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JACKSONVILLE He didn’t run track last season because his left ankle hurt. He didn’t run the first meet this year because his right ankle hurt. His right knee started to bother him during the season — especially at the district meet. At the region meet, his left hamstring felt like ...
Sat. April 27, 2013 at 11:49 p.m. | John C. Cotey
Photo gallery JACKSONVILLE — When we last saw Courtney Prengaman high jumping, she was sailing under the bar at regionals, unable to clear 5 feet, 4 inches, breaking into tears as she rolled off the mat. “I was angry,” she said, then she was gone, driving back to Wesley Chapel ...
Sat. April 27, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. | John C. Cotey
Lakewood may have finished second in the 4x100 relay at the Class 2A state meet in Jacksonville, but the Spartans still ran the seventh fastest time in the nation. Lakewood ran a 41.01, just behind Miami Washington's 40.86, which is fourth in the country.
Sat. April 27, 2013 at 7:48 p.m. | John C. Cotey
Here is the roster for the inaugural Tampa Quarterback Challenge, which is being held Sunday at Skyway Park from 2-6:30 p.m. The actual quarterback challenge will begin at 5 p.m., after registration and combine testing. The event is being put on by the John Kaleo QB Academy and ...
Fri. April 26, 2013 at 2:43 p.m. | John C. Cotey
When he crunches the numbers and does the math, Lakewood High School track coach Anthony Snead sees a clear path to the state championship. He sees Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin soaring through the air, Tim “T.J.” Holmes effortlessly clearing hurdles, his relay teams getting faster with each leg. The numbers, ...
Mon. April 22, 2013 at 8:34 p.m. | John C. Cotey
Sun. April 21, 2013 at 11:08 p.m. | John C. Cotey
None of the Tampa Bay teams won this weekend, but they all performed well. Unsigned Preps and Team Tampa Too did a great job fighting back from the loser's bracket after dropping their first game, and Team Tampa made the final four (and will be competing at the national championships ...
Sun. April 21, 2013 at 6:12 p.m. | John C. Cotey
What: IMG 7v7 Southeast Regional Championship When: Saturday (pool play 2:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.) and Sunday (double-elimination bracket play 9 a.m.-4:10 p.m.) Where: IMG Academy in Bradenton At stake: This is the first of six regionals held across the country. The top four teams advance to the national championship June 28-30. Disclaimer: ...
Fri. April 19, 2013 at 5:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey
TITUSVILLE — Robinson’s Jack Rogers galloped his first lap in the 800, fell into place, waited for that moment then seized it. “A perfect race,” said his coach Mark Altimari, who along with a throng of Knight runners hooted and hollered the sophomore across the finish line first Thursday at ...
Thu. April 18, 2013 at 11:17 p.m. | John C. Cotey
TITUSVILLE — Tim “T.J.” Holmes advanced, winning both his hurdles races. The Griffin twins, Shaquem and Shaquill, advanced in the long and triple jumps and helped the 4x100 and 4x400 relays through. Devontae Persha (800), Deandre Boykins (200) and Lidell Golden Jr. did their jobs. If the goal at Thursday’s ...
Thu. April 18, 2013 at 11:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey
TITUSVILLE — Jamaree Ried’s first race at the Class 2A, Region 3 championships didn’t go as planned. He finished eighth. His second couldn’t have gone any better. The Anclote junior, still fuming over his finish in the 110 hurdles, directed his energy toward the 300 hurdles Thursday and came away ...
Thu. April 18, 2013 at 9:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey
ST. PETERSBURG — Some things were different at Wednesday’s Class 3A, District 10 meet. But mostly, things felt pretty much the same. Boca Ciega’s Chaise Cook-Martin won the long and triple jumps. Again. Gibbs’ Trayvon Bromell dominated the sprints and made a huge comeback on the anchor leg of the ...
Thu. April 18, 2013 at 12:04 a.m. | John C. Cotey
Jesuit's Isaiah Omoregie, a 6-foot-7-220-pound rising senior, said he has picked up an offer from Division I-A Drexel, his first. Omoregie was a key contributor this season off the bench for the Tigers, who went 31-1 and won the Class 5A state championship. He averaged 6.9 points and three rebounds ...
Wed. April 10, 2013 at 9:12 p.m. | John C. Cotey
CLEARWATER — East Lake High School’s Artavis Scott lay wincing on his back, his arms folded over his face. Lakewood High’s Shaquem Griffin lay next to him, moaning, writhing. In what turned out to be an epic challenge for both, they went hop for hop, step for step and jump ...
Wed. April 10, 2013 at 8:57 p.m. | John C. Cotey
St. Petersburg Catholic's Reilly Gibbons orally committed to the University of Miami on Monday, choosing the Hurricanes from a list of 37 college offers. The rising senior left tackle has long had Miami near the top of his list. The Hurricanes recruited him when he was a sophomore tight end, ...
Mon. April 08, 2013 at 3:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey