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Syracuse recruits Joe Girard, Brycen Goodine to compete in 3-point and dunk contests at Final Four

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Orange lost in the first round of this year's NCAA Tournament, but two future Syracuse players will be at the Final Four.

Florida power Oak Ridge upset, held to 16 points by full-game stall tactics  USA TODAY High School Sports

Boone employed an aggressive stall campaign against Florida state power Oak Ridge, eventually pulling off a stunning 20-16 victory.

'I already know that the odds are against them:' local administrator starts program to mentor teens  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

An Orange County administrator is taking active steps and positive strides each day to encourage his students to make better choices.

Oak Ridge High students arrested in off-campus 'riot,' deputies say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Three Oak Ridge High School students were arrested in connection with a "riot" that left one student hospitalized after he was repeatedly kicked and punched ...

40 years later, Oak Ridge High's band gets back together  Orlando Sentinel

They are flying in from California, New York and even Switzerland and driving in from points much closer. They're bringing their trumpets and trombones, their ...

Star quarterback learning to walk again after horrific crash  WESH Orlando

One month after receiving a football scholarship Oak Ridge High School quarterback Darvion 'Pinky' Bailey is learning how to walk again.

Man wounded in gas station shooting near West Oak Ridge High School  WESH Orlando

A man is in the hospital after being shot at a gas station located near a high school on West Oak Ridge Road.

Florida college admissions: Getting into UF, FSU, UCF may depend a lot on where you went to high school  Orlando Sentinel

Students at Florida high schools in more affluent communities are more likely to get into UF or FSU — the state's top-ranked universities — than students from ...

Students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence  Orlando Sentinel

Students at Central Florida schools have registered to take part in National School Walkout events today, but it is not clear how many will participate.

Aviation magnet program relaunches at Oak Ridge High School  WESH Orlando

An aviation magnet program relaunched at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando on Wednesday. School officials said students involved in the program will learn ...

Officials investigate battery allegation against Osceola High School principal  WFTV Orlando

An investigation into the behavior of the Osceola High School principal is underway after a student has come forward with accusations of battery.

Five-star forward Emmitt Williams, from Oak Ridge High School (Florida), commits to LSU  ESPN

Five-star forward Emmitt Williams, from Oak Ridge High School (Florida), and ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 100, commits to LSU over Oregon and Florida.

VIDEO: Florida senior SG Niven Glover throws down wild reverse 360, between-the-legs dunk  USA TODAY High School Sports

Oak Grove senior sensation Niven Glover snuck out on the break and absolutely exploded toward the rim for an uber-creative, uber-rare dunk.

Steve Reece named Oak Ridge basketball coach  Orlando Sentinel

E1T1 director Steve Reece is basketball coach for Oak Ridge Pioneers.

Top Orlando high school basketball recruit accused of raping woman  WKMG Orlando

A 19-year-old top high school basketball recruit is accused of raping a woman and refusing to let her leave her apartment, according to the Orlando Police ...

Florida teacher shortage: More than 2,200 jobs open halfway into school year, union says  Orlando Sentinel

Halfway through the 2018-19 school year, Florida's public schools have more than 2200 teacher vacancies — 700 more than this time last year, according the ...

Orange wants schools on common schedules, high schools starting at 7:20 a.m.  Orlando Sentinel

The Orange County school district plans to put all high schools on a common schedule in August, starting classes at 7:20 a.m. on all 20 campuses. Previously ...

Orlando high school basketball player arrested on allegations of sexual battery  WFTV Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - An Oak Ridge High School basketball player was arrested without bail and is facing sexual battery and false imprisonment charges, Orange ...

Fort Myers native Emmitt Williams makes his hometown return with Orlando Oak Ridge  The News-Press

Emmitt Williams, unwilling to speak to the media two months after being arrested on rape allegations, scored 17 points in Orlando Oak Ridge win.

Orange father plans to sue school district over son's concussion  Orlando Sentinel

An Orange County father plans to sue the school district after he said an Oak Ridge High School dean slammed his son against a wall, causing the 16-year-old ...

WATCH: Oak Ridge (Orlando) star Emmitt Williams wins American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Contest  USA TODAY High School Sports

Future LSU Tiger Emmitt Williams stole the show in the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Contest.

