Winter Haven Kicks girls win Region C title


The Winter Haven Kicks took first at the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s Region C Cup Finals during the weekend. PHOTO PROVIDED TO THE LEDGER

Published: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:51 p.m.

The Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association’s Kicks U-15 girls took first at the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s Region C Cup Division 2 Finals March 19-20.

Featuring players born in 2000 and 2001, the team knocked off Port Charlotte Premier 3-1 at the Lake Myrtle Complex in Auburndale to take the title. The teams met twice during the regular season and twice in the postseason.

The Kicks won all four matches.

After going undefeated in the tournament — outscoring its opposition 17-3 in those games — the team won in penalty kicks against Oldsmar Soccer Club in the tournament semifinals.

The Kicks will play in the USA Division I league next fall and will take part in the final round at the FYSA’s InsterState Cup Championships next month in Lakewood Ranch. That event, held April 16-17, will feature South Florida teams.

Members of the Kicks include Stacey Adams, Meghan Brady, Brazil Clark, Versailles Clark, Aliyah Gomez, Cheyenne Hodges, Mackenzie Holland, Sarah MacPhee, Peyton Moxam, Ansley Nicolaus, Haley Nunez, Kaitlin Obrero, Leanne Paquin, Caiti Simmons, Abigail Sophia and Isabella Spruell.

The team is coached by Michael McMillen and assisted by Deanna Moxam.


The Sunshine State Games won’t kick off in full until May 13, but registration is open for the statewide amateur athletic competition.

Likening itself to the Olympics with a number of sports, the Sunshine State Games will be held across the state from May 13 to Nov. 6. The majority of the events will be held during May and June.

The table tennis event will be held in Lakeland at Simpson Park from June 18-19. You can register for events online at For more information email the games at or call 866-354-2637.


Early registration is available for the 2016 Carillon Classic 5K Run and Walk.

Held at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, the race’s early registration period will be open through April 6. The actual race is scheduled for April 30. The early registration discount is $5 and will guarantee runners a 5th anniversary t-shirt.

The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students in grades 1-12. Registration is available until race day, starting at 6:30 a.m. before the race at 7:30 a.m.

— Get your recreational news in The Ledger. Contact Brady Fredericksen at or 863-802-7553.

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