A prep sports blog by Scott Purks and Nick Williams
A roundup of local sports briefs from Hillsborough County schools and area athletes.
Basketball: Lennard’s Hector signs with Saint Leo
Alonso High junior Ryan Mejia said Friday he has verbally committed to play baseball at Florida State University.
East Bay High senior defensive lineman Marques Ford has verbally committed to Tennessee.
TAMPA —Tampa Bay Tech grad Isaiah Arroyo has committed to play baseball at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.
TAMPA — Plant graduate Matt Vaka has signed to play baseball at the University of North Florida, Panthers coach Dennis Braun said Thursday.
Recent Middleton High grad Anthony Rhynes has signed with Arizona Western College, former Middleton football coach Alonzo Ashwood said.
Brian Surcy said he was “living a dream” Friday morning when he learned he had been named the head football coach at Bloomingdale High School.
Sunlake High’s Dick Rohrberg has been named the baseball coach at Newsome High, Wolves athletic director Paul Lindstrom announced Monday.
Jesuit High has hired former University of Tampa catcher and first baseman Miguel Menendez as its new varsity baseball coach, the school announced Thursday.
Jesuit High won the SEBA summer basketball league championship Wednesday, defeating rival Tampa Catholic in the finals, 58-44.