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  • North Suncoast: Sunday morning quarterback

    By the time you read this I will be well on my way to my new job covering the University of Alabama football program for a collection of three newspapers. After six years on the North Suncoast, it's time to pass my computer along to another aspiring journalist ready to ...
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    Sat. Sept. 18, 2010 at 4:20 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Football: Bishop McLaughin 47, Landmark Christian 37

    Bishop McLaughlin47Landmark Christian37Hurricanes coach Matt Nardo called it an offensive barrage.Host Bishop McLaughin jumped out to a 27-6 halftime lead and had plenty to be excited about, particularly the emergency of Jordan Betancourt and Mitch Ritter.Nardo said Betancourt returned a pair of kickoffs, including a 60-yarder, for scores. He also ...
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    Fri. Sept. 17, 2010 at 8:29 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Football: Pasco 37, South Sumter 14

    DADE CITY — Generations of Pasco fans have passed through the gate at W.F. Edwards Stadium.Other than the faces, little appears to have changed. The band blares the same notes. Cheerleaders chant the same words. The black and red is a blur on a field of ripped-up grass and sand.But ...
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    Fri. Sept. 17, 2010 at 8:23 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Pasco more prepared for South Sumter this time around

    Just a few weeks ago, Pasco had an unsettling sense of deja vu. In a game at Hernando, when those black jerseys and white helmets kept charging with plenty of steam in the fourth quarter, some Pasco players began thinking about last season’s breakdown. Sure, it was a preseason classic, ...
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    Thu. Sept. 16, 2010 at 5:36 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • North Suncoast pigskin predictions, Week 3

    All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted South Sumter (0-2) at Pasco (1-0) The Pirates went into last year’s game with plenty to prove even if no one in the locker room realized it. South Sumter came out and did what it does to most opponents, thrashing Pasco and ...
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    Thu. Sept. 16, 2010 at 5:28 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Mitchell's Trinidad off and running this season

    Mitchell's Trinidad off and running this season A jersey encased in a wooden frame hangs high above Mitchell’s locker room. The No. 1 was ceremoniously retired to remind these 47 Mustangs that no player is more significant than any other. That’s hard to digest considering the statistics Ricky Trinidad has produced in just two games this season. ...
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    Wed. Sept. 15, 2010 at 4:46 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Mitchell puts all its skills on display against Ridgewood

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Teams often face various tests throughout the course of a season. Mitchell had to tackle three in one night. To the delight of coach Keith Paulk, Mitchell proved it could overcome varying obstacles in a sweep of Ridgewood (25-10, 25-20, 26-24). The Mustangs proved they could hold ...
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    Tue. Sept. 14, 2010 at 11:36 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Land O'Lakes volleyball off to 6-0 start

    Land O'Lakes is thriving under first-year coach Laurie Tysko, the team off to a 6-0 start. Even more impressive has been the way they have defeated opponents. The Gators have won almost every game in six matches with a 17-3 record in games. The Gators have notched a pair of ...
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    Tue. Sept. 14, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • North Suncoast: Sunday morning quarterback

    BROOKSVILLEAnother week is in the books, and some questions are starting to be answered on the North Suncoast. First prediction: Nature Coast and Hernando will meet Nov. 5 with the Class 3A, District 6 title on the line. Both are solid all-around teams, and both have made quick work of ...
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    Sat. Sept. 11, 2010 at 4:47 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Football: Nature Coast 38, Springstead 7

    Football: Nature Coast 38, Springstead 7 photo gallery BROOKSVILLE — Call them dynamic. Call them a duo. Nature Coast’s running tandem of Ja’Juan Story and Isaac Bailey are explosive, elusive and have been all but impossible to stop the first two weeks of the season. They put on another dazzling show Friday in a 38-7 win ...
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    Sat. Sept. 11, 2010 at 12:55 a.m. | Izzy Gould

  • North Suncoast pigskin predictions, Week 2

    All games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted. Springstead (0-1) at Nature Coast (1-0) Despite a 24-3 loss to rival Hernando, the Eagles had some positives, including sustained drives and flashes of strong defense. Quarterback Brian Beeker looked like a solid leader. He ran 13 times for 57 yards, and finished ...
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    Thu. Sept. 09, 2010 at 5:24 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Strong starts by Nature Coast, Hernando send message

    Strong starts by Nature Coast, Hernando send message The loud rumbling north of the Pasco County line should not be ignored. Two of the North Suncoast’s top football teams reside in Hernando County, and both picked up impressive wins last week, disposing of their opponents with the efficiency of a processing plant. Nature Coast and Hernando were expected ...
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    Thu. Sept. 09, 2010 at 4:45 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • North Suncoast boys and girls cross country preview

    A large group of runners sat in a  circle, almost assembled as if they were warming their bodies around an enormous campfire. In the center stood a boys team and a girls team, each representing Wiregrass Ranch. There was still one more race,  where they would run more as individuals ...
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    Wed. Sept. 08, 2010 at 7:58 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Trial for body, mind for Gators swimmer Pierovich

    She remembers feeling a little tired that February day, the pool lanes rolling like an assembly line with rows of powerful swimmers. Alex Pierovich would have preferred taking a day off, the Land O’Lakes standout a little worn at this point in the club season. “I wasn’t excited about going ...
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    Tue. Sept. 07, 2010 at 9:05 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Former Pasco WR Chaise Dunn makes his mark

    Former Pasco WR Chaise Dunn makes his mark Former Pasco receiver Chaise Dunn already has made his mark at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Dunn's lone catch in a 35-34 win against Gallaudet (Washington D.C.) was an 11-yard reception, which tied the score before the go-ahead extra point for the victory. The catch earned Dunn Athlete of the ...
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    Tue. Sept. 07, 2010 at 4:11 p.m. | Izzy Gould

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