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  • Preseason football: Citrus 47, Nature Coast 7

    INVERNESS — Friday’s preseason classic at Citrus High appeared to get off to a grand start right out of the gate for Nature Coast as sophomore DeShawn Smith sprinted down the sideline for an 88-yard touchdown run on the opening kickoff. But a penalty negated the touchdown, as the ball ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:18 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Preseason football: Williston 25, Central 9

    BROOKSVILLE — Entering his fourth season as coach at Central, Mike Einspahr wants results. The results he’s looking for didn’t come in Friday night’s 25-9 preseason loss to Williston at the Bears Den. “I’m tired of talking after losses,” he said. “I feel like we can compete better than this.” ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:17 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District deconstruction: 5A-6

    District deconstruction: 5A-6 We’re breaking down a football district a day this summer: Teams Central Hernando Nature Coast Pasco South Sumter Weeki Wachee Zephyrhills Must-see game Oct. 4, South Sumter at Pasco: South Sumter gave the Pirates their last regular-season loss — a 32-7 defeat in Week 2 of 2009. The teams have ...
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    Mon. July 01, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Central ATH Quadavis Battle to sign with Kansas juco

    Central ATH Quadavis Battle will sign with Highland (Kan.) Community College, Bears coach Mike Einspahr said in a text message. Battle, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound athlete, was one of the North Suncoast’s top all-around athletes as a senior. He averaged almost 6 yards per carry and scored three TDs for the ...
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    Mon. June 24, 2013 at 5:24 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • All-Suncoast softball team

    Our annual picks for the best players in our coverage area, spanning Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties: Player of the Year: Moriah Connolly, Sr., Palm Harbor University For two years, Palm Harbor University third baseman Moriah Connolly was a multi-sport athlete. She ran track, was a small forward in ...
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    Thu. June 13, 2013 at 11:43 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Softball: Times' all-North Suncoast team

    Softball: Times' all-North Suncoast team Player of the Year: Morgan Tolle, Jr., River Ridge Why we picked her: Tolle was the most accomplished hitter on one of Tampa Bay’s top teams. “She was hot all season,” teammate Makenzie Goluba said. “Her bat never stopped.” Tolle led the Royal Knights with a .558 average and the ...
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    Sat. June 01, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Quality control at Central

    HomeTeam Huddle: Quality control at Central BROOKSVILLE Heading into his third season at the helm, one thing Mike Einspahr has taken away from his experience as coach is quality is more important than quantity. • His first spring in 2010, the 72 players who were on the practice field for Central more than doubled the amount ...
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    Wed. May 15, 2013 at 9:20 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Rebuilding's the word at Sunlake

    HomeTeam Huddle: Rebuilding's the word at Sunlake LAND O’LAKES In Sunlake’s rise from Pasco County doormat to regular playoff contender, the Seahawks haven’t had to face an offseason like this one: The graduation of 22 seniors, including two 1,000-yard rushers (Josh Zifer and Eddie Burgos). • “This is the most puzzle pieces we’ve had to put together ...
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    Tue. May 14, 2013 at 2:56 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District baseball roundup: Strong outing from Drury fuels Wiregrass

    TAMPA — The 7A-9 district playoffs started with Freedom’s 11-inning 1-0 play-in victory Monday over Chamberlain. On Tuesday afternoon Gaither dropped a 3-0 decision to Zach Drury and Wiregrass Ranch. In the evening, Steinbrenner punished Freedom 21-4 in five innings. The Warriors and Bulls, both making their first regionals appearance, ...
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    Tue. April 23, 2013 at 11:02 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District softball roundup: Early exits for Central, Springstead

    OCALA — Central’s softball program has come a long way in recent years, but the top-seeded Bears won’t be advancing in the playoffs. The Bears were ousted 6-4 by Lecanto in the Class 6A, District 6 semifinals Tuesday night. Amber Atkinson hit an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning ...
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    Tue. April 16, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Softball: North Suncoast super seven, stats

    Softball super seven Records through Tuesday 1.  River Ridge (21-1): The Royal Knights again showed North Suncoast superiority, winning Hernando’s tournament and beating a powerful Countryside team in the process. 2. Hernando (15-3): No shame in a one-run loss to River Ridge at the Leopard Slam — and a 9-2 ...
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    Wed. April 03, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Youth, veteran leadership blend nicely for Central

    Softball: Youth, veteran leadership blend nicely for Central BROOKSVILLE — After January practices, Central’s future cornerstone and present star would stay on the field to work out more. Lefty freshman Kaeleen Koehler would face senior Katie McCarthy and watch her right-handed teammate’s pop and speed uncork. Koehler would mirror McCarthy’s movements to copy the smooth swing of Hernando ...
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    Wed. March 27, 2013 at 5:46 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Basketball: Times' all-North Suncoast teams

    Basketball: Times' all-North Suncoast teams Boys player of the Year F Erik Thomas, Sr., Wesley Chapel Why we picked him: Thomas compiled one of the most prolific seasons and careers in North Suncoast history. He ranked among the nation’s leaders by averaging 33 points and 16 rebounds while earning all-state honors from the Florida Athletic ...
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    Sat. March 23, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Central freshman shows her toughness

    SPRING HILL — After losing in their first game against Springstead earlier this season, Central knew how important Thursday’s Class 6A, District 6 contest was to its postseason hopes. The Bears’ determination motivated a 4-3 win over the two-time defending district champion Eagles, surpassing Springstead in the standings. “Central hasn’t ...
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    Thu. March 21, 2013 at 11:07 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • North Suncoast: Softball stats, super seven

    Softball super seven 1. River Ridge (16-1): Even when the Royal Knights are off — like allowing four early runs against Wesley Chapel — they’re on. Melissa Moore led River Ridge to a 15-5, five-inning victory over the Wildcats. 2. Hernando (10-2): Few teams are hotter than the Leopards, who ...
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    Wed. March 20, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. | Matt Baker

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