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  • Region softball: Canterbury 10, Cambridge Christian 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Cambridge Christian’s Alea White is a power pitcher who has racked up a dizzying amount of strikeouts throughout her career. Canterbury coach Jody Moore was already aware of White’s velocity. So in practice leading up to Friday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal, Moore preached to her hitters to ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region track: Admiral Farragut pulls off sweep

    Region track: Admiral Farragut pulls off sweep CLEARWATER — Admiral Farragut dethroned Melbourne Holy Trinity’s three-year reign over Class A, Region 3 on Thursday at Calvary Christian.  The Holy Trinity squad had won the last two girls and last three boys titles. AFA snatched both away. With a huge day in the field from Brittany McGee and ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:53 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region track: Jesuit boys first in 2A-3; Lakewood shines

    Locals shined in the girls pole vault at Orlando First Academy on Thursday, pulling off a sweep of the top four spots: Tampa Catholic’s Nicole Carroll (12), Dunedin’s Olivia Welsh (10-6), Lakewood’s Melissa Dones’ (9-6) and Anclote’s Madelyn Nurge (9-0). Lakewood was the top girls team locally in Class 2A, ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final

    District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final NEW PORT RICHEY — Prior results suggested that Thursday’s Class 5A, District 8 semifinals would not be close.  Land O’Lakes did not follow script, pushing second-seeded Dunedin (22-5), which scratched out a 5-2 victory and faces host and top seed River Ridge on Friday for the district title. River Ridge ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District baseball: Osceola 3, Mitchell 2

    SEMINOLE — After Wednesday night’s epic 10-inning victory over Largo, one that punched Osceola’s ticket into the Class 6A region tournament, a Warrior letdown in Thursday’s Class 6A, District 10 final could be forgiven. A hit batter and two throwing errors gave visiting Mitchell an early lead, but Osceola quickly ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region track: Hillsborough girls finish third in 3A-3

    The Hillsborough girls, highlighted by several top-three finishes from Jada Roberson, finished third overall (51 points) at the Class 3A-3 region meet at Punta Gorda Charlotte. Lakewood Ranch won the meet with 85.5 points. Roberson placed second in the long jump (19-2) and third in the both the triple jump ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 8:42 p.m. | Times Staff

  • All-state boys basketball, Class 8A and 7A

    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops present the 2014-15 boys Class 8A and 7A all-state teams. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches. Class 8A FIRST ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 6:20 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Softball region quarterfinal capsules (Class 8A, 6A, 4A, 2A)

    Thursday’s region quarterfinal softball games Class 8A Plant (21-6) at Palm Harbor University (18-8): The Panthers have won 19 of their last 22 games and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Last month, Plant won the Lady Canes Spring Tournament hosted by PHU. Both teams did ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District baseball: Calvary Christian, Indian Rocks Christian advance

    Johnnie Schneider pitched 5 2/3 innings, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter to earn the 4-0 Class 3A-9 semifinal win for Calvary Christian over Clerwater Central Catholic. Graham Hoffman got the save, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning. Eric Kennedy was 3-for-4 to lead ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region track: Drama to spare at 4A-2 meet

    Region track: Drama to spare at 4A-2 meet TAMPA — Wednesday’s Class 4A, Region 2 meet at Wharton fielded a pair of repeat champions. The Wharton girls won their second straight title with 97 points, comfortably out-distancing Osceola Kissimmee (56). East Lake was third (47) and Steinbrenner fourth (41).  The North Port boys won their third straight team ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District baseball: Osceola 2, Largo 1 (10 innings)

    District baseball: Osceola 2, Largo 1 (10 innings) SEMINOLE — Baseball is, and always will be, not just a game of inches but of opportunities. Just ask Largo, which lost a heartbreaking 2-1, 10-inning battle with Osceola in Wednesday’s Class 6A-10 semifinals. Stellar defense and hitting from freshman third baseman Josh Bartley helped starting pitcher Kyle Koker go ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:17 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District baseball: Northeast vs. Seminole final on tap

    ST. PETERSBURG — When Northeast and Seminole met last week in the PCAC championship, the only thing at stake was bragging rights. When they meet again Friday, a Class 7A, District 9 championship is at stake. Northeast used a big sixth inning to surge past Countryside 6-2 in Wednesday’s first ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:15 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region softball: Tarpon Springs 4, Hernando 2

    BROOKSVILLE — In only its third postseason appearance, Tarpon Springs came to Tom Varn Park motivated to pick up the school’s first state playoff win Wednesday night. The result was a 4-2 victory over perennial contender Hernando, which was hosting its third consecutive first-round game. “All the hard work paid ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region softball: Countryside 4, Braden River 0

    CLEARWATER — Braden River’s offense has packed some punch, averaging nine runs in the past four games. That got the attention of Countryside coach Kaylyn Bayly, who figured there would be plenty of balls put in play in Wednesday’s Class 7A region quarterfinal. The game plan for Cougar starter Stella ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 11:02 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region softball: Boca Ciega 10, Middleton 0

    GULFPORT — Caylie VanAuken had three RBIs and scored twice to lead Boca Ciega to a 10-0 win against Middleton in Wednesday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal. The game ended via the mercy rule after four and a half innings. Boca Ciega (8-12) scored six runs in the second inning to ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 9:11 p.m. | Corey Long

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