Local Sports

  • Warriors head back to Mount Dora Saturday night

    The Seven Rivers Christian at Mount Dora Christian football game Friday night was rained out.

    The key Sunshine State Athletic Conference Coastal-Orange Division contest will now be played tonight at 7 p.m. in Mount Dora.

    — From staff reports

  • Panthers slip past Umatilla

    Andrew Caplan

    Staff Writer

    Lecanto Panther quarterback Travis McGee was anything but perfect Friday night, but he came through when his team needed him most. 

    The Panthers (1-0) defeated the Umatilla Bulldogs (0-1) 27-20 in the season opener, in hopes of improving from last year’s 5-5 record.

  • Hurricanes fall big in season opener

    David Pieklik


    INVERNESS — Citrus was outmuscled and outplayed at home in its football season opener Friday night, losing 30-0 against Lyman.

  • Takeaway Tigers

    DUNNELLON — The Dunnellon football team forced a pair of fourth-quarter takeaways in the Crystal River backfield to secure a 23-6 

    season-opening victory versus the Pirates at Ned Love Field on Friday.

    The win marks the Tigers’ 14th in a row against their Citrus County rival.

  • Florida Gators to play 2 quarterbacks in season opener

    GAINESVILLE — Florida's quarterback competition will stretch into the season.

    New Gators coach Jim McElwain said Thursday that sophomore Treon Harris and redshirt freshman Will Grier will both play in the team's Sept. 5 season opener against New Mexico State.

  • Tampa Bay bullpen helps end Twins' 6-game winning streak

    ST. PETERSBURG — Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota's six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night.

    The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.

  • CR sweeps Warriors

    C.J. Risak


    LECANTO — It’s a learning process.

    That’s what Seven Rivers Christian’s volleyball season is going to be, more so than at other county school, because the Warriors’ lineup is both young and in the process of being rebuilt. What they might want to avoid, however, is too often having a team the caliber of Crystal River doing the teaching.

  • Local high school football teams hit the field Friday

    Area teams kick off their regular season tonight in prep football action. While Citrus and Lecanto open at home, Crystal River looks to snap a 13-game losing streak to Dunnellon, and Seven Rivers Christian seeks a head start on the Sunshine State Conference playoff hunt.

    Crystal River Pirates at Dunnellon Tigers, 7:30 p.m.

  • Who’s No. 1?

    Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy.

    Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: there just isn’t a clear-cut No. 1 this year.

  • Yeldon yearns to finally take a hit

    JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon hasn’t been hit in more than two weeks.

    Now that the rookie is no longer wearing a non-contact jersey, it’s only a matter of time.

    A few days really.