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Lakeland pounds Kathleen for district title  The Ledger

The 50-point margin of victory was the second-largest of all time in the series, trailing just the 1986 game that Lakeland won 62-7.



Photos: Kathleen High School graduation ceremony in Lakeland  The Ledger

[1/10] Scott Wheeler | The Ledger. Students wave to family and friends during the processional at commencement for Kathleen High School at the RP Funding ...



Florida State National Signing Day 2019  WCTV

Florida State is putting the finishing touches on its 2019 signing class as athletes from around the nation sign their National Letters of Intent on National Signing ...



Photos: Ray Lewis Hall of Fame Weekend in Lakeland  The Ledger

Wearing his gold jacket from his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ray Lewis spoke to the crowd at Kathleen High School as part of Ray Lewis ...



New trial granted in Kathleen High nipple twisting case Dec 19 at 6:23 AM  The Ledger

Judge rules lawyer for Davarus Robinson made improper statements to the jury during his closing argument in August.



Gow Fields gets Jenkins Award from Lakeland Chamber  The Ledger

Former Lakeland Mayor and City Commissioner Gow Fields was presented with one the of city's highest honors during the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce ...



Kathleen High Student Arrested For Making Instagram Threat  Lakeland, FL Patch

16-Year-Old Arrested For School Threat - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old Lakeland teen for posting a threatening photo on ...



Kathleen High to honor Hall of Famer  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High School's all-American linebacker — and recently inducted NFL Hall of Famer — Ray Lewis will be honored by Kathleen High ...



Kathleen Senior and Bartow Middle educators are heading back to school  The Ledger

Polk County School District obtained $8.4 million in grants to help educators pay for college.



Rap artist Plies inspired Kathleen High School's Brendan Gant to choose Florida State  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Deep-down inside Brendan Gant knew where he wanted to play football, it just took a rap on the heart to bring it out. The Kathleen 6-foot-2, ...



Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland out after failing to obtain temporary teaching certificate  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Irving Strickland is out as head football coach at Kathleen because of his teaching certificate status, according to news release by Polk County ...



Kathleen High gets $4.4 million grant to help fix its grade  The Ledger

After receiving a D grade for the past two years, Kathleen High is in the first year of a two-year turnaround plan. LAKELAND — Kathleen High School, one of 18 ...



Ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson says abuse by coach Irving Strickland disfigured him  The Ledger

Devarus Robinson, who's suing the Polk County School Board on allegations stemming from the physical abuse, said head football coach Irving Strickland ...



Jury awards $125K to ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson for disfigurement he said caused by coach Irving Strickland's abuse  The Ledger

One of the claims made in the civil trial by Devarus Robinson was that his former Kathleen High head football coach, Irving Strickland, twisted his nipple so hard ...



Former Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland testifies he abused player  The Ledger

Irving Strickland acknowledged in court testimony that he'd twisted a player's nipple in September 2011. BARTOW — A former Kathleen High School football ...



Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



Former Football Player Awarded $125,000 For Coachs Nipple Twist  Lakeland, FL Patch

Jury Awards Man $125000 For Nipple Twist - Lakeland, FL - A former Kathleen High School football player is $125000 richer after convincing a jury that he still ...



Photos: UPDATED - Polk County high school football schedules/results  The Ledger

[1/23] PIERRE DUCHARME | THE LEDGER. Winter Haven running back Narcreon Lions tries to avoid the tackle of Ridge Community defender John Williams ...



Ray Lewis bringing Hall of Fame celebration to Lakeland this weekend  Bay News 9

Lakeland's own - Ray Lewis - is bringing the celebration home this weekend.



Kathleen High softball coach arrested, charged with theft  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The head softball coach at Kathleen High School was arrested Monday on charges involving the theft of $700, the Polk County Sheriff's Office ...



Gant receives Under Armour jersey for All-America game  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Brendan Gant can check off the All-America box. The Kathleen senior safety and Florida State commit received his jersey at a ceremony in the ...



Photos: Polk School District's 11th annual WE3 Expo  The Ledger

[1/12] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. L-R Wyatt Owens , Richerdson Jean and Malachi Gustave , who are in the Westwood Middle School drumbeat program ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



Seven Polk County teams qualify for state football playoffs  The Ledger

The final number is seven for Polk County after the FHSAA released the brackets for the state football playoffs: 7A - Lakeland, Kathleen; 6A - Lake Wales; ...



Kathleen High video earns $100,000 grant  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High School students filed into Willie Speed Gymnasium on Wednesday for a pep rally, but they weren't told what they were cheering ...



Ray Lewis: from Lakeland to Canton  Bay News 9

Ray Lewis' football journey began in Lakeland and has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.



Kathleen High School honors Clinton Wright's memory  The Ledger

Those who knew the late Clinton Wright say he saw value in everyone. "He loved the kids he touched each and every day," said Kay Fields, a member of the ...



