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Isaac Babcock

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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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Newly ranked UCF will face UConn this week

UCF faces 0-6 UConn

The Knights may be all over the Top 25 standings, but face one of their biggest challenges this Saturday: the opponent with the bad record.

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UCF beats Louisville for biggest win ever

Improbable comeback

In what may be the biggest win in the team's history, the Knights shocked Louisville on the road in a 38-35 thriller.

Hagerty to face undefeated Winter Park

'Cats are 6-0

The Hagerty Huskies have done it again, winning their second straight after starting the season on a long losing streak.

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UCF Knights face Louisville's No. 1 defense

Cards allow 7.3 ppg

It’s been 28 years since the UCF Knights faced Louisville on the gridiron. The last time, the Cardinals won 42-21. This season they're undefeated.

Oviedo Lions in first losing streak of the season

Can they come back?

Now with their first losing streak of the year, the Lions have a perennial contender in their sights and a comeback on their minds.

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UCF Knights tested luck at Memphis

Face No. 8 Louisville

The Knights will have their work cut out for themselves against undefeated Louisville on Oct. 18.

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Oviedo Lions hope to recover after injuries, big loss

Lions look to recover

For the first time this season the Oviedo Lions are looking for a rebound after losing 21-3 to Merritt Island.

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UCF heads to Memphis

Hoping for rebound

Down 28-10 against South Carolina, the UCF Knights came thundering back on the gridiron but came up short.

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Can UCF beat South Carolina?

Sunday's game is already sold out

The Knights have only beaten one ranked team on their home field ever. They're about to face what may be their toughest battle.

Lions blast Huskies, prep for Merritt Island

Hagerty season in trouble

The Lions snagged their fourth straight gridiron win and their first in the district with a 42-14 blasting of Hagerty.

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UCF awaits South Carolina after trouncing Penn

Best start in 25 years

Off to one of their best season starts in a quarter of a century, the Knights are facing possibly the best team they’ve played in just as long.

Oviedo crushes Lake Howell on gridiron

Hagerty struggling with season start

Oviedo steamrolled Lake Howell 29-14 on Sept. 12.

Lions trounce Bears

Oviedo defeated Winter Springs 36-12

Oviedo (2-0) walked over Winter Springs on the gridiron en route to a 36-12 win.

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Knights face biggest challenge yet

Knights hope for upset

The Knights will be looking for an upset at undefeated Penn State this Saturday. In two previous meetings the Knights have never beaten the Lions.

No one steps up to challenge Oviedo mayor

Oviedo election again unopposed

Oviedo once again had an unopposed election for its mayor and its longest-serving councilman.