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  • These softball players swing mighty mean bats

    These softball players swing mighty mean bats For years, the long ball might as well have been an ancient artifact in softball, a rare find in a game dominated by power pitchers.  After all, there were plenty of aces in the bay area who wielded the most important weapon in the sport — speed. When they were ...
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    Mon. Feb. 09, 2015 at 8:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tampa Bay district boys basketball preview

    Tampa Bay district boys basketball preview This week’s district boys basketball tournaments will feature an eclectic mix: the brand-name teams, the underdogs, the overlooked and the never-saw-it-coming. For those who crave upsets, look no further than the No. 3 seeds, the teams that just missed out on securing one of the two coveted spots in the ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Host Hernando boys, Central girls reach finals

    BROOKSVILLE — Last weekend, Hernando suffered difficult losses in the Nature Coast Christmas Tournament on the way to a fourth-place finish. The reinvigorated Leopards returned home Friday to face Chamberlain in the semifinals of their home tournament, the Hernando Holiday Classic, and the team delivered with a 59-52 victory. “It ...
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    Fri. Jan. 02, 2015 at 10:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Zephyrhills, Land O‚ÄôLakes win in Nature Coast tournament

    BROOKSVILLE — Zephyrhills continued its renaissance season Monday during the boys’ basketball Nature Coast Christmas Tournament. With a spot in the championship game on the line, the Bulldogs had their hands full with Class 8A Alonso. Falling behind 14-6 in the first quarter, Zephyrhills bounced back to earn a 47-42 ...
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    Mon. Dec. 29, 2014 at 11:42 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Nature Coast 69, Hernando 64 (OT)

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast has been at the pinnacle of North Suncoast hoops for the past decade, but on paper, the team seemed vulnerable coming into this season. At the expense of their county and Class 5A, District 7 rival Hernando, the Sharks sent a message in their opener Friday ...
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    Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Football: Hernando 19, Springstead 17

    BROOKSVILLE — In his first season as coach at Hernando, Bill Vonada hadn’t experienced much success, but his players had shown growth. His team responded on Thursday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium as Vonada faced the team he coached for 15 years, and his former defensive coordinator, Springstead coach ...
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    Thu. Nov. 06, 2014 at 10:32 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • 5A region volleyball: Robinson sweeps; Sunlake prevails

    5A region volleyball: Robinson sweeps; Sunlake prevails ST. PETERSBURG — When it comes to playoff experience, Robinson has plenty while Boca Ciega has little. That difference showed Tuesday night in the Class 5A region semifinals. While the Knights weren’t at the top of their game, it was still enough to get past the Pirates 25-17, 25-22, 25-21. ...
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    Tue. Nov. 04, 2014 at 9:08 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Sunday Morning QB: A triple shot of tiebreakers

    Sunday Morning QB: A triple shot of tiebreakers Co-teams of the week Gulf: The Buccaneers have relied on an explosive offense that is averaging 37 points per game during their seven-game win streak. But it was the defense that carried Gulf in a 36-19 win over Wesley Chapel that clinched the Buccaneers’ first playoff berth since 2008. Gulf ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 10:21 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Hernando 29, Central 6

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando (2-6, 2-4) shrugged off a slow start to defeat its county rival convincingly Friday night at the Bear Den. Play of the game: After a scoreless first quarter, Hernando found the end zone on a 59-yard run by D’Angelo Fagin for a 7-0 advantage over the Bears ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region volleyball: First playoff win in the books for Sunlake

    LAND O’LAKES — First district title and now a first playoff victory. Sunlake’s impressive finish to Wednesday’s 25-22, 25-22, 25-13 Class 5A region quarterfinal win over Weeki Wachee has the Seahawks aiming pretty high. “Definitely, we can make it to the final four,” said Sarah Sprague, the senior who put ...
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    Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 at 9:34 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Seven in a row? Pasco presently dominates 9-Mile War

    Seven in a row? Pasco presently dominates 9-Mile War DADE CITY — Tom McHugh doesn’t like to talk much about Pasco High School’s six-year dominance of neighborhood rival Zephyrhills. The longtime Pirates football coach instead prefers to keep things in the present — as in Friday, when Pasco (5-3, 3-2 Class 5A, District 6) hosts the Bulldogs (7-1, 4-1) ...
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    Tue. Oct. 28, 2014 at 1:01 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Football: Zephyrhills 56, Hernando 34

    BROOKSVILLE — If there were any concerns about Zephyrhills looking ahead to next week’s Nine-Mile War rivalry game with Pasco, it didn’t show Friday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium during a 56-34 victory over Class 5A, District 6 opponent Hernando. After receiving the opening kickoff when the Leopards (1-6, ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District volleyball roundup: Sunlake nabs first title

    District volleyball roundup: Sunlake nabs first title  HUDSON — The first district championship in Sunlake history wasn’t going to come easy. Not only were the Seahawks facing the defending champ in Thursday night’s Class 5A, District 8 final, they were doing it on Fivay’s home court. In the end, Sunlake pushed aside the odds to repeat what ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District volleyball roundup: Hernando, Weeki Wachee back in final

    ZEPHYRHILLS — There will be a rematch for the Class 5A, District 7 title after Tuesday’s semifinal wins by defending champion Hernando and Weeki Wachee, last year’s runnerup. The Leopards and Hornets play for the title Thursday night at 7. Hernando (15-3) rallied from a game down for a 12-25, ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 10:08 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Football: Pasco 24, Hernando 2

    DADE CITY — With starting quarterback Grant Starling sidelined with an ankle injury, Pasco rode running back Jakiah Felder to a 24-2 win over Hernando. Felder gashed the defense of the Leopards (1-5, 1-3 Class 5A-6) for 195 yards on 28 carries to help set up all three scored drives ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:36 a.m. | Jeff Odom

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