Columbia’s Caroline Lewis scores a run against Middleburg on S.K. Lewis’ RBI  single in the third inning of Tuesday’s District 3-7A semifinal at Gainesville High (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter).
Columbia’s Caleb Strickland celebrates with coach Brian Thomas as he rounds third base following his pinch-hit home run against Palatka during the sixth inning Monday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Columbia pitcher Cris’Deona Beasley laughs with assistant coach Mitch Shoup prior to the team’s game against Baker County on Apr. 12 (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Former Columbia star pitcher Michael Kirkman had his jersey retired Friday night before the team's game against Newberry (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Columbia'sCole Frier hits an RBI single against Newberry on Friday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Fort White pinch runner Dalton Brooks (right) and Brant Parker sag off the bases during the fourth inning Thursday (ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter).

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From staff reports

WHITE SPRINGS — Three people were struck by lightning, one fatally, at a popular Hamilton County mud-bogging site Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Columbia High School student S.K. Lewis smiles on stage with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks during a ceremony Thursday at the school recognizing her as one of 25 student-athletes across the country that qualified as a finalist for the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter).

Only 25 student-athletes across the country qualify as finalists for the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. One of them is a high school senior here in Lake City.

Lake City residents and visitors out on a sunny Friday at noon seemed to want only one thing — more sun.

Seven contenders are vying for the Lake City manager position thus far, each boasting a diverse range of skills and experience.

Sports

Fort White softball players meet up in the circle after an out Tuesday (ERIC JACKSON/ Lake City Reporter).

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Fort White handled Palatka in the season's first two meetings, but winning a third wouldn't come so easy for the Lady Indians.

Columbia’s Caroline Lewis scores a run against Middleburg on S.K. Lewis’ RBI  single in the third inning of Tuesday’s District 3-7A semifinal at Gainesville High (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter).

GAINESVILLE — Columbia coach Trudy Andrews has called Middleburg a scrappy team all season long.

The Broncos even nearly edged the Lady Tigers just a few weeks ago.

Columbia’s Caleb Strickland celebrates with coach Brian Thomas as he rounds third base following his pinch-hit home run against Palatka during the sixth inning Monday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

It’s been and up-and-down season for Columbia, which has been down in dumps over the past month.

Columbia pitcher Cris’Deona Beasley laughs with assistant coach Mitch Shoup prior to the team’s game against Baker County on Apr. 12 (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

She’s quiet but fiery.

He’s just fiery.

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