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  • Born into golf

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.: Chronicle correspondent

    BROOKSVILLE — It may sound clichéd to say a golfer grew up on the course. But for Cameron Wyckoff, that statement comes with a large degree of truth.

    The Lecanto senior has an exceptionally close connection to World Woods Golf Club, where the Panthers have played their home matches in recent seasons.

  • Sanchez hits 17th homer in 42 games, Yankees beat Rays 5-3

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rookie slugger Gary Sanchez hit his 17th homer in 42 games this season, a three-run shot in a four-run seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night.

    The banged-up Yankees began play 4 1/2 games behind Baltimore and Toronto for the two AL wild cards. New York would also have to jump over Seattle, Houston and Detroit to earn a postseason berth.

  • ’Canes win by stroke over Lecanto in boys golf

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.


    BROOKSVILLE — The combination of a rain storm and some Hurricanes proved too much for the Lecanto boys golf team to overcome Tuesday afternoon.

    Hosting county-rival Citrus on a slick Rolling Oaks course at World Woods Golf Club, the Panthers lost by the slimmest of margins, 183-184.

  • Veteran Pirates top Lecanto in girls golf

    C.J. Risak


    HERNANDO — One team has experience built around an all senior and junior cast, the other has no seniors and only two juniors, with limited experience.

    Which makes it understandable why the score of Tuesday’s girls golf dual match between Lecanto and Crystal River ended with the Pirates on top, 218-260.

  • Citrus’ Felton, Hensley breeze to county titles

    Colleen Bennett


    LECANTO — Despite a nearly 95-degree afternoon run on a brand new course, Citrus High School’s Jillian Felton came in nearly a minute and a half ahead of her nearest competitor Tuesday at the Citrus County Cross Country Championships at Warrior Park on Tuesday.

  • Friday Night Rewind: League play underway

    The first week of league play let some teams know where they stand moving forward nearing the midway point of the year.

    Seven Rivers Christian vowed to bounce back after back-to-back losses — and they did. The Warriors (2-2) beat Zephyrhills Christian Academy on the road in a close 23-19 matchup.

  • Seidenstucker makes all-around difference

    C.J. Risak


    Last year, Seven Rivers Christian’s volleyball team suffered through a down season, absorbing its first losing season at 6-19 since Wanda Grey became coach in 2012. One major reason was its anemic attack — no one averaged four kills a match, and the team’s kill average was just .189.

  • Wilson earns Pure Stock win

    Kimberly Common

    For the Chronicle

    Last week, Sport Wilson was awarded the win in the Pure Stock division by virtue of the disqualification of James Holly in the mandatory post-race technical inspection. This week, Wilson earned the win by his own accord.

  • No. 19 Gators turn to ex-Purdue QB Appleby

    GAINESVILLE — Florida quarterback Austin Appleby has starting experience, even in hostile environments.

    More valuable for the fifth-year senior: His defense leads the nation in points (4.7), yards (129.7) and sacks (16). So the 19th-ranked Gators might not need Appleby to do too much at No. 14 Tennessee on Saturday.

  • Buried in the desert

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals looked like the team they are supposed to be, often at the expense of Jameis Winston.

    Carson Palmer threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cardinals intercepted Winston four times in a 40-7 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

    Marcus Cooper, acquired for a conditional draft pick in a trade with Kansas City on Sept. 2, had two interceptions, returning the second 60 yards for a score. Winston also fumbled the ball away once.