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  • Preseason football: Land O'Lakes 36, Anclote 0

    HOLIDAY — The usual preseason mistakes were littered throughout the Land O'Lakes-Anclote game Friday night, as both teams found it difficult at times to get off plays or even complete passes.But for the Gators, it was their running game that separated them from the Sharks, as two-way star Shadow Williams ...
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    Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 at 8:16 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Preseason football: Mitchell 66, Hudson 0

    HUDSON — After Mitchell’s less-than-impressive spring showings against Sunlake and Hudson, Mustangs coach Scott Schmitz implored his youthful group throughout the summer to improve in every facet of the game. Come Thursday evening against the Cobras, the Mustangs looked like they have  improved and then some. The varsity and junior ...
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    Thu. Aug. 25, 2011 at 10:59 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Ex-Gulf QB Fulmer lands at Hudson

    Former Gulf quarterback Will Fulmer has transferred to Hudson, according to Cobras coach Justin Fenton. "I know in scouting and coaching against Will, he's a heck of an athlete and he's been coached well," Fenton said. "If he's willing to come in and work hard, he can no doubt be ...
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    Wed. Aug. 10, 2011 at 4:59 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Hudson's numbers still low

    Hudson had a mere 18 players out for spring practice, and on Monday the Cobras dressed just seven more. According to second-year coach Justin Fenton, seven expected contributors, including four starters, did not practice because they did not have physicals prepared for the first day. Fenton expects all of them ...
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    Mon. Aug. 08, 2011 at 5:25 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Gulf's girls basketball program loses key senior

    If losing standout guard Nicole Adams to graduation weren't enough, Gulf's girls basketball program has taken another hit with rising senior Leighlani Paselio's move to Hawaii. It was her family's decision to return to their home state. "She told me about the second week of June that she was going ...
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    Tue. Aug. 02, 2011 at 3:12 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Former Anclote back Hendrix gets offer from New Mexico Military Institute

    Former Anclote running back Travis Hendrix has accepted a scholarship to play for New Mexico Military Institute. “I’m just happy I get to showcase my talent while I’m getting an education,” Hendrix said Thursday. “I’m going to have to put a lot of work into this opportunity, and I’ll have ...
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    Thu. July 28, 2011 at 10:38 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Bay area wrestlers shine in national tournament

    Nine area wrestlers placed among the top five in the 2011 USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals in Fargo, N.D., this week.  Among the first-place finishers in the Juniors were Brandon's Rossi Bruno (125B-pound), Kevin Norstrem (130A) and Clark Glass (152A). All three wrestlers won Class 3A state titles ...
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    Fri. July 22, 2011 at 4:44 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Hudson athletic director steps down (Update: 1:08 p.m.)

    Andy Schmitz has stepped down as athletic director at Hudson after one year, principal Dr. David LaRoche said Wednesday. Schmitz will continue teaching at Hudson and will remain the football team's offensive coordinator. Schmitz, 31, said it became too difficult to juggle teaching, administrative and coaching duties and that he ...
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    Wed. July 20, 2011 at 11:11 a.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Gulf hires Tampa Bay Black Sox coach to head up baseball program

    Gulf hires Tampa Bay Black Sox coach to head up baseball program Gulf has hired longtime semi-professional coach Rob Miles as its new baseball coach, Miles confirmed Tuesday night at the Pasco County 7-on-7 league games at Wesley Chapel. "I'm really excited to take over the program and build it up from the start," Miles said. "I'm actually the head coach of ...
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    Tue. July 19, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Baseball: Former Mitchell standout Schuster learns the ropes at minor-league level

    Baseball: Former Mitchell standout Schuster learns the ropes at minor-league level Patrick Schuster is far from the friendly confines of his hometown of Trinity, but the former Mitchell standout is enjoying plenty of success at the minor-league level. Schuster, who was selected in the 13th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft, is best remembered for ...
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    Tue. July 12, 2011 at 10:38 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Former 'Nole Alexander steps in at Bishop as Nardo steps down

    Former 'Nole Alexander steps in at Bishop as Nardo steps down Former Florida State star Derrick Alexander’s plans have changed recently at Bishop McLaughlin. After football coach Matt Nardo stepped down Monday morning, the former defensive standout for the Seminoles and current defensive line coach for Bishop was promoted to head coach. “It’s been a tremendous change of events these past ...
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    Mon. July 11, 2011 at 12:07 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Aratchiysky signs with Graceland University

    Former Anclote and Gulf running back Kris Aratchiysky has signed with the NAIA's Graceland University (Iowa). "It's just been such a difficult year but I'm so happy to get through it and finally sign with a school," Aratchiysky said. "Being able to only play five games in the season really ...
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    Fri. July 08, 2011 at 2:20 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Anclote standout Dondre Daley transfers to Tarpon Springs

    Anclote standout Dondre Daley transfers to Tarpon Springs After much speculation the past couple weeks, Anclote wide receiver/athlete Dondre Daley has transferred to Tarpon Springs. “I’m transferring over to Tarpon Springs because I’m moving in with my uncle who lives over in Tarpon Springs,” Daley said Wednesday. “I enrolled (Tuesday) and I met some of the players earlier ...
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    Wed. July 06, 2011 at 4:36 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Anclote hopes new spread offense will be no passing fancy

    Anclote hopes new spread offense will be no passing fancy HOLIDAY — Anclote’s football program, as with many fledgling programs, has been built around the ground game the past two seasons to take pressure off a green offense and buy needed rest time for an emerging defense. The Sharks made modest gains after going 0-10 in their inaugural 2009 season, ...
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    Thu. June 23, 2011 at 3:27 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Fivay using 7-on-7 league to help settle QB quandary

    Fivay using 7-on-7 league to help settle QB quandary HUDSON — Fivay’s spring quarterback battle between junior Tyler Degen and sophomore Eric Vitale has extended into the summer. The two were deadlocked for the starting spot through May, and they have continued their rivalry in the weekly 7-on-7 Pasco County passing league run by Falcons coach Chris Taylor.   ...
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    Mon. June 20, 2011 at 11:35 a.m. | Andy Villamarzo

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