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HomeTeam Hot shots: Nominations for Feb. 21-27
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Jordan Broderick, softball, Seminole
Daneesha Davidson, track, Hillsborough
Aubrey Ehlers, softball, Dunedin
Ashley Gentz, track, Nature Coast
Lizzie Jackson, softball, Bloomingdale
Brook Schwaner, softball, River Ridge
Andrew Abbott, baseball, Alonso
Travis Bianco, basketball, St. Petersburg
David Kornitzer, track, Newsome
Jacob Mohr, wrestling, Boca Ciega
Storm Schenk, wrestling, Mitchell
Justin Young, baseball, Hernando
 

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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Feb. 21-27

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 27. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 28, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Baseball: Northeast 6, Countryside 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was only the bottom of the first inning, but Northeast coach Rob Stanifer knew how important a second run would be in Friday night’s Class 7A, District 9 game against Countryside. That was why he called for a bases loaded squeeze play with one out. The ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Wesley Chapel 2, Pasco 1

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Branden McLeod scattered six hits and struck out eight in pitching host Wesley Chapel to a 2-1 win over Class 5A, District 7 rival Pasco on Friday. McLeod, a senior right-hander who also walked two and improved to 4-0, allowed only an unearned run in the top ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral

    State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral LAKELAND — When Jefferson began its first state semifinal game in 41 years Friday against Miami Norland, it focused on Vikings forward Dewan Huell. After all, the junior’s 6-foot-10 frame made it hard for him not to be the center of attention. But as the Dragons spent their energy trying ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory steps down

    Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory steps down Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory has resigned from his job after two seasons with the Crusaders, the school announced Friday. Gregory, who served as an assistant at Tampa Catholic for four years before taking his first head coaching job, cited family reasons for his resignation. His wife is expecting ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State boys basketball: Nationally-ranked foe takes out Gibbs

    State boys basketball: Nationally-ranked foe takes out Gibbs LAKELAND — Gibbs played a challenging schedule this season that yielded few easy nights. Losses piled up early, and that was fine. The plan all along was to get ready for postseason games such as the one the Gladiators played Friday at the Lakeland Center. Still, it wasn’t enough for ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 2:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: Tarpon Springs can't hold on down the stretch (with video)

    State boys basketball: Tarpon Springs can't hold on down the stretch (with video) LAKELAND — Throughout the season, Tarpon Springs’ up-tempo offense was run with such efficiency that defenders might as well have been folding chairs for all the opposition they presented. The Spongers’ frenzied pace was a big reason they set school records for wins (30), longest win streak (18) and advanced ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: Dunedin SS Trevor Jensen commits to St. Petersburg College

    Dunedin senior shortstop Trevor Jensen has committed to St. Petersburg College. Jensen is a slick fielding infielder who is hitting .471 through seven games for the undefeated Falcons. He also has six RBIs and four stolen bases. As a junior, Jensen hit .530 with seven doubles and 14 stolen bases. ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Hernando 5, Springstead 2 (10 innings)

    SPRING HILL — It took a two-out double in the 10th inning, but Hernando was able to knock Springstead from the ranks of the unbeaten Thursday night.  The Leopards won the extra-inning thriller 5-2 on their county rivals’ home field in large part due to solid pitching and clutch hitting. ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District wrestling: Dixie Hollins nabs another crown

    District wrestling: Dixie Hollins nabs another crown TRINITY —The team outcome was never in doubt at the Class 2A, District 9 wrestling tournament at Mitchell High. The Rebels, winners of three straight district titles, led the whole way and dominated the team standings with 230.5 points. Mitchell was second with 132.5, Northeast third (116), Osceola fourth (101) ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:39 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year

    State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year LAKELAND — St. Petersburg was trying to take the feel-good vibes from its first three playoff games and extrapolate them to unprecedented levels in Thursday’s Class 8A state semifinal against Oviedo Hagerty. The Green Devils, hoping to advance to the championship for the first time since 1935, watched as their ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: Tarpon Springs’ big man takes center stage

    State boys basketball: Tarpon Springs’ big man takes center stage TARPON SPRINGS — On Friday, basketball aficionados will get their first extended view of Tarpon Springs forward Scottie James when his team takes on Tallahassee Rickards in the Class 5A state semifinals at the Lakeland Center. What they will see is a player who combines the best elements of the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 5:34 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: A rivalry that works in Jefferson’s favor

    TAMPA — Jefferson High was down by six points with 30 seconds left to play against Lehigh in the Class 6A region final. Thinking the game was all but over, people began streaming toward the exits as Lehigh fans jeered the Dragons’ demise.  Thanks to a family friendship that started ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Dunedin 12, East Lake 0

    DUNEDIN — What promised to be a close game between Dunedin and East Lake, two of the top teams in the area, turned out to be about as one-sided as possible. The Falcons pounded out 13 hits and junior left-hander Colton Widdows threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District wrestling preview for Tampa Bay

    District wrestling preview for Tampa Bay Class 3A-8 When/where: 11 a.m. Saturday, Riverview  Teams: Bloomingdale, Durant, East Bay, Bradenton Manatee, Newsome, North Port, Riverview, Sarasota Riverview Favorite: Host Riverview won the Cougar Invitational for the second time in school history, which bodes well for this weekend’s meet. Wrestlers to watch: Riverview has ample talent in Kizhan ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 8:12 p.m. | Times Staff

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