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PHSC Baseball: Bobcats set record for scoreless innings

Pasco Hernando State College took on State College of Florida, a Division I team on Feb. 8, 2019 at the PHSC West Campus in New Port Richey.  PHSC set a season record for no runs scored, keeping State College of Florida scoreless until the seventh inning.  Despite the remarkable effort, State College of Florida pulled off the win with 4 runs to none.

PHSC Sophomore Kyle Khachadourian owned the mound for six innings.

A visit to Upicktopia

“Welcome to Upicktopia,” owner Dan Ebbecke said as he greeted his customers.
Ebbecke has been farming in Hernando County since 1996. He began with just one acre of blueberries which has grown throughout the years into a large 56-acre u-pick farm offering a wide variety of berries for customers to select.
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Strawberry season traditionally starts in late November and with the cultivar varieties and implementing different planting techniques, berries have the opportunity to fruit even into the early summer.

Two local high schools coordinate a community cleanup at Weekiwachee Preserve

“We are hurting ourselves,” said Senior Hailey Isaksen, President for the Weeki Wachee High School National Honor Society (NHS). “In a few years, things might not be here, and we won’t realize it until it’s gone.”

For many years, Weekiwachee Preserve has been a target for littering which has prompted cleanup events throughout the year- organized by various groups.  

Bobcats gain momentum with first win against Florida Gateway College

PHSC and Florida Gateway College are the only two colleges that are in their division status (Region 8, Division II).  The advantage of this is that the players can build up fundamental techniques and push their game experience from playing higher division teams

Bobcats have three more games against Florida Gateway College and the team that acquires the most wins will host the tournament game on February 16th.  The winner of that game goes to North Carolina for Regionals.

For PHSC Baseball- reunion game is family reunion

Saturday, January 12, 2019-  Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC) held their annual Alumni baseball game at the West Campus in New Port Richey. This yearly event brings past players back to their home field for the opportunity to step on the clay one more time.

“The main thing is to get the Alumni back on campus,” PHSC Athletic Director Stephen Winterling said. “There’s nothing like going back-reliving the good times they had… it’s just a good reunion.”

Birds flock to Boy Scout Preserve

The Boy Scout Preserve is a little over 20 miles south of Timber Pines.  The property was acquired by Pasco County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program in 2010.  Boy Scout Preserve, once a camping ground for Boy Scouts of America, is now a conservation area and preserves eighteen acres of ecologically sensitive habitats. Surrounded by the Lower Coastal Watershed, between Wigwam Creek and Big Bayou this is a prime location for wildlife viewing, birds in particular.

For PHSC Baseball- reunion game is family reunion

Saturday, January 12, 2019-  Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC) held their annual Alumni baseball game at the West Campus in New Port Richey. This yearly event brings past players back to their home field for the opportunity to step on the clay one more time.

“The main thing is to get the Alumni back on campus,” PHSC Athletic Director Stephen Winterling said. “There’s nothing like going back-reliving the good times they had… it’s just a good reunion.”

Battle of the Badges

At Jerome Brown center softball field in Brooksville on Friday night Dec. 7, 2018, staff from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Hernando County Detention Center came together to play a friendly yet competitive softball game for one cause: Veterans.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office partnered up with CareerSource of Pasco Hernando County to raise donations for Veterans Support and was hosted by The Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, INC.  

PHSC Basketball- HIgh School Senior Showcase for College Prospects

PHSC Basketball head coach Micheal Jones and Asst. Coach Larry Behm coordinates three High School Senior Basketball Showcases a year at the West Campus in New Port Richey.

On January 5, high school seniors from Orange, Volusia and Charlotte County brought everything they had to display their knowledge and skills on the court during the second showcase.

“The main objective for today was to observe talent,” Jones said.

4th Annual Glory Days Greg O'Connell New Years Shootout

During the last week of the Holiday break, Springstead held their 4th Annual New Year's Shootout. Eight high school basketball teams from Fort Myers to neighboring Pasco County joined to battle it out on the court for championship bragging rights.

Springstead’s head coach Matthew McGarry coordinated this event as well as re-named the New Year's Shootout tournament last year after one particular and highly respected gentlemen, Greg O’Connell.