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Polk County athletes to compete in the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by

Categories: Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Running, Swimming, Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming, weightlifting

Over 1,650 athletes will compete in the 23 sports of the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships in Lee County, December 7-15. Over 130 athletes from Polk County  will be competing in 16 sports.  Among the athletes from Polk County are 42 bowlers who will compete Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 […]

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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on August 5th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Cycling, Softball, Table Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS For a complete listing of upcoming events in Polk County, please visit our website at: CentralFloridaSports.com/events.aspx. Download Central Florida’s free app on your smart phone at: Explore Central Florida on the iOS or Android market. Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Dunedin Blue Jays Date: Wednesday, August 7 ­– Friday, August 9 Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland – […]

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An Impressive Amount of Polk Athletes Competing in the 2013 National Senior Games

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

Categories: Bowling, Cycling, General, Golf, Running, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, triathlon, Uncategorized, Upcoming, Volleyball

The State of Florida will be well represented at the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio in July as 568 Florida Senior Athletes have registered to compete in the 19 sports of the Games.  Of the more than 500 athletes, 33 are from Polk County. The Florida athletes traveling to Cleveland qualified for the […]

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2013 Brings Mouthwatering Barbeque & the Start of Festival Season

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Ringing in a new year in Polk County heralds the return of barbeque festival season. Residents and visitors alike will find ample opportunity to savor mouthwatering barbeque at well-known annual competitions such as the Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water and Ribs on the Ridge; which jump-start the season in January and February. These events include live entertainment and nominal, if […]

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Save the Date for Noteworthy Events in January-April

Posted on January 8th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, General, Lacrosse, Powerboat Racing, Running, Soccer, Softball, Uncategorized, Upcoming, Wrestling

This new year brings fantastic events to Central Florida! Over the next few months, sports from soccer, softball, basketball and baseball to cycling, wrestling, lacrosse and  paintball will take place throughout Polk County. We’ve highlighted some of these events to ensure that you won’t miss them, so take the time, and mark your calendars with the […]

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Polk County to Host 2013 Bike Florida Spring Tour

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by

Categories: Cycling, Fitness, General, Upcoming

For the first time in its 19 year history, the Bike Florida Spring Tour will hold its week-long bicycle tour in Polk County. The seven-day event, titled the “Orange Blossom Express”, will be held March 22-29, 2013 and will bring more than 900 bicyclists from around the United States and Canada to Polk County to experience the […]

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This Week in Sports

Posted on July 7th, 2009 by

Categories: Basketball, General, Softball, Water Sports

Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) “We Got Game” Open Invitational Dates: 7/10 – 7/12 Venue: Berkley Middle, Polk Community College – The YBOA “We Got Game” will bring over 500 participants and over an estimated 1000 spectators to Polk County – For more information on YBOA events check out www.yboa.org and www.centralfloridasports.com ISA Youth Warm […]

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Sunshine State Games are Here

Posted on June 11th, 2008 by

Categories: Basketball, Football, General, Running, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Sports

The countdown is now over and the 2008 Florida Sunshine State Games is now underway in Polk County. Florida’s only Olympic-style Sports Festival began last weekend with Flag Football and  the games continue this weekend all over Polk County.  More than 5,000 of Florida’s finest amateur athletes, between the ages of 4 and 88, will compete in over 20 sports […]

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Polk County and the 2008 NFL Draft

Posted on April 29th, 2008 by

Categories: Football, General

“With the ……pick in the NFL Draft, the …… select…..”. These are words that every college football player longs to hear as they make the transition to the next step in their football careers. Several Polk County football players have heard these very words in the past. Names like Ray Lewis, Desmond Clark, Paul Edinger, […]

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