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Dozen Seminole teams hit the fields in North Carolina

WHITTIER, N.C. — Two of the 12 Seminole teams battled to get to championship rounds at NAYO, where they each finished runner-up. The 12U Seminole baseball team earned second place while exceeding the expectations of head coach Charlie Micco. “Last year they took third,” said Micco, whose assistant coach was Jason Baker. The

Seminole Impact win NAYO championship

WHITTIER, N.C. — The final play of NAYO for the Seminole Impact epitomized the team’s determination on its path to winning the tournament’s 10U softball championship. The Impact’s Lason Baker smacked a hard-hit ball deep into the outfield and raced around the bases. She showed no hesitation rounding third base as she

Hollywood’s Sylas Billie thrives on the mound

HOLLYWOOD — One big reason Aroldis Chapman is Sylas Billie’s favorite Major League pitcher is because how hard the New York Yankees left-hander throws. He shares the record for fastest pitch speed ever recorded in MLB. In fact, Chapman has earned the nickname “The Cuban Missile.” “He throws hard,” Sylas said. Sylas,

Ahfachkee honors its student-athletes

BIG CYPRESS — As the Ahfachkee School’s physical footprint expands on its campus with the addition of a new building, so too is its athletics program. It wasn’t long ago that the small school on the Big Cypress Reservation annually wrestled with inconsistency. Some years it would field sports teams, but

Former PECS volleyball standout signs with Florida Southern

Raeley Matthews’ name appears on the lone undefeated volleyball team banner in the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School gymnasium. That ‘unconquered’ 13-0 team was from the 2014-15 season. Four years later, following a stellar high school career at Okeechobee and Lake Placid, Matthews’ name will next appear on the roster of the

Sean Osceola, Pasco-Hernando earn trip to NJCAA World Series

Pasco-Hernando State College needed two wins to keep its season alive and Sean Osceola, of the Brighton Reservation, put his team on the right track with a masterpiece. Having come out of the losers’ bracket in the National Junior College Athletic Association Southern District tournament, Pasco-Hernando was in a win-or-go-home situation,