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  1. HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings


    1. Chamberlain (8-0)

    This week: Thursday at King; Friday-Saturday at PHU's Lady 'Canes Invitational

    Alexis Kilfoyl of Academy at the Lakes is 8-0 with 0.35 ERA and 75 strikeouts on the season. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  2. State boys soccer: Melbourne West Shore 1, Berkeley Prep 0


    DELAND — The slimmest of margins separated Berkeley Prep and Melbourne West Shore on Thursday afternoon on a sun-splashed soccer field at Stetson University.

    DELAND - Berkeley Prep junior Bailey Forsmans (No. 16) reacts after teammate Max Lerner missed a goal by inches in the sixth minute of the Class 2A state final Thursday afternoon against Melbourne West Shore. West Shore went on take the victory, 1-0. Taken 2-16-17 by Scott Purks
  3. Five things to know about Berkeley Prep's state soccer matchup


    Berkeley Prep's boys soccer team has the spotlight as the lone program from the area — boys or girls — playing in a state championship game. The Buccaneers (21-3-3) face Melbourne West Shore (20-4) in the Class 2A state final Thursday at 4 p.m. in Deland. Here are five things to know about Berkeley …

    Freshman J.T. Copper participates in drills during a practice at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The Berkeley boys team is headed to a state final.
  4. State girls soccer: Oviedo 3, Newsome 0


    LITHIA — The speed and skill of Oviedo's girls soccer team was at full throttle during Friday's Class 5A state semifinal, and at several key moments it was too much for Newsome to defend.

    LITHIA - Newsome sophomore Sophie Shrader, who has been a relative scoring machine through the season with 36 goals, was held scoreless in the Class 5A state semifinal Friday night against Oviedo. Oviedo, the defending state champions and currently ranked No. 1 in the state, defeated the Wolves 3-0. Taken 2-10-17 by Scott Purks
  5. State girls soccer: Jacksonville Stanton 2, Land O'Lakes 1 (PKs)


    LAND O'LAKES — For the past three weeks, ever since the postseason started, Land O'Lakes has been practicing penalty kicks. Gators' coach Vicky King thought her team was ready should it come to it, but she found out Friday night against Jacksonville Stanton that there is no way to simulate the pressure.

    Land O'Lakes girl's soccer players react following a loss during penalty kicks in overtime against Stanton during the Class 3A state girls soccer semifinal at Land O'Lakes High School in Land O'Lakes, Fla. on Friday, February 10, 2017.
  6. State girls soccer: St. Johns Creekside 4, Mitchell 1


    TRINITY — Both Class 4A state semifinalists survived penalty-kick thrillers to advance to Friday's match, but St. Johns Creekside controlled the midfield and stymied host Mitchell 4-1.

    Mitchell's Dalanie Guerra and Creekside's Clarice Amici crash together while going after a corner kick on Friday night at Mitchell. Creekside won the Class 4A state semifinal 4-1. (Andy Warrener, Special to the Times)
  7. State boys soccer: Berkeley Prep 1, Miami LaSalle 0 (2OT)


    Berkeley Prep had to display some patience in Friday's Class 2A state semifinal against Miami LaSalle.

  8. Road trip! Three reasons to follow Berkeley Prep soccer to Miami


    The trip is a lengthy one (560 miles round-trip) but for high school soccer fans it might worth the drive to check out Berkeley Prep, the only area boys team left in the state final four. The Buccaneers travel to play Miami LaSalle in Friday's Class 2A state semifinals. Since starting 3-3-1, Berkeley Prep is 17-0-2 with …

    Berkeley Prep's J.T. Copper (Studio Artistry)
  9. Mitchell, Land O'Lakes hope to pull off a state double


    Only once has a Pasco County girls soccer team won a state championship. Based on their abilities to buck history, both recent and repetitive, Land O'Lakes and Mitchell could be adding to that total.

    Mitchell's Sabrina Wagner battles for possession early in the Class 4A region quarterfinal match vs. visiting Winter Haven. Mitchell won 7-1. (Andy Warrener, Special to the Times)
  10. Youthful St. Petersburg ahead of schedule, ends state drought


    ST. PETERSBURG — It looked as if St. Petersburg's season was over. Its 1-0 lead against Seminole in the Class 4A, District 10 semifinals evaporated with 16 seconds left on an own goal. Overtime solved nothing, so it was on to dreaded penalty kicks.

    Francesca Ycaza (!0) dives past a Bulls defender to chase the ball. The St Petersburg Green Devils defeated the Bloomingdale Bulls 2-1 in a thrilling overtime girls soccer match to win the Class 4A Regional Semi Finals at St Petersburg High School on Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017.
DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times