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  • Crystal River looks to end Tigers’ run at 12

    In this week’s high school football action, Crystal River hosts Dunnellon for the Pirates’ homecoming, while Lecanto and Seven Rivers Christian hit the road. Citrus has a bye.

    Dunnellon (3-1, 1-0 in District 5A-5) at Crystal River (1-2, 0-0), 7 p.m. 

  • Double trouble

    Sometimes it takes two to make a thing go right. For senior Dante White and junior Kobie Jones, the Dunnellon quarterback duo who are leading the formerly ground-and-pound Tigers into the spread era under first-year DHS head coach Price Harris, it helps to appreciate the virtues of sharing.

  • Pirates cruise to 4-0 with win over Panthers

    CRYSTAL RIVER — It was a comfortable day of golf for Isabeau Van Der Waal.

    The recent import golfer from Holland liked the fall feeling and shot a 53 on a cool windy day.

    Evidently, her Crystal River high school team had some of the same feelings. They boosted their record to 4-0 by beating Lecanto 221-247 Wednesday at the Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club.

  • Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

    A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race.

    That doesn’t mean it’s over.

  • Runner on a mission

    Some day, Cameron Grant may be piloting a billion dollar Air Force jet fighter on a dangerous combat mission for the United States of America.

    While gazing out into the wild, blue yonder, Grant may flashback to the days of running cross country at Citrus High School and coach James Martone’s comments on the importance of coaching.

  • Can’t wait for the cold

    The Yankees can continue to come on down to Florida, but Alyssa Weber is in search of some cold weather.

    The Citrus senior cross country runner is tired of all this sunshine and is seeking something with some snow.

    “I can’t wait to get out of Florida,” she said. “I want to go to someplace cold.”

    Weber has been to the state cross country meet three times and wants to go back to Tallahassee in November.

  • Settlement discussed in Winston case, no agreement

    TALLAHASSEE — There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her.

    Attorneys for both sides strongly disagree, however, on the details of the talks and who initiated them.

  • As juniors finish up, Fall Fest Tourney looms
  • Warriors swept on road

    The Seven Rivers Christian High School girl’s volleyball team fell in three sets to Northside Christian on Tuesday 25-15, 25-21 and 26-24. 

    Alyssa Gage led the Warriors on the road with 7 kills, 16 digs and 6 blocks, trailed by Julia Eckart with 6 kills, 2 digs and an ace. 

    Makayla Wallace finished with 4 kills, 10 digs and ace and 2 blocks. 

  • Tigers blanked by Pirates

    Dunnellon traveled to Crystal River Tuesday where the Pirates’ volleyball team improved to a 3-1 district record (12-5 overall) with a three-set win over the Tigers 25-10, 25-16 and 25-15.

    Cassidy Wardlow led the Pirates with 12 kills and 12 digs while Catie Eichler added 6 digs with 20 assists.