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  • 3A-2 region cross country: Wiregrass' Shah turns in blistering time for runnerup spot

    LECANTO — It was an uphill battle for every one of the 232 competitors who ran in the Class 3A, Region 2 meet Saturday morning. A few, however, rose to the occasion like none before on this course. Leading the way were Belleview’s Anne-Marie Blaney and Wiregrass Ranch’s Nikita Shah, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 at 5:36 p.m. | John Coscia

  • Football: Citrus 28, Fivay 20

    INVERNESS — The Fivay Falcons flew into Citrus County soaring with confidence Friday night. But it didn't take long for them to realize they had flown into a strong head wind in the Citrus Hurricanes. By the time the Falcons (7-3) got their bearings, the Hurricanes (5-5) had put up ...
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    Fri. Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:44 p.m. | John Coscia

  • 2A-5 district tennis: Nature Coast boys win, girls second

    CRYSTAL RIVER — It was clear early at the Class 2A, District 5 tennis tournament that it would be a Sharks and Pirates party. Twelve teams (seven girls and five boys) converged Tuesday for the final rounds of the two-day event but the Crystal River girls and Nature Coast boys ...
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    Tue. April 05, 2011 at 7:46 p.m. | John Coscia

  • 2A-2 region wrestling: Dunedin sends four to state

    AVON PARK —  In the last Class 2A, Region 2 match of the night, heavyweight John Dreggors won his championship final to rally Springstead past Lake Gibson 222 to 218.50 on Saturday, giving the Eagles their first region team title in a decade. Springstead trailed Lake Gibson by one point ...
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    Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 at 12:08 a.m. | John Coscia

  • A-2 region wrestling: Springstead wins region crown for first time in decade

    AVON PARK — In the last Class 2A, Region 2 match of the night, heavyweight John Dreggors won his championship final to rally Springstead past Lake Gibson 222 to 218.50 on Saturday, giving the Eagles their first region team title in a decade.Springstead trailed Lake Gibson by one point as ...
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    Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 at 8:47 p.m. | John Coscia

  • 4A-8 district basketball: Land O'Lakes 58, Citrus 53

    LECANTO — The best of the best in Class 4A, District 8 took to the hard court Saturday night at Lecanto High, and Land O'Lakes and Citrus lived up to their top billing.The No. 1-seeded Gators, who nipped Citrus 46-41 on Dec. 17, squeaked out another five-point win, 58-53, over ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 8:14 p.m. | John Coscia

  • 2A-2 region cross country: Banner day for Hernando's Balogh

    TITUSVILLE — All the miles logged, long days of training, countless hours in the weight room — they’re all done in preparation for a day like Hernando’s Jesse Balogh had at the Class 2A, Region 2 region meet at Chain of Lakes Park on Saturday. Balogh, a senior, ran a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 13, 2010 at 8:55 p.m. | John Coscia

  • Commentary: Swim judge fiasco exposes worrisome flaws in system

    Life has a tendency to offer second chances, and what people choose to learn from those opportunities is another matter. Such was the case Friday at the Class 2A-2 region swim meet at the YMCA in Orlando.The Florida High School Athletic Association, thanks in large part to due diligence of ...
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    Sat. Nov. 06, 2010 at 4:47 p.m. | John Coscia

  • 2A-2 region swimming: Little spice added to Tamposi-McCaffrey rivalry

    ORLANDO — For the past two seasons, Devin McCaffrey and Jake Tamposi have been embroiled in a healthy, competitive rivalry as two of the region's best swimmers. On Friday morning at the Orlando YMCA, that rivalry wrote yet another strange and twisted chapter.What started as a tumultuous afternoon for Tamposi ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 8:36 p.m. | John Coscia

  • Class A region swimming: Bishop freshman poised for diving berth

    TALLAHASSEE — There were 11 swimmers who competed in 14 individual events and three relay teams that represented the bay area at the Class A meet Thursday. But it was the youngest among them who stole the show. Bishop McLaughlin freshman Maddie Siebold, who finished fourth in 1-meter diving, was ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 12:19 a.m. | John Coscia

  • A-8 boys golf: Second straight title for Bishop's Toyota

    WEEKI WACHEE — On Sunday night, best friends Bishop McLaughlin’s Kentaro Toyota and Crystal River’s Brad Kidd got into a texting war as both guaranteed victory over the other in the District A-8 tournament the next day. While it’s unsure who won the texting smackdown, Toyota left little doubt who ...
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    Tue. Oct. 19, 2010 at 12:02 a.m. | John Coscia

  • Football: Hernando 24, Crystal River 17

    CRYSTAL RIVER — As lightning filled the sky over Earl Bramlett Stadium on Friday night, the thunder was left to the teams battling it out on the gridiron. By the time the final whistle blew Hernando (3-0) had produced the most noise, holding off a late Crystal River charge to ...
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    Fri. Sept. 24, 2010 at 8:45 p.m. | John Coscia

  • Football: Nature Coast 31, Crystal River 14

    BROOKSVILLE - The Story was the same for Nature Coast on Friday night but the script was written a bit differently. For the past two weeks Ja’Juan Story has accounted for the bulk of the Sharks' offensive output. But Friday night the standout quarterback got a bunch of help from ...
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    Sat. Sept. 18, 2010 at 1:02 a.m. | John Coscia

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