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‘Gimme the ball’

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Osceola’s Grenus was No.1 option By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Jake Grenus is the kind of guy a baseball coach loves to have in the dugout. His whole mentality can be summed up like this: “Gimme the ball!” Grenus (8-1, 0.95 ERA)completed one of the best seasons ever by an Osceola High pitcher by pitching eight scoreless innings at the Class 7A state tournament semifinals, where the Kowboys lost a

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  • A little of this and a little of that

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber This week, we’ll take a look at a little of this and a little of that from the outdoors world: Weeds The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a public meeting Thursday for the purpose of discussing the management of invasive plants on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6

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  • Harmony’s Kyle Covell was a sure thing on the mound

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor After losing many senior playmakers from last year’s regional finalist, Harmony baseball Coach Mike Fields wondered in the preseason just how well his young team was going to compete. “As always, the success of our team this year is predicated on how well our pitchers throw strikes,” Fields said. A lack of depth on the pitching staff plagued the Longhorns most of the season, but

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  • Practice for fall sports is Aug. 4

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The Florida High School Athletic Association permits practice to begin Aug. 4 for the fall sports of football, volleyball, swimming and golf. Practice for cross country begins Aug. 11. Students who wish to participate in high school athletics must first pass a physical by an approved medical professional and turn in the form to the high school athletic office before they will be permitted to practice. An athletic participation fee,

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  • The SEC Network is coming to Bright House, just in time for football season

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you like SEC football and are a Bright House Networks cable customer, there is some good news this morning. The new sports network, which comes on line Aug. 14, has reached an agreement with Bright House/Time Warner Cable to air programming from the historic athletic conference. The SEC Network is the new national network from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, and will air 45

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  • State champ signs with Campbell U.

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Osceola’s Ben Cruz (left) won the 220-pound Class 3A state championship with a 53-1 record. Below, he signs his wrestling grant to Campbell University at OHS with his girlfriend, Maria Diaz-Trejos.

    Osceola’s Ben Cruz wraps up a great career By Rick Pedone Sports Editor What a year it has been for Osceola High senior wrestler Ben Cruz, who graduated in May. First, the Kowboys standout posted a 53-1 record while winning the Class 3A 220-pound state championship in Lakeland. Then he saw the fruits of the hard work that won him the championship when he signed a scholarship to NCAA D-I

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  • St. Cloud Majors Softball at regionals

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Photo/Special to the News-Gazette St. Cloud’s Majors Softball team displays the Little League Florida State Champions banner it earned at Clearwater last weekend. The team advanced to the Southeast Regional at Warner Robins, Ga., where it plays the Georgia state champion today at 5 p.m.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The St. Cloud Little League Majors softball team just keeps on going. The team became the first St. Cloud Little League team in 35 years to advance to a regional tournament when it won the Florida state championship Sunday with an 11-3 win over Pinellas Park. St. Cloud plays at the Southeast Regional at Warner Robins, Ga., Thursday at 5 p.m. against the Georgia state

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  • Sports briefs for July 24, 2014

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Bradtmuller golf The Lea Bradtmuller Charity Golf Tournament is Sunday at 8 a.m. at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. The tournament will raise funds for out-of-state medical treatment for the daughter of a City of St. Cloud employee. The fee for the shotgun scramble is $60 per player and includes golf, a box lunch, range balls and prizes. To register call 407-891-7010.  Celebration fall baseball Celebration Little League is holding

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  • St. Cloud’s Foshey at the top of his game

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Longtime observers say that there has never been a tennis player like Trevor Foshey in Osceola County. A two-time high school state tournament qualifier, Foshey is listed among the top 60 in his class nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network and he is ranked among the top five Boys 18s in the USTA Florida rankings. “It’s been going pretty well,” Foshey, from St. Cloud, said.

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