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  • Armwood on the hunt for preseason opponent

    For nearly six months Armwood had been scheduled to host St. John's (Washington D.C.) for its preseason matchup, a private-school team that made headlines last year with a season-opening 35-2 win against IMG Academy in Bradenton. But two weeks ago, the Cadets backed out of that agreement, stating that the ...
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    Fri. Aug. 07, 2015 at 11:03 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tavares Chase leaves IMG, returns to Plant City

    Tavares Chase leaves IMG, returns to Plant City Former Plant City wide receiver and four-star recruit Tavares Chase has transferred back to the Raiders, leaving IMG Academy after just one season, Plant City coach Greg Meyer confirmed.  Chase, a Clemson commit, has more than 20 Division-I offers, and the 6-foot-2, 180-pound rising senior had 25 receptions for 521 ...
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    Wed. Aug. 05, 2015 at 11:29 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox decides to stick to one sport

    Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox decides to stick to one sport For as long as Kevin Knox can remember, he has divided his time between football and basketball. But after a fast ascent in basketball, Knox has decided to give up playing on the gridiron. He made the decision after talking with the Crusaders football coaching staff following Tuesday’s practice.   ...
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    Tue. Aug. 04, 2015 at 9:55 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Plant LB Joe Ryan settles on Army

    Plant LB Joe Ryan settles on Army Plant linebacker Joe Ryan plans to attend Army West Point, Panthers coach Robert Weiner said Tuesday. Ryan, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound rising senior, had a breakout year last season, his first on the varsity squad, recording 144 tackles, 52 for loss. He had a handful of other offers, including ones from ...
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    Tue. Aug. 04, 2015 at 4:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Day 1 a wash for many area football teams

    After three weeks of heavy rain, area football players and coaches were hoping for some kind of refuge for the start of fall practice on Monday. But the monsoons continued and flood warnings were issued for parts of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties that lasted until 4:30 p.m. Because of ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • New football season brings new faces to varsity teams

    Dale Foster never realized how much he missed football until it was taken away from him.  After a freshman season on Pinellas Park’s junior varsity, Foster was told he couldn’t join the varsity for the final few games because his grade-point average was too low. “I was kind of like ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Berkeley Prep DT Bo Peek transfers to Plant

    Berkeley Prep DT Bo Peek transfers to Plant Berkeley Prep defensive tackle and Stanford commit Bo Peek has transferred to Plant, the three-star recruit announced via Twitter on Sunday evening. “I have decided to transfer to Plant High School for my senior season,” Peek said on Twitter. “This decision is what is best for my family.”   Though ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay Tech WR Daquon Green picks Florida

    Tampa Bay Tech WR Daquon Green picks Florida Tampa Bay Tech wide receiver Daquon Green has committed to Florida, the rising junior announced via Twitter on Friday. Green, who was ranked fourth in this year's HomeTeam 100, is a four-star recruit who plays on both sides of the ball for the Titans. In his first two seasons, Green ...
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    Mon. July 27, 2015 at 11:31 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spoto goes above and beyond to keep athletes academically eligible

    New series We’ll be examining athletes and academics throughout the 2015-16 school year. RIVERVIEW — On most summer days, Dale Caparaso spends his mornings alone at home.  During June and July, the classrooms at Spoto High School — where Caparaso has taught special education and coached football since 2008 — ...
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    Thu. July 23, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Berkeley Prep's Spencer Myers commits to Notre Dame

    Berkeley Prep shortstop Spencer Myers has committed to Notre Dame, Bucs coach Richie Warren said. Myers, a rising junior, had the second-best batting average on the team this past spring, hitting .267 with eight RBIs and three triples. He also led the Bucs with 14 stolen bases.  The 5-foot-11, 160-pound ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 5:27 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Robinson DE Keldric Preston picks Wisconsin

    Robinson DE Keldric Preston picks Wisconsin Robinson defensive end Keldric Preston has committed to Wisconsin, the rising senior announced on BrightHouse Sports Network on Monday night.  Preston, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound three-star recruit, chose the Badgers from among 18 offers, including ones from USF, Louisville and Miami. Despite his recruitment by some of the top programs in ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Trio of Panthers vying to replace Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper

    On Monday afternoon, Plant’s first workout since senior quarterback Rex Culpepper tore his ACL in a weekend 7-on-7 tournament, coach Robert Weiner began the day by reminding his team that the season wasn’t over; to stay motivated out of respect for their teammate.  Culpepper, who threw for 2,016 yards and ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 10:39 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant QB Rex Culpepper tears ACL

    Plant QB Rex Culpepper tears ACL Plant High coach Robert Weiner confirmed that quarterback Rex Culpepper, a Syracuse commit, tore his ACL Saturday at USF’s Sling N Shoot 7-on-7 tournament and is out for the season. “Incredibly devastating,” Weiner said. “(Rex) is the most amazing kid and one of the hardest workers I have ever met. ...
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    Sun. July 19, 2015 at 5:07 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tre' McKitty becomes second Crusader to leave for IMG

    Tre' McKitty becomes second Crusader to leave for IMG Tampa Catholic tight end and Miami commit Tre' McKitty has transferred to IMG Academy, Crusaders coach Mike Gregory confirmed Friday. McKitty is the second Crusader to depart for IMG this offseason. In January, four-star defensive end and Ohio State commit Malik Barrow transferred, leaving a huge hole on Tampa Catholic's ...
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    Fri. July 17, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Bucs receiver Louis Murphy holding free camp on Saturday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Louis Murphy, a former standout at Lakewood, is holding a free camp for football players and cheerleaders on Saturday. The camp, held at Lakewood, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to kids ages 8-18. Online registration is closed. Those interested can register ...
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    Thu. July 09, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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