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Tuesday sports schedule



What to watch


Plant at Berkeley Prep, 6

The season opener for two of the best programs in the area. The defending state semifinalist Panthers have a lot of key pieces returning for new coach Sarah Kirkwood Reiss, who returned to her alma mater to take over Plant this offseason. Second-year Buccaneers coach Jolene Patton Coulson, another former area standout, has a loaded lineup full of college prospects. 

Calvary Christian at Osceola, 7

Calvary Christian has a veteran team that can contend for a state title. The opener against Osceola will be a test. The host Warriors are motivated after missing out on the playoffs last season due to COVID protocols. 

The schedules


Faith Outreach Academy at West Hernando Christian, 4:30

Canterbury at Lakeside Christian, 5

Community Christian at Central Baptist Christian, 5:30

Indian Rocks Christian at Tampa SLAM, 6

Delphi Academy at Bayshore Christian, 6

Plant at Berkeley Prep, 6

Seffner Christian at Keswick Christian, 6:30

St. Petersburg Catholic at Academy of the Holy Names, 6:30

Springstead at Nature Coast, 6:30

Pasco at Sunlake, 7

Northside Christian at Cambridge Christian, 7

Academy at the Lakes at Universal Academy, 7

Tampa Bay Tech at Sumner, 7

Calvary Christian at Osceola, 7

East Bay at Alonso, 7

Blake at King, 7

Lakewood at Pinellas Park, 7

Boca Ciega at Gibbs, 7

Durant at Strawberry Crest, 7

Freedom at Spoto, 7

Tampa Prep at Venice, 7

Lennard at Armwood, 7

Middleton at Gaither, 7

Wesley Chapel at Fivay, 7

Leto at Bloomingdale, 7

Mitchell at Gulf, 7

Hernando Christian at Redeemer Christian, 7

Hernando at Crystal River, 7:30

Calvary Christian at Osceola, 7:30

Hudson at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30

Weeki Wachee at Lecanto, 7:30

Central at Citrus, 7:30

Boca Ciega at Gibbs, 7:30

St. Petersburg at Tarpon Springs, 7:45

Seminole at Hollins, 7:45


Tampa HEAT, Brandon at Plant City (Plant City YMCA), 5

Alonso, Leto at Robinson (Bobby Hicks), 6

Riverview at Chamberlain (Del Rio), 6:30


Countryside, Seminole, St. Petersburg at Countryside Country Club (boys), 3

Northeast, Osceola, Palm Harbor at Tarpon Municipal (boys), 3

Boca Ciega, Clearwater, Dunedin, Hollins at Dunedin Country Club (boys), 3

Chamberlain at Hillsborough (boys), 2:30

Freedom at Strawberry Crest (boys/girls), 2

Jefferson at Gaither (boys/girls), 3:30

Newsome at Riverview (boys), 2

Plant at Sickles (boys)

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Monday sports schedule



What to watch


Bloomingdale (8-4) at Sickles (10-8), 7:30

The Bulls enter on a two-match win streak while the host Gryphons are coming off a 2-3 record at the Fivay Invitational this past weekend. 

Weeki Wachee (11-3) at Bishop McLaughlin (10-4), 7:30

The Hornets wanted tough matches like this one on their schedule after playing mostly against teams from Hernando and Citrus counties a year ago. It will not be easy facing the Class 3A defending state semifinalist Hurricanes. 

Plant City (6-3) at Wharton (9-6), 7:30

The Raiders are starting to find their groove after sweeping Sumner and Brandon last week. The host Wildcats, meanwhile, are trying to bounce back after going 1-3 at the Academy of the Holy Names Invitational this past weekend. 

The schedules


Central Baptist at Community Christian, 4:30

Tampa Catholic at Carrollwood Day, 5

Elfers Christian at Faith Outreach, 5

Lakeside Christian at Canterbury, 5

Cambridge Christian at Brandon Academy, 5

Inverness Christian at Oldsmar Christian, 5:30

Seven Rivers Christian at Classical Prep, 6

North Tampa Christian at Hernando Christian, 6

Lakeland Christian at Seffner Christian, 6

Academy at the Lakes at Winthrop College, 6

Bradenton Saint Stephen’s at Tampa SLAM, 6

Boca Ciega at Admiral Farragut, 6

Lakewood at Pinellas Park, 7

Armwood at Riverview, 7

Bloomingdale at Sickles, 7:30

Weeki Wachee at Bishop McLaughlin, 7:30

Plant City at Wharton, 7:30

Strawberry Crest at East Bay, 7:30

Hillsborough at Newsome, 7:30

Northeast at Dunedin, 7:30

Sumner at King, 7:30 


Sumner at Lennard (boys), 2

Newsome at Strawberry Crest (boys/girls), 2

Chamberlain, Freedom at Brandon (boys/girls), 2

Gaither at Jefferson (boys) 2:30

East Bay at Armwood (boys), 3

Durant at Plant (boys), 3

Bloomingdale at Robinson (boys), 3:30

Alonso at Mitchell (boys), 4

PCAC championship at Bardmoor (boys)

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Volleyball Player of the Week



Here are the nominees for the volleyball player of the week. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

L Brooke Arnold, Sr., Riverview: Recorded a combined 54 digs in the Sharks’ last four matches and helped the team stretch its win streak to eight

S Bella Baldyga, Sr., Mitchell: Finished with 19 assists, seven assists and four service aces in a win over Fivay to help the Mustangs stay undefeated through their first nine matches. 

OH Bailey Higgins, So., Berkeley Prep: Selected to the all-tournament team at the Berkeley Premier after helping the Buccaneers win the tournament, then knock off Plant in five sets this past week. 

OH Sydney Jackwin, Sr., Keswick Christian: Named MVP after leading the Crusaders to the team title of their own tournament, as well as a five-set victory over St. Petersburg this past week.  

S/L Taylor Parks, So., Calvary Christian: Was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association state player of the week after leading the Warriors to a runnerup finish at the Berkeley Premier.  

S Sydney Waldenmyer, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Had a combined 38 assists and 18 digs in wins over Cypress Creek and Sickles this past week. 

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Friday sports schedule (Sept. 24)



The schedules


Fivay Invitational (compiled from MaxPreps)

Wiregrass Ranch vs. Mitchell, 1

Anclote vs. Sickles, 2

Lecanto vs. Mitchell, 3

Sunlake vs. Palm Harbor University, 3

Nature Coast vs. Anclote, 3

Fivay vs. Sickles, 4

River Ridge vs. Palm Harbor University, 4:30

Wesley Chapel vs. Mitchell, 6

Nature Coast vs. Sickles, 6

Hudson vs. Palm Harbor University, 6

Academy of the Holy Names Tournament (compiled from MaxPreps)

Carrollwood Day vs. Tampa Prep, 4:30

Keswick Christian vs. Academy of the Holy Names, 4:30

Wharton vs. Newsome, 5:45

Robinson vs. Academy of the Holy Names, 7

Wharton vs. Tampa Prep, 7

Carrollwood Day vs. Newsome, 8:15

Warrior Invitational (compiled from MaxPreps)

Calvary Christian vs. St. Petersburg, 3

Brooks DeBartolo vs. Calvary Christian, 4

Osceola vs. East Lake, 4

East Lake vs. St. Petersburg, 5

Berkeley Prep vs. Calvary Christian, 5

Other matches

St. Petersburg Catholic at Shorecrest, 6

Clearwater Academy at Northside Christian, 6

Patel at Zephyrhills, 6:30

Countryside at Dunedin, 7:30

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