Posts about Sickles High School: Boys soccer: 2009

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  • Three Gryphons soccer standouts to sign

    Three members of Sickles' nationally-ranked 2010 soccer team -- midfielders Boris Simeunovic and Joey Ltief and goalkeeper Brandon Stout -- will sign with Polk County-based colleges Wednesday, Gryphons athletic director Ken Lombardia announced. Simeunovic, a Times first-team all-county pick last season, will sign with Division II Florida Southern in Lakeland. ...
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    Mon. May 03, 2010 at 3:01 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Times' all-Hillsborough County boys soccer

    Player of the YearMF Anthony Baumann, Sr., Tampa Prep Why we picked him: He made the Terrapins go, plain and simple. The point guard of a prolific state championship offense, Baumann tallied 17 goals and a county-best 32 assists for Tampa Prep, which captured its fourth state crown in six ...
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    Wed. March 10, 2010 at 6:37 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A boys soccer: Sickles' PK win streak halted

    TAMPA — If you looked skyward at Sickles' stadium Friday, you might have spotted tiny flurries dancing in the wind beneath the lights. If you looked on the field, you would've spotted something equally implausible. The Seminole Warhawks, upsetting their second nationally ranked foe in four nights. Seventy-two hours after ...
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    Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 9:30 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A boys soccer: Sickles turns to keeper Stout once again

    TAMPA — After a 100-minute command performance Tuesday night against north Tampa rival Gaither, Sickles senior goalkeeper Brandon Stout still had an encore left in him. Forced to the penalty-kick round for the second time in 12 days against the Cowboys (16-5-1), Stout deflected Gaither's first three attempts Tuesday to ...
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    Tue. Feb. 09, 2010 at 9:07 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough: Boys soccer region semis preview

    TAMPA — To hype tonight's big game, the halls at Sickles have been adorned with spirit banners. Music has been played during lunch to get students psyched. The match is being promoted over the PA system during morning announcements. The Gryphons, it appears, are ready for some futbol. "My school ...
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    Mon. Feb. 08, 2010 at 4:56 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Gryphons' Bajza to miss Gaither rematch

    Sickles' nationally ranked boys soccer team won't have its second-leading goal scorer when it hosts nearby nemesis Gaither for the third time in Tuesday's Class 5A region semifinals. Freshman center midfielder Michael Bajza (12 goals) is competing in an international tournament in Costa Rica with the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development ...
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    Mon. Feb. 08, 2010 at 1:41 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Meanderings: Good morning, Eric Williams (updated with video!)

    I've decided to dedicate this Meanderings to recruiting and Signing Day, with some of my favorite recollections, thoughts and....urg....ick....sorry, just threw up in my mouth a little bit. On second thought... ***BONUS SOCCER FOOTAGE ***-- Ben Wiley's throw-in is headed in by Eric Krukar...but not quite as a Charlotte player ...
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    Fri. Feb. 05, 2010 at 10:28 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 5A boys soccer: Sickles shuts out Charlotte

    TAMPA — Soccer is a game played with your feet, but Ben Wiley's arms are Sickles' best weapon. His throw-ins are deadly. Laser like. Demoralizing. "It's great," said Sickles coach Tony Calvo, whose Gryphons coasted to an impressive 3-0 win over Charlotte in a Class 5A quarterfinal, two of the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 04, 2010 at 8:58 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 5A-9 boys soccer: Sickles gets leg up for first district crown

    TAMPA — It’s a rivalry borne of familiarity and proximity. Most of Sickles’ and Gaither’s players compete in the same club program. Some reside in the same neighborhoods. They converge at the same north Tampa hangouts.And for more than 100 intense, electrifying minutes Friday night, they performed on the same ...
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    Fri. Jan. 29, 2010 at 9:19 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A-9 boys soccer: Sickles, Gaither move on

    TAMPA — Playing not to lose ended up being just good enough for Sickles on Wednesday night. The Gryphons defeated host King 2-0 in the Class 5A, District 9 semifinals, but not before the Lions gave them all they could handle. King was dangerous for the majority of the second ...
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    Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Sickles seniors relish Wharton tourney title

    TAMPA — The way Sickles' players howled, huddled in jubilation and hoisted the Wharton Invitational trophy Thursday night seemed more befitting a state championship aftermath. But this was no normal tournament title for the Gryphons. It was the first in the program's 13-year existence. Behind senior Patrick Miller's two first-half ...
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    Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 at 8:56 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Cotey's Meanderings: Good morning, Jerica Coley

    TEAM OF THE DAY Because there are so many very good girls basketball players in Tampa Bay, it is sometimes easy to overlook Jerica Coley, which is odd, because you know, she was the Times Player of the Year last year. But that's how it goes with perceived one-man teams, ...
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    Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 at 11:06 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • East Bay makes statement, moves into Wharton Invitational final

    TAMPA — East Bay was finally scored on in the Wharton Invitational, and it was the way the Indians responded to allowing that goal that might have been more impressive than all three of their wins in the tournament. Less than two minutes after Hillsborough tied the Indians in the ...
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    Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 at 9:22 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Unsteady first steps at Sickles lead to boys soccer success

    TAMPA — The prep coaching career of Tony Calvo began essentially the same way his prep playing career ended: with his foot planted in a perilous place.Reared in Tampa’s Black Watch soccer program, Calvo was playing a club match the summer before his freshman year at Jesuit when he stepped ...
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    Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:50 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough county boys and girls soccer leaders

    Girls1. Plant (18-1-1): Panthers keep rolling, have established themselves as the county’s best.2. Berkeley Prep (13-4-2): Bucs are 12-1-1 in their past 14 games, and senior leadership will help them this time of the year.3. Bloomingdale (12-4-2): As usual, Bulls are coming on at the right time.4. Newsome (13-3-3): Despite ...
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    Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 at 3:36 p.m. | Times Staff

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