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Boca Ciegaís modest goals morph into high hopes for postseason

Boca Ciegaís modest goals morph into high hopes for postseason

GULFPORT — Boca Ciega High School softball coach Robin Little started this season with an overwhelming sense of loss. Gone were eight seniors, the biggest being ace Caylie Van Auken, now at Upstate South Carolina.It was a group that transformed...
Published: 04/18/18
East Lake keeps things loose, forges tight team bonds

East Lake keeps things loose, forges tight team bonds

East Lake softball players and coaches went on a retreat the weekend before the regular season started. They stayed in cabins at a campsite in Hudson. They went through team-bonding exercises, such as rock climbing. They shared stories about themselv...
Published: 04/18/18

Academy at the Lakes steals 3-2 win over Land OíLakes

LAND O'LAKES — Academy at the Lakes coaches noticed early on a quirk in Land O'Lakes' battery exchange."In the very first inning one of our coaches said (Gators pitcher) Callie Turner keeps putting her head down and the catcher keeps turning he...
Published: 04/17/18
Carrollwood Day masters tight baseball games

Carrollwood Day masters tight baseball games

TAMPA — Time and time again — in fact nine times this season — Carrollwood Day's baseball team has finished games decided by one run.The good news for the Patriots? They've won eight of those nine one-run games, and they've done it ...
Published: 04/17/18
HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Calvary Christian (20-0)This week: Today vs. Venice, Thursday at Berkeley Prep, Friday at ManateeThe buzz: The Warriors won their third extra inning game this season on Friday, 5-4 in eight innings over Carrollwood Day. They have won 50 straight g...
Published: 04/17/18
400 wins and counting for Hernando baseball coach Tim Sims

400 wins and counting for Hernando baseball coach Tim Sims

Tim Sims never thought he would be a high school baseball coach."It's kind of ironic," he said. "When I was playing in junior college and college the last thing I ever thought I would be is a coach. I was pretty hard on coaches as a player."After pla...
Published: 04/17/18
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