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  • HCA hires new baseball coach

    Hernando Christian has hired Tony Alvarez as its varsity baseball coach, athletic director Mike Drummond announced Friday in an email. Alvarez spent four years as an assistant at Cambridge Christian, where he helped guide the team to two state runner-up appearances, before becoming a Lions assistant last year. He earned ...
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    Fri. July 13, 2012 at 2:40 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times' North Suncoast all-academic teams

    Girls Student-Athlete of the Year: Carly Patton, Zephyrhills Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.22/3.83 Standardized test score: 27 ACT Sports: Soccer, weightlifting, tennis, track College: West Point Proudest academic accomplishment: Patton graduated seventh in her class with all-conference academic honors and the highest GPA in Zephyrhills’ JROTC program. Her volunteer experience ranges from ...
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    Fri. June 15, 2012 at 8:29 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times' all-North Suncoast softball teams

    Pitcher of the year: Alexis Adams, Sr., Springstead Why we picked her: Adams dominated the North Suncoast during the best individual and team season in school history. The powerful right-hander set single-season records in wins (22), strikeouts (227) and shutouts (11). Her top-notch accuracy helped her walk only 18 batters ...
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    Fri. June 01, 2012 at 10:36 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region softball roundup: Royal Knights get a bit of revenge

    TRINITY — After losing two of its first three games to rival Mitchell, River Ridge got even with the one that mattered most. The Royal Knights used a six-run fourth inning and a late home run by Jada Clemons to earn a 10-7 victory in Friday night’s Class 6A region ...
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    Fri. April 27, 2012 at 10:44 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region softball roundup: Slow start doesn't faze Springstead

    Region softball roundup: Slow start doesn't faze Springstead SPRING HILL — Alexis Adams’ sixth consecutive shutout kept Springstead in Tuesday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal long enough for its bats to break through. Hailey Drawe’s RBI double in the fifth put the Eagles up for good and helped them advance to their second region semifinal in program history with ...
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    Tue. April 24, 2012 at 11:10 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District softball roundup: AATL tops HCA a third time, notches first title

    BROOKSVILLE — When Academy at the Lakes hired veteran coach Jerry English this past winter, it had no idea the program would show improvement immediately. The Wildcats helped the former Land O’Lakes coach to his 12th district title while winning the school’s first district crown with a 4-2 victory over ...
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    Thu. April 19, 2012 at 10:04 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District softball: Bishop McLaughlin wins on inside-the-park homer

    Bishop McLaughlin star Spencer Valdespino's inside-the-park, walk-off home run rescued her team after its late collapse and lifted the Hurricanes past Tampa Prep, 10-9 in Tuesday's Class 3A, District 8 semifinal. Bishop (12-14) will host Seffner Christian in Thursday's 5 p.m. final."Oh my gosh…" Hurricanes coach John Yaratch said.Bishop led ...
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    Tue. April 17, 2012 at 8:17 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Softball statistics and super 7

    Times’ Super Seven Records through Tuesday 1. Springstead (17-3): Eagles’ three losses have come by a combined four runs. Expect Springstead to make a strong playoff push. 2. Pasco (16-3): Losses to Gulf and Mitchell in their past five games barely keep Lisa Herndon’s Pirates out of the top spot. ...
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    Wed. April 11, 2012 at 3:02 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Softball statistics, super 7

    Times’ Super Seven Records through Tuesday 1. Springstead (15-2): Eagles have eked out close wins — like a 6-5 victory over River Ridge — and had blowouts in an impressive five-game win streak. 2. Gulf (14-3): Bucs are the North Suncoast’s hottest team with 10 consecutive victories, including five by ...
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    Wed. March 28, 2012 at 6:27 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Evans has hot hand for Academy in nine-inning victory

    Softball: Evans has hot hand for Academy in nine-inning victory LAND O’LAKES — After a five-run first inning Thursday, Academy at the Lakes and Hernando Christian settled in to a nine-inning pitchers’ duel. Academy led 5-2 going into the sixth inning, then a Hernando rally tied the score at 5. The teams went 2 1/2 innings before Wildcats sophomore Lauren ...
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    Thu. March 22, 2012 at 9:02 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • North Suncoast: Softball super 7, stats

    Times’ Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Pasco (12-1): Pirates keep rolling behind a pitching staff and defense that have only allowed more than three runs once. 2. Springstead (14-2): The Eagles showed their toughness with last week’s gritty 6-5 win over River Ridge. 3. Gulf (13-3): Buccaneers are on ...
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    Wed. March 21, 2012 at 11:20 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Softball Super 7, statistics

    Times’ Super Seven Records through Tuesday 1. Pasco (8-1): Since a loss to Zephyrhills, the Pirates have won three in a row by a combined 28 runs. 2. Springstead (10-2): Pitcher Alexis Adams averages almost 10 strikeouts per game, and her 16 RBIs are tied for the team lead. 3. ...
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    Wed. March 14, 2012 at 6:36 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Softball super 7 and stats

    Times’ super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. River Ridge (7-1): Kenzi Maguire and the Royal Knights are perfect against North Suncoast foes with only a loss to Tarpon Springs. 2. Pasco (3-0): The Pirates are always strong but face a big test Friday against rival Zephyrhills. 3. Sunlake (8-1): A ...
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    Wed. Feb. 29, 2012 at 2:35 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast roundup: Thursday's highlights

    Girls region basketball 6A, Winter Haven 56, Mitchell 17: The Mustangs’ season ended Thursday in a 39-point loss to the defending state runnerup. It was the fewest points Mitchell scored all season and the most lopsided defeat since a 39-point loss to Olympia in November. The Mustangs earned back-to-back trips ...
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    Thu. Feb. 09, 2012 at 11:15 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Low numbers force HCA to drop to six-man game

    Hernando Christian has decided to drop down to six-man football after a lower-than-expected turnout during the spring necessitated a move away from the traditional 11-man game. Athletic director Mike Drummond said the Lions had only 13 players last season, and seven of them graduated. “We just felt like this was ...
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    Wed. May 18, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. | Times Staff

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