Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Weeki Wachee fundraiser to benefit principal's son

Weeki Wachee's athletic department will host a golf fundraiser March 2 at Brooksville Country Club. Proceeds will go to the Hornets' athletic department and to Nick LaBarbara, the son of principal Troy LaBarbara. Nick was diagnosed with cancer over the summer. The cost, which includes dinner, is $100 for an individual or $300 per foursome. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start takes place at 8:30. For more information, contact AD Mark Lee at (352-797-7029, ext. 230, or [email protected]

Ty Tanner transfers to Zephyrhills

QB Ty Tanner has transferred from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills, Bulldogs coach Reggie Roberts confirmed Thursday.

Tanner, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound athlete, had a solid but injury-plagued sophomore season.

He completed 59 percent of his passes for 445 yards while racking up 275 rushing yards. He threw four TDs, rushed for three more scores and caught two touchdown passes.

Tanner's older brother, Keegan, quarterbacked the Wildcats before becoming a receiver at Stetson.

Tanner's transfer gives the Bulldogs two dual-threat options. Last year's Zephyrhills starter, sophomore Mike Smith, threw 12 touchdown passes and rushed for three more. He's also versatile enough to line up at safety.

Recruiting updates

Fivay golfer Jake Schoonover signed with the NAIA's Thomas University in Georgia.

Schoonover was one of the North Suncoast's top golfers throughout his high school career. He shot a team-best 75 at this past fall's Class A, District 9 tournament to help the Falcons finish second.

Schoonover earned Home­Team Hot Shot of the Week honors in September thanks to a 5-under performance that helped Fivay beat Zephyrhills and Hudson.

• Sunlake K Connor Gilboy is headed to Florida as a preferred walk-on.

The senior two-sport standout had plenty of soccer options, including interest from Stanford and Wake Forest.

Gilboy set a Pasco County single-season record with 60 goals this past winter during the Seahawks' run to the Class 3A state semifinal. He also tallied 28 assists for 148 points — among the top statistical seasons in the country.

He earned first-team all-conference and all-North Suncoast honors as a kicker/punter. He averaged 33 yards per punt and booted one 58 yards. Gilboy also had 26 touchbacks on 53 kickoffs and hit seven field goals and 29 extra points.

• Wiregrass Ranch SS Michael Campoamor has orally committed to Furman. The 6-foot-, 165-pound junior had a solid sophomore season for Wiregrass. He batted .315 with 17 RBIs, a team-best nine doubles and a home run.

• Hernando CF Ashley Sims signed with Seminole State this week. The Leopard was an all-North Suncoast honorable mention as a junior thanks to a .397 average with eight RBIs and 24 runs scored. She also stole 33 bases. This spring, she's batting .357 and has already swiped seven bases.

Oldsmar Chr. Shootout

What: Inaugural two-day basketball shootout involving Oldsmar Christian, Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, Gainesville The Rock and Brandon Faith Baptist.

When: Today-Saturday

Notable: Andrew Wiggins, considered the top basketball recruit in the nation with college offers from Kentucky, Duke and Florida State, will be in town with Huntington Prep. The 6-foot-8 star is the son of former FSU star Mitchell Wiggins.

Today: The Rock vs. Faith Baptist, 6:30; Oldsmar Christian vs. Huntington Prep, 8

Saturday: Oldsmar vs. Faith Baptist, 2, followed by Huntington vs. The Rock

Tickets: $8

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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday’s game vs. Falcons

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Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

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