Monday, May 6, 2013
The local high school joined 113 other Florida campuses on the magazine’s 2013 list of 2,000 schools.
Seminole Heights area parents and students have reason to be proud. One of the area’s high schools made it on Newsweeks’ Top 2,000 list of the best high schools in the country. Schools selected for the honor are “those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads,” the magazine’s website says. Honorees are judged on such factors as graduation rate, college acceptance rate and test scores. Chamberlain came in at 1,172. The top school in the state is the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High. The No. 1 school in the nation, according to Newsweek, is in Bowling Green, Ky. Other area schools on the list include Alonso, Plant and Sickles. What do you think makes Plant stand out? Tell us by commenting …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Chamberlain High School Chiefs were facing the Freedom High School Patriots when weather turned ugly on Tuesday night.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, The Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Tuesday night at Chamberlain High School. About 15 minutes into the game, a half hour lightning delay became an hour-long rain delay. By then, thunderous skies and heavy rain began to blanket the area, causing students, school officials and parents to run to their vehicles to keep dry. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. Two innings were played before the delay. By then, the score was 2-0, with the Patriots in the lead. Freedom's record is 19-3, and Chamberlain's is 21-7. This was the fourth time the teams have met this season. Chamberlain won two of the first three games. Heavy rain is …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The incident occurred on Monday at the school, 9401 N. Boulevard.
A woman was attacked near Chamberlain High School on Monday afternoon, according to Tampa police. Around 12:48 p.m., an unidentified man approached a woman from the side and grabbed her, telling her to stop walking, police said. The woman pushed him off of her and noticed he was holding a Taser, police said. The man told her to give him money or he would blast her with the Taser, police said. The woman ran away and reported with the incident, police said. A student resource officer and school security officer spotted the man, who ran from them, police said. Eventually, the man was detained and arrested. He was charged with attempted armed robbery, possession of a weapon on school grounds and resisting without violence.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Aug. 31 games for Hillsborough, Chamberlain, Middleton and other Hillsborough County schools are being moved to Saturday, Sept. 1 because of security issues and the Republican National Convention.
The Friday night lights will have to move to Saturday for a weekend in August thanks to the Republican National Convention. All high school football games in Hillsborough County scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 will be pushed back a day when the RNC comes to Tampa, the school district announced. That means the following games will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1: The RNC will be in town from Aug. 27-30, and the district announced in June it would not hold any sporting events that week. "Concerns were raised about security for Friday night football games, because local law enforcement officers likely still would be on RNC-related assignments, and would not be available to serve as off-duty security," district spokesperson Linda …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Since opening a full-fledged Outback Steakhouse on the campus of Chamberlain High in 2007, Erik Youngs has helped countless students find their way beyond high school.
Mapping out a future for a high school student can be a daunting task, but having the aid of good counselors and school programs is often the difference between a future in fast food and a future as a chef or an accountant. Erik Youngs knows this, and it's part of what has pushed to him to create a one-of-a-kind facility on the campus of Chamberlain High School for the Chiefs Culinary Operations Academy. By partnering with Outback Steakhouse, Youngs was able to create a real-life workplace for students to gain experience and decide if they want to go into a culinary background. "They come in here and they want to be the next Food Network star," Youngs said. "They don't realize those people are actors. We show them all the areas a chef can …
Friday, March 23, 2012
A 15-year-old Chamberlain student was found dead Thursday afternoon.
Chamberlain High School students started their morning with some tough news. Principal Thomas Morrill had to tell the student body that their classmate, 15-year-old Casey May, died Thursday afternoon. “It’s a tough day at Chamberlain today,” said Stephen P. Hegarty, spokesman for the Hillsborough County School District. “(The) principal made an announcement this morning letting students know there had been a tragedy.” Hegarty said counseling support was being provided to both students and faculty members as news of May’s death rocked the campus. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, May was discovered around 3 p.m. March 22 in the bathroom of her home on Waterside Court in Tampa. Her grandmother found her. Debbie Carter, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Dontae Aycock, who went on to suit up for Auburn and USF but never played, was charged with domestic battery and criminal mischief totaling less than $200 last week in Tampa.
A former Chamberlain High football standout was arrested last week on charges of domestic battery and criminal mischief totaling less than $200, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports. Dontae Aycock, who won the 2008 Guy Top Award as Hillsborough's top prep player, was released on his own recognizance after he was arrested Friday by Tampa Police, according to sheriff's office records. The 20-year-old Aycock racked up nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and scored 45 touchdowns his senior season at Chamberlain, TBO.com reports. Aycock then signed with Auburn and spent a redshirt season there before being dismissed from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules, according to al.com. Aycock transferred to the University…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
After a tough season in 2010, the Chiefs look to a new quarterback and a fresh mentality to exceed expectations this season.
Chamberlain High School's football team is tired of being overlooked. The Chiefs finished 2-8 last season but after a shift in districts and a shake up in the team, Chamberlain is eyeing a playoff appearance this season. Coach Joseph Severino doesn't want to play into the disrespect his team has received, he's simply looking to shock people starting Sept. 2. "It's a good district to be in because I think it's a tossup," Severino said. "The newspapers pick their favorites and don't seem to notice last year's scores. I truly believe it's up for grabs, but I don't want to pay too much attention to the fact that no one mentions us, I just want to be there at the end." The Chiefs were dealt a blow this summer after their spring preparations …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Next season, high school baseball will officially switch from the current aluminum alloy bats to the new bats, already in use by the NCAA.
In an effort to more closely emulate wooden bats and eliminate a banned process called “rolling," the Florida High School Athletic Association recently approved a measure to only allow bats approved by the BBCOR process. BBCOR stands for Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution. In layman’s terms, it’s the bounce-back or trampoline effect the bat’s surface has when the ball makes contact with it. Imagine dropping a tennis ball onto a tennis racket. It bounces much higher that it would if it were bounced off the ground. The different aluminum alloys that are used in making bats have this bounce-back or trampoline effect. The result is that hitters get better drive and lift on the ball than they would with a wooden bat. Aluminum bats perform …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hillsborough, Blake, Middleton and Chamberlain came together Friday night to play a couple quarters of football as the preparations for this fall's season get underway.
Sitting on the bench gasping for air and guzzling water after an unsuccessful drive, the Chamberlain High School offense listens to an assistant coach as he breaks down the play they failed to convert. More than anything, more than the statistics, more than scores, that was what Friday night's high school football Jamboree was about. It was an opportunity for the Chamberlain, Blake, Hillsborough, and Middleton high school teams to see how they looked on the field, access what was working and what was not, as they prepare for the kickoff of the 2011 season this fall. “We are looking for effort. We are looking for alignment. And we are looking for execution,” said Hillsborough head coach Earl Garcia, who lead the team to a 8-5 record in the …