Kathleen High students learn overlooked Fla. history  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High students this week learned about an overlooked bit of Florida history: The 1923 massacre at Rosewood, a town in Levy County ...



Kathleen High School Recognized for Video Production  The Ledger

Before Andrew Gash took over, Kathleen High School's video production team had not been recognized at the annual Polk County Video Awards in 10 years.



Lakeland native Jones wants to make city a little bit better  The Ledger

LAKELAND — After coming up short in his bid for mayor, Patrick Shawn Jones again has political aspirations to serve the city he loves and the only one he's ...



Florida State lands four-star safety Brendan Gant  247Sports

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State has landed a commitment from four-star safety Brendan Gant. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound safety from Kathleen high school in ...



Special Online Project: Ray Lewis reflects on a life of football  The Ledger

From All-State at Kathleen High School in Lakeland, to All-American at the University of Miami, to earning the right to be called one of the greatest middle ...



Bring the Heat dance competition kicks off with trampoline party  The Ledger

LAKELAND — This weekend, the heat will be generated by the motions and moves of 39 competitive majorette dance teams from across the country competing ...



Deputy Uses Stun Gun to End Fight at Kathleen High School; Four Students Arrested  The Ledger

Four Kathleen High School students were arrested Friday after a deputy used a stun gun to break up a fight, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.



Mulberry students honor veterans, relive Christmas 1941  The Ledger

MULBERRY – It was a somber holiday – Christmas, 1941. The nation was still reeling from Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor a couple of weeks earlier.



4 Polk cheer squads win Region 3 titles, 8 advance to state finals  The Ledger

PLANT CITY — A late night turned into a great night for several Polk County cheerleading teams. Eight county squads qualified for the FHSAA state finals, and ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 3 game coverage  The Ledger

Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!



Polk County School Board may vote on plan to use armed guards to secure schools  ABC Action News

The Polk County School Board may vote on a School Safety Guardian Program.



McKeel Students Outraged Over Schools Actions During Walkout  Lakeland, FL Patch

Lakeland Students Say Participation Was Thwarted - Lakeland, FL - Students at McKeel Academy of Technology in Lakeland were told to remain in class or face ...



Polk Schools showcase more than 100 career academies  The Ledger

11th annual WE3 Expo showcases educational opportunities throughout the school district in three dozen disciplines — everything from business, finance and ...



Lakeland Football: The Road to Perfection  The Ledger

A game-by-game look at Lakeland's run to the program's 7th state title.



Photos: Photos: Lake Mirror promenade - Lakeland's loveliest landmark  The Ledger

On Tuesday night, the city will launch the fireworks for its annual Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day Celebration and mark the 90th anniversary of one of ...



Lakeland makes statement with win over Apopka  The Ledger

Khalil Crawford: “It's a big win for us. Apopka is a good football team. We knew coming into the game that it was going to be a battle. We just came out and ...



Polk Co. native and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis is coming to Lakeland  WTSP.com

Polk County native and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will return to Lakeland later this month to celebrate his recent induction into the Pro ...



Four scores for Bowman in Lakeland rout  The Ledger

The Lakeland junior ran for his second consecutive four-score game on Friday while rushing for 163 yards on 16 carries during a 42-6 running-clock win at ...



New director takes on Sun 'n Fun educational programs  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Ed Young is like a tumbleweed from the plains of Kansas, just blown into town and picking up speed as the new executive director of the ...



Former Kathleen star Ray Lewis makes Pro Football Hall of Fame  The Ledger

According to several online reports, former Kathleen High School star Ray Lewis was one of eight former NFL stars to be named to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of ...



EXCLUSIVE: Polk County mother angry at school's response to bullying video  WFLA

A shocking fight was caught on camera at Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Now the mother of the victim is speaking out, begging the school system to do a ...



Football preview 2017: Kathleen Red Devils  The Ledger

One of the hallmarks of Irving Strickland's teams at Kathleen High School is defense, and that will again be the Red Devils' strength this year. “People holler ...



1968 Jesuit Championship Team To Be Honored 50 Years Later  Patch.com

Jesuit Begins New School Year With Alumni Support - Seminole Heights, FL - This Friday, Sept. 14, the 1968 Jesuit State Championship team will be recognized ...



Family Wants Records About Kathleen High Football Coach in Abuse Incident  The Ledger

The family of a Kathleen High School football player has retained a Tampa-based lawyer to investigate accusations the school's head football coach, Irving ...



Ralph Frier has been an educator in Polk for 50 years, no plans of stopping  The Ledger

From the first day he stepped into a classroom as a substitute teacher, Ralph Frier of Lakeland knew where he wanted to spend his life — right there.Now, 50 ...



