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Leesburg uses stellar pitching, timely hitting to dismantle Winter Garden

LEESBURG — The Leesburg Lightning scored early and often on Monday en route to a 9-0 win against Winter Garden in a Florida Collegiate Summer League game at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.

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Monday 06/27/2016
Mount Dora Christian sophomore commits to Miami
Posted: June 27, 2016

MOUNT DORA – When Jesiah Pierre attended the Mark Richt football camp at the University of Miami earlier this week, he was there as just another camper.

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Sunday 06/26/2016
Klinsmann sees Copa as positive step; Gulati to assess
Posted: June 26, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jurgen Klinsmann thinks a fourth-place finish in the Copa America was a step in the right direction. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati will speak to his coach and assess.

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Davis' slam propels Orioles past skidding Rays, 12-5
Posted: June 26, 2016

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis hit his seventh career grand slam, and the Baltimore Orioles completed an unprecedented sweep of Tampa Bay with a 12-5 victory Sunday that extended the Rays' losing streak to 11 games.

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MLB puts finishing touches on Fort Bragg baseball field
Posted: June 26, 2016

FORT BRAGG, N.C.  — A weed-infested golf course at Fort Bragg has bloomed into a major league-quality baseball field on the vast U.S. Army post.

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Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play
Posted: June 26, 2016

LONDON — Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Former Montverde Academy standout Ben Simmons taken first in NBA Draft by Philadelphia
Posted: June 23, 2016

Ben Simmons didn’t know if he would be the top pick in the NBA Draft.

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Montverde Academy grad Ben Simmons set to become top pick in NBA Draft
Posted: June 23, 2016

Montverde Academy is home to one of the nation’s top boys basketball programs.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Local golfers Julia Towne, Katie Holt enjoy success at state Women's Amateur
Posted: June 22, 2016

Summer is a time for vacation and relaxing.

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Lightning fall to Suns 6-0 in series finale
Posted: June 22, 2016

DELAND — The Leesburg Lightning were stifled by Matthew Gulik on Wednesday night as they dropped the series finale against the DeLand Suns (7-7), 6-0.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Leesburg jumps out to big lead, coasts to win against DeLand
Posted: June 21, 2016

LEESBURG — In front of a packed house at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field on Tuesday, Leesburg got back into the win column with an 8-1 victory over DeLand Suns (6-7). 

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Lightning continue to struggle, but light there may be light at the end of the tunnel
Posted: June 21, 2016

LEESBURG — At least the Leesburg Lightning avoided establishing a new worst start in franchise history.

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Monday 06/20/2016
Lightning can't hit in clutch, falls to DeLand 3-2
Posted: June 20, 2016

DELAND — One too many runners left on base and the inability to pickup the big hit proved to be problematic for the Leesburg Lightning as they fell in a close one to the DeLand on Monday night, 3-2.

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Disappointed Gators ready to rally again
Posted: June 20, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida has taken the bumpier paths throughout the 2016 postseason.

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Sunday 06/19/2016
Lake stars playing for national championship with Gators
Posted: June 19, 2016

GAINESVILLE – If playing baseball in high school is like eating at a fast-food restaurant, then Brady Singer and Mark Koloszvary have upgraded their appetites to prime rib.

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Former Florida Atlantic linebacker looking to land with Bucs
Posted: June 19, 2016

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Bucs have always tried to be deep at linebacker, and they intended to upgrade the position this offseason.

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Grossman moving on with life after NFL
Posted: June 19, 2016

Florida fans, Chicago Bears fans and even a Green Bay Packers fan lined up outside of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Gainesville on Sunday to meet former UF and NFL quarterback Rex Grossman.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Orlando native Marvin Bracy ready to show he's good as gold
Posted: June 17, 2016

CLERMONT — Marvin Bracy knows he’s one of the fastest men on the planet.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
Leesburg snaps 6-game losing streak with win over Winter Park
Posted: June 16, 2016

LEESBURG — The Leesburg Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak on Thursday with a 7-4 win against Winter Park at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Leesburg drops 6th-straight game with loss to Sanford
Posted: June 15, 2016

LEESBURG — At the expense of Sanford starter Cody Beckman, the Leesburg Lightning dropped their sixth game in a row in a 7-2 loss on Wednesday night at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.

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