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Basketball: Hillsborough vs. Pinellas Senior All-Star Game

Posted Mar 21, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

WHAT: Hillsborough vs. Pinellas Basketball Senior All-Star Game
WHEN: Tonight, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa,
BOYS: Hillsborough — Chivarsky Corbett, Tampa Catholic; Malik Channer, Strawberry Crest; Calen Watts, Lennard; Gary Hector, Lennard; Anton Crutcher, East Bay; MJ Williams,East Bay; Hayden Harkins, Newsome; Rashad Green, King; Roderick Davis, Brandon; Jack Taylor, Wharton; Craig Bowman, Berkeley Prep. Coaches: Billy Teeden, East Bay; Danny Gaddis, Lennard. Pinellas — Cobi Boykins, Lakewood; Michael Clark, Lakewood; Antonio Walker, Gibbs; Shaquille Speights, Gibbs; Dayon Griffin, St. Pete High; Ben Claire, St. Pete High; Kyle Mogged, East Lake; Connor Frain, Seminole; Nick Preradovic, Pinellas Park; Brandon Jones, Largo; Curtis Reed, Largo. Coaches: Nick Miller, Pinellas Park; Pete Alexandro.

GIRLS: Hillsborough — Cristina Snyder, Holy Names; Ashley McWilliams, Holy Names; Taylor Thigpen, Steinbrenner; Kiana King, Armwood; Toni Cox, Jefferson; Cierra Wheatley, Sickles; Sabrina Whiting, Seffner Christian; Kashari James, Gaither; Kierra Haywood, Riverview; Aliyah Gregory, Strawberry Crest; Keaundra Ivory, Armwood; Shakela Smith; Tampa Bay Tech Brianna Thomas, Tampa Bay Tech. Coaches: Patrick Kelly, Armwood; Mark Key, Sickles. Pinellas — Alexis Alford, Clearwater; Kasey Howard, Calvary Christian; Bria Bostick, Gibbs; Brinesha Myric, St. Pete High; Meagan Thomas, Dixie Hollins; Lisa Waithe, Northeast High; Angel Brown, St. Pete; Emily Dine, East Lake; Amber Jennings, Palm Harbor University; Jordan Berenbaum, St. Pete; Lazasha Baskin, St. Pete; Deja Blunt, Clearwater; Shea Jemmott, Dixie Hollins. Coaches: Kelley Jones, Dixie Hollins; Will White, Northeast.

Pasco WR Nate Craig (2016) transfers to Tampa Catholic

Posted Jan 21, 2014 by Mike Camunas

Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The Pasco Pirates football team took a hit without even taking the field today, as one of the area’s top receivers and 2016 prospects, Nate Craig, said he was transferring to Tampa Catholic on Tuesday morning.

Craig, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound sophomore who has 17 Division-I offers including Ohio State, Auburn and Florida State and it one of the nation’s top 2016 recruits, enrolled at the private school Tuesday morning, but will not be able to participate in spring football because Tuesday is the second day of the school’s semester.

Craig burst onto the Pasco County football scene in 2012 when he became a starting freshman for the Pirates that went to the Class 5A region finals. In two seasons with Pasco, he had 37 catches for 502 yards and 12 touchdowns. Craig is also the younger brother of former Pasco and Purdue player Josh Johnson, who is now with the San Diego Chargers and the nephew of Trey Dudley-Giles, who is a starting defensive back at Massachusetts.

Coach Tom McHugh said he wasn’t blindsided by the transfer.

“I knew it was coming, just didn’t know when,” McHugh said. “It was ‘in the wind.’”

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Boys Basketball State Poll

Posted Jan 7, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 03:01 PM

FABC-Source Hoops Class 1A-8A Boys Poll
#1 Orlando Evans (12-4)
#2 Orlando Oak Ridge (8-6)
#3 Tampa Wharton (12-2)
#4 St. Petersburg (11-1)
#5 Orlando Dr. Phillips (11-2)
#6 Winter Park (15-2)
#7 Port Orange Spruce Creek (11-5)
#8 South Miami (11-3)
#9 Coral Gables (12-3)
#10 Coral Springs (9-3)

#1 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (13-1)
#2 Wekiva (12-3)
#3 Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson (10-3)
#4 Oviedo (14-2)
#5 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (13-1)
#6 West Palm Beach Lakes (9-4)
#7 Palmetto (12-1)
#8 Gibsonton East Bay (12-2)
#9 Crestview (13-2)
#10 Lakeland Kathleen (12-2)

