Columbia's Micah Krieghauser (second from the end) joins fellow senior teammates Daveion Love, Clayton Steinruck, Cole Frier and Caleb Strickland at the end of Thursday's banquet at Parkview Baptist Church (ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter).
College of Central Florida pitcher Morgan Cushman hurls a pitch in a game this past season. Cushman is transferring to Valdosta State this summer after spending two seasons with the Patriots (COURTESY OF COURTESY OF CF ATHLETICS).
Columbia receiver T.J. Jones runs up the field after a catch against Bartram Trail in the teams’ spring game last Friday (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Former Columbia linebacker Zedrick Woods makes a tackle in a game in 2014 (FILE).
Columbia pitcher Micah Krieghauser signed his national letter of intent on Tuesday to attend Toccoa Falls College (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter).
Fort White running back Corey Dryden carries the ball up the field as Stanley Maxwell prepares to block against North Florida Educational Institute in the teams' spring game on Friday (CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the Reporter).

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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.

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Columbia linebacker Jaylen Brown closes in on Bartram Trail's Gunnar Holtzmann during last week's spring game (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

Jaylen Brown was almost taken aback, it had been a while since he ran out of the tunnel with his teammates at Tiger Stadium.

Columbia's Micah Krieghauser (second from the end) joins fellow senior teammates Daveion Love, Clayton Steinruck, Cole Frier and Caleb Strickland at the end of Thursday's banquet at Parkview Baptist Church (ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter).

Clayton Steinruck stepped to the podium, whipped out his speech and warned his teammates it wouldn’t be short.

It wasn’t.

College of Central Florida pitcher Morgan Cushman hurls a pitch in a game this past season. Cushman is transferring to Valdosta State this summer after spending two seasons with the Patriots (COURTESY OF COURTESY OF CF ATHLETICS).

A handful of schools wanted her services, but when Morgan Cushman stepped on the beautiful campus of Valdosta State, she knew exactly where she wanted to go.

Columbia receiver T.J. Jones runs up the field after a catch against Bartram Trail in the teams’ spring game last Friday (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

Just 45 miles down I-75 South, the Florida Gators didn’t have a clue about Columbia receiver T.J. Jones.

He wasn’t even on their recruiting list.

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