Palmetto Bay, with its six softball fields, served as the host venue for 44 softball teams, 26 from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and 18 from outside the area, for the annual Slamfest Softball Tournament.
Dillard is heading to another state-championship game after an overtime win against the Tampa Hillsborough Terriers in the Class 7A semifinals. The Panthers are one win away from an eighth state title.
Stranahan won its first boys’ basketball state championship by outlasting the St. Petersburg Lakewood Spartans in the Class 6A championship. It’s the Mighty Dragons’ first state title in any sport since 1975.
University boys’ basketball blew out the Jacksonville Andrew Jackson Tigers in the state championship to repeat as the Class 5A champions. The Sharks took care of business even with Vernon Carey Jr. injured.
Westminster Academy completed a state-championship three-peat with a thrilling win against Seffner Christian in the Class 4A championship. Senior guards Sam Griffin and Chase Johnston led the Lions’ offense.
The Stranhan Mighty Dragons are into a boys’ basketball state championship game for the first time in their history after blowing out the Brooksville Nature Coast Tech Sharks in the Class 6A semifinals.
The Westminster Academy Lions advanced to their fourth straight boys’ basketball state championship by holding off the Jacksonville University Christian Christians for a 64-57 win in the Class 4A semifinals.