By SCOTT PURKS
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 22, 2001
Class 6A, district 7 at Bloomingdale
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- Sickles vs. Durant, 4; Bloomingdale vs. Gaither, 7; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Sickles reached the state final last year, but if ever a district title was up for grabs, this is it.
Class 5A, district 8 at Plant City
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- Lakeland vs. Haines City, 7; Wednesday -- Lakeland Jenkins vs. Lake Region, 5; Plant City vs. Lakeland-Haines City winner, 7; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Plant City has risen up and become the top contender.
Class 5A, district 11 at Plant
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- Wharton vs. Hillsborough, 7; Wednesday -- Plant vs. King, 5; Chamberlain vs. Wharton-Hillsborough winner, 7:30; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Chamberlain has been the county's best team, but then again, anything can happen in the playoffs. Remember, Plant reached the Class 5A state final last season.
Class 5A, district 12 at Punta Gorda Charlotte
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- Sarasota vs. Punta Gorda Charlotte, 5; Riverview vs. Port Charlotte, 7; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Riverview is the defending state champs. And though the Sharks are in a tough district, they should make another run at a state championship.
Class 4A, district 10 at Brandon
SCHEDULE: Monday -- Blake vs. Armwood, 7; Tuesday -- Brandon vs. Leto, 5; Tampa Bay Tech vs. Blake-Armwood winner, 7; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Tampa Bay Tech, led by the pitching of Chrystal Ihm, is the odds-on favorite to repeat as district champions.
Class 4A, district 12 at Bradenton Bayshore
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- East Bay vs. Bradenton Bayshore, 5; Sarasota Booker vs. Bradenton Southeast, 7:30; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Mandy Schuerman and the Indians should find a way to win.
Class 2A, district 9 at McKeel Academy
SCHEDULE: Monday -- Fort Meade vs. Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic, 5; Berkeley Prep vs. Tampa Prep, 7. Tuesday -- Lakeland Christian vs. Fort Meade-Santa Fe Catholic winner, 5; McKeel vs. Berkeley Prep-Tampa Prep winner, 7:30; Thursday -- Championship, 7.
THE SKINNY: Berkeley Prep comes in as the No. 3 seed but could leave with the district title trophy.
Class A, district 9 at Bayshore Christian
SCHEDULE: Tuesday -- Bayshore Christian vs. Temple Heights, 5; Thursday -- Seminole Presbyterian vs. Tampa Baptist, 5; Friday -- Championship, 5.
THE SKINNY: There is no way, no how, that Bayshore Christian doesn't win this district. -- Compiled by Scott Purks.
Note: The Class 3A, District 9 schedule was unavailable at press time.
Back to Sports
© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-893-8111
From the Times sports desk
At left tackle: Walker is the 1
Trades abound in the first round
Stately showing -- again
Bucs may face Vick in South
Third-round pick doesn't look the part of cornerback
Ex-Rams linebacker Jonesfinds new home: Pittsburgh
NFC Central picks
Packers hope Reynolds will pressure passers
NFC Central picks
The best, the worst, the Jets
Relaxed Rays win first for McRae
Segui irked at umps after Maier-like play
Cash crunch keeps LaMar's hands tied
Another victim of the daily grindWHO-RAY?
Baseball this week on TV
First-place Phils get to Maddux
OF's return adds to Twins' good news
Rays elicit questions, support
Reserve hot in spring game
Last-minute TDs propel Storm
Mutiny rallies on N.Y./N.J.
Optimism not high for Magic
Another Miller 3 saves Pacers
Dallas erases a 2-0 deficit in OT victory
Sabres send Flyers home
Labonte wins on late pass in IROC
Information, unity important for safety
McLaughlin rises above fray to break BGN skid
Force wins No. 7 at Gatornationals
Solid hunch delivers winner
St. Anthony's Triathlon
At 43, Smith still has the fire
Zephyrhills' Pickett celebrates first-round selection by Rams
State tennis capsules
Florida-Georgia game to move to Knoxville
Bear thinks his way to championship
From the wire
From the state sports wire Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
Brown anxious to face old team for first time
Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts