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  • Countryside's Summer Finke commits to FSU

    Countryside swimmer Summer Finke made her college plans official by announcing Tuesday that she has commited to Florida State. Finke, the state's eighth-ranked girls swimmer in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, picked the Seminoles over Florida and Wisconsin. "I got along really well with all the (FSU) coaching staff ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:59 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Get out of Chris Schwarz’s way or get run over

    Get out of Chris Schwarz’s way or get run over River Ridge’s first six games of the season were all been played on slippery, muddy fields. So the Royal Knights needed a workhorse back who could take over, a guy with strength, speed and indefatigability to lower his head and charge forward while gorging on yards. Chris Schwarz has thrived ...
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    Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake swimmer Annika Smith commits to Canisius

    East Lake's Annika Smith has committed to swim at Canisius College. Canisius, a Division I program, competes in the MAAC conference. Smith picked the Golden Griffins over Bucknell, Carroll, Franklin & Marshall, New Hampshire and Southwestern. "I really felt at home when I visited Canisius," she said. "The team and ...
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    Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tarpon kicker Louie Zervos to have Under Armour jersey presentation Nov. 12

    Tarpon Springs kicker Louie Zervos, the nation's fifth-ranked kicker in the 2015 class, will be presented with his jersey for parcticipating in the Under Armour All-America game on Nov. 12 during a ceremony at school. After a strong performance at  a Kohl's Kicking Camp event, this summer, Zervos earned a ...
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    Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake swimmer Grant Sanders commits to Arizona

    East Lake's Grant Sanders committed to Arizona Monday night. Sanders, ranked sixth in the state in the 2015 class, picked the Wildcats over Auburn and FSU, among others. "Arizona has an outstanding academic and swimming program," Sanders said. "The coaches and swimmers made me feel very welcomed. Their facilities also ...
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    Tue. Oct. 14, 2014 at 5:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake's Sydney Pickrem commits to Texas A&M

    East Lake's Sydney Pickrem, the state's top-ranked swimmer in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, announced via Twitter that she has committed to Texas A&M. Pickrem made her decision after visting Texas A&M this past weekend. She picked the Aggies over Indiana and Michigan. "I just loved the school, the ...
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    Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 at 9:35 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Alonso QB Oladokun commits to USF

    Alonso quarterback Chris Oladokun commited to USF during the weekend, the junior announced on Twitter. Oladokun, now in his second season as the Ravens' starter, threw for 2,003 yards, 23 touchdowns and had just three interceptions in Alonso's 5-5 season last year. During the summer he lit up the 7-on-7 ...
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    Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 at 11:05 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • East Lake's Natalie Clausen commits to Tulane

    East Lake swimmer Natalie Clausen, a transfer from Wisconsin, committed to Tulane this weekend. Clausen took a recruiting trip to Tulane last month. She also visited Colorado State and Western Kentucky. "I loved the educational aspect of Tulane, especially the medical research program," Clausen said. "The school has a real ...
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    Sun. Oct. 12, 2014 at 6:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake receiver George Campbell's UA jersey presentation set for Nov. 14

    East Lake receiver George Campbell, the nation's top athlete in the 2015 class according to ESPN, will be presented with his jersey for playing in the Under Armour All-America game on Nov. 14 during a ceremony at the school. Campbell, a five-star recruit who committed to Florida State last month, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 12:28 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Walker commits to Wofford College

    Seffner Christian forward Peyton Walker committed to Wofford College, her father Rob Walker confirmed Tuesday. Walker, the Tampa Bay Times' Hillsborough County Player of the Year in 2013, averaged 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season, leading the Crusaders to a state runner-up finish. She had 50 points ...
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    Wed. Oct. 08, 2014 at 4:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • PHU's Morgan Perrotti commits to Rutgers

    Palm Harbor University swimmer Morgan Perrotti committed to Rutgers on Tuesday. Perrotti, ranked 44th in 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, said she also was considering Cincinnati and Miami. The only school she visited, though, was Rutgers. "I fell in love with (Rutgers) when I was there," Perrotti said. "The coaches and ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC's Emma Spilman commits to Florida

