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  • Baseball: Eagles' hustle on bases pays off

    EAST LAKE — East Lake was able to take advantage of the young Northeast catchers and take the game 7-6 in the final inning Wednesday due to a passed ball. “If anything else, we may have gotten a distraction because we were stealing the base,” Eagles coach Dan Genna said. ...
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    Wed. Feb. 23, 2011 at 11:20 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Baseball: One run enough for Mitchell in sloppy win

    TRINITY — In a game loaded with stranded runners, passed balls, wild pitches and errors, Mitchell was able to squeeze out a run in the third inning and edge Ridgewood 1-0 Tuesday."I did not expect one run to cover it, not with the way Ridgewood plays," Mitchell coach Scot Wilcox ...
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    Tue. Feb. 22, 2011 at 8:10 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 4A region basketball: Leesburg 61, Land O'Lakes 49

    LAND O'LAKES — An explosive third quarter from Leesburg coupled with sickness-induced fatigue ended Land O'Lakes' postseason Saturday night as the Gators fell 61-49 in the Class 4A region finals."The third quarter has been big for us all year," Leesburg coach Mark Oates said. "We should have exploded in the ...
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    Sat. Feb. 19, 2011 at 7:59 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Softball: River Ridge lineup fights through illness for win

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Even though River Ridge's lineup was riddled with players showing flu-like symptoms and seemed a bit hung over from Tuesday's 1-0 loss to East Lake, the Royal Knights were able to put away Springstead 7-4 Wednesday."We executed pretty well and we did what we didn't do ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:11 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Softball: East Lake's Bache turns in another perfect game

    EAST LAKE — Perfect. East Lake’s Alyssa Bache threw her second perfect game this season Wednesday against River Ridge in the Eagles’ 1-0 home opener. After seven innings 21 Royal Knights came up and 21 went down. Bache struck out 14. “All that goes through my mind is making sure ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 12:11 a.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 5A-11 district basketball: Clearwater 78, Tarpon Springs 58

    EAST LAKE — An unorthodox pre-game warmup may have led to Joey Nungester's 32 points in Clearwater's 78-58 win over Tarpon Springs in the Class 5A, District 11 final Friday."I have to tell this story," Clearwater coach Allen Carden said. "(Nungester) was late to our shoot around and I made ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 7:35 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 4A-7 district basketball: Gulf 49, Mitchell 35

    NEW PORT RICHEY — After a slow start, Gulf outpaced Mitchell in the second half and claimed the Class 4A, District 7 girls basketball title Saturday 49-35."We came out flat early in the first half, and I didn't think we had a lot of energy," Bucs coach Mike Quarto said. ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 7:34 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 4A region soccer: Sunlake 6, Hudson 1

    HUDSON — Hudson may have beaten Pasco in the district finals, but the Cobras couldn't hang with Sunlake in the Class 4A region quarterfinals Thursday. The Seahawks (19-8-1) burned the Cobras 6-1 with two very different styles of play."Who knew that when we lost our district final we would get ...
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    Thu. Feb. 03, 2011 at 8:24 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 4A-8 district soccer: Land O'Lakes 6, Wiregrass Ranch 2; Sunlake 2, River Ridge 1

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Land O'Lakes had to wait until the waning minutes of Thursday's match before it could bury Wiregrass Ranch 6-2 and move on to the 4A-8 final."I think we got up on them too soon," Gators coach Mark Pearson said. "We got up early in the game ...
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    Thu. Jan. 27, 2011 at 9:17 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Free-throw shooting is difference for Land O'Lakes

    LAND O’LAKES — Despite Wesley Chapel’s tenacity, a sluggish offense and persistent foul trouble, Land O’Lakes scratched out a 56-45 win Wednesday, thanks in part to its production at the free-throw line. “It wasn’t pretty basketball,” Gators coach David Puhalski said. “An ugly win, though, is always better than a ...
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    Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Football: Sunlake 57, River Ridge 7

    LAND O'LAKES — After tough losses the previous two weeks to Pasco and Land O'Lakes, Sunlake halted its skid by dismantling visiting River Ridge on senior night."It was important that we got the seniors out of here on a high note," Seahawks coach Bill Browning said.One senior, Jacob Jackson, went ...
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    Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Football: Wiregrass Ranch 35, Hudson 7

    HUDSON — Hudson is still winless after a messy 35-7 loss to Wiregrass Ranch."There was an awful lot of dirty playing going on," Bulls coach Jeremy Shobe said. "It's not good, we got a couple of kids hurt and banged up but nothing too bad."At one point in the waning ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 8:44 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Football: Sunlake 45, Mitchell 7

    TRINITY — For the first time in five games, someone scored on the Sunlake defense. It wasn't nearly enough, however, as the Seahawks dismantled the Mustangs (5-3, 3-2) through the air and on the ground 45-7 Friday."We missed a couple tackles that should have been made, but you've got to ...
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    Fri. Oct. 22, 2010 at 8:32 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Football: Sunlake 59, Zephyrhills 0

    LAND O'LAKES — Sunlake posted its fourth shutout of the season, annihilating Zephyrhills 59-0 Friday."We take a lot of pride in our defense," Sunlake coach Bill Browning said. "It was what we were striving for when we came out."The Seahawk (6-0, 4-0) defense held the Bulldogs (0-6, 0-4) to 122 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 15, 2010 at 8:28 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 31, Wiregrass Ranch 28

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Two first-half turnovers and a fourth-quarter fumble were the deciding factors in the 31-28 Wiregrass Ranch loss to Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday."We made critical mistakes that first half which cost us this football game," Bulls coach Jeremy Shobe said. "We definitely battled with field position for ...
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    Fri. Oct. 01, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

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