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8A Regional: George Jenkins Softball Walks Off in Win Over Wellington

By John Hahn Ledger correspondent Jenkins will now play host to Oviedo Hagerty (22-5) in the regional finals on Friday at 7 p.m. LAKELAND — Olivia Davis used her speed on Tuesday night, scoring on an infield hit by Janessa Plummer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead George Jenkins to a 2-1

8A Regional: Jenkins Baseball Knocks Off Wellington, 5-2

By Bill Kemp  LAKELAND — Power and pitching propelled George Jenkins to a playoff win on Tuesday. The Eagles knocked of Wellington 5-2 at John Rodda Field in an FHSAA Class 8A regional quarterfinal after getting 6 1/3 solid innings from left-hander Daniel Batcher and two home run blasts from Brandt Sundean. ”(Sundean) does that every

Ott Soars to 6th Place Finish at State Meet

Keeping George Jenkins’ strong pole vault tradition alive, Sophomore Riley Ott soared over a height of 13-9.5’ at the State Meet in Jacksonville, finishing 6th overall. With his finish, Ott becomes the 5th different Eagle pole vaulter to medal in the past 5 seasons, while bringing home the 7th state medal in the event in

Jenkins Rolls into Regional Semifinal

By B. Douglas Ackley Ledger correspondent LAKELAND — Usually a 13-0 regional quarterfinal softball win is something to celebrate. At George Jenkins, it might be something to be concerned about. The Eagles, who improved to 22-5, had little trouble dispatching Royal Palm Beach Wednesday night, but will have to wait and see the status of

Jenkins Claims Third Straight District Championship

For the third time in as many years, the George Jenkins baseball team can call themselves District Champions.  Jenkins defeated crosstown rival Lakeland High School 5-2 in the District 8A-11 Championship game on Wednesday at Henley Field.  Junior Daniel Batcher got the start for the Eagles and mowed through the Dreadnaught hitters for the first

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Eagles Run to Regional Runner-up Finish; 13 Qualify for State Meet

After earning a hard fought District Championship last week, the George Jenkins Eagles put on another impressive performance at the Class 4A Region 2 Meet on Thursday, coming home with the Runner-Up trophy in a hard fought meet. The Eagles qualified 13 athletes for the State Meet in Jacksonville next weekend, while also breaking 3

Jenkins Runs Away With District 8A-11 Title

By Mike Cobb Ledger correspondent LAKELAND — When Bartow and George Jenkins play each other in softball, it’s usually a close game with a key hit or key defensive play late in the game that’s the deciding factor. Wednesday, in the Class 8A, District 11 championship game, that wasn’t the case. The deciding factor was

Jenkins Girls Top Wharton in Nail-Biter

By John Hahn Ledger correspondent    LAKELAND — George Jenkins’ girls tennis match came down to the final point in the No. 1 doubles of the Class 4A, Region 2 semifinals to defeat Tampa Wharton, 4-3 Tuesday on the Eagles’ home courts. Alejandra Fernandez Mora teamed with Sarah Godwin in a grueling tiebreaker win (10-8)

Jenkins Softball Blanks Lakeland to Reach District Championship Game

By Roy Fuoco     LAKELAND — Going into Monday night’s game, it seemed that it would be just a matter of time before George Jenkins put away Lakeland so it could focus on Wednesday’s championship game against Bartow. And sure enough, the Eagles finally put away the Dreadnaughts in the sixth inning when backup catcher Kady