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Osceola football player uses jersey number to honor fallen brother  News 13

Tradition is what Osceola's Football program is built on. The Kowboys have made 12 straight playoff appearances and won it all in 1998. The community is their ...



Osceola boys soccer scores rare victory over rival Seminole to net title  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Osceola Fundamental High School defeated its rival Seminole High School on Jan. 22 to take home the Pinellas County Athletic Conference boys' soccer ...



New Largo High baseball coach handles curveball to start season  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO — Since becoming the new head coach for Largo High School baseball, Taylor Layner has overcome many obstacles in order to set a standard for the ...



Seminole, Osceola High students protest gun violence  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE – Joining thousands of students across the country March 14, hundreds of teens attending Seminole High School and Osceola Fundamental High ...



New start times may come to Osceola County schools next year  Osceola News-Gazette

Bell schedules may change in a big way for at least seven Osceola County schools in August. The School Board is considering a proposal to adjust start and ...



New Osceola County bell schedules approved despite complaints from parents  Osceola News-Gazette

New Osceola County school start times will go into effect in August, despite outcry from some parents this week.



Bye-bye Bardmoor? Golf courses disappear as developers seek a new kind of green  Tampa Bay Times

SEMINOLE — While single, lawyer Matthew Sullivan lived in a villa overlooking the Bardmoor golf course in Pinellas County. He liked the pastoral view so much ...



High school football returns Friday with kickoff classics  Osceola News-Gazette

It's back! Although none of the contests will count in the final records, high school football returns to Osceola County on Friday night as all eight public schools ...



Teen hospice volunteers learn about living from the elderly  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The hospice volunteer is a teenager, so he knows how to help a terminally ill patient reset the password on her laptop.



FHP searching for driver who sped off from fatal Seminole crash  ABC Action News

FHP troopers are searching for a driver that sped off from a car crash in Seminole. The crash killed a 20-year-old woman. Her grandmother is now fighting for her ...



Super schools: Graduation rates increase in Osceola County, across state  Osceola News-Gazette

The School District of Osceola County announced last week that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate increased to 89.3 percent, a 3 percent bump over last ...



Seminole entrepreneur turns an old horse trailer into a mobile bar  Tampa Bay Newspapers

SEMINOLE — When Krysten Strauser was 10 years old, her parents operated a snow cone food truck. During summer breaks and on weekends, she'd join them ...



Osceola students mark higher performance on state assessments  Osceola News-Gazette

Highlights of the results for the Osceola School District on the spring 2019 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments are as ...



Tough schedule stands in way of impressive streak  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola High School enters the 2019 football season with an impressive streak of eight consecutive seasons of winning nine or more games and an ...



Kissimmee aviation charter school shut down amid allegations of falsifying documents, safety concerns  Osceola News-Gazette

The charter for a newly opened aviation school in Kissimmee was revoked Tuesday night amid allegations of falsifying documents and unsafe learning ...



Plotting their paths: Decision Day rewards OHS students with post-graduation plans  Osceola News-Gazette

High schools have held Signing Day for years for students headed to universities on athletic scholarships.



Court date set after district revokes aviation school charter  Osceola News-Gazette

A failed Kissimmee aviation academy is set to go to trial in June after its charter was revoked by the Osceola County School District last month.



Kowboy On! OHS wins 2nd state boys basketball championship in 3 years  Osceola News-Gazette

The Osceola Kowboys made a quick run to the locker room at halftime of the Class 9A state championship Saturday. Playing for their second state title in three ...



A tribute to Pete Edwards: A staple of Osceola County  Osceola News-Gazette

There are movers and shakers in every community who push progress in the right direction.



Attention: Osceola High School Class of 1940-1978  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola High School is hosting a multi-class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Osceola High graduates from 1940 to 1978. Each year the event adds the newest ...



Osceola Middle School celebrates 30 years | Seminole  Tampa Bay Newspapers

On Sept. 5, Brenda Dannewitz, Osceola Middle School's longtime chorus teacher, and several other teachers sorted through items in the school's time capsule ...



Leading ladies: Osceola County celebrates 'Woman Warrior' honorees  Osceola News-Gazette

In honor of Women's History Month, Osceola County recognized five women for their positive contributions to the community on March 11.



Tohopekaliga gets new coach  Osceola News-Gazette

For a second time in as many seasons, the Tohopekaliga Tigers will have a new football coach.



Habitat for Humanity's 500th home in Pinellas fulfills dream for St. Petersburg mother  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — After Hurricane Irma damaged the roof of her Harbordale neighborhood rental home, Laquinda Currie was forced to move her mattress ...



