PHSC baseball stops just shy of World Series

Last year, the Pasco-Hernando State College baseball team reached the World Series for the first time in the program's 23-year existence. This year, the team fell just short of making back-to-back trips. PHSC reached the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Southeast District championship game last month at its tournament in Martinsville, Virginia. The third-ranked … [Read more...]

Rodriguez pitches into PHSC’s record books

Pasco-Hernando State College pitcher Danny Rodriguez now has the most wins in school history after pitching PHSC's first no-hitter last year. The pitcher is excited to talk about some big accomplishments. "It was the best thing I've ever experienced in baseball," Rodriguez said. But he’s not describing his personal accomplishments, such as the no-hitter or setting the school wins … [Read more...]

Coach of the year, again

Pasco-Hernando State College volleyball coach Kim Whitney has been named Coach of the Year. While that's an impressive accomplishment, it's not a surprising one. In fact, it happens all the time. The National Volleyball Coaches Association named Whitney the Two-Year College Northeast-Southeast Regional Coach of the Year for 2014. They did the same thing in 2011. And in 2010, and in … [Read more...]

PHSC’s Winterling is Regional Coach of the Year

When Pasco-Hernando State College's baseball coach Steve Winterling found out that he was named regional coach of the year, he kept it a secret from almost everybody. "I laid low about it," Winterling admitted. "I'm not an egomaniac-type person,” he said. Even some of his friends got mad at him because he didn’t tell them about it. Aside from informing his superiors at the college in … [Read more...]

Pay college athletes? Saint Leo poll says no

The topic of paying college athletes is a controversial one. Yet a new poll by the Saint Leo Polling Institute suggests most people have already picked a side, and the answer is no. The national poll, conducted between May 28 and June 4, asked 1,016 people —including 802 likely voters — about the subject of paying athletes, specifically football and basketball players at high-profile … [Read more...]

PHSC finishes fourth in first-ever World Series trip

The Pasco-Hernando State College baseball team didn’t have a great start to the 2014 season. It was a slow beginning in February by going 1-6. By the middle of March, the Conquistadors sat at 8-11 with no momentum and the season slipping away. So when longtime head coach Steve Winterling made vacation plans for the end of May, he assumed there would be nothing on his schedule. “I … [Read more...]

Finally! PHSC gets first no-hitter after 23 years

Steve Winterling has been coaching at Pasco-Hernando State College since the school began its baseball program back in 1992. He’s seen a lot of things on the field during that time, but on March 26 he saw something he had never seen before: One of his pitchers throw a no-hitter. Freshman Danny Rodriguez struck out nine batters in seven innings of work in the Conquistadors’ 13-0 victory … [Read more...]