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  • Football: Land O'Lakes 36, Zephyrhills 21

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Land O'Lakes used an onslaught of first-half scoring to build a big lead over Zephyrhills then held on for a 36-21 win Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.The Gators led 30-0 in the second quarter after touchdown runs of 39 and 26 yards by junior running back Wood Harrison. ...
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    Fri. Sept. 02, 2011 at 8:54 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A-8 district baseball: Hernando squeaks by, Land O'Lakes rolls into final

    Heavily favored Hernando narrowly escaped with a state playoff berth Thursday night when the Leopards upended Lecanto in the Class 4A, District semifinals at Sunlake. Thanks to a superb pitching effort from Brett Maggard and a winning hit off the bat of Tyler Bammert, Hernando won 2-1 over the Panthers. ...
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    Thu. April 28, 2011 at 11:23 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Football: Northside Christian 14, Shorecrest 3

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mustangs captains Jimmy Van Deilen and Jeremy Smith combined for 208 rushing yards as Northside Christian got its first victory of the season and its second in a row over the Chargers, 14-3 Friday night.Van Deilen had 130 yards, and Smith 78."We just ran right at them," ...
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    Fri. Sept. 24, 2010 at 9:43 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Football: Carrollwood Day 38, Cambridge 15

    TAMPA — Carrollwood Day rolled to a 38-15 victory over Cambridge at Skyway Park. Patriots quarterback Deuce Gruden was 6-of-7 for 156 yards with three touchdowns by halftime. He finished 8-of-12 for 278 yards with four touchdowns and added 30 yards rushing. Although penalties killed Carrollwood Day in the first ...
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    Fri. Sept. 03, 2010 at 9:17 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Football: Durant 14, Chamberlain 0

    TAMPA — Durant opened its season with a 14-0 victory over Chamberlain. The Cougars were led by senior quarterback Je'Twan Smith, who led the team in passing and rushing. Smith opened the scoring for Durant on its first possession, covering 55 yards and was capped by a 23-yard touchdown run ...
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    Fri. Sept. 03, 2010 at 8:24 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Football: Pinellas Park 42, Osceola 10

    SEMINOLE — Pinellas Park forced three fumbles and rushed for 190 yards and six touchdowns in a season-opening victory. Adam Stephany got Osceola on the board first with a 29-yard field goal. Pinellas Park followed with 42 unanswered points. Michael Smith rushed for 75 yards on 16 carries with three ...
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    Fri. Sept. 03, 2010 at 8:09 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 5A baseball: Dunedin has no trouble dispatching Largo

    CLEARWATER — One down and four to go. Dunedin began its quest for a second state championship in three years with a 14-1 romp over Largo at Jack Russell Stadium in the first round of the Class 5A region playoffs. Next up for Dunedin (24-3) is its rival, Seminole (23-5), ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 9:16 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 5A baseball: Seminole gets by Pinellas Park

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas Park had a pretty good game plan against Seminole on Tuesday in the Class 5A region quarterfinals. But the Warhawks' stellar pitching and defense never allowed the Patriots' bats to get in gear, as Seminole prevailed 4-2. Seminole leadoff batter Brett Phillips quickly singled in the first ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 9:02 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A baseball: Jefferson comes up short against Lakewood Ranch

    TAMPA — A Jefferson assistant coach walked off the field, shaking his head in disbelief. Head coach Pop Cuesta told someone near his dugout that the Dragons beat themselves. Four days after celebrating its first district title in five years, Jefferson watched its season come to a crashing halt Tuesday ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 9:02 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 3A baseball: Marauders stay step ahead to oust Lakeland McKeel

    Class 3A Marauders stay step ahead of McKeel CLEARWATER — Clutch hitting and superb pitching were key for Clearwater Central Catholic on Tuesday en route to a 5-2 win over Lakeland McKeel in the region quarterfinals. The Marauders struck early and often in the first two innings. In the first, ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 8:27 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A baseball: Focused Wesley Chapel keeps up strong run

    WESLEY CHAPEL — The best season in school history got even better for Wesley Chapel on Tuesday thanks to a 5-2 win over visiting Nature Coast in a Class 4A region quarterfinal. The two-time district champion Wildcats (24-3), who extended their school-record single-season win total, got knocked out in the ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 8:09 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 2A baseball: Shorecrest ace shuts down Evangelical Christian

    Class 2A Chargers senior comes through on the mound ST. PETERSBURG — Tyler Larson threw his fourth complete-game shutout of the season to lead Shorecrest to a 4-0 win over Evangelical Christian in the Class 2A region semis Tuesday. The lone senior on a roster full of sophomores and freshmen ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 8:08 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 2A baseball: Bishop McLaughlin rides fast start to win

    SHADY HILLS — It took until only the bottom of the second inning for Bishop McLaughlin to grab a 6-0 lead over Santa Fe Catholic on Tuesday night. And it took only a couple of innings for the Hurricanes to have coach Nick Rodriguez feeling that his team let up ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 7:37 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 5A baseball: Devin Smith's arm, Josciel Veras' HR key for King

    TAMPA — King pitcher Devin Smith had a stressful start and ending to the Lions region quarterfinal game against Manatee on Tuesday. But the junior right-hander had nothing closely resembling that in the middle innings as King held on to win 3-2. The Lions (17-11) host Gaither or Venice in ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 7:16 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • A baseball: Cambridge Christian rolls past Manatee HEAT 7-1

    TAMPA — Cambridge Christian moved a step closer to its goal of returning to the state title game by defeating Manatee HEAT 7-1 on Tuesday. Senior Derek Self allowed one run and struck out four in six inning for the Lancers in the Class A region quarterfinal. "Before the game ...
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    Tue. May 04, 2010 at 4:05 p.m. | Times Correspondent

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