About JOSH GRANT
BiographyJosh Grant is a freelance sports writer. He also hosts "Overtime with Josh" on 1280 WTMY the Sports Fanatic in Sarasota on the TSM Radio Network.
Prep volleyball: Cinderella Gulf Coast continues improbable run to state championships
Published 11/09/2013 at 7:34 p.m.
As the runner-up in District 7A-11, the Gulf Coast Sharks were not supposed to beat three-time state champion Martin County in the opening round of regional playoff action. And they did. Gulf Coast wasn’t supposed to beat rival Fort Myers ...
Prep football: First Baptist dominates St. Stephen's in second half
Published 09/09/2011 at 10:32 p.m.
The week’s wait was well worth it for First Baptist head coach Billy Sparacio, as the Lions dominated on the slightly wet track at Palma Sola Park in Bradenton against Saint Stephens, en route to a 55-21 thrashing of the ...
Prep golf: Barron's Boljanovich advances to state; Cougars come up just short in 2A-5 regional
Updated 10/25/2010 at 8:30 p.m.
As the sunlight was fading, and just minutes after competing against the field as teammates in the Class 2A-5 regional championship at Misty Creek Country Club, Barron Collier’s Phil Boljanovich and Nik Susnjara faced off in a playoff to determine ...
PHOTOS: Prep volleyball: Seacrest wins first district title with sweep of SWFL Christian
Updated 11/03/2009 at 11:34 a.m.
There was no coin flip needed Thursday night in the Class 1A-District 10 title match between Seacrest Country Day and Southwest Florida Christian, as the Stingrays brought home the school’s first district championship by defeating the top-seeded Kings 25-22, 25-21, ...
PHOTOS/STATS: Prep football Week 8: Hardee runs over Estero
Updated 10/24/2009 at 12:04 a.m.
With a possible 2A-6 playoff berth on the line for Hardee, the Estero Wildcats looked to play spoiler, but the high-powered Hardee offense was just too much for the injury-decimated Estero defense, as Hardee routed Estero, 63-0, Friday night.
STATS: Prep football Week 5: Bradenton Christian shuts out First Baptist Academy
Updated 10/03/2009 at 12:31 a.m.
Coming off not just their first victory in school history, but their highest offensive output of their first three games combined, the First Baptist Lions faced a tough contest against the 4-0 Bradenton Christian Panthers.
STATS: Prep football Week 2: First Baptist can't overcome rain, lightning, Falcons
Published 09/11/2009 at 10:49 p.m.
Despite the pouring rain, a 90-minute lightning delay and no lights, the First Baptist Academy Lions and the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Falcons battled it out, and while the Lions couldn’t seem to catch a break, the Falcons caught them all, ...
Prep football: DeSoto's Shaw grinds up Palmetto Ridge
Published 08/28/2009 at 10:06 p.m.
After finishing with a 1-9 record in 2008 and with a new regime at the helm in first-year coach Dan Newbrough, Palmetto Ridge faced a tough task against Division I recruit running back Marcus Shaw and his Arcadia-DeSoto teammates in ...
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