Posts about Lakewood High School: Volleyball: 2009

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  • Volleyball: PHU neutralizes Lakewood's Whaley in sweep

    PALM HARBOR — When facing Lakewood’s Berkley Whaley, opposing players experience a moment of trepidation against the powerful University of Florida commit. When Whaley unloads on a good set, the resulting smack reverberates through the gym. Most players try to get out of the way of Whaley’s fastball. Not Palm ...
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    Mon. Oct. 10, 2011 at 10:15 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Volleyball: Whaley shines as Lakewood topples Clearwater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday’s match between Clearwater and Lakewood gave local University of Florida fans a chance to check out two of the Gators’ future players. Lakewood outside hitter Berkley Whaley orally committed to Florida as a sophomore and has remained steady in her commitment. Over the summer, Clearwater outside ...
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    Tue. Oct. 04, 2011 at 10:43 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Four bay area players make PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list

    Berkeley Prep senior outside hitter and Stanford commit Jordan Burgess headlines four Tampa Bay area volleyball players who made PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces Top 100 list of the nation’s top senior recruits. Burgess, the reigning Florida Miss Volleyball and Florida Dairy Famers Player of the Year is ranked No. 3 on ...
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    Mon. Sept. 19, 2011 at 12:13 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Volleyball: East Lake begins title defense with sweep

    East Lake began defense of its Class 5A state title with an emphatic 25-13, 25-16, 25-12 sweep of Lakewood. The Eagles, trying to repeat as state champion as a member of Class 8A this season, received 14 kills from Brittnay Estes to overwhelm the Spartans (1-2). “I think our offense ...
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    Tue. Sept. 06, 2011 at 10:34 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Volleyball: Osceola makes point in loss to Lakewood

    ST. PETERSBURG — First-year Osceola coach Ryan Kramer viewed Wednesday’s season opener at Lakewood as a chance for his up-and-coming program to make a statement against one of the county’s traditional powers. Lakewood, annually a playoff contender, has qualified for the postseason 17 times; Osceola went once in 1983 and ...
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    Wed. Aug. 31, 2011 at 11:10 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Pinellas County volleyball preview

    Pinellas County volleyball preview TARPON SPRINGS — Last season, Mike Estes sat with the rest of the spectators on a cold, metal riser, an anonymous face amid a sea of them, watching as his daughter, Brittnay, and her East Lake teammates first won a district title, then a region title and finally the school’s ...
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    Sat. Aug. 27, 2011 at 4:58 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Times' all-Suncoast volleyball team

    Times' all-Suncoast volleyball team All-Suncoast volleyball Player of the year Jordan Burgess, Jr., OH, Berkeley Prep As remarkably focused as Burgess  is on the volleyball court, she’s uncontrollably giggly in front of the camera. For her Player of the Year photo shoot, she struggled to keep a straight face under the bright studio lights. ...
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    Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 at 9:44 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Times' all-Pinellas County volleyball team

    Times' all-Pinellas County volleyball team Times’ all-Pinellas County volleyball Player of the year Lauran Eschenroeder, MH, Sr., East Lake Why we picked her: At various points of this most successful Eagles season, the Player of the Year could have been just about anyone. Brianna McComeskey took over matches, just like Brittnay Estes did, just like ...
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    Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at 4:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 4A-10 volleyball semifinal: Without Whaley, young Spartans stumble

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood coach Sean O’Flannery knew his team would have an uphill battle Wednesday. With Berkley Whaley sidelined with an injury, O’Flannery had to count on Leigh Buttner, Sarah Donnelly and the rest of the young Spartans in their district semifinal against Palmetto. But the Tigers pulled off ...
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    Wed. Oct. 27, 2010 at 10:32 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • East Lake all business in PCAC final sweep

    CLEARWATER — It came into the season as the team to beat, then was promptly beaten. But Wednesday night, East Lake came full circle heading into next week’s playoffs. Against the team that stopped them cold in the season opener, the Eagles proved there is little doubt anymore that they ...
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    Wed. Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:25 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • PCAC volleyball preview: New format serves up best matchups

    For years, the PCAC volleyball championship — which in this case stood for Pinellas County Athletic Conundrum — has been plagued by mismatches that turned what should be one of the season’s marquee events into a forgettable finish. This year, that changes. Today, thanks to a new format, the four ...
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    Tue. Oct. 19, 2010 at 11:30 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • East Lake standouts dictate pace in sweep

    East Lake standouts dictate pace in sweep EAST LAKE — The East Lake gymnasium shook from the roar of the ovation for the final regular-season home match for Lauran Eschenroeder and Baylie Barber, the lone two in a senior class that was small but special enough to help define a storied program. It turned out to be ...
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    Wed. Oct. 13, 2010 at 12:35 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Volleyball gets into position for home stretch

    Team of the week Clearwater Central Catholic isn’t just winning these days, it is making it look easy. Led by an airtight defense and enough offense to make it all pay off, the Marauders (16-3) are Pinellas County’s winningest team, and riding an eight-match winning streak. That’s not the longest ...
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    Wed. Oct. 06, 2010 at 11:41 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Clearwater's keep-away strategy results in sweep

    CLEARWATER — The game plan heading into Clearwater’s match against Lakewood was simple: Keep the ball away from Berkley Whaley. While the Florida-bound star managed a match-leading 14 kills Monday, the superior team play exhibited by the Tornadoes ruled the night as Clearwater delighted the raucous home crowd with a ...
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    Mon. Sept. 20, 2010 at 11:27 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • Pinellas: Volleyball season preview

    TARPON SPRINGS — East Lake completed one of the more successful volleyball seasons in school history in 2009. The Eagles finished with a 23-5 record. East Lake won a district title, ending a string of six straight seasons without one. It advanced to the region semifinals for the eighth time ...
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    Sat. Aug. 28, 2010 at 6:23 p.m. | Bryan Burns

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