Monday, April 29, 2013

Prep football: FHSAA approves change in practice policy

The Florida High School Athletic Association made changes to its heat acclimation policy during Monday morning's meeting of its board of directors.
The changes will go into effect July 1, and include
- Changing the time limit to three hours for a practice during the first two weeks
- Walk-throughs are not permitted on the same day as two-a-days.
- Weekly practice time shall not exceed 24 hours for eighth through 14th day of practice
-  Voluntary conditioning is recommended not to exceed three hours.

The board also made changes strictly to football:
- Helmets only the first two days of workout, with shoulder pads added on day three
- Full gear and contact begins on the sixth day
- Players must participate in six practices in order to be cleared for a game
- Deliberate body contact not allowed during the first five days of practice.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Prep football: Ace Sanders' memorable moments at Manatee

Ace Sanders became a fourth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars today following a successful three-year stint as a South Carolina Gamecock.
Before all that, however, Sanders was a Manatee Hurricane. A four-year starter, Sanders helped the Canes to three playoff appearances, two regional titles and a state title game while pulling in 138 catches during a career that stretched from 2006-09
Here are some of his more memorable moments in Canes colors:

Oct. 20, 2006: Sanders and another fine freshman, quarterback Brion Carnes, teamed for the game's only touchdown as the Hurricanes beat rival Riverview 7-0 at the Ram Bowl. It's the first career varsity touchdown for Sanders, and a harbinger of things to come.
Nov. 23, 2006: He doesn't get in the end zone, but Sanders pulled in a team-high three catches for 28 yards as Manatee defeats North Fort Myers 20-14 to win the Class 5A-Region 3 title and secure a second straight trip to the state final four.
Nov. 16, 2007: Sanders totals a game-high 105 receiving yards in Manatee's 31-28 win at Fort Myers in a Class 5A-Region 3 quarterfinal. Spurred on by Sanders, Manatee erases a 21-3 deficit in the first half to win their 10th game of the season and advance into the regional semifinals.
Sept. 26, 2008: This was the only year Sanders didn't make the playoffs at Manatee, but his performance in a 35-14 win over Port Charlotte shouldn't be forgotten. He threw for a touchdown, caught a pass for one and also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return. Sanders led the Canes in receptions (27) and was second in scoring (54 points) in '08.
Dec. 11, 2009: Sanders' final game inside Joe Kinnan Field at Hawkins Stadium was the best of all. The Hurricanes defeated the nation's top-ranked team, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, 28-20 in a Class 5A state semifinal, snapping the Raiders' 37-game winning streak. Sanders came up huge, scoring a pair of touchdowns and essentially sealing the victory when he fell on Aquinas' onsides kick. The win helped Manatee reach a state final for the first time since 1993 and helped put the program back on the national radar.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Prep softball: Regional semifinal matchups

photo by Tiffany Tompkins-Condie
...And then there were three.
Bayshore, Braden River and Lakewood Ranch all won their first-round regional games and are off to the semifinals.
Here are Tuesday's pairings. Winners play for the regional title Friday, May 3.

CLASS 7A-REGION 3
Sarasota at Braden River
CLASS 6A-REGION 3
Dover Strawberry Crest at Lakewood Ranch
CLASS 5A-REGION 3
Bayshore at Tampa Blake

Prep football: Spring pairings

Trevon Walters and Manatee host Tallahassee Lincoln on May 24
Football? Already?
Yep.
The spring football season begins Wednesday with the first official practice of the season.
Listed below are the matchups involving area teams.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
Saint Stephen's at Bradenton Christian
Out-of-Door Academy at St. Petersburg Northside Christian
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Booker at Palmetto
Braden River at Cardinal Mooney
FRIDAY, MAY 24
Bayshore at Largo Pinellas Park
Naples Lely at Lakewood Ranch
Tallahassee Lincoln at Manatee
Sarasota Riverview at Southeast

