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HomeTeam Hot shots: Nominations for Feb. 21-27
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Jordan Broderick, softball, Seminole
Daneesha Davidson, track, Hillsborough
Aubrey Ehlers, softball, Dunedin
Ashley Gentz, track, Nature Coast
Lizzie Jackson, softball, Bloomingdale
Brook Schwaner, softball, River Ridge
Andrew Abbott, baseball, Alonso
Travis Bianco, basketball, St. Petersburg
David Kornitzer, track, Newsome
Jacob Mohr, wrestling, Boca Ciega
Storm Schenk, wrestling, Mitchell
Justin Young, baseball, Hernando


  • HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings for week of Feb. 23

    HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings for week of Feb. 23 1. East Lake (5-0) This week: Tuesday at Clearwater, Wednesday at Dunedin, Friday at Seminole Lowdown: The Eagles have the pitching, with Kyle Caldwell, Ryan Wall, Aidan Brady, Christian James and Luis Duran. And so far they have just enough offense. Reid Zitzelberg and Sawyer Wirth have been clutch, especially ...
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    Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:53 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Morgan Brown, female winner for Feb. 14-20

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Morgan Brown, female winner for Feb. 14-20 Female Hot Shot winner: Morgan Brown, Northside Christian No track event in the bay area is loaded with more elite talent than girls pole vault. Three defending state champions — Mitchell’s Taylor Anderson (Class 3A), Tampa Catholic’s Nicole Carroll (2A) and Indian Rocks Christian’s Bobbi LaBrant (A) — all return ...
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    Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for week of Feb. 23

    HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for week of Feb. 23 1. Canterbury (4-0) This week: Tuesday vs. Hernando Christian; Saturday at St. Cloud Lowdown: With wins against Cambridge Christian (7-0) and Lecanto (16-0) last week, the Crusaders have outscored opponents by a combined 51-0. Canterbury has hit eight home runs, including three by catcher Danielle Romanello. The long-ball fever is ...
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    Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 at 2:39 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Tarpon Springs 68, Gainesville Eastside 60

    TARPON SPRINGS  — The clock was exhausted and Jerry Woodka awaited the inevitable, standing with his hands at his knees along the Tarpon Springs bench. He was about to become the first coach to take the Spongers boys basketball program to the state final four in 72 years. As the ...
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    Sun. Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:18 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 82, Oak Ridge 75

    ST. PETERSBURG – Darius Banks had 23 points but his defense is the reason St. Petersburg is headed to the Class 8A final four in Lakeland. The Green Devils needed a block from Banks and a 3-pointer from Travis Bianco stop Oak Ridge’s rally and defeat the Pioneers 82-75 in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. | Corey Long

  • Region boys basketball: Gibbs 70, Naples Golden Gate 56

    NAPLES - Gibbs found the safest path to the state final semifinals beyond the 3-point arc in Saturday night. Barry Brown scored 36 points, including seven from 3-point land, as the Gladiators won a Class 5A region championship with a 70-56 victory over Golden Gate. Gibbs (21-8) faces Fort Lauderdale ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 9:22 p.m. | Thomas P. Corwin

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Feb. 14-20

    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, Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 20. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 11:52 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Track: Admiral Farragut girls, Lakewood boys take titles at city meet

    ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut’s girls track team has always done well at the Class A level. Now, the Blue Jackets are showing they can compete against teams from all classifications, especially after outdistancing Lakewood 155.5-108 for their first team title at the fourth annual St. Petersburg City Championship meet. ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: East Lake 3, Jesuit 2

    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 ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Softball: Countryside 2, Northeast 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Talent is one thing but a little extra knowledge can be just as important. Normally, facing Northeast fireballer Riley Randolph can be a challenge, especially on a cool Friday evening. But Countryside leadoff hitter Keeley Mayers had an edge that tipped a solid pitchers’ duel in her ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: Tarpon Springs basks in a rare spotlight

    TARPON SPRINGS — Twice in the past month, Tarpon Springs players and coaches met in the gymnasium on the weekend to cut down the nets. The ceremony served as a way to commemorate season-long goals of finishing undefeated in conference play against Pinellas County opponents and having a perfect record ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 6:26 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tampa Bay baseball preview

    Tampa Bay baseball preview 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 ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Track: East Lake girls shine in host tourney

    Track: East Lake girls shine in host tourney EAST LAKE — The county powerhouses from 2014 dominated at the Early Bird Invitational at East Lake High School on Wednesday.  The host Eagles, winners of the last two meets on the girls side, ran away with their third straight title, racking up 198 points, more than double that of ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys basketball notebook: East Bay savors long-awaited return to region finals

    The East Bay players converged at midcourt to celebrate. They jumped and shouted, and when they finally started to disperse, they hugged each other. With a 61-55 victory against Freedom, the Indians secured a spot in the Class 7A region finals for the first time since 1968, ending an extensive ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 64, Calvary Christian 61

    SARASOTA — Ryan McMahon showed why Louisville coach Rick Pitino sees him as a point guard and Mitch Arimura showed a packed house at Cardinal Mooney what they’ve been missing. Their efforts were good enough to spark the host Cougars to a 64-61 triumph over Calvary Christian in a Class ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 11:33 p.m. | Bradenton Herald

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