Local Sports

  • Panthers claim wild one

    C.J. Risak


  • A quick, but invaluable trip to state tennis

    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — The luck of the draw wasn’t on the side of Lecanto freshman Malik Tahiri and sophomore Jackson King at the FHSAA Class 3A State Tennis Finals. Neither was the luck of the re-draw, for that matter.

    Tahiri was matched up against one of the top players in the country to open singles play Monday at Sanlando Park and dropped a quick 6-0, 6-0 decision to Notre Dame-bound and No. 1 seed William Howells of Olympic Heights in Boca Raton.

  • Warriors roll into 2A-5 semis with 16-0 triumph

    Andy Villamarzo


    ST. PETERSBURG — Seven Rivers Christian made easy work of Keswick Christian in Monday evening’s opening round of the District 2A-5 softball tournament, as the Warriors rolled past the Crusaders 16-0 in three innings.

  • Orioles hit 3 HRs off Archer

    BALTIMORE — Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop also went deep, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on a cold, damp Monday night at Camden Yards.

    All three home runs were off Chris Archer (2-1), who gave up five runs, six hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander didn’t allow a long ball in his previous four starts this season.

  • Door-to-door racing action at Citrus County Speedway

    Kimberly Kelly

    For the Chronicle

  • Let the games begin

    C.J. Risak


    Since mid-February, four teams at four schools in the county have honed and refined and sharpened their skills with this single common thought in mind: Let the benefits of those efforts surface this week.

  • Citrus County netters set to invade state tennis

    Starting Monday, athletes from Citrus County could be competing in the FHSAA State Tennis Finals for four days in a row at various locations in Central Florida.

    The Class 3A meet begins Monday, with a pair of Lecanto boys in action at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.

  • Rays drop rare home series to Houston

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was difficult, but the AL West-leading Houston Astros won their first series at Tampa Bay in nearly a decade.

    Brian McCann and Yuli Gurriel both had RBI singles in the 10th inning, and the Astros rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Rays 6-4 on Sunday.

    "That was a pretty rewarding win for this team," Astros manager A.J.Hinch said.

  • Beltran homers, Astros come back to beat Rays 6-3

    ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Beltran, playing three days before his 40th birthday, led off the second inning with his 423rd home run, and the Houston Astros rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Friday night.

    Beltran homered off Alex Cobb (1-2) and also singled in the fourth as the Astros won for the ninth time in 11 games. With 1,040 extra-base hits, Beltran is one behind Pete Rose for third among switch-hitters behind Eddie Murray (1,099) and Chipper Jones (1,055).

  • Summer on water leads Zakaria to Stetson

    C.J. Risak


    How does one go from complete lack of interest to borderline obsession?