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  • Lecanto XC teams win Pasco

    James Blevins
    Correspondent

    Citrus County prep cross country teams competed at two out-of-county meets last Saturday and brought home some hardware.

    Lecanto/CR at Pasco Invite
    Lecanto High School’s boys and girls teams won their respective meets at host Pasco’s Stephen Villareal Memorial Invitational held at Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City.

  • Pirates prevail

    C.J. Risak
    Correspondent

    INVERNESS — In a match where neither team led by more than six points, Crystal River had enough defense to take advantage of what few Citrus mistakes there were, outlasting the Hurricanes 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20 on Thursday at Citrus High School.

    Both teams are now 2-1 in what figures to be a very tight volleyball race in District 5A-6. Crystal River is 7-7 overall.

  • Windermere Prep blanks Warriors

    The Seven Rivers football team dressed just enough players to take the field Friday night in Orlando against a 40-man Windermere Prep squad and the result was a 45-0 loss for the Warriors.

    Seven Rivers was forced to punt on its opening possession of the game and the Lakers found the end zone two plays later for a quick lead. The deficit grew to 28-0 by the end of the first quarter and Windermere Prep took a 36-0 lead into halftime.

    The Lakers tacked on nine more points in the second half as the continuous clock was put into play.

  • Dunnellon rolls in district opener 27-6

    John Boothe
    Correspondent

    ALACHUA — A week after Santa Fe lost its district opener in an overtime thriller, Dunnellon had a simple formula Friday night to ensure the Raiders slipped a little farther down the league standings.

    On nearly 57 percent of their offensive snaps, the visiting Tigers fed the ball to junior running back Bubba Sims, who rolled up 196 yards and two touchdowns, as Dunnellon claimed its first District 5-5A win in a convincing 27-6 victory.

  • Lecanto runs out of steam

    HUDSON — The Lecanto football team must have been watching tapes of the lightning fast, up tempo offense Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly brought with him from the University of Oregon to the NFL.

    The Panthers used a total of four minutes in the first quarter to blitz host Fivay en route to a 14-3 lead.

    But a foot injury to sophomore quarterback Travis McGee short-circuited the highly potent attack long enough for the opposing Falcons to regain their footing in a 35-20 win over Lecanto on Friday night in Hudson.

  • Citrus opens district action with dominating 63-7 performance

    INVERNESS — Citrus wanted to send a message to its district Friday in its first game against Ocala Forest in 11 years.

    Message received. The Hurricanes (4-0, 1-0 in 6A-5) outgained the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) by 492 yards in upending their 6A-5 opponent 63-7 at the Citrus Bowl.
     

  • Citrus edges rivals for golf championship

    Carl McDermott
    Correspondent

    CRYSTAL RIVER — On a day when autumn felt like it was going to make an appearance, the girl’s golf teams from the three county high schools met at Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club to determine the county champion. In a closely contested match, where the difference between first and third was only four strokes, the Citrus Hurricanes came out on top with a score of 419 over 18 holes. Crystal River followed with a 422 and Lecanto was one back with a 423.

  • Bumping for position

    C.J. Risak
    Correspondent

    INVERNESS — In a match in which neither team led by more than six points, Crystal River had enough defense to take advantage of what few Citrus mistakes there were, outlasting the Hurricanes 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20 on Thursday at Citrus High School.

    Both teams are now 2-1 in what figures to be a very tight volleyball race in District 5A-6. Crystal River is 7-7 overall.

  • Uncanny ability helps Pollard boost CR

    His coaches said there was a mythology surrounding Tyler Pollard before he even got to Crystal River High School.

    Pirates linebacker coach Randy Wardlow recognized his talents back in Pop Warner ball and, while playing for the Crystal River Middle Bearcats, Pollard was trusted to make his own defensive calls on the field.

  • District football starts

    Forest Wildcats (Ocala) (1-2, 0-0 in 6A-5) at Citrus Hurricanes (3-0, 0-0 in 6A-5), 7:30 p.m. tonight

    For a Citrus team almost exclusively focused on advancing to the playoffs, its 3-0 start reads like an encouraging preseason campaign. Tonight is when it really starts to count.