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  • Trio head to state

    TITUSVILLE — A trio of Crystal River wrestlers are headed to Kissimmee next week for the FHSAA State Finals after placing in the top four Saturday at the Class 1A-Region II tournament at Eastern Florida State College.

    Seniors Chase Bunts and Jason Graham are closing out their careers with their second straight trips to state, while sophomore Rhoderick Bruce will be making his first visit to the big show.

  • Singh gets it done on the mound and at the plate for Lecanto

    C.J. Risak

    Correspondent

    CRYSTAL RIVER — It wasn’t enough that Troy Singh pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief when his Lecanto team faced county and 6A-6 rival Crystal River.

  • ‘Region of Doom’ delivers

    BRANDON — The "Region of Doom" is once again living up to its name.

    Always one of the toughest postseason wrestling tournaments in Florida, the Class 2A-Region II meet on Friday did its share of damage to wrestlers from Citrus County.

    Of the nine Citrus Hurricanes who made the trip, four are still alive after the first day and return to Brandon High School this morning to attempt to finish in the top four and reach the state finals next week.

  • Six Pirates advance at Region 1A-II in Titusville

    Half of the Crystal River wrestlers who qualified for the Class 1A-Region II meet in Titusville survived the first day of action on Friday and will go after state tournament berths today.

    A pair of Pirates — senior 113-pounder Chase Bunts and sophomore Rhoderick Bruce at 120 — are still alive on the front side with championship hopes.

  • Champs crowned at Legend Cars Winter Nationals

    Kimberly Common

    For the Chronicle

    INVERNESS — Tim Brockhouse knew from the start of the Legend Cars Winter Nationals he had a fast car. What he didn’t realize is that he had what it took to sweep all five events in the series, as well as the Masters division championship.

  • Drivers navigate ‘tricky track’ leading up to final day

    Kimberly Common: For the Chronicle

    Drivers competing at Citrus County Speedway this week continue to learn their way around the race track as they prepare for their final event in the five-race Legend Cars Winter Nationals today.

    The race track, a 3/8-mile asphalt banked oval, has been true to its name: a tricky race track that, once figured out, can be a fun track to race. 

  • Seven Rivers talking states

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.: Chronicle correspondent

    Generally, when area teams talk about preseason expectations they keep the focus on the local level. County championships, district titles, maybe a win or two in regionals.

    But at Seven Rivers Christian this year, the Warriors can dare to dream a little bigger. A Final Four squad in 2015, Seven Rivers went 18-7 and won a district title in 2016 — and lost just one regular off that roster.

  • For Graham, winning isn’t guaranteed

    Crystal River heavyweight Jason Graham learned a valuable lesson at the region wrestling tournament last season and he doesn’t want to learn it again the hard way this week.

  • Legend Cars Winter Nationals still going strong

    Kimberly Common: For the Chronicle

    The second-half of Tuesday’s Legend Cars Winter Nationals double-header saw much of the same high intensity door-to-door and three-wide racing as had been the case in the prior two events at Citrus County Speedway. The four of the five-day event continues today.

    For drivers Cory Hall, Tim Brockhouse and Jordan Black, finding victory lane has been their reward. Each has swept their respective divisions in three events.

  • Pirates, ’Canes fired up

    INVERNESS — The Crystal River and Citrus boys weightlifting teams may have found themselves in a similar situation to last week — back in the Citrus High School weight room for another meet — but this time the atmosphere was quite different. Nature Coast was there to make it a tri-meet, but that wasn’t it.