#1 Lake Minneola (15-1)
#2 Miami Norland (9-4)
#3 Pembroke Pines Charter (10-2)
#4 Largo (11-1)
#5 Jacksonville Ed White (12-2)
#6 Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (11-4)
#7 Orlando Edgewater (10-4)
#8 Gainesville (11-4)
#9 New Port Richey Mitchell (13-1)
#10 Deltona (12-5)

#1 Plantation American Heritage (12-2)
#2 Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (13-3)
#3 Ft. Lauderdale Dillard (12-3)
#4 Riviera Beach Suncoast (12-2)
#5 St. Petersburg Gibbs (11-2)
#6 Jacksonville Bishop Kenny (13-3)
#7 Tarpon Springs (15-2)
#8 Panama City Bay (12-3)
#9 Cape Coral Mariner (11-3)
#10 Brooksville Nature Coast Tech (12-3)

#1 Tampa Berkeley Prep (14-1)
#2 Villages Charter (16-0)
#3 Orlando Lake Highland Prep (13-3)
#4 Marianna (15-0)
#5 Melbourne Holy Trinity (15-1)
#6 Jacksonville Ribault (15-1)
#7 Coconut Creek North Broward Prep (9-2)
#8 Naples Community School (15-0)
#9 Jacksonville Bolles (15-0)
#10 Jacksonville Raines (12-2)

#1 Jacksonville Providence (12-2)
#2 Weston Sagemont (17-0)
#3 Melbourne Florida Air (13-0)
#4 Lake Worth Christian (13-2)
#5 Tampa Prep (12-2)
#6 Orlando First Academy (10-4)
#7 Windermere Prep (13-4)
#8 Daytona Beach Father Lopez (9-6)
#9 Naples First Baptist Academy (12-5)
#10 St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep (9-3)

#1 Orlando Christian Prep (14-0)
#2 Orlando Faith Christian (11-3)
#3 Jacksonville North FL Educational (6-4)
#4 Tallahassee Florida A&M DRS (7-5)
#5 Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran (10-6)
#6 Tampa Cambridge Christian (10-2)
#7 Leesburg First Academy (9-0)
#8 Tampa Bayshore Christian (11-1)
#9 Gonzalez Escambia Charter (12-4)
#10 Lake Wales Vanguard (5-1)

#1 Malone (16-3)
#2 Chipley (8-1)
#3 Paxton (14-2)
#4 Chiefland (12-0)
#5 Greensboro West Gadsden (5-1)
#6 Hawthorne (13-3)
#7 Hamilton County (9-4)
#8 Wildwood (10-4)
#9 Live Oak Melody Christian Academy (8-3)
#10 Altha (10-2)

Basketball: This week’s holiday tournaments

Posted Dec 24, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 03:16 PM

Here is a look at this week’s local holiday tournaments

Jaguar Holiday Tournament at Academy of the Holy Names
Gulf vs. Wiregrass Ranch, 2:30pm; Plant vs. Academy at the Lakes, 4 p.m.; Wiregrass Ranch; Clearwater vs. Hillsborough, 5:30 p.m.; Tampa Prep vs. Holy Names, 7 p.m.
Semifinals: 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Third Place, 5:30 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m.

Northeast High Girls Holiday Invitational
Game 1:  10:00 AM:  Bloomingdale (Home) vs. Largo (Away)
Game 2:  11:30 AM:  Northeast (Home) vs. East Bay (Away)
Game 3:  1:00 PM:  Wharton (Home) vs. St. Pete Catholic (Away)
Game 4:  10:00 AM:  Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 5:  11:30 AM:  Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3
Game 6:  1:00 PM:  Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3
Game 7:  10:00 AM:  Loser of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 6—5th Place Game
Game 8:  11:30 AM:  Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of game 5—3rd Place Game
Game 9:  1:00 PM:  Winner of game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5—1st Place Game

*Strawberry Crest will be playing in the Willie Clemons Girls Basketball Classic at Bradenton Southeast Blake, Jefferson, Freedom, Alonso are playing in the Florida Prospects Christmas Tournament. Steinbrenner, Sickles and Tampa Bay Tech are playing in the Queens of Palms Tournament  
Northeast High Boys Christmas Invitational
Game 1: 5:30 p.m.  Boca Ciega vs. Countryside
Game 2: 7:00 Wharton – Northeast
Game 3: 8:30 St. Pete High – Tampa Bay Tech
Game (4) 5:30 Loser Game 1 – Loser Game 3
Game (5) 7:00 Winner Game 1 – Winner Game 2
Game (6) 8:30 Winner Game 3 – Loser Game 2
5:30 Loser Game 6 – Loser Game 4   5th Place Game
7:00 Winner Game 4 – Loser Game 5     3rd Place Game
8:30 Winner Game 6 – Winner Game 5     1st Place Championship Game

*Jefferson is playing in Nature Coast Holida Classic; Strawberry Crest at Adidas Slam Holiday Tournament in Englewood; East Bay at Sarasota Riverview Christmas Invitational; Tampa Catholic is playing in the Max Preps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs, California and Chamberlain is playing in the Holiday Hoopla in Vero Beach.

