Sports

Tampa: City of Champs

A month of Sundays came and went. Every night is a lunar eclipse.

Hell has frozen over.

To appreciate the significance of Tampa Bay's athletic accomplishments, one must go back 46 years to when we didn't even have any major teams.

In 1976 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became our first major-league franchise. They were winless that year at 0-14 and piled up a record 0-26 mark before finishing 1977 with two upset victories.

Summer Volleyball: Nature Coast Tech brings in alumni, current players for camp

Summer is for summer camps, and as fall sports are less than a month away, the opportunity to build athletic skills in coordination and defining fundamental structure is essential for the growth of any athlete at any age. Nature Coast Tech and Springstead opened their gyms over the summer to offer volleyball camps for middle school students.

England's players can't handle loss

The Euro Cup 2020 Championship (postponed by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic) proved to be an amazing nail-biter of a soccer match between England and Italy.  Both teams were under a lot of pressure to secure victory as Italy hadn’t won in 53 years and England never won, only making it to the semifinals twice in the tournament’s 63-year history.  The last time England had won a major international tournament was the 1966 World Cup.

Hernando softball, Nature Coast baseball cap off 2020-2021 sports season

BROOKSVILLE- So many questions were posed prior to the start of high school sports starting up for the 2020-2021 academic year. They varied to the possibility of shortened seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as not being able to have a season take place whatsoever. In either case, nothing seemed ideal because no one had enough information on how to tackle everyday life with a pandemic going on. Yet, sports was something everyone wanted to continue somehow.