Wesley Chapel hires Bruce Patterson to take over football program
WESLEY CHAPEL — Bruce Patterson has been a part of a few rebuilding projects the past few years, serving as an assistant coach on two of the most stunning turnarounds in Pasco County football history. But now, as the head guy, he’ll be tackling arguably his biggest turnaround challenge...
Florida teen Yavorsky takes Team Championship Fish-Off lead at Harris Chain of Lakes
LEESBURG, Fla. — Aaron Yavorsky only needs one more day of solid fishing to write his name in the B.A.S.S. record books. Yavorksy, a 17-year-old high school senior from Palm Harbor, Fla, caught five bass weighing a whopping 30 pounds, 7 ounces Friday on Day 1 of the 2023 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off. It was a phenomenal haul that gave him nearly a 16-pound lead on the closest of the five other anglers in the field.
Trash talk, postgame fights mar Pasco County’s All-Star football game
SUNLAKE — More than 80 of Pasco County's best and brightest seniors came together at Sunlake High School on Friday to compete in, for most, their last game ever. Without state championships at stake like the one being played in Tallahassee the same weekend, personal pride and emotions proved to be a volatile mix in the ninth edition of the all-star battle, won by the East squad 31-13 over the West.
No place like home
Shannon Aitken shrugs off her accolades. While her awards and accomplishments decorate her office at Steinbrenner High, that’s still a lot of shrugging by the Warriors girls soccer coach. “A lot of people even say, you should (talk about your soccer accomplishments) more, but I don’t know — I...
Eagles Start Slow, Win Big Over Sharks
On Tuesday night, the Springstead Eagles (3-3) downed the Nature Coast Tech Sharks (2-1) by a commanding score of 54-35 at Greg O’Connell Court. The way the game began, it did not look promising for the home team. If anything, it appeared the visitors might run away with the contest, but the Eagles did not let that happen. Springstead Head Coach Matt McGarry was pleased with how his squad trusted the process, which allowed them to flip the script just before the break and continue dominating throughout the second half.
Florida High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Pasco County Today - December 7
High school basketball is happening today in Pasco County, Florida, and information on these games is available below, if you're searching for how to stream them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Pasco County, Florida...
Strawberry Crest GIRLS Basketball Team Drops Second in a Row
Crest started 2-0, but is at .500 after losing to Armwood and then Steinbrenner on Monday. The Steinbrenner Warriors won the opening tip-off and instantly got to the free-throw line. It didn’t stop there as the Warriors went on a 6-0 run and the Chargers turned the ball over four possessions in a row. Katya King scored the first basket for the Chargers after an offensive rebound and putback. The Warriors followed with an offensive rebound and put back for number 44 and Crest took a timeout with 4:59 left in the first with the score sitting at 8-2 in favor of the Warriors.
Community Connection: Highlighting Bay City Flyers and CrossFit in Lando Lakes
Explore the vibrant community of Lando Lakes, where fitness and aviation enthusiasts come together. Get a glimpse of the CrossFit on Fuego gym and the Bay City Flyers, a Radio Flyer Aviation club, both integral parts of this thriving neighborhood in Pasco County, Florida.
Pasco’s best football players to square off
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and its Pasco County All-Star Football Classic is back to its usual date, returning this year to Sunlake High School for a 7 p.m. showdown Friday, Dec. 8, featuring the best players from the east and west sides of the county squaring off. Last year’s...
Grant Thornton Invitational sparks memories from mixed-team champions
Editor's note: This article initially ran on the LPGA Tour's website. To see the full article click here. It won’t be the first time. When some of the best LPGA Tour players tee off with their partners from the PGA TOUR in the Grant Thornton Invitational, the only mixed-team event on either tour, it will spark a lot of memories from veterans. For as unique as the Grant Thornton format is to those playing, this isn’t the first time that pros from both tours have competed as teammates.
Girls JV Basketball beats Nature Coast Technical 46 – 8
Last night the Eagles took on the Sharks and came out victoriously winning 46-8. The scrappy Springstead defense held Nature Coast to just 2 points in the first half. This win was a team effort on both ends of the floor. Each girl got in and played agressive and strong.
