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Preseason football: Berkeley Prep passing game on point in weather-shortened win

TAMPA — Berkeley Prep did some strange things on offense Thursday night.Instead of wheeling around to hand off, quarterback Josh Youngblood was firing the ball down the field.The Bucs becoming more of passing team?Believe it.By shucking its run...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Preseason football: Springstead rolls over Hudson 55-0

Preseason football: Springstead rolls over Hudson 55-0

SPRING HILL — Preseason games are usually a good gauge of where teams stand entering the season. But even after Springstead's 55-0 win over Hudson on Thursday night, Eagles coach Mike Garofano was cautiously optimistic.He thought dept...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jim Harte resigns as boys soccer coach at Carrollwood Day

Jim Harte resigns as boys soccer coach at Carrollwood Day

Jim Harte has resigned as boy's soccer coach at Carrollwood Day School. Harte, 61, coached the Patriots for five seasons and had a 74-30-15 record.Prior to taking over at Carrollwood Day, Harte coached for 25 years at Clearwater Central Catholic and ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Sickles football takes on Chamberlain, but bands will make beautiful music together

Sickles football takes on Chamberlain, but bands will make beautiful music together

TAMPA — Keith Griffis leaned out of the band director’s tower and spoke over the loudspeakers, mimicking the voice of a game announcer."We invite our friends from Chamberlain High School to join — ""Boooo!" came the resounding response from 220 membe...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Keswick coach Phil Hayford back on the field after spring’s gruesome leg injury

Keswick coach Phil Hayford back on the field after spring’s gruesome leg injury

It's going to take more than a nasty leg injury to keep Keswick Christian coach Phil Hayford off the football field. Hayford, 70, was injured in April when he got too close to a player during a drill. The cleat from one of his players peeled off the ...
Published: 08/15/18
Baseball: Dunedin Spring Tournament is forced to shift sites for 50th anniversary

Baseball: Dunedin Spring Tournament is forced to shift sites for 50th anniversary

The good news for the Dunedin Spring Tournament is that it will celebrate its 5oth year in 2019. The bad news is that it will be held outside of Dunedin for the first time.Due to planned renovations at Englebert Complex, the tournament will be held a...
Published: 08/15/18
Area basketball coaches and alumni will play exhibition games Saturday night to benefit longtime coach Laurie Pacholke

Area basketball coaches and alumni will play exhibition games Saturday night to benefit longtime coach Laurie Pacholke

High school basketball coaches and alumni from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties will play charity basketball games Saturday night at Keswick Christian School in Seminole to benefit longtime girls basketball coach Laurie Pacholke, who has cancer. Th...
Published: 08/14/18
Former Lakewood star Shaquem Griffin impresses in NFL debut

Former Lakewood star Shaquem Griffin impresses in NFL debut

Six months ago, Shaquem Griffin was a longshot to make an NFL roster. He was a late invitee to the combine and was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks, a move that reunited him with his twin brother, Shaquill.Now, Shaquem could be pushin...
Published: 08/10/18
Area stars shining as rookies in NFL training camps

Area stars shining as rookies in NFL training camps

The NFL draft was loaded with locals. Those former area standouts already are making an impression as rookies, so much that many have a legitimate chance to either start or have significant playing time this season.Mason Cole, a former star at East L...
Published: 08/07/18
Swimmers Melanie Margalis, Robert Finke eye 2020 Summer Olympics

Swimmers Melanie Margalis, Robert Finke eye 2020 Summer Olympics

Melanie Margalis already has won an Olympic gold medal. Robert Finke could be in contention for one in two years.The former Countryside standouts took the next step toward swimming in the 2020 Summer Olympics after making the USA team for the Pan Pac...
Published: 08/06/18