PHOTOS: Dr. Phillips High School Homecoming  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Bill Spoone Stadium was a sea of blue and white as Dr. Phillips High students cheered on the Panthers football team during the homecoming game Friday, ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 9/29  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Deaths in Central Florida: 2/17  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Emmitt Williams back on basketball court for Oak Ridge with rape charges still not filed  The News-Press

Five weeks after being arrested and accused of rape but still not charged by prosecutors with a crime, Lehigh Acres native Emmitt Williams returned to the ...

The Inaugural All-America Classic Kicks Off Saturday Jan 8, 2019  FloFootball

The Inaugural SPIRAL "All America Classic" will be streamed live from Spec Martin Stadium in DeLand, Fla., on, Saturday.

Miami Hurricanes five-star recruit announcing decision Wednesday  FanSided

Miami Hurricanes five-star recruit C.J. Walker will announce his college choice on Wednesday. Miami is one of three finalists with LSU and Oregon the others.

Perry powers No. 23 Oak Ridge past Roselle Catholic at Hoophall  USA TODAY High School Sports

Robin Perry a 6-3 senior guard, got hot to lead No. 23 Oak Ridge (Orlando) to a defeat of Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) in the Hoophall.

Deaths in Central Florida: 1/27  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Oak Ridge principal investigation: Oak Ridge High School's principal faced an investigation in Citrus County  Orlando Sentinel

The administrator appointed this week to lead D-rated Oak Ridge High School left another Florida school district in 2010 after being reprimanded for having an ...

Oak Ridge drives past Boone 17-10  Orlando Sentinel

Oak Ridge LB Jonathan Jones returned a Boone fumble 72 yards for a score and RB Rockenson Sajous added a TD to lead host Oak Ridge to a 17-10 win over ...

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State  Mountain Democrat

EL DORADO HILLS — Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading ...

Teen entrepreneurs find sweet success in honey business  Orlando Sentinel

At the first Parramore Farmer's Market, Christopher Thornton,17, couldn't believe how many customers were buying up jars of honey sold under a business he ...

Oak Ridge (Fla.) shooting guard Antwann Jones signs with Texas A&M  TexAgs

Oak Ridge (Fla.) standout shooting guard Antwann Jones joined Texas A&M Men's Basketball's 2018 recruiting class today. Jones stands 6-6 and is regarded ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/29  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Teen arrested in fatal I-Drive nightclub shooting charged as adult, records show  Orlando Sentinel

A 17-year-old arrested in a fatal shooting outside an I-Drive nightclub in March is now being charged as an adult, court records show.

Antwann Jones and Isaiah Maurice sign with Memphis basketball, Penny Hardaway  The Commercial Appeal

Less than a month into his new job, Memphis men's basketball coach Penny Hardaway is quickly turning predictions about his potential power on the recruiting ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 12/10  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Wekiva Mustangs football schedule announced  The Apopka Voice

Last season the Wekiva High School Mustangs enjoyed their best season in its 10-year history with a 7-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs.

Listado de refugios en el Centro de la Florida  Orlando Sentinel

Si todavía no has conseguido lugar donde pasar la tormenta, aquí la información de diversos refugios en la Florida Central.

Deaths in Central Florida: 12/9  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Central Florida shelter information  WFTV Orlando

More than 390 shelters are open throughout Florida with more than 72,000 people seeking shelter. More than 60 special needs shelters are open with 5,000 ...

McMahon 3rd in Mr. Florida voting  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ryan McMahon finished third in the voting for Florida Mr. Basketball on Tuesday. The Cardinal Mooney senior received 112 votes from the media, two fewer ...

Pair of 18-year-olds, and 2 juveniles charged with carjacking of federal agent in tourist district  Orlando Sentinel

Dante Askins, 18, charged with violent armed robbery and carjacking of federal agent Wednesday in Orlando.

Emergency contact information in Central Florida  WKMG Orlando

Find important emergency contact information for the Central Florida area and statewide on SHELTERS. Shelter openings are ...

School shootings: 16 ideas to spur action beyond outrage  Orlando Sentinel

After the horrific tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 16 of 100 of Central Florida's most influential people address solutions to gun violence.

Hurricane Irma: Where to find water, shelters and other resources in the Orlando area  Orlando Weekly

With Hurricane Irma just days away from a potential impact with Florida, here's a list of resources to help you stay safe. As always, for...

