PINELLAS PARK — The Class 7A, District 9 tournament did nothing to change what the regular season already proved. No. 1 seed Seminole and No. 2 East Lake are the top teams in the district after both advanced to tonight's final.
TAMPA — Steinbrenner had more on the line in Wednesday's Class 7A, District 8 semifinal against Wiregrass Ranch than just a five-year district championship streak.
TAMPA — When a Nike representative pulled Robert Weiner aside during the Nike Elite Coaches Summit last February to discuss designing a Plant High School shoe, the 10-year Panthers coach just thought it would be something neat for his football players to enjoy.
SEMINOLE — A week ago, Osceola's Haydyn Gibson cruised to an individual district title because of the competition, or lack thereof.
Seminole High School junior Anthony DeRosa picked a good time to play his best round of golf. DeRosa withstood windy conditions and tough pin placements at Feather Sound Country Club on Monday to shoot 2-over 74 in the Class 3A, Region 4 tournament. He tied St. Petersburg's Blake Dyer for individual medalist honors, …
There was no doubt when the season started that Lakewood High School's offense would revolve around senior quarterback Ryan Davis. Davis is one of the flashiest quarterbacks in the area, with an ability to turn a near sack into a 20-yard run.
TAMPA — The first time Eric Barber met Kathryn Attar was during his fifth grade language arts class. Barber, then in his second year as Wharton High School's volleyball coach, told the lanky student that one day she'd play for him and the Wildcats.
Hernando County is not known for its prowess in the pool. Only one swimmer from the area since the turn of the century has medaled at the state meet, and no individual or team has ever won a state championship.
TAMPA — No. 3 Plant had a chance to upend No. 2 Wharton in Tuesday's Class 8A, District 7 semifinals.
TRINITY — To almost no one's surprise, Tuesday's first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance.
CLEARWATER — The Class 3A, District 9 title game will be a rematch of last year's as Calvary Christian and host Clearwater Central Catholic won Tuesday's semifinals.
ZEPHYRHILLS — There will be a rematch for the Class 5A, District 7 title after Tuesday's semifinal wins by defending champion Hernando and Weeki Wachee, last year's runnerup. The Leopards and Hornets play for the title Thursday night at 7.
TRINITY — Mitchell's girls team repeated as the Class 2A, Region 5 champion with an overall score of 330, four strokes better than last year's region title team.
With three weeks remaining in the high school football regular season, some Hillsborough County districts are pretty well decided.
TEMPLE TERRACE — The St. Petersburg girls team was announced as the Class 3A-4 region runnerup Monday, securing their first team state tournament berth in school history.
TAMPA — Monday's Hillsborough County cross country meet at Al Lopez Park saw some of the fastest times of the season — with a dose of controversy.
Team of the week
Leto. The Falcons won their first game (on the field) since 2009. Leto was credited with a forfeit win over Armwood in 2011, but the 18-15 win over Middleton on Friday was much sweeter. The win snaps a 32-game losing streak, and of course it wasn't easy. Leto led 18-7 with …
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 17. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of …
Palm Harbor University snapped a six-game losing streak in impressive fashion Friday night on the road at Sarasota Riverview. Down 35-14 in the third quarter and playing from behind the entire contest, the Hurricanes came back to win by one point over their Class 8A, District 7 rivals.
VALRICO — A year ago, Bloomingdale needed three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally past Riverview. In a sign of progress and historic milestones, Bloomingdale's 38-14 victory Friday was never that close. And, with his team holding a 17-7 lead at halftime, Bulls receiver Logan Crouse made sure of it. "We …