BROOKSVILLE – First-year coach Deirdre Byrne’s Crystal River Lady Pirates made it look easy capturing the six-team Class 2A, District 7 Girls Cross Country Meet Thursday at Nature Coast Technical.
In a county where low numbers and inadequate facilities have long plagued the local prep swimming programs, the state series tends to put the focus on the individual.
Regardless of the final individual results from the pressure-packed 65th annual Class 2A FHSAA Finals in Lake County, Hernando High junior Maddy Pickersgill can hold her head high.
Imagine capturing two-thirds (40-of-59), or nearly 68 percent of soccer matches over a span of the last three seasons, but during that same stretch playing second fiddle to an archrival.
BROOKSVILLE – As the clock ticked away during the break between the first and second game, the down referee approached the scorer’s table puzzled.
LAND O’ LAKES — For the second straight year, Weeki Wachee fell short in the Class 5A, Region II quarterfinals.
A sense of optimism could reign over the majority of the county’s female cross country runners prior to Thursday’s initial leg of the state series in Brooksville.
The formula for success for the county’s remaining 35 male cross country runners is simple: go hard or go home.