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Nine King student-athletes to sign Thursday

Posted Apr 23, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

King High will recognize the following nine student-athletes who have secured roster spots at the collegiate level during a ceremony Thursday in the school’s cafeteria at 10 a.m.

Javontee Brice – Minnesota State at Mankato
Emerson Tyler – Barton College

Edwin Josainvil – Greenville Prep, Greenville S.C.

John Hernandez – Loyola of New Orleans
Tyeler Checkley – St. Thomas Univ. Miami
Donald Terp – Emory
Jose Lopez – State College of Florida at Manatee
Kevin Buckley – State College of Florida at Manatee

Jeb Rodriguez – Anderson Broaddus Univ. Philippi, W.V.

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Boys Basketball: Plant’s Sanders commits to Washington University

Posted Apr 22, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Plant senior forward Andrew Sanders has committed to play basketball at Division III powerhouse Washington University in St. Louis, head coach Michael Slonaker announced Tuesday.

Sanders averaged 17.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg for Plant this past season and finished his career ranked second all-time in rebounds and third in steals. Sanders was a Tribune All-County second-team selection and played in both the FACA and FABC all-state games.

Sanders, who owns a 6.5 GPA, plans on entering the school’s pre-Med program.

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Football: Wharton’s Keil commits to Davidson

Posted Apr 21, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 05:21 PM

Wharton senior Jeff Keil Jr., a running back for the Wildcats this past season, has verbally committed to Davidson, his father Jeff Keil said.

Keil rushed for 876 yards and 11 touchdowns this season in helping Wharton reach the 8A region quarterfinals. Keil also had 40 receptions for 520 yards and four TDs.

Keil was selected to the Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County Football second-team after the season.

Davidson is a member of the Pioneer Football League, the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference.

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Five Berkekey Prep student-athletes to be recognized at signing ceremony Wednesday

Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 05:06 PM

Four student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School will sign National Letters of Intent while another will be recognized as a preferred walk on in a joint ceremony on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the school’s Lykes Center for the Arts on Berkeley’s campus.

Warren Backman (Soccer) Emerson College
Marshall Holmes (Basketball) University of Central Florida (preferred walk on)
Paola Maymi (Track and Field) Bowdoin College
Nikki Potts (Diving) University of Florida
Maddie Raquet (Volleyball) Troy University

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Testaverde leads group of seven Jesuit athletes to sign NLI’s Wednesday

Posted Apr 14, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM

Jesuit senior QB Vincent Testaverde, son of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Heisman Trophy winner, will sign with Texas Tech. Other signees include Joseph Trim (Fordham), who was honored with the Casey Most Valuable Golfer Award this season for Hillsborough County’s top prep golfer.

Kicker Rhett Waldron, who was named first-team All-State in Class 5A, will sign with Augustana (Ill.) College, as will fullback Ryan Black. Lacrosse standout Peyton Elliott, who has led the Tigers to consecutive District titles, will sign with John Carroll (Ohio) University. Baseball players Danny Lastra (Ave Maria) and Nick Bodner (Johns Hopkins) also will sign Wednesday.

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