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Isaac Babcock

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Lions cling to championship hopes

Can they clinch?

Brutal defense highlighted Oviedo’s narrow defeat of Winter Park on Oct. 24, with the Lions escaping by a 7-6 score.

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Knights destroyed by UConn in upset shocker

Demoralizing loss

After one of the tougher conference games on their schedule, the Knights hit the road for what was expected to be the easiest. They were wrong.

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Son of slain Oviedo mother charged with murder

Held for mother's death

An Oviedo 20-year-old is being charged with second degree murder in the death of his mother.

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Knights leap to conference lead, face Temple

Toughest opponent yet?

For the third straight game the Knights have a one-touchdown win under their belts, and now they await a Temple team that’s surprised the AAC.

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Oviedo homicide has police puzzled

Police seek missing son

A dead Oviedo mother, a disappeared son and a missing car have Seminole County Sheriffs on high alert and looking for answers in a homicide case.

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Oviedo Lions look to recover after losing streak

Can Oviedo snap streak?

After starting the season 5-0, the Oviedo Lions have dropped two straight on the gridiron. And the last one was a blowout.

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Biplane tours take off in Orlando

Biplanes offer old-school sky tour

For passengers strapped into Florida Biplanes’ open-top thrill-ride into the past, this runway becomes their personal highway to the danger zone.

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Knights shock BYU, prepare for Tulane

Outlast in overtime

An overtime thriller for the history books put the Knights 3-2 on the season and sent BYU home in a tailspin.

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Oviedo Lions look to recover at Mainland

Can they recover?

With Oviedo cast as the leader in district play, everything had been going by the script, until Friday. Then University’s Luke Poorman stole the show.

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UCF prepares for big game versus BYU

Tough opponent loses top player

Two big moments happened in the past week that could make UCF’s season more optimistic, especially against BYU. Now a big win and a sudden injury of a key opponent could help UCF’s fortunes.

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UCF prepares for rematch against conference-rival Houston

Will it be another nail-biter?

When the UCF Knights step onto the field at Houston at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 2, they’ll have had 12 nights of rest. The only problem with that: So will the Cougars.

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Oviedo ready to battle University High School

Can Lions keep streak?

With a total margin of victory this season of 192-46, the Lions have dominated in every win so far.

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Hagerty falls, Oviedo soars in football

Momentums swing

What was once a three-game winning streak that kicked off their football season with an unprecedented bang is now a two-game losing streak for the Huskies.

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UCF Knights smash Bethune-Cookman

Holman shines

An early dose of tension gave way to a blowout showcase of the Knights' offensive talent in their home opener.

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Oviedo trounces Hagerty in wild blowout

Comeback blowout

Three quarters into the game, the Huskies seemingly had an upset on their hands. Then Oviedo scored 20 points in the span of 5 minutes.

Hagerty comes back on Winter Springs

Huskies edge WS

Hagerty had a nail-biter on their hands for most of four quarters last Friday against Winter Springs.

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UCF football ready to snap streak against Bethune

Knights face B-C

The last time the Knights had a start this bad, they went on to win their next eight straight games and play their first bowl game in team history.

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Oviedo readies for Hagerty gridiron showdown

Unprecedented matchup

Oviedo and Hagerty have a date with destiny Friday night, playing each other for the first time as unbeaten rivals.

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UCF football leaps back into top 25 ranking

Sagarin poll No. 22

The UCF Knights may not have played on the gridiron last weekend, but they did something no other team in the American Athletic Conference did: get ranked.

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Steven Sotloff remembered at UCF vigil

UCF gathers for tribute

“He was a son, journalist and a Knight and he remained brave until the very end of his life.” "He tried to find the good concealed in the darkness."

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Steven Sotloff memorial vigil at UCF tonight

Vigil for slain journalist

Steven Sotloff will be remembered on the campus he called his home tonight, at a vigil in his honor.

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Knights stunned in Croke Park Classic

Knights lose heartbreaker

Quarterback Justin Holman nearly pulled off a miracle comeback for the UCF Knights, but watched as a Sam Ficken field goal sailed through the uprights.

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Oviedo, Winter Springs in Safest Cities list

Seminole cities rank high

Winter Springs led the way for the Orlando-area cities at No. 3 overall. The FBI listed only 1.38 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, and 10.25 property crimes.

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Mica wins as Seminole Schools face runoff

Sloane, Bauer to battle

Mica, Horan win big. Jeff Bauer and Rich Sloane will face each other in a runoff for a School Board seat in November.

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Knights ready for Penn State in Ireland

UCF ready for Penn State

The Knights have won their last eight season openers. But they’ve never done it in Ireland. And they’ve never done it against Penn State.

Britton, Drago get free pass in Oviedo election

No election challengers

Two Oviedo City Council members got a free pass for election as of Friday.

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Schenck gets challenger in Oviedo Council election

22-year-old student

Oviedo Deputy Mayor Stephen Schenck has a surprising challenger in his race to be reelected in his City Council seat: a 22-year-old student.

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Oviedo police release 'swatting' 911 call

Hoax call released

"I have a problem," the 911 caller said, his voice shaking. "I just shot my mom." Now police are hunting the hoaxer for 'swatting.'

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UCF's Blake Bortles successor: Pete DiNovo

DiNovo vs. Penn State

After months of testing, the quarterback UCF head coach George O'Leary hopes could give the Knights Blake Bortles-level firepower has a name: Pete DiNovo.

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Florida League edges Korea in wild series opener

Wild pitches swing game

A bizarre chain of errors and savvy base-running turned a pitchers' duel into a wild scamper to the finish.

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Oviedo proposes first millage hike in six years

Paying to keep police

Oviedo has broken its six-year streak of not proposing a raise to its millage rate, with the mayor citing low pay for police as a motivating factor.

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Oviedo passes development despite flood worries

Development angers residents

A development that nearby residents fear will cause even more flooding in their neighborhood was given the go-ahead by the Oviedo City Council Monday.

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Oviedo police force swells back up to 62 officers

Two arrests first day

Oviedo’s police force has swelled to 62 officers, and the newest two grabbed arrests on their first day on the job.

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Florida League baseball to play Korean national team

Baseball goes international

The season isn’t over yet for the Florida Collegiate Summer League, getting an injection of international competition into its schedule.

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Dawgs down Sanford Rats at championship at Tropicana

FCSL crowns Winter Park

The Rats’ three early runs gave them the lead for the majority of the game until the Dawgs found their bats again in the sixth.

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Seminole Voice ends print edition

Ends 23-year print run

After 23 years of bringing the news to the Oviedo/Winter Springs area, the Seminole Voice is going online-only.

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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.