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  • Gulf's Madison Morlan played region semi despite injury

    Gulf junior Madison Morlan pitched most of her team’s region semifinal loss to Hernando with a torn ligament in her foot, coach Rick Hohenthaner said Wednesday. “In a strange way it makes it easier to accept the loss. We would’ve been done without her,” he said. The injury happened in ...
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    Wed. May 01, 2013 at 8:10 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region softball semifinals roundup: River Ridge doing everything right

    NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge earned its 5-0 win over Mitchell in Tuesday’s Class 6A region semifinal with the same formula it has used throughout a 17-game winning streak — strong offense, tight defense and dominant pitching. “It was a pretty perfect game,” ace Makenzie Goluba said. After struggling ...
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    Tue. April 30, 2013 at 10:36 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Softball region semifinal capsules

    North Suncoast: Softball region semifinal capsules Region softball semifinals 7 Tuesday night unless noted Class 6A: Mitchell (19-6) at River Ridge (27-1) Winner gets: Strawberry Crest/Bradenton Lakewood Ranch winner in Friday’s region final Skinny: The Royal Knights have cruised all season — including a 16-3 win over Sebring in the playoff opener. Ace Makenzie Goluba hasn’t ...
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    Mon. April 29, 2013 at 3:12 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region softball roundup: Hernando, Gulf to square off

    BROOKSVILLE — After slogging through five innings in Wednesday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal against Pasco, Hernando wanted to make a statement. “I think we really just wanted to send a message …not to take us lightly,” Leopards pitcher Courtney Riddle said. Pasco County heard it loud and clear. Hernando scored ...
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    Wed. April 24, 2013 at 10:05 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District softball roundup: Goluba boosts River Ridge from plate

    LAND O’LAKES — Makenzie Goluba, having lost a perfect game bid then the lead, savored the chance for redemption. And she jumped all over it. With River Ridge down a run, the bases loaded and two out Friday, Goluba clobbered a two-run single to give the Royal Knights a thrilling ...
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    Fri. April 19, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District softball roundup: River Ridge finally shakes off Land O'Lakes

    LAND O’LAKES — There were a couple of moments Wednesday when it looked like a monumental upset was possible. An early call took a run off the board for state-ranked River Ridge. Later with the margin 3-0 Land O’Lakes loaded the bases with no outs. But it takes more than ...
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    Wed. April 17, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: North Suncoast super seven, stats

    Softball super seven Records through Tuesday 1.  River Ridge (21-1): The Royal Knights again showed North Suncoast superiority, winning Hernando’s tournament and beating a powerful Countryside team in the process. 2. Hernando (15-3): No shame in a one-run loss to River Ridge at the Leopard Slam — and a 9-2 ...
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    Wed. April 03, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Gulf softball forfeits seven games for using ineligible player

    Gulf’s softball team has forfeited seven games after self-reporting the use of an academically ineligible player, according to a letter from the FHSAA to the district. The Florida High School Athletic Association ruled that one of Gulf’s coaches looked at the wrong set of grades while checking academic eligibility. "The ...
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    Tue. April 02, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Timely hits a boost for Gulf in Leopard Slam

    Softball: Timely hits a boost for Gulf in Leopard Slam BROOKSVILLE — In the quarterfinals of the Leopard Slam on Friday, Countryside advanced past Nature Coast 3-1. The Cougars will face Gulf, a 4-3 winner over Mitchell. In the nightcap, Mitchell led for 4 1/2 innings before a bases-clearing triple from Buccaneers sophomore Haley McCarthy in the bottom of the ...
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    Fri. March 29, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • North Suncoast: Softball stats, super seven

    Softball super seven 1. River Ridge (16-1): Even when the Royal Knights are off — like allowing four early runs against Wesley Chapel — they’re on. Melissa Moore led River Ridge to a 15-5, five-inning victory over the Wildcats. 2. Hernando (10-2): Few teams are hotter than the Leopards, who ...
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    Wed. March 20, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Zephyrhills wrangles tie for first in district

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Although they might have mentally put themselves there about an inning too soon, the Zephyrhills Bulldogs indeed are tied for first place. Zephyrhills handed Gulf its first District 5A-8 defeat Tuesday, although the Bucs made it interesting in the last at-bat. Gulf trailed 7-1 before getting ...
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    Tue. March 19, 2013 at 9:32 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: Gulf hangs on against Wiregrass

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Gulf’s perfect record against county opponents was tested but the Bucs scraped together enough offense for a 3-1 victory Thursday at Wiregrass Ranch. Held to one hit through six innings, Gulf (12-1) broke through in the seventh. But the visitors needed the help of a Wiregrass Ranch ...
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    Thu. March 14, 2013 at 11:13 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: North Suncoast Super 7, statistics

    Softball super seven Results through Tuesday 1. River Ridge (12-1): A 1-0 loss to Plant doesn’t hide the Royal Knights’ talent. River Ridge also knocked off Seminole and defending state champ Durant last week and blew out rival Mitchell 11-0 Tuesday. 2. Gulf (11-1): The Buccaneers seemed to have rebounded ...
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    Wed. March 13, 2013 at 6:35 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Gulf working toward strong finish

    Softball: Gulf working toward strong finish NEW PORT RICHEY — There’s a drill Gulf uses from time to time, where the Buccaneers’ defense must get 21 consecutive outs. Any error by any player, and the team must start over at zero. The pressure builds with each hit as the Bucs try to do what they could ...
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    Wed. Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:40 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times' all-Suncoast softball teams

    Player of the Year: Bianka Bell, Sr., Chamberlain Put a 34-inch Easton Synergy in Bell’s hands, and the term “softball” never seemed more contradictory. The line-drive homers, the scorching grounders capable of ripping off a shortstop’s glove, the laser-type comebackers to the circle — try ascertaining what’s soft about any ...
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    Wed. June 13, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. | Times Staff

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