Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Baseball: District pairings


Here are the area pairings for next week's district baseball tournaments.
The champion and runner-up from each district advance to the regional playoffs, which get underway Wednesday, April 30 (Classes 7A, 5A and 3A) and Thursday, May 1 (8A, 6A, 4A, 2A).

CLASS 8A-DISTRICT 8
TUESDAY, APRIL 22 - SEMIFINALS
(4) Palm Harbor University at (1) St. Petersburg, 4 p.m., Huggins-Stengel Baseball Complex
(3) Riverview at (2) Manatee, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 - CHAMPIONSHIP
4 or 7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 10
TUESDAY, APRIL 22 - QUARTERFINAL
(5) Lakewood Ranch at (4) Palmetto, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 - SEMIFINALS
Palmetto/Lakewood Ranch at (1) Sarasota, 7 p.m.
(3) Braden River at (2) North Port, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 - CHAMPIONSHIP
7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 10
TUESDAY, APRIL 22 - QUARTERFINALS
(5) St. Petersburg Gibbs at (4) St. Petersburg Lakewood, 7 p..
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 - SEMIFINALS
(3) Southeast at (2) Bayshore, 7 p.m.
Gibbs/Lakewood at (1) Gulfport Boca Ciega, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 - CHAMPIONSHIP
4 or 7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
MONDAY, APRIL 21 - QUARTERFINALS
(5) Imagine School of North Port at (4) Saint Stephen's, 4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 - SEMIFINALS at OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY
(3) Bradenton Christian vs. (2) Cardinal Mooney, 4:30 p.m.
Saint Stephen's/Imagine School vs. (1) Out-of-Door Academy, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 - CHAMPIONSHIP at MCKECHNIE FIELD
7 p.m.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boys weightlifting: State qualifiers

Here are the area qualifiers for the state weightlifting meet, scheduled for Friday, April 25 (Class 1A) and Saturday, April 26 (2A) at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

CLASS 2A
BRADEN RIVER - Kevin Parra, 139 pounds.
MANATEE - Darian Oliver, 119; Dylan Beauchamp, heavyweight.

CLASS 1A
CARDINAL MOONEY - Tyler Garris, 169.
SOUTHEAST - Gage Takacs, 219; Greg Brevil, 219.

Prep football: Spring game pairings

Jack Allison and the Palmetto Tigers make the short trip to Booker for their May 23 spring game.
The first official spring football practice takes place Thursday, May 1.
And then come the games...
Listed below are the pairings for area games.

FRIDAY, MAY 16
Bradenton Christian, Southwest Florida Christian at Saint Stephen's
THURSDAY, MAY 22
Cardinal Mooney at Braden River
FRIDAY MAY 23
Palmetto at Booker
Haines City at Manatee
Bayshore at Cape Coral
Southeast at Riverview
Lakewood Ranch at Naples Lely

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prep softball: District pairings

A coin flip cost Bayshore the top seed in next week's Class 5A-District 10 softball tournament, which means the Bruins may have to go one the road to win a title.
Here are the pairings involving area schools. The champion and runner-up from each district advance to the regional playoffs, which get underway next Wednesday (Classes 8A, 6A, 4A and 2A) and Thursday (7A, 5A, 3A).
Seeds are in parentheses.

CLASS 8A-DISTRICT 8
TUESDAY - SEMIFINALS
 (4) St. Petersburg at (1) Riverview, 7 p.m.
 (3) Manatee at (2) Palm Harbor University, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY - CHAMPIONSHIP
At highest remaining seed, TBA

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 10
MONDAY - QUARTERFINAL
(5) North Port at (4) Palmetto, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY - SEMIFINALS
North Port/Palmetto at (1) Braden River, 7 p.m.
(3) Sarasota at (2) Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY - CHAMPIONSHIP
At highest remaining seed, 7 p.m.

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 10
TUESDAY - QUARTERFINAL
(5) St. Petersburg Gibbs at (4) Gulfport Boca Ciega, 4 p.m.
WEDENSDAY - SEMIFINALS
Boca Ciega/Gibbs at (1) St. Petersburg Lakewood, 4 p.m.
(3) Southeast at (2) Bayshore, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY - CHAMPIONSHIP
At highest remaining seed, TBA

CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 11
TUESDAY - CHAMPIONSHIP
Bradenton Christian at Saint Stephen's, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Prep baseball: Updated Sarasota Baseball Classic schedule

Rain washed away the first day of the Sarasota Baseball Classic on Monday, so here is the updated schedule for area teams.

