Athletics

Wildcats Sweep District Championships

Posted on: February 8th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ Varsity Basketball teams swept the Class 2A District 8 Championships and are poised to make a run in Regional Tournament play. The Varsity Girls team won its sixth straight District title in dominant fashion with a 65-32 victory over Bayshore Christian on Thursday, Jan. 28. The Varsity Boys team won its […]


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Girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes 70, Victory Christian 24

Posted on: February 4th, 2016

Original Article By David Rice, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes booked a spot in the Class 2A region semifinal on Thursday night as the Wildcats continue their pursuit of a fifth straight final four appearance. The dominant 70-24 victory over Lakeland Victory Christian was far from flawless in the eyes of […]


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Boys basketball: Bayshore Christian, AATL to meet in 2A-8 title game

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

Original Article by: Rick Brown, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes boys coach Tom Haslam was nervous before the start of the Wildcats’ semifinal contest against the Eagles. Despite sweeping Citrus Park Christian by big margins in two games during the regular season, he knew if his Wildcats lost the season would […]


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HomeTeam 25: Softball players to watch

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

Original Article by: Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer Alexis Kilfoyl, Fr., Academy at the Lakes: As an eighth grader last season, Kilfoyl hit .458 with four home runs. She also was 12-2 with a 0.72 ERA and 111 strikeouts. Read more here.


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Girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes 65, Bayshore Christian 32

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

Original Article By Rick Brown, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — Although the team has higher aspirations, Academy at the Lakes didn’t take Bayshore Christian for granted despite beating the Faith Warriors by more than 40 points both games in the regular season. A district title is the start of hopefully a long playoff run for […]


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Academy weightlifters advance to regionals

Posted on: January 21st, 2016

Original Article By Kevin Weiss Just two years after forming a girls weightlifting team, Academy at the Lakes is sending some of its team to regionals. Seniors Maggie Hull and Natalie Davis will compete on Jan. 22 in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 1A Regionals at River Ridge High School in New […]


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Academy at the Lakes built for a long playoff haul

Posted on: January 21st, 2016

Original Article By Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — The style of basketball Academy at the Lakes plays — trapping, running, dizzying — is best suited to a team with a deep bench. That’s something the Wildcats, all eight of them, just don’t have. “We don’t change our style. Nope, not at all,” said […]


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Imani Thomas scores 1,000 points

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

Original article by Kevin Weiss in The Laker / Lutz News When it comes to scoring points, Academy at the Lakes’ Imani Thomas is in rare company. The Wildcats’ junior post player became the fifth player in school history to surpass the career 1,000-point mark when she scored 17 points in a 79-45 victory over […]


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BHSN Athlete of the Week: Academy at the Lakes’ Audra Leipold

Posted on: January 6th, 2016

Original article by: Tenitra Batiste, Bright House Sports Network TAMPA — Three tenths of a second stood between overtime and the 13th win of the season for Academy at the Lakes. And with a chance to close things out, Audra Leipold stepped to the free throw line, hit the game winning shots, and was named […]


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Girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes beats Plant in tourney final

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

Original Article by: By Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent TAMPA — What was already a thoroughly entertaining and dramatic Jaguar Holiday Tournament final looked headed for extra minutes Wednesday. But in the hysteria that followed Plant’s Sydney Johnson’s steal and tying basket with five seconds left in regulation, the Panthers fouled Audra Leipold. “Did you see […]


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