Sarasota’s Ryals resigns as Sailors football coach

SARASOTA – The head football coach at Sarasota High School has resigned. Coach Bryan Ryals was there for 4 seasons and went 16–25 with the Sailors. Sarasota hasn’t had a winning season since 2006 when they went 6–4. Ryals will remain with the school as its First Step Outreach Coordinator, a provider of substance–abuse treatment. A national search will begin for his replacement. Coach Ryals thanked the school for the opportunity and...

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Sarasota Christian hires former Riverview baseball coach

SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota Christian School announced that they have hired Chuck Antczak to be their new baseball coach. Antczak had most recently been at Riverview where he won 2 district titles in recent years before being fired last month. Antczak played high school ball at Sarasota and also coached at North Port and Cardinal Mooney prior to Riverview. The post Sarasota Christian hires former Riverview baseball coach appeared first...

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Bill Buck Chevrolet thanks Venice football team

SARASOTA COUNTY – Down the road in South Sarasota County the Indians are looking for back to back regional titles. Last night one of their sponsors, Bill Buck Chevrolet, held a thank you/ good luck dinner for the team at Bogey’s in Venice. I’m sure you’ve seen those Bill Buck commercials here on SNN featuring the 2017 Indians team. It’s a relationship that has worked out well for both parties involved. The Indians play Friday night at...

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Riverview alum Vincent Sellers Jr. named to FCS award list

SARASOTA COUNTY – Riverview alum Vincent Sellers Jr. was named to the Jerry Rice Award list. The award goes to the FCS “Freshman of the Year.” Sellers is a freshman at Tennessee State and recorded two interceptions on the season, returning both for touchdowns. He started 10 games, had 36 solo tackles, 5 of those for losses, and Sellers also scored a safety against Tennessee Tech. The post Riverview alum Vincent Sellers Jr. named to...

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Riverview’s Smithers reflects on statement win

SARASOTA COUNTY – Riverview’s victory Friday night at Vero Beach clinched them a spot in the regional final for the first time since 2004, but it also was a special one for head coach Josh Smithers. Coach Smithers is no stranger to the head coaching role. He spent 8 years as the head guy at his alma–mater Cardinal Mooney and found some success with the Cougars. But even coach said he never really won that big game, always falling...

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Riverview High School hires new baseball coach

SARASOTA COUNTY – After quite an extensive search Riverview High School has a new baseball coach. Riverview announced Monday afternoon former Booker High coach Jeremy Schmidt will take over the baseball program. Schmidt replaces Chuck Antczak, who was let go in late October. Riverview selected Schmidt from more than 30 candidates, some from outside of Florida. After winning 21 games and taking Booker to the regional final and being...

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