| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:40 PM
At the tail end of the boys basketball regular season, nobody was picking West Orange and Hagerty to be the last two teams standing in the rugged Class 8A, Region 1 playoffs.
But here they are. The Warriors (23-7), who endured a late 3-3 stretch with...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 12:50 PM
I'm one who says the Florida High School Athletic Association watered down the playoffs with its expansion to eight classifications.
But I have no complaints about Thursday's Class 8A, Region 1 quarterfinals. Seven of the eight teams have 20 wins or...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Can you be too good for your own good?
Orlando girls basketball powerhouses Dr. Phillips (24-3) and Edgewater (23-4) have been so dominant, you have to wonder whether they can get fired up for region playoff games.
DP, ranked No. 1 in Class 8A, is 23-...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Much of the debate about legislative proposals that could impact Florida high school athletics boil down to one key point still to be clarified:
If passed, will private schools have a choice?
Senate Bill 1704 and House Bill 1403 say they would designate...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Dr. Phillips boys basketball coach Anthony Long is fast approaching the 400-win milestone at age 43.
He is three victories away with a stellar 397-134 record and has averaged better than 23 wins per season in 11 years at Dr. Phillips (15-5). Long is...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The scheduling gods are smiling on undefeated Kissimmee Osceola and its fervent football fans.
Osceola (13-0), hitting the jackpot in the Florida High School Athletic Association's bracket rotation, has hosted all four rounds of the playoffs. That...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Joel Berry's comfort zone has a hardwood floor.
But Lake Highland Prep's rising junior basketball standout stepped away from his sweet spot last month, passing on a major travel-team tournament in California to take part in a week of boot camp operated...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:04 PM
For the first time since a controversial new state law gave them permission, two teams from the breakaway Sunshine Independent Athletic Association tiptoed into Florida High School Athletic Association territory to play football last week.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Former Sentinel staffer Pete Thomson, who still masterfully scoops up nuggets of Florida high-school football knowledge, points out that 11 of the 13 touchdowns scored in Purdue's 51-41 victory against Marshall on Saturday were tallied by Floridians....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that Colonial will repeat as the Class 4A boys state cross country champion on Nov. 17 in Tallahassee.
Not that a repeat won't be sweet for a school that never had won a Florida High School Athletic Association...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:12 AM
At a time when concussion fears are one of football's hottest topics, a scary scene in preseason play at Orangewood Christian last week could have been the poster picture.
Orangewood's sophomore standout, Jimmy Martin, lost his helmet while returning a...