Saturday, September 22, 2018
News Roundup

Sand work to begin on southern Pinellas beaches

Sand nourishment for the beaches from Indian Rocks Beach northward will likely not happen until the late fall, according to the latest schedule from Pinellas County.

Two factors have caused the beach nourishment to be delayed. One, the proposed start was pushed back from late November 2017 until this spring for to the county to deal with issues from Hurricane Irma.

The other factor that will affect the timing of the beach nourishment from Indian Rocks Beach to Sand Key/Clearwater is the project’s starting location. For the first time, it will begin in the southern part of the Pinellas beach strip at Treasure Island, and work northward. Previous beach nourishments have begun at Sand Key and progressed south.

The latest schedule for beach nourishment from the county’s website shows the project starting in Treasure Island in mid-April and finishing at the Ultimar condo in Clearwater/Sand Key the first of December. The Treasure Island project is scheduled to last a month and a half, wrapping up at the end of May.

The nourishment project will jump to Redington Beach around June 1, skipping Madeira Beach, which uses groins to control erosion and does not need sand.

Comments

Florida extends Tennessee’s recent SEC futility

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On an evening in which Tennessee honored its 1998 national championship squad, the current crop of Vols managed to offset the whole nostalgic shindig.By making the 2018 Gators resemble a national championship-caliber club.A o...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Deondre Francois throws 2 TDs as Seminoles hold off NIU 37-19

Deondre Francois throws 2 TDs as Seminoles hold off NIU 37-19

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State has been seeking improvement on offense after managing just 10 combined points in its two FBS losses. The Seminoles found some reasons to be optimistic for a turnaround on Saturday. Deondre Francois threw for a season-high...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: Blue Jays spoil wild-card bid

Rays journal: Blue Jays spoil wild-card bid

TORONTO — There was no drama, no emotional rescues after Saturday's game.After feeling, appropriately, crushed after they gave away Thursday's game, blowing a six-run lead in the ninth, then bouncing back Friday, the Rays on Saturday faced a st...
Updated: 2 hours ago
A win for what ails the Seminoles

A win for what ails the Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE — For a moment early Saturday evening, it looked as if Willie Taggart was up to old tricks, running it up as he was wont to do when he had USF on the rise and feeling it.Here we go again?Northern Illinois was beaten for sure. The Hu...
Updated: 2 hours ago
How Booger McFarland rose from a Tampa FM station to ‘Monday Night Football’

How Booger McFarland rose from a Tampa FM station to ‘Monday Night Football’

TAMPA — When Booger McFarland auditioned for the new Monday Night Football broadcast team, producer Jay Rothman was blown away."I closed my eyes and said, 'Holy (bleep), I feel like I'm listening to football's Charles Barkley,'' Rothman said.Si...
Updated: 2 hours ago
USF standout returner Terrence Horne out with torn ACL

USF standout returner Terrence Horne out with torn ACL

TAMPA — USF will be without one of its top playmakers tonight against East Carolina and the rest of the season.Receiver and standout returner Terrence Horne is out after tearing his right ACL in practice this week. He's watching pregame wa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
20 things about Mr. 20 Blake Snell, including, yes, blocking his mom on his phone

20 things about Mr. 20 Blake Snell, including, yes, blocking his mom on his phone

TORONTO — Twenty things about Blake Snell as he takes the mound Sunday for the first time as a 20-game winner.Snell …• Is the first 20-game winner in the majors since 2016.• Will have the fewest innings of any 20-game winner i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays Tales: And the winners are …

Rays Tales: And the winners are …

This season won't end up among the most successful in the Rays' 21-year franchise history, but I'd make the case it might be the most interesting.From the winter/spring purge of the veterans, dire predictions for 100-plus losses, frigid 1-8/4-13 star...
Updated: 3 hours ago
N’Kosi Perry sparks No. 21 Miami past FIU, 31-17

N’Kosi Perry sparks No. 21 Miami past FIU, 31-17

MIAMI — Miami coach Mark Richt’s decision to send quarterback N’Kosi Perry into the game on the Hurricanes’ third possession Saturday was easy. His next decision might be tougher. Perry came off the bench to throw for 224 yards and three touchdowns, ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning forward prospect Boris Katchouk putting together strong preseason

Lightning forward prospect Boris Katchouk putting together strong preseason

TAMPA — As the end of training camp looms, there's no clear-cut answer as to how the Lightning will fill the one, maybe two open forward spots in its lineup.It could go with Adam Erne. Spending much of his time in AHL Syracuse the past three se...
Updated: 3 hours ago