Thursday sports schedule

What to watch


Wharton (6-2) at Hillsborough (6-1), 7

Since losing to Jesuit nine days ago, the Terriers have posted two straight shutouts to get back on track. The Wildcats also showed their resolve by bouncing back from a loss to Plant last week to beat East Bay on Tuesday. 

East Lake (5-1) at Sunlake (4-2), 7

This is a rematch from last week’s thriller that the Eagles won on a walk-off grand slam from Dominic Merrer. 


Cypress Creek (7-1) at Berkeley Prep (7-1), 6

The Buccaneers, ranked third in Class 3A by MaxPreps, continue their challenging week with a matchup against the Coyotes, who have allowed just five runs all season. 

Steinbrenner (10-1) at Gaither (5-2), 7

After winning the Lady Canes Spring Classic, the Warriors rocketed up the rankings. They are now second in 7A, third overall in the state and seventh nationally according to MaxPreps. They face a tough test against the Cowboys, who have won five straight after an 0-2 start. 

Plant (5-3) at Robinson (4-2), 7

This one could end being a slugfest. The host Knights are averaging more than 10 runs per game. The Panthers are not far behind, averaging nearly seven runs per game. 

River Ridge (5-1) at Land O’ Lakes (7-1), 7:30

The rivals are each ranked among the top 10 in their respective classifications by MaxPreps (the Royal Knights are No. 10 in 5A and the Gators are No. 6 in 6A). 

The schedules


Seffner Christian at Lakeland McKeel, 4

Clearwater at Boca Ciega, 4

Seminole at Palm Harbor University, 4

Canterbury at Cambridge Christian, 4

Admiral Farragut at Indian Rocks Christian, 6

Tampa Catholic at Brooks DeBartolo, 6

Cypress Creek at Ridge Community, 6:30

River Ridge at Berkeley Prep, 6:30

IMG Academy Gray at Dunedin, 6:30

Zephyrhills at Land O’ Lakes, 7

East Bay at Gaither, 7

Springstead at Citrus, 7

Middleton at Tampa Bay Tech, 7

Riverview at Sumner, 7

East Lake at Sunlake, 7

Tarpon Springs at Anclote, 7

Bishop McLaughlin at ESJ, 7

Nature Coast at Lecanto, 7

Sarasota at Jesuit, 7

Tampa SLAM at Tampa Prep, 7

Steinbrenner at Brandon, 7

Osceola at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

Wiregrass Ranch at Pasco, 7

Armwood at Spoto, 7

Wharton at Hillsborough, 7

Plant at Robinson, 7

Calvary Christian at Clearwater Central Catholic, 7

Weeki Wachee at Crystal River, 7

Central at Hernando, 7


St. Petersburg Catholic at Lakeside Christian, 3:30

Hudson at Academy at the Lakes, 4:30

Cypress Creek at Berkeley Prep, 6

Seffner Christian at Bishop McLaughlin, 6:30

Lennard at Blake, 7

Middleton at Tampa Bay Tech, 7

Armwood at Spoto, 7

Bloomingdale at Brandon, 7

Weeki Wachee at Hernando, 7

Lakeland George Jenkins at Plant City, 7

Lecanto at Central, 7

Freedom at King, 7

Riverview at Sumner, 7

Steinbrenner at Gaither, 7

Pinellas Park at Dunedin, 7

Wharton at Hillsborough, 7

Mitchell at Zephyrhills, 7

Fivay at Gulf, 7

Palm Harbor University at Largo, 7

Springstead at Crystal River, 7

Plant at Robinson, 7

East Lake at Tarpon Springs, 7

Wesley Chapel at Pasco, 7

River Ridge at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30