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  • Softball: Springstead 4, Mitchell 3

    TRINITY — When Mitchell’s Kelsea Vanderveer smacked her fourth home run of the season for a 2-0 Mitchell lead Tuesday, it had the feel of a putaway shot, especially considering it came off area strikeout leader Louisa Disi. But Springstead was far from deterred. Instead the Eagles came to life, ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Baseball: Hernando 5, Springstead 2 (10 innings)

    SPRING HILL — It took a two-out double in the 10th inning, but Hernando was able to knock Springstead from the ranks of the unbeaten Thursday night.  The Leopards won the extra-inning thriller 5-2 on their county rivals’ home field in large part due to solid pitching and clutch hitting. ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • New coach signals turnaround for Springstead’s baseball program

    New coach signals turnaround for Springstead’s baseball program SPRING HILL — Last season, a formerly successful Springstead High coach was ousted amid turmoil within the baseball program. With a new face leading the team, the Eagles look rejuvenated. Despite leading Springstead to its first and only region final appearance, Jim Diven’s contract was not renewed following the 2014 ...
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    Tue. Feb. 24, 2015 at 2:04 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 soccer: Land O’Lakes 4, Springstead 2

    LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes knows only one speed — full throttle. The Gators (22-1) had posted lopsided shutouts through the district and region playoffs. On Tuesday, however, they faced a taller test in district champion Springstead (16-2-1) and talented forward Samantha Betters.  The Eagles had the muscle to counter ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls soccer: Springstead 4, Pasco 0

    Region girls soccer: Springstead 4, Pasco 0 SPRING HILL — Heading into Thursday night’s Class 3A region quarterfinal, Springstead was 1-11 all time in postseason play. That drought was left in the dust in a convincing shutout victory. Coming off of a district title, the Eagles overpowered Pasco on the way to a 4-0 win. “This isn’t ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Jan. 10-16

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Jan. 10 through Friday, Jan. 16. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. | Times Staff

  • District girls soccer: Springstead avenges lone loss, clinches title

    SPRING HILL — It was not the prettiest game Springstead played this season, but the Eagles walked away with their first district championship in four years Friday night. Hosting the Class 3A, District 7 tournament, Springstead rode the top seed all the way to a 2-1 victory over Hudson. The ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 9:40 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District girls soccer: Springstead dispatches Nature Coast

    SPRING HILL — Perennial postseason contender Nature Coast will not be competing for its third straight district title after rival Springstead dropped the Sharks 2-1 in the Class 3A, District 7 semifinals. The Eagles (18-1-1) controlled the pace of play for the entire contest, but the score was tied 1-1 ...
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    Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Hernando 19, Springstead 17

    BROOKSVILLE — In his first season as coach at Hernando, Bill Vonada hadn’t experienced much success, but his players had shown growth. His team responded on Thursday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium as Vonada faced the team he coached for 15 years, and his former defensive coordinator, Springstead coach ...
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    Thu. Nov. 06, 2014 at 10:32 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Track: Springstead's Erin Blackwell to sign with Nicholls State

    Springstead senior Erin Blackwell will sign with Nicholls State for track on Nov. 12, Eagles coach Joel Myers reports.  Blackwell was on the Times' all-North Suncoast track and field first team last year with a sixth-place finish at the Class 3A state meet with a time of 2:18.75. Blackwell was also ...
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    Thu. Nov. 06, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District tiebreaker: One quarter nets Sunlake’s first title

    District tiebreaker: One quarter nets Sunlake’s first title LAND O’LAKES — Larry Dalla Betta’s head swiveled back and forth, looking for an open receiver on a defensive horizon littered with Sunlake Seahawks. With his receivers usually covered, Dalla Betta kept moving his feet, but the Mitchell quarterback had nowhere to run. Mustang running backs also met the same ...
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    Mon. Nov. 03, 2014 at 10:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: Springstead 20, Land O’Lakes 7

    SPRING HILL — Playing without star running back Daniel Wright, who was lost for the rest of the season due to a torn MCL, the Eagles (6-3, 3-1) kept their playoff hopes alive with a 20-7 win over district foe Land O’Lakes (4-5, 1-3). With Sunlake also winning Friday night, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Mitchell 16, Springstead 10, overtime

    TRINITY — A dramatic, backup-led comeback Friday night by Mitchell took the playoff situation in Class 6A, District 6 from completely settled to completely crazy. After a goal-line stand to start overtime, Mitchell beat Springstead 16-10 on Larry Dalla Betta’s 7-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Lewis. “As soon as we ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Pick six: Spotlight on Tampa Bay's top Week 9 games

    Pick six: Spotlight on Tampa Bay's top Week 9 games Hudson (4-3, 2-1) at River Ridge (6-1, 3-0), 7:30  What’s on the line: For River Ridge, a win would clinch a playoff spot, which would be the school’s first playoff appearance since 1998. Coach Ryan Benjamin said he isn’t hiding that fact from his team. “They know what’s at stake,” ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

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