Friday, March 8, 2013
The high school senior is among two in Hillsborough to ace the college entrance exam.
Kevin Mutchnick of Robinson High scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance exam, according to TBO.com. It is the highest score a student can attain on the grueling pre-college test. The junior is one of only two Hillsborough County students to achieve that feat. The other is Suvetha Ravichandran, a senior at Hillsborough High. The high scorers in Hillsborough County for college entrance exams were announced Friday, according to TBO.com. TBO.com is reporting that four Hillsborough County students received perfect scores on the SAT exams. They are: Judy Pressley, the college and career counselor at Steinbrenner High, told TBO.com: "It is quite an accomplishment. It just doesn't happen much — anywhere," referring to the pair of students…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Luis Peguero won the state title at the finals Feb. 16 at The Lakeland Center.
For the first time since 1974, Robinson High School has a state wrestling champ. During the state wrestling championships Feb. 16 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, junior Luis Peguero captured the 1A 170-pound state title with a hard-fought 3-1 overtime victory over Tampa Prep's Nick Mosco. Tommy Montero, the Robinson Knights' wrestling coach since 2001, was visibly moved when the match was called. Not only is Peguero his first state champion but he's known the student athlete since he was in diapers. It was a hard-won victory for Peguero who was just shy of earning the title last year as a sophomore. He placed second at state in 2012. But Montero and fellow coach Sean Patrick said they knew Peguero was on his way to a state title this …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The proceeds benefit the faculty grant program.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This just in from Hillsborough school officials: Robinson High School Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual golf tournament at the Crescent Oaks Golf Course in Tarpon Springs. Cost is $80 per person. All proceeds benefit the faculty grant program. Registration is at 11 a.m. and shot gun start is 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. To register, visit http://robinsonhs.mysdhc.org or Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd in Tarpon Springs.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
School officials say DePue leaves behind a legacy.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The purpose is to raise awareness for the American Heart Association.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This just in from officials at Robinson High: On Thursday, October 18, at Robinson High School, hundreds will gather to see the match-up between Robinson High School and Spoto High School. But this year will be a little different. Rather than Black and Silver on one side of the field facing the other, this year there will be red. A "Red Out" will take place to bring awareness to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans. During the game, we will honor and remember loved ones while helping to fight heart disease and stroke. Teams, students, and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear an American Heart Association “Rock the Beat” shirt to school and to the game in honor of loved ones. T-shirts are being sold at school …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Nine Tampa area students were chosen for Bank of America's Student Leaders program.
Of 225 students around the country to be chosen for Bank of America's Student Leaders program, nine were from Hillsborough County. Students were given a paid eight week internship with a local non-profit organization and were treated to a trip to Washington D.C. for the National Student Leadership Summit earlier this month. Robinson high school's Jenny Chen was one of the nine Hillsborough County students selected and was amazed at the opportunity to participate in the program. "When I saw a flyer for this program I almost didn't think it was real," Chen said. "The program exceeded my expectations in every way. The Capitol Hill sessions were informative and insightful. It would be really hard to choose a favorite moment because the whole …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Robinson Knights return a stable of veteran offensive linemen for the 2012 football season.
The 2012 Robinson High football team returns an unprecedented veteran group of offensive linemen who head coach Mike Depue calls the strength of his team. "This is the deepest, most experienced group of linemen we've had here at Robinson," DePue said. All five starters from 2011 return, along with two reserves who play regularly. Six are seniors, one is a junior. "I put them with any offensive line in this town," said DePue. "They are experienced, knowledgeable and nasty. They will help the running backs have an extemely good year, and they will make the quarterbacks feel well-protected." Miscues on the offensive line can make the best desgined play look bad. It's one area DePue doesn't expect to have to worry about very much this fall. "…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Rising senior Carlos Duclos and rising sophomore Michael will be key elements to the Knights' success in the 2012 football season.
Robinson High's 2012 football team will feature two brothers experiencing what might be their last chance to play together. Carlos Duclos is the older brother but hasn't been the bigger brother in a few years. He and younger brother Michael both played on the defensive line together in Pop Warner for the South Tampa Titans as kids, and Michael admits to being on the chubby side at that age. The added weight, however, was all that kept them together that year; a year later, Carlos moved up in age group. Neither brother really recalled that Pop Warner season as teammates with much nostalgia. "I think we went one round in the playoffs," Michael said. They probably had no idea that youth league season might become one of their last together. …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The law enforcement officials who usually provide security at high school sports in Hillsborough County will be needed to work at the Republican National Convention the week of Aug. 27.
The Republican National Convention could disrupt the high school football schedule in Hillsborough County this August, TBO.com reports. Several high school games, including Robinson at Jefferson on Aug. 31, may have to be postponed or rescheduled because of concerns over traffic and security. Officials told TBO that so many Tampa Police officers Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are needed to work at and around the convention in downtown Tampa the week of Aug. 27, there may not be enough to provide security at athletic events. Other football games in jeopardy include Brandon at Armwood and Blake at Leto, also scheduled for Aug. 31. High school swimming, volleyball, cross country and golf could also be affected. "We are working with …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Robinson High student-athlete Katherine King, the subject of a TBO.com feature story, has never gotten less than an A on a report card and has lettered in cross country, soccer, flag football and track.
Robinson High student-athlete Katherine King is the subject of a feature story published Monday on TBO.com. "In 12 years of school, King never made less than an A on a report card, and she registered a perfect score, 2400, on the SAT," the story notes. But despite a demanding academic workload as part of the International Baccalaureate program, King also lettered in cross country, soccer, flag football and track for three straight years at Robinson. "People asked me all the time, 'How do you find time to study and practice and play all those sports?' " King told TBO. "My answer is, 'How do you not find the time for sports?' " While sports are a passion for King, it's her exceptional performance in the classroom that helped propel her to …