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St. Cloud routs Celebration 52-8 to remain unbeaten

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 1:28 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer St. Cloud remains the only unbeaten team in Osceola County after a 52-8 dismantling of Celebration in the first District 7A-6 game for both teams. The Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0) shook off a relatively slow start to pound away, scoring 44 points over a 28-minute stretch that saw its defense force five turnovers, scoring a touchdown on one of them. The Storm (2-2, 0-1) only managed

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  • Osceola stops Liberty, 35-13

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola Coach Doug Nichols called it a sloppy game on a sloppy field, but he accepted the 35-13 7A-6 district victory over Liberty Friday at Kowboys field. Laderrien Wilson and Marcus Edwards each ran for two touchdowns for OHS, and Edtwain Black (3-66, 1 TD) scored on a 45-yard run on Osceola’s first play from scrimmage to account for the Kowboys’ five touchdowns. Liberty scored

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  • This is an ‘A’ game weekend

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor You know what we have here? An ‘A’ game football weekend, that’s what. And, it’s about time. What constitutes an ‘A’ game weekend, as opposed to, say, last week’s near total-fail ‘D’ grader? First, we need a couple of big-time college matchups, preferably involving state teams, and that’s we have with Clemson visiting FSU and the Gators rolling out to Alabama. Both games are heavy on

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This is an ‘A’ game weekend

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Rick Pedone Sports Editor You know what we have here? An ‘A’ game football weekend, that’s what. And, it’s about time. What constitutes an ‘A’ game weekend, as opposed to, say, last week’s near total-fail ‘D’ grader? First, we need a couple of big-time college matchups, preferably involving state teams, and that’s we have with Clemson visiting FSU and the Gators rolling out to Alabama. Both games are heavy on

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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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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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