SPRING HILL — The name Bob Levija has been synonymous with Springstead High almost since the school opened. But after almost four decades, Levija, 65, is retiring once the current school year ends.
TAMPA — Preston Tucker, a 25-year-old Major League Baseball player living the dream, says he loves to come home and …
Tampa Prep 11, Santa Fe Catholic 1
Pinellas Park 10, Dixie Hollins 6
Jesuit 11, Middleton 0
Out of Door 16, SP Catholic 4
Calvary Chr. 7, Northside Chr. 2
Bloomingdale 11, Armwood 1
Georgiadis Tournament: Osceola 8, Boca Ciega 1; …
Matt LePain stepped down as Dunedin's football coach after two seasons.
CLEARWATER — In most games this season, Clearwater's opponents have been able to handle the heat — for a half. By the fourth quarter, the physical and mental strain of looking over their shoulder a quick-handed guard or dealing with the mad windmilling of another defender can be too much.
DOVER — The first time Palm Harbor University played Strawberry Crest this season, the score was tied with less than two minutes to go. The Hurricanes, though, scored just 13 points in a poor second half, and the Chargers escaped to win the Indian Rocks Christian Tournament — and every other game they played …
LITHIA — All season, Newsome relied on its physical defense and opportunistic shooting to eke out close victories.
TAMPA — The bar is rapidly rising for the Brooks DeBartolo girls basketball team. The Phoenix advanced to a region final for the first time in school history with their 12th straight win, 58-38 over visiting Tampa Catholic in the Class 4A region semis.
SEFFNER — When new districts were drawn last year and both Calvary Christian and Seffner Christian were placed in Class 3A, it made Tuesday's region semifinal almost a given. Both teams have made three straight appearances in the state semifinals and both were loaded again this season. But only one team could have …
RIVERVIEW — It had been a dream season for the Spoto's girls basketball team. The team won its second district title in three years and advanced past the first round of regionals for the first time.
SEFFNER — Sunlake accomplished a lot this year. Armwood can accomplish even more after its 67-50 victory Tuesday in the Class 6A region semifinals, a win that has the Hawks one step from their first state semifinal since 2000.
MELBOURNE — Talk about a wild ride.
Northeast 4, Lakewood 1
Carrollwood Day 4, Canterbury 0
Dunedin 3, Indian Rocks Chr. 1
Dixie Hollins 21, Gibbs 0
Academy of the Holy Names 15, Brooks-Debartolo 0
Plant 7, East Bay 2
Cambridge Chr. 8, …
Andrea Wallace, Sunlake
Andrea Wallace didn't think much of her basketball talent when she tried out for the team as a freshman.
The past week was one of the most memorable in Tampa Catholic's athletic history.
TAMPA — It was just Taylor Emery's third collegiate basketball game, but the former Freedom High guard used the opportunity against Florida State to show her Tulane teammates and coaches just what she's about.
ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday's Class 3A, District 8 championship game was eerily similar to last year's contest.
TAMPA — In two regular-season defeats to Seffner Christian, the Tampa Prep Terrapins were missing a key piece.
BRANDON — Senior Kyle Norstrem won his fourth title in the 32nd Tony Ippolito Wrestling Tournament and was named one of two outstanding wrestlers Saturday as host Brandon won the team championship for a 23rd straight time and 30th overall.
ST. PETERSBURG — All season, St. Petersburg had one of the best guard combinations in the bay area with Serrel Smith and Darius Banks providing a 1-2 scoring punch.