Monday, January 22, 2018

Prep Sports Report

District preview? Plant dispatches tough foe Wharton

TAMPA — Plant had suffered a couple of tough losses the past couple of weeks, losses that came after the Panthers held relatively big leads.Coach Joe Willis said what the Panthers needed Tuesday night was a solid finish at Wharton, easily one o...
Published: 01/09/18

Brooks DeBartolo hands Tampa Catholic first district loss in two years

TAMPA – The two best teams in Class 5A, District 9 played like it Tuesday night. Brooks DeBartolo jumped out to an early lead against Tampa Catholic, gave it up in the fourth quarter and hit big shots at the end of overtime to win 69-63.The win...
Published: 01/09/18
HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Boys basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. St. Petersburg (10-1)This week: Tuesday vs. Palm Harbor University; Saturday vs. Sickles (St. Petersburg shootout)The buzz: The Green Devils showed they can be serious state title contenders after a strong showing at the Under Armour Holiday Class...
Published: 01/09/18
Rowdies sign former CCC player Kyle Curinga

Rowdies sign former CCC player Kyle Curinga

The Tampa Bay Rowdies have added a local player to their roster for the 2018 season. Former Clearwater Central Catholic standout Kyle Curinga was signed by the club on Tuesday to play defender. Curinga, 23, also played at Florida Atlantic, in Finland...
Published: 01/09/18
Georgia OL Isaiah Wynn should add to Lakewood’s NFL draft legacy

Georgia OL Isaiah Wynn should add to Lakewood’s NFL draft legacy

Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn has the spotlight as the lone local starting in the college football championship game.In four months, Wynn will earn another memorable distinction, earning a spot alongside Ernest Givins, Pat Terrell, William Flo...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/09/18
HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Plant (11-0)This week: Tuesday at Wharton, Wednesday at Alonso, Friday vs. LetoThe buzz: The Panthers won the Jaguar Holiday tournament with three wins, including an impressive 26-point win over Carrollwood Day in the final. The team is chock full...
Published: 01/08/18

Clearwater Shootout roundup: Last-second win for Seminole

CLEARWATER – Tyrick Brascom produced, but Maxim Rock did him one better.After Seminole took its first lead since the first quarter late in the fourth, Brascom sank a pair of free throws and an amazing, athletic layup with eight seconds remainin...
Updated one month ago
Prep Hoops Sun Bash: Scoring record highlights Carrollwood Day’s win

Prep Hoops Sun Bash: Scoring record highlights Carrollwood Day’s win

TAMPA — Relentlessly, Carrollwood Day guard Malcolm Whitlow kept driving to the basket Saturday afternoon against Durant.And Whitlow kept scoring and scoring and scoring and scoring.By the time the final horn sounded he had racked up ...
Updated one month ago

Clearwater Shootout roundup: Lakewood tops Tampa Bay Tech

CLEARWATER — The pace of the game was ragged. So was the play.Fouls occurred as frequently as buckets.But it was a win, something Lakewood desperately needed.Surviving a defensive slug fest, the Spartans did just enough to pull out a 54-48 ...
Updated one month ago
Legendary area prep baseball coach Billy Reed dies at 86

Legendary area prep baseball coach Billy Reed dies at 86

He had no biological sons, but that was just a technicality.Hundreds — perhaps thousands — can attest that few had a stronger, more nurturing paternal presence in Tampa's inner city than Billy Reed."Just a great guy," said retired peer Fr...
Updated one month ago