Mississippi's Tim Elko points skyward as he runs around the bases after hitting his second home run against Southern Mississippi during an NCAA regional game Monday in Oxford, Miss.
The former Hillsborough High standout hit three home runs, including a pair of grand slams, to help the Rebels advance to the super regional.
Check out our list to see if the Rays’ recent surge ranks among the best in bay area sports lore.
June will be a “27-day sprint” and one of the most important recruiting stretches ever.
The Bulls, known for their offensive prowess, are more strategic defensively in claiming the Class 6A championship.


  1. Mississippi's Tim Elko points skyward as he runs around the bases after hitting his second home run against Southern Mississippi during an NCAA regional game Monday in Oxford, Miss.
  2. New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration.
  3. Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi celebrates in the dugout after his game-tying home run in the sixth inning of a 9-7 win against the Blue Jays on May 21 at TD Ballpark in Dunedin.
  4. Tampa Bay Tech receiver Greg Gaines has official visits planned for every weekend in June to take advantage of the end of the NCAA's dead period.
  5. FSU football coach Mike Norvell and his staff have instructed more than 3,000 children so far during their series of free clinics across the state.
  6. Armwood High's Warren Thompson was one of the four local players who signed as part of Willie Taggart's 2018 class at Florida State. All four are gone (or on their way out).
  7. The Bloomingdale High baseball team celebrates after winning the Class 6A state tile, 5-1 over Orange Park Fleming Island in Fort Myers on Saturday.
  8. Hernando shortstop Solaris Genberg was the only Leopards runner to reach second base Friday in a 5-0 loss to Eustis in the Class 4A title game.
  9. Land O' Lakes freshman pitcher Mia Fields throws 6.2 innings in a 7-6 loss to Fort Myers in the Class 5A state final Friday night. Fields allowed eight hits, struck out four and walked eight.
  10. A jubilant Holy Names team, led by pitcher Belle Sardja, celebrates the softball program's first state title after defeating Windermere Prep for the Class 3A championship in Clermont on Thursday night.
  11. Canterbury starts the celebration moments after the Crusaders sealed up a 3-1 Class 2A state final victory over Jacksonville University Christian on Wednesday night. It was the fifth state title for Canterbury and coach Jody Moore, all won in the past 10 years.
  12. The Dunedin baseball team wins a Class 4A region final Wednesday night, returning to state.
  13. The sixth inning, when things fell apart for Berkeley Prep, featured three singles, four walks, a two-base throwing error, one hit batter, two passed balls and a wild pitch.
  14. Jefferson got a  6-5 walk-off victory over Land O' Lakes on Wednesday night to reach the Class 5A state semifinals.
  15. Durant players crowd around the backstop to celebrate with fans after winning the Class 7A, Region 3 title Saturday night.
  16. With a commanding 5-0 victory, their 12th in a row, Holy Names will move on to play 2019 state finalist Westminster Christian on Wednesday at Clermont in their first state semifinal appearance in five years.
  17. Durant centerfielder Shelby Allen slides safely into second base, which made her the only Cougar to reach second during a 5-0 loss to Viera in Class 6A region final.
  18. If the Lightning make history and become the second team in the salary-cap era to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, it will be because of Andrei Vasilevskiy.
  19. Bishop McLaughlin survives a three-hour, 10-inning marathon against Northside Christian to reach its first region final since 2017.
  20. Bloomingdale rightfielder Drake Harman, right, begins the celebration moments after the Bulls sealed up a 2-1 victory over Mitchell in a Class 6A region semifinal.
  21. The Mets' Pete Alonso celebrates after scoring the game-winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, May 7, 2021, in New York.
  22. Tuesday’s win marked the 10th time this season that Berkeley Prep recorded double-digit runs in a game.
  23. Land O' Lakes' Nicol Werking raps a single during a 3-1 victory over River Ridge in a Class 5A regoin semifinal Tuesday night.