Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Prep Sports Report

Boys basketball: Admiral Farragut 47, Jesuit 40

TAMPA — Last season, Admiral Farragut navigated through the ultra-tough Class 4A, District 4 tournament to make the playoffs under first-year coach Julian Allen.The Blue Jackets did it despite playing a weak non-conference schedule that did not...
Published: 12/06/17
HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. St. Petersburg (2-0)This week: Tuesday at East Lake; Friday at Palm Harbor UniversityThe buzz: Bolstered by the addition of Tampa Catholic guard Tai Strickland, the Green Devils have the scorers to make the region finals for a seventh straight sea...
Published: 12/05/17
Boys soccer: Palm Harbor University 2, East Lake 1

Boys soccer: Palm Harbor University 2, East Lake 1

EAST LAKE — For the first month of the season, East Lake has been as impressive as any boys soccer program in the area.The Eagles had not only won their first seven games under first-year coach Thurston Johnson, but they also had not allow...
Published: 12/05/17
Know the foe: Miami Northwestern

Know the foe: Miami Northwestern

Class 6A state football finalWho: Miami Northwestern (12-2) vs. Armwood (14-0)When/where: 8 p.m. Friday; Camping World Stadium, OrlandoAdmission: $12 (general admission) and $17 if purchased in advance; $15 (general) and $20 at the gate. Parking is $...
Published: 12/04/17
HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Lakewood (3-0)This week: Monday vs. Dixie Hollins, Thursday at Gibbs, Saturday vs. Lakewood RanchThe buzz: The Spartans are talented and got even better with the transfer of 6-foot-2 forward Macey Zeh Arndt (Seffner Christian). Senior forward...
Published: 12/04/17

Boys basketball: Ridgewood 83, Anclote 62

HOLIDAY — In a rematch of last year's narrow district semifinal victory, Ridgewood blitzed Anclote with a 27-point third quarter to topple the Sharks 83-62 on Thursday night.Ridgewood (2-0) followed up its season-opening victory against Zephyrh...
Published: 11/30/17
Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle resigns after seven seasons

Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle resigns after seven seasons

Jeremy Earle resigned as Jefferson football coach on Monday, which ended his 13-year run as a coach at the school. He started in 2005 as a quarterbacks coach and took over as head coach in 2011.It was a tumultuous season for Earle and the Dragons. He...
Published: 11/30/17
Work ethic, talent combine to make Frank Murphy Jr. Plant’s top WR

Work ethic, talent combine to make Frank Murphy Jr. Plant’s top WR

TAMPA — When Frank Murphy transferred to Plant during the summer after his freshman season at Strawberry Crest, he just wanted to fit in. He was the leading receiver (19 catches, 174 yards, three touchdowns) for a team that went 0-10. Now he wa...
Published: 11/30/17
HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball players to watch

HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball players to watch

Boys basketball season tipped off Monday. Once again the area is filled not only with talented teams, but talented players. Here's a look at some of the top returners in Tampa Bay:G Dionte Blanch, So., East Lake: After averaging 11.8 points per game ...
Published: 11/29/17
Two QBs instead of one? Plant D says bring’em on

Two QBs instead of one? Plant D says bring’em on

Here’s the dilemma for Plant’s defense on Friday against St. Johns Bartram Trail. The Panthers (12-1) must stop not just one quarterback but two. Seniors Joey Gatewood and Riley Smith trade possessions and each have almost identical numbe...
Published: 11/29/17