Football: Players, coaches to participate in state all-star game

Posted Dec 15, 2013 by Nick Williams

Updated Dec 15, 2013 at 07:34 PM

The Tampa Bay area will be well represented at the 59th Annual North vs. South All Star Football Classic on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Fireman’s Field in Sebring. The game will also be streamed live on The Prep Zone at

Seniors from Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas County have been invited, as well as head coaches from the area. Weeki Wachee’s Marcus Applefield, Nature Coast’s Rohan Blackwood, Hernando’s Jeramiah Jackson, Devon Brockington of Zephryhills and Shaheed Salmon from Land O’ Lakes will play for the North team.  For the West, Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter, Tampa Bay Tech’s Tajee Fulwood, Tyler Kamanski of Palm Harbor University, Largo’s Raheem Harvey, Mike Johnson from Countryside, Josh Black from Sickles, Antonio Harris of Pinellas Park, East Lake’s Hunter Snyder, and Caanan Brown of Clearwater-Central Catholic.

The North team will be coached by Niceville’s John Hicks and Fort Myers’ Sammy Sirianni will coach the South team. Jefferson head coach Jeremy Earle and Riverview head coach Mike Thornton will be assistant on the South team.

Dwayne Griggs Port St. Joe
Charlie Kelly Rickards
Jonathan Vickers North Florida
Steven Denmark Rickards
Trenton Lowery Lake Mary
DJ Thomas Baker
Tyrant McCants Niceville
Natrell Jamerson Vanguard
Regan Northup First Coast
Devon Brockington Zephryhills
Joey Baker West Florida
Monte Seabrook Newberry
Shaheed Salmon Land O’ Lakes
Ryan Feely Leon
Kellen Snider Fort White
Brian Crews Lincoln
Kenric Young Gainesville
Xavier Story South Sumter
Rohan Blackwood Nature Coast
Auggiue Amone Dr. Phillips
Jeramiah Jackson Hernando
Austin Dukes Union County
Travis Hutchinson Atlantic Coast
Hunter Jordan Blountstown
Buddy Edwards Union County
Keiwan Jones Dunnellon
Collin Mills North Marion
Santonio Wiggins Godby
Brandon Burke Ed White
Marcus Applefield Weeki Wachee
Chris Hudson West Port
CJ Barbie Citrus
Byers Hickmon Gainesville
Andrew Harrell Florida High
Freddie Booth-Lloyd Cocoa
Jerome Johnson Buchholz
Jordan Franks Wakulla

Jordan Schemm North Broward Prep
Tajee Fulwood Tamp Bay Tech
Keyon Brown Hardee
Tyler Kamanski Palm Harbor
Tobias Culppepper Ft. Meade
Mitch Davis Gulliver Prep
Courtney Allen Bradenton Southeast
Marques Gayott Park Vista
Josh Hicks Palmetto
Winford Ward, III East Lee County
Javon Harrison Lakeland-Kathleen
Grady Sharpe Lakeland Christian
Diondre Porter Tampa-Jefferson
Natron Barnes St. Thomas Aquinas
Matthew Hullihan Cardinal Newman
Marlon Mack Sarasota Booker
Raheem Harvey Largo
Mike Johnson Clearwater-Countryside
Johnson Louigene Immokalee
Josh Black Tampa-Sickles
Antonio Harris Pinellas Park
Jacquae Peart Sebring
Ryan Samuels Miramar
Anthony Rice Coral Shores
Hunter Snyder East Lake
Caanan Brown Clearwater-Central Catholic
Kyle Richard Boynton Beach
Bariah Staten Everglades
Kyle Flynn           Archbishop Carroll
Ian Bush           Port Charlotte
Daniel Oak           Ft. Myers
Levi Walton Ida Baker
Joe Gold           South Ft. Myers
Fedrice Benot Lake Gibson
Dylan Beauchamp Manatee
Ray Gieseo Boca Raton