Local Sports

  • Lecanto physicals scheduled for July 29

    Lecanto High School will be having their all-sports physicals on Tuesday, July 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the gym. Cost is $15.

    Students should either download a copy of the physical packet from the high school web page or they can pick one up in the high school office. Students must bring a copy of their current health insurance card with them.

    Any questions, call Lecanto High School at 746-2334.

  • Muschamp unconcerned about job security

    HOOVER, Ala. — Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games.

    These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year’s
    4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying Florida has the talent for a quick

  • Price wins 4th straight

    ST. PETERSBURG — Not even a stomach virus could derail David Price’s surge.

    The All-Star left-hander scattered five hits in eight-plus innings to win his fourth consecutive start and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Sunday.

    Price (9-7), who had his start pushed back one day due to being ill, struck out five and walked one. He was pulled after giving up a leadoff single in the ninth to Melky Cabrera.

  • Inverness 9/10 baseball falls 10-0

    Steve McGunnigle

    CRYSTAL RIVER — The Inverness 9/10 Baseball All-Stars went down quietly in Section 7 Tournament play, losing 10-0 in a five-inning mercy rule affair to Pinellas Park Sunday.

    Inverness (0-3) managed just three hits, while their defense allowed five unearned runs, including three in a six-run fifth inning to seal the shortened win for Pinellas Park (1-2).

  • Untouchable effort

    Larry Bugg

    CRYSTAL RIVER — The state hopes of the 9/10 Dunnellon Softball All-Stars were crushed by a powerful Citrus Park pitcher Sunday afternoon.

    Citrus Park hurler Belle Sarjda struck out 12 and no-hit the Marion County girls in a 9-1 victory in the championship game of the Little League Section 7 Tournament at Harly Levins Softball Complex. Citrus Park, 3-0, will play in the state tournament Friday in Tallahassee.

    Dunnellon finished with a 2-1 mark in the sectional.

  • LeBron signs on for 2 years in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers that provides flexibility for the NBA’s biggest star with the league’s maximum salary expected to rise in the future.

  • Inverness girls lose two straight


    Injuries continued to hamper the Inverness 11 and 12 Major Softball All Stars Saturday in the Section 7 Little League Tournament at Harly Levins Softball Complex.

    Inverness lost their second straight game, a 16-2, four inning loss to Pinellas Park, now 2-0.

  • Bayshore blasts Inverness 7-2

    CRYSTAL RIVER — One rough inning and one facet of the game faltering is all it took for the Inverness 9/10 All Stars to lose to Bayshore 7-2 Saturday from Bicentennial Park.

    Bayshore came out swinging to put up five runs in the first inning, highlighted by a pair of two-run base hits by Anthony Donovan and Jack Lennon. A wild pitch provided the other Bayshore run and Inverness was in a hole it would be unable to climb out of.

  • Odorizzi’s solid outing helps Rays beat Blue Jays

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst that helped the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

  • Sportsman class and more come to Speedway

    The Sportsman class is set to go 50 laps in the fourth leg of the Sportsman 6-Pack Series, joining Open Wheel Modifieds, Modified Mini Stocks, Pro Figure 8s, Mini Stocks and Pro and Rookie Hornets for today’s racing bill at the Citrus County Speedway in Inverness.