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  • District baseball: Game gets away from St. Pete early

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sarasota Riverview jumped on St. Petersburg starter Dylan Mlotkowski early in Thursday’s Class 8A-8 district championship and survived a Green Devils rally to win 6-3 at Huggins-Stengel Field. The Rams (14-9) scored five runs in the first two innings, including four in the second, to win the ...
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    Thu. April 24, 2014 at 9:33 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • East Lake's Cody Carden signs with Webber

    East Lake's Cody Carden signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Webber International during a ceremony at the Varsity Club on Thursday. Carden, who transferred from Clearwater, helped the Eagles reach the playoffs as the Class 7A, District 9 runnerup this past season. In the Pinellas Senior All-Star ...
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    Thu. April 24, 2014 at 5:46 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District baseball: Northeast, East Lake reach 7A-9 final

    District baseball: Northeast, East Lake reach 7A-9 final CLEARWATER — Northeast and East Lake took different paths to Friday’s Class 7A-9 final. The Vikings scored early and were never threatened in a 3-0 win over Countryside. East Lake, however, needed extra innings and a little luck to move on. The Eagles were tied with Pinellas Park 1-1 in ...
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    Thu. April 24, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region softball: Canterbury vanquishes first of many tough foes

    ST. PETERSBURG — To win its second straight state title, Canterbury has to get through a Class 2A region bracket that includes four other teams ranked in the top 10 of the state poll. The first obstacle for the top-ranked Crusaders came against No. 6 Cambridge Christian in Thursday’s region ...
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    Wed. April 23, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region track: North Port barely edges out Countryside boys

    TAMPA — In one of the first events of the day at the Class 4A, Region 2 meet at Leto on Wednesday, the Countryside boys edged Bloomingdale in the 4x800 relay to win in 8:05.04. The final event of the day would see the Pinellas County excitement climax as the ...
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    Wed. April 23, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District baseball roundup: 'Home' field suits St. Petersburg just fine

    ST. PETERSBURG — When given the choice of playing Tuesday’s Class 8A, District 8 semifinal against Palm Harbor University at either Gibbs or spacious Huggins-Stengel Field, St. Petersburg players unanimously chose the latter. It was clearly a good decision. The Green Devils know how to play at Huggins-Stengel. Using small ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Three Osceola athletes sign with colleges

    Three Osceola athletes sign with colleges Osceola had three athletes sign their letters of intent today during a ceremony at school. Chase Ridenour and T.J. Ryan, both captains on the basketball team, signed with Ave Maria and Franklin College, respectively. Ridenour averaged 10 points, five assists and three steals per game this past season. Ryan averaged ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 6:33 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Countryside starts spring practice Thursday

    Countryside will get a head start on the rest of the county by starting spring football practice Thursday, a week ahead of the May 1 official date. The Cougars petitioned the Florida High School Athletic Association for an earlier start because their spring game at Citrus is May 16, a ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 5:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: Four East Lake players make college plans official

    East Lake had four players — Keon Brown, John Lepper, Dillon Zettwuch, Tristan Zullo — commit to play football in college. Brown, a defensive back, is going to Coastal Carolina as a preferred walk-on. Brown had 37 tackles and eight passes broken up as a senior. Lepper, who started on ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 5:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: East Lake's Cameron Churchill signs with Nova Southeastern

    East Lake pitcher/first baseball Cameron Churchill has signed a letter of intent to attend Nova Southeastern in the fall. Churchill is a four-year player who has been consistent at the plate and on the mound this season. He is hitting .327 and is 5-2 with a 1.2 ERA in 35 innings ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 11:17 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region softball: Sister act still intact at Dunedin

    Region softball: Sister act still intact at Dunedin For the past decade, it has become commonplace to see one of the Ehlers pitching for Dunedin. Amber started this sisterhood in softball as Dunedin’s ace from 2004-07. She went on to pitch for Hillsborough Community College. Ashley took over from 2008-11 and is currently at Saint Leo. Aubrey has ...
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    Mon. April 21, 2014 at 7:17 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball: PHU falls short to Sarasota Riverview in final

    Palm Harbor University’s offense continued its late-season turnaround with 11 hits in Monday’s district championship game. But it wasn’t enough as defensive miscues proved costly in a 6-5 loss to host Sarasota Riverview. The Hurricanes (17-6) will travel to Alonso in Wednesday’s region quarterfinals. Logyn Lilley had the most impact ...
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    Mon. April 21, 2014 at 6:20 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for April 12-18

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shots: Alexis Franco and Laurel Wanger, Largo Sport: Tennis   Skinny: The Packers’ top doubles team played in last week’s Class 3A individual state tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. Franco and Wanger ...
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    Mon. April 21, 2014 at 3:32 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 12-18

    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, April 12 through Friday, April 18. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 19, 2014 at 12:41 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Baseball: Pinellas district preview

    Baseball: Pinellas district preview ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast coach Rob Stanifer wanted to send a message. It was early March and the Vikings were struggling yet again, this time in a home game against Berkeley Prep. “I had enough so I saw the bats over there lined up against the fence,’’ Stanifer said. “You ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 7:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

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