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Osceola rolls through the rain, 48-7

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor In the good problems to have department, here are the Osceola Kowboys, 1-0, after their 48-7 win over Freedom Friday in the season opener at Kowboys field. The problem? What to do with all of these running backs? The Kowboys amassed a Herculean 592 yards rushing as five different backs scored. Osceola runners raced 50 or more yards six times, not counting two long runs

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  • Harmony game moved to Sept. 8

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

    By J.Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Thunder and lightning again posed a problem for area football teams on Friday night. Harmony’s home game against Space Coast was postponed because of lightning. Principal Buddy Butler moved the game to Monday, Sept. 8. The move will cause Harmony players to play three games over a period of eight  days. The team goes to Bishop Moore Friday, plays Space Coast the following Monday,

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  • You can be a premier picker, too!

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor There’s good news and bad news ahead. The bad news is that the ever-hapless Picks of the Weak column, as you can see, is back. Hold the applause. The good news? If you can make better picks than we do (And how hard could that possibly be?) you might win free chicken, courtesy of the News-Gazette, Kerr’s Winghouse in Kissimmee and Bonnie Lee’s Fried Chicken in

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Give all fall athletes some props

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

Rick Pedone Sports Editor “What About Bob?” is a forgettable 1991 movie that starred Bill Murray playing a psychotic patient of egomaniacal psychiatrist Richard Dreyfuss. This is not relevant in any shape or manner from this point on, except that the title of that movie reminds me of the status of high school fall sports other than football. For example: “What about volleyball?” Or, “What about cross country?” Or, swimming,

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  • Ex-Preds coach will be missed

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber I received word last week that Coach Perry Moss was not doing well.  His son Les called to let me know. And now the old coach was dying and I knew that I both wanted and needed to go pay my respects. I met Perry in the summer of 1993 when I was hired as public relations director of the Orlando Predators of the

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  • 8 people you meet at the gym

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson For the Gazette About four or five times a week for the last three years, I trudge to a gym in St. Cloud for a workout.  Has it done any good?  Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it.  I still eat way too much and drink way too much beer, so my 5-11, 230-pound frame is anything but impressive. On the other hand,

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Fishing

Finding bass in hot water

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber It’s been hot lately. Guess that’s not exactly a news flash to you. And when it gets hot, a lot bass fisherman take a pass on pursuing Florida’s most famous freshwater game fish. For those who decide it’s just too uncomfortable this time of year, I get it.  But for those who say they don’t like fishing in the heat of the summer because

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  • This and that about fishing

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber I have a hodgepodge of topics this week, so let’s take a quick spin around the lakes…. Invasive species: Reader Gerry Fawley sent me a note after the column on invasive species recently and made some great points. Gerry noted that it is a much bigger problem then I mentioned and I tend to agree with him. Fawley said he thought he actually caught

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  • Lobster hunting is a thrill

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber When it comes to chasing Florida spiny lobster, former Osceola County resident Sean Cobb says it’s all about fun. Cobb has been hunting Florida lobster since he’s been a kid – a pursuit he thoroughly enjoys. “I have a long-time friend who lives in Islamorada, so it’s always been a relative easy trip for us,” Cobb said.  “It’s a unique sport that’s a lot

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