Pinellas: News and Notes

Published February 9, 2008

Dare out at Northside Christian

Bob Dare is no longer the football coach at Northside Christian.

The announcement came Friday in an e-mail sent to the families of Northside Christian students. Dare also is leaving his position as vice principal/dean of students. It was unclear whether the decision was Dare's or came from the school.

Dare coached the Mustangs for 20 seasons and had an overall record of 113-92. He had no comment when reached Friday night.


Smith gets 100th

Canterbury boys basketball coach Dave Smith got his 100th win in Tuesday's Class A, District 11 semifinals. The victory over Academy at the Lakes also helped the top-seeded Crusaders advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2001.


Wood signs with Harvard

Clearwater Central Catholic linebacker Danny Wood signed with Harvard, Marauders coach Mike Jalazo said.

Wood finished with 48 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries last season. Wood picked Harvard over Stanford and Princeton. He is the second CCC player to sign with an Ivy League school, joining Kyle Rettig (Brown).


College baseball comes to Clearwater

The Winning Inning will host the Clearwater Baseball Invitational Feb. 17-March 17.

The tournament will include 21 teams from Division I to the junior college level. Some of the top teams are Notre Dame, Iowa, Albany and Liberty.

The games will be played at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Tickets are $5 a day. For information go to www.winninginning.com