    Clearwater Central Catholic's Emma Spilman made her college plans official by announcing via Twitter that she has committed to swim at Florida. Spilman, the state's 16th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, picked the Gators over Ohio State and Vanderbilt. "It took a lot of time and it ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 9:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Newsome's Maddie Hess commits to Duke

    Newsome's Maddie Hess, the Tampa Bay Times' Hillsborough County swimmer of the year the past two seasons, committed to Duke on Sunday. Hess, ranked third in the state and 12th nationally in the 2015 class according to collegeswimming.com, is a two-time defending state champion in the 100 free and 100 ...
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    Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 at 7:41 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Countryside swimmer Cooper Hoffman commits to FSU

    Countryside's Cooper Hoffman, the state's 13th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, committed to Florida State on Sunday. Hoffman picked the Seminoles over LSU, Indiana, Navy and Tennessee. Earlier this month, Hoffman helped the Cougars beat Palm Harbor University, snapping the Hurricanes' nine-year undefeated streak in dual meets. ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:56 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • IRC's Damian King waiting until January to make visits

    Indian Rocks Christian's Damian King has pushed back his scheduled visit to Missouri on Oct. 24 until January at the request of coaches. "The coaches at Missouri said it's real busy right now so it's better to just wait," King said. King has nine offers but has narrowed the list ...
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    Sun. Sept. 28, 2014 at 10:43 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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Latest Football News

  • HomeTeam football 25: District play shakes things up a bit

    HomeTeam football 25: District play shakes things up a bit 1. (1) Armwood (7-0, 6-0) Last week: Beat Lennard 56-0 This week: at King Lowdown: The Hawks recorded their fourth straight shutout and have allowed just nine points in the past six games. That type of dominance was expected. What makes this team scary good is an offense that has ...
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    Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 at 4:04 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs

    Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs Team of the week Leto.  The Falcons won their first game (on the field) since 2009. Leto was credited with a forfeit win over Armwood in 2011, but the 18-15 win over Middleton on Friday is much sweeter. The win snaps a 32-game losing streak, and of course it wasn’t ...
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    Sun. Oct. 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Oct. 11-17

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 17. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:40 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 10, Countryside 8

    Pinellas Game of the Week: East Lake 10, Countryside 8 EAST LAKE — East Lake is built with an offense that sparkles like diamonds and a defense that many fans toss aside like a brick. An offense dressed in silk. A defense adorned in polyester. But the Eagles know that beneath the surface, their defense is a jewel, a trendsetter. ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:38 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Gaither 35, Sickles 17

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Gaither 35, Sickles 17 TAMPA — The start of Gaither’s district matchup with Sickles on Friday was mistake-laden. In the first few minutes there was a Gryphons turnover, a blocked Gaither field goal and four combined penalties. So it wasn’t unexpected when, on their second drive of the night, the Cowboys were looking at ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:34 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Osceola 48, Dixie Hollins 22

    SEMINOLE — Whether Osceola ran left, right or up the middle didn’t matter much because Dixie Hollins could not stop the run. The Warriors provided a steady dose of rushing, carrying the ball 59 times for 348 yards to secure the District 6A-7 win. Wilan Harvey led the way with ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. | Greg Zeck

  • Football: Gibbs 32, Boca Ciega 0

    GULFPORT — Gibbs’ defense could do no wrong in a 32-0 victory over Boca Ciega. As usual, the Gladiators got off to a slow start, and Bogie came out lethargic. Late in the first quarter D.J. Johnson used his arm and legs to engineer Gibbs’ first scoring drive, capping it ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:30 a.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Football: Lakewood 41, Dunedin 6

    DUNEDIN — Lakewood defeated Dunedin 41-6 to clinch a playoff spot and will play Tarpon Springs at home next week for the district title. Dunedin hung in there for most of the first half and was trailing only 14-6 late in the second thanks to a 9-yard Argi Radani touchdown ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:27 a.m. | Colby Cole

