Early interception sets tone for Sunlake playoff win

The Vanguard Knights had a long bus trip from Ocala to Pasco County to face the Sunlake Seahawks. And they weren’t going to leave without an upset in the first round of the Class 6A high school playoffs. Darryn Lake fell on the ball on the Knights’ own 37-yard-line following the kickoff, giving Vanguard great field position to start the game. But just eight seconds later, senior cornerback … [Read more...]

Sunlake tops Vanguard, travels to Gainesville next week

The Sunlake Seahawks have advanced in the state football playoffs once again by stopping the Vanguard Knights 24-6 Friday night in the Class 6A playoffs. Sunlake (9-2) dominated on the ground against the Ocala team with 280 total yards and three touchdowns. The Knights, on the other hand, were powerful in the air, with quarterback N'Kosi Perry throwing 17-of-29 for 189 yards and a touchdown. … [Read more...]

Playoff foe awaits district champ Sunlake

Each year, high school football teams enter the season with specific goals. Some achieve them, and others fall short. For Sunlake High School, the goal since the school’s inception has been to claim a district title. And every year they’ve fallen short of that goal. Until this year. The Seahawks survived a three-way tiebreaker on Nov. 3 that had teams playing one quarter of football … [Read more...]

In Print: Playoffs kick off Friday for Sunlake, Zephyrhills

Are you ready for the playoffs? Are the Sunlake Seahawks, or the Zephyrhills Bulldogs? Well, someone needs to be, because the state football playoffs begin Friday, with Zephyrhills on the road to the Panhandle area, while Sunlake is hosting a tough team from Ocala. "The farthest we've gotten is the second round in the playoffs," Seahawks coach Bill Browning told reporter Michael Murillo. … [Read more...]

Sunlake, Zephyrhills headed to playoffs

The Pasco Pirates wanted to play spoiler for the Zephyrhills Bulldogs once again, and earn a trip to the playoffs themselves. Instead, they were beat by a tough Nature Coast Tech team that almost outlasted the Bulldogs in a single-quarter playoff Monday night. That means Zephyrhills (7-2) is going to the playoffs for the first time in eight years as the Bulldogs finish as the Class 5A-District … [Read more...]

Housing market up, condo sales down locally

Nearly 15,000 existing homes and condominiums changed hands in the greater Tampa Bay area during April, May and June, showing promising housing market trends despite a drop in overall condo sales. The region — which includes Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando and Pinellas counties — sold 3,733 condos in the second quarter, down more than 5 percent from the year before. The median sales price, … [Read more...]

Mixed recovery messages from local housing market

Condominium sales in the Tampa Bay region are down, but prices are on the rise as home sales continue their long recovery in the state. The median sales price of a condominium in the region, which includes both Pasco and Hillsborough counties, was $110,000 in May, up nearly 13 percent from the year before, according to a new report from Florida Realtors. The number of closed sales dropped … [Read more...]