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  • Spring football: Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28

    At Central Score Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28 Spring game-breakers: With the Barons trailing in the second quarter 7-0, but starting with good field position at the Central 31, they took four plays to reach the end zone. Seve Saganowich connected on a 19-yard touchdown to tight end Shea ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:12 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Cozy not in Hernando coach’s vocab

    HomeTeam Huddle: Cozy not in Hernando coach’s vocab BROOKSVILLE — Bill Vonada may just be starting his second season at the helm of the Hernando High football team, but he’s by no means a newcomer to coaching. Before coming to Hernando, Vonada spent 15 years as the head coach at nearby Springstead, retiring from that post in 2012. ...
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    Mon. May 04, 2015 at 5:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Dunedin 2, Central 0

    BROOKSVILLE — Central came into Thursday night’s Class 5A region quarterfinal as one of the hottest teams in the Tampa Bay area. The stellar pitching of Dunedin’s Colton Widdows cooled the Bears off as the Falcons emerged with a 2-0 victory. “I just kept throwing strikes and let the defense ...
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    Thu. April 30, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District baseball: Central 14, Wesley Chapel 6

    BROOKSVILLE — Central wasn’t even expected to reach the state playoffs this season, but in Friday night’s Class 5A, District 7 championship game, the Bears laid it all on the table. It looked like Wesley Chapel’s game to lose early, but host Central got a huge surge offensively to capture ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District baseball: Wesley Chapel, Central pull upsets

    BROOKSVILLE — It will be an all-underdog championship game in the Class 5A, District 7 tournament. In the first semifinal Wednesday, Wesley Chapel narrowly topped Hernando 2-1 to earn its first playoff berth since the retirement of longtime coach Chuck Yingling. “Both pitchers threw outstanding,” Wesley Chapel coach Steve Mumaw ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Baseball: Springstead 5, Central 2

    SPRING HILL — If Springstead was looking to recapture the success it attained only a couple seasons ago, the team took a big step toward that goal Friday night. On the shoulders of solid pitching and fielding, the Eagles toppled Central 5-2 to maintain its undefeated record. “It was big ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:55 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region girls basketball: Land O'Lakes 55, Central 44

    LAND O’ LAKES — When Jhade Hayes got mad, Central couldn’t get even. Hayes started the second half by scoring seven points in less than a minute, propelling Land O’ Lakes to a 20-point lead and eventual 55-44 victory over Central in a Classs 5A region quarterfinal. Hayes scored 25 ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 9:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Two Central linebackers commit

    Central coach Chris Sands announced two Bears linebackers verbally committed to their respective college programs. John Templar chose Chadron State, a Division II  program in Nebraska. The Eagles went 8-3 last season and have been a powerhouse under Jay Long, who is heading into his fourth season as coach. Under ...
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    Tue. Feb. 03, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District girls basketball: Nature Coast 48, Central 37

    BROOKSVILLE — The first half saw some bumps in the road, but Nature Coast fittingly rebounded Friday night to capture the program’s sixth district title. The Sharks were down as many as seven points early, but a quality run before the half resulted in a 48-37 victory over Central in ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 9:22 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District girls basketball: Nature Coast shakes off recent turmoil

    BROOKSVILLE — The preseason favorite for the Class 5A, District 7 crown, Nature Coast has been dealing with many obstacles over the past month. But the team looked as sharp as ever during Wednesday’s semifinals. The host Sharks stamped their ticket to the state playoffs, cruising to a 60-33 victory ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:59 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Basketball: Host Hernando boys, Central girls reach finals

    BROOKSVILLE — Last weekend, Hernando suffered difficult losses in the Nature Coast Christmas Tournament on the way to a fourth-place finish. The reinvigorated Leopards returned home Friday to face Chamberlain in the semifinals of their home tournament, the Hernando Holiday Classic, and the team delivered with a 59-52 victory. “It ...
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    Fri. Jan. 02, 2015 at 10:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • The Court Report: More milestones, standouts and a little scheduling drama

    The Court Report: More milestones, standouts and a little scheduling drama Stars of the night • There has been much early talk about Northeast transfer Zoi Thompson, but senior guard Laura Fizell has been just as good in the early season. Fizell scored 16 points against Berkeley Prep in a 52-35 win Tuesday night. She has upped her average to 14.2 ...
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    Wed. Nov. 26, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Hernando 29, Central 6

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando (2-6, 2-4) shrugged off a slow start to defeat its county rival convincingly Friday night at the Bear Den. Play of the game: After a scoreless first quarter, Hernando found the end zone on a 59-yard run by D’Angelo Fagin for a 7-0 advantage over the Bears ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Pasco 31, Central 7

    BROOKSVILLE — Keeping their playoff hopes alive, the Pasco Pirates went on the road and defeated the Central Bears, 31-7. Junior running back Jakiah Felder busted a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second drive for the Pirates. Pirates quarterback Grant Starling threw three touchdowns to three ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:53 a.m. | Andrew Caplan

  • Football: Zephyrhills 56, Central 7

    ZEPHYRHILLS — For the second time this season, Zephyrhills racked up 56 points. The Bulldogs, who scored as many in their second game of the season against Gulf, matched their most productive offensive showing since scoring 70 in a blowout of Central last season. Zephyrhills got three touchdowns apiece from ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:40 a.m. | Steve Lee

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