The week ahead
Some of the can't-miss events on the North Suncoast (all games 7:30 p.m.):
Boys basketball, Land O'Lakes at Wesley Chapel. The Gators and Wildcats, once dominant programs, clash in the opener for both. Can Land O'Lakes overcome the loss of several key players from last season's team? Does Wesley Chapel coach Doug Greseth have a better team than some believe?
Boys basketball, Pasco (0-0) at Hudson (0-1). The Pirates should have their full allotment of players now that football season is over. The Cobras are expected to have a good team after last year's playoff run.
Boys soccer, Mitchell (6-1-2) at Wesley Chapel (3-3-1). The Mustangs are looking for some payback after a stunning tie to Wesley Chapel last month. The Wildcats began the season going undefeated in four straight games.
Girls basketball, Nature Coast (5-1) at Wiregrass Ranch (5-1). The Bulls are coming off a 68-61 loss to St. Petersburg Catholic. The Sharks last lost 57-56 to Orlando Christian Prep.
Girls soccer, Tampa Prep at Mitchell. The Terrapins are perennially one of the bay area's top soccer programs.
Boys basketball, Mitchell (1-1) at Ridgewood (1-1). The Rams' new perimeter-oriented offense is coming off a 78-48 loss to Sickles, which shellacked Wiregrass Ranch by 32. The Mustangs are coming off a 60-43 loss to Orlando Edgewater.