Photos: CFAA Change of Command Ceremony for JROTC in Lakeland  The Ledger

Ceremony to note a change in wing commanders overseeing the two groups of JROTC students at C.Florida Aerospace Academy and Kathleen High School.



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: The Road to Orlando set to begin  The Ledger

The 11-week playoff dress rehearsal is over. Now the teams that make the grade will focus on the state championship. Go to any region in Florida and you'll ...



'A natural-born marketer': Lakeland native a young entrepreneur on the rise  The Ledger

Chris Smith's digital-marketing and sales-coaching company was ranked No. 303 on last year's Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the ...



Only in Polk: Unveiling the secrets of the Frances Langford Promenade loggia at Lake Mirror in Lakeland  The Ledger

What's behind the gates at the Frances Langford Promenade loggia: Blinky's old home? Where lions made meals of criminals? Hidden tunnels for trysts, illicit ...



Former Kathleen Star Recovering After Crash  The Ledger

Former Kathleen High School basketball star B.B. Waldon is recovering in Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center following injuries he sustained late ...



Lakeland Magic give locals a looksee  The Ledger

AUBURNDALE — More than 70 hopeful players participated in the Lakeland Magic Open Tryout at the Auburndale Community Center on Saturday. Under the ...



Catala: Music Ranch celebrating 2 decades of music  The Ledger

LAKELAND — There wasn't much to the venue when Phil Stevens had his friends over for nighttime jam sessions — a few chairs set up in front of a double-wide ...



Ex-Kathleen Principal Receives Probation For Soliciting Undercover Detective  The Ledger

BARTOW | Kathleen High School's former principal has been sentenced to six months of probation for soliciting an undercover detective posing as a prostitute to ...



Prep football playoffs: Will this be a November to remember?  The Ledger

The 2018 Florida high school football playoffs begin Friday night, and seven teams from Polk County find themselves playing for a chance at a state ...



Three students injured in school bus accident in Lakeland; school bus driver later resigns  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

UPDATE| An unidentified school bus driver has resigned following a Lakeland traffic crash that injured the bus driver and 3 students headed to Kathleen High ...



All-County Boys Basketball: Winter Haven's Keyshawn Bryant nearly unstoppable  The Ledger

Today is the finale of our seven-day online countdown of winter All-County selections.



Former employee accused of stealing over $100,000 from Lakeland charter school  WFLA

A Lakeland woman was arrested Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after stealing more than $100000 from Seth McKeel Academy, a charter school in ...



Photos: YOUR First day of school in Polk  The Ledger

Caitlyn, Colby, and Carson. 4th, 2nd, and VPK. Lakeland, FL Submitted by Jackie Graves. [2/256]. Bella, Berkley Elementary School, submitted by Reba Collins.



Polk County school notes  The Ledger

Padgett ElementaryPadgett Elementary held its third Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Symposium on Jan. 24. The symposium began ...



Lake Wales blasts Haines City  The Ledger

LAKE WALES — Johnny Richardson ran for three touchdowns and Chayil Garnett threw for three more as Lake Wales dominated Haines City on its way to a ...



Polk family mourns death of shooting victim, 23; another's condition improves  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — One shooting victim's status has been upgraded, while another family mourns the loss of a son. Nasir Sutton, 23, was fatally shot during a ...



All-County Football -- Defense: Ja'Quaes Stone and Jordan Domineck are players of the year  The Ledger

Jordan Domineck had 103 tackles, including 25 sacks, for George Jenkins and is the large-school player of the year. Ja'Quaes Stone was a ball hawk for Victory ...



Residents get excited about 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

LAKELAND — For the past seven years, Michael Burns of Lakeland has made sure to get a spot up front when the festive queue rolls around. Along with his wife ...



Santa Fe stops Keswick Christian  The Ledger

ST. PETERSBURG — Quarterback Ray Davis, Jr., passed for one touchdown and rushed for another and Santa Fe Catholic defeated Keswick Christian 13-0 ...



Democrat Shirah, Republican Tomkow vie for House District 39 seat  Bay News 9

A special election is being held May 1 for State House District 39, which was vacated by Neil Combee in 2017.



Lakeland's jewel in the crown turns 90  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Women in knee-length, sleeveless flapper dresses took the arms of their husbands or best beaus donning suits, ties and hats and crowded ...



Elite 8: 8 Polk County football standouts sign with major Division I schools  The Ledger

Football stars from Lakeland, Kathleen, Bartow and Victory Christian signed with Division I programs on Wednesday.



Former Lakeland Teacher Pleads Guilty to 37 Child Sex Charges With 3 Students  The Ledger

A former Lakeland teacher pleaded guilty Thursday in Circuit Court to 37 child sex charges with three teenage students. BARTOW | A former Lakeland teacher ...



