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Boys basketball: A look at Tuesday’s region games

Boys basketball: A look at Tuesday’s region games

All games start at 7 p.m.Region semifinalsClass 8AWharton (23-5) at Winter Haven (21-9): The Wildcats are in the region semifinals for the first time since 2015 and are trying to make their first region final appearance since 2012. The game features ...
Updated: 2 months ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: David Jalomo and Diana Rosenthal

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: David Jalomo and Diana Rosenthal

David Jalomo, Plant CityJalomo, a junior, said he has been playing goalkeeper since he was about 8 years old. When it came to penalty kicks, he never had much luck. Actually, he had no luck at all."It hasn't gone too well," he said. "I've never won o...
Updated: 2 months ago
HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Land O'Lakes (4-0)Up next: Tuesday at Anclote; Thursday at River Ridge; Friday vs. SunlakeThe buzz: The Gators have won 16 straight games, a streak that dates to early April of last year. Last week, Land O'Lakes beat Wesley Chapel 5-1 and had a fo...
Updated: 2 months ago
Carrollwood Day older, wiser in return trip to state

Carrollwood Day older, wiser in return trip to state

TAMPA — When Carrollwood Day advanced to the Class 3A state tournament in Lakeland last season, it was a bit of a surprise. After all, the Patriots had very little girls basketball history and had never advanced to the final four before. Also, ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Practice makes perfect for Gasparilla 5K champions

Practice makes perfect for Gasparilla 5K champions

TAMPA — The only other time Taylor McDowell ran the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K, he came in 10th place. So as this year's event neared, the Tampa resident created a training plan, and he stuck to it.McDowell, who competed in cross cou...
Updated: 2 months ago
Kevin Knox named in Yahoo story on potential NCAA violations

Kevin Knox named in Yahoo story on potential NCAA violations

Kentucky's Kevin Knox, a former Tampa Catholic basketball standout, was named in a Yahoo Sports story about the possible NCAA violations involving prominent players and schools.Yahoo obtained documents from a federal investigation detailing the ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Girls basketball: Rematch doesn’t go as planned for Tampa Catholic

Girls basketball: Rematch doesn’t go as planned for Tampa Catholic

TAMPA — Tampa Catholic thought about playing in Friday night's game — the Class 5A region girls basketball final — for an entire year. The Crusaders never forgot how much it hurt to lose in the same game to Oxbridge Academy in 2017....
Updated: 2 months ago

Girls basketball: Clearwater runs into a juggernaut

CLEARWATER — Without a doubt, Clearwater had the will to win. Unfortunately, Fort Myers had the skill, plenty of it.With talent filling every Green Wave role, nothing short of perfection would have kept the host Tornadoes competitive in Fr...
Updated: 2 months ago

Girls basketball: Tampa Bay Tech heads to first final four

TAMPA — Tears flowed. Hugs were abundant. Celebration ran rampant Friday night at Tampa Bay Tech, which survived a furious Naples Gulf Coast rally to win the Class 8A region title, 55-52, and claim the first state final-four berth in school his...
Updated: 2 months ago
A lot rides on soccer for Plant City’s Eric Ugarte

A lot rides on soccer for Plant City’s Eric Ugarte

PLANT CITY — Eric Ugarte was beaming as he prepared to play on high school soccer's biggest stage. If nearly a full week of hoopla leading up to today's Class 5A state championship game had worn the Plant City senior out, he hid it well.Eric se...
Updated: 2 months ago