  • North Suncoast Game of the Week: Sunlake 42, Land O’Lakes 14

    North Suncoast Game of the Week: Sunlake 42, Land O’Lakes 14 LAND O’LAKES — Sunlake standout running back Nate Johnson’s first-half absence gave senior teammate Naejuan Jackson an opportunity that he ran with. And more often than not he ran until he found paydirt. Jackson had 151 yards rushing with three long touchdowns, and mixed in an 85-yard reception for a ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Venice 5, Largo 3

    LARGO — Standing just outside the south end zone, where just minutes earlier things went so wrong for Largo, coach Marcus Paschal addressed his team. His Packers lost 5-3 to Class 6A, District 7 opponent Venice on a blocked punt in the corner of that end zone. “We’re so close, ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:22 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football: Bradenton Manatee 52, St. Petersburg 31

    BRADENTON — Johnnie Lang rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns as Manatee rallied from an early first half deficit to defeat St. Petersburg 52-31 Friday at Frank Hawkins Stadium. Manatee (7-1, 2-0) controls its destiny in Class 8A, District 7. They could clinch the district outright with a victory ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:12 a.m. | Corey Long

  • Football: Seminole 16, Northeast 14

    SEMINOLE — After four lead changes, Seminole was able to come out on top, with quarterback Aaron Dever leading the Warhawks to a 16-14 victory over Northeast. The senior threw a pair of touchdown passes, one in each half, and was also instrumental in getting his side into field-goal range ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:09 a.m. | Justin Miller

  • Football: Leto 18, Middleton 15

    TAMPA — Leto snapped a 32-game losing streak and extended Middleton’s skid to 10 with an 18-15 victory Friday. The Falcons held a 6-0 lead at halftime, and the second half erupted into a desperate attempt by both teams to stave off defeat. The Falcons went up on a Dallas ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:04 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Wharton 18, Alonso 7

    TAMPA — A night dedicated to celebrating homecoming by featuring the Class of 2004 and shiny convertibles on parade carrying the 2014 royal court at Alonso was overshadowed by an 18-7 home loss against District 8A-6 foe Wharton. Key drive: After a first half of missed field goals and opportunities ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. | Christian Lemus

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 28, Berkeley Prep 14

    TAMPA — Tampa Catholic had so many heroes Friday night in its 28-14 victory against previously undefeated Berkeley Prep, a win that turned the Class 3A, District 4 race into a horse race. Darius Corbett’s 25-yard touchdown reception from Kevin Knox on fourth and 9 on the first series of ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. | Don Jensen

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Other News

  • Cross country: Another Zentmeyer-Guyton battle in county meet

    Cross country: Another Zentmeyer-Guyton battle in county meet TAMPA — Monday’s Hillsborough County cross country meet at Al Lopez Park saw some of the fastest times of the season — with a dose of controversy.  The meet was originally set to take place at Lake Park in Lutz, then at Ed Radice Park, only to settle on Lopez ...
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    Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Palm Harbor University takes PCAC volleyball crown

    EAST LAKE — Palm Harbor University put an exclamation point on its run through the Pinellas County Athletic Conference tournament with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-16 win over Seminole Wednesday night.  The Hurricanes, who earned the top seed when teams were ranked at the beginning of the season, also won in ...
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    Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tampa Bay district volleyball preview

    Tampa Bay district volleyball preview Tampa Bay is rich with volleyball talent this season, and now that the regular season is coming to a close, the matches that matter most are up ahead for teams looking to make a playoff run. Before the postseason begins, though, teams will have to make it out of next ...
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    Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • District golf roundup: Saddlebrook boys, Cambridge Christian girls prevail

    ODESSA — Calvary Christian’s Josh Hancock took a day off from hitting running backs and receivers and spent Tuesday hitting golf balls instead.  Hancock, a linebacker for the Warriors’ football team, shot 79 at the Eagles Golf Course and won a one-hole playoff to earn individual medalist honors at the ...
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    Tue. Oct. 14, 2014 at 8:52 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District golf roundup: East Lake boys thwart wind