Best of preps  The Ledger

Wrestler of the YearAshton HabeilLake GibsonFreshmanWhy We Picked HimHabeil won the Class 2A, 145-pound state championship with a 1-0 decision over ...



Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducts 5  The Ledger

LAKELAND — It was an inspiring night at the RP Funding Center on Tuesday as the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members into its class of ...



St. Petersburg Catholic pulls away from Kingdom Prep in 4th quarter  The Ledger

LAKELAND —Running backs Keyon Hayes and Marcus Cook combined for 139 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead St. Petersburg Catholic to a 27-6 ...



Ryan Vann, the new principal at Lake Gibson High, believes in connecting with his students, staff  The Ledger

If you're sent to the principal's office at Lake Gibson High School, you might be very lonely. The office might be minus one principal, at least if it's up to Ryan ...



Ashlee Wright offers 'New Beginnings' for students  The Ledger

By the time she decided to establish her own charter school four years ago, Ashlee Wright had already gone through an extensive personal tour of Polk County's ...



Cecil McClellan: Kathleen High School principal arrested during prostitution sting  Daily Mail

A longtime high school principal was arrested after he was caught on camera in a seedy hotel room trying to buy sex from an undercover police officer.



Bartow cheer takes title at Polk County Invitational  News Chief

LAKELAND — Bartow High School was named the Polk County Invitational Grand Champions Saturday afternoon at Lakeland High School, but varsity head ...



Sentence stands for teacher convicted of having sex with 3 students  The Northwest Florida Daily News

BARTOW — Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher convicted of having sex with three teenage students, still faces a 22-year prison sentence after Circuit ...



16-Year-Old Ricky Wright's Slaying Marks Growing Gang Violence in Lakeland  The Ledger

At just 16 years old, Ricky Wright is being buried today — a casualty in the escalating violence among Lakeland gangs. Police say the Kathleen High School ...



Florida native leads startup real estate marketing firm  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Chris Smith's digital-marketing and sales-coaching company ranked No. 303 on last year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S..



Former high school booster club president arrested for grand theft  WTSP.com

A former Kathleen High School Athletic Booster Club has been accused of using the organization's debit/credit card to rack up over $9800 in charges for ...



Judge rejects reduced-sentence request from Polk teacher convicted of having sex with 3 students  The Ledger

Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher convicted of having sex with three teenage students, still faces a 22-year prison sentence after Circuit Judge Glenn ...



Teen Charged With Killing Her Newborn Son  The Ledger

A 14-year-old Lakeland girl has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after officials said she ...



State Science and Engineering Fair — Polk winners  The Ledger

The 62nd State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida was held March 28-30 at The Lakeland Center. Following is a list of Polk County winners.Division Grand ...



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars  The Ledger

The Polk School District honored more than 800 of its top graduating seniors as 2017 Superintendent's Scholars during a ceremony Thursday night at The ...



Sun 'n Fun flying for 44th year  The Ledger

The tents are up and airplanes are already landing for the 44th annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, scheduled for ...



It's a fair to remember for Lakeland teen  The Ledger

BARTOW — Last year's youth fair didn't go so well for Kimberly Harwell, whose steer suddenly fell ill and died just a month before show time. The 14-year-old ...



Former Polk Teacher Sentenced to 22 Years for Sex With Students  The Ledger

A former Polk County schoolteacher was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for having sex with three 17-year-old students on multiple occasions.



2017 Silver Garland Awards winners and runners-up  The Ledger

WINNERS ARTS — GRADY OWENS LAKE WALES HIGH SCHOOL Owens uses his artistic talents to restore and preserve important parts of Lake Wales history.



Aviation is among the rising careers in Polk County's economy  The Ledger

A July 24 report from aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast a global need for 637000 new pilots and 648000 new airplane technicians during the next 20 years.



Out of the Rough?  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Talk about a do-it-yourself project. Dave Tavlin's fixer-upper didn't involve replacing countertops or sanding down hardwood floors.



Lakeland Senior High School teacher accused of pulling gun on husband suspected of cheating  ABC Action News

A well-respected reading and english teacher at Lakeland Senior High School is accused of pulling a gun on her husband over the weekend.



As Lakeland Expands, Differences Between North and South More Apparent, Residents Say  The Ledger

Shawna Wilson and Ginny Celoria are both lifelong Lakelanders. Yet they might as well live in different states, because it is so unlikely for their paths to cross.



‘Hurri-fame’: Why Ray Lewis’ Induction into the PFHOF Is the First of Many  State Of The U

This weekend, one of the greatest linebackers to ever lace up a pair of cleats will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ray Lewis who spent most of his ...



Hearing of teacher's sentencing appeal is delayed - News  The Ledger

BARTOW — Jennifer Fichter, 31, the former Polk County teacher who is serving a 22-year prison term for having sex with three teenage boys, won't be court this ...



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