Locals make impact in college football ranks

The college football regular season has come to a close, and dozens of players with ties to The Laker/Lutz News coverage area showcased their skills on Saturdays in the fall. More than 100 players from the area are a part of various programs at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Series (FCS) levels, as well as Division II, Division III and the National … [Read more...]

Pasco-Hernando State College issues first four-year degree

For one former football star, the opportunity to witness palm trees and visit family was simply too great to pass up. Jamal Roberts recently became the first student to graduate from Pasco-Hernando State College with a bachelor of applied science in supervision and management, taking advantage of one of PHSC’s two four-year programs. “It was an accomplishment,” said Roberts, 21, who … [Read more...]

Gators’ goal: A return to its winning ways in football

The Land O' Lakes High School football team dipped to 4-6 record last year, after posting an 8-2 record the year before. Head coach Brian Wachtel doesn't blame bad luck or a lack of talent for the decline. He said it came down to execution. "I don't think we reached our potential last year," Wachtel said. "There were a couple games that were close, but we just didn't execute well in a … [Read more...]