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  • Football: Palm Harbor University 42, Sarasota Riverview 41

    Palm Harbor University snapped a six-game losing streak in impressive fashion Friday night on the road at Sarasota Riverview. Down 35-14 in the third quarter and playing from behind the entire contest, the Hurricanes came back to win by one point over their Class 8A, District 7 rivals. Key drive: ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Mitchell 34, Fivay 24

    HUDSON — Mitchell’s goal to win Class 6A, District 6 and reach the postseason faced a hurdle at Fivay, and the Mustangs responded with a balanced offensive attack along with key defensive plays. Key drive: Mitchell (5-3, 2-1) was up 20-17 at the half, but an 8-yard touchdown from Cyler ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Orlando Colonial 49, Weeki Wachee 21

    It took a 22-point deficit before Weeki Wachee got a spark on offense, and by then, it was too late to overcome the output of Orlando Colonial (3-4), which won 49-21 Friday night. Key drive: Weeki Wachee (1-7) got its first points in the second quarter when Alec Cromie hooked ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Northside Christian 42, Vero Beach St. Edward’s 7

    Northside Christian pulled off its third consecutive victory Friday night, despite dealing with a long road trip to the state’s East Coast. The streak is the Mustangs’ longest since 2009, the team’s last winning season. Key drive: After St. Edward's (2-4) scored at the end of the first quarter to ...
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    Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 at 11:51 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: South Sumter 36, Hernando 12

    BROOKSVILLE — It didn’t take long for South Sumter (7-0, 4-0) to jump out to a lead, but Hernando (1-4, 1-2) showed good character, pushing the game into the second half still within reach. Key drive: Up only 20-6 coming out of halftime, the Raiders held Hernando back inside its ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 49, St. Petersburg Catholic 7

    A difficult season continued Friday night for the Barons (0-5), but the bright spot was the ability of the offense, which has been shut out three times, to get into the end zone. Key play: On fourth down and 11 from the Cardinal Mooney 12, Jordan Leston faded back and ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:33 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Lakewood 14, Stuart Martin County 0

    A long road trip didn’t derail the Lakewood defense, which registered its first shutout of the season. Key drive: Just before the first quarter ended, Spartans quarterback Ryan Davis connected with Austin Adams on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Steve Richardson then made a reception for the two-point conversion, giving Lakewood ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: St. Stephen’s Episcopal 31, Keswick Christian 19

    As the season begins to wind down in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference, this was a key game all around with the Crusaders (3-3, 2-2) battling for position with the Falcons (5-3, 3-3) in the Coral Bay Division. Key drive: Down 21-6 midway through the third quarter, Keswick began a ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Mitchell 28, Lecanto 21

    Coming off of back-to-back losses, Mitchell was looking to right the ship Friday night at Lecanto, but it wasn’t as easy as some might have thought going into the game. Lecanto had the Mustangs on the ropes until the clock hit all zeroes. Key drive: Down 21-20 in the fourth ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:12 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Springstead 15, Fivay 7

    SPRING HILL — Fivay’s strength offensively this year has been the ability to throw the ball and keep defenses off balance while averaging close to 32 points per game. But that wasn’t the case Friday against Springstead’s defense. The Eagles (4-2, 2-0) held down the potent Falcons (2-3, 0-1) in their Class ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:22 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Zephyrhills 48, Weeki Wachee 6

    WEEKI WACHEE — A week after a 45-10 loss at South Sumter, Zephyrhills fired on all cylinders, scoring 48 consecutive points. Key drive: After a 28-yard field goal by Weeki Wachee’s Mike Van Slee, Tyler Kirby led a go-ahead drive that included a 20-yard pass to Jaylen Pickett for the ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Canterbury 34, Zion Lutheran 32

    One week after suffering their first loss of the season, the Crusaders (4-1) squeezed out a tough victory over the host Lions (0-4) behind a balanced offensive attack. Down 32-27 with only one minute remaining on the clock, Canterbury running back O’shon Allen scampered for a 28-yard touchdown run to ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:20 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: South Sumter 38, Central 0

    Up 17-0 at the half in a closer game than expected, the host Raiders (5-0, 2-0) put up 21 points late in the third quarter to put the game away against Central (1-4, 0-3). Although Central suffered another loss, the defensive effort against the preeminent favorite in Class 5A, District ...
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    Fri. Sept. 26, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Volleyball: Mitchell sweeps Springstead

    SPRING HILL — Poised with a young roster and a great deal of confidence, Mitchell came into Tuesday night’s match against Springstead ready to take control of Class 6A, District 10. The Mustangs swept the Eagles 25-17, 26-24, 25-17 to vault to the top of the district standings. “This was ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:08 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Hernando 35, Weeki Wachee 0

    BROOKSVILLE — Confidence was plentiful in the rain at Tom Fisher Stadium on Friday night as Hernando shook off two losses to open the season to dominate cross-county rival Weeki Wachee. Starting with a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown less than four minutes into the game, ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

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