RED  BRACKET
TODAY
Miami Springs vs. Palmetto, 4:30, Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Miami Palmetto vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4:30, Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Miami Palmetto vs. Cardinal Mooney, 7:30, Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
WEDNESDAY
Miami Springs vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Somerset Academy vs. Cardinal Mooney, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Somerset Academy vs. Palmetto, 7:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Miami Springs vs. Cardinal Mooney, 7:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
THURSDAY
Somerset Academy vs. Lakewood Ranch, 1 p.m., Sarasota High
Cardinal Mooney vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4 p.m., Sarasota High
Miami Palmetto vs. Palmetto, 1 p.m, Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
Charlotte vs. Palmetto, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex

BLUE BRACKET
TODAY
Manatee vs. Port St. Lucie, 1 p.m.,, Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
Manatee vs. Flanagan, 4 p.m., Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
WEDNESDAY
Manatee vs. Riverview, 4 p.m., Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
THURSDAY
Championship games

Monday, March 24, 2014

Prep tennis: District tournament information

Spring postseason gets underway next week with the district tennis tournaments.
Here are the districts involving area schools.

CLASS 4A-DISTRICT 8
WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m, and Wednesday
WHERE: 75th Street Courts, Bradenton
LOCAL: Manatee
OTHERS: Countryside (Clearwater); East Lake (Tarpon Springs); North Port; Palm Harbor University; Pinellas Park (Largo); Riverview (Sarasota); Seminole (Seminole); St. Petersburg.

CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m., and Wednesday
WHERE: Treasure Bay Tennis Club, St. Petersburg
LOCALS: Braden River, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto
OTHERS: Clearwater; Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg); Largo; Northeast (St. Petersburg); Osceola (Seminole);  Sarasota; Venice.

CLASS 2A-DISTRICT 10
WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 8:30 a.m., and Wednesday
WHERE: State College of Florida
LOCALS: Bayshore, Southeast
OTHERS: Boca Ciega (Gulfport); Booker (Sarasota); Gibbs (St. Petersburg); Lakewood (St. Petersburg).

CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 9
WHEN:Monday, March 31, 9 a.m., and Tuesday
WHERE: Treasure Bay Tennis Club, St. Petersburg (boys) and Out-of-Door Academy (girls), Monday; Out-of-Door Academy (boys and girls)
LOCALS: Bradenton Christian, Cardinal Mooney, Out-of-Door Academy, Saint Stephen's.
OTHERS: Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg); Canterbury (St. Petersburg); Northside Christian (St. Petersburg); Shorecrest Prep (St. Petersburg); St. Petersburg Catholic.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Prep baseball: Updated schedule for Sarasota Baseball Classic

Weston Davis and the Manatee Hurricanes are one of four area teams participating in next week's Sarasota Baseball Classic.

The 29th Sarasota Baseball Classic has rearranged its schedule after a team dropped out, which pared the field down to 15.
The tournament has been separated into Red and Blue brackets. The winner of the Red Bracket will be determined by best overall record; the Blue Bracket features three days of pool play before the championship and other places will be determined Thursday.
The tournament runs March 24-27 at various sites around Sarasota County.
Here are the schedules for the Manatee County area teams.

RED BRACKET
MONDAY
Miami Springs vs. Palmetto, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Miami Palmetto vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4 p.m. Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
Miami Palmetto vs. Cardinal Mooney, 7:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
TUESDAY
Somerset Academy vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4 p.m., Sarasota High
Palmetto vs. Miami Palmetto, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Cardinal Mooney vs. Miami Springs, 4 p.m., Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
WEDNESDAY
Miami Springs vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Somerset Academy vs. Cardinal Mooney, 4 p.m., Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
Somerset Academy vs. Palmetto, 7:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
THURSDAY
Cardinal Mooney vs. Lakewood Ranch, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
Charlotte vs. Palmetto, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex

BLUE BRACKET
MONDAY
Manatee vs. Port St. Lucie, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
TUESDAY
Manatee vs. Flanagan, 4:30 p.m., Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex
WEDNESDAY
Manatee vs. Riverview, 7 p.m., Riverview's stadium at Twin Lakes Park
THURSDAY
Championship games