Former St. Petersburg High standout Serrel Smith Jr. began his career at Maryland before transferring after his sophomore year to East Tennessee State. He indicated Friday he's transferring to USF.
The state’s 2018 Class 8A player of the year played last season at East Tennessee State.
Florida is one of at least 30 states debating such a bill.
Elyse Meerdink is a national champion in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
The state’s top-ranked softball team remains unbeaten.


  1. Former St. Petersburg High standout Serrel Smith Jr. began his career at Maryland before transferring after his sophomore year to East Tennessee State. He indicated Friday he's transferring to USF.
  2. Elyse Meerdink, in the girls 10-11 age group, poses with her trophy during the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.
  3. Times file photo of the transgender pride flag.
  4. Wiregrass Ranch quarterback Rocco Becht has thrown for more than 3,500 yards over the last two seasons.
  5. Newsome sophomore Emma Edwards, right, is all smiles after scoring a run during a 9-3 victory over previously unbeaten Sickles on Thursday night.
  6. Sickles junior pitcher Robyn Herron is 11-0 with a 0.29 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 71.2 innings this season.
  7. Berkeley Prep junior Anthony Castillo, right, welcomes home freshman Julius Pfau after Pfau scores the third run in a 3-1 victory over arch-rival Calvary Christian on Friday night.
  8. Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros finalized an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26 on Friday.
  9. Jesuit senior Dominic Castellano allowed one run and one hit in four innings during a 10-2 victory over Durant in the Saladino Tournament final Wednesday night.
  10. Jesuit senior Tyler Corish, third from left wearing blue batting helmet, jumps for joy with teammates moments after Corish smacked the game-winning RBI single to beat Wharton 6-5 in a Saladino Tournament semifinal.
  11. Shaquill Griffin had a career-best three picks last season and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2019.
  12. Strawberry Crest senior Colby Fanning, who has a no worries reaction after rapping a stand-up double, had a great game overall game Monday night in a 4-0 victory over Plant City in second-round Saladino Tournament action. Fanning finished 2-for-4 at the plate and earned the complete-game victory on the mound, allowing only one hit and striking out six.
  13. Jeanette Jennings, mother of transgender teen advocate Jazz Jennings, speaks at a press conference in the Florida Capitol on Monday, February 3, 2020, against a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to provide minors with hormone therapy or to perform sex reassignment surgery.
  14. Florida Gators defensive lineman Zachary Carter went after his former teammate, Feleipe Franks, during their meeting last season.
  15. Moments after hitting a two-run homer, Wharton senior outfielder Dylan McDonald tips his hat while rounding the bases during a 6-0 victory over Leto on Saturday in first-round action of the 40th annual Saladino Baseball Tournament.
  16. Strawberry Crest senior pitcher Bryan Boully is helping lead the Chargers through the 2021 season. He is 3-1 with a 0.78 ERA heading into the annual Saladino Tournament.
  17. The Tampa Catholic boys soccer team celebrates after beating Miami Westminster Christian 4-2 in the Class 3A title game on March 4.
  18. Stetson football coach Roger Hughes has led the Hatters since 2013.
  19. Bishop McLaughlin guard Dillon Mitchell slams down a dunk in the first quarter of the Class 3A state final against Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian on Friday. Mitchell finished with 12 points and eight rebounds in an 85-76 loss.
  20. Jesuit senior Joe Pesansky gives junior guard William Butler a hug moments after the Tigers lost a Class 5A state semifinal in overtime, 63-57, to Pembroke Pines Charter on Wednesday.
  21. Bishop McLaughlin junior guard Emanuel Sharp slams down a dunk during a 79-71 victory over Andrew Jackson Wednesday in a Class 3A state semifinal. Sharp made 21 of 22 free throw attempts, scored 39 points and had four steals.
  22. Bishop McLaughlin guard Emanuel Sharp, right, helped the Hurricanes into a Class 3A state semifinal on Wednesday.
  23. Georgia's Azeez Ojulari is a potential Bucs target with the No. 32 pick in this spring's NFL draft.