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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Girls Varsity Basketball beats Dunnellon 70 – 50
The Eagles hosted a tough Dunnellon Tigers team in a Monday night match-up. Springstead had tough defense and scoring efficiency leading at the end of all 4 quarters. The Eagles posted a school team record of “Most Assists in a Game” with 23. Addy Osborne had the game...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Girls Soccer Kick Off
Sophomore Sofia Bonilla is playing soccer on Sunlake’s varsity girls soccer team. The girls started off the season in their preseason classic against Academy of the Holy Names. The girls came out on top with two wins and a total of seven goals. Sofia is very excited to be starting the season. She said, “I love to be on the team because of the spirit our team has and how we all support each other. It feels so great to win games, especially starting the season, because it motivates us to keep going.” When asked what she is most excited for in Sunlake soccer, Sofia said “…hopefully we make it as far as we did last year, if not farther, which makes me most excited.” Sofia, along with the rest of the team, is extremely excited to see where this season takes her.
Oscar Kean: From Uncoordinated to Slugger
When Oscar Kean was signed up for baseball when he was four years old, he was not exactly the most coordinated. Though this was understandable for someone his age, the now six-year-old Spring Hill Dixie League baseball player has quickly developed a skill for the sport. The Dixie League athlete helped his Spring Hill Florida Gators 6U team to a 7-4-1 record during the 2023 season that ended on Nov. 11.
Soaring into Soccer Season
Soccer season at Sunlake High School has begun and the Lady Seahawks are off to a great start. Their win against Steinbrenner marked their third win of the season, and kept them undefeated. Junior Claudia Montealegre is on the varsity team and shares that “…The game showed our team’s work ethic and perseverance, and I think we worked really hard to beat Steinbrenner.” The Seahawks have had some great seasons in the past, and the team has confidence in their skill that they will continue to do well. Claudia says, “…We’ve had a great start to our season and I’m honestly not surprised. Our team has been incredibly dedicated and serious about all our games.” The team’s main goal is to make it to states and they believe they can accomplish that with the right mindset.
Henry Goes Above and Beyond for NHS
On Monday November 6th, Sunlake High School held their signing for National Honors Society, also known as NHS. An NHS signing is an initiation ceremony where extraordinary high school students are chosen. During the ceremony, students are called to a stage to sign an initiation book and receive an award. To be chosen, students must go above and beyond based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Senior Henry Bourtman received the honor of being elected to the National Honors Society. In Henry’s own words, he said, “NHS is a great club to be in because it leads you to opportunities for colleges, like scholarships. At the ceremony itself, it was fun to have my family and friends be there to watch me succeed.” What motivated Henry to apply for the NHS was the college opportunities that could be provided by being in it. What mostly helped Henry stand out to the National Honors Society was leadership, service, and character. He stated, “I got nominated from probably being in Student Council, Key Club, and a lot of other extracurriculars. Also what I do outside of school, whether if it’s playing hockey or volunteering.” Henry felt enlightened and honored to be called up to receive the award in front of his peers.
Vote: Who is the 2023 North Suncoast Football Player of the Year?
Needing to make a key play on either side of the ball or leading their respective team to the playoffs, it was a great statistical season overall for players on the North Suncoast. From quarterbacks to running backs to defensive linemen and linebackers, there was plenty to get excited about if you ...