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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 12-18

    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, April 12 through Friday, April 18. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 19, 2014 at 12:41 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Baseball: Pinellas district preview

    Baseball: Pinellas district preview ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast coach Rob Stanifer wanted to send a message. It was early March and the Vikings were struggling yet again, this time in a home game against Berkeley Prep. “I had enough so I saw the bats over there lined up against the fence,’’ Stanifer said. “You ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 7:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Drury brothers give Wiregrass competitive edge

    Baseball: Drury brothers give Wiregrass competitive edge Brothers Zach and Austin Drury have been key to Wiregrass Ranch’s success this season. The Bulls (16-6) enter next week’s district tournament as the No. 2 seed in Class 7A-8, but four teams tied for the league lead with 5-3 records. The Drurys will play a big role in how ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 6:44 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Baseball: Hillsborough district preview

    Baseball: Hillsborough district preview TAMPA — The Monday night game against Tampa Catholic, which Tampa Prep lost 8-2, had been over for nearly 15 minutes. But after his team’s postgame huddle in leftfield broke, a disappointed Luis Medina lingered. The sophomore catcher, who has a team-high .453 batting average, also had a near-flawless fielding ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 6:31 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Girls Basketball: FABC/Source Hoops all state teams

    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC)/Source Hoops girls all state teams were released on Friday. Payton Walker (Seffner Christian) and Savannah Plentovich (Calvary Christian) were named to the first team in Class 3A. Aliya Gregory of Strawberry Crest was a first team selection in Class 7A. Times All Suncoast ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 4:56 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Q&A with Lakewood INF Bo Bichette

    Baseball: Q&A with Lakewood INF Bo Bichette Lakewood coach Jayce Ganchou recognized the face right away. On an adjacent field at Lake Vista Park in December, former Major League Baseball player Dante Bichette was tossing balls to his son, Dante Jr. The younger Bichette, a player in the Yankees’ minor-league system, was staying in shape during the ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 3:44 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Softball: River Ridge gives Ernie Beck one last district title

    Softball: River Ridge gives Ernie Beck one last district title NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge softball coach Ernie Beck is retiring after this season, so this week’s district tournament was his last. And the way the Royal Knights played, one of his best, too. Despite entering as the No. 3 seed, River Ridge rolled over all three opponents, including Dunedin ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch's Agie Moreno earns individual 3A title

    Wiregrass Ranch sophomore Agie Moreno made North Suncoast history Friday, becoming the first player from a public Pasco County school to win an individual tennis state championship. A day after winning the team singles title and helping the Bulls tie for first as a team, he knocked off Fort Myers’ ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:53 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District softball: Delay does Lakewood no favors

    ST. PETERSBURG — After securing its first playoff appearance in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals, Lakewood was looking for more in the championship game against Bradenton Bayshore. The Spartans (15-11) were confident, especially after rallying to beat the Bruins last month to secure the top seed in the district. ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Ray Ray McCloud III gets Under Armour invite, and other recruiting notes

    Ray Ray McCloud III gets Under Armour invite, and other recruiting notes A few recruiting nuggets from the last few days: • Sickles junior ATH Ray Ray McCloud III announced his invitation to the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game. The 2,300-yard rusher holds offers from Clemson, Florida and Florida State, among others. The all-star game could have a very strong local flavor ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:12 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Tampa Prep's Durham a MaxPreps All-American

    Tampa Prep star Juwan Durham has been named a first-team sophomore All-American by MaxPreps, the site announced Friday morning. It's the latest honor for Durham, a 6-foot-10 forward. He was the Tampa Bay Times' all-Suncoast player of the year this winter, averaging 21.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.7 blocks and ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time

    District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time PINELLAS PARK — East Lake decided it would not go quietly for the rest of the season. In Thursday’s Class 7A, District 9 title game, the Eagles pitched, hit and darted around the bases. The team that struggled for traction through a miserable late regular-season stretch against district opponents regained ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball roundup: Durant routs Plant City for 7A-7 title

    District softball roundup: Durant routs Plant City for 7A-7 title TAMPA — The old adage states it’s tough to beat a team three times in one season. Thursday, it proved spot on. Durant’s bats stayed hot as the No. 3 seed avenged a pair of regular-season losses and defeated top-seeded Plant City 11-0 in the Class 7A, District 7 final ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 12:03 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Baseball: East Lake wins rain-shortened PCAC final


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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Track roundup: Brittany McGee solid as usual for Farragut

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas teams fared quite well at the Class A, Region 3 meet at Calvary Christian on Thursday. No area team could challenge the might of Melbourne Holy Trinity, but the Shorecrest girls rose as high as third (66 points) and the Indian Rocks Christian boys were the runners-up ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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