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  • Gibbs' Barry Brown commits to Kansas State

    Gibbs guard Barry Brown announced on Twitter that he has committed to Kansas State. Brown's decision comes a week after he narrowed his college choices to four schools and set up official visits for next month. He was  supposed to visit Kansas State on Sept. 17. "I already knew in ...
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    Wed. Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Former Gulf standout Jalena Hawkins signs with Trinity Baptist

    Gulf's Jalena Hawkins has signed a letter of intent to play at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, according to new Gulf head coach Bruno Buonsanto. Hawkins was a four-year starter for the Buccaneers and helped them win four straight district championships. As a senior she averaged 13.4 points and six ...
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    Wed. Aug. 20, 2014 at 2:54 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Canterbury's Kama Woodall commits to NC State

    Canterbury's Kama Woodall, the Times' Pinellas County pitcher of the year, committed to North Carolina State on Friday night. "I just fell in love the school," Woodall said. Woodall said she also had interest from Arizona State, Boston College and Stanford. NC State was the only one that had offered and ...
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    Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 at 1:57 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Seminole OF Jacob Silverstein commits to Bethune-Cookman

    Seminole outfielder Jacob Silverstein has committed to Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, according to Seminole coach Jeff Pincus. Silverstein was a three-year starter for the Warhawks. As a junior, Silverstein hit .324 with 11 RBIs and 21 stolen bases. As a sophomore, Silverstein hit .366 and helped the Warhawks reach ...
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    Tue. Aug. 12, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • St. Petersburg golfer Blake Dyer commits to Florida

    St. Petersburg's Blake Dyer has committed to play golf at the University of Florida. Dyer, the Times' Pinellas golfer of the year as a junior, becomes a second generation Gators golfer. His father, Kevin, also played at Florida. Dyer won the 3A-12 district tournament after shooting a 5-under, 66 at ...
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    Fri. Aug. 08, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage picks South Carolina

    Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage picks South Carolina Four years ago, Nature Coast offensive lineman Christian Pellage weighed 225 pounds. He was raw. His technique was not sound. “I didn’t really know what I was doing,” he said. Since then, Pellage has grown in size (6-foot-7, 290 pounds) and stature. On Friday, he was the big man on ...
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    Fri. Aug. 08, 2014 at 2:17 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Wharton WR Auden Tate picks Florida State

    Wharton WR Auden Tate picks Florida State As 2015 wide receiver Auden Tate sat flanked by his parents in the principal’s conference room at Wharton High School for his commitment ceremony Tuesday, his mother Nicki admitted to the crowd of people that spilled out into the hallway that she didn’t think the day would ever come.  It ...
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    Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Former Boca Ciega P/INF Tanner Watkins commits to HCC

    Boca Ciega pitcher/first baseman Tanner Watkins has committed to Hillsborough Community College, according to Pirates coach Ralph Rogers. Watkins pitched 69.2 innings as Boca Ciega's ace and had a 1.31 ERA and 90 strikeouts. He also hit .394 with 14 RBIs and nine doubles. Watkins will likely play both pitcher ...
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    Mon. Aug. 04, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage ready to select college

    Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage ready to select college Nature Coast offensive tackle Christian Pellage will announce his college commitment Friday at 2 p.m. at the school’s gym. The three-star 2015 prospect said he doesn’t have a list of finalists, but he holds more than two-dozen offers, including Florida State, Florida, Alabama and Ohio State. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Pellage ...
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    Mon. Aug. 04, 2014 at 1:22 p.m. | Matt Baker

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  • Admiral Farragut safety Jestin Green commits to Florida International

    Admiral Farragut senior safety/wide receiver Jestin Green committed to Florida International University in Boca Raton after visiting the school on Thursday, according to coach Ryan Hearn. Green, 6-foot-1, 165, has been a varsity player for the Blue Jackets since his sophomore year. Green also had interest from Connecticut, S.E. Missouri ...
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    Thu. July 31, 2014 at 7:02 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tyree St. Louis chooses Miami

    Tyree St. Louis chooses Miami Former Tampa Bay Tech offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis, who transferred to IMG Academy following his freshman season with the Titans, orally committed Tuesday afternoon to the University of Miami. The Tampa resident, who devleoped into a 6-foot-6, 300-pound force and one of the top lineman recruits in the country, ...
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    Tue. July 29, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Two Lakewood grads sign with colleges

