Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Nature Coast does not appeal penalties, fines

Nature Coast had prepared a response for Wednesday's scheduled appeal to fines and penalties levied in November by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

The school was fined $10,400 and the football team disqualified from the playoffs, stripped of its spring game and placed on probation for its role in a Nov. 7 brawl at Groveland South Lake.

But Nature Coast officials opted not to appear Wednesday morning before the Sectional Appeal Committee at the Marion County School Board.

Nature Coast officials had no comment, and athletic director Travis Lamle referred all questions to Hernando County superintendent Wayne Alexander. A message left with his secretary was not immediately returned.

Nature Coast's absence effectively ends the school's options for an appeal, FHSAA spokeswoman Cristina Alvarez said in an e-mail. She said new FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing, who started Tuesday, would consider lowering the fine if Nature Coast participates in a sportsmanship seminar.

Nature Coast does not appeal penalties, fines 01/07/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 10:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs' Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson kneel during national anthem

    Bucs

    Bucs receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both kneeled during the national anthem in protest before Sunday's game at the Vikings, two days after President Donald Trump made critical remarks about NFL …

    Bucs receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both kneeled during the national anthem in protest before Sunday's game at the Vikings. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  2. Matt Baker's AP Top 25 college football ballot

    College

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher still thinks he can have a good team. Maybe he's right.

  3. My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU out, USF, Florida Gators back in

    Blogs

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher still thinks he can have a good team, as I wrote in today's Tampa Bay Times. Maybe he's right.

  4. Road to Atlanta, Week 4

    College

    State-ments

    Central Florida defensive lineman Tony Guerad (93) gestures in front of teammate Jamiyus Pittman, right, and Maryland offensive lineman Damian Prince, left, after tackling Maryland running back Ty Johnson and forcing a punt on fourth down in the first half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) MDPS104
  5. Trump tweets and NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

    Politics

    The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

    President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. [Associated Press]