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Prep softball: Wednesday's results

photo by Tom Hubbard
Listed below are Wednesday's softball results involving area teams:
CLASS 7A-REGION 3
Braden River 9, Stuart South Fork 0
CLASS 5A-REGION 3
Bayshore 16, Ruskin Lennard 2
CLASS 3A-REGION 3
St. Petersburg Catholic 5, Bradenton Christian 4
St. Petersburg Shorecrest 13, Saint Stephen's 3

TUESDAY'S SEMIFINALS
CLASS 7A-REGION 3
Sarasota at Braden River
CLASS 5A-REGION 3
Bayshore at Tampa Blake

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Prep baseball video: Mustangs beat Palmetto in 6A-12 quarterfinal

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Colton Chupp's two-run single in the eighth lifted Lakewood Ranch past Palmetto 4-2 in Tuesday's Class 6A-District 12 quarferfinal.
The Mustangs head to top-seeded Seminole Osceola on Wednesday.
Chupp and Ranch coach Ryan Kennedy talk about Tuesday's win over Palmetto, which won both regular-season meetings.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Prep sports: Southeast's Fulgham wins David Logan scholarship

Southeast senior Charles Wyatt Fulgham is one of four recipients of the David Logan Scholarship, named for the late anchor at Bright House Sports Network.
According to the network's website, Fulgham is enrolled at Southeast's International Baccalaureate program and competed in cross country, tennis, soccer and swimming. He overcame a back injury in 2012 that required surgery and the insertion of metal rods.
Fulgham is also president of the school's Future Farmers of American and National Honors Society chapters, and is awaiting appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Over 400 student-athletes applied for the scholarship, according to Bright House. It was open to any student-athlete attending school in one of the BHSN's viewing areas and sported a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
A former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Logan passed away in January 1999.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Prep softball: Regional pairings

photo by Tiffany Tompkins-Condie
Amanda Rak and the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs were one of three Manatee County teams to win championships during last week's district tournaments and one of six to qualify for the regional round, which gets underway Wednesday and Thursday.
Area regional pairings are listed below.
Winners advance to the semifinals, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30.
All games at are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

WEDNESDAY
Class 7A-Region 3
Stuart South Fork at Braden River
Class 5A-Region 3
Bayshore at Ruskin Lennard
Class 3A-Region 3
St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut at Bradenton Christian, 4 p.m.
Saint Stephen's at St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY
Class 6A-Region 3
Tampa Sickles at Lakewood Ranch
Palmetto at Dover Strawberry Crest

Friday, April 19, 2013

Prep baseball: J.R. Murphy hits three HRs for Yankees affiliate

Bradenton native and IMG product J.R. Murphy had a huge night Thursday for the Trenton Thunder.
Murphy swatted three home runs Thursday for the Thunder, a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, becoming the first player to do so in the Trenton team's 20-year-history.
He finished the game with five RBIs and three runs scored, and is hitting .364 with four home runs and 15 RBIs this year with Trenton. A catcher, Murphy has thrown out 6 of 14 runners trying to steal (43 percent).
Murphy was the Yankees' second-round pick in 2009. He was promoted to Double-A last year.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Prep track: Manatee's Carnes has big day at district meet

photo by Paul Videla
Another day, another big track performance by Brandon Carnes.
Manatee's senior sprinter won two events during Wednesday's Class 4A-District 7 meet at Riverview Spoto, sending him to next week's Region 2 meet at Tampa Leto.
Carnes won the 100-meter (10.8) and 200 (21.77), and ran a leg on the Hurricanes' second-place 400 relay team (42.28).
The top four finishers in each meet advance to the regional meet, scheduled for next Wednesday.
Daren Ardis, Ja Juan Pollock and Dentrell Muller joined Carnes on the relay team.
Derrick Calloway set a meet record with a throw of 57 feet, 7 inches to win the shot put for the Hurricanes, while Ardis took third in the long jump (20 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and triple jump (42 0-4.25).
Kelvin McKnight was fourth in the long jump (20-3), and Darryl Brookins was second in the 110 (15.07) and 300 hurdles (40.91).
Nicholas Peters was fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.41), and the 3,200 relay team of Gregory Moss, Anthony Scott, Louis Rottes and Phil Rottes took fourth (8:24.23).
The Hurricanes took fourth out of six teams with 101 points.
On the girls side, Brittany Hartwig took second in the pole vault (8-06) and Jacque Armer took third in the shot put (31-5). O'Neesha Shaw took second 300 hurdles (49.07) and Jada Guion (50.83) in the 300 hurdles.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prep softball: District finals pairings