    Former Lakewood players Pat Jones and Adrian Davis have committed to play football in college. Jones has signed with Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. Davis has signed with Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jones, a linebacker, had 194 total tackles as a senior. He transferred from Gibbs ...
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    Tue. July 29, 2014 at 1:23 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Sickles RB Ray Ray McCloud III commits to Clemson

    Sickles RB Ray Ray McCloud III commits to Clemson Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud III told a television audience Monday night that he would be attending Clemson for college, seemingly ending a long process that saw him evolve from a defensive back prospect too small to play running back to a highly coveted offensive weapon. But it wasn't ...
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    Mon. July 28, 2014 at 6:55 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Soccer: Three locals make college committments

    Three girls soccer players have committed to colleges. Seminole defender Layna Hatfield and Osceola senior midfielder Alison Watkins both committed to Troy University in Alabama, while Largo senior defender Ashley Blanchard chose Florida Gulf Coast. Hatfield will attend Troy in the fall. All three play club soccer at Strictly Soccer in ...
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    Mon. July 28, 2014 at 10:43 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Softball: Boca Ciega grad Mallory Allen signs with Flagler College

    Mallory Allen, a 2012 Boca Ciega grad, has signed to play softball at Flagler College. Allen recently completed two years at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, where she was an all-conference first-team and all-state second-team shortstop. As a sophomore she hit .378 with 22 RBIs. As a high ...
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    Wed. July 23, 2014 at 10:22 a.m. | Rodney Page

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  • Wins the first week of HomeTeam Pick'Em, Yoda Master does. Hmmmm?

    There were pitfalls this week. River Ridge. Lennard. Freedom. But the best at avoiding them? The Yoda Master and Cowboys, who both finished 11-5 to take the early lead in the 2014 Pick 'Em. Yoda Master took Countryside, St. Petersburg and Osceola is some of the week's tougher games. Cowboys ...
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    Mon. Sept. 01, 2014 at 3:41 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night

    Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night 4 teams to believe in Lennard: Supporters of Lennard, just 1-19 over the past two seasons, spent the past few days practically guaranteeing the Longhorns would beat East Bay. And, well, boom went the dynamite in a 28-7 win. Gulf: The Bucs have been more awful than the Longhorns recently. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:17 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: Countryside 25, Lakewood 20 (with video)

    Pinellas Game of the Week: Countryside 25, Lakewood 20 (with video) ST. PETERSBURG — If Countryside was to have any chance against highly regarded Lakewood Friday night, somebody had to emerge as a playmaker. Dante Satcher was that player. Satcher gained 287 yards on 30 carries and scored on runs of 60 and 20 yards to lead the Cougars to a ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:11 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Sickles 33, Robinson 7

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Sickles 33, Robinson 7 TAMPA — Last season was the most successful in Sickles history, the Gryphons winning a district title and their first-ever playoff games en route to the region finals. The 2014 Gryphons, ranked No. 3 in the preseason HomeTeam 25, enter the year eyeing even greater achievements. Sickles’ quest for a ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:08 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Football: St. Petersburg 41, Gibbs 8

    ST. PETERSBURG — If there were any doubts about Austyn Causey’s readiness to lead St. Petersburg High School, he answered them in a big way Friday night against Gibbs. The sophomore threw for three touchdowns to three different receivers and ran the ball in from just outside the goal line ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:03 a.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Football: Osceola 15, Seminole 6

    SEMINOLE — Ryan Allan scored two touchdowns and Wilan Harvey provided a bruising presence in Osceola’s ground game in a 15-6 victory over county rival Seminole at Osceola High School on Friday. The game featured a 50-minute delay for lightning and a scoreless first half before the Warriors (1-0) got ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:02 a.m. | Corey Long

  • Football: Lennard 28, East Bay 7

    GIBSONTON — Lennard matched its win total for the past two seasons and defeated its neighborhood rival in convincing fashion before a packed house. The Longhorns scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead and never looked back. Their defense forced five turnovers and recorded three sacks. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:58 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Jesuit 31, Wauchula Hardee 17

