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Virtual NFL Draft is a success

Holding a draft card, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces defensive end Chase Young as the Washington Redskins pick. The NFL held a virtual draft due to Coronavirus concerns.

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

A chance to play in the NFL is the pinnacle of American football. The NFL Draft gets talented young men one step closer to achieving their dream of playing that national stage.   Every year, the NFL Draft is held with the players, their families, and fans in the audience. As each player is drafted, they walk across the stage and...

XFL files for Bankruptcy

The XFL fills for bankruptcy amid pandemic. This is the second time league has not made it past its first season.

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

The 2020 XFL season was a second attempt at an early twenty first century failure.   The XFL was originally announced in 2000 when WWF Chairman Vince McMahon decided wrestling was not enough for him. He believed the NFL was too strict and dubbed it the “No Fun League.”   The new league was built up as an “extreme” football league that combined wresting an...

Bucs impress with new uniform sets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their 2020 latest uniform. The uniform appeared to be a throwback to classic Super Bowl colors.

Chris Pisciotti, Sports Manager

April 28, 2020

Recently the Bucs unveiled their new uniform sets online hoping to invigorate fans before the upcoming 2020 NFL season. In my opinion, the new uniform set is definitely a welcome change, calling back to the old glory days in Tampa Bay back in the 2000s when the Bucs won a Super Bowl with legendary head c...

Play Ball! But stay in the stands!

Possible 2020 World Series location Tropicana Field during game four of the ALDS, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Tropicana Field opened in 1990 and became the home stadium of the Tampa Bay Rays in 1998.

Ari Dolgin, Staffer

April 23, 2020

The MLB season was two weeks away from its premiere until every sports league was either suspended or cancelled due to COVID-19. Since then, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the MLBPA have been trying to figure out what they should do to provide fans with as many games as possible for the 2020 season....

Free agency brings hope to Buccaneers

Free agency brings hope to Buccaneers as Tom Brady signs with them.

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had only five winning seasons since they won the Superbowl in 2002. Out of those five winning seasons, they have only made it to the playoffs twice, and never past the wildcard round.   For the past five seasons, the Buccaneers have been quarterbacked by Jameis Winston, ...

All cheers

Signs in hands, the varsity team spells out Plant. Sophomore Zoe Hamlin explained that the team’s motivation is to hit their routine, where they make no mistakes throughout the performance.

Mariah Alvarez, Staffer

March 5, 2020

The varsity cheerleading team ended their season by placing in the top 25 at nationals in Gainesville and fifth at states.   This is the first time cheer has made it to nationals.   “This season has been the best for Plant cheer in a long time,” sophomore Zoe Hamlin said. “We have ...

Girls basketball makes it to states

With a knee brace on, senior Honor Culpepper dribbles the ball down the court. The varsity girls basketball team ended the season ranked tenth in the state.

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

March 4, 2020

The girls varsity basketball team, made up of 13 girls in all four grades made it to their post season with a regular season score of 24-1.   “This season has been incredible,” senior Kerrigan White said. “From conditioning to preseason to regular season, we’ve pushed ourselves physically and...

Doing it for kicks: boys soccer

Looking down, junior Davis O’Malley attempts to steal the ball from his opponent. O’Malley has been on the team for three years.

Julia Wolfe, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2020

The boys soccer team ended their regular season, which started in late October, with an early playoff loss against Steinbrenner.  “We had a good regular season but playoffs were very disappointing” senior Ciaran O’Rourke said. “I feel we should’ve gone a lot farther. I thought we ...

Doing it for kicks: girls soccer

Dribbling the ball down the field, junior Victoria Cura tries to escape her opponent. This is Cura’s third year playing forward on the soccer team.

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Girls soccer makes it to post season  The girls soccer team went through post season with an undefeated preseason and regular season.  “This has been such a fun season,” sophomore Kallie Mckinney said. “It's such a great group of girls and we all get along really great. This translates onto the field and so over the course of th...

More than a game

Surrounded by players, Weiner holds up the 2009 State Championship Trophy. Varsity football defeated Manatee High School 21-14.

Kate Caranante, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Former head coach Robert Weiner believes that football is about more than just winning.  “That’s the way to look at it,” Weiner said. “It's not about football, it's not about winning, it's about people.”  Just after graduating from Boston College, Weiner moved to Los Angeles, California where ...

Athlete of the week: Cole Ryan

Sprinting, senior Cole Ryan runs to get to the ball first. Ryan is team captain this year and has been playing Plant soccer since his freshman year.

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

February 24, 2020

Q: Why and how did you get started playing your sport?  A: I started playing when I was four because my parents put me in it and I enjoyed it so I kept playing.  Q: What’s your favorite thing about soccer?  A: Being able to exercise and stay in shape while being with my friends. Also, being able...

Tryout Q and As

Lacrosse, tennis and flag football host tryouts at the beginning of spring.

Lauren Azevedo and Alexis Perno

February 22, 2020

Lacrosse Lacrosse tryouts were Monday, Jan 27 through Thursday, Jan 29 at Dad’s Stadium.    Q: How have you been preparing to try out?  A: I’ve been conditioning and going to Anderson Fields which is a lacrosse field and playing and running with my friends.   Q: What made yo...

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