photo by Paul Videla
Kirsten Samuels and Saint Stephen's will play for the Class 3A-District 10 softball title Friday when they face Bradenton Christian at 6 p.m. at State College of Florida.
Listed below are the district championship pairings featuring area schools. The finalists have qualified for next week's regional tournament, with the district champion hosting and the runner-up having to travel.

THURSDAY
CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 11
Sarasota at Braden River, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY
CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 12
Palmetto at Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m.
CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 12
Bayshore at Dunedin, 7 p.m.
CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
Saint Stephen's vs. Bradenton Christian, 6 p.m. at State College of Florida.

Prep baseball: District pairings

photo by Paul Videla
Brad Zunica and the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs open next week's Class 6A-District 12 baseball playoffs with a road trip, albeit a short one, to Palmetto.
Listed below are the pairings involving are schools next week with seeds in parentheses.
The top two finishers on each district qualify for the regional tournament, which gets underway Wednesday, May 1 (Classes 2A, 4A, 6A, 8A) and Thursday, May 2 (Classes 1A, 3A, 5A, 7A).

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 11
TUESDAY,. APRIL 23
Quarterfinals
 (5) Charlotte at (4) Braden River, 7 p.m.
 (6) Manatee at (3) Port Charlotte, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Semifinals
Charlotte/Braden River at (1) Venice, 7 p.m.
Manatee/Port Charlotte at (2) Sarasota, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Championship
7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 12
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Quarterfinals
(5) Lakewood Ranch at (4) Palmetto, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Semifinals
Lakewood Ranch/Palmetto at (1) Seminole Osceola, 7 p.m.
(3) St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins at (2) Largo, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Championship
7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 12
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Quarterfinals
(5) Southeast at (4) Bayshore, 7 p.m.
(6) St. Petersburg Gibbs at (3) St. Petersburg Lakewood, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Southeast/Bayshore at (1) Dunedin, 7 p.m.
Gibbs/Lakewood at (2) Gulfport Boca Ciega, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Championship,
7 p.m.

CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Semifinals
(4) Saint Stephen's at (1) Cardinal Mooney, 4:30 p.m.
(3) Bradenton Christian at (2) Out-of-Door Academy, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Championship
7 p.m. at McKechnie Field
 

Prep football: Southeast's Braxton-Johnson awarded scholarship

Photo courtesy of Southeast High School
Southeast senior quarterback Myles Braxton-Johnson was awarded $20,000 in scholarship money Tuesday by the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, which is run by Foot Locker and DoSomething.org.
Braxton-Johnson was one of 20 finalists selected from the scholarship's 25,915 applicants.
The scholarship was awarded to rising college freshmen who show good sportsmanship and moral character, commitment to their community, good leadership skills, excellence in the classroom and an active promotion of diversity.
Braxton-Johnson was the Seminoles' starting quarterback the last two seasons and threw for 1,450 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012 to lead Southeast to the Class 5A-District 12 title.
He has been accepted to Georgetown, Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins and will make his decision next week. Braxton-Johnson plans to play football in college.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Prep softball: Tuesday's results, this week's games

photo by Tom Hubbard
Jump for joy, Braden River - your Pirates defeated Venice 2-0 in a Class 7A-District 11 softball semifinal Tuesday to earn a spot in Thursday's championship game and next week's regional tournament.
Here are the other games Tuesday involving area teams and matchups for later this week.
Seeds are in parentheses.

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 11
Tuesday's games
(3) Sarasota 9, (2) Manatee 3
(1) Braden River 2, (4) Venice 0
Thursday's championship game
Sarasota at Braden River, 7 p.m.
CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 12
Tuesday's game
(4) Bayshore 11, (5) Southeast 1, 5 innings
Wendesday's semifinal
Bayshore at (1) St. Petersburg Lakewood, 7 p.m.
CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
Tuesday's game
(2) Saint Stephen's 12, (3) Out-of-Door Academy 5
Friday's championship game
Saint Stephen's vs. (1) Bradenton Christian, 6 p.m. at State College of Florida


Monday, April 15, 2013

Prep track: More fallout from Class 1A-District 10 meet at ODA

photo by Tiffany Tompkins-Condie
Technical difficulties. Hand-time races. A running time of over 10 hours.
Plenty went wrong during last week's Class 1A-District 10 meet at Out-of-Door Academy, which also included athletes from Cardinal Mooney and Saint Stephen's.
A new development arose Monday: The wrong boys champion was crowned.
According to a story on the Tampa Bay Times' website, St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut had to hand over the team championship trophy to St. Petersburg Northside Christian, which won the meet by a point.
Farragut initially won the meet by a point, but the scoring was redone because of the 110 hurdles. Officials couldn't decide between the race's fourth and fifth finisher, a crucial element considering the top four finishers in each event advance to regional.
So Farragut's Samuel Hermanns and Northside's Mark Kinzler ran again, with Kinzler defeating Hermanns. The printed results, however, had Hermanns finishing fourth.
“In 27 years of coaching, it was the most disorganized meet I’ve ever seen,” AFA volunteer coach Phil Barnhill told the Tampa Bay Times.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Prep sports: FHSAA releases more tentative districts

The Florida High School Athletic Association released tentative districts for cross country,golf, soccer, swimming and wrestling. Schools have until April 24 to appeal.
Here are the tentative districts involving area teams.

CROSS COUNTRY
Class 4A-District 8
Countryside (Clearwater)
East Lake (Tarpon Springs)
Manatee
Newsome (Lithia)
North Port
Palm Harbor University
Pinellas Park (Largo)
Riverview (Riverview)
Riverview (Sarasota)
Seminole (Seminole)
St. Petersburg
Class 3A-District 10
Boca Ciega (Gulfport)
Braden River
Clearwater
Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg)
Lakewood Ranch
Largo
Northeast (St. Petersburg)
Osceola (Seminole)
Palmetto Sarasota
Tarpon Springs
Venice
Class 2A-District 10
Anclote (Holiday)
Bayshore
Berkeley Prep (Tampa)
Holy Names (Tampa) (Girls Only)
Jesuit (Tampa) (Boys Only)
Middleton (Tampa)
Tampa Catholic
Class 2A-District 11
Booker (Sarasota)
DeSoto County (Arcadia)
Dunedin
Gibbs (St. Petersburg)
Hardee (Wauchula)
Lakewood (St. Petersburg)
Sarasota Military Academy
Southeast 
Spoto (Riverview)
Class 1A-District 10
Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg)
Canterbury (St. Petersburg)
Cardinal Mooney
Keswick Christian (St. Petersburg)
Lakeside Christian (Clearwater)
Northside Christian (St. Petersburg)
Out-of-Door
Sarasota Christian
Shorecrest Prep (St. Petersburg)
St. Petersburg Catholic
St. Stephen's

GOLF
Class 3A-District 14
Braden River 
Lakewood Ranch
Manatee 

North Port
Riverview (Sarasota)
Sarasota
Venice  
Class 2A-District 19
Bayshore
Booker (Sarasota)
DeSoto County (Arcadia)
Hardee (Wauchula)
Palmetto
Sarasota Military Academy
Southeast
Class 1A-District 17
Bradenton Christian
Cardinal Mooney 

Community Christian (Port Charlotte) [Boys Only]
Moore Haven [Boys Only]
Oasis (Cape Coral)
Out-of-Door
St. Stephen's  

