Saint Leo Pushed Around by Valdosta State

LAKELAND, Fla. --- Okay, one holiday down and Christmas to go!

Saint Leo University went back to work, Friday night, November 29, inside the George W. Jenkins Field House on the campus of Florida Southern College.

 An expectation to play in the Terrace Hotel Classic Basketball Tournament against the No. 17 ranked Valdosta State University making the trip from the state of Georgia and representing  the Gulf South Conference. 

NCT Girls Basketball beat River Ridge

The holiday of Thanksgiving, it is a time to reflect and give acknowledgement to your accomplishment. For Nature Coast Tech High School girls’ basketball coach Emily Gore, she was thankful Tuesday night, November 26, to leave River Ridge High School for the victory.

Gore watched her team put together one good quarter and was able to officially start the holiday season with a unattractive 41-34, victory over the Royal Knights.

Talking The Talk

There are a lot of people out there who apparently think that whitetail deer are simply cute little mutes wandering about the forest.  Well, although they aren’t the loudest of critters, they’re far from mutes.  The fact is, they have a pretty fair range of vocalizations from social grunts, a “hey how are ya” type of call, to a shrill wheeze, sounding the alarm of danger.  But, one call that’s been mighty important for deer hunters to learn, is the bleat.

Following in his Father’s Footsteps

Connor Morgan has been playing baseball for Hernando High since he was a freshman. He also explored other sports. As a sophomore, Connor played soccer and at the beginning of his senior year, he played tight end and defensive linemen on the Leopards football team. 

“Soccer definitely helps out with footwork, being a little more coordinated with my feet and football makes me stronger. It all correlates together as far as athleticism goes and moves on to baseball,” Connor said.

Doe Days and Newbies

One of my greatest pleasures is introducing new hunters to the sport and helping them find success.  Seeing the experience of the outdoors and the hunting heritage fresh, vicariously through their yet untrained eyes, renews my own love affair with the wild places.  One of the obstacles that I have to overcome when taking out young folks on their first hunts is their expectations of an instant kill.