LITHIA — Alyssa Hendrix didn't know anything about cross country.
Cooper LaBrant was drained. His legs were wobbly. He had trouble breathing through his nose.
Jennifer Lima makes a habit of turning cross country races into sprints rather than tests of endurance.
The Steinbrenner High girls cross-country team came away from the 2015 state meet in Tallahassee with mixed emotions.
CLEARWATER — The host Tornadoes (3-0) dominated Dunedin (0-3) on Homecoming night, winning 56-0. After a bit of a slow start, Clearwater scored 14 points in just eight seconds late in the first quarter.
The second annual RiverWood Invite was peculiar in that a significant part of it wound through the Pasco County Sheriff Department's Safety Town, a miniaturized town center with Hobbit-sized roads, buildings and street signs.
For nine years, soccer had become a dominant part of Kaitlyn Kirby's life, her performance determining her disposition, touching everything she thought or did. She had a schedule, a plan, to earn a college scholarship in the sport.
BROOKSVILLE — One of Hernando County's greatest institutions wasn't stationary. Unlike Weeki Wachee Springs, Brooksville's Coney Island Drive-Inn or Tom Varn Park, Ernie Chatman never was embedded in a singular spot.
TAMPA — Plant High School girls cross country coach Roy Harrison is retiring …
Well, not exactly.
Emily Curran has no tales of woe juggling athletics and academics at Calvary Christian High School. Rarely did she have to stay up late studying.