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  • Gibbs nabs summer basketball title

    Gibbs nabs summer basketball title Gibbs opened play in the TASCO boys basketball league two months ago with a 10-point loss to St. Petersburg. Since then, the Gladiators went undefeated, setting up a rematch with the Green Devils in Monday’s championship game at Fossil Park. This time, Gibbs applied the pressure and rallied from an ...
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    Tue. Aug. 04, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Park boys basketball coach Nick Miller steps down

    Pinellas Park boys basketball coach Nick Miller stepped down after two seasons to pursue a better opportunity in private business. “The decision basically was about money,” Miller said. “I’ve been working outside the school system, and it was going to be hard to devote the time I needed to the ...
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    Tue. Aug. 04, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Day 1 a wash for many area football teams

    After three weeks of heavy rain, area football players and coaches were hoping for some kind of refuge for the start of fall practice on Monday. But the monsoons continued and flood warnings were issued for parts of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties that lasted until 4:30 p.m. Because of ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • New football season brings new faces to varsity teams

    Dale Foster never realized how much he missed football until it was taken away from him.  After a freshman season on Pinellas Park’s junior varsity, Foster was told he couldn’t join the varsity for the final few games because his grade-point average was too low. “I was kind of like ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • East Lake's Jake Hansen commits to Iowa State

    East Lake's Jake Hansen commits to Iowa State East Lake linebacker Jake Hansen put an end to his recruiting process by committing to Iowa State this weekend. “I felt comfortable there and the coaching staff was very down to earth,” Hansen said of Iowa State. “They have great facilities as well as a nice college town.” Hansen, a ...
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    Sun. Aug. 02, 2015 at 10:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • FHSAA requires athletes to study up on concussions

    For the past five years, the Florida High School Athletic Association has made sure its coaches were educated about concussions. Now it's making sure student-athletes are as well. Beginning this athletic season, all high school athletes in Florida must complete courses on concussions provided by the National Federation of State ...
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    Tue. July 28, 2015 at 12:32 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Basketball: Former Boca Ciega standout Latavia Dempsey signs with Valur club in Iceland

    Former Boca Ciega and Florida Atlantic basketball player Latavia Dempsey has signed a professional contract with Valur Club in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dempsey was a second-team all state selection in 2009 as a senior at Boca Ciega. She helped lead the Pirates to three state Final Four appearances and a state ...
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    Mon. July 27, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Indian Rocks Christian's Oakley Albinson set for baseball showcases

    Indian Rocks Christian pitcher Oakley Albinson’s stellar sophomore season has led to some prestigious invitations this summer. Albinson has been invited to the Prep Baseball Report Futures Games in Indianapolis on July 30-Aug. 1. He will also participate in the Perfect Game Underclass All-American Games in San Diego on Aug. ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football combine this weekend at Clearwater Central Catholic

    A football combine for local high school players will be held Saturday at Clearwater Central Catholic. The combine, which is hosted by the Ultimate Stomping Ground training facility in Clearwater, runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $60 for players who have not pre-registered. The combine will feature timed ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 11:24 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Coach Bob Hudson changes mind, stays at East Lake

    Coach Bob Hudson changes mind, stays at East Lake East Lake’s Bob Hudson, who walked away as football coach two weeks ago, had a change of heart and returned to the program on Monday, athletic coordinator Tim O’Keefe said. Hudson initially announced his resignation on July 6 to take another job outside of the teaching and coaching profession. But ...
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    Mon. July 20, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sling N Shoot: Clearwater continues strong offseason

    Sling N Shoot: Clearwater continues strong offseason TAMPA – In the past two seasons, Clearwater has gone from a winless program to a respectable one. Now, coming off a 4-6 season, the Tornadoes are taking the steps this offseason in 7-on-7 tournaments to become a legitimate playoff contender. For the second straight weekend, Clearwater advanced to the ...
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    Sun. July 19, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Bucs receiver Louis Murphy holding free camp on Saturday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Louis Murphy, a former standout at Lakewood, is holding a free camp for football players and cheerleaders on Saturday. The camp, held at Lakewood, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to kids ages 8-18. Online registration is closed. Those interested can register ...
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    Thu. July 09, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: Former CCC standout Jeff Campbell wins College Home Run Derby

    Jeff Campbell, a 2011 Clearwater Central Catholic graduate, won the College Home Run Derby on July 2 in Omaha. Campbell competed against seven other college players. He defeated Wake Forest's Will Craig in the final round, 10-5. Campbell also set a home run derby record when he hit 20 home ...
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    Thu. July 09, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • East Lake coach Bob Hudson steps down after 12 seasons

    East Lake coach Bob Hudson steps down after 12 seasons East Lake football coach Bob Hudson, who led the program to the state semifinals the past two seasons, said he has stepped down after 12 seasons to pursue a career opportunity outside of the teaching and coaching worlds. “It was a tough decision, but now was the time to do ...
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    Mon. July 06, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Armwood captures Battle of the Bay title

    Armwood captures Battle of the Bay title TAMPA — Even in 7-on-7, Armwood's defense ruled the day. The Hawks rallied to win in overtime against Countryside to make it to its third straight Battle of the Bay tournament champion­ship appearance Saturday. And though it trailed host Jefferson early, Armwood made two stops and picked off Cade Weldon ...
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    Sat. June 27, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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