The week ahead
Some of the can't-miss events in the county (records before Monday's games):
Girls basketball, Palm Harbor University (8-3) at St. Petersburg (6-2), 7:45 tonight: Two of the county's most underrated teams meet in a matchup that will showcase the talents of PHU forward Sharee Booze, who averages more than 20 points.
Girls soccer, Palm Harbor University (12-0-1) at Countryside (9-2), 6 tonight: Cougars are looking to avenge a 4-1 loss to PHU in the final of the Hurricane Watch Tournament.
Boys basketball, Gibbs (7-4) at Boca Ciega (9-4), 7:45 tonight: Teams renew their rivalry in a rematch of the Northeast Christmas tournament championship, which the Gladiators won in overtime last week.
Boys soccer, East Lake (10-1-2) at Seminole (9-5-2), 8 tonight: Winner has a leg up in the race for the PCAC North County championship.
Boys soccer, Palm Harbor University (10-4-3) at Countryside (9-5-1), 8 tonight: Pivotal 6A-7 matchup between teams looking to finish 1-2 in the district and avoid traveling south for the district tournament.
Girls soccer, Clearwater Central Catholic (7-3-4) at St. Petersburg Catholic (12-3-3), 6 Thursday: Private school bragging rights as well as district positioning are up for grabs when these bitter rivals do battle.
Boys basketball, Gibbs (7-4) at Lakewood (7-2), 7:45 Thursday: After facing some tough competition at the Tampa Hoops Classic, the Spartans return home to face south county rival Gibbs.
Boys basketball, Largo (10-1) at Pinellas Park (7-5), 7:45 Friday: The Packers are playing as well as anyone in the county but face a tough test against the Patriots, who took Lakewood to overtime in a loss last month.
Girls basketball, Calvary Christian (5-3) at Indian Rocks Christian (10-4), 6 p.m. Friday: Despite having played a brutally tough schedule, IRC has a solid record. The Golden Eagles are particularly tough on offense, where guard Tori Trador (16 ppg.) is among the area's best at her position.
Wrestling, Pinellas Duals, Saturday: The dual-meet tournament, hosted by Dunedin, provides some of the best competition for public schools returning from winter break.