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Springstead High School pitcher Miguel Martinez warms up in the bullpen during practice on Monday. The Eagles, with Martinez as one of their top starters, have started the year 5-0 after finishing last season 11-14. Read more about the Eagles and their turnaround on Page 12.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

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 20 …

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  1. Fox Chapel students help fill bags with food for families in need

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Hairnets are not considered stylish in middle school. But well over 100 students willingly donned them recently because they knew they were about to do something important.

    Fox Chapel Middle eighth-graders Destiny Harvey, 14, front right, and Samantha Miller, 14, start an assembly line for the Feeding Children Everywhere project to fill bags of food. 
  2. DeWitt: Time to mark Hernando's history of lynchings with a monument

    Public Safety

    Some of the darkest pages in one of the darkest chapters in American history were written right here in Hernando County.

    And now we need to own up to it.

  3. Specialty shows come to Show Palace, Palace Grand

    Stage

    The Show Palace Dinner Theatre and Palace Grand managers found themselves with a few nights not filled with Broadway shows, banquets, weddings, fundraisers or award dinners and decided it was the perfect time to make those "specialty show" nights.

  4. With new minister of music, Northcliffe Baptist offers congregation a choice of worship styles

    Religion

    SPRING HILL — Whatever one's taste in Christian worship music, Northcliffe Baptist Church is aiming to please its congregation by offering two distinctly different music ministry styles.

    Tim Kaufman leads the traditional music provided at the church’s 9 a.m. service.
  5. Ensure black history remembers teachers from Moton High

    Columns

    I watch the Barrette-Jackson and Meccum classic car auctions religiously on television because I appreciate the old cars, which not only have withstood the test of time, but also have shaped the future of the American auto industry. And like a flash of light, I realized that I should give the same or even more …

  6. At Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the food is slow cooked but served up fast

    Business

    BROOKSVILLE — Entrepreneur David Ambrose and restaurateur Steven Phillips had taken good measure of local appetites when choosing a Dickey's Barbecue Pit franchise to beef up the dining-out menu options in Hernando County.

    Jeremiah Jagermauth, front, carves roasts under the warming light while owner-manager Steven Phillips, next in line, prepares to pile the Texas-style barbecue on a hoagie roll at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Brooksville.
  7. New coach signals turnaround for Springstead's baseball program

    Baseballpreps

    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.

    Springstead High School pitcher Miguel Martinez warms up in the bullpen during practice on Monday. The Eagles, with Martinez as one of their top starters, have started the year 5-0 after finishing last season 11-14. Read more about the Eagles and their turnaround on Page 12.