Osceola High teen killed in dirt bike crash remembered as adventurous, kind  Tampabay.com

Devin Chester had an ease with the extreme that his family found stunning. At 3 years old, his father said, the little boy could throttle up and zoom off on a dirt ...



Three-peat Malyke — Hines wins 3A 138-pound wrestling title in final high school match  Osceola News-Gazette

The streak lives. For a 13th consecutive year, an Osceola High School wrestler claimed an individual state title, as senior Malyke Hines won the Class 3A ...



From SunRail to Split Oak: Here's what made news in Osceola County in 2018  Osceola News-Gazette

The end of a year brings reflection, and here at the Osceola News-Gazette, we are looking back at some of the biggest local news stories to impact our ...



Warriors will wake up later  Warrior Record Online

Warriors will be able to sleep in a few minutes later next year. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, “The school board approved several changes to school start and ...



Frank Ford, Kowboys hardcourt legend, passes away at 53  Osceola News-Gazette

Frank Ford, one of the leaders of the 1983 undefeated Osceola High School basketball team and an idol for the local youngsters of the time who enjoyed ...



2014 Osceola Fundamental High valedictorian home from MIT found dead at TIA  Tampabay.com

SEMINOLE — Christina E. Tournant's family joked when she was growing up that she was wise beyond her years, a precocious kid who could figure out almost ...



Narcoossee flag football undefeated; Decesare breaks county track records  Osceola News-Gazette

On this, the end of the last week of the 2018-19 Osceola County school year, here are a couple of pieces of news from the county's elementary and middle ...



Top Pinellas County high school graduates get the last word  Tampabay.com

As the 2014-15 school year winds down, it's time to check in with the top graduates from Pinellas County high schools. We asked them to reflect on what they got ...



Kissimmee native keeps Navy's most advanced helicopters flying  Osceola News-Gazette

A 2009 Osceola High School graduate and Kissimmee native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most ...



Studious students start studying  Warrior Record Online

Testing season for the FSAs and EOCs is coming up in the next few days. The FSAs and EOCs, “serve Florida students by measuring education gains and ...



Florida golf courses disappear as developers seek new kind of green  Daily Commercial

SEMINOLE — While single, lawyer Matthew Sullivan lived in a villa overlooking the Bardmoor golf course in Pinellas County. He liked the pastoral view so much ...



Osceola Arts continues 2018-19 Theatre Season; 'Sister Act' to premier March 1  Osceola News-Gazette

It's the start of another new year and Osceola's own local arts agency, Osceola Arts, is ready to go — all with a mission to promote and foster interest and.



WRESTLING: Manatee captures district title - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

CLEARWATER. The Manatee High wrestling team crowned five district champions in winning the Class 3A-District 8 meet Friday night at Countryside High ...



Pinellas Game of the Week: Clearwater 49, Osceola 20  Tampabay.com

CLEARWATER — Tramar Reece found out Thursday morning that his mother, Tracey, died of a heart attack. The Clearwater junior defensive end skipped ...



Students Organize 'March For Our Lives' Throughout Tampa Bay  WUSF News

Madison Vogel had never organized a protest before. But following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, the Osceola High ...



No hitches in Osceola's game plan or chemistry  Tampabay.com

SEMINOLE — Last season, under new coach Steve Kuplicki, Osceola's girls soccer team went 16-3-1 and advanced to the second round of the Class 3A region ...



Four Commissioners Re-Elected in Largo  TB Reporter

LARGO – Four members of the Largo City Commission were re-elected Friday (Aug. 3) when no one showed up to run against them when the election qualifying ...



Michael Thornton: St. Pete's Finest –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. RIVERVIEW — Strong family ties helped to create a loving and caring heart in Michael Thornton. He grew up in south St.



Osceola students protest gun violence | Education  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rachel Christian. Staff Writer. Students across Osceola County staged peaceful school walk-outs Wednesday afternoon to show solidarity for students killed ...



Class of 2018  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola County high school seniors graduated this week at the Silver Spurs Arena. Hats off to the Class of 2018.



Roger Jones, Great Fla. Shootout and Kissimmee Klassic co-founder, passes away at age 69  Osceola News-Gazette

As the Osceola Kowboys prepare for a home game football game this evening, a pall has been cast over the campus as Roger Jones, the co-founder of the ...



Four questions with Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith before he helps lead the St. Pete Pride pa  Tampabay.com

A decade ago, Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith was afraid to tell his friends and family he was gay. On Saturday, he'll be leading the St. Pete Pride ...



Arrest made in molestation case | Local News  Tampa Bay Newspapers

A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy, responsible for protecting school grounds, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for allegedly having sexual relations with a ...



VAM, the new teacher evaluation system, stirs concern, confusion  Tampabay.com

Geoffrey Robinson is a National Board certified teacher at Osceola High School in Pinellas County who says 60 percent of his upper-level calculus students last ...



Osceola County sees five killings in three days  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rachel Christian. Staff Writer. Three murder cases with five victims in less than five days swept Osceola County this week. The most recent case took place ...



OHS hails champion Kowboys! | News | aroundosceola.com  Osceola News-Gazette

By Ken Jackson. Staff Writer. Monday usually comes in like a sleepy mule at work or school. But the staff and students at Osceola High School started this week ...



Kissimmee, county chip in for OHS championship rings  Osceola News-Gazette

By Ken Jackson. Staff Writer. A community that was behind the Osceola High School boys basketball team in its run to a state title in. News-Gazette Photo/Ken ...



Pinellas students spend Friday at SPIFFS International Folk Fair  Tampabay.com

St. Petersburg Irina Shook, 17, left, keeps a beat while Violette Govan, 16, dances and Francis Gerard, 16, also drums at the SPIFFS 39th annual International ...



Holiday events fill December calendars | Local News  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Tis the season, and around Pinellas calendars are filling quickly with a variety of special holiday events, including the following.



Kowboys could win it all again  Osceola News-Gazette

OHS Coach Nate Alexander might hoist another state championship trophy at OHS in the near future. Photo/Rick Pedone.



Osceola cross country runner AJ Jimenez on pace toward goals  Tampabay.com

Abimael "AJ" Jimenez has always been reaching for something more. Whether its a race time, a school record, a team captainship or a conference title, the ...



Storm lacrosse teams look forward to districts  Osceola News-Gazette

Celebration's Charlotte Spencer, left, leads the team with 73 goals. Photo/John Warner.



Warriors tackling the competition  Warrior Record Online

Friday, the Varsity football team entered their second game of the season with a match up against the Dunedin Falcons. With that victory, his team won for the ...



Kowboys' Hines is state wrestling champ; OHS 6th in Class 3A  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Malyke Hines defeated Miami Beach's Daishon Felton in the first round of the 120-pound Class 3A state wrestling tournament, and went on to win the ...



After rough start, this ex-FIU standout is one step from major leagues  Miami Herald

Former Florida International University baseball standout Edwin Rios, 24, is playing Triple-A ball for the Oklahoma City Dodgers (part of the L.A. Dodgers ...



District softball: Osceola romps late; Mitchell rallies  Tampabay.com

SEMINOLE — Osceola's late-season run is awfully similar to the one it had a year ago. The Warriors won the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship, ...



All-County Wrestling: state champ Malyke Hines of OHS dominated  Osceola News-Gazette

By J. Daniel Pearson. Osceola's Malyke Hines (top) won the Class 3A 120-pound state championship. Photo/Martin Maddock. For the News-Gazette. It wasn't a ...



OHS awarded duals state wrestling tournament  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Malyke Hines (left) competes at last year's state wrestling tournament at the Silver Spurs Arena. Photo/Martin Maddock.



David M. Jackson – Desert Storm & Iraq War Veteran – Santa Clarita Resident  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Coffee Meet-up. I am in constant receipt of input from fellow veterans, friends, loyal Signal newspaper subscribers, etc., and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. David M.



Diggin' Florida Dirt: If you feed them, they will come  Tampabay.com

Cindy Smith grew up, got married and raised two sons in Pinellas County before she saw her first hummingbird. "I thought it was a big bug. It zoomed to the ...



Bengtson, Aussem announce engagement  Concord Monitor

Bengtson – Aussem Dr. Steven Bengtson and Dr. Jacqueline Freese of Concord announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Bengtson, to Lindsey Aussem, ...



New tacos, tapas bar opens in downtown Kissimmee  Osceola News-Gazette

Visitors to downtown's main drag may have noticed some new tunes and aromas coming from the open doors beside Kissimmee Diner.



Smith saw people, services change in Osceola | Education  Osceola News-Gazette

The staff at Ross Jefferies Student Services are from left, Elizabeth Lane, Toni Rapinesi, Elizabeth Peterson, Consuelo Ponce-Salmon, Anir Gonzalez, Keisha ...



The 13th Annual Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG – After an amazing display of talent, The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners in The 13th Annual Walker's ...



Parkland Survivors Rally In St. Petersburg On The 'Road To Change' Bus Tour  WUSF News

Supporters gathered in downtown St. Petersburg Thursday to welcome survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The voter registration.



Teen girl dies in Redington Shores boating accident  Tampabay.com

REDINGTON SHORES — Deviny Boese gripped the inner tube as it skipped across the warm, afternoon water off Redington Beach. The 15-year-old had just ...



