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  • Associated Press state football poll: Week 6

    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 (12)                         5-0     161 1  2. First Coast (3)                           4-0     156 2  3. ...
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    Wed. Oct. 01, 2014 at 9:08 a.m. | Associated Press

  • Volleyball: PHU sweeps past St. Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG — Palm Harbor University didn’t have a dominant player when the season began. Yet coach Tara Kuk, in her 12th season, was quietly confident that this could be one of her best teams. That’s because the Hurricanes have talented players all over the court. The depth was on ...
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    Tue. Sept. 30, 2014 at 11:24 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam 25: Blink and you'll miss a pop quiz

    HomeTeam 25: Blink and you'll miss a pop quiz 1. (1) Armwood (5-0) Last week: Beat Jefferson 42-0 This week: Bye Lowdown: I’m not saying this is the Most Incredible Stat in the History of Football Stats, but I am saying that if I were considering a list of incredible stats for Most Incredible Stat in the History of ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 3:24 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam 25: Volleyball's top teams pretty unshakable

    HomeTeam 25: Volleyball's top teams pretty unshakable As many teams’ regular seasons are coming to a close in the next couple weeks, these final matches before district tournaments begin will be big. Several of the top-ranked squads are still holding on to lengthy win streaks — and to dreams of bringing a state title back to Tampa ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 2:58 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Local teams, swimmers fare well at weekend meets

    Academy of the Holy Names and Jesuit each had a strong showing at the Florida Catholic Championships this past weekend. The Jaguars won the girls team title with 445 points. Lara Lontoc led AHN with first-place finishes in the 50 free (25.49) and 100 free (55.42). Bella Kirkpatrick won the ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Volleyball: Northside Christian, Palm Harbor U fare well in weekend tournaments

    Northside Christian swept through its own tournament, the Mustang Invitational, on Friday and Saturday. The Mustangs were 5-0 and defeated Miami Palmer Trinity 25-20, 15-25, 15-8 in the final match. It was the first loss of the season for Palmer Trinity. Northside Christian improves to 10-3. Mustangs’ senior outside hitter ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 9:58 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Countryside swimmer Cooper Hoffman commits to FSU

    Countryside's Cooper Hoffman, the state's 13th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, committed to Florida State on Sunday. Hoffman picked the Seminoles over LSU, Indiana, Navy and Tennessee. Earlier this month, Hoffman helped the Cougars beat Palm Harbor University, snapping the Hurricanes' nine-year undefeated streak in dual meets. ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:56 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • IRC's Damian King waiting until January to make visits

    Indian Rocks Christian's Damian King has pushed back his scheduled visit to Missouri on Oct. 24 until January at the request of coaches. "The coaches at Missouri said it's real busy right now so it's better to just wait," King said. King has nine offers but has narrowed the list ...
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    Sun. Sept. 28, 2014 at 10:43 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason

    Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason SMQ team of the week Clearwater Central Catholic: The Marauders, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, had eight players nursing injuries during the week. Five were healed enough to play, but the Marauders still were without two of their offensive linemen for a matchup against Ocala Trinity Catholic, No. 4 ...
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    Sun. Sept. 28, 2014 at 9:54 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Cross Country: Sickles’ Zentmeyer wins Mitchell Invitational

    NEW PORT RICHEY — With visiting Ocala Vanguard in the mix at Starkey Park for the Mitchell Invitational on Saturday, the pace was sure to speed up and it did. Some bay area individuals proved their mettle but Vanguard — with a boys team ranked fifth in the state by ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 9:14 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for week of Sept. 20-26

    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, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 26. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 11:44 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 24, Tarpon Springs 14

    Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 24, Tarpon Springs 14 TARPON SPRINGS — After graduating so many megastars the past few seasons, East Lake coach Bob Hudson has preached that the team needs players to step up in a variety of ways to keep its current win streak intact. On Friday, it was George Campbell’s turn. The FSU recruit had ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:19 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: Clearwater 20, Gibbs 14

    ST. PETERSBURG — To say Clearwater’s win was sloppy would be an understatement. But despite problems holding on to the football, the Tornadoes were able to sneak away with a road win thanks to clutch fumble recoveries of their own, including a pair in the red zone that led to ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. | Greg Zeck

  • Football: Largo 32, Lakewood 27

    LARGO — Down one with under 30 seconds left, Largo quarterback Donavan Hale capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive by hitting Jonathan Crawford for a 10-yard score.  The game saw four second-half lead changes. With 229 passing yards from QB Ryan Davis and 187 on the ground from Tyriek Hopkins, Lakewood ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Football: Seminole 21, Palm Harbor University 20

    SEMINOLE — The start of this game certainly didn’t foreshadow the finish. And what a finish. Three Seminole turnovers led to a 14-0 Palm Harbor University lead, but the Warhawks pounded back. Aaron Dever’s deft 12-yard touchdown toss to Matthew Wonsick capped a huge comeback with 2:29 left. Tanner Vaughn’s ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:08 a.m. | Chuck Frye

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