Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

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Past articles by Stephen:

UCF basketball player Matt Milon grateful to return home after long, winding road

Former Oviedo High School basketball standout Matt Milon is winding down his college career with one season at UCF, his third school in five seasons in what has been a unique but ultimately rewarding journey. → Read More

NFL changes landscape at Jones High School ahead of Pro Bowl

The NFL began six days of activities leading to the Pro Bowl on Sunday at Camping World Stadium with a revitalization project at Jones High School. → Read More

Daytona Beach fights to save Tortugas from MLB’s plan to eliminate 42 minor-league teams

Daytona Beach is fighting to save the Tortugas from MLB’s plan to eliminate 42 minor-league teams. → Read More

After Aiguille Rock Climbing Center closed, Seminole parent opened home to youth climbers

After Aiguille Rock Climbing Center in Longwood closed, Seminole parents rallied to build a temporary home gym where youth climbers could keep training to prepare for an upcoming competition. → Read More

Stetson QB Gaven DeFilippo’s uncle played for Giants, cousin coaches for Jaguars

Stetson quarterback Gaven DeFilippo seemed destined to play football thanks to an uncle who played for the Giants, a cousin who coaches for Jaguars and more relatives linked to the game. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian: Bethune-Cookman calls off football game with Southeastern Louisiana

Bethune-Cookman has called off its football game against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday in Daytona Beach because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. → Read More

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to bring Ripken Experience to Disney World

Cal Ripken Jr. and Disney World have announced an agreement that will bring the Ripken Experience youth baseball tournaments to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, beginning in 2020. → Read More

Reigning Player of Year captures PWBA Orlando Open at Boardwalk Bowl

Shannon O'Keefe won the PWBA Orlando Open on Saturday at Boardwalk Bowl. → Read More

Bucs rookie D’Cota Dixon left impact beyond football in Wisconsin

Tampa Bay Bucs rookie D'Cota Dixon, a former New Smyrna Beach High School safety, made an impact with his extensive volunteer work at the University of Wisconsin. → Read More

Finger injury cuts short Tim Tebow’s season with Mets’ top affiliate

Former UF Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow won't play for the New York Mets' Class AAA affiliate in Syracuse again this season because of a lacerated finger. → Read More

Cubs address catching depth with signing of Lake’s Jonathan Lucroy

The Chicago Cubs have signed former Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played high school baseball in Lake County. → Read More

Longtime Disney race announcer’s contract not renewed

Rudy Novotny, a longtime announcer for runDisney events, said his contract has not been renewed after nearly a decade of calling races at Walt Disney World. → Read More

Angels part ways with Jonathan Lucroy, who played high school baseball in Lake

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played high school baseball in Lake County, was designated for assignment Friday by the Los Angeles Angels. → Read More

Bucs, Dolphins, Jags seek answers to roster questions as training camps start

NFL training camps have begun across the league, including in Florida where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins have begun practices. → Read More

Osceola lab devises camera to detect pythons in Everglades: report

A lab in Osceola County has developed an infrared camera that is helping locate pythons in the Everglades, according to a report from WOFL. → Read More

Registration opens for Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

Registration for the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World opened on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. → Read More

Watch: Relive historic Apollo 11 mission as it prepares for launch

Apollo 11 blasted off 50 years ago today at 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969. → Read More

Florida ‘doomsday preppers’ charged with abusing women, deputies say

A Florida couple described as "doomsday preppers'' are facing multiple criminal charges after two women escaped from their residence and notified authorities, according to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

NOAA seeks answers after impaled dolphin found in Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking help after a dolphin was impaled in the head and found dead in Florida in May, the organization said in a news release. → Read More

Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry as outer bands reach coast

Tropical Storm Barry continued moving slowly toward the Louisiana coast early Friday, picking up speed slightly while maintaining maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. → Read More