Today's Sports

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  • Crystal River downs young...

    Many high school athletic coaches tell people how their team is so young.

    Wildwood High baseball coach Adam Cardona’s team truly is so very young.

    The Wildcats (2-11) have a team dominated by sophomores and seventh graders. It’s more of a mixture of a junior varsity and a middle school team than a varsity team.

    That’s a major reason why the Crystal River High baseball team downed Wildwood 11-2 Wednesday afternoon, April 7, on a beautiful, sunny “chamber of commerce weather” day at Mike Hampton Field.

  • Wildcats enjoy best season

    There is crying in softball.

    Wildwood High head softball coach Mary Jo Cardona proved that last Thursday night.

    It was Seniors Night and she shed some tears thinking about the athletes who were about to play their last regular season home game at Wildwood High’s softball field.

    She could smile afterward, though.

    The Wildcats insured a winning season when they downed Lecanto Seven Rivers Christian 11-1 in five innings.

    The victory made the Wildcats 11-8, the best record in Cardona’s three years coaching at the school.

  • Warden Stollar sign letters of...

    South Sumter High’s softball team is enjoying its best season in years (12-7) and two of the key players are cashing in with scholarships.

    Senior catcher Lindsey Warden and third baseman Kenna Stollar signed letters of intent to play softball at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey.

    Both athletes are also stars in the classroom. Warden has a 3.75 grade point average and Stollar has a 3.4 GPA.

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  • Raiders accept Eustis errors

    Thursday, the South Sumter High softball team proved that it is far better to receive than to give when it comes to errors.

    Eustis generously gave up six errors as the Raiders downed the Lake County team 7-6 at Raiders Field.

    South Sumter (9-8) made only one error and had six hits in the contest.

    Eustis (16-3) had 14 hits but didn’t exactly amaze with their fielding. If anyone from Eustis chose to film that game, the coach would probably file it under “horror films.”

  • Vera, Geronimo heading for state

    Oscar Vera made a great tackle Wednesday, March 31.

    The South Sumter High senior linebacker sacked the 169-pound weightlifting class in the Class 1A Sectional Boys Weightlifting Qualifier at Sunlake High School. He and Louis Geronimo (119) both won their weight classes. They will represent the Raiders at the Class 1A State Boys Weightlifting Meet Friday, April 23 at New Port Richey River Ridge High School.

  • The South Sumter boys are back

    The South Sumter Middle School’s seventh grade boys basketball team finished undefeated in the Central Florida Middle School Conference. The championship was solidified with a running clock victory of 46-9 over the Villages Charter School earlier this month.

    “We didn’t scare anyone getting off the bus,” Coach John Kinley stated.

    “Our team worked hard and were extremely coachable, making us a complete basketball team.”