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  • East Lake's Alexandra Aitchison commits to Duke

    East Lake swimmer Alexandra Aitchison announced on Twitter that she committed to Duke on Tuesday. "I just felt like Duke is the perfect fit for me," Aitchison said. "Between the undergraduate opportunities they offer and the rising success of the swimming program, I couldn't want anything more." Aitchison, the Times' 2013 ...
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    Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at 11:01 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Shorecrest swimmer Joshua Chen returns from injury

    Shorecrest’s Joshua Chen, who finished third in the 100 breaststroke at last year’s Class A state swim meet, returns this week from a back injury that sidelined him the first month of the season. Chen, ranked 24th in the state by collegeswimming.com, will swim in a dual meet Thursday before ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 5:07 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Cross country: Tampa Bay honor roll

    Cross country: Tampa Bay honor roll Boys Jack Guyton, Plant 16:02.60 (Wiregrass Run With the Bulls) Hafton Fliegelman, Durant 16:22 (East Hillsborough Invitational) Luke Whitmore, Plant City 16:29  (East Hillsborough Invitational) James Zentmeyer, Sickles 16:35 (West Hillsborough Invite) Zach Weaver, Pasco 16:38.19 (Steven Villarreal Memorial) Aaron Harper, Newsome 16:40  (East Hillsborough Invitational) Trevor Foley, Nature Coast ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Associated Press state football poll: Week 5

    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 (11)                        4-0     146 1 ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Associated Press

  • Gibbs' Craig Watts will miss Clearwater game

    Gibbs defensive back Craig Watts suffered an ankle sprain in the second quarter of the Gladiators' 48-14 loss to Lakewood on Monday night and will miss Friday's game against Clearwater. Watts said he plans to return for the Oct. 2 game against Tarpon Springs. Watts, considered a four-star recruit, was ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football: Admiral Farragut 40, St. Petersburg Catholic 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut entered Monday’s makeup game with St. Petersburg Catholic  with a few obstacles, like a power outage that created a slight delay.  But the Blue Jackets (1-3, 1-0) were determined to  go on with the business at hand, dismantling their Class 3A, District 5 foe 40-0. ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Football: Lakewood 48, Gibbs 14

    ST. PETERSBURG — Senior Ryan Davis led the way on the ground and through the air for Lakewood on the road against district foe Gibbs en route to 48-14 victory. The teams played Monday after Friday’s  contest got rained out. Drive of the game: Facing a  third-quarter fourth down from ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. | Justin Miller

  • CCC could be without eight starters this week

    Clearwater Central Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, could be without as many as eight starters heading into Friday's game at Ocala Trinity Catholic. "It's just peachy right now," Marauders coach John Davis said. The biggest potential loss is running back CJ Cotman, who had dental surgery last week ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 8:10 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Dunedin's Jayven Fitpatrick, Clearwater's Garrison Bryant both out with injuries

    Dunedin receiver Jayven Fitzpatrick and Clearwater quarterback Garrison Bryant both could miss the regular season with injuries sustained this past week. Fitzpatrick severely injured his knee in a 10-7 double-overtime loss to Tarpon Springs. He had his examined by a doctor Monday and the diagnosis was a severly swollen knee. ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 5:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam 25: Puns and pigskin, a perfect combo

    HomeTeam 25: Puns and pigskin, a perfect combo 1. (1) Armwood (4-0) Last week: Beat Robinson 28-6 This week: vs. Jefferson Lowdown: The Hawks stretched their win streak against Tampa Bay competition to 19 games, but on a rainy, rainy night, the defense was overshadowed by Noah’s arc on his throws.   2. (2) East Lake (4-0) Last ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam 25: No toppling Tampa Prep

    HomeTeam 25: No toppling Tampa Prep With three tournaments last weekend, there was a little bit of a shakeup in the rankings. Wharton’s win in its Harvest Tournament means the Wildcats are on the rise. Tampa Prep was the only Tampa Bay team to escape the Berkeley Premier with a winning record, further solidifying their stronghold ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Weather claims Outback Invite

    Weather claims Outback Invite EAST LAKE - Mitchell golf coach Rick Hyatt had the best of intentions when he scheduled Monday’s Outback Invitational for 10:30 a.m. at East Lake Woodlands Golf Club. He hoped to avoid afternoon thunderstorms after last year’s tournament was shortened to 11 holes due to rain. But heavy rains moved ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 3:20 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • CCC's Billy Atterbury commits to USF

    Clearwater Central Catholic lineman Billy Atterbury used his team's bye week to make his college decision, announcing Friday that he had committed to USF. "It just feels like home," Atterbury said. "They are my second family so that's where I want to be." Atterbury, a three-star recruit, was a Class ...
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    Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 at 9:07 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Battling the elements once again

    Sunday Morning QB: Battling the elements once again SMQ team of the week Wiregrass Ranch: The Bulls have played varsity football since 2007 and had never beaten a Hillsborough County school. That changed with Friday’s 13-0 win over Tampa Bay Tech. Christopher Faddoul stepped in at quarterback and also kicked two field goals to help the Bulls. “I’ve ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Swimming: Countryside boys, PHU girls take PCAC titles

    CLEARWATER — Last year, senior-laden Palm Harbor University won its 10th straight Pinellas County Aquatic Conference boys championship en route to a state title. Countryside is hoping to travel that same road now. Even without standout Cooper Hoffman (recruiting visit to LSU), the Cougars (390 points) snuck past East Lake ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:25 p.m. | Chuck Frye

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