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District baseball roundup: River Ridge ends title drought

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Zephyrhills High School where principal Andy Frelick is on the hotseat. [Eric Glasser | WTSP]

Principal and Zephyrhills High both have histories of issues with leadership

ZEPHYRHILLS — Once again, a Zephyrhills High School principal is on the hot seat. Andy Frelick is the latest in a string of Zephyrhills High leaders to capture attention for the wrong reasons. His short-lived decision in March to have administrators escort students to restroom breaks caused parents to cry foul, pro …

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  1. Region softball: Chamberlain edges Mitchell in 6A quarterfinal

    Softballpreps

    TAMPA — Two underclassmen led Chamberlain to a 1-0 win over Mitchell in Saturday's Class 6A region quarterfinal. Sophomore Reganne McCarl singled to drive in the lone run in support of freshman pitcher Shannon Maloney.

  2. Florida still sorting out gay marriage issues as U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear case (w/video)

    Courts

    Jesse Siegrist didn't need to be asked twice.

    Anthony Siegrist, 16, from left, Wade Siegrist, 14, Peyton Siegrist, 14, Lucy Siegrist, 8, Jesse Siegrist, 40, and Terry Siegrist, 42, pose at their home in Clearwater on Thursday. 
  3. District baseball roundup: River Ridge ends title drought

    Baseballpreps

    NEW PORT RICHEY — There have been two empty spots in the rafters of the River Ridge gymnasium since the school was built in 1991. This past fall, the football team occupied one with their first district championship banner. After Friday night, River Ridge's only baseball manager in the school's history, Jack …

  4. As more jobless rates stall, Tampa Bay holds its own

    Working Life

    Times staff

    Florida's latest unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.7 percent even as the country's third-largest state added 30,600 jobs in March. But Florida is not alone. It's one of 15 states whose March jobless rate did not change from February. Meanwhile, 23 other states and the District of Columbia …

  5. Florida appellate court upholds same-sex divorce

    Courts

    Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a decision Friday cementing the right of same-sex couples to get divorced, the first ruling of its kind that binds judges across the state.

  6. State child welfare officials review adoption screening process after beating death of 9-year-old

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A Department of Children and Families investigation into the killing of Pasco County 9-year-old Jenica Randazzo revealed a communication breakdown between child protective investigators and family case workers.

    Jason Rios is charged with first-degree murder.
  7. District baseball roundup: Bishop McLaughlin hot from the start

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    TAMPA — Bishop McLaughlin left little doubt as to which team is tops in Class 3A, District 7.

    Bishop McLaughlin’s Hunter Perez, left, slides into third base as Carrollwood Day’s Bryce Benedict tries to tag him out. The Hurricanes won the 3A-7 district title 7-1.