CLEARWATER — In a successful run to the Lady 'Canes Classic title this weekend, East Lake may have found its No. 1 starting pitcher.
CLEARWATER — Countryside is not the same team that advanced to the Class 8A state championship game last year. For starters, the Cougars lost six starters (five graduated, one moved).
BROOKSVILLE — Springstead's Kevin Tomas has been the Eagles most consistent relief pitcher this season. But he found out just before Friday night's Farm Bureau Classic final against Central that he would get his first start of the season.
No big deal.
Springstead 12, Lecanto 1
Countryside 1, Bloomingdale 0
Palm Harbor U. 12, Plant 1
Durant 7, Gaither 0
Newsome 4, Pinellas Park 0
East Lake 2, Mitchell 0
Tampa Catholic 6, Robinson 5
Academy of the Holy Names 3, Freedom …
In 1987, David White was summoned to Boca Ciega High's gymnasium for a photo. The basketball standout for the Pirates put on a T-shirt and stood in front of a white background.
ST. PETERSBURG — No guts, no glory.
SPRING HILL — For six innings, Springstead and Land O'Lakes were locked in an epic pitchers' duel in Thursday's semifinals of the Farm Bureau Classic baseball tournament.
Northeast 2, Boca Ciega 1 (9)
Admiral Farragut 5, Bradenton Chr. 3
Osceola 7, Largo 0
Dixie Hollins 4, Boca Ciega 3
Largo 5, Osceola 2
Dixie Hollins 5, Boca …
BROOKSVILLE — It took over three hours and each team used a combined eight pitchers and pounded out a total of 27 hits before Central finally beat Weeki Wachee to advance to today's final of the Farm Bureau Classic baseball tournament. The Bears overcame an early five run deficit, took the lead and gave it back …
CLEARWATER — East Lake was down to its final three outs in Wednesday's Class 8A, District 7 baseball game against Countryside, and it didn't look promising.
Springstead 7, Crystal River 0
Countryside 4, Tarpon Springs 0
Seminole 4, Dunedin 3
Seminole 7, Dunedin 0
Robinson 7, Plant City 0
Northeast 23, Gibbs 2
Seffner Chr. 2, Admiral Farragut 1
Academy of the Holy Names 20, Tampa Prep 0
Pinellas Park 11, Seminole 0
Academy at the Lakes 16, Hernando Chr. 1
Dixie Hollins 5, Tarpon Springs 2
Dunedin 6, …
SPRING HILL — The fourth annual Farm Bureau Classic is going to have a new winner this year after Springstead knocked off defending champion Mitchell on Tuesday. The previously undefeated Mustangs were upset 7-2 by the Eagles in the tournament quarterfinals.
BROOKSVILLE — The Land O'Lakes baseball team scored in bunches early in its quarterfinal game of the Farm Bureau spring tournament, then hung on Tuesday to defeat Crystal River 8-5.
LAND O'LAKES — Academy at the Lakes has started to see success from many of its sports programs, namely football, basketball and softball.
Hernando County has always been pretty strong in terms of high school softball. But this season, it seems, county teams are taking things to a different level.
Palm Harbor University has cruised through the high school softball season, winning 11 of its first 12 games entering the week. The hardest thing for Hurricanes coach Kerry Katchuk has been divvying up playing time for a roster that includes 12-13 players who are good enough to be full-time starters.
1. Jesuit (12-1)
This week: Tuesday vs. Jefferson, Friday at Middleton, Saturday at Tampa Catholic
Carrollwood Day 13, Coral Springs Chr. 0
Academy of the Holy Names 17, Brooks-DeBartolo 0
Springstead 2, Nature Coast 0
BROOKSVILLE — No one had dealt Nature Coast a defeat through the Sharks' first 12 softball games, but now it's been done twice in three days.
By the same team.