Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Boys soccer: Sunlake, River Ridge cruise, advance to district championship

NEW PORT RICHEY — For the fourth consecutive season, Sunlake and River Ridge will meet in a boys soccer district championship match. Sunlake and River Ridge took care of business in the Class 3A, District 8 semifinals, as the Seahawks defeated Land O...
Updated: 6 months ago

Boys soccer: East Lake advances to district final to face Clearwater

TARPON SPRINGS — Familiar style, familiar result.Playing against the same, packed-in St. Petersburg defense it faced in a victory six weeks ago, East Lake persisted again for a 2-0 triumph in Wednesday’s Class 4A-10 semifinal."It played out the same ...
Updated: 6 months ago

Boys soccer: Berkeley Prep, Clearwater Central Catholic advance to district final

TAMPA — For Jared Zukoski, it was time for a change.Zukoski, a junior, scored the deciding goal as fourth-seeded Berkeley Prep upset No. 1 Tampa Prep 2-1 (2-1 in penalty kicks) on Wednesday night in the Class 2A, District 9 semifinals.Berkeley Prep w...
Updated: 6 months ago
It’s a banner year (literally) for Countryside girls soccer

It’s a banner year (literally) for Countryside girls soccer

CLEARWATER — For the record, Countryside has been a highly capable girls soccer team for a very long time. The Cougars won a state championship in 1995. That’s why it was surprising that they had not won a district championship since 1998."We weren’t...
Updated: 6 months ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Bella Jaramillo and Jackson Eckley

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Bella Jaramillo and Jackson Eckley

HomeTeam Hot Shots Bella Jaramillo, Wesley ChapelThis is Jaramillo’s fourth season on Wesley Chapel’s varsity soccer team. She has never gone through a losing season with the Wildcats, but there has always been one nemesis: Pasco. They were 1-7-2 ag...
Updated: 6 months ago
Gap closing between River Ridge and soccer power Sunlake

Gap closing between River Ridge and soccer power Sunlake

NEW PORT RICHEY — The string of state tournament runs for Sunlake High School has made a great mark for Pasco County boys soccer.But it’s also been kind of a pain for the county teams stuck in the same region as Sunlake. One of them is River Ridge. "...
Updated: 6 months ago
From Finland, with love: Kyle Curinga’s back stateside with Rowdies

From Finland, with love: Kyle Curinga’s back stateside with Rowdies

When Kyle Curinga decided he wanted to be a professional soccer player, he knew it was going to take a lot of sacrifice. There aren’t many places nearby for a kid from Clearwater to get paid to play the game.So after a stellar career at Clearwater Ce...
Updated a year ago
Jesuit High aids soccer ‘brothers’ from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Jesuit High aids soccer ‘brothers’ from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

TAMPA — Moments before Thursday’s soccer game began, players from Jesuit and Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola met at midfield. The boys looked on as a referee flipped a coin, then they shook hands, and, together, said a prayer — some in English, some in...
Updated a year ago

MLS expansion is coming to Nashville; Tampa Bay may be a future candidate

Nashville apparently is in. Now, three other MLS expansion hopefuls — and a fourth that has been in limbo for years — will await their fate with the growing league, with the Tampa Bay area lurking behind the leaders as a possible future destination. ...
Updated a year ago
Palm Harbor University soccer takes on tough schedule

Palm Harbor University soccer takes on tough schedule

EAST LAKE — There is nothing anyone can say to make Palm Harbor University’s boys soccer team feel better about last season.It is no use noting that the Hurricanes went 17-3, won their third consecutive district title and were ranked eighth overall i...
Updated a year ago