High School Sports

  1. Pinellas: District baseball preview

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast coach Rob Stanifer wanted to send a message.

    Northeast outfielder Chris Clark is hitting .354 with three home runs and 18 RBIs. The senior also has 20 stolen bases.
  2. District softball: Delay does Lakewood no favors

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    ST. PETERSBURG — After securing its first playoff appearance in the Class 5A, District 10 semifinals, Lakewood was looking for more in the final against Bradenton Bayshore.

  3. Baseball: Hillsborough district preview

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    TAMPA — The Monday night game against Tampa Catholic, which Tampa Prep lost 8-2, had been over for nearly 15 minutes. But after his team's postgame huddle in leftfield broke, a disappointed Luis Medina lingered.

    Tampa Prep sophomore Luis Medina is hitting .453 but says, “When I don’t produce at the rate I want, I’m very frustrated with myself.”
  4. State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch's Agie Moreno earns individual 3A title

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    Wiregrass Ranch sophomore Agie Moreno made North Suncoast history Friday, becoming the first player from a public Pasco County school to win an individual tennis state championship.

  5. Softball: River Ridge gives Ernie Beck one last district title

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge softball coach Ernie Beck is retiring after this season, so this week's district tournament was his last.

    Coach Ernie Beck of River Ridge will retire after this season.
  6. Baseball: Drury brothers give Wiregrass competitive edge

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    Brothers Zach and Austin Drury have been key to Wiregrass Ranch's success this season.

    Wiregrass Ranch’s baseball-playing brothers Austin, left, and Zach Drury have often come in for relief after the other one starts on the mound.
  7. Set to retire, Gaither baseball coach leaves a sterling legacy

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    NORTHDALE — A Hillsborough County high school baseball coach will guide his players through a final game this year, maybe as early this week.

    Frank Permuy, who is retiring this year, has been the only baseball coach at Gaither High.
  8. Eagles regain stride at right time, topple Cougars

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    PINELLAS PARK — East Lake decided it would not go quietly for the rest of the season.

    East Lake’s Diana Rayder, right, gets Countryside’s Keeley Mayers out at home during the Eagles’ 8-7 victory.
  9. Baseball: East Lake wins rain-shortened PCAC final

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    SEMINOLE — A simple single by Brad Deppermann bene­fitted East Lake in two ways Thursday.

  10. District softball: Durant routs Plant City for 7A-7 title

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    TAMPA — The old adage states it's tough to beat a team three times in one season. Thursday, it proved spot on.

    Marathon matchup: Kayla Maxwell helps Alonso beat Bloomingdale 7-6 in 13 innings in the Class 8A, District 7 final. For details, go to tampabay.com/hometeam.
  11. Track roundup: Brittany McGee solid as usual for Farragut

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    CLEARWATER — Pinellas teams fared quite well at the Class A, Region 3 meet at Calvary Christian on Thursday.

  12. Track roundup: Friends, not foes, boost Plant girls

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    RIVERVIEW — Anna Montgomery and Bailey Sullivan are best friends who train side-by-side for every race. And in Thursday's Class 4A, District 7 meet, the duo's inseparability earned the Plant girls a championship.

  13. District softball roundup: First title a bright spot for Jefferson

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    As far as 10-year coach Eve Soto-Suarez knows, Jefferson went into Thursday's final having never won a district championship. But against Chamberlain in the 6A-9 final at Blake, Jefferson took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning and pitcher Nikki Lopez held on to deliver the first title in school history.

  14. Leopards survive a late rally

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    BROOKSVILLE — Two state-ranked foes put on a show Thursday in the Class 5A, District 7 championship game at Tom Varn Park.

    Among many: Mitchell’s Kelsea Vanderveer gets a hit (one of the combined 24) in a 13-8 win over Osceola in the 6A-10 final.
  15. State tennis: Canterbury's Holvoet plays through pain, claims title

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    CASSELBERRY — Canterbury's Evan Holvoet wasn't sure he could make it to the Class A individual state tournament. In the district final, he faced Shorecrest's Peter Litsky, whom he had never beaten.

    Evan Holvoet
  16. State tennis: Tampa Prep's Leavy falters in Class A final

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    CASSELBERRY — While Tampa Prep's hopes of a girls team championship ended Wednesday, it had two players alive for Class A individual titles Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park.

  17. State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch boys share Class 3A title

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    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Wiregrass Ranch is bringing home its first team championship trophy, but it took a little negotiating from coach Dave Wilson.

    Wiregrass Ranch’s Agustin Moreno hits a return during his No. 1 singles match, going on to win 6-7 (4-6), 6-1, 6-0. He’s back today for a shot at the overall singles title.
  18. Track roundup: Gibbs' Jerosan Fletcher nabs triple crown

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    TAMPA — With Tampa teams dominating the team standings Wednesday at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Berkeley Prep, no individual shined brighter than Gibbs senior Jerosan Fletcher.

    Gibbs senior Jerosan Fletcher outdistances the field in the 400 meters at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet. She wasn’t finished there, going on to titles in 200 and long jump.
  19. District softball: Tampa Catholic wins 4A-10 title

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    TAMPA — Emily Small hadn't pitched in nearly a year when Tampa Catholic coach Mark Braddy called on her to provide depth going into the Class 4A, District 10 tournament.

  20. Track roundup: Steinbrenner gets a little help from baseball standout

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    TAMPA —Steinbrenner's 4x100 relay team was in second place when Shyheem Barthel passed the baton to teammate Kevin Merrell in Wednesday's Class 4A, District 6 meet at Wharton High. But Barthel wasn't too concerned about that placement.

    Tampa Catholic’s TJ Harrell crosses the 200-meter finish in a field-best 22.25 seconds at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet.