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Basketball Recruits Eight for New Season


Coach Micheal Jones announced that PHSC basketball has signed eight recruits for the 2014-2015 season. The recruits are:

Taylor Breck from Apopka, Fla.
Je Quan De Lugo from Orlando, Fla.
Deion Fields from Apopka, Fla.
Foday-Bai Kamara from Washington, D.C.
Carlos Perez-Clemente from Spring Hill, Fla.
Jamal Pollydore from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shane Temara from Camillus, N.Y.
Ronnie Williams from Cicero, N.Y.

Sophomores Sign Letters of Intent


On April 16, Pasco-Hernando State College hosted a signing day event for the sophomore athletes that signed letters of intent to play for universities after they graduate from PHSC. Four volleyball players signed with the following universities:

Jessica Amador – Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
Jessi Shapiro – Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
Courtney Crawford – Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale
Michelle Bulnes – University of West Florida, Pensacola

Baseball Team Loses in Ninth Inning


State College of Florida hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning off starter Danny Rodriguez to defeat the Conquistadors 2-1 on Monday afternoon in Bradenton. Rodriguez (6-3) pitched his third complete game of the season in the loss. PHSC managed only six hits off the Manatees staff. Tyler Cooler went 2 for 4 in the game. The team (20-16) will finish the regular season at the College of Central Florida on May 1st.

Baseball Defeats Tampa JV


Pasco-Hernando State College defeated the University of Tampa JV 14-3 at the West Campus. Chris McCormick (7-3) picked up the win pitching six strong innings allowing one run on four hits. Tyler Cooler led the hitters going 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Brennan Allen went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs and Tyler Ramsey 2 for 3 with an RBI. The team improved to 20-15 on the season and will travel to State College of Florida in Bradenton on Monday for a 3 p.m. game.

Rained Out Again


The game today at the College of Central Florida has been rained out. The game will be rescheduled for Thursday, May 1st at 3 p.m. The team is scheduled to host the University of Tampa JV tomorrow at noon. Chris McCormick is the scheduled starter.

Student Art Display ─ Artistic Elements


The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will display works from current students in its upcoming exhibit, Artistic Elements. An opening reception, sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs from April 24 through May 29, 2014.

Gallery visitors will explore the imagination, controlling process and material resulting in expressions deeply rooted in the personal vocabulary of visual form held by each student.

The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is located in the Alric Pottberg Library on the West Campus in New Port Richey. Art gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. The college is closed on Fridays during the summer beginning May 16. Art exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information about exhibits and viewing times at the art gallery, call 727-816-3231.

Baseball Game Rained Out


Today's baseball game scheduled for Rollins College JV in Winter Park was rained out. The game will not be made up.  Pasco-Hernando (19-15) will host the Swedish National Team in a scrimmage game on Thursday at 3 p.m. The next regular scheduled game will be at the College of Central Florida in Ocala on Friday at 3 p.m. Danny Rodriguez will be the starting pitcher.

PHSC Falls to Hillsborough


Pasco-Hernando fell 11-4 to Hillsborough Community College in Tampa on Friday afternoon. The pitching staff struggled all afternoon allowing thirteen hits, five walks and hitting seven batters in the game. Reliever Clifton Harris (0-2) took the loss for the Conquistadors. Tyler Cooler and Aderly Perez each had two hits in the game to lead the hitters. The team fell to 19-15 on the season and will travel to Rollins College JV in Winter Park on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game. Chris McCormick will be the starting pitcher.

Baseball Team Wins In Ten Innings


Pasco-Hernando scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning and held on to defeat the University of Tampa JV 11-10 on Wednesday night in Tampa. Tyler Ramsey came in relief of Chris Frosch (3-1) to pick up the save. PHSC lost leads of 3-0 and 9-5 in the game. Starter Danny Rodriguez pitched six innings allowing five runs, three earned on six hits while striking out nine. Justin Ortiz led the hitters going 4 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs and Brennan Allen also went 3 for 5 with three doubles and two RBIs. Jose Alonzo also had two doubles in the game. The win improved the team to 19-14 on the season. PHSC will travel to Hillsborough Community College on Friday for a 2 p.m. game.

Poetry Reading at North Campus―Brooksville


PHSC will host its bi-annual Celebration of Poetry on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m., room B104, at the North Campus in Brooksville. Students, community members, faculty and staff are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading.

Professor Emeritus Richard Downing, Ph.D., and Professor of Language Arts Kay McKamy, Ph.D., are coordinating the event. PHSC students, faculty and staff, some of whom are published, will read samples of their work. PHSC’s North Campus Student Government Association and the newly formed Fine Arts Club will provide refreshments and door prizes.

Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. For more information call Kay McKamy at 352-797-5109.