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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

Jenkins Outduels Celebration to Win 4A-5 Playoff, Championship

By Bill Kemp Posted Apr 18, 2018 at 3:31 PM Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 4:35 PM    Fernandez-Mora wins 10-4 tie-breaker set to deliver championship. LAKELAND — The tie-breaker needed a tie-breaker. George Jenkins’ No. 1 girls singles player, junior Alejandra Fernandez-Mora, took a quick accounting of her play, made a few adjustments and delivered a 10-4 tie-breaker-set victory to beat Celebration’s Maria Fregonezi 9-8

Jenkins Girls Take Second in 4A-5 District Track Meet

By Roy Fuoco Like the boys team, the George Jenkins girls also battled injuries and were tied with Osceola going into the 4×400, but Osceola ran away with the race to take the girls team title. Jenkins finished second, but head coach Dale Meskimen was hardly disappointed. “For us to be right there is incredible,” he

Eagles Use Depth to Win 2nd Consecutive District Championship

With Sophomore hurdle sensation Tyson Williams sidelined after surgery, fellow Sophomore Terrance Denson very limited due to a knee injury, and Sophomore Jaden Rudolph pulling up injured in the preliminaries, the George Jenkins Eagles relied on their depth to win a hard fought District Championship at St. Cloud High School on Tuesday. The Eagles were

Two Softball Players Sign to Go JuCo

By Roy Fuoco LAKELAND — Two George Jenkins softball players will continue their education and college careers in junior colleges. Pitcher Emily Cornelius is staying local and signed with Polk State where she’ll play for former Bartow coach Donna Byars. Catcher Madelyn Graham signed with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Cornelius is the No. 2 pitcher

Jenkins Has Good Showing at NHSI

The George Jenkins baseball team has long been known for it’s success and talent across the state of Florida.  Last week, they got to put their talent on display on a national level.  The Eagles were selected and participated in the prestigious National High School Invitational at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, NC over

Eagles Break 2 School Records Over Spring Break

Competing in 2 different meets at FSU and UF over the Spring Break, the George Jenkins Eagles proved they had some of the top talent in Florida as they put on outstanding performances in numerous events. Junior Brady Zimmerman got the break going on the right foot as he ran a huge 15 second PR

Six Eagles Sign to Play College Football

On Wednesday, six members of the George Jenkins football team signed to play college football.  Wide receiver Zac Tallent, safety Dez Flowers, linebacker Sam Gabriel and offensive lineman Sloan Cullifer all signed with Anderson University.  Anderson University is located in Anderson, Indiana and competes at the Division III level.  Defensive back Hector Rodriguez signed with

Eagles 3 Peat as Polk County Champions

For the third consecutive year, the George Jenkins Eagles Boys Track team dominated the competition at the Polk County Championships, taking home the team title in a landslide. The Eagles finished the meet with 163 points, besting 2nd place Lake Wales, who finished with 79 points, by 84 points. The Eagles were led by a