    SEMINOLE — High winds greeted players Monday morning at the Class 3A, District 12 boys tournament at Seminole Lake Country Club. What was already going to be a tightly-contested match for the top three team spots turned into survival of the fittest.  East Lake did best in the conditions, shooting ...
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    Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 at 10:07 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam volleyball 25: Closing out the regular season

    HomeTeam volleyball 25: Closing out the regular season Last week our No. 1 team dropped a match to longtime rival Berkeley Prep, a team that has showed bright spots despite its youth, and Palm Harbor University and Seminole are also on the rise after good weeks. Pretty soon, though, all that will matter is the outcome of the ...
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    Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 at 4:34 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • PCAC volleyball tournament finals set

    The final PCAC volleyball tournament schedule has been set. All 16 teams were seeded prior to the season and each team played two rounds to earn a final seeding. The teams are broken into four pods of four teams for the finals. Games will be played on Wednesday starting at ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Longtime Northeast coach Larry Rudisill stepping down at end of the year

    Northeast cross country and track coach Larry Rudisill announced that he is stepping down from both sports at the end of the season. Rudisill has coached in the county for 21 seasons. He said he made the move to spend more time with his family. "I know a lot of ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Northeast's Hayley Brahm records personal record at Rebel Invitational

    Northeast's Hayley Brahm ran past the competition at the Rebel Invitational, winning the individual title in a personal best time of 20 minutes, 20 seconds. Brahm surged to the lead from the start and kicked it into another gear in the final half-mile of the race. "After I passed the ...
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    Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys golf: Mitchell nabs fourth SAC crown in a row

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Mitchell won its fourth straight Sunshine Athletic Conference boys golf tournament in record fashion, surpassing its previous best result by one stroke. Among the Mustangs’ seven SAC titles overall was the 2008 finish of plus-7. Wednesday at Silverado, they shot 294 to finish a team-record 6 under. Mitchell ...
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    Wed. Oct. 08, 2014 at 6:57 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Swimming: East Lake boys and girls top PHU

    PALM HARBOR — East Lake’s boys and girls swept the team titles in a swimming dual meet with traditional power Palm Harbor University on Tuesday. “It was definitely a milestone for this program,” Eagles coach Tim O’Keefe said. “In my seven years of coaching we haven’t beat PHU’s boys or ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Volleyball: CCC rallies to top Northside Christian

    ST. PETERSBURG — Just two days removed from winning a highly competitive tournament in Miami, Clearwater Central Catholic was back on the court Tuesday for a Class 3A, District 9 match against Northside Christian. After fighting off fatigue, the Marauders rallied to defeat the Mustangs 17-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-12. CCC ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Volleyball: Sunlake sweeps Fivay to grab top district seed

    LAND O’LAKES — Sunlake knocked off two-time defending region finalist Fivay 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 Tuesday to earn the top seed for the Class 5A, District 8 volleyball tournament. With Fivay keying on top Sunlake hitter Sarah Sprague, Kelsey Riquelme took over and recorded 17 kills for the Seahawks (17-5). “We ...
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    Tue. Oct. 07, 2014 at 10:12 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls golf: Sunlake’s Harris takes SAC again; Mitchell wins 14th straight team title

    HUDSON — Sunlake’s Kelly Harris defended her title and Mitchell extended its Sunshine Athletic Conference-record winning streak to 14 Monday at The Links. Harris, a junior, shot 75, nine strokes lower than last year’s winning score at Plantation Palms. The two-time SAC individual medalist was the conference runnerup as a ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Fatima Abu-Rumman, female winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Fatima Abu-Rumman, female winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Female Hot Shot winner: Fatima Abu-Rumman Osceola  Fatima Abu-Rumman knew she had a chance to become Osceola’s No. 1 runner this season. To claim that title, the junior trained over the summer by attending team conditioning and camp. But as the season began, Abu-Rumman developed a sinus infection. She labored through ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. | Bob Putnam