Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Team effort working for Keswick girls

ST. PETERSBURG — Keswick Christian's girls are intent on proving this season that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

There is no superstar who specializes in running would-be challengers into the ground. Instead, there are five strong runners, all capable of emerging from the pack.

On Thursday, it was Mary Jacubec's turn.

With No. 1 Hannah Palm feeling sick, Jacubec stepped up and finished fourth. Not far behind were Crusaders teammates Stephanie Kistemaker (fifth), Alyssa Bouman (sixth) and Rachel Kistemaker (eighth), which gave Keswick Christian the numbers it needed to win the team title at the Viking Invitational with 37 points.

"We're so young," Crusaders coach Fred Meinke said. "But they're all exceeding expectations."

Seminole's Katie Homme won the girls race, followed by Osceola's Alexis Irwin and Northeast's Elyse Snyder.

In the boys race, Northeast's John Zurek broke away from the pack early and never relinquished his lead.

Zurek's toughest competition was supposed to come from St. Petersburg's Wes Reynolds. But he is running in the Flrunners.com Invitational this weekend and did not participate.

"I was looking for Wes but never saw him," Zurek said. "So I just went out fast and ran by myself."

Largo's Thomas McGrath, Gabe Ramos and Rick Pluta finished 2-3-4. That was enough for the Packers to win the team title with 33 points.

East Lake volleyball stages rally

Trailing by two games to Clearwater, East Lake jumped out to leads in Games 4 and 5 and came away with a 15-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 15-13 victory.

"We had to win a big match," said coach Terry Small, whose team improved to 7-3. "We had to prove to ourselves and everybody else that we are not just a young team, we're a new team that's coming together to be a good team."

Team effort working for Keswick girls 10/02/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 2, 2008 11:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Storm routs Cleveland

    Storm

    TAMPA — Alvin Ray Jackson intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles as the Storm routed Cleveland 57-27 Saturday night in its home regular-season finale at Amalie Arena.

  2. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Rays centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre puts Texas ahead 4-3 when he scores after two wild pitches.
  3. Rowdies shut out Charleston

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  4. Rays journal: Former closer Sergio Romo acquired from Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays made a move to help the bullpen Saturday night when they acquired RHP Sergio Romo, who had been designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 7, 2017.
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife's "not worth risk'' opinion on Daytona

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she believed she had to speak out and upset some of his fans.

    Amy Earnhardt worries about Dale Jr.’s concussions.