Wesley Chapel-area athletes grabbed a number of Sunshine Athletic Conference (SAC) East honors, as the teams, which are chosen by the coaches, were released last week revealing the area had four Players of the Year in the spring seasons.
The Lady Hawks are soaring into an exciting summer after an undefeated season.
Sickles won its first state baseball title with a 4-2 victory, finishing its season with a 30-2 record, including victories in its final 22 games.
Sickles’ baseball team is headed back to the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 6A state championships, with only one thought: winning.
Luke Knight probably didn’t have to impress his new teammates at Wiregrass Ranch, but just for good measure, he decided to anyway.
Alonso is state football champions again. This time, however, they can also lay claim to being national champions.
Spring football opened up three weeks ago with high school coaches looking to find out what holes need to be filled, and what the future might hold for their programs.
John Long’s boys and the Weightman girls set the tone for the Pasco County Middle School Athletic Conference East Meet by previously winning in a four-team track and field competition.
The Wesley Chapel softball team won its first district title last season, and if not for one hard hit ball to the wrong place, it might have had a second straight.
Gaither rode the dominant right arm of Mimi Gooden and the big bat of Megan Loughren to capture the Class 6A, District 6 title.
WESLEY CHAPEL — Adaptive Sports Day took place April 18 at Wesley Chapel District Park with plans to repeat it. Wheelchair athletes competed in outdoor basketball and archery with tennis and pickleball played in the gym.
Spring football is a time to fill holes for the upcoming season, and over the years, there have always been plenty of holes for Mike Johnson to fill at Cypress Creek.
There is a seemingly endless number of sports played with racquets and paddles — tennis, ping-pong, pickleball, badminton, racquetball and squash are a few of them.
It’s not a species many Tampa Bay anglers pursue, but black sea bass are congregating on structure in the bay and they can be a fun bonus catch, as well as a delicious dinner.
The season has ended, and that is regrettable. What’s far more worrisome is the possibility that an era was vanquished with it.
Pasco County does not have a statewide reputation for winning state championships, due to the lack of titles won in sports like baseball, football and basketball.
The John Long boys and Weightman girls were winners in a preview for the upcoming Pasco County Middle School Athletic Conference East Meet. All but two east track teams — Cypress Creek and Pasco — competed in a four-team field that included Stewart and host Centennial.
It’s not the most glamorous of our fish species, but right now, those who want the closest thing to a guaranteed bent rod and some fun, it’s hard to beat Spanish Mackerel.
In a tournament filled with players from all over the world, New Tampa resident Makenna Jones had some advantages that the rest of the field didn’t.
WESLEY CHAPEL — What began a series of camps and clinics on an outdoor court adjacent to The Epperson Lagoon, as well as at several day cares throughout central and east Pasco, has evolved into a full-fledged youth basketball league.
The Steinbrenner boys track and field team, after finishing 14th last year with just 17 points at the Hillsborough County Championships, went from nearly worst to first in claiming the county title April 12 at Wharton High School.
TAMPA — The Lightning kick off the postseason Tuesday in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
WESLEY CHAPEL — The Wiregrass Ranch baseball team has been resilient all season, displaying a knack for winning clutch games. That gives the defending district champion Bulls the potential to surpass last year’s 14-win total and perhaps go deeper into the playoffs than their region quarterfi…
Wesley Chapel leadoff hitter Courtney Marks has one job when she comes to the plate, and it is to reach base.
The Wesley Chapel High School softball team won a district championship and appeared in a region quarterfinal last year. It was even better for Mitchell, which made it back-to-back region championships and a second straight state semifinal berth.
ZEPHYRHILLS — There’s a lot of good tennis played in the Tampa Bay area, but you won’t find anything better this month than the Florida Sports Coast Open at the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis & Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, just outside Wesley Chapel.
WESLEY CHAPEL — The last time the Wiregrass Ranch boys tennis team lost a match to a Pasco County team, bread was 15 cents a loaf and a gallon of gas would run you a quarter.
If there is one rule in high school softball, it’s this — you need a pitcher to make it through the playoffs.
For the first time in 15 years, the Hillsborough Community College Lady Hawks tennis team ranks No. 1 in the nation.
The Wiregrass Ranch softball team is off to a 6-2 start, beat Mitchell for the first time in seven years, beat arch-rival Wesley Chapel in dramatic fashion and boasts a trio of .400 hitters.
The Wesley Chapel Bulls have long been a part of the Pasco Athletic League, but this year the local youth football program is doing something different. Five of its teams are competing in a spring football league.
Softball is Makenna Sturgis’ game. She has played the game her whole life, and the sophomore led Alonso High School in most hitting categories last year and is doing the same this season.
Apparently, girls athletic teams at Weightman Middle can’t seem to lose these days.
TAMPA — The Bucs are signing a No. 1 NFL draft pick and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
Hours of training and competing in lesser meets throughout the year paid off for several members of the Speed Starz Track Club, founded by former Wesley Chapel High standout sprinter B.B. Roberts.
The annual fishing event many Tampa Bay anglers look forward to the most is opening of snook season on March 1 — not so much so they can keep a fish, but because by that date warming and spring conditions bring them out of their backwaters and they are hungry.
Two prominent high school coaches from the Pasco County soccer community were influential in a recent draw for this year’s Champions League brackets. On hand were Wiregrass Ranch boys coach Dave Wilson and Land O’ Lakes girls coach Vicky King.
USF is closer than ever to getting an on-campus football stadium after its board of trustees March 7 agreed to spend up to $22 million designing a 35,000-seat home for the Bulls.
Mariella Drossos and Zita Molnar, who skate for the Clearwater Cyclones and are part of the Florida Alliance girls hockey program, may not be ready to join the pro women’s hockey ranks just yet.
INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s a question the Bucs can’t answer: Is Kyle Trask the right player to replace Tom Brady or just the quarterback for right now?
WESLEY CHAPEL — In 2017-18, the U.S. Women’s Hockey team trained at AdventHealth Center Ice in preparation for the PyeongChang Olympics. That gold medal-winning team promoted the sport, not only in Wesley Chapel but throughout the state and beyond.
LAKE BUENA VISTA — There have already been a few choice words thrown out around Rays camp to describe the potential of the starting rotation.
WESLEY CHAPEL — The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association are partnering to host six games of the 2022-23 Secret Dream Gap Tour from Feb. 24-26 at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel.
There were plenty of noteworthy performances in the recent Class 2A, Region 3 girls weightlifting meet hosted by Cypress Creek High. Notably from River Ridge, which captured one title and shared another.
After splitting two regular-season games, Zephyrhills and Wesley Chapel met again with the Class 5A, District 6 championship on the line. The Bulldogs sought back-to-back titles with the Wildcats out to avenge last year’s 47-45 loss in the title game.
The world of women’s football is growing, but not fast enough for some. The Tampa Bay Inferno are part of the Women’s Football Alliance and with more than 60 teams in the country, the Inferno are among the WFAPro division. Yet the biggest challenge the all-volunteer organization faces is get…
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