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  • Spring football: Sunlake 10, Hernando 0

    Spring football: Sunlake 10, Hernando 0 At Hernando Score: Sunlake 10, Hernando 0 Spring game-breakers: In a performance Xavier Johnson will be proud of, the Seahawk defense held Hernando to 116 total yards and never allowed the Leopards inside their 40-yard line. …Spencer Jarvis led the linebacking effort and recovered a fumble, as did Carlos Portillo, during ...
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    Sat. May 23, 2015 at 12:04 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Northeast

    At Northeast Scores Northeast 13, Boca Ciega 0 Tarpon Springs 21, Boca Ciega 14 Northeast 7, Tarpon Springs 3 Spring game-breakers: Even though his roles are still being established, athletic sophomore-to-be Jalynn Williams was a dominant force for Northeast. He torched Boca Ciega for 81 yards and a touchdown on ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:52 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Spring football: Clearwater 28, Clearwater Central Catholic 23

    At Clearwater Central Catholic Score Clearwater 28, Clearwater Central Catholic 23 Spring game-breakers: Clearwater running back Adarius Lemons said his idol is James Wilder Jr. On Friday night, Lemons mimicked the power and speed of the former Plant and Florida State standout, rushing for a game-high 210 yards on 17 ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Spring football: Weeki Wachee 26, Wesley Chapel 16

    At Wesley Chapel Score Weeki Wachee 26, Wesley Chapel 16 Spring game-breakers: After an offseason filled with adversity — including the loss of several key players to transfers — Wesley Chapel showed it won’t be a pushover in the fall. But despite two forced fumbles and an interception, the Wildcats ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Spring football: Nature Coast 34, Palm Harbor University 32

    At Nature Coast  Score Nature Coast 34, Palm Harbor University 32 Spring game-breakers: Nature Coast started slowly against Palm Harbor University on Friday night, but the second quarter brought about a different team all together. Quarterback Jamison Carnegie, a rising senior, showed off his dual-threat potential at the end of ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:27 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Spring football: Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28

    At Central Score Central 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 28 Spring game-breakers: With the Barons trailing in the second quarter 7-0, but starting with good field position at the Central 31, they took four plays to reach the end zone. Seve Saganowich connected on a 19-yard touchdown to tight end Shea ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 11:12 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Spring football: Tampa Catholic 26, River Ridge 14

    At River Ridge Score Tampa Catholic 26, River Ridge 14 Spring game-breakers: A homecoming victory is all coach Mike Gregory wanted when he returned to River Ridge on Friday night — and that’s exactly what the 2005 Royal Knight graduate got. The Crusaders got rushing touchdowns thanks to the combined ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Spring football: Lake Gibson 40, Zephyrhills 8

    At Zephyrhills Score Lake Gibson 40, Zephyrhills 8 Spring game-breakers: Talking about game-breakers, visiting Lake Gibson scored on six-of-eight first-half possessions, dominating the first half for a 40-0 lead. The second half went by fast thanks to a running clock. …Zephyrhills came out strong with a 52-yard drive to start ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 10:33 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Spring football: Pinellas Park 13, Largo 0

    At Pinellas Park Score Pinellas Park 13, Largo 0 Spring game-breakers: Thursday’s game was a defensive slug fest that saw both teams combine to register nine sacks, force four turnovers and stop each other five times on downs. In the fourth quarter, the Patriots finally broke through thanks to Largo’s ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:33 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Spring football: Hudson 27, Dixie Hollins 0

    At Hudson Score Hudson 27, Dixie Hollins 0 Spring game-breakers: Hudson’s Nate Munson was impressive in his first start at quarterback. Munson gained 85 yards on 14 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also threw two touchdown passes. …Cobra running back Spencer Shoun gained 92 yards on 14 carries. ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:26 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Gaither

