Top 2019 sports moments

Teams captured state titles and local athletes turned in outstanding performances, during a year that brought shining moments and countless lasting memories. Here is a look at some of the top moments in sports, from across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area: Zephyrhills High names ‘Alan Reed Court’ Little more than a year after naming its football field after legendary coach Tom Fisher, … [Read more...]

State title winners head off to regionals

In his 15 years of coaching Land O’ Lakes Little League, Daniel Broderick can’t recall the last time one of its youth baseball teams won a state title. “I’ve been coaching a long time, and I’ve never been a state champion,” Broderick said, during a recent interview. The last time a Land O’ Lakes Little League baseball team won a state championship was in 2002, league officials … [Read more...]

Crabby Floyd: A hard worker with a quick wit

“God needed another crabber, so he called out for Crabby Floyd.” So reads the first sentence of “Crabby” Floyd DeForest’s obituary, published on the website of Loyless Funeral Home in Land O’ Lakes. DeForest, 63 of Lutz, died Feb. 20, after a battle with cancer. He was a commercial fisherman, but after the net bans went into effect, he became a crabber, said Richard Ortiz, a long-time … [Read more...]