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  • Softball: River Ridge rolls past ace-less Hernando

    NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge softball coach Ernie Beck likes to schedule tough games the week before districts, which is why Hernando, a team boasting a 20-1 record and 13-game win streak, rolled into town Tuesday night. But when the lineups were exchanged, Beck noticed that ace Courtney Riddle, ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 10:58 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Weeki Wachee football pair make college choices

    Weeki Wachee football pair make college choices Weeki Wachee lineman Frank Schooley signed with Adrian College on Tuesday, Hornets coach Mark Lee announced. Schooley, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior, was a two-way lineman for the Hornets. He helped pave the way for a ground game that averaged almost four yards per carry. Adrian College is an NCAA Division ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 2:06 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Springstead's Hailey Enjeneski picks Saint Mary

    Springstead's Hailey Enjeneski picks Saint Mary Springstead guard Hailey Enjeneski has signed to play basketball at the University of Saint Mary. Enjeneski made her decision formal at a recent ceremony at Springstead. As a senior, she averaged 15.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She earned second-team all-North Suncoast honors. Saint Mary ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:51 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Four locals on 5A all-state teams

    Four area athletes were among the state’s top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A. Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Dunedin's Olivia Welsh a natural in the pole vault

    Dunedin's Olivia Welsh a natural in the pole vault Dunedin’s Olivia Welsh sprinted down the pole vault runway, coordinated perfectly and lofted herself over the bar at 9 feet, a height that usually would not raise any eyebrows. But Welsh, a sophomore, cleared the mark in her first high school meet, three weeks after picking up a pole for ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for March 29-April 4

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Alea White, Cambridge Christian Sport: Softball   Skinny: How do you follow up a no-hitter with — thanks to a few dropped balls — 18 strikeouts in five innings? White struck out 14 ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 5:41 p.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for March 29-April 4

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, March 29 through Friday, April 4. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 05, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Softball: Hernando outduels Nature Coast

    Softball: Hernando outduels Nature Coast BROOKSVILLE — For the first game and five innings between Nature Coast and its rival, the Sharks seemed to have done what no other team could: Solve Hernando. But on Senior Night at Tom Varn Park, the Leopards would not be denied and finally overcame Nature Coast, 5-2. “It’s a ...
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    Fri. April 04, 2014 at 10:25 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • North Suncoast: Baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. Hernando (16-2, 11-0): Kyle Kilbourne has allowed just one earned run in his past three starts, all complete-game wins including back-to-back shutouts his last two, as Hernando is back on the winning track. 2. Wiregrass Ranch (13-4, 5-2): Leadoff hitter Alex Fernandez has ...
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    Thu. April 03, 2014 at 4:20 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Baseball: Osceola 3, Mitchell 0

    TRINITY — It’s no secret that when Osceola starter and top draft prospect Keith Weisenberg leaves, so do the Major League Baseball scouts. But Buddy Dougherty, who in addition to being the No. 2 starter is pretty much the designated closer when Weisenberg pitches, doesn’t take it personally. “Yeah, I ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 11:06 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District tennis: Springstead boys lock 3A-5 title

    LECANTO — Heat took a toll on the competitors at the Class 3A, District 5 tournament at Lecanto, forcing some players out and forcing the double final to be moved to today, but Springstead clinched its second consecutive boys title anyway. The Eagles reached the finals in each one of ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 9:05 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District tennis: Fivay sweeps 2A-8 titles

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Fivay swept the Class 2A, District 8 boys and girls tennis titles Wednesday at River Ridge. The Tarpon Springs girls claimed runnerup honors, but the boys will require another day of competition to determine who advances to region. By winning their final matches Wednesday, Dunedin and ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 9:02 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Chelsea Baker proves talent trumps gender on baseball diamond

    Chelsea Baker proves talent trumps gender on baseball diamond PLANT CITY — A broom and stepladder sit propped up against the wall of a walk-in storage closet. Above a cinder-block ledge inside, where cleaning supplies and a can of WD-40 sit, hang No. 25 Durant High School baseball jerseys. A name plate that reads ‘BAKER’ peeks out from behind ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • North Suncoast: Softball super 7, stats

    Super 7 Records through Tuesday. 1. Mitchell (20-1, 8-0): Leading hitter Kassidy Neptune has at least one hit and one RBI in every game since the Mustangs’ only loss, and the team has outscored opponents 69-9 during its eight-game win streak. 2. Hernando (18-1, 10-1): The surprising Leopards have won ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District tennis: Nature Coast boys, Pasco girls clinch crowns

    CRYSTAL RIVER — For the sixth consecutive season, Nature Coast’s boys will be returning to regionals. And after dethroning Pasco, the Sharks captured their fourth district title in that span. Nature Coast dominated the field Tuesday to take home the Class 2A, District 7 championship 19-14. Pasco and Nature Coast ...
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    Tue. April 01, 2014 at 7:17 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

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