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Monday night rewind: Softball




Seven Rivers Christian 16, Hernando Christian 1

Tampa Catholic 14, Sunlake 4

Freedom 8, Alonso 7

Riverview 6, Wharton 5

Steinbrenner 16, Chamberlain 0

Tarpon Springs 14, Anclote 0

Sickles 15, Tampa Bay Tech 0

Prime time performers

OF/UTIL Jade Borynski, Jr., Tarpon Springs: Led the Spongers’ offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, five RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Anclote. 

P/1B Phoebe Howard, Sr., Tarpon Springs: Threw a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on the mound and had three doubles at the plate in a win over Anclote. 

2B Hannah Huseby, Jr., Tampa Catholic: Ended up 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored in a win over Sunlake. 

P Paige Lassiter, Sr., Alonso: Went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored in a loss to Freedom. 

P/1B/UTIL Saige Sampson, Fr., Steinbrenner: Threw a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts on the mound and went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs at the plate in a win over Chamberlain. 

3B/C Juliana Snyder, Fr., Tampa Catholic: Finished 2-for-4 with a triple, and five RBIs in a win over Sunlake. 

OF/INF Jayla Stewart, So., Riverview: Led the Sharks by going 2-for-3 and hitting a solo homer in the sixth inning that turned out to be the winner against Wharton. 

CF Abbey Taylor-Bolt, So., Tampa Catholic: Went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and five runs scored in a win over Sunlake. 

SS Tieley Vaughn, Sr., Wharton: Finished 2-for-4 with two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored in a loss to Riverview. 

1B Rachel Waldhelm, Sr., Sickles: Hit two doubles and had four RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. 

3B/OF Erica Wilton, Sr., Freedom: Powered the Patriots’ offense by going 2-for-3 with five RBIs and a run scored in a win over Alonso. 

OF/P Reese Wimberly, Jr., Sickles: Had a double, a homer, four RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. 

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The Hillsborough County Football Player of the Week



LB/S Cole Highsmith, Jr., Plant City

After becoming a starter as a sophomore last season, Cole Highsmith took on a more prominent role as one of the leaders of Plant City’s defense. 

He took on that task by making play after play. 

This season, Highsmith has recorded 73 tackles and six sacks. Those totals already surpassed what he ended up with last year. 

Against Bloomingdale two weeks ago, Highsmith had 13 tackles, two sacks and an interception to lead the Raiders to victory. 

Fans paid attention. Highsmith received 50 percent of the votes (746) in the Hillsborough County football player of the week poll to beat out Wharton’s Daveon Crouch, who had 25 percent (376 votes). 

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Thursday night football forecast



Seffner Christian (2-3) at St. Petersburg Catholic (3-3), 7

After starting 2-0, the visiting Crusaders have lost three straight. The host Barons, meanwhile, have rebounded from a 1-2 start to win two of their last three games. 

Putnam’s prediction: St. Petersburg Catholic 30-28

Gibbs (3-3) at Tarpon Springs (3-3), 7

An important Class 5A, District 10 game for both teams not only to stay in the mix for a title but also to get above .500 for the season. 

Putnam’s prediction: Gibbs 34-21 

Clearwater (5-1) at Anclote (1-5), 7:30

The Tornadoes have won five straight and are the clear favorite to the Class 5A, District 10 title. The host Sharks are on a two-game losing streak. 

Putnam’s prediction: Clearwater 42-7

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Thursday sports schedule (Oct. 14)



What to watch


Sunlake (12-5) at Wesley Chapel (13-4), 6

The Seahawks, who have won four straight, try to maintain their streak against the Wildcats in a rematch from last week that Sunlake took in five sets. 

Palm Harbor University (14-8) at Mitchell (18-0), 6:30

The Mustangs have a shot at going undefeated in the regular season. To do that, Mitchell has get the Hurricanes, who have turned things around. 

St. Petersburg (15-8) at East Lake (16-7), 7

The Pinellas County Athletic Conference final is between teams with impressive streaks. The Green Devils have won seven straight while the host Eagles have won five in a row. East Lake has owned the series this season, sweeping its rival in the previous three meetings. 

Newsome (16-7) at Bloomingdale (11-5), 7:30

Both teams have won three straight heading into their regular season finale. 

The schedules


Solid Rock Christian at Grace Christian, 4:30

Zephyrhills Christian at Hernando Christian, 5

Hillsborough Baptist at Foundation Christian, 5

Tampa Prep at Ocala Trinity Catholic, 5:30

Oldsmar Christian at Elfers Christian, 5:30

Brandon Academy at Universal Academy, 6

Sunlake at Wesley Chapel, 6

Tampa Bay HEAT at Shorecrest, 6

Weeki Wachee at Hernando, 6:30

Wiregrass Ranch at Anclote, 6:30

Carrollwood Day at Calvary Christian, 6:30

Citrus at Nature Coast, 6:30

Palm Harbor University at Mitchell, 6:30

St. Petersburg Catholic at Sarasota Christian, 7

Zephyrhills at Gulf, 7

Gulf Coast HEAT at Tampa SLAM, 7

Seven Rivers Christian at Cambridge Christian, 7

Alonso at Freedom, 7

Crystal River at Springstead, 7

St. Petersburg at East Lake, 7

Central at Lecanto, 7:30

Sumner at Brandon, 7:30

Cypress Creek at Pasco, 7:30

Tampa Bay Tech at Gaither, 7:30

River Ridge at Hudson, 7:30

Riverview at East Bay, 7:30

Newsome at Bloomingdale, 7:30

Spoto at Durant, 7:30

Middleton at Leto, 7:30

Plant at Robinson, 7:30

Jefferson at Armwood, 7:30

Indian Rocks Christian at Countryside, 7:30


Plant at Berkeley Prep, 5

Tampa Prep at Berkeley Prep, 5:30

Lennard, Riverview at East Bay (Apollo Beach), 6

Blake, Leto at Hillsborough (Copeland), 6

Spoto, Tampa Bay Tech at Plant City (Plant CityYMCA), 6

Freedom at Academy of the Holy Names, 6:30

Steinbrenner, Wharton at Robinson (Bobby Hicks), 6:30

Gaither at Middleton (Cyrus Green), 6:30

Spoto, Sumner at Jefferson (Interbay), 6:30

Brandon, Tampa Bay HEAT at Bloomingdale (High five), 7


East Bay at Riverview (boys), 2

Hillsborough at Leto (boys), 2:30

Freedom at Jesuit (boys), 2:30

Alonso at Chamberlain (boys), 3

Sickles at Jefferson (boys/girls), 3

Steinbrenner at Gaither (boys), 3

Newsome at Plant City (boys), 3

Sumner at King (boys/girls), 3:30

Plant at Robinson (boys), 3:30

Berkeley Prep at Tampa Prep, 4

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