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  • Region girls soccer: Palm Harbor University 2, St. Petersburg 0

    PALM HARBOR — Palm Harbor University’s leading scorer, Marisa Ruland, was a spectator for Thursday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal against St. Petersburg.  She had a bruised elbow and strained quadriceps, and Hurricane defender Allyssa Woodring was limited because of a sprained ankle. With the injuries mounting, this was the playoff ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region girls soccer: Largo 8, Bayshore 0

    LARGO — The shackles were off, and Largo took full advantage. Against a passive Bayshore defense in Thursday’s Class 3A region quarterfinal, the Packers (16-6-1) reveled in the freedom. With Kyla Kreemer commanding a strong team offense, Largo easily dispatched the Bruins (8-8-1) in a mercy rule-shortened 8-0 decision. Next ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region girls soccer: East Bay 2, Seminole 1 (4-3 PKs)

    SEMINOLE — There was no way East Bay was going to let it happen again. In last week’s district final against Plant City, the Indians gave up a goal in the final minutes and lost the championship. Thursday night in the Class 4A region quarterfinal against Seminole, nursing a 1-0 ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region girls soccer: Plant City 1, Osceola 0

    PLANT CITY — Four-time district champion Plant City was in a familiar spot, hosting a team from Seminole in a region quarterfinal. Unlike last season, however, the Raiders’ season did not end with a home loss in that round. Plant City, which last year lost to Seminole, defeated Osceola 1-0 ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Region girls soccer: Robinson 4, Tarpon Springs 0

    Region girls soccer: Robinson 4, Tarpon Springs 0 TAMPA — Since losing to Largo in penalty kicks last season in the region semifinals, Robinson has kept the soccer ball safely nestled away on the bench. All the players have signed it, and the ball serves as a constant reminder of what could have been. “We’ve carried (the ball) ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region girls soccer: Mitchell 9, Winter Haven 0

    TRINITY — It took just a few minutes to recognize that Mitchell would outclass the visitors from Winter Haven on Thursday. But to have the game wrapped up by halftime? Even that seemed a stretch. “We all thought since it was playoffs that it might be a little tougher,” Mitchell’s ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls soccer: Springstead 4, Pasco 0

    Region girls soccer: Springstead 4, Pasco 0 SPRING HILL — Heading into Thursday night’s Class 3A region quarterfinal, Springstead was 1-11 all time in postseason play. That drought was left in the dust in a convincing shutout victory. Coming off of a district title, the Eagles overpowered Pasco on the way to a 4-0 win. “This isn’t ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region girls soccer: Newsome 6, Winter Park 0

    LITHIA — Newsome sophomore center forward Lauren Evans didn’t start. But she certainly finished. Evans, whose father Jerome Evans was a fullback on the 1996 Florida national championship team, scored three goals — the first two in a 33-second span — to spark a five-goal second half, helping undefeated Newsome ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:40 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region girls soccer: Land O‚ÄôLakes 5, Hudson 0

    LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes picked up right where it left off last week after thrashing Pasco in the district final by devouring Hudson 5-0 in Class 3A region quarterfinals Thursday. The Cobras (18-6-2) got some early pressure, but when forward Alexa Gernand went down with a leg injury, the ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:29 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls soccer: Shorecrest 1, Carrollwood Day 0

    TAMPA — The Class A region quarterfinal between host Carrollwood Day and Shorecrest was a defensive battle from the outset Thursday afternoon.  The Patriots entrenched Maddie Deneen, Molly Johnson and Chrissy Brynjolfsson along a back line that never crossed the midfield stripe. The Chargers flexed from three to as many ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 8:08 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Tampa Bay district girls basketball preview

    Tampa Bay district girls basketball preview There are certain days when Necole Tunsil has to remind herself that she is Lakewood’s varsity coach, not junior varsity. There are no seniors on the Spartans’ roster. But there are four juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. “They have absolutely tested my patience,” Tunsil said. “I have never, in ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • IRC's Damian King commits to Liberty

    In the past two seasons, Indian Rocks Christian's Damian King had built up an extensive list of offers from schools such as Kansas State, Missouri, Syracuse and West Virginia. But when King broke his thumb in the third game this past season, which sidelinied him for the remainder of the ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 5:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tennis: Shorecrest's Carolyn Cureton picks Florida Southern

    Shorecrest’s Carolyn Cureton has committed to play tennis at Florida Southern. Cureton has been a varsity tennis player at Shorecrest since the eighth grade. Last season, Cureton advanced to the Class A district semifinals. She also plays in USGA junior tournaments and has a state ranking of 79 by tennisrecruiting.com.. ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Boys basketball: Berkeley Prep 67, Tampa Catholic 59

    TAMPA — When they met earlier this month, Tampa Catholic’s Thomas Dziagwa and Kevin Knox combined for 49 points to lead the Crusaders to a big 4A-10 district win over Berkeley Prep. Adjustments were clearly made by the Bucs, as they held the duo in check on their way to ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:41 p.m. | Jacob Lynn

  • District boys soccer: Familiar hero for Tarpon Springs

    TARPON SPRINGS — In critical games, in desperate situations, Tarpon Springs’ T.J. Korfias has a knack for coming up with the big kick. Last season, Korfias had a tying goal in the Spongers’ eventual win over Bradenton Southeast in the region quarterfinals. Earlier this season, he scored off a penalty ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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