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True love trumps draft? Thatís kind of the case for USF DL Mike Love

True love trumps draft? Thatís kind of the case for USF DL Mike Love

Mike Love has spent countless hours working out to sharpen his combine-taking skills. He has been timed and tested, scrutinized and measured, by scouts and general managers.The payoff could come April 28, the third and final day of the NFL draft. Tha...
Published: 04/17/18
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Tyler Derner and Dianisty Bolden

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Tyler Derner and Dianisty Bolden

Tyler Derner, FivayDerner, a 6-foot-5 senior outfielder, is one of many players having a good offensive season for the Falcons. Statistically, he's not the best hitter on the team, although his .396 average isn't too shabby. But on Tuesday night agai...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18
HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Sunlake (19-1)Up next: Tuesday at Anclote; Thursday vs. GulfThe buzz: Jenna Lord and Paige Maseda each hit a pair of homers in a 10-1 win over River Ridge, the previous top-ranked team in the area. The victory was the Seahawks' 13 straight and the...
Published: 04/16/18
As NFL draft nears, local history not in QB Chase Littonís corner

As NFL draft nears, local history not in QB Chase Littonís corner

A few days back, our own Matt Baker indicated how former Sickles High/Clemson star Ray-Ray McCloud is fighting against a fierce undercurrent of local history in his quest to get drafted.Turns out, he's not the only one. The odds, at least from a hist...
Published: 04/16/18

Calvary Christian makes it 50 straight after edging Carrollwood Day

TAMPA — Calvary Christian made it 50 straight wins Friday night after a thrilling 5-4 victory in eight innings over Carrollwood Day. Throughout the streak, which started on Feb. 21, 2016, with a 6-0 win over Largo, there has been a whole lot of...
Published: 04/13/18
Track: East Lake sweeps districts thanks to running depth

Track: East Lake sweeps districts thanks to running depth

EAST LAKE — After seven events in the Class 3A-10 district championships on Friday afternoon, something felt off.East Lake was in second place.Osceola crept out to lead both the girls and boys fields behind triple jumper Sophia Masut,...
Published: 04/13/18
Track: Sunlake doubles down on the statement victories

Track: Sunlake doubles down on the statement victories

WESLEY CHAPEL — Every time you turned around on the track at Cypress Creek High School on Friday afternoon, there was a Sunlake jersey.Many times the jersey was crossing the finish line in first place and almost aways one of those jerseys finis...
Published: 04/13/18
Shaquem Griffin to be featured on ESPNís SportsCenter Sunday morning

Shaquem Griffin to be featured on ESPNís SportsCenter Sunday morning

Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed linebacker who stunned NFL scouts at the combine with his sensational workout and has been invited to the draft, will be featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Sunday morning.In a trailer that was released by the network (see...
Published: 04/13/18
Lakewood alum Isaiah Wynn poised to become highest-drafted local lineman

Lakewood alum Isaiah Wynn poised to become highest-drafted local lineman

Isaiah Wynn was unsure if he wanted to play football eight years ago. An incoming freshman, Wynn decided to attend one of his older brother's workouts at Lakewood High.Wynn already weighed more than 250 pounds. Spartans coach Cory Moore asked him to ...
Published: 04/13/18

Jefferson beats Jesuit, creates logjam atop Class 6A, District 8

TAMPA — Thanks to Jefferson's 6-2 win at Jesuit on Thursday night, Class 6A, District 8 will likely end the regular season with a three-way tie.Robinson, Jefferson and Jesuit all have two losses in the district. The Knights and Dragons are done...
Published: 04/12/18