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  • Bucs beat Panthers 17-14 on last-second field goal by Aguayo

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roberto Aguayo kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 on Monday night.

    Aguayo had missed from 33 and 46 yards earlier in the game and was just 3 of 7 on field goals this season before the winning kick.

    Jameis Winston was 18 of 30 for 219 yards and a touchdown, and led a 66-yard drive to get the Buccaneers (2-3) into field goal range. A costly 15-yard facemask penalty on Kony Ealy hurt the Panthers.

  • Senior Night sweep for CR

    CRYSTAL RIVER — With a week before district volleyball tournament action gets underway, one county team looked ready for the second season on Monday night, while the other has a lot to work on in the practices leading up to the postseason.

    Crystal River jumped out to leads of 10-1, 10-2 and 10-1 on its way to a convincing sweep of Seven Rivers Christian on Senior Night for the Pirates, 25-11, 25-11, 25-9.

  • Pirates’ streak ends at 7

    Andy Villamarzo 


    BROOKSVILLE — Crystal River’s streak of seven district championships in boys golf came to a screeching halt Monday evening at the Class 2A-

    District 7 meet held at World Woods in northern Hernando County. 

  • AD: LSU won’t lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida

    BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU won’t give up a home game later this season to make up a game at Florida that was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, athletic director Joe Alleva said Monday, further minimizing the possibility that the traditional rivalry game will be played at all.

    “One thing we’re going to hold very firm on is we have a home game on Nov. 19 — and we’re going to have a home game on Nov. 19,” Alleva said. “We’re not going to change that situation.”

  • Citrus girls claim Hernando-Citrus title

    Danny Aiello

    For the Chronicle

    BROOKSVILLE — McKethan Park proved to be a home away from home for the Citrus Lady Hurricanes, who blew past the competition to claim the Hernando-Citrus Invitational title. While Hurricane Matthew delayed the meet until Monday, a Citrus squad paced by first-place finisher Jillian Felton was able to edge second place Lecanto 55-62. 

  • Yoakam continues Mod Mini dominance

    Kimberly Common

    For the Chronicle

    Doing what he knows best, Robbie Yoakam continued his win streak Saturday night at Citrus County Speedway after logging his sixth Mod Mini feature win in as many events.

    The veteran driver has won multiple championships throughout his racing career and made winning look easy after starting from mid-way in the 21-car field.

  • Winston looks to take advantage of leaky ‘D’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to take advantage of what has suddenly become an uncharacteristically leaky Carolina Panthers defense tonight.

    The Panthers, a top-10 ranked defense in each of the past four seasons, allowed Matt Ryan to throw for a franchise-record 503 yards and Julio Jones to rack up 300 yards receiving in last week’s 48-33 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

  • Warriors wrap up division title

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.


    On Saturday, Seven Rivers Christian traveled to Lakeland-Santa Fe Catholic and came away with a 56-14 victory that clinched a perfect 3-0 mark in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference’s Coral Orange division.

    “It was the first time this season that we played a complete game,” Seven Rivers head coach Ray Greene said. “It was the first time we had everybody back healthy.

  • Discher’s progress key for Pirates during undefeated regular season

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.


    Crystal River’s girls golf team completed its regular season at 10-0, and there are plenty of reasons for that success up and down the lineup.

    Senior Brooke Discher has certainly been among them. Playing out of the number two spot in the lineup, she has averaged 51 this season, a significant improvement from her junior year.

  • Pirates cage Panthers

    David Pieklik

    Chronicle Correspondent

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Crystal River dominated Lecanto on its home field Saturday night, making for a memorable 35-7 senior night district match win to clinch the county championship.