Rodney Page, Preps Reporter

Rodney Page

Preps Reporter

I was born in Iowa City, Iowa but moved to Florida when I was three, which technically makes me a Floridian. I grew up in Pinellas Park and Clearwater and attended Pinellas Park High School. The son of a physical education teacher and avid sports fan, I tried just about everything as a kid. I played golf, racquetball, tennis, fished, water skied and even played middle school football until I got hit trying to make a catch. That doesn’t happen in baseball, so I took that up full time. After graduating from Florida State and working in North Carolina for three years, I ended up back in St. Petersburg and started working part-time for the Times. I've been there ever since. I've worked as an editorial assistant, covered preps, written local feature stories, covered golf (and helped create a local golf website), outdoors, soccer, tennis and helped when needed with our local professional teams. In short, I've tried to be the utility infielder on a very talented team. I'm also the father of two kids who ended up playing soccer, but I’m still not sure what offsides is.

High school football predictions, Week 5

quarterback Greg Spann II (No. 1) and Lakewood take on Braden River at home tonight. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
One of our staff writers thinks Lakewood’s shutout streak ends tonight.

Sean Callahan returns to the football sidelines at Lakewood High

When former Armwood coaching legend Sean Callahan talks, coaches and players listen. Yes, Callahan is back on the field, with his periodic loud vocals, but this time he is helping as an assistant for Lakewood. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
The former Armwood head coach cracks the whip when it comes to organization, and the Spartans are among the hottest teams in Tampa Bay this season.

Volleyball leaders for Tampa Bay, Week 4

Carrollwood Day's Haley Brown leads Tampa Bay in kills with 167. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
Players from Carrollwood Day, Calvary Christian, Central and Berkeley Prep claim top spots.

HomeTeam 15: Volleyball rankings for Tampa Bay

Alexandra Postlethwaite helps dish out the assists for Bishop McLaughlin. ALICE HERDEN  |  Special to the Times
Not much change at the top, but plenty of movement in the lower half of this week’s rankings

HomeTeam Hot List: Pinellas hosts two big swim meets

Clearwater Academy International's Ajou Ajou makes a reception while working through a passing drill in April. CAI faces American Collegiate on Friday. Douglas R. Clifford  |  Times
One of the area’s top volleyball tournaments, the Berkeley Premier, also starts this weekend.