Friday, January 19, 2018

Hometeam

Host St. Petersburg leans on guards to top Sickles

ST. PETERSBURG — The primetime matchup at St. Petersburg's annual shootout was a contrast in strengths.The host Green Devils are led by a trio of electrifying guards — Serrel Smith and Tai and Terrell Strickland. The Gryphons, the defendi...
Published: 01/14/18

Keith MacCollom Shootout: Pinellas teams go 5-for-6

SEMINOLE – Through power failures and injury delays, Pinellas County teams shined at Saturday's ninth annual Keith MacCollom Seminole Shootout.Highlighted by East Lake's 68-64 come-from-behind victory over Wharton, Pinellas teams won five of th...
Published: 01/14/18
Baseball coach Billy Reed lived a life of courage, integrity

Baseball coach Billy Reed lived a life of courage, integrity

TAMPAAs a teenager in the late 1940s, when Jim Crow remained the South’s two most notorious syllables, Billy Reed had to walk past Hillsborough High’s baseball field to get to all-black Middleton."Those (Hillsborough) students would hurl racial slurs...
Published: 01/13/18
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Serrel Smith and Jacquelyn LeVay

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Serrel Smith and Jacquelyn LeVay

HomeTeam Hot Shots Serrel Smith, St. PetersburgLast month, St. Petersburg traveled to San Diego to play in the Under Armour Holiday Basketball Classic. There were plenty of adjustments the Green Devils made during their trip. They had to get used to ...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/15/18

Another vexing Boca Ciega boys basketball loss to Largo

GULFPORT — Boca Ciega had done some pretty impressive things this season. The Pirates were 9-1, owned a share of the top seed in Class 7A, District 9 and were on a seven-game win streak.But the Pirates had not beaten Largo.On Friday, Boca ...
Published: 01/12/18
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

High school scoreboard for Jan. 12

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 3, East Lake 0Boys soccerSt. Petersburg Catholic 3, Indian Rocks Christian 2
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