    At Gaither Scores Steinbrenner 13, Sickles 0 Alonso 20, Gaither 7 Spring game-breakers: Sickles never could seem to get its offense off the ground, but Steinbrenner wasted no time finding the end zone, as quarterback Cason Byrd connected with Brett Bitter on the first play from scrimmage for a 53-yard ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:20 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Bloomingdale

    Spring football: Jamboree at Bloomingdale At Bloomingdale Scores: Newsome 14, Durant 0; Brandon 38, Bloomingdale 0 Spring game-breakers: Braxton Harris scored on a 34-yard touchdown run on Newsome’s first drive to put the Wolves up 7-0. Fellow rising senior Cole Schaller connected with 6-foot-4 receiver Drew Willis from 22 yards out for the other Newsome score. ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:10 a.m. | Rick Cantor

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Spoto

    At Spoto Scores East Bay 13, Lennard 6 Riverview 17, Spoto 6 Spring game-breakers: East Bay quarterback Ian Kuykendall could be ready for a breakout season. It didn’t take long before he emerged as the best player on the field Thursday, running over and around defenders for 43 yards and ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Spring football: Seminole 41, Dunedin 6

    Spring football: Seminole 41, Dunedin 6 At Dunedin Score: Seminole 41, Dunedin 6 Spring game-breakers: Seminole wide receiver/cornerback Lakendrick Staley had the biggest impact, but the entire Warhawk roster had too much talent for a depleted Falcons squad. Staley made all of the big plays in the big victory, corralling a nice Andrew Schaedler spot pass for ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 11:52 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Spring football: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic 7, Zephyrhills Christian 6

    At Zephyrhills Christian  Score Santa Fe Catholic 7, Zephyrhills Christian 6 Spring game-breakers: The Warriors struggled on offense Thursday, but they discovered some athletes who can play. The biggest player on the team, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Darrell Cook, is going to be one of if not the key player for ZCA ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 11:39 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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  • State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant

    State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant FORT MYERS — Pitching is what got Durant — a team that showed up at JetBlue Park on Wednesday giving up fewer than two runs per game — to its second state semifinal appearance in three years.  But with just one out to go in the top of the first ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award

    Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award Jefferson senior Nelson Maldonado was presented the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award on Wednesday morning in a ceremony during the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting. The award, now in its 10th year, is presented to a Hillsborough County baseball player who combines athletic, academic and community achievements. ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound

    State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound PLANT CITY — Painted on the outside of the Durant baseball team’s clubhouse is the year 2013, commemorating the Cougars’ first trip to the state final four. That year, the story was all about current minor-leaguer Tyler Danish and his unblemished ERA, which the Cougars rode all the way to ...
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    Tue. May 19, 2015 at 4:50 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Volleyball: Palm Harbor University coach Tara Kuk resigns after 12 seasons

    Volleyball: Palm Harbor University coach Tara Kuk resigns after 12 seasons Palm Harbor University coach Tara Kuk has resigned after 12 seasons at the school. Kuk led the Hurricanes to nine region tournament appearances, including the past seven straight seasons. This past season the Hurricanes were 24-5 and advanced to the region semifinals. "I put in so much time there," Kuk ...
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    Tue. May 19, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • State baseball: North Florida Christian ace stymies Bishop McLaughlin

    State baseball: North Florida Christian ace stymies Bishop McLaughlin FORT MYERS — Bishop McLaughlin’s first appearance at the Class 3A state tournament was a short one.  The Hurricanes managed only two hits against Tallahassee North Florida Christian starter Cole Sands in a 3-1 loss at JetBlue Park that took less than two hours. After scoring a first-inning run Monday ...
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    Mon. May 18, 2015 at 4:49 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Jesuit alum Lance McCullers Jr. set to make MLB debut

    Jesuit alum Lance McCullers Jr. set to make MLB debut Just eight days after former Plant High School stud Preston Tucker made his major-league debut with the Houston Astros, former Jesuit right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. was called up and will make his first MLB start Monday when the Astros take on the Oakland Athletics, the team announced Friday. McCullers, who ...
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    Fri. May 15, 2015 at 6:46 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Lead slips away late for Robinson

