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  • Outta the Woods - Tony Young



              By Tony Young

  • Sesler reaches 1,000 points

    Ja’Quasha Sesler managed to reach a career milestone on an otherwise forgettable night.
    The Wildwood High junior guard scored 13 points and reached 1,000 career points as Wildwood beat Umatilla High 47-19 Tuesday, Feb. 1 in the first round of the Class 3A-District 6 Girls Basketball Tournament at Wildwood High. She is averaging around 20 points per game this season.
    Novella Ivery added 10 points in the contest. Quansanay Erving scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds.

  • Davis and McKinnon sign with...

    Stephen “Yogi” Davis and Jamarco “Marco” McKinnon, both seniors at South Sumter High School, formally signed to play football for respective teams in North Carolina and Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    “Yogi” signs with Catawba (Cat-U Indians)
    Davis, 18, of Webster, signed with Catawba College of Salisbury, North Carolina and will play for the Cat-U “Indians” under the tutelage of Head Coach Chip Hester.

  • Kennerson, Russo achieve South...

    Latasha Kennerson and Gary Russo both achieved major milestones recently on the South Sumter High School athletic scene.
    Kennerson, a senior, recently passed Audrey Gavin to become the all-time leading girls basketball scorer at the school. Gavin scored 1,568 points.
    Kennerson, who was averaging about 16 points this year, is a four-year starter and captain of this year’s 23-1 team.
    She is also a track standout and scores points in the classroom with a 4.3 grade point average.

  • Wildwood flat but still downs...

    The Wildwood High boys basketball team opened up an 11-0 first quarter lead and went on to beat Crystal River High 48-35 Wednesday at the Wildwood High gym.
    Wildwood head coach Von Moreland said he thought his team was flat but managed to win the game.
    Wildwood is now 8-11 overall and 6-5 in district competition.
    Cameron Graham scored five of his 11 points in the first quarter. Wildwood led 15-3 after the first period.
    Antonio Tanner had 10 points for the game.

  • South Sumter girls press...

    Wildwood High girls basketball coach Paula Lindsey will have her girls do pushups when the Wildcat coach thinks this will help her girls focus on their basketball.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, it looked like the Wildwood girls could not get enough pushups.

  • Kiki Neal leads South Sumter to...

    Kiki Neal scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and the South Sumter High boys basketball came back to beat Citrus High 65-56 Thursday at the Citrus gym.
    The victory gave South Sumter head coach Gary Russo his 499th career victory. Russo has coached boys and girls basketball for 38 years. South Sumter is now 10-7 for the season.
    Citrus led South Sumter 35-25 at halftime.
    The Raiders outscored Citrus 17-11 in the third quarter.
    The visitors took the victory by outscoring the hosts 22-10 in the final period.

  • Blueberry Hill hosting Super...

    Blueberry Hill NASCAR RV Resort in Bushnell is planning a big Super Bowl party and the resort has put former Daytona Speedway President Robin Braig in the driver’s seat to plan and market it.
    Braig is helping organize the Super Bowl party that will include broadcasting the game on a giant high-definition screen, a tailgate bash and a chili cook-off competition. The Blueberry Hill Super Bowl party is open to public and those interested can call 793-4112 for details.

  • Wildwood officials dedicate new...

    Wildwood officials hosted a ribbon-cutting event Monday to showcase Gamble Street Park on the east side of City Hall.
    The park was built on a low-elevation lot that contributed to street flooding whenever heavy rains passed through the area. The city corrected the drainage issue, enhanced the curbside view on Gamble Street and provided a park area and paid for it with the sale of a small unused lot, according to city officials.

  • Golf Week

    Golfweek’s Golfest Returns to Orlando Jan. 22-23