Sunlake distance runners leave lasting mark

For this group of distance runners, the thousands of miles of foot to pavement have finally paid off — in the form of college athletic scholarships. The past few years, Sunlake High School’s boys and girls cross-country and long distance track programs have established themselves as among the best in the area, and the state. This year’s National Signing Day festivities underscored that fact: … [Read more...]

Loving hands lift up men in need

When Gustavo Cabrera arrived at the Loving Hands Ministries campus in Dade City, he had no idea about the kind of impact it would have on his life. His path to the ministry began while he was in Miami. He had taken up with bad company there and was implicated in a robbery. After the incident, he began a spiritual quest to get his life in order and came across a pamphlet about Loving … [Read more...]

AATL football earns awards

Accolades keep piling up for the back-to-back eight-man football state championship-winning Academy at the Lakes Wildcats. Team members were well-represented on the 2018 Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools (FCAPPS) all-state, all-conference and miscellaneous award selections, which were recently announced. A total of eight Academy players were recognized, … [Read more...]

Academy at the Lakes wins second straight football title

They did it again. The Academy at the Lakes Wildcats notched its second straight eight-man football title, downing Miami Citi Christian Academy Fire 36-18 in the Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools (FCAPPS) state championship on Dec. 8, at Southeastern University in Lakeland. Academy at the Lakes (10-0) never trailed against the Fire (7-3) in a game marked by … [Read more...]

Local athletes sign with colleges

The athletic talent pool continues to flourish throughout north Hillsborough, and east and central Pasco. Dozens of local high school athletes signed their letters of intent (LOI) on Feb. 1 to various colleges and universities as part of National Signing Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in February. Once again, schools in our coverage area were well-represented. Wiregrass … [Read more...]

Four Sunlake athletes choose college teams

  Four different athletes. Four different sports. Four different colleges. And one very proud high school. "Seeing them sign to continue their sports career while they're continuing their education — it's like the best thing," said Sunlake High School athletic director Reesa Pledge. Pledge helped moderate a special signing event in the school's gymnasium on April 30, where four … [Read more...]