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  • District volleyball roundup: Sunlake nabs first title

    District volleyball roundup: Sunlake nabs first title  HUDSON — The first district championship in Sunlake history wasn’t going to come easy. Not only were the Seahawks facing the defending champ in Thursday night’s Class 5A, District 8 final, they were doing it on Fivay’s home court. In the end, Sunlake pushed aside the odds to repeat what ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Pick six: Spotlight on Tampa Bay's top Week 9 games

    Pick six: Spotlight on Tampa Bay's top Week 9 games Hudson (4-3, 2-1) at River Ridge (6-1, 3-0), 7:30  What’s on the line: For River Ridge, a win would clinch a playoff spot, which would be the school’s first playoff appearance since 1998. Coach Ryan Benjamin said he isn’t hiding that fact from his team. “They know what’s at stake,” ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Tampa Bay defensive stat leaders after Week 8

    Defense Tackles Player Solo Asst Total Joe Ryan, Plant 55 57 112 Trent Puleo, Seffner Christian 46 49 95 Austin Yeloushan, Sunlake 60 32 92 Cody Endris, Tampa Catholic 44 47 91 Javon Morgan, Gibbs 51 40 91 Patrick Colleran, Plant City 44 46 90 Anthony Williams, Central 51 39 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Week 9 predictions

    Cambridge Christian at Carrollwood Kelly Parsons: Cambridge Christian, 45-28 Rodney Page: Cambridge Christian, 35-24 Bob Putnam: Cambridge 35-21   Keswick Christian at Citrus Park Christian Kelly Parsons: Keswick Christian, 35-31 Rodney Page: Keswick Christian, 42-21 Bob Putnam: Keswick Christian 35-21   Bishop McLaughlin at Windermere Prep Kelly Parsons: Windermere Prep, ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District volleyball roundup: Hernando, Weeki Wachee back in final

    ZEPHYRHILLS — There will be a rematch for the Class 5A, District 7 title after Tuesday’s semifinal wins by defending champion Hernando and Weeki Wachee, last year’s runnerup. The Leopards and Hornets play for the title Thursday night at 7. Hernando (15-3) rallied from a game down for a 12-25, ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 10:08 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Region golf roundup: Mitchell sweeps into state tournament

    TRINITY — Mitchell’s girls team repeated as the Class 2A, Region 5 champion with an overall score of 330, four strokes better than last year’s region title team. Once again, Shyanne Dove led the Mustangs with a tournament-low 77 Tuesday at Heritage Springs, tying her score from last year’s tournament.  ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 9:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Associated Press state football poll: Week 9

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings. Area teams in bold:   Class 8A Record  Pts Prv 1. Dr. Phillips (13)                        7-0     144 ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Associated Press

  • HomeTeam football 25: District play shakes things up a bit

    HomeTeam football 25: District play shakes things up a bit 1. (1) Armwood (7-0, 6-0) Last week: Beat Lennard 56-0 This week: at King Lowdown: The Hawks recorded their fourth straight shutout and have allowed just nine points in the past six games. That type of dominance was expected. What makes this team scary good is an offense that has ...
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    Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 at 4:04 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs

    Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs Team of the week Leto.  The Falcons won their first game (on the field) since 2009. Leto was credited with a forfeit win over Armwood in 2011, but the 18-15 win over Middleton on Friday is much sweeter. The win snaps a 32-game losing streak, and of course it wasn’t ...
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    Sun. Oct. 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Oct. 11-17

    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, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 17. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:40 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Zephyrhills 56, Central 7

    ZEPHYRHILLS — For the second time this season, Zephyrhills racked up 56 points. The Bulldogs, who scored as many in their second game of the season against Gulf, matched their most productive offensive showing since scoring 70 in a blowout of Central last season. Zephyrhills got three touchdowns apiece from ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:40 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Football: Pasco 24, Hernando 2

    DADE CITY — With starting quarterback Grant Starling sidelined with an ankle injury, Pasco rode running back Jakiah Felder to a 24-2 win over Hernando. Felder gashed the defense of the Leopards (1-5, 1-3 Class 5A-6) for 195 yards on 28 carries to help set up all three scored drives ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:36 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Football: South Sumter 48, Nature Coast 15

    BUSHNELL — South Sumter proved it is head-over-heels above every team in Class 5A, District 6 with a 48-15 rout of Nature Coast at Raider Field, all but sealing its 17th district title in 21 years. The Raiders (8-0, 5-0) scored six rushing touchdowns with their fast-paced attack and one ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Orlando Colonial 49, Weeki Wachee 21

    It took a 22-point deficit before Weeki Wachee got a spark on offense, and by then, it was too late to overcome the output of Orlando Colonial (3-4), which won 49-21 Friday night. Key drive: Weeki Wachee (1-7) got its first points in the second quarter when Alec Cromie hooked ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay

    Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay The high school football season has been shaped to an extraordinary extent by Tampa Bay quarterbacks who consistently put up eye-popping numbers. Five quarterbacks have already thrown for 400-plus yards in a game. Twelve are ranked among the top 50 (for passing yards) in the state, according to MaxPreps. Several ...
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    Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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