Local Sports

  • JCT back on track

    Eric van den Hoogen

    On tennis

  • High school briefs

    Pirate boys golf dominates in time for Districts

    The Crystal River, Dunnellon and West Port boys golf teams traveled to Juliette Falls on Tuesday where the Pirates recorded a decisive win, ending the day with a 153. 

    The Wolf Pack trailed with a 189 and the Tigers finished a stroke back with a 190. 

  • Gator teammates fight over cleats

    GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Will Muschamp has another issue to deal with this week.

    According to the University Police Department, reserve quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and teammate Gerald Willis got into a fight over a pair of missing cleats Monday night.

  • Frazier, Wuerffel enshrined

    ATLANTA — It’s been nearly 20 years, and Tommie Frazier is still trading jabs with Danny Wuerffel.

    The former quarterbacks at Nebraska and Florida have plenty of goodwill for each other, too, as they were enshrined Tuesday night in the College Football Hall of Fame.

    Frazier and Wuerffel joined 10 former players and two coaches who make up last year’s hall of fame class.

  • Russo handled Beat the Sheriff

    Larry Bugg


    Caleb Russo knew just the right way to prepare for the Beat the Sheriff 5K Race.

    The night before, he partied like a rock star at the Crystal River High homecoming dance until late.

    Then, he and his Dad, Robert, dragged themselves out of bed to run the race Sept. 27 at the old Inverness Courthouse.

    Russo may have found a good technique.

  • XC Notebook: Lecanto’s Alford running toward return to state meet

    Larry Bugg


    Sam Alford said one day he would like to become a psychiatrist.

    Then, perhaps, he can figure out why he delights in pounding the pavement as a high school cross country runner.

    For now, the Marion, Indiana, native is working on leading his Lecanto boys team back on the journey to the state meet this November in Tallahassee.

  • Pirates topple Panthers in five

    C.J. Risak


    CRYSTAL RIVER — This outcome was almost predictable.

    The top two volleyball teams in 5A-6 clashed Tuesday in a five-set match in which neither was willing to surrender. In the end, Crystal River scored six of the final seven points to edge Lecanto in the fifth-set tiebreaker, 15-9.

  • Rattlers sweep Pirates

    The Crystal River volleyball team fell to 13-8 on the season with a 25-23, 25-16, 25-22 loss Monday night at home to Belleview.

    Cassidy Wardlow had seven kills, 36 digs and two aces for the Pirates. Abby Epstein added eight kills and a block, Kaylan Simms had six kills, Kaite Eichler passed out 14 assists and Natalie Ortiz had nine digs.

  • Help Panthers win a rally

    You can help Lecanto High School win a MyFoxPrep rally on Friday morning for that night’s home football game against Mitchell.

    To vote for the Panthers, text Prep2 to the number 94465, or visit www.myfoxtampabay.com, click on the sports drop down menu and select MyFoxPrep. The poll will be located down the right-hand side of the page.

  • UF freshman faces sexual assault allegation

    GAINESVILLE — Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

    Harris was banned from all team activities by the football program while authorities investigate sexual assault allegations made against him.