Pinellas Park High's prized kicker went from not being sure he'd play in college to getting offers from Texas A&M and Clemson. That's why when Dabo Sweeny made him an offer, his reaction was pure emotion.
With a time of 20.11 seconds in the 200-meter race, Hillsborough High sprinter Erriyon Knighton bested a U18 record previously set by Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt. Knighting didn't set out to break a record set by arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, but he knew he would do something special that day.
Gatorade Player of the Year is a big deal but it's not something Kendal Cheesman initially set out for. It's an individual honor, but she is quick to say it's a byproduct of all her team accomplished.
Coaching side-by-side is a dream scenario for the Nunez brothers, but there was supposed to be a third Nunez on the staff. Casey and Spencer's father Pasquale was going to be an assistant as well, but he passed away from renal failure in December.
Calvin Baisley Field is home to the Land O' Lakes High Gators baseball program. The field is named after the legendary coach, Calvin Baisley. Such commemorations are typically done after a legend is gone, but Baisley is still very much the head coach.
Wiregrass Ranch quarterback Rocco Becht has come of age; a rising senior who now has the size to match his toughness.
Gaither senior Elizabeth Lydon was born to pole vault. But that doesn't mean she hasn't had to work hard to soar.
Matt Diaz was drafted by Tampa Bay in 1999. The then-Devil Ray joined a draft class including Josh Hamilton, Carl Crawford, Doug Waechter, and Seth McClung. The outfielder from Florida State went on to play 11 years in the bigs; his best years came with the Atlanta Braves.
Any questions about the Bay Area's high school baseball talent can be answered by pointing to the Tampa Jesuit-IMG Academy matchup. Jesuit is ranked second nationally by MaxPreps, with IMG Academy at fifth.
Jacob Harris grew up on soccer. He had multiple Division I offers coming out of high school at Palm Harbor University, but he tossed that ball aside after getting a taste of the other football his senior year.
The Bay Area high school flag football talent pool is growing deeper by the day. Thursday night at Durant, the Newsome Wolves knocked off The Cougars 31-6 to hand Durant their first loss of the season.
Every sports team has their own experience of last year being stripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of Newsome softball, it meant not being denied redemption after losing the 2019 state championship.
A no-hitter in baseball is one of the most amazing feats a pitcher can accomplish. The only thing harder would be throwing back-to-back no-hitters, which is exactly what Leto sophomore Bryan Rivera did.
Tampa's Steinbrenner High School Boys Cross Country Team takes shelter dogs from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to Al Lopez Park for some exercise and a change of scenery.
The Florida House is poised to pass a measure that would bar transgender females from participating in girls’ and women’s high-school and college sports, amid fierce opposition from Democrats and warnings about potential financial repercussions.
Over the better part of a decade, the Robinson High School has established themselves as a Florida flag football powerhouse. The Knights have won five state championships since 2014.
No high school pitcher in the state of Florida has more strikeouts than Land O' Lakes senior Brian Holiday. However, he couldn't care less.
Many of the Steinbrenner Warriors have played together for years on the same club lacrosse team. A large part of that group are now sophomores, and they have helped make Steinbrenner into a state contender.
Orson Charles starred at Plant High School during its football zenith. Now, after seven NFL seasons, he is done playing. Just don't use the word "retired."
Physical relaxation and mental sharpness have propelled Strawberry Crest onto the state scene these past few years.