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District baseball roundup: River Ridge ends title drought


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 …


  1. District baseball roundup: River Ridge ends title drought


    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 …

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

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    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 …

  3. Florida appellate court upholds same-sex divorce


    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.

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


    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.
  5. District baseball roundup: Bishop McLaughlin hot from the start


    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.
  6. Region track: Pasco's Steele nabs three individual titles in 2A-2


    North Suncoast athletes had a banner day individually Thursday at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet at Lake Highland Prep.

  7. Region softball: Academy at the Lakes routs Hernando Christian


    TAMPA — Coaches like to say that beating a team three times in one season is no easy task.

    Sometimes, though, it is.