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Alonso locks up top seed in district boys basketball tourney

Alonso locks up top seed in district boys basketball tourney

TAMPA — Alonso got down early Friday night but as the Ravens have done all season, they kept clawing and scratching for every loose ball and point.Relentlessly through the second and third quarters the Ravens cut into Newsome's lead, and finall...
Published: 01/12/18

Freshman gives Sunlake another one-goal outing vs. River Ridge

NEW PORT RICHEY — It stood to be a pivotal moment regardless, what with all 22 players on the field converging in what threatened to become an all-out fracas.What emerged from the scuffle, and a 10-minute sorting-out period, helped lead Sunlake...
Published: 01/12/18

Sunlake stops skid with key district victory vs. Springstead

LAND O'LAKES — Entering Friday's Class 7A, District 8 girls basketball game, Springstead and Sunlake appeared to be teams heading in different directions. The Eagles had won seven straight games and were ranked 16th in the Tampa Bay Times HomeT...
Published: 01/12/18
Like basketball shootouts? You’ll love the next two weekends

Like basketball shootouts? You’ll love the next two weekends

For basketball fans, there is no shortage of shootouts or tournaments the next two weekends. Seminole and St. Petersburg are both hosting shootouts on Saturday that feature some of the top-ranked teams in the area.The National Hoopfest series makes i...
Published: 01/12/18

Alonso takes down undefeated Plant in girls basketball

TAMPA – Alonso's ultimate goal is to be the top team in the state. But first the Ravens had to prove they were the top team in their own city.They did that Wednesday night in a 46-41 win over Plant. The loss is the first of the season for the P...
Published: 01/10/18
Former local prep coach Frank Permuy makes ABCA  Hall of Fame

Former local prep coach Frank Permuy makes ABCA Hall of Fame

Former longtime bay area prep coach Frank Permuy, who totaled more than 1,300 wins at various levels in a half-century, is among 11 members of the American Baseball Coaches Association's 2018 Hall of Fame class.The formal induction ceremony was held ...
Published: 01/10/18
Guard-heavy Northeast goes with what works and thrives

Guard-heavy Northeast goes with what works and thrives

ST. PETERSBURG — When Northeast High won 16 girls basketball games and advanced to the Class 7A region quarterfinals last season, the Vikings did it with a mixture of strong guard play and size under the basket. The challenge this season was to figur...
Published: 01/10/18
North Suncoast football trio headed to the International Bowl IX

North Suncoast football trio headed to the International Bowl IX

Playing for the United States against international competition is not often a thought for football players. That is usually reserved for players in Olympic sports such as basketball, baseball and even hockey. But three Tampa Bay area high school pla...
Published: 01/10/18

District preview? Plant dispatches tough foe Wharton

TAMPA — Plant had suffered a couple of tough losses the past couple of weeks, losses that came after the Panthers held relatively big leads.Coach Joe Willis said what the Panthers needed Tuesday night was a solid finish at Wharton, easily one o...
Published: 01/09/18

Brooks DeBartolo hands Tampa Catholic first district loss in two years

TAMPA – The two best teams in Class 5A, District 9 played like it Tuesday night. Brooks DeBartolo jumped out to an early lead against Tampa Catholic, gave it up in the fourth quarter and hit big shots at the end of overtime to win 69-63.The win...
Published: 01/09/18