    State baseball: Lead slips away late for Robinson FORT MYERS — Two outs were all that Robinson needed to beat Archbishop McCarthy and advance to the Class 5A state championship game once centerfielder Darius Autry made a diving grab for the first out, ending the eye-popping play with a somersault to get back on his feet.  “After that ...
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    Fri. May 15, 2015 at 4:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Bishop McLaughlin vs. Tallahassee North Florida Christian

    State baseball: Bishop McLaughlin vs. Tallahassee North Florida Christian Bishop McLaughlin vs. Tallahassee North Florida Christian When/where: 10 a.m. Monday; JetBlue Park, Fort Myers Admission: $10 for parking; $9 for admission At stake: The winner plays the Fort Myers Canterbury/Miami Westminster Christian winner at 4 p.m. Tuesday for the state title. About North Florida Christian Record: 20-9 Coach: Mike ...
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    Fri. May 15, 2015 at 3:27 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • State baseball: Bayshore Christian falters vs. experienced Miami Brito

    State baseball: Bayshore Christian falters vs. experienced Miami Brito FORT MYERS — There was no doubt Bayshore Christian faced a challenge in taking on Miami Brito in Thursday’s Class 2A state championship game at JetBlue Park.  Coming into the matchup, Brito had won six state championships, including one in 2014. For the Faith Warriors, meanwhile, making it to the ...
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    Thu. May 14, 2015 at 7:14 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Robinson ready to shed underdog status

    State baseball: Robinson ready to shed underdog status TAMPA — People crowded the stands around the baseball field at Robinson High on Feb. 11 — the third official day of the 2015 season — awaiting the latest installment of the rivalry between the Knights and Plant, the school located less than 5 miles away down Dale Mabry. It was ...
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    Thu. May 14, 2015 at 5:05 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: 11th-inning rally sticks for Bayshore Christian

    State baseball: 11th-inning rally sticks for Bayshore Christian FORT MYERS — Entering Bayshore Christian’s Class 2A state semifinal against Seven Rivers Christian on Wednesday morning, right-hander and shortstop Evan Holland had gotten a hit nearly half the times he stepped up to the plate.  But for some reason, through the first nine innings at JetBlue Park, Holland just ...
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    Wed. May 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Bishop McLaughlin 10, Orangewood Christian 9

    Region baseball: Bishop McLaughlin 10, Orangewood Christian 9 SPRING HILL — It took until nearly midnight before Bishop McLaughlin could finally celebrate its Class 3A region final win over Orangewood Christian. But for a team that has never advanced to the state semifinals, the wait was worth it. The Hurricanes endured a two-hour, 13-minute weather delay, blew a ...
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    Wed. May 13, 2015 at 12:15 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region baseball: Fort Myers Bishop Verot 1, Tampa Catholic 0

    FORT MYERS — In the midst of a scoreless game, Tampa Catholic was as close to Jet Blue Park, the home of the state final four, as it has ever been. The 13 miles separating the park and Bishop Verot High will have to suffice for this year. After 5 ...
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    Tue. May 12, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Adam Regan

  • Region baseball: Fort Myers Canterbury 3, Indian Rocks Christian 2

    FORT MYERS — It could have been a double-play ball in centerfield. It could have been an extra-inning game. It wasn’t. For Canterbury, the baseball bounced the right way in the bottom of the seventh inning at Rutenberg Community Park as the Cougars snagged a walk-off win in a Class ...
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    Tue. May 12, 2015 at 11:14 p.m. | Cory Mull

  • Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3

    Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3 PLANT CITY — In order to strengthen the defense in Durant’s Class 7A region final against Kissimmee Osceola on Tuesday, coach Butch Valdes decided to leave Harrison Theocharakis, often the designated hitter, out of the lineup.  The junior admitted he was bummed when he got the news before the big ...
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    Tue. May 12, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons