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Palmetto & Pine

The Green Devil athletes are thrilled to share a field with the Rays.

A Green Devils & Rays Crossover

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Our St. Petersburg High School baseball team practices and plays all its home games on the Huggins-Stengel field at Crescent Lake Park, given that our school campus lacks one of its own. Where there were...

Like many sports teams at St. Petersburg High School, the track team is a family, with coaches, athletes, parents, and others contributing to their victories.

The Support of a Team

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Every child has that one thing that lives in their imagination and drives their performance both in and out of school. Whether it's the arts, a particular subject that entertains them, or a hobby they...

With two separate heats and trigonometric eye tricks, it is hard to tell which boats are winning and which are falling behind.

A Day in the Life of a Sailor

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

6:30 am. That is the time Dorothy Mendelblatt wakes up for her Sailing Regattas. She usually drinks a coffee and eats an omelet with toast. Her base layer for clothing is leggings and a tech shirt; she...

The girls team continues to win with their Coach, Tim McGoff, by their side.

Girls & Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams Reformed

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer March 6, 2023

Beginning their season on Wednesday, February 15th, the St. Petersburg High School Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team faced off against Northside Christian, followed by the boys' team. Last year, both lacrosse...

The outstanding sailing team at St. Petersburg High School (2022)

History of SPHS Sailors

Dorothy Mendelblatt, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

The St. Pete High sailing team started as a student-run organization with the goal of competing at the national championship in Annapolis. They recruited and trained sailors who were able to compete at...

“Don’t focus on the bad shots, just worry about your next shot and how you can do better.”

Senior Reflection: Janie Cunneen’s golf career

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

After four years of being a part of the St. Petersburg High School girl's varsity golf team, Janie Cunneen is now a retired green devil. Janie has led the team to the FHSAA state championship two years...

2021: Avery Lazzara (left) and Anna Cubito (right) at their cross country meet.

Beloved by Many, Appreciated By All

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Student. Athlete. Inspiration. Avery Lazzara is a star athlete on the cross country and tennis teams at SPHS. She is a member of the student government and is an IB student graduating this year. According...

This season looks promising for the varsity soccer players here at SPHS and their many fans!

SPHS Soccer Season Begins!

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Everyone’s favorite fall sport has come back into play this 2022-2023 SPHS school year. The boys’ varsity team kicked off this season on November 7th with an insane shutout victory of 8-0 against Lakewood...

#11 Leilani Diggs, #12 Kendall Webber, #9 Brooke Jordan, #8 Sydney Davis

2022 JV and Varsity Volleyball Season Wrap-Up

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer October 20, 2022

The Green Devils' varsity and JV volleyball teams have done outstanding throughout this season. While the JV season ended a week early on October 6th due to issues with Hurricane Ian, the varsity team...

Stella at cheer.

SPHS Double-Athletes: Stella Monforte

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022

Participating in school sports can be very challenging, whether it concerns time constraints, physical demands, or other difficulties. Balancing sports practice, homework, and a social life can cause stress...

Green Devils Lacrosse Team

The Demands of Student Athletes

Elyce Mairn, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

Athletes spend their childhood and teen years training to win the approval of their coach. By the time colleges are ready to recruit students, a great majority of them have reached their limit. Balancing...

Cross Country Race

Start of XC Season

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

As the school year starts, our St. Petersburg High School athletes run again. Last year, the Green Devils' cross-country team was quite successful, with our girls' team reaching states and the boys to...

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