A prep sports blog
A roundup of high school sports briefs and area athletes around the Tampa Bay region, from The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com.
The 2016 All-Western Conference baseball teams are selected solely by Hillsborough County’s public school head baseball coaches. Only players from public school programs are eligible for the teams.
Alonso, Blake, Gaither, Jefferson, Leto, Plant, Robinson, Sickles, Steinbrenner
The Florida Athletic Coaches Association has released its 2016 District 15 (Hillsborough County) softball players and coaches of the year.
District Player of the Year
3A: Alea White, Sr – Cambridge Christian School
St. Petersburg’s Travis Bianco won TBO.com’s high school basketball play of the year for an electrifying dunk in the region final win over Lakewood Ranch.
In this video, Bianco reflects on his four years playing for the Green Devils and what drives him to succeed on the court.
The Florida Athletic Coaches Association has released its 2016 District 15 (Hillsborough County) players and coaches of the year.
Player of the Year (by FHSAA Classification)
2A: David Santiago, Bayshore Christian, So.
Bloomingdale High athletic director Donny Peek said the school has hired former Hillsborough High offensive coordinator Max Warner as the school’s new football coach. Warner becomes the 11th football coach since Bloomingdale opened in 1987.
Warner replaces former Bloomingdale coach Brian Surcy, who stepped down in March. Bloomingdale was 10-11 in two seasons under Surcy, including a 1-9 season in 2015.
Warner, who spent four seasons with the Terriers and three as offensive coordinator, left Hillsborough in February 2015 to take a job with Virginia Tech as offensive quality control coordinator. At Virginia Tech, he worked with quarterbacks, including his former Hillsborough player, Dwayne Lawson.
In our final edition of Tampa Bay Shootaround for the 2015-2016 season, Olivia Stacey and Lynden Ostrander count down the top plays of the year as decided by our viewers. The winner of the number one play will be featured in a TBO.com video segment.
The 2016 McDonald’s All American Game tips off March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.
Bartow senior and North Carolina signee, Tony Bradley was selected among the top high school seniors across the nation to play in the all-star game.
Bradley is the first McDonald’s All American to graduate from a school in Polk county.
Berkeley Prep sophomore Julian Bosnic was named to the 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Baseball Team selected by USA Today writer Jim Halley.
Bosnic, a left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman hit .352 as a freshman and posted a 5-3 record.
This season, Bosnic is hitting .534 for Berkeley Prep (12-0), with eight runs scored and eight RBIs. On the mound, the lefty is 5-0 with a 0.47 ERA and 60 strikeouts, including a five-inning, no-hitter on March 1 as the Bucs topped Brooks-DeBartolo, 10-0.
Olivia Stacey and Lynden Ostrander highlight the top ten plays in high school basketball.
King High has hired Rafael Tolentino as its football coach, the school’s athletic director Jay Blavatt said Wednesday.
Tolentino replaces Trey Thomas, who was the head coach at King for two years and stepped down after last season.
Tolentino has spent nine years coaching at the high school level, most recently serving as an assistant at Orlando Oak Ridge.