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Liberty track Coach Robert Pauley (left) accepts the M. Dean Cherry Memorial Coach of the Year award for 2015 from the 2014 recepient, Osceola High baseball Coach Scott Birchler, Wednesday at the Silver Spurs Arena.

School District salutes top coaches, athletes at banquet

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The School District of Osceola County celebrated its top athletes and coaches at the annual athletic banquet Wednesday at the Silver Spurs Arena. The School District’s Coordinator of Athletics, Ryan Adams, hosted the event. A new Orange Belt Conference All-Sports champion was recognized. St. Cloud High won for the first time since 2006 by the slimmest of margins, one point, over Harmony. St. Cloud won

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  • Bulldogs roll over Freedom

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor St. Cloud showed plenty of offense and just enough defense to zip past Freedom, 27-13, Thursday at the Spring Classic at Gannarelli Field. Bryan Johnson ran 6 yards for St. Cloud first touchdown early in the second period, making it 6-0, but a few minutes later a thunderstorm sent both teams from the field and delayed the game for an hour. When the teams returned

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  • Bass live long and feed a lot

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber While nothing beats the excitement of catching a large bass, did you ever wonder how old that trophy fish was and how it got so large? That question came to mind the other day, when I asked a young man fishing on a small pond whether he was catching anything and he proudly displayed a bass that easily topped 5 pounds. That prompted me

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  • Six county squads in action

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    St. Cloud hosts Freedom Thursday By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Six of the county’s seven large public high schools will play their spring games Thursday and Friday, wrapping up 20 days of practice. Three games are set Thursday as Freedom will visit St. Cloud at 7 p.m., Harmony travels to Eau Gallie at 7 p.m. and Liberty goes to East Ridge at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Celebration hosts Orlando Christian

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  • Lions celebrate first MLS home victory

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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Orlando City SC celebrates after a score during its 4-0 win over the LA Galaxy Sunday at the Citrus Bowl. It was the Lions’ first win at home as a Major League Soccer franchise.

    Special to the News-Gazette Orlando City SC (3-5-3, 12 points) won its first game at the Citrus Bowl in commanding fashion before 40,122 fans Sunday, defeating the reigning Major League Soccer Cup Champions LA Galaxy (3-4-5, 14 points) 4-0. The win was the largest margin of victory by an expansion team over a defending MLS champion in MLS history, and marked the second highest attended game for the Lions. Orlando City

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  • Sports briefs for May 21, 2015

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

     Bulldog Baseball Camp The Bulldog Baseball Camp 2015 will be June 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Cloud High for players ages 9 to incoming freshmen. The fee is $100. St. Cloud High Coach Travis Johnson and  his staff will supervise areas of instruction that include hitting, base running, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, conditioning and mental preparation. Players will provide water, cleats and all equipment. For more information

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  • Lady Eagles blank Eastland in title contest, 11-0

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

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The Heritage Christian softball team dominated the Florida Christian Conference with a 10-0 record.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The Heritage Christian Lady Eagles blanked Eastland Christian, 11-0, and won the Florida Christian Conference championship in five innings Saturday at Southeastern University in Lakeland. Outfielder Rosarnie Perez, the MVP, hit a home run to cap the victory and Kaitlin Nieves threw the shutout for the Eagles, who completed a 16-2 season. The Lady Eagles were unbeaten, 10-0, in conference play. Jourdon Melendez also tripled

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  • Make it four in a row for the Eagles baseball squad

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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The Eagles baseball team holds the FCC        championship banner for the fourth straight year.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Heritage Christian School downed Real Life Christian, 4-1, to win the Florida Christian Conference championship Saturday at Southeastern University in Lakeland. It was the baseball team’s fourth consecutive championship under Coach Jeremy Beaver. Several of the standouts who helped the team win its first three titles played key roles this season: Dallas Beaver, Adams Torres and A.J. Uriate. Calvin Olavarria, one of the newcomers to

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  • County’s premier athletes, coaches will be honored

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:38 pm

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Osceola High baseball coach Scott Birchler, the 2014 Osceola School District Coach of the Year, will present the 2015 winner with the award at the School District’s athletic banquet Wednesday.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor With the 2014-15 school year near an end, the School District of Osceola County will honor its top coaches and student athletes Wednesday at an awards banquet at the Silver Spurs Arena. Ryan Adams, the School District’s coordinator of athletics, began the annual awards ceremony three years ago. The winner of the 2015 M. Dean Cherry Osceola County Coach of the Year will be announced

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