Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hometeam

Marreese Speights’ nephew inherits his height, but puts it to use on the gridiron

Marreese Speights’ nephew inherits his height, but puts it to use on the gridiron

ST. PETERSBURG – Percy Speights is ready to battle. With knees slightly bent and elbows instinctively deployed, the 6-foot-4 sophomore stakes out his spot, pushing and pressing until his opponent is no longer a factor.It is hard labor for the d...
Updated: 2 hours ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Rent Montie and Camryn Vogler

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Rent Montie and Camryn Vogler

Our players of the week for the period spanning Sept. 8-14.Rent Montie, ClearwaterMontie is a football junkie. The Clearwater quarterback even has a whiteboard in his room that he uses to diagram plays in his spare time."I eat, sleep and breathe foot...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Road warriors truly define Palm Harbor University volleyball players

Road warriors truly define Palm Harbor University volleyball players

PALM HARBOR — The microphone was put away for the day, so Palm Harbor University volleyball coach Dexter Rogers had to shout. Luckily, the intimate crowd at Carwise Middle School was easily within earshot.It was senior night, and the Hurricanes...
Updated: 4 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Monday, September 17

Monday’s scoreboardBoys swimmingShorecrest 139, St. Petersburg Cath. 29Clearwater Central Cath. 103, Shorecrest 79Clearwater Central Cath. 122, St. Petersburg Cath. 28Lakewood 110, Boca Ciega 64Largo 115, Dunedin 56Girls swimmingShorecrest 137, St. P...
Published: 09/17/18
HomeTeam 15: Football power rankings, Week 5

HomeTeam 15: Football power rankings, Week 5

There were some tight games that included last-minute comebacks, but the results were largely expected this past week. That was a break from the upsets during the first three weeks that caused plenty of shifting in the rankings.Elite status1. Tampa B...
Published: 09/17/18
Sunday Morning Quarterback: It’s like Butter

Sunday Morning Quarterback: It’s like Butter

Some of the highlights from Week 4:Team of the WeekPinellas Park: The Patriots were not tested in their first three games. They outscored opponents 150-0 and all three games were essentially over by halftime. None of that mattered Friday night. Pinel...
Published: 09/16/18
Growing pains and more tests await young Berkeley Prep volleyball squad

Growing pains and more tests await young Berkeley Prep volleyball squad

TAMPA — Once again, the volleyball talent is there at Berkeley Prep — no doubt about that.It’s just that the talent is young and inexperienced and busy learning the advanced systems run by coach Mackenzie Tichenor."But we will get there," said Tichen...
Published: 09/15/18
Football: Pinellas Park 45, East Lake 24

Football: Pinellas Park 45, East Lake 24

PINELLAS PARK — Finally.It took 20 tries but Pinellas Park finally beat East Lake.The Patriots survived a third-quarter scare and beat their Class 7A, District 10 rival for the first time in school history, 45-24 Friday night to improve to 4-0....
Published: 09/15/18

Football: Sickles 13, Wiregrass Ranch 12

WESLEY CHAPEL — If calling a run play in the closing seconds, with no timeouts and needing a touchdown to win seems risky, imagine doing it twice.After a frantic finish Friday night, Sickles fans would say that strategy is just fantastic.Grypho...
Published: 09/15/18

Football: Seffner Christian 34, Carrollwood Day 7

DOVER — Five times, Carrollwood Day drove inside the Seffner Christian 30 and faced a fourth down to keep a drive alive. On two of those occasions, the Patriots were inside the 20.The Crusaders defense, however, was the unit celebrating after all fiv...
Published: 09/14/18
Updated: 09/15/18