knights had already turned a weekend of bizarre twists into two wins when they stepped into the 10th inning of game three against Central Connecticut and everything fell apart.

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Knights end season with three thrillers

Knights nearly shock AAC

Just about when the American Athletic Conference had left the Knights for dead on the court, they set a season scoring high and shocked fans into believing again.

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Oviedo Lions take shot at basketball championship

Hunt for state championship

The Lions are heading to the state championship game, which starts at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Lakeland Center.

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Knights basketball gets revenge on the Bulls

Beat Bulls in overtime

After losing in overtime 10 days earlier to the Bulls, the Knights edged them 75-74 and snapped a nine-game losing streak at the same time.

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UCF Knights still waiting for rebound

Lose hope of winning season

Four days after enduring their most heartbreaking loss of the season, the Knights suffered their eighth straight loss in American Athletic Conference play on Feb. 9, losing to UConn 75-55.

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UCF basketball continues to fall in AAC play

Knights fall in six straight

Six straight losses have plunged the UCF Knights men’s basketball team to near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference in the past week.

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Where did 'Lakemont Jack' go?

Famous senior's new life

He’s probably waved at you before and you didn’t know it. He’s the man in tennis shoes taking those remarkably spritely steps as cars blur by.

Oviedo Lions blaze through soccer playoffs

Lady Lions look for repeat

The Lady Lions are taking another shot at history as they advance to the regional championship matchup in Class 5A soccer.

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UCF basketball struggles in AAC play

Fall in five straight

Six games into conference play, the Knights men’s basketball team has lost five as they’ve fallen rapidly toward the bottom of the American Athletic Conference.

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Teen dead after Oviedo shooting

Mother charged with murder

Only a block away from where another suicide occurred, an Oviedo mother and daughter were shot and in critical condition Monday morning.

Oviedo, Hagerty soccer teams dominate district

Lions, Silver Hawks lead district

The Lions are dominating Class 5A District 3, with nearly twice as many district wins as the next closest team, Hagerty.

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UCF Knights face tough string of foes

Battle 3-game losing streak

With a season spiraling out of control, the Knights are about to head into their toughest string of conference games so far while on a three-game losing streak.

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Knights look to rebound in AAC conference play

Look to stop losing streak

UConn turned the Knights’ only American Athletic Conference loss into a trend with an 84-61 trouncing in Storrs, Conn.

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UCF tops out with first top-10 ranking

UCF ends historic season

The 2013-14 UCF Knights football team is the highest ranked it has ever been, but after dominating a Baylor team that'd been in the top 10 most of the season, some say UCF is underrated yet again.

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Bortles, Johnson to leave UCF

Players enter NFL draft

The bad news is now worse: Just as UCF quarterback Blake Bortles announced his departure from the team a year early, star running back Storm Johnson did the same thing.

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UCF basketball enters conference play

AAC play starts this week

After a short break the Knights are hoping to stay on a roll on the basketball court against a slew of conference foes.

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Knights shock Baylor in historic upset

Monumental victory

The Knights had been billed 17-point underdogs. They left with a 52-42 shocker upset for the ages.

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UCF readies for Fiesta Bowl against Baylor

UCF is BCS bowl bound

The Knights will have more than 20 days to rest before the biggest game in team history.

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Knights edge SMU to close out regular season

Yet another nailbiter

Another edge-of-your-seat finish marks UCF's final win of the regular season with a 17-13 win over the SMU Mustangs.

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UCF Knights clinch BCS bowl berth

BCS berth belongs to UCF

By the end of Thursday night, the Knights, 36 hours from kickoff, had what they'd been fighting all season for.

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Knights snag hair-raising win over Bulls

UCF edges USF

With a well-timed interception after a torrent of turnovers went the wrong way, the Knights snagged a win out of thin air in a chilly thriller in the Bright House.

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Oviedo, Winter Springs prep for Small Business Saturday

Skip the mall, shop small

Oviedo and Winter Springs retailers are hoping the community will come out and support small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.

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After Rutgers rout, UCF readies for grudge match

Face USF on Black Friday

At 8 p.m. Friday the Knights will have a shot at a second Thanksgiving celebration, hosting a languid University of South Florida team.

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Knights trounce Rutgers

Take command of AAC

The same night the UCF mens basketball upset Miami, the football team made an early Thanksgiving dinner out of Rutgers.

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UCF Knights look toward rivalry games

Face USF on Nov. 29

The Knights will reignite a rivalry against the University of South Florida when the Bulls come to town Nov. 29 to play at 8 p.m. the night after Thanksgiving.

Winter Springs Bears bow out of postseason

Postseason shot over

For the Bears, the loss ends a season that saw an improbable turnaround from just a season before when they went 1-9 – the worst season in program history.

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UCF Knights reload to face Rutgers

After close call, face harder foe

The Knights will have to shake off their near-nightmare against Temple as they face a tougher team in Rutgers this week.

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Knights narrowly escape heart-stopper at Temple

Knights narrowly win

Only through acrobatic plays and a last second split of the uprights did the Knights escape a nail-biter against a team that was expected to lose by 17 points.

Winter Springs barrels into the playoffs

Face Fletcher on Friday

It’s playoff time for the Winter Springs Bears, though a shocker loss to Lyman sends them into the postseason with momentum stalled.

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UCF Knights continue hunt for top AAC spot

UCF heads to Temple

This could be the game that UCF quarterback Blake Bortles racks up some air miles, as Temple has allowed an average of 322 yards passing per game.

Oviedo out, Winter Springs playoff bound

Host Lyman this week

The Bears rumbled past Wekiva on the Mustangs’ home field to clinch their first district championship while ending Wekiva’s shot at the same time.

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UCF Knights face Houston in AAC battle

UCF fights to stay ranked

History is in the Knights’ favor. They’ve won three of their four games against Houston, and 23 of 33 homecoming games.

Oviedo, Winter Springs in for big district fights

Making it to districts

The unlikely win by the Lions puts a seemingly locked-out season into disarray, with a potential three-way Class 8A District 3 tie on the horizon.

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Knight rise in rankings

Prepare for Houston

The UCF Knights are the highest they’ve ever been ranked in national polling after destroying UConn in a 62-17 rout Oct. 26 at home.

Hagerty Huskies still hanging on

Face must-win this week

Hagerty will need to shake off the ghosts of past district games to have a shot at postseason play.

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