    TAMPA — The flashes of speed and strength Malik Davis showed last year as a freshman were on full display for Jesuit as he ran past Wauchula Hardee. Davis pounded Hardee with 149 yards on 23 carries, making the most of each handoff with a 6.5-yard average. Davis scored all ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Football: Spoto 35, Wharton 2

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto started the game the way coach Dale Caparaso sought. The Spartans scored three touchdowns during the first quarter and played stout defense throughout, allowing the Wildcats to score only on a safety off of a blocked punt. Spoto’s secondary was key, recording two interceptions and allowing only ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:54 a.m. | Nathan Powell

  • Football: Armwood 37, Durant 14

    SEFFNER — Armwood had 14-0 lead less than six minutes into the first quarter. But Durant made it interesting as Crispian Atkins’ 85 yards and two TDs in the first half kept it close. After a scoreless third, Armwood’s defense forced costly turnovers and unforced errors to finally pull away. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:50 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gaither 35, Chamberlain 6

    TAMPA — Gaither capitalized on a sloppy Chamberlain team in the second quarter, rolling off four touchdowns to blow open a close game. The Chiefs were in a giving mood on opening night, turning the ball over three times in the first half. The Cowboys scored after each miscue. As ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:49 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Freedom 9, King 6

    TAMPA — Freedom opened its season with a defensive-minded and penalty-marred victory Friday night at King. Play of the game: After kicking a 27-yard field goal with three minutes left in the first half, Freedom’s Heath Grady had a 32-yarder blocked on the final play before intermission. A Lion picked ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:48 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Seffner Christian Academy 42, Lake Mary 0

    TAMPA — Seffner Christian Academy dominated thanks to four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in the season opener for both teams. Seffner Christian running back/linebacker Karmi Mackey seemed to be all over the ball, scoring four of the team’s six touchdowns. Drive of the game: Tyler Pettenger started the key ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:46 a.m. | Matthew Corrado

  • Football: Jefferson 28, Alonso 12

    TAMPA — Both defenses were stout in the early going. By Jefferson’s fourth possession, its bigger, more physical offensive line began to open holes for backs Corey Walker and Mondreas Lofton. That opened up the passing game for quarterback Cade Weldon, who scorched Alonso for three touchdowns. Alonso and quarterback ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:44 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Lowndes (Ga.) 20, Plant 14

    VALDOSTA , GA. — Known for its usually prolific offenses, Plant showed with a late snap of the ball on the very first play it’d be anything but in its season opener against Lowndes. A delay of game penalty and negative yards of offense were all the Panthers had to ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:40 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

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Other News

  • Tampa Bay volleyball preview

    Tampa Bay volleyball preview Tampa Bay volleyball teams put on a show last year at the state level in Kissimmee. Robinson, Berkeley Prep, Steinbrenner and Clearwater Central Catholic made the state semifinals in their respective classes, but none of the four had the chance to compete in the championship game. This season, those teams ...
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    Tue. Aug. 26, 2014 at 3:26 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay swimming preview

    Tampa Bay swimming preview East Lake’s Alexandra Aitchison and Sydney Pickrem spent the summer competing around the world in swim meets. At times during the high school season, they will be gone again, each traveling to different colleges on recruiting trips as two of the state’s top four prospects in the 2015 class. When ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Golf: Tampa Bay season preview

    Golf: Tampa Bay season preview This year’s high school golf season could be awfully similar to last year’s golf season. Of the six 2013 Tampa Bay Times Players of the Year in the North Suncoast and Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, five return. They are Donnie Gabrelcik (Mitchell), Kelly Harris (Sunlake), Tyler Bakich (Newsome), Terese Romeo ...
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    Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Admiral Farragut names Tom Beck baseball coach

    Tom Beck, a former assistant coach for seven years at Seminole, has been named head baseball coach at Admiral Farragut. Beck, 52, takes over for Brian Cooke, who stepped down in July. Cooke was 5-52 in his three years at AFA. “It’s going to be a challenge and that’s exactly ...
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    Wed. Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:19 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Soccer: Land O' Lakes' Pearson resigns after 16 seasons

