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Hillsborough Prep Report

A prep sports blog by Scott Purks and Nick Williams

A roundup of local sports briefs from Hillsborough County schools and area athletes.

Girls Hoops: Emery picks Tulane

Published:   |   Updated: June 29, 2014 at 05:49 PM

Girls Hoops: Emery picks Tulane 
Freedom High senior shooting guard Taylor Emery, one of the top rising seniors in Florida, has verbally committed to Tulane University, Freedom coach Laurie Pacholke said Sunday.

Bay Area 5-on-5 Showdown this weekend at Tampa Catholic

Published:   |   Updated: June 27, 2014 at 04:07 PM

The 3rd Annual Bay Area Showdown, a $10,000 prize 5-on-5 basketball tournament, kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday at Tampa Catholic High (4702 N. Central Ave, Tampa). NBA players and Tampa Bay products expected to participate include Marrees...

Otero hired as new Plant High athletic director

Published:   |   Updated: June 27, 2014 at 03:18 PM

Leto High athletic director Lauren Otero has been hired at the same position at Plant High, replacing longtime AD Laura Figueredo who retired after the school year.

Swinton, Royster among transfers to Seffner Christian


The Seffner Christian Academy girls basketball team, which has reached the state final three times in the past four years, will be the favorite to win the Class 3A title this season with additions to the program in the offseason.

Wharton wrestling coach gets Lifetime Service Award

Published:   |   Updated: June 20, 2014 at 02:10 PM

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Musuem has selected Wharton wrestling coach David Mitchell for the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award.

Lennard’s Watts signs with Potomac State

Published:   |   Updated: June 18, 2014 at 04:07 PM

Lennard’s Watts signs with Potomac State Caelen Watts, the leading scorer on the Lennard High boys basketball team that reached the Class 6A state final four this past season, has signed with Potomac State.

Brown becomes BCS first football signee

Published:   |   Updated: June 17, 2014 at 05:19 PM

Brown becomes BCS first football signee Recent Bayshore Christian School graduate Connor Brown became the school's first athlete to sign a national letter of intent to play football.

Brandon’s Anderson signs with FAMU

Published:   |   Updated: June 5, 2014 at 05:40 PM

Brandon High pitcher Ryan Anderson has signed to play baseball with Florida A&M University. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound righty made 15 appearances for the Eagles this season posting a 6-5 record, with a 1.12 ERA and 52 strikeouts.

Offers flowing in for Plant QB Culpepper

Published:   |   Updated: June 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Of all the great quarterbacks who have come through Plant High since head coach Robert Weiner took over in 2004, none have received as many college offers as a sophomore as Rex Culpepper, the Panthers’ quarterback heir apparent for the next tw...