Students vie in entrepreneurial competition

Timothy Hernandez noticed a problem, and he set about to solve it. Not too long ago, the 17-year-old Zephyrhills High School senior was undergoing safety training as a YMCA pool lifeguard. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) masks kept falling off during tutorials. “It was a real inconvenience,” he said. Strap-based CPR masks didn’t fare much better, said Hernandez, who currently … [Read more...]

Area spring football preview: Pasco County

Spring football practices are underway for high schools across the state. While the first games of the 2016 season are still several months away, Florida high schools are allowed a maximum of 20 practice sessions between April 25 to May 31, according to FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) guidelines.   Here’s a look at what schools in our coverage area are working … [Read more...]

Sunlake notches winning season, playoff berth

Sunlake coach Bill Browning isn’t one to make excuses when his team doesn’t win. But a quick look at the injury list shows that the Seahawks’ team wasn’t at full strength when it fell to Vanguard on Nov. 13 by a 40-12 margin. Take Sunlake’s starting receivers, for example. They weren’t on the field. Two of Browning’s top wideouts were nursing broken collarbones. Another had a broken ankle. … [Read more...]

After playoff exit, Sunlake looks again toward future

Sunlake head coach Bill Browning knows that to win a playoff game against a quality opponent, a team needs to play four good quarters of football. On Nov. 21, he only got three. “We won the second, third and fourth quarters,” he said. “Unfortunately, we lost the first quarter, but we lost the first quarter bad.” Bad enough to put the Seahawks in a 17-0 deficit they couldn’t overcome … [Read more...]

A perfect 2013 for Sunlake … junior varsity

A local high school football team just completed an undefeated season in which most of the games were shutout victories. The last game was the closest, a one-point win where the margin of victory was a blocked extra point. That capped a three-game winning streak, all on the road. They finished a perfect season, and most people had no idea they were even playing. And it’s all because of … [Read more...]