The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Friday that P.J. Forbes will manage the Bradenton Marauders, the organization’s high Single-A affiliate that will compete in the Florida State League beginning in April.
This is the second year in the organization for Forbes, who managed the Pirates’ Single-A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, to the Carolina League title last year.
Prep boys soccer
SAINT STEPHEN’S 10, ADMIRAL FARRAGUT 4 — The Falcons (6-3-2) rolled into the holiday break, getting four goals and three assists from Matthew Unzicker.
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Conner McCullen tallied three goals and three assists, Chris Scott had twoo goals and two assists, and seventh-grader Toby Howell scored a goal in his varsity debut.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 3, SOUTHEAST 0 — Sam Severson scored two goals to lead the visiting Mustangs (9-0-3).
Billy Loumbarti also scored for Ranch, Alex Martin and Aaron McKaney each had an assist.
Prep boys basketball
BAYSHORE 50, DIXIE HOLLINS 30 — The Bruins (1-7, 1-1 Class 4A-District 10) earned their first victory since the 2007-08 season thanks to 26 points from Javaris Jackson.
BCS 88, BAYSHORE CHRISTIAN 60 — Brian Cobb had 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the visiting Panthers (9-0, 5-0 Class 1A-District 8).
The other four BCS starters — Jonathan Negrin, Jordan Negrin, Mike Frey and Daniel Magley — each scored 16 points.
SAINT STEPHEN’S 41, FORT MYERS CANTERBURY 36 — Casey Cothron scored 19 points to lead the visiting Falcons, who moved to 4-3.
Saint Stephen’s led 37-36 late in the game before Cothron’s two free throws and a bucket by Josh Cothron allowed the Falcons to pull away.
EDISON ACADEMIC 78, WEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 38 — P.J. Engram had 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Eagles (8-4).
Zech Kendall and Chris Gorski also had 16 points.
Prep girls basketball
SOUTHEAST 42, DESOTO 31 — Bianca Hanna scored 23 points, and the host Seminoles (12-1) won their 11th straight game.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 61, OSCEOLA 51 — Tiffany Waters scored 19 points for the Mustangs (6-3, 2-0 in Class 4A-District 10), followed by Gabriella Diaz-Granados (13), Loni Shamble (11) and Breanna Lindsay (11).
BAYSHORE 55, DIXIE HOLLINS 14 — The Bruins (6-5, 2-0 4A-10) shut out their opponents 19-0 in the second half.
Elissa Alvarez scored 21 points, and Yasmeen Pinkney-Howard had 18.
FORT MYERS CANTERBURY 46, SAINT STEPHEN’S 13 — Jenny Boothby scored 11 points, and Maggie Holbert had six steals for the visiting Falcons (0-8).
SOUTHSIDE DUALS — Lakewood Ranch was 3-0 at Gulfport Boca Ciega, including a 54-25 win over Southeast.
Four Mustangs — Michael Clark (145 pounds), Donell Reed (152), William Clark (160) and Dontray Belvin (215) — were 3-0 on the first day of the two-day event.
— Herald staff