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News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery St. Cloud’s Kayla Jensen breaks for first base after hitting the ball during the 7A-2 regional softball game against Lakeland Jenkins Wednesday at the Mike Clark softball complex. Jensen had two of the Bulldogs’ three hits in a 1-0 victory. St. Cloud travels to Bartow Tuesday for the regional semifinal.

Bang-bang win for Bulldogs

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Key double play preserves victory against Jenkins By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette On a night when base hits were few and far between, the hardest hit ball of the evening turned into a game-ending double play as the St. Cloud Lady Bulldogs held on to beat Lakeland’s George Jenkins, 1-0, in a 7A-2 regional quarterfinal Wednesday at the Mike Clark complex. The win sets up a regional semifinal

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  • Kowboys edge Panthers for 7A-5 baseball title

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery Gateway’s Andre Olmo struck out 11 and pitched a four-hitter in a 4-0 district semifinal win over St. Cloud Wednesday that boosted the Panthers into the regional playoffs.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola outlasted Gateway, 7-6, for the 7A-5 district baseball championship Friday at Osceola Stadium. The Kowboys, 22-3, host Ridge Community (16-13) Thursday at 7 p.m. in the 7A-2 regional quarterfinal. Gateway, 18-9, will travel to 7A-6 district champion Haines City (21-5) Thursday. Andre Olmo pitched Gateway into the championship game with a 4-0, four-hit shutout against host St. Cloud Wednesday at the  district tournament semifinals.

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  • Searching for ancient artifacts

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber In addition to arrowheads discussed in last week’s column, Kissimmee’s Tyde Jones became interested in beads several years ago and noted that certain areas in Osceola County are prime searching areas.  “We were digging in Osceola County a couple of years ago and weren’t having much luck finding arrowheads,” Jones said.  “I was lamenting that fact to a fellow digger and he suggested going

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Searching for ancient artifacts

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber In addition to arrowheads discussed in last week’s column, Kissimmee’s Tyde Jones became interested in beads several years ago and noted that certain areas in Osceola County are prime searching areas.  “We were digging in Osceola County a couple of years ago and weren’t having much luck finding arrowheads,” Jones said.  “I was lamenting that fact to a fellow digger and he suggested going

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  • Fox Baldwin is simply the best – ever

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor It’s always dangerous to declare such things in the immediacy of the moment, but I’m going to do it anyway: Osceola High wrestler Fox Baldwin just completed the greatest high school athletic career in the history of Osceola County. Baldwin won the Class 3A 170-pound title Saturday at the Silver Spurs Arena, his fifth. He is only the fourth prep wrestler to accomplish that in Florida.

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  • Nate has OHS playing G-R-E-A-T

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor Nate Alexander and Ed Kershner talk frequently during the basketball season, so there are few professional secrets between the coaches who will square off Friday in Lakeland at the Class 7A basketball state tournament. “I talk to him and (former OHS coach) Larry Brown all the time, to pick their brains, not only about basketball but about life,” Alexander, the fifth-year OHS coach, said. “When you

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Fishing

Under the Bobber – Small bass are biting

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Lots of small bass The last couple of weeks have been interesting on the local fishing front.  Seems like every report I have read from local guides – as well as some personal experience – have all pretty much sounded the exactly the same.  Anglers are catching a lot of bass but there are few reports of large fish being caught. Last week

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  • Hot weather brings good fishing

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber EPA proposes hunting, fishing equipment bill Local sportsman may want to pay attention to a proposed federal law called the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S.1505).  Essentially, this proposed piece of legislation would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from making additional stringent rules regarding the use of lead in hunting and fishing equipment.    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is one of

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  • On Gators and fishing from banks

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber Alligator Redux Gerry Frawley, a loyal “Bobber” reader, dropped me a note about our alligator column from a few weeks ago and made some excellent points.   First, he correctly noted the column was not totally clear about how an alligator is designated as a “nuisance” gator. Simply calling the Florida Wildlife Commission does not result in a nuisance tag automatically being placed on an

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