    Land O' Lakes boys soccer coach Mark Pearson has resigned after 16 seasons, Pearson confirmed Tuesday. During 16 seasons at the helm, Pearson led the Gators to three state final four appearances, including state runnerup finishes in 1999 and 2012. Last season, the Gators were district runners up, finishing 13-8-1 ...
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    Tue. Aug. 12, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • River Ridge hands softball program to Kurt Goluba

    Kurt Goluba, an assistant coach for the River Ridge softball team the past two seasons as well as the father of ace Makenzie Goluba, has been hired to replace longtime coach Ernie Beck, becoming the program's third coach. Goluba, who has coached little league and travel ball teams in Pasco ...
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    Tue. Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sophomore swim class shaping up nicely for Pasco County

    Sophomore swim class shaping up nicely for Pasco County LAND O’LAKES — While most standout high school athletes will dabble in more than one sport, Sunlake’s Kara Wilkins flourishes exclusively in the pool. And it’s been that way since she was 5. It’s not that mom, Pam, who swam collegiately at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, didn’t give her options. ...
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    Tue. Aug. 12, 2014 at 10:03 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Gulf promotes girls basketball assistant Bruno Buonsanto

    Gulf High School didn't have to look very far for its new girls basketball coach. Bruno Buonsanto, an assistant coach with the program the past two years under Clare Ennis, was selected from five applicants, according to athletic director Shari McFarlane. "It was a very tough decision,'' McFarlane said. "But ...
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    Wed. Aug. 06, 2014 at 12:36 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Former Northeast coach Bill Dudley tapped for Wrestling Hall of Fame

    Former Northeast coach Bill Dudley tapped for Wrestling Hall of Fame St. Petersburg City Council chairman Bill Dudley, formerly a longtime wrestling coach at Northeast High School, will be inducted into the Florida chapter of the Wrestling Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando. Dudley is one of seven who will be inducted. The ...
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    Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 at 3:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: PHU hires ex-Dunedin coach Tom Hilbert

    Tom Hilbert, who was Dunedin’s baseball coach for 16 years, accepted the same position at Palm Harbor University. PHU athletic director Larry Lopez confirmed Hilbert has been chosen to replace Joel Slawinski, who transferred to Dunedin to be an assistant football coach. Hilbert, 44, resigned as Dunedin’s coach after the ...
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    Fri. Aug. 01, 2014 at 7:06 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Baylor's Tim Holmes transfers to Florida

    Baylor's Tim Holmes, who finished fourth in the 400 hurdles at NCAA Division I track and field championships last month, has transferred to Florida. Holmes, a former standout at Lakewood, made the move to be closer to his family and because it  was a better fit for him  to excel ...
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    Thu. July 31, 2014 at 4:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • PHU names Tom Hilbert baseball coach

    Tom Hilbert, who was Dunedin's head baseball coach for 16 years, has accepted the same position at Palm Harbor University. PHU athletic director Larry Lopez confirmed that Hilbert has been chosen to replace Joel Slawinski, who transferred to Dunedin to be an assistant football coach. Hilbert, 44, resigned as Dunedin's ...
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    Thu. July 31, 2014 at 3:13 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tucker and Chatfield to play in Perfect Game All-American Classic

    Plant outfielder Kyle Tucker and Spoto outfielder Chris Chatfield have been selected for this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic. The rising seniors will join 52 other players on the east and west teams, which will square off in a nine-inning game on Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego. ...
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    Thu. July 24, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: IRC's Daniel Llerena and Elijah Moravick selected to MLB Breakthrough Series

    Indian Rocks Christian shortstop Daniel Llerna and outfielder Elijah Moravick were both selected to participate in Major League Baseball's Breakthrough Series event in Bradenton. The Breakthrough Series, which allows players to play in front of members of USA Baseball, is held at four locations across the country. Llerna and Moravick, ...
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    Tue. July 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Ex-Mitchell standout Conner Hale to play in Cape Cod League all-star game

    Former Mitchell infielder Conner Hale, who recently completed his junior year at LSU, was selected to play in the Cape Cod League's all-star game on July 27. Hale plays for Falmouth in the wood bat league and is currently hitting .310 with 10 runs, four doubles, three home runs and ...
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    Mon. July 21, 2014 at 3:26 p.m. | Rodney Page