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  • District swimming: Osceola girls take 3A-8 title

    ST. PETERSBURG — Osceola coach Karen Smalley knew she had enough returning talent for her girls to win their fourth straight Class 3A, District 8 swimming title. What she did not expect was how dominant the Warriors would be in doing so. Osceola won the meet convincingly Thursday, scoring 466 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District volleyball: Seminole comes back to claim title

    District volleyball: Seminole comes back to claim title PINELLAS PARK — Down 2-0 and trailing 24-21 in the third game against East Lake, it looked as if Seminole would have to settle for runnerup in Class 7A, District 9. Then the Warhawks won a point. Then another. And another until they surged their way back for a 26-24 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Cross country: Jennifer Lima leads East Lake to PCAC title

    Cross country: Jennifer Lima leads East Lake to PCAC title LARGO — The fourth solar eclipse of the year ushered in a changing of the guard in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference cross country meet Thursday at Eagle Lake Park. Last week at Anclote, the East Lake girls were one runner shy of taking the team title by storm. This ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • 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

  • Calvary Christian's Illinois foe has local ties

    CLEARWATER — Wonder how Calvary Christian settled on an opponent from Quincy, Ill., for Friday’s Week 9 football contest? It was more like the other way around. Calvary is set to face the Notre Dame High Raiders, who searched everywhere in their own state for an opponent. But because the ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 4:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • 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

  • FACA District 14 team announced

    The Florida Athletic Coaches Association team for District 14 (Pinellas County) was announced. The team was voted on by Pinellas Coaches and is for seniors. Those selected also are nominated for the FACA state all-star game. District MVP: RB Dante Satcher, Countryside Runnerup MVP: WR Daniel Davis, Tarpon Springs Offense ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District volleyball: East Lake, Seminole take care of business

    PINELLAS PARK — The Class 7A, District 9 tournament did nothing to change what the regular season already proved. No. 1 seed Seminole and No. 2 East Lake are the top teams in the district after both advanced to Thursday's final. East Lake defeated No. 3 Clearwater in straight sets, 25-12, ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:52 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District volleyball: Sunlake shakes off nerves, Dunedin

    HUDSON — Sunlake had to work for it, but the Seahawks are headed to the volleyball playoffs for the first time after a 26-28, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 win over Dunedin in Wednesday’s Class 5A-8 semifinals.   “It feels great. Now, the pressure’s off and tomorrow we can return to the ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:32 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region golf: Haydyn Gibson leads Osceola to title

    SEMINOLE — A week ago, Osceola’s Haydyn Gibson cruised to an individual district title because of the competition, or lack thereof. That was not the case in Wednesday’s Class 2A, Region 6 tournament. Gibson squared off against Sebring’s Kendall Griffin, a familiar foe from years of playing together in tournaments. ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:44 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District volleyball roundup: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games

    TRINITY — To almost no one’s surprise, Tuesday’s first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance.  In a match where two even teams couldn’t hold momentum for long, Osceola had it when it mattered, beating Springstead 25-15, 11-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. The second semifinal also went as expected. Top seed ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 10:16 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • 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

  • Countryside's Summer Finke commits to FSU

    Countryside swimmer Summer Finke made her college plans official by announcing Tuesday that she has commited to Florida State. Finke, the state's eighth-ranked girls swimmer in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, picked the Seminoles over Florida and Wisconsin. "I got along really well with all the (FSU) coaching staff ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:59 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

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