Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hometeam

After a taste of state success, Sunlake swim team ready for more

After a taste of state success, Sunlake swim team ready for more

LAND O' LAKES — With the crowd cheering and the announcer bellowing, four girls from Sunlake High stood behind Lane 3 last year at the state swimming and diving meet, trying not to think about the ultimate possibility.Could they actually w...
Published: 10/09/18
Unbeaten Plant enters the volleyball postseason on a mission

Unbeaten Plant enters the volleyball postseason on a mission

TAMPA — When it comes to high school volleyball, Tampa has been one of the most successful cities in the state. Berkeley Prep and Tampa Prep each have won 15 state titles. Plant isn't far behind with 10.The Panthers won five straight state titl...
Published: 10/09/18
HomeTeam 15: Power rankings for football, Week 8

HomeTeam 15: Power rankings for football, Week 8

Memorable finishes, statement victories and impressive rushing performances highlighted last week's games. Jesuit had the biggest win of all, beating previously undefeated Kissimmee Osceola and jumping into the top five. And there are plenty of games...
Published: 10/08/18
Sunday Morning QB: Earl Garcia’s alone at the top

Sunday Morning QB: Earl Garcia’s alone at the top

Highlights from Week 7 of high school football in Tampa Bay:Coach of the WeekEarl Garcia, Hillsborough: It wasn't the prettiest game ever played — the Terriers offense didn't score a point — but Hillsborough returned a fumble with under a...
Published: 10/07/18
Football: Jesuit 21, Kissimmee Osceola 7

Football: Jesuit 21, Kissimmee Osceola 7

TAMPA — Jesuit snapped Kissimmee Osceola's 29-game win streak with a sound performance from all three phases.The Tigers won 21-7 behind a punt return touchdown, a fumble recovery touchdown and a rushing touchdown.Jesuit (6-0) avenged a 35-0 los...
Published: 10/06/18
Football: Armwood 44, Plant City 24

Football: Armwood 44, Plant City 24

PLANT CITY — Until Friday, it was defense that had made previously undefeated Plant City nearly untouchable this season, giving up just eight total touchdowns against its first six opponents.In the early going against Armwood, it appeared the Hawks m...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/06/18
Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia now the winningest football coach in Tampa Bay

Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia now the winningest football coach in Tampa Bay

TAMPA — If Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia was finally going to break Billy Turner’s record as the all-time winningest coach in Tampa Bay, he needed a miracle Friday night. The Terriers were down 6-0 with no timeouts and just under a minute remaining ...
Published: 10/06/18
Football: Wiregrass Ranch 24, Gaither 7

Football: Wiregrass Ranch 24, Gaither 7

WESLEY CHAPEL — Having a good defense means never having to say you’re sorry. It also means Wiregrass Ranch is back in contention for its third straight playoff berth. The Bulls came through with a goal-line stand in the first half and forced five se...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/06/18
Football: Blake 19, Middleton 16

Football: Blake 19, Middleton 16

TAMPA — Junior running back Omarion Coleman scored on a 4-yard touchdown with just over a minute left and senior safety Khalil Scott picked off Gabe Weldon in the end zone to cap a wild fourth quarter and secure a 19-16 victory for Blake over Middlet...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/06/18

Football: Boca Ciega 44, Gibbs 8

ST. PETERSBURG — Momentum builders. That’s what Boca Ciega coach Max Smith calls the final five minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half, big opportunities to put games away."No one does it like the New England Patriots...
Published: 10/05/18