Thursday sports schedule

What to watch


Northside Christian (2-0) at Keswick Christian (3-0), 4

A pivotal, early-season matchup between a pair of undefeated rivals in Class 2A, District 5. The Crusaders’ offense has been on a tear, averaging more than eight runs a game during their perfect start. 

Girls basketball

Class 5A region semifinal at Lakeland’s RP Funding Center

Clearwater (24-4) vs. Plantation American Heritage (23-2), 4

The Tornadoes, who are playing in the state semifinals for the first time since 2007, face a tough challenge. The Patriots are ranked No. 1 in 5A, No. 5 overall in the state and No. 14 nationally by MaxPreps. 


Sickles (3-0) at East Lake (3-0), 7

The host Eagles are averaging eight runs per game, but keeping up with that production will be difficult against Gryphons’ ace Robyn Herron, who has yet to allow a run and has racked up a combined 31 strikeouts in two starts. 

The schedules


Sarasota Christian at Lakeside Christian, 3:30

Sickles at Palm Harbor University, 4

Northside Christian at Keswick Christian, 4

Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic at Seffner Christian, 4

Tampa Catholic at Boca Ciega, 4

Admiral Farragut at Gulf Coast HEAT, 6

Hernando Christian at First Academy, 6

Brooks DeBartolo at Berkeley Prep, 6:30

Wharton at Steinbrenner, 7

Bradenton Christian at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

Middleton at King, 7

Land O’ Lakes at Freedom, 7

Cypress Creek at Sunlake, 7

Hollins at IMG Blue, 7

Spoto at Newsome, 7

Robinson at Tampa Bay Tech, 7

Alonso at Plant, 7

Clearwater Central Catholic at Tarpon Springs, 7

Leto at Armwood, 7

Brandon at East Bay, 7

Cambridge Christian at Tampa Prep, 7

Countryside at Hillsborough, 7

Wesley Chapel at Clearwater, 7


Cambridge Christian at Lakeside Christian, 3:30

Wharton at Palm Harbor University, 4

Northside Christian at Admiral Farragut, 4

Lakeland Christian at Seffner Christian, 4

Northeast at Clearwater Central Catholic, 4

St. Petersburg Catholic at Keswick Christian, 4:15

Seven Rivers Christian at Brooks DeBartolo, 4:30

Shorecrest at Bradenton Christian, 6

Bloomingdale at Bradenton Manatee, 6

Academy of the Holy Names at Calvary Christian, 6

Berkeley Prep at Indian Rocks Christian, 6

Orlando Bishop Moore at Tampa Catholic, 6:30

Gibbs at Pinellas Park, 7

Tarpon Springs at Anclote, 7

Sickles at East Lake, 7

Strawberry Crest at Riverview, 7

Middleton at Freedom, 7

Armwood at Tampa Bay Tech, 7

Leto at Gaither, 7

Robinson at Chamberlain, 7

Clearwater at Dunedin, 7

Steinbrenner at Plant, 7

Weeki Wachee at Gulf, 7

Fivay at Mitchell, 7

Alonso at Newsome, 7

Spoto at Blake, 7

Hillsborough at King, 7

Canterbury at Lakewood Ranch, 7

Brandon at East Bay, 7

Hernando at Wesley Chapel, 7