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Isaac Babcock

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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.

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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.