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  1. Softball: Streaky East Lake sticks with hot hurler


    CLEARWATER — In a successful run to the Lady 'Canes Classic title this weekend, East Lake may have found its No. 1 starting pitcher.

  2. Softball: New Countryside ace shuts out Bloomingdale


    CLEARWATER — Countryside is not the same team that advanced to the Class 8A state championship game last year. For starters, the Cougars lost six starters (five graduated, one moved).

  3. With returning nucleus, Nature Coast softball aims high


    Hernando County has always been pretty strong in terms of high school softball. But this season, it seems, county teams are taking things to a different level.

    Senior ace Abbey Primavera also helps at the plate.
  4. Spring Classic draws a competitive lineup


    Palm Harbor University has cruised through the high school softball season, winning 11 of its first 12 games entering the week. The hardest thing for Hurricanes coach Kerry Katchuk has been divvying up playing time for a roster that includes 12-13 players who are good enough to be full-time starters.

    “The tournament is big for us because we get to play a different variety of teams and harder competition to see how we will compare to them,” says Chamberlain pitcher Gabby Vallee.
  5. Softball: Springstead beats Nature Coast for second time in three days


    BROOKSVILLE — No one had dealt Nature Coast a defeat through the Sharks' first 12 softball games, but now it's been done twice in three days.

    By the same team.

  6. Softball: Land O'Lakes' Callie Turner tosses no-hitter vs. River Ridge


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Inning by inning, Land O'Lakes ace Callie Turner kept getting opposing batters to whiff.

  7. Calvary Christian softball ahead of schedule, amps up competitive factor



    Sarah Coleman was accustomed to being a part of softball programs that made the playoffs at the high school and college levels.

    Senior catcher Amy Smith is a strong leader for  Calvary Christian, and is hitting .462 with 14 RBIs.
  8. HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Alex Sexton and Maddie Neuhaus


    Alex Sexton, Dunedin

    A four-year starter for the Falcons, Sexton's role on this year's team was evident in a 4-3 win over Countryside on Thursday. As the starting shortstop, he made several key defensive plays. At the plate, he went 2-for-3 as the leadoff hitter. And on the mound he recorded his …

    Dunedin baseball player Alex Sexton
  9. HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings


    1. Chamberlain (8-0)

    This week: Idle

    Scoop: The Chiefs keep getting better. In their last five games, they outscored opponents by a combined 61-1. Last week, Chamberlain beat Gaither 10-0 to take over sole possession of first place in Class 7A, District 8. Gabby Vallee threw a no-hitter …

    Steinbrenner's Nichole McClendon rejoices after scoring the first run in the Warriors' 2-0 victory over Plant in Wednesday's Class 8A, District 5 final game. Taken 4-13-16 by Scott Purks
  10. Softball: Academy at the Lakes 4, Canterbury 1


    ST. PETERSBURG — Alexis Kilfoyl is always competing with her older brother Darin, especially when it comes to pitching.

    Academy at the Lakes Kendra Falby (27) swings the bat during the game at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.