ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast coach Rob Stanifer wanted to send a message.
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.
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.
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.
NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge softball coach Ernie Beck is retiring after this season, so this week's district tournament was his last.
Brothers Zach and Austin Drury have been key to Wiregrass Ranch's success this season.
NORTHDALE — A Hillsborough County high school baseball coach will guide his players through a final game this year, maybe as early this week.
PINELLAS PARK — East Lake decided it would not go quietly for the rest of the season.
SEMINOLE — A simple single by Brad Deppermann benefitted East Lake in two ways Thursday.
TAMPA — The old adage states it's tough to beat a team three times in one season. Thursday, it proved spot on.
CLEARWATER — Pinellas teams fared quite well at the Class A, Region 3 meet at Calvary Christian on Thursday.
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.
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.
BROOKSVILLE — Two state-ranked foes put on a show Thursday in the Class 5A, District 7 championship game at Tom Varn Park.
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.
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.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Wiregrass Ranch is bringing home its first team championship trophy, but it took a little negotiating from coach Dave Wilson.
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.
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.
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.