Pinellas: News and notes

By BOB PUTNAM, Times Staff Writer
Published January 26, 2008

Rodrigues makes Brazilian team

St. Petersburg High midfielder Adriana Rodrigues has earned a roster spot on the Brazilian national U-17 soccer team.

A sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program, Rodrigues played in Brazil's 3-0 win over Peru Wednesday night in the South American Nations tournament in Chile. The tournament is a warmup for the U-17 World Cup in New Zealand later this year.

Rodrigues is expected to return to St. Petersburg in early February.

Though born in the United States, under FIFA rules Rodrigues qualifies for the Brazilian national team because her mother is Brazilian.

Rodrigues plays center-midfield for St. Petersburg and has started every game for the Green Devils since coming to the school as a freshman.

Marry gets offers

Largo linebacker Mike Marry, the Times' county defensive player of the year, received offers from Stanford and Central Florida this week, Packers coach Rick Rodriguez said.

Marry, a junior, had 122 tackles and four sacks last season. He is considered one of the top linebackers in the country.

Red and Gray Game

What: Clearwater baseball's intersquad preseason scrimmageWhen: Today, 2 p.m.

Where: Brighthouse Networks Field, Clearwater

Admission: Free

Robison hits milestone

Dixie Hollins' Tori Robison scored her 1,000th career point earlier this week. She becomes the first Rebels girls basketball player to reach that milestone.


Girls region soccer semifinals

All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday

Class 6A: Countryside at Mitchell; 5A: East Lake at Palm Harbor U.; Lakewood Ranch at Seminole; 3A: Berkeley at Clearwater Central Cath.; 2A: Shorecrest at Tampa Prep

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