LAND O'LAKES — Sarah Sprague is the senior leader of one of the North Suncoast's top volleyball teams this season, but things haven't always been so rosy.
SEFFNER — Noah Perkins isn't sure of the exact moment it happened.
Abimael "AJ" Jimenez has always been reaching for something more. Whether its a race time, a school record, a team captainship or a conference title, the distance runner has flown under the radar for the first couple of years of his career.
With his 5-foot-10, 140-pound frame, shaggy brown hair and crooked smile, St. Petersburg High School sophomore Austyn Causey looks more like the team's starting kicker than the starting quarterback. Coach Joe Fabrizio calls him "Skinny.'' And sometimes he has to convince classmates that he actually does play on the …
Most Hillsborough teams played Thursday night, so Seffner Christian is the lone east county team under the Friday night lights this week — but the Crusaders don't get to enjoy the top billing at home. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Three questions Calvary Christian coach Todd Yoder
When Gaither High football coach Jason Stokes first met Alex McGough, he had a hunch there was something different about him.
ST. PETERSBURG — Palm Harbor University didn't have a dominant player when the season began. Yet coach Tara Kuk, in her 12th season, was quietly confident that this could be one of her best teams.
TAMPA — The last time Berkeley Prep and Academy of the Holy Names met on that court, the Jaguars defeated the Bucs in three sets to win the Class 4A, District 10 title, ending Berkeley Prep's 11-year championship streak.
Winning tonight does not guarantee Gaither High's football team a playoff spot.
SMQ team of the week
Clearwater Central Catholic: The Marauders, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, had eight players nursing injuries during the week. Five were healed enough to play, but the Marauders still were without two of their offensive linemen for a matchup against Ocala Trinity Catholic, No. …
NEW PORT RICHEY — With visiting Ocala Vanguard in the mix at Starkey Park for the Mitchell Invitational on Saturday, the pace was sure to speed up and it did. Some bay area individuals proved their mettle but Vanguard — with a boys team ranked fifth in the state by Flrunners.com and girls ranked ninth …
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, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 26. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of …
TARPON SPRINGS — After graduating so many megastars the past few seasons, East Lake coach Bob Hudson has preached that the team needs players to step up in a variety of ways to keep its current win streak intact. On Friday, it was George Campbell's turn.
ST. PETERSBURG — After two weeks of winning close, low-scoring games at home, Pinellas Park went on the road and broke out in a big way.
DUNEDIN — Osceola's Ryan Allan completed a 22-yard heave into the end zone to Wilan Harvey on the final play of the game to shock Dunedin on its homecoming night. It was a defensive struggle most of the game with neither team reaching the end zone until the fourth. Osceola's Zach Harvey kicked a 37-yard field goal …
LARGO — Down one with under 30 seconds left, Largo quarterback Donavan Hale capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive by hitting Johnathon Crawford for a 10-yard score. The game saw four second-half lead changes. With 229 passing yards from QB Ryan Davis and 187 on the ground from Tyriek Hopkins, Lakewood appeared in …
ST. PETERSBURG — The Green Devils used a balance attack in a game that was delayed a half-hour because of lightning. St. Petersburg improved to 4-0 and scored at least 40 points for the third time this season.
OCALA — Clearwater Central Catholic (No. 1 in Class 3A) traveled north and edged out Ocala Trinity Catholic (No. 4 in 3A) 45-42 in a shootout Friday night.
RUSKIN — The rain had slowed, the teams had shook hands and Lennard coach Keith Chattin had spoken to his crestfallen kids.