TAMPA — Cambridge Christian was just about out of gas when it lined up for fourth and goal from the 32-yard line in overtime against Lakeland Victory Christian. Quarterback Jaylin Jackson scrambled right then left and heaved a pass into the right side of the end zone.
Senior receiver Caleb Young hauled it in just before going out of bounds to cut the Storm's lead to one point. When Victory Christian was flagged for having 12 men on the field during the extra point, Lancers coach Bob Dare decided to go for two points and the win. The direct snap to Jackson was stuffed by the Storm, and Victory Christian came away with a thrilling 35-34 win Friday at Skyway Park....
DURANT — Tampa Bay Tech knew who was getting the ball in Friday's key Class 7A, District 9 game.
Still, stopping Durant's Cameron Myers is tough to do.
The senior entered the game as the state's fourth-leading rusher with 1,430 yards.
On the first play from scrimmage, Myers added to that total, ripping off an 80-yard run for a touchdown. He continued to gain big chunks of yardage throughout the half....
Class 6A: Robinson d. Middleton 25-11, 25-9, 25-8
10/20/17 TV and Radio
Autos Xfinity: Kansas Lottery 300 qualifying noon NBCSN Xfinity: Kansas Lottery 300 3 p.m. NBC F1: U.S. Grand Prix qualifying 4 p.m. NBCSN Baseball playoffs ALCS: Yankees at Astros (if needed) 8 p.m. FS1; 620-AM Golf PGA Europe: Valderrama Masters 8 a.m. Golf LPGA: Taiwan Championship (taped) 12:30 p.m. Golf Champions: Dominion Charity Classic 2:30 p.m. Golf PGA: The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges 10 p.m. Golf NBA Magic at Cavaliers 8 p.m. FSF Warriors at Grizzlies 8 p.m. NBA Suns at Clippers 10:30 p.m. NBA NHL Penguins at Lightning 7 p.m. Fox Sun; 970-AM Panthers at Capitals 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Soccer EPL: Watford at Chelsea 7:15 a.m. NBCSN German: Borussia Dortmund at Frankfurt 9:30 a.m. FS1 EPL: Manchester United at Huddersfield 9:45 a.m. NBCSN EPL: Burnley at Manchester City 10 a.m. CNBC EPL: Bromwich at Southampton 12:30 p.m. NBC Mexican: Santos Laguna at Queretaro 5:30 p.m. ESPND Mexican: Toluca at Tigres 7:55 p.m. ESPND Mexican: Necaxa at America 10 p.m. Univision
TAMPA — There was a time, not long ago, when Wayne Capaz would go for a stroll at night and Christina Rodriguez would shop whenever she wanted. Michael Fuller would go to his night job as a line cook, not too worried about his wife at home.
That was before the arrival of "the serial killer," as residents are now calling whoever snuffed out three lives in the last two weeks in southeast Seminole Heights....
TAMPA — Jameis Winston hadn't thrown in practice since he injured his right shoulder in Sunday's loss at Arizona, and with that uncertainty, a wide line of TV cameras and reporters' cellphones were all out Friday morning, recording the moment as Winston tested his shoulder with his first throws early in practice.
If there were any doubt about Winston's ability to throw, he looked toward the end zone then casually sailed a throw another 25 yards farther and into the media area, with coach Dirk Koetter laughing in the background....
TAMPA — LB Kwon Alexander, sidelined by a hamstring injury since the second quarter of the Bucs' season opener against Chicago, will finally make a healthy return Sunday against the Bills.
"It's a blessing to be back," Alexander said after Friday's practice, when he was cleared to return after three practices at full participation. "I'm ready to get out there and have fun. I've been off about five weeks, so I've got a lot of energy built up and I'm ready to get out there."...
Nov. 3: The Hillsborough Choice Expo, a free interactive event for families interested in elementary, middle or high school choice programs. 3-7 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Nov. 15: Magnet and school choice Exploration Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Leto High, 4409 W Sligh Ave, Tampa. Featuring elementary, middle and high school programs.
Dec. 5: Magnet and school choice Exploration Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Armwood High, 1200 US Highway 92, Tampa. Featuring elementary, middle and high school programs....
PINELLAS PARK — Two black teachers at Pinellas Park Middle have requested transfers out of the school, alleging the work environment there has become "hostile and racially charged."
In a letter addressed to Pinellas County school district officials, the presidents of the Upper Pinellas and St. Petersburg branches of the NAACP said the problems began when nine black teachers banded together over the summer to develop an after-school tutoring program primarily for black students, who scored the lowest on this year's state English language arts exam. ...
Clearwater resident turns 100
Gladys Falana of Clearwater will turn 100 on Monday. She celebrated last week. Falana was born and raised in Florida and had 11 kids and more than 100 grand and great-grandchildren. She birthed 11 kids and all are living but the oldest who died two years ago.
Sunstar Paramedics goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month
Sunstar Paramedics, the 911 ambulance transport for Pinellas County, has outfitted one of its ambulances in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sunstar has felt the effects of breast cancer firsthand when one of its employees succumbed to the disease, and another employee Bobby Stanley (pictured) lost his mother to breast cancer. Several other employees are breast cancer survivors....
Kohl's donates to Johns Hopkins All Children's for healthy lifestyle program for at-risk teens
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital received a $530,000 donation from Kohl's Department Stores to build and expand programs focused on the obesity epidemic among at-risk adolescents. The donation will support healthy lifestyle campaigns at two high-risk Pinellas County High Schools. Strategies will also include weight management classes and culinary classes in underserved communities, as well as education training for school-based medical providers. Funds will also support a food pantry for children who are identified as food insecure. ...
10/20/17 Real Estate
TAMPA — Downtown Tampa's Element apartment tower sold this week to a Massachusetts-based real estate investment company that plans to upgrade the skyscraper's amenities and operate it long-term as a rental community.
"A gorgeous beacon for downtown Tampa," Northland Investment Corp. chief investment officer Matthew Gottesdiener said of the 35-story Element at 808 N Franklin St., overlooking Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. "We were looking for an opportunity to acquire a best in class in downtown high rise."...
TAMPA — A claim of obesity won't shave time off a Tampa man's prison sentence.
U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday on Friday declined to reduce the 76-month term he imposed Oct. 12 on Stephen Donaldson Sr., 72, for peddling an illegal offshore tax shelter.
On Monday, Donaldson's attorney suggested his client, at 5-foot-9 and 273 pounds, was too fat for his prison sentence, given the likely effect of weight on his health and longevity. ...
10/20/17 Public Safety
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has announced plans for handling traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 24, for the funeral of county firefighter/paramedic Steven Terry.
Terry died Oct. 16 while on duty at Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 9 in Brooksville.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Northcliffe Baptist Church in Spring Hill. First responders from across the state and country are expected to attend....
It was supposed to be a routine green card renewal for a Thai woman who has called Central Florida home for years.
Instead, federal immigration authorities took her into custody for a decade-old blemish on her criminal record, putting her on a potential path to deportation. The mother of two has been waiting in a detention center since April for a hearing to make her case to stay, said her attorney, John Gihon....