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Take them out to the ballgame: Four West Volusia seniors drafted by major leagues

June 28, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconDeLand High School pitcher Bryce Hutchinson, along with University High School pitchers Logan Allen, Nate Peden and Cameron Robinson, all were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. University High School was one of only two schools in the ...

Joy DeRolph Booker

June 28, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconLongtime residents of DeLand will remember the Spot Diner, run by the DeRolph family, on North Woodland Boulevard. Joy was a 1947 graduate of DeLand High School and a 1951 graduate of Florida State University, where she was an education major and ...

Bulldogs honor athletes at year's end

June 14, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconDuring the recent DeLand High School Senior Award Assembly, many athletes were honored by being named a Student-Athlete Leadership Award-winner and the Athlete of the Month or by receiving athletic scholarships to continue their education and athletic ...

Vols offer 2020 Miami commit

June 11, 2017 by 247Sports

247SportsAvantae Williams, a 6-foot, 170-pound athlete out of Deland High School in Deland, Fla., tweeted Sunday afternoon that the Vols had offered. (Want the latest scoop on Tennessee football and basketball? Make sure you're in the loop — take five seconds ...

Raymond Allyn 'Ray' Fletcher

June 7, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconA memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave. in DeLand. Burial will be private. ... who preceded him in death. Ray and his family settled in DeLand, and he graduated in 1954 from ...

DeLand High student wins new vehicle through Excellence in education program

June 1, 2017 by Daytona Beach News-Journal

Daytona Beach News-JournalDAYTONA BEACH — A DeLand High School junior on Thursday won a brand new Jeep Renegade in the ninth annual Excellence in Education program. Matthew Jolliffe, 17, was the lucky holder of the key that started the vehicle, eliminating participants from ...

DeLand grad lets actions define course of his life

May 21, 2017 by Daytona Beach News-Journal

Daytona Beach News-JournalDarrel Akins Jr., a DeLand High School senior, playing with a couple of graduation signs on campus, has had many challenges with his family throughout his schooling but will graduate with his class Saturday after staying focused on his education.

Moyer leaving DeLand High School, will become district transportation director

May 10, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconAfter 20 years as principal of DeLand High School, Mitch Moyer is saying goodbye. Beginning July 1, Moyer will serve as Volusia County Schools' transportation director, where the superintendent hopes Moyer's skills as a leader and problem-solver will help.

Betty Hazen Allen

May 3, 2017 by The West Volusia Beacon

The West Volusia BeaconShe went to DeLand schools, graduating from DeLand High School in 1956, and then from the University of Florida. Betty worked at the Athens Theatre, was an operator for Southern Bell, and then worked at Daytona Beach Federal Savings and Loan, where ...

Allen ready to bring DeLand back to football glory

April 27, 2017 by Daytona Times

Daytona TimesAllen also has been an assistant coach at DeLand, Atlantic, Deerfield Beach high and West Virginia Wesleyan College. He played football, baseball and track at Christiansburg High in Christiansburg, Va. In college, he played football at Emory & Henry ...

Weightlifting State Champs

April 13, 2017 by Madison County Carrier

Madison County CarrierOn Saturday, April 8, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys weightlifting team travelled to DeLand High School, to compete in the State Championship meet. Scoring 22 team points, MCHS defeated Baker County by just one point to capture the ...

Cardinal Mooney lifter wins state boys weightlifting gold medal

April 8, 2017 by Bradenton Herald

Bradenton HeraldThe senior lifted a 690-pound total to win the 238-pound weight class at the Class 1A state boys weightlifting championships on Saturday at DeLand High School. O'Neill left the rest of the field far behind. Only Mount Dora's Zefrino Vega (655 pounds ...

Fort Meade senior Stephon Fulse finishes 5th at Class 1A weightlifting state finals

April 8, 2017 by News Chief

News ChiefStephon Fulse won a fifth place medal at the FHSAA Class 1A weightliftting state finals on Saturday at DeLand High School. The Fort Meade senior, who was also awarded the team MVP for the 2016 football season, finished with a 580-pound total lift.

BOYS STATE WEIGHTLIFTING: Cardinal Mooney's O'Neill a state champ

April 8, 2017 by Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Herald-TribuneLifting a combined weight of 690, 5 pounds fewer than at the regionals, O'Neill captured the state title in the 238-pound weight class at the FHSAA Class 1A State Weightlifting Meet on Saturday at DeLand High School. After finishing second last year ...

LIVE: The FHSAA Class 2A weightlifting state finals

April 8, 2017 by The Ledger

The LedgerThe FHSAA Class 1A finals are underway from DeLand High School. There are 13 athletes from Polk County competing, led by Fort Meade with four. Updated at 3:35 p.m.. In the second flight, Lake Wales sophomore Michael Head finished seventh in the ...

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