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Green seeking funds for trip
Posted May 19, 2013 by Scott Purks
Updated May 19, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Hillsborough superstar triple jumper Jeremiah Green has an invitation to defend his national title at the New Balance Outdoor National Meet in North Carolina June 14-16, but at the moment he doesn’t have the funds to get there.
“We thought we were going to have some funding but it fell through,” Sipp said. “If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.”
Area Athletes Shine at Golden South Classic
Posted May 19, 2013 by Scott Purks
Updated May 19, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Two Hillsborough County track athletes had particularly big nights at Saturday’s Golden South Classic meet in Orlando: Plant’s Julia Rodriguez won the 3200 in a blazing 10 minutes, 53.23 seconds and Hillsborough’s Jorian Ordway won the 400 in a personal-best 54.19 seconds.
St. Petersburg Gibbs superstar sprinter Trayvon Bromell also shined brightly, setting a meet record in the 100 meters at 10.27 seconds, breaking the mark of 10.29 seconds set by Palmetto’s Curtis Johnson in 1991. Bromell also teamed with three sprinters from Lakewood—Tim Holmes and Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin—to set a national-best tine for this year in the 4X100 relay at 40.29 seconds.
Seffner Christian’s Hanson picks Liberty
Posted May 17, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated May 17, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Seffner Christian senior girls basketball standout Tesha Hanson announced Friday she has signed with Division I Liberty University.
This past season, Hanson helped the Crusaders reach the Class 3A state semifinals, averaging 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.1 steals a game.
Hanson, who was selected to the Class 3A All-State team, finished her prep career with 2,001 points.
Current Baseball America prospect list boasts five locals
Posted May 17, 2013 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated May 17, 2013 at 05:47 PM
With the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft just three weeks away on Thursday, June 6th Baseball America has announced its most recent rankings of amateur players on May 17th. Four local prep players rank in the list’s Top 250.
Leading the way is Gaither shortstop Oscar Mercado (No. 38), a Florida State commit, who finished the season with a .286 average, 17 runs scored and 14 RBI. Wharton shortstop Tucker Neuhaus (No.84), a Louisville commit, struggled with injuries this season but his productive junior season included a .329 average, 23 runs scored and six home runs. Durant Pitcher Tyler Danish (No. 96), a Florida signee has dazzled this season yet to allow an earned run on the season including a shutout performance in Friday’s Class 8A state semifinal, 6-0 win over Hialeah American. Fellow Gator commit, King pitcher Brett Morales (No. 117) has had an equally impressive season including a region final win over Mitchell, where the senior struck out 17. Morales will take the mound next Wednesday as the Lions take on Lynn Haven Mosely in the Class 6A state semifinal.
Also making Baseball America’s list is former Jesuit standout and current University of Florida pitcher Daniel Gibson ranking as the lists 100th overall prospect. Gibson has posted a 3.62 ERA this season for the Gators in 28 relief appearances.
Former Newsome tennis standout, Hersh, named POY
Posted May 16, 2013 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated May 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Former Newsome tennis player Andy Hersh, now a senior at Division III John Hopkins University, was named Atlantic South Region’s Player of the Year by the International Tennis Association on Wednesday.
Hersh, who was a Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County First Team honoree from 2007-2009, was the Class 3A individual and doubles runner-up in his senior season.
At John Hopkins, Hersh broke the school record in wins (85) and helped JHU win the Centennial Conference all four years, including being named the Conference Player of the Year his junior season, being named a two-time All-American and ranking No. 5 in the United States during his senior season.