Submitted by Kendyl Cardwell We had a fantastic turnout this weekend at the Clermont waterfront parkrun. There were 27 first-timers and a total of 124 participants. It is great to see so many new runners and walkers coming out as...
East Ridge High School student-athlete Naomi Cabellois is the #6 rated volleyball player and the overall #1 setter in the entire country as rated by PrepVolleyball! She is the 2017, 2018, 2019 High School MVP;  High School District champion 2016,...
Clermont, the City of Champions, has another world champion to add to their ranks. Rod Price, the founder and coach of the Clermont Highlander Dragon Boat Club, came home with 3 gold medals from the Dragon Boat World Championship. ...
by Kevin Grogan Montverde Academy basketball point guard Cade Cunningham has taken over the number one spot as the very top prep basketball player in the country! After a dominant summer showcase, Cunningham now sets his sight on being the...
Article by Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School Gainesville -Saturday morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country season came to an end with the conclusion of the Class 4A Region 1 Championships at Santa Fe College in Gainesville....
by Kevin Grogan The 5th running of the Clermont Clay was held Sunday on Bradshaw Road in South Clermont.  Extremely muddy and humid conditions saw 500 runners tackle the extremely tough 15k loop; while the 5k had close to 200...
By Kevin Grogan Six months after setting the double-amputee World Record at the Boston Marathon (02:42:24), Groveland resident Marko Chesto shattered his own record last week by finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2:37:23, breaking his old record by five minutes....
By Grant Mollett, M. Ed. East Ridge High School The East Ridge High School girls varsity cross country team traveled to Ocala to competein the Seventh Annual Trinity Catholic High School Celtic Invitational at Trinity Catholic High School. In 2018, the...
Article and pictures by Grant Mollett, M.ED East Ridge High School This morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country team competed in the Windermere High School Invitational at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont.   It had been two years...
Student Spotlight by Kendyl Cardwell It might be hard to find East Ridge Senior Reagan Parks in one place. Whether it is racing through the hills of Clermont, commuting between her 5 AP classes, or leading the National Honor Society at...
Article and Pictures by Grant Mollett, M.ED East Ridge High School Hernando Beach, Florida: The East Ridge High School girls cross country team traveled to the nature coast to compete in the Weeki Wachee Invitational at the Weeki Wachee Preserve.  The...
By Linda Charlton Early in 1993, editors of the very last yearbook for the very last year of existence for Clermont High School declared "they saved the best for last." Could be they saved the best for the next generation,...
  By Kevin Grogan The biggest cycling race in the world, the Tour de France, should be decided in the next few days.  But Clermont's Michael Hernandez isn't concerned about this year's results.  He is looking ahead to a future Tour...
After 13 years of empowering Clermont and the surrounding South Lake communities, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announce a rebrand and expansion for their local business. The company will be known as Dash-Sports, and is expanding...
By Kevin Grogan Most locals will tell you the most upbeat coach at Clermont's National Training Center is Stacy Loudon.  Constantly on the move up and down the hall in the Center, Stacy Loudon brings a sense of passion and...
Clermont City Council approved the Olympus project at its May 14th city council meeting. What is Olympus - Olympus is one of the largest private investments in Clermont. The project creator, Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group, is a Florida Limited...
Clermont Councilwoman Diane Travis recently returned from Pontevedra, Spain, where she won the silver medal in her age group at the World Triathlon's Duathlon World Championships.  Travis won the gold at nationals earlier this year. Congratulation to a Clermont...
By Kevin Grogan Over the past few years, I have interviewed a lot of amazing people that bring so much to our growing community.  Timothy Etttridge has been on my list (to interview) for some time.  Always on an epic...
by Kevin Grogan One of the first Track and Field Olympians to put Clermont on the map was certainly Damu Cherry-Mitchell. The world-class hurdler spent many hours grinding away and perfecting her trade at the National Training Center track leading...
by Kevin Grogan Lance Brauman, the high profile coach behind what is arguably the very best sprint group in the World, calls South Lake home. For a decade, the Adidas Pure Athletics Professional Track Group has trained out of the National...
Submitted by Phil MacHarg A month shy of his 55th birthday, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont defeated top qualifier Jason Belmonte of Australia, 237-219, to win his 39th PBA Tour title in the Go Bowling! PBA Indianapolis...
Clermont City Councilwoman Diane Travis is known for her competitive spirit. She is, after all, a world and national champion duathlete who runs, bikes and runs. But this year, Travis is bringing a special dedication to her sport. That’s...
CHALLENGEFAMILY, the world’s leading global triathlon festival race series and the fastest growing mass endurance triathlon brand, announced today a strategic partnership with Olympus, a visionary new community development that uniquely fuses sport, entertainment, fitness, health and more. The...
Belinda Boulter, representing the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI or World Air Sports Federation), announced today that the 2020 World Hang Gliding Championships will be hosted in Groveland at Wilotree Field. Boulter said the 2019 pre-world competition also will be...
By Michelle Delaney (pictures taken at Champions Pointe Disc Golf Course in Lake Hiawatha Preserve) On a cool, crisp day in October 2015, I was introduced to the game of disc golf while visiting family in Summit County, Colorado.  It was...
submitted by Kevin Grogan In July 2016, Josephus Lyles and his older brother Noah turned professional and signed with Adidas.  They soon joined our professional sprint group, Pure Athletics, here at the National Training Center in Clermont that boasts close to twenty professional...
“Triathlete” magazine just named Clermont one of the Top 35 destinations for triathletes in the world. The coveted spot was among exotic locales, such as West Brisbane, Australia; Quebec, Canada and Kato Paphos, Cyprus. Writers Erin Beresini and Chris Foster...
By Kevin Grogan - The National Training Center (NTC) is certainly the spot for Northern groups to come down for some warmer base training this time of year.  Boasting the States longest swimming pool that has recently been redone in...
Submitted by Kevin Grogan Lisa Bentley is an 11-time Ironman Triathlon Champion; not to mention the dozens of half Ironman races she has won overall.  During the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, it is hard to find a...
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