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Basketball combine March 9

Posted Feb 24, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 03:04 PM

Local scouting and training services Big County Preps and Bay Area Hoops is organizing a one-day basketball training camp at the University of Tampa March 9. College scouts have been invited as well as media from scouting publications. To register click here

PICK & POP BOYS BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP

DATE: March 9th, 2014

LOCATION:
Martinez Sports Center, University of Tampa, 
401 West Kennedy Boulevard, 
Tampa,

TIME: 9:45 am

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: March 1st, 2014

CHECK-IN TIME: 9am
Warm up – 9:45am
Start Working – 10am

COST:
$80 PER PLAYER
, $100 exact cash PER WALK UP if space is available

OPEN TO 9TH-12TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS




High School Sports governing body makes changes to reduce head, neck “targeting” in football

Posted Feb 13, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

To minimize head and neck injuries in high school football and coinciding with new rules adopted in the National Football League, the National Federation of State High School Associations Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact starting with the 2014 season, according to a press release.

Per new Rule 2-43, “Targeting is an act of taking aim and initiating contact to an opponent above the shoulders with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulders.”

A new definition for a “defenseless player” was also added to Rule 2 for risk-minimization purposes. Rule 2-32-16 will read as follows: “A defenseless player is a player who, because of his physical position and focus of concentration, is especially vulnerable to injury.”

In addition, roughing the passer fouls now include all illegal personal contact fouls, which result in automatic first down in addition to a 15-yard penalty.




Girls Basketball: FABC/Source Hoops State Poll

Posted Feb 6, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 01:18 PM

2013-14 FABC / Source Hoops Girls Basketball State rankings

Class 8A
1. Miami Sr. 24-1
2. Colonial 22-5
3. Dr. Phillips 20-7
4. Cypress Bay 23-3
5. Vero Beach 17-3
6. Ferguson 20-6 .
7. Apopka 19-6
8. Treasure Coast 17-6
9. Sandalwood 21-3
10. Palm Harbor Univ. 23-3
10. Sanford-Seminole 23-4
7A
1. Nova 23-3
2. Palm Beach Lakes 23-1
3. Miami American 23-4
4. Strawberry Crest 23-4
5. Fort Myers 24-4
6. Sarasota 23-4
7. Viera 21-4
8. Haines City 21-6
9. Clearwater 22-3
10. Steinbrenner 24-3
10. Wekiva 21-6
6A
1. Edgewater 20-6
2. Gainesville 21-2
3. Pine Forest 22-2
4. Pensacola 21-3
5. Armwood 23-4 6. Leesburg 18-8
7. Bartram Trail 21-4
8. Winter Haven 20-7
9. Barron Collier 17-7; 8 10. Pensacola Washington 15-7
10. Port Charlotte 16-3;
5A
1. Southeast 25-1 2. Coconut Creek 22-3
3. Dillard 19-7
4.. Choctwhatchee 20-3
5. Cape Coral 21-5
6. Paxon 20-5
7. Bishop Moore 21-5
8. American Heritage Plantation 14-7
9. Palatka 18-6
10. Gulf 21-3
10.Inverness-Citrus 19-2
4A
1. Dunbar 24-1
2. Ribault 20-5
3. Lake Highland Prep 21-4
4. Jones 20-4
5. Coral Springs Charter 22-3
6. Gulliver Prep 19-4
7. Calvary Christian (Ft. L) 16-6 8. Bolles 19-2
9. P.K. Yonge 15-6
10. Trinity Catholic 19-8
10.Pahokee 19-4;
3A
1. Miami Country Day 24-3
2. Oxbridge Academy 17-3
3. Seffner Christian 22-5
4. Maclay 17-4
5. Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 17-3
6. Palmer Trinity 20-2
7. Providence 19-4
8. Sagemont 14-6
9. Melbourne Central Catholic 14-8
10. Florida Air 10-4
10.Community School-Naples 13-10
2A
1. FAMU 22-5
2. Grandview Prep 18-3
3. Academy @ the Lakes 20-5
4. Calvary Christian (Daytona) 22-4
5. Zion Lutheran 22-5
6. St. John Lutheran 15-7
7. International Community 16-3
8. Keswick Christian 20-6
9. Geneva 15-7
10. Orlando Christian Prep 16-10
1A
1. Paxton 22-3
2. Holmes County 19-5
3. Freeport 20-6
4. Hawthorne 18-3 5. Chipley 22-5
6. Malone 14-10
7. Sneads 17-4
8. Chiefland 16-1
9. Wildwood 20-6
10. Ponce De Leon 16-11
10.Lafayette 13-10




Sunlake sophomore F Remi Pimm ties county scoring record, six goals away from state record

Posted Feb 5, 2014 by Mike Camunas

Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 07:37 AM

Sunlake boys soccer sophomore scoring sensation Remi Pimm broke one record, tied another and eyes yet another one.

With four goals in Tuesday’s 7-1 win over Citrus in the Class 3A region semifinals, Pimm, an U-17 national soccer player, has 63 goals this season. That gives him the new Pasco County boys soccer single season scoring record, eclipsing 60 goals set by former Seahawks forward Connor Gilboy set just last season.

“It feels good,’’ Pimm told the Tampa Tribune on Tuesday night. “I work hard. I want to set records.”

However, at 63 goals, Pimm has tied the county’s overall scoring record set by Ridgewood’s Melissa Wells in 1991. Pimm has at least one more game to break that record as Sunlake (28-1-1) hosts Palm Coast Matanzas in the 3A region final on Friday evening.

Additionally, Pimm is just six goals away from tying the state scoring record, which was set when Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski when he was a Daytona Seabreeze soccer player and scored 69 goals in 1997 before signing with FSU to become its placekicker.

Pasco County’s All-Time Single Season Scorers
Melissa Wells (Ridgewood) - 63 (‘91)
Remi Pimm (Sunlake) - 63 (‘14)
Connor Gilboy (Sunlake) - 60 (‘13)
Stacy Bishop (Land O’ Lakes) - 55 (‘03)
Justin Geisler (Land O’ Lakes) - 55 (‘00)
Novica Maric (Gulf) - 53 (‘04)
Jordan Landry (Sunlake) - 52 (‘11)
Joe MonteLongo (Pasco) - 48 (‘08)

Correspondent Mike Camunas can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @MikeCamunas.




River Ridge 6-foot-10 center John Childs commits to Saint Leo

Posted Feb 3, 2014 by Andy Villamarzo

Updated Feb 3, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Ever since 6-foot-10 center John Childs entered the Pasco County high school basketball scene as a sophomore at River Ridge in 2011, he was considered a definite college prospect from the get go.

The Royal Knights big man made his college choice Monday night, as Childs committed to Saint Leo University. The Lions are a Division II school located in San Antonio in Pasco County.

Childs is posting solid numbers through 22 games this season, as the senior is averaging 16 points and pulling down 11.2 rebounds per game that has helped the Royal Knights to a 13-12 record, which is River Ridge’s first winning season since 1997-98.

The senior’s commitment comes less than 48 hours before National Signing Day on Wednesday.

River Ridge plays host Anclote on Wednesday night in the Class 5A-District 8 tournament.

Correspondent Andy Villamarzo can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.