Girls basketball preview: Lady Dogs defend conference crown  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Naquana Gray (22) defends against Ridge Community. Photo/Martin Maddock.



Sept. 11 attacks changed Osceola track standout's life  Orlando Sentinel

Osceola track standout Domonique Turner moved to Florida after her mother's close encounter during Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.



Tampa Bay native founds Cuban skateboarding team and apparel line  Tampabay.com

Skateboarding and Cuban culture were a large part of Steven Andrew Garcia's upbringing in the Tampa Bay area. Now he has combined the two into a business ...



Shore's Men's Wear icon passes, store to remain open  Osceola News-Gazette

By Ken Jackson. Staff Writer. A longtime mainstay and driving force for the downtown Kissimmee row of merchants has left behind a legacy of making sure ...



Kissimmee boxer one of only six males to qualify for Team USA  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rick Pedone. Sports Editor. Flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas took one of the most difficult paths possible to the 2016 Olympic Games, which begin Friday with ...



Stoneman Douglas Memorial Being Dismantled For Preservation  WUSF News

For the past month, a massive memorial of teddy bears, balloons and other loving tributes left for the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting has sat.



Three questions with Osceola's Hayley Misewich  Tampabay.com

Osceola High School's Hayley Misewich figures she was about 8 or 9 years old when she discovered sand volleyball. After starting out on traditional hard courts, ...



Osceola's Alex Medina is Male Soccer Player of the Year  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Alex Medina is the News-Gazette Soccer Player of the Year. Photo/Rob Herbert.



Coconut oil is a successful business for this entrepreneur  Tampabay.com

TAMPA. Erin Meagher, a willowy blond with a beachy tomboy vibe, rarely stops to reflect on all she has done. In merely four years, the 30-year-old former high ...



St. Petersburg teen seeks answers over rare gastroparesis  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG. The stomach distress started more than a year ago, during summer vacation. Payton Foster, then 15, ate breakfast and then felt nauseous.



Boys basketball starts off their season  Warrior Record Online

Wednesday night at 6:30, the boys' basketball team had their first game of the season against Largo. The team has been practicing together since the first week ...



Kissimmee grad party shooting teen arrest: Arrest in Kissimmee grad party shooting  Orlando Sentinel

KISSIMMEE - The long history of violence inOsceola County's most dangerous neighborhood claimed another young life this week and produced the arrest early ...



Dispute Over School Security Costs Divides Officials In Sarasota  WUSF News

School districts across Florida are grappling with how to implement a new law adopted after the mass school shooting in Parkland. In the next academic year.



Sarasota School Board Member Apologizes For Insults  WUSF News

A Sarasota County School Board member had a tough time keeping his composure during an emotional apology at Tuesday's board meeting.



Month after father of 12 is slain, St. Petersburg family asks for help solving his murder  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — The baby boy named Legend was just 4 days old when his father, Johnny "Tazz" Brown, was shot multiple times in front of their apartment ...



Students Take Center Stage At Gun Violence Prevention Event In Tampa  WUSF News

A group of activists marked Gun Violence Prevention Day over the weekend with an annual speaking and voter registration event at The Portico in Downtown.



The Florida Aquarium hires new CEO from Chicago  Tampabay.com

TAMPA — The Florida Aquarium has hired Roger Germann to be the organization's next president and chief executive officer. Germann, 48, was previously the ...



Hillsborough forward Trinity Baptiste gets extra boost from the crowd  Tampabay.com

On paper, Hillsborough High was the better team. But early in its Class 6A region girls basketball semifinal against Osceola on Tuesday, the Terriers didn't look ...



Teens enjoy 'Evening Under the Stars' at All Children's Hospital  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG. Audra Dick started Saturday like any other day, with vitamins and steroids and oral chemotherapy. She brushed her light brown, ...



Evening with the Chefs 2018 restaurants culinary students Clearwater Beach May 11  Creative Loafing Tampa

Next month, their collaborative tasting presents several small plates in one sitting.



Mustangs' Falco, Hurricanes' Price top qualifiers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

KISSIMMEE. Led by Sophia Falco and Kavious Price, area athletes put on quite a show in the field events and on the track Saturday. A junior at Lakewood ...



Tampa Bay Lawmakers Questioned About Gun Reform At 'Town Hall For Our Lives'  WUSF News

Susana Matta Valdivieso was hiding in a dark classroom when a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



South Fla. Students, Parents, Elected Officials Launch '17 For Change' To Keep Gun Control Momentum  WUSF News

In the aftermath of the massive outpouring of support at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C., and around the country, South Florida students, parents ...



Mustangs girls, Sarasota boys win districts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. The experimenting is over for the Lakewood Ranch High track and field teams. Knowing they would be competing in Class 4A, the highest ...



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