TAMPA BAY TODAY – DEC 8
It is always welcome when a horse to watch shows up in the race of the day in Oldsmar and Heavenly Appointed (4-1) fills that bill nicely. She made the last when after her promising debut at Delaware when Jorge Ruiz left the Point of Entry filly with too much to do.
Sunlake girls XC brings home state trophy
The Sunlake High Girls Cross Country Team nearly completed a perfect postseason, being crowned District and Regional Champs, while finishing as the Class 4A state runner-up at the championship run on Nov. 17 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. In a 5,000-meter run (3.1 miles) featuring 230 runners, Sunlake was...
Bryce Reeves Takes Stride at State Championship
On November 17th, the Sunlake High School cross country teams attended the FHSAA State Championship. Although the boys’ team did not do as well as they had hoped, they “…showed up and performed to the best of their ability given the circumstances,” according to senior Bryce Reeves. Reeves has been running competitively since seventh grade. He played soccer at a young age, but he was not truly interested in sports until his father, who is the coach of the boys’ team, encouraged him into cross country.
TAMPA BAY TODAY – DEC 9
A pair of state-bred sprint stakes at 7 furlongs tops today’s docket in Oldsmar, so pair in fact that trainers and riders are shipping north from Gulfstream to get the money. The first of the pair is the Marion County Florida Sire Sprint and the last time Dean Delivers...
Collard Open To Ring In New Year at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club
Land O’ Lakes Golf Club will host its annual Collar Open on New Year’s Day with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The 2-player Captain’s Choice tournament on Jan. 1, 2024 is open to the first 50 teams to register and will be flighted after the round. Entry fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners.
Girls JV Basketball beats Weeki Wachee 47 – 33
The Springstead JV opened up at home against conference foe Weeki Wachee 47-33. The scrappy young squad came out on fire offensively and played tenacios defense. Leading the way for the Eagles was Arianna Brookins with 14 points and 7 steals. Other contributors were Michelle Ramirez-Hoyos with 12 points and 9 rebounds, Brooke Smith with 4 points and 9 rebounds, and Johanny Marrero with 10 points and 2 assists.
Gavin’s Long Week
Gavin Mlinar, a sophomore at Sunlake High School, had a pretty chill and average week leading up to thanksgiving break. Gavin ended his relaxing weekend by getting ahead on his homework for the new week and watching the Packer’s vs Steelers NFL football game. Gavin said, “I had such a relaxing weekend I didn’t want to go to school.” After a long day of being back to school, Gavin had a Sunlake baseball game against Anclote High School, in which they won. He had another Sunlake baseball game going against Cypress High School on the Wednesday of that week. Gavin and his teammates were all very prepared after practicing two hours after school on Tuesday; unfortunately the poor weather caused the game to be canceled. Thursday, he had studied for a unit test for English, which he was quite worried about. He said, ” I don’t know why I was so worried about the test; it ended up being pretty easy.” Finally, it was Friday, the end of the long school week. Gavin and his close friends went to go watch the new movie “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” They all ended the long week by having a sleepover and watching college football the following morning.
Dive into Fun and Safety: Swim Lessons for Ages 6-12 at Hernando County YMCA
Attention all young swimmers! The Hernando County YMCA is proud to announce the upcoming event, HC - Swim Lessons for ages 6-12: Stage 1, 2 & 3. This is an excellent opportunity for children in this age group to enhance their swimming skills, learn water safety, and have fun!
Abigail Williams: Senior at States
Sunlake’s very own girls cross country team just recently won their regional championship. This means that they are making their way up and heading to states. Senior Abigail Williams is one of the dedicated members of the cross country team who is feeling the pressure of having to attend states yet another year. “States is always very nerve wracking because there are very high stakes. The competition is strong. All the top teams are targeting each other, trying to place as high as they can,” Abigail explained. There was a mixture of many different emotions at states, ranging from stress and fear to excitement and fun. Abigail had a great time knowing they had made it as far as they did and that she had such an amazing team that was coming along with her to states. “I was joking around with my team and even on the line when everything was serious. I was thinking of them and how I needed to race as best as I could for them,” she pointed out.