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/5  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

From Tragedy to Triumphs – WUFT News  WUFT

By Megan Kearney | May 1, 2017. After his mother died, he had to quit basketball and get a job to pay the electric bill. Anger replaced tears. His friends were ...

Remembering the Orlando 49: Jean Carlos Nieves Rodriguez  Orlando Weekly

Every week between now and the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, Orlando Weekly will profile a person killed on June 12, 2016. This...

SunRidge soars to county championship in middle school boys basketball  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The SunRidge Middle School boys basketball team completed a perfect 10-0 season with a 47-37 victory in the Orange County Public Schools County ...

Fifteen years ago, her father was deported. Her family has almost given up on bringing him back.  The Independent Florida Alligator

Viviane Charlestin remembers wearing a red dress when her family drove to West Palm Beach on a hot day in 2003.

Remembering the Orlando Shooting Victims  Wall Street Journal

Authorities have identified all of the 49 victims of Sunday's massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. They ranged in age from 18 to 50. Here are some of their stories.

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/28  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

After nearly quitting track in Jamaica, Barnett shines at UF  The Independent Florida Alligator

Sharrika Barnett was close to quitting track before coming to the United States.

A few of the best events coming to Orlando this balmy holiday season  Orlando Weekly

The holidays are always a weird time in Florida. We lack the traditional chill our northern cousins are privy to (in so many ways). You're more likely to spend ...

Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) Orlando banker among 40 Under 40 Awards winners - Orlando  Orlando Business Journal

Nimit Kapoor of Fifth Third Bank in Orlando consistently has been a leading performer among his peers since joining the bank three years ago.

Antonio Blakeney DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook  DraftExpress

Antonio Blakeney DraftExpress Profile: scouting reports, videos, stats and logs.

Army National Combine participants

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.

Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway discusses new recruits and a potential assistant  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway held his first press conference since being introduced by the university last month and addressed a wide range of topics.

Ex-NFL Star Ricky Watters -- RESIGNS as High School FB Coach After Investigation

Ex-NFL running back Ricky Watters -- a 5-time Pro Bowler -- has resigned from his job as a high school football coach in Orlando, FL in the wake of a…

Five-Star Recruit Emmitt Williams Charged With Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment  Sports Illustrated

Five-star basketball recruit Emmitt Williams has been charged with felony sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to the Orange County jail records.

Remembering the Orlando 49  Orlando Weekly

In every issue since the Pulse Nightclub shootings, Orlando Weekly profiled a person killed on June 12, 2016. Here are all of their stories. Antonio...

Chill Day, Free stuff for dad, and free events for all this week  Orlando Sentinel

Here are your Freebie Friday events and attractions for this weekend and upcoming week. Freebie Spotlight. Chill Zone Day. Cumberland Farms will celebrate ...

Orlando could support NFL team, mayor Buddy Dyer says as Pro Bowl arrives  Orlando Sentinel

The Pro Bowl is sold out in Orlando, the biggest TV market in the country without an NFL team. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and others believe Central Florida ...

Man charged in Parramore shooting death  Orlando Sentinel

Orlando police have arrested a man in connection with the Thursday shooting death of 50-year-old Anthony Quinn Thomas.

Mustangs sprinting towards 3-game win streak?  The Apopka Voice

The Wekiva High Mustangs take on The Timber Creek Wolves tonight at 7PM at Wekiva High. The 2-1 Mustangs hope to extend their two game winning streak.

Warner Southern Hires New Women's Basketball Coach - News  The Ledger

Warner Southern College has hired Rick Brewer of Oviedo High School as its women's basketball coach for the 2007-08 season. Brewer takes over a program ...

Jacksonville teacher honored as outstanding mathematics and science teacher

Jacksonville teacher one of 213 mathematics and science teachers who were honored as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in ...

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown lead 2015 McDonald's All-American Game rosters  SB Nation

The McDonald's All-American Game is back in Chicago for the fifth consecutive season. The rosters were announced for the annual high school All-Star game ...

Gallery: Those we lost in 2016 | Local |  Elko Daily Free Press

James Leo Cozby, age 83, passed away on January 1, 2016. Jim was born August 10, 1932 in Fresno, CA. During his early life his family lived in several cities ...

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