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Sports Update 11/13/19: Swimming, Football, Golf, Cross Country, and Volleyball

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

Academy Swimmer, McKenna ’21, recently finished another stellar season in the pool for our Wildcats. She added District and Regional Championships in the 50 and 100 Meter Freestyle. This brings McKenna’s Championship total to eleven. McKenna also placed third in the 50 and 100 Freestyle in the State Championship meet. Our three-time state championship football […]


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McKenna ’21 to Represent AATL at FHSAA Swimming Finals This Weekend

Posted on: November 5th, 2019

Academy’s Scholastic All-American Swimmer, McKenna’21 recently added to her long list of accomplishments in the pool. During the past two weeks, McKenna won the District and Regional Championship in the 50 and 100-meter Freestyle. McKenna now holds seven individual District Championships and 4 Regional Championships, all of which came in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. […]


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Safe to say Academy at the Lakes’ McKenna Smith isn’t bored with swimming now

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

Original article by Bob Putnam, Tampa Bay Times The two sprints in swimming — the 50- and 100-yard freestyle — are mad dashes in the pool, both races lasting less than a minute. The brevity of the events allows for no error; one tiny mistake can mean a fraction of a second lost, which in […]


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Academy’s Fall Sports are a Great Tone for the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted on: October 4th, 2019

The Academy Wildcat sports year is off to a great start.  Our 3-time State Champion Football team has started the season at 4-0, and is riding a 22-game win streak.  Stay tuned for another exciting run at a third consecutive state championship! Our Varsity Cheerleading team is touting its largest and most experienced roster, and is […]


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HomeTeam 15: Volleyball rankings for Tampa Bay

Posted on: September 25th, 2019

There is a new top team after Clearwater Central Catholic defeated Bishop McLaughlin in the always-tough Berkeley Premier tournament on Saturday. Calvary Christian also played in that tournament, losing its first match of the season. Osceola is now the only undefeated team in the area, but that could be tested this weekend. And welcome Academy […]


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Florida high school football scores for Sept. 13, see what happened around the state

Posted on: September 16th, 2019

Original article by Ed Reed, Fort Meyers News-Press Academy at the Lakes 39, Harvest Community School 13 All Saints 42, Shorecrest Prep 7 Anclote 42, Gulf 0 Apopka 41, Ocoee 12 Astronaut 34, Lyman 29 Atlantic Community 49, Glades Central 3 Aucilla Christian 49, Georgia Christian, Ga. 0 Baker 14, Northview 12 Baker County 23, […]


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USA Swimming Names High School Scholastic All-America Team

Posted on: September 10th, 2019

Original article by Daniel D’Addona, Swimming World Magazine  Following the conclusion of the 2018-2019 swim season, USA Swimming today announced the names of 1,634 high school swimmers who have been selected to the 2018-2019 High School Scholastic All-America Team. To earn the title of Scholastic All-American, athletes must be in 9th-12th grade and maintain a […]


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Being Active and Staying Safe in the Heat

Posted on: August 30th, 2019

With the summer heat continually on the rise, the forecast isn’t expected to change anytime in the near future. But with a little preparation, anyone can prevent heat-related illnesses, some being fatal, but death is preventable with recognition and proper treatment. Per the National Athletic Trainers Association: it only takes 30 minutes for cell damage to […]


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FIVE PROGRAMS CAPTURE 2019 NFCA HIGH SCHOOL REGIONAL COACHING STAFFS OF THE YEAR

Posted on: August 19th, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NFCA announced its 2019 High School Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year. Five prestigious programs from their respective NFCA regions were chosen for the honor. This year’s winners – Donovan Catholic High School (East), New Palestine High School (North), Academy at the Lakes (South), Louisville Male High School (South Central) and Artesia […]


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Fall football preview: Pasco County

Posted on: August 19th, 2019

Original article by Kevin Weiss, The Laker/Lutz News With the 2019 high school football season almost here — preseason classics begin Aug. 16 and regular season kicks off Aug. 23 — we take a look at how Pasco County teams in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area stack up. Pasco County Schools in Laker/Lutz News coverage […]


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