At St. Petersburg
Score: Palmetto 27, St. Petersburg 7
At East Lake
Score: East Lake 47, Osceola 0
Spring game-breakers: The biggest game-breaker was simple: East Lake's experienced, athletic skill position players wreaked havoc on an injury-thinned Osceola linebacker corps. Despite the visiting Warriors holding a 20:26-to-3:34 advantage in …
Score: Clearwater Central Catholic 21, Clearwater 14
DOVER — Things have, to say the least, been tough of late on the football fields in Dover.
BRANDON — Making lists has long been a fun way to debate sports. Who are the top five quarterbacks in Hillsborough County? Top five running backs? Most athletic? Most underrated?
TAMPA — Leto finally has something it hasn't had in years — a returning quarterback. Rising junior Darryl Mercer Jr. played in only five games in 2015 but threw for more than 500 yards.
RIVERVIEW — Rising senior lineman Javon Livingston will be a huge factor in Riverview's 2016 success. The run-heavy Shark offense that only attempted 31 passes in 2015 and runs primarily out of the triple option will rely on Livingston's size and acumen.
LITHIA — Stick to the basics.
For as long as coach Ken Hiscock has been running the show at Newsome, that's been the offensive philosophy.
CLEARWATER — Clearwater Central Catholic has an abundance of talent at the skill positions, making its offense one of the most explosive in the area.
CLEARWATER — Tramar Reece's combination of athleticism and speed have transformed him from an unknown in the recruiting world to a coveted prospect.
TAMPA — Qarch Hawk wasn't pushed. He pushed himself.
For Gaither High baseball coach Nelson North, his team's 2-1 Class 7A state championship victory against Venice last weekend at JetBlue park in Fort Myers won't just be remembered as the school's first title in the sport.
Score: Jesuit 28, Gibbs 6
Spring game-breakers: Jesuit RB Malik Davis dominated the first half, rushing for 66 yards on nine carries, adding 23 yards on a reception. Davis scored Jesuit's first two touchdowns on 5- and 10-yard runs. … Jesuit WR Travell Harris broke off in …
Score: Hudson 28, Dixie Hollins 21
Steinbrenner High's first state baseball title, one the Warriors earned with a 9-4 come-from-behind victory against Oviedo Hagerty last Saturday, came at the end of a long day, with the title game being the second of a doubleheader.
Like most successful student-athletes, Ellen McMullen managed to pack several activities into her day. Aside from her classes at Canterbury, she was also on the swim team, the soccer team and the track team.
At Land O'Lakes
Score: Land O'Lakes 45, Gulf 0
Spring game-breakers: Jude May, alternating at quarterback with starter Spencer Childress, threw for three scores, the last an improvised shovel pass to fellow rising sophomore Kyle Leivas for the final points of the game. … Running …
HUDSON — Spring football games are more a barometer than anything. And although by nature football's an emotional sport, the passion is often considerably less than regular-season level.
Emily Curran has no tales of woe juggling athletics and academics at Calvary Christian High School. Rarely did she have to stay up late studying.
LUTZ — As Steinbrenner made its run toward program history last season, securing a postseason berth for the first time since the school opened in 2009, Cason Byrd was forced to view it all from toughest place for any competitor: