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Land O’Lakes’ Jhade Hayes drives the ball down the court during a girls 5A state semifinal match in February.KENT NISHIMURA | Times

At 13-0, Land O'Lakes girls basketball program ready to quiet doubters

LAND O'LAKES — It was one of the most surprising state semifinal appearances for a Pasco County high school team — ever — in any sport. In fact, some people still can't believe Land O'Lakes made the final four in girls basketball. And that's getting on the Gators' nerves. "People think we kind of slid by, got lucky …

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  1. Port Richey looking at ways to resolve waterfront parking issues

    Local Government

    PORT RICHEY — Increased parking enforcement could be coming to Port Richey as city leaders and the Police Department are again expressing frustration over a lack of teeth in the city's code to enforce violations.

  2. Veteran hikes the Appalachian Trail, canoes the Mississippi

    Human Interest

    NEW PORT RICHEY

    His job wasn't difficult, but it wore on him all the same. He craved adventure. He had to do something. That something, it turned out, was hiking the venerable Appalachian Trail in an unbroken streak from Georgia to Maine and, that not being enough, paddling a green canoe from the headwaters of the …

    Jared McCallum leans out at the edge of McAfee Knob, a noted stop on Catawba Mountain in Roanoke County, Va., on May 20 while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  3. Bowen: A year looking better in the review mirror

    News

    The end of December and the end of the year are rapidly approaching, but as a reminder of the things that occurred over the past 12 months, we present the Pasco County 2014 month-at-a-glance calendar:

    January

  4. Skepticism greets Pasco transit-tax idea

    News

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County doesn't start collecting its renewed Penny for Pasco sales tax until Jan. 1, but transportation planners already are looking 10 years ahead to determine if more small change can return big dividends.

  5. Show Palace announces 2015-16 shows, special prices and opening night change

    Stage

    HUDSON — The Show Palace Dinner Theatre has announced its 2015-16 season of shows, along with a special seven-show price and several schedule changes.

  6. At 13-0, Land O'Lakes girls basketball program ready to quiet doubters

    Preps

    LAND O'LAKES — It was one of the most surprising state semifinal appearances for a Pasco County high school team — ever — in any sport. In fact, some people still can't believe Land O'Lakes made the final four in girls basketball.

    Land O’Lakes’ Jhade Hayes drives the ball down the court during a girls 5A state semifinal match in February.
  7. Pasco clerk adds whistle-blower program for county employees

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller Paula S. O'Neil is making it easier for government employees to become whistle-blowers and report suspicions of financial abuse in the workplace.