SOCCER
Class 5A-District 8
Manatee
North Port
Pinellas Park (Largo)
Riverview (Sarasota)
Seminole (Seminole)
St. Petersburg  
Class 4A-District 11
Braden River
Charlotte (Punta Gorda)
Lakewood Ranch
Palmetto
Port Charlotte
Sarasota
Venice  
Class 3A-District 9
Bayshore
Southeast
Jefferson (Tampa)
Jesuit (Tampa)
Middleton (Tampa)
Robinson (Tampa)
Spoto (Riverview) 
Class 2A-District 11
Booker (Sarasota)
Cardinal Mooney
DeSoto County (Arcadia)
Sarasota Military Academy 
Class 1A-District 7
Bradenton Christian
Community Christian (Port Charlotte)
Imagine School (North Port)
Out-of-Door
Sarasota Christian
St. Stephen's   

SWIMMING
Class 4A-District 6
Countryside (Clearwater)
East Lake (Tarpon Springs)
Manatee

North Port
Palm Harbor University
Pinellas Park (Largo)
Riverview (Sarasota)
Seminole (Seminole)
St. Petersburg  
Class 3A-District 8
Braden River
Charlotte (Punta Gorda)
Clearwater
Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg)
Lakewood Ranch
Largo
Northeast (St. Petersburg)
Osceola (Seminole)
Port Charlotte
Sarasota
Venice  
Class 2A-District 9
Avon Park
Bayshore

Booker (Sarasota)
Hardee (Wauchula)
Lemon Bay (Englewood)
Sebring
Southeast
Class 1A-District 8
Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg)
Calvary Christian (Clearwater)
Canterbury (St. Petersburg)
Cardinal Mooney
Clearwater Central Catholic
Indian Rocks Christian (Largo)
Keswick Christian (St. Petersburg)
Northside Christian (St. Petersburg)
Out-of-Door
Sarasota Christian
Shorecrest Prep (St. Petersburg)
St. Petersburg Catholic
St. Stephen's  

WRESTLING
Class 3A-District 8
Bloomingdale (Valrico)
Durant (Plant City)
East Bay (Gibsonton)
Manatee
Newsome (Lithia)
North Port
Riverview (Riverview)
Riverview (Sarasota)  
Class 2A-District 10
Braden River
Lakewood Ranch Lennard (Ruskin)
Palmetto
Sarasota
Sebring 
Class 1A-District 11
Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg)
Bayshore
Booker (Sarasota)
Clearwater Central Catholic
Dunedin
Gibbs (St. Petersburg)
Indian Rocks Christian (Largo)
Lakewood (St. Petersburg)
Northside Christian (St. Petersburg)
Sarasota Military Academy
Shorecrest Prep (St. Petersburg)
Southeast
St. Stephen's 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Prep track: Chatting with Mooney's Grace Casagrande

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Cardinal Mooney junior Grace Casagrande was the area's only double winner during Thursday's Class 1A-District 10 track meet at Out-of-Door Academy, placing first in the 400- and 800-meter runs.
She is hoping for a return trip to the state meet after placing fifth in the 400 last spring.

Prep basketball and volleyball: Final districts unveiled

The Florida High School Athletic Association has released the final district assignments for the 2013-14, 14-15 seasons for boys and girls basketball, and volleyball.
Listed below are the districts involving area teams.

Class 8A-District 8

Manatee
Palm Harbor University
St. Petersburg
Sarasota Riverview
Class 7A-District 10
Braden River
Lakewood Ranch
Palmetto
North Port
Sarasota
Class 5A-District 10
Bayshore
Southeast
Gulfport Boca Ciega
St. Petersburg Gibbs
St. Petersburg Lakewood
Class 3A-District 10
Bradenton Christian
Cardinal Mooney
Out-of-Door Academy
Saint Stephen's
Imagine School of North Port 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prep football: Bradenton Christian announces signings

