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  • Spring football: Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28

    At Central Score Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28 Spring game-breakers: With the Barons trailing in the second quarter 7-0, but starting with good field position at the Central 31, they took four plays to reach the end zone. Seve Saganowich connected on a 19-yard touchdown to tight end Shea ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:12 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Spring football: Gainesville Eastside 6, Land O‚ÄôLakes 0

    At Gainesville Score Eastside 6, Land O’Lakes 0 Spring game-breakers: Both teams played in a defensive battle that lasted almost the entire game until the 2:17 mark of the fourth quarter. That’s when Eastside quarterback KJ Minter scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. The Gators, however, denied the Rams on ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 10:28 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Spring football: Crystal River 42, Ridgewood 0

    At Crystal River Crystal River 42, Ridgewood 0 Spring game-breakers: On the first Crystal River drive, Ridgewood put itself in position to make a stop on fourth and 25 as Sean Brower recorded a sack for a loss of 10 yards on second down. Then Javon Wright broke up a ...
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    Fri. May 15, 2015 at 10:50 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Region baseball: Citrus 5, Dunedin 4

    INVERNESS — Entering the bottom of the sixth inning of Fridays night’s Class 5A region final against Citrus, Dunedin had shut out opponents for 17 innings dating to the region quarterfinal. But Citrus scored five runs in the final two innings for a 5-4 walk-off victory. “Citrus battled, and they ...
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    Fri. May 08, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Region softball: Belleview 1, River Ridge 0

    BELLEVIEW — Coming into Friday’s game, River Ridge and Belleview had success in recent years. The Royal Knights had made three region final appearances since 2012. Belleview was seeking its third trip to states in that same span.  Both teams played hard, but it was the Royal Knights’ inability to ...
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    Fri. May 01, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Gainesville 24, Mitchell 17

    GAINESVILLE — Mitchell fought all the way to the end in a physical contest, but fell 24-17 in a Class 6A region quarterfinal to Gainesville on a chilly Friday night.  Big plays and missed opportunities hurt the Mustangs. Gainesville (6-5) had an interception return for a touchdown, a goal-line stand ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:38 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Region volleyball: Sunlake regroups, wins in five

    BELLEVIEW — Before the biggest match of her life, Kelsey Riquelme ran a half mile and ate yogurt to keep loose and focused. It paid off for her and her teammates as Sunlake will head to the state final four after a five-set victory (25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 24-26, 15-9) over ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 6:56 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Nature Coast 24, Lake Weir 17

    CANDLER — Nature Coast overcame a lackluster first half and exploded for 21 points in the second half en route to a 24-17 road victory over Lake Weir to preserve a winning season. The Sharks (6-4) overcame three first-half turnovers that set the Hurricanes up in Nature Coast territory, but ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Nature Coast 58, Weeki Wachee 7

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast routed county rival Weeki Wachee 58-7 at the Shark Tank on Friday night. The Sharks (5-4, 4-2) also got help from Pasco’s 35-34 thrilling overtime victory over Zephyrhills, which puts the Sharks in a three-way tiebreaker for the runnerup spot in 5A-6 on Monday for a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:54 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: South Sumter 48, Nature Coast 15

    BUSHNELL — South Sumter proved it is head-over-heels above every team in Class 5A, District 6 with a 48-15 rout of Nature Coast at Raider Field, all but sealing its 17th district title in 21 years. The Raiders (8-0, 5-0) scored six rushing touchdowns with their fast-paced attack and one ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Ocala Trinity Catholic 28, Jesuit 7

    OCALA — Jesuit squeaked out a 36-34 win last season over Trinity Catholic, but the Celtics turned the tables Friday night with a convincing victory. Trinity stymied the Tigers with offense, defense, and special teams. Jesuit only had 159 total yards while giving up 313, including 201 rushing. The Tigers ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: South Sumter 14, Pasco 6

    BUSHNELL — The Pasco Pirates fought hard for 48 minutes against the top-ranked team in Class 5A, South Sumter, but came up short in a rainy game delayed for 30 minutes by lightning. The game was a key 5A, District 6 contest. Key drives: The Pirates embarked on a six-play, ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 45, Ocala Trinity Catholic 42

    OCALA — Clearwater Central Catholic (No. 1 in Class 3A) traveled north and edged out Ocala Trinity Catholic (No. 4 in 3A) 45-42 in a shootout Friday night. The Marauders (4-0) trailed four times in the game but found a way to overcome those deficits. Trailing 28-24 early in the ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Nature Coast 56, Central 7

    BROOKSVILLE — The Nature Coast Sharks got off to a fast start and never looked back en route to a 42-0 halftime lead, as they routed the Central Bears, 56-7, at a rainy “Bears Den.” The Sharks (1-2, 1-0) played well overall on all sides of the ball. The Sharks ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Hudson 42, Weeki Wachee 28

    WEEKI WACHEE —Two North Suncoast teams met at the Hornets’ Nest in a high-scoring affair Friday. The Cobras (2-1), behind good blocking from their offensive line, controlled the line of scrimmage in scoring four rushing touchdowns. Hudson trailed 21-7 after the Hornets’ Chance Macchione picked up a fumble and sprinted ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:27 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

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