Rincon named Saint Leo head women’s soccer coach

Mario Rincon, a longtime Division I assistant, has been named Saint Leo University’s new head women’s soccer. Saint Leo athletic director Francis X. Reidy announced the hiring on March 15. "We are excited to welcome Mario Rincon to our staff,” Reidy said, in a release. “His winning experience at various institutions around the country were a deciding factor as we look to continue our success in … [Read more...]

Softball ace tosses another no-hitter

Callie Turner, a sophomore ace at Land O’ Lakes High School, tossed her fourth no-hitter this season, striking out 21 batters in a 1-0 win over River Ridge High on March 16. The University of Tennessee commit has been on a tear this season, netting a 0.33 ERA and 140 strikeouts through 64 innings. She’s also thrown nine complete games and hasn’t surrendered an earned run in her last seven … [Read more...]

Sunlake High softball standout notches 100th hit

Shelby Lansing, a senior catcher/first baseman at Sunlake High, notched her 100th career hit in a 5-4 win over Mitchell High on March 14. The Southeastern University signee is batting .250 with a home run and three RBIs, through 10 games. A four-year varsity player, Lansing has a .372 career batting average, with 13 doubles, 51 runs and 44 RBIs. … [Read more...]

Cypress Creek football meet-and-greet

Cypress Creek Middle High has organized a meet-and-greet for new football coach Mike Johnson, on March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel High School cafeteria, 30651 Wells Road. The meeting is intended for future Cypress Creek Middle High School students and families to meet Johnson and his coaching staff. For information, call (813) 346-4400. … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills Christian standouts sign with Minnesota State

A pair of Zephyrhills Christian Academy senior football standouts will continue their playing careers together at the collegiate level. Running back Mykh’ael Chavis and defensive back John Emmanuel have both signed letters of intent to play football at Minnesota State Community College. Chavis, a 5-foot-11, 207-pound back, rushed for 671 yards (11 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns in … [Read more...]

Saddlebrook hosts international tennis tournament

A premier international tennis team tournament is making a stop in Tampa Bay, for the first time. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced Saddlebrook Resort as the site for the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal between the United States and the Czech Republic, from April 22 and April 23. The best-of-five match series begins on April 22, with two singles … [Read more...]

Academy at the Lakes ace fires no-hitter

Darin Kilfoyl, a 6-foot-8 senior right-handed pitcher for Academy at the Lakes, threw a 15-strikeout, seven-inning no-hitter in a 1-0 win against Keswick Christian on March 6. It’s his second no-hitter in two seasons. Last April, Kilfoyl also threw a 10-strikeout, five-inning no-hitter against Lakeside Christian. The St. Johns River State College signee currently has a 0.54 ERA and 20 … [Read more...]

New FHSAA executive director named

The Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Board of Directors has approved George Tomyn as its next executive director. A contract is expected to be presented to the Board on May 1. From 2012-2016, Tomyn served as the Superintendent of Marion County Schools. The Ocala resident previously spent seven years as the executive director of School Development and Evaluation for the … [Read more...]

Saint Leo swimmer earns All-America honors

Saint Leo junior Natalia Garriock earned All-America honors for her final event during the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championship, on March 11 at the Birmingham Crossplex Natatorium. Garriock finished sixth overall in the 100 Freestyle in the championship final, touching the wall in 50.33 seconds. The British Columbia native also competed in the women’s … [Read more...]

Walk for Life set for April 8

The 2017 Walk for Life 5K is scheduled for April 8 at Ben T. Davis Beach, 7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. The 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants can also choose between a 1-mile and 2-mile course. Preregistration cost is $10. The event benefits the Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center of Dade City and its sister centers in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Spring Hill. For more … [Read more...]