TAMPA — After 43 years as baseball coach at Jefferson High, Emeterio "Pop" Cuesta retired at the conclusion of the Dragons' 2014 season. Tonight, though, the longtime coach will be back on Jefferson's diamond when his uniform No. 1 will be retired in a special ceremony before a game against King.
SPRING HILL — Last season, a formerly successful Springstead High coach was ousted amid turmoil within the baseball program. With a new face leading the team, the Eagles look rejuvenated.
Gibbs and Tarpon Springs were supposed to meet last month in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference high school boys basketball championship game.
LAKELAND — Academy at the Lakes' magical and surprising run through the playoffs ended Tuesday afternoon.
Berkeley Prep defensive tackle Bo Peek committed to Stanford, the three-star recruit announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
In the pandemonium following the biggest win in school history, Academy at the Lakes boys basketball coach Tom Haslam went looking for his son Ethan, who also happens to be his best player.
TARPON SPRINGS — The clock was exhausted and Jerry Woodka awaited the inevitable, standing with his hands at his knees along the Tarpon Springs bench.
TAMPA — Hillsborough's boys team claimed its fourth straight Charles Johnson Invitational title on Saturday, led by Virginia Tech football signee Dwyane Lawson.
TAMPA — They had produced the unthinkable for the previous 20 seconds, but with four seconds left, everyone on Jefferson was thinking the same thing.
Get the ball to Maurice Moore.
TRINITY — On the strength of eight finalists, Pasco wrapped up a second straight Sunshine Athletic Conference title on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut's girls track team has always done well at the Class A level.
LITHIA — Reliever Claire Feldman came in to shut down Class 8A, District 7 foe Alonso and got the go-ahead hit for host Newsome in Friday's 3-2 win.
EAST LAKE — He had two strikes against him, but if the first six innings had taught East Lake centerfielder Sawyer Wirth anything, it was that good things come to those who wait. So as he stood at the plate in a tie ballgame against Jesuit, he blocked everything else out of his mind.
LAND O'LAKES — Tom Haslam couldn't hold it in anymore.
ST. PETERSBURG — Talent is one thing but a little extra knowledge can be just as important.
SPRING HILL — If Springstead was looking to recapture the success it attained only a couple seasons ago, the team took a big step toward that goal Friday night.
LAKELAND — Land O'Lakes spent all week preparing for its Class 5A state semifinal opponent, Jacksonville Paxon. Despite all the drills and film, the Gators were not ready for the real thing.
It's hard to blame teenagers, many of whom were born in the late 1990s, for not knowing much about 1974. How can they possibly wrap their heads around a world without smart phones, PlayStation 4s and Snapchat?
High school baseball season is in full swing, and if the first few games have taught us anything, it's that there are more questions than answers. Is there an area team capable of making a state title run like Jesuit did last season? Is there a surprise team that gets to the state tournament like Sunlake did in 2014? Do …
The East Bay players converged at midcourt to celebrate. They jumped and shouted, and when they finally started to disperse, they hugged each other.