Two Bradenton Christian football players have signed with colleges.
Tony Williams, a three-year starter on offensive line, is headed to Birmingham-Southern College. Williams blocked for a pair of 1,500-yard passers and a 1,300-rusher, and also saw time on defensive line, where he stockpiled 183 tackles and five sacks.
Birmingham-Southern is a Division III school in Alabama. The football program was revived in 2007 after the first stint lasted from 1918-39.
John Giardina, a running back and linebacker, is going to The Catholic University of America. Giardina had 668 rushing yards and 215 yards last season while chipping in with 58 tackles.
Located near Washington, D.C., CUA is a Division III school.
Bradenton Christian host Saint Stephen's in a spring game Friday, May 17.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Prep softball: District pairings

photo by Tom Hubbard
The Braden River Pirates have reason to celebrate - they are the top seed for next week's Class 7A-District 11 tournament.
Listed below are the tournament matchups involving area teams. Each team's seed is in parentheses.
The top two finishers in each district advance to the regional playoffs, which get underway April 24 (Class 3A, 5A and 7A) and April 25 (2A, 4A, 6A and 8A).

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 11
Monday, April 15
QUARTERFINALS
(5) Charlotte at (4) Venice, 7 p.m.
(6) Port Charlotte at (3) Sarasota, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16
SEMIFINALS
Charlotte/Venice at (1) Braden River, 7 p.m.
Port Charlotte/Sarasota at (2) Manatee, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 18
CHAMPIONSHIP
7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 12
Tuesday, April 16
QUARTERFINALS
(5) St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins at (4) Largo, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17
SEMIFINALS
(3) Seminole Osceola at (2) Palmetto, 7 p.m.
Largo/Dixie Hollins at (1) Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 19
CHAMPIONSHIP
7 p.m. at highest remaining seed

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 12
Tuesday, April 16
QUARTERFINALS
(5) Southeast at (4) Bayshore, 7 p.m.
(6) St. Petersburg Gibbs at (3) Gulfport Boca Ciega, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17
SEMIFINALS
Southeast/Bayshore at (1) St. Petersburg Lakewood, 7 p.m.
Gibbs/Boca Ciega at (2) Dunedin, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 19
CHAMPIONSHIP
7 p.m.
CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 10
Tuesday, April 16
SEMIFINALS
(3) Out-of-Door Academy vs. (2) Saint Stephen's, 4 p.m. at Palma Sola Park 
Friday, April 19
CHAMPIONSHIPOut-of-Door/Saint Stephen's vs. (1) Bradenton Christian, 6 p.m. at State College of Florida

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prep boys weightlifting: State qualifiers

Listed below are the area qualifiers for the state wrestling meet, scheduled for Friday, April 19 (Class 1A) and Saturday, April 20 (Class 2A) in the Kissimmee Civic Center.
 CLASS 2AMANATEE - Dylan Beauchamp, heavyweigh.

CLASS 1A
CARDINAL MOONEY - Anthony Caiazzo, 15.
SOUTHEAST - Thomas Wilkinson, 189 (16);   Gage Takacs, 199.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Prep wrestling: Manatee's Fulk places eighth at national event

photo by Paul Videla
Manatee's Jesse Fulk took eighth in the sophomore division of the National High School Coaches Association Folkstyle Championships last week in Virginia Beach.
Wrestling at 160 pounds, Fulk went 3-3 and lost the seventh-place match 3-1 to New York's Trevor Allard.
Fulk won 47 matches this year and was a Class 3A state qualifier for the Hurricanes, and was named The Herald's All-Area Wrestler of the Year.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Prep tennis: Regional matchups

photo by Tom Hubbard
Saint Stephen's boys, led by No.1 singles player Bernardo Sanson, won the Class 1A-District 9 tennis title this week and open the regional tournament Tuesday at home.
Listed below are Tuesday's regional semifinal pairings. All matches begin at 3 p.m.
Winners advance to Thursday's regional championship matches.

CLASS 3A-REGION 6
Girls
Lakewood Ranch at Seminole Osceola
CLASS 2A-REGION 6
Boys
Southeast at Fort Myers Bishop Verot
CLASS 1A-REGION 5
Boys
Community School of Naples at Saint Stephen's
Girls
Fort Myers Canterbury at Out-of-Door Academy
Saint Stephen's at Community School of Naples