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  • Wrestling: Pasco brings Tough Team title back home

    DADE CITY — Pasco coach Mark DeAugustino said a little bit of “home pride” factored into his team winning the 17th annual Tough Team Tournament on Saturday. The Pirates were runners-up to Lake Gibson last season. “It’s a cliche, but we have to protect our house,” DeAugustino said after the ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 11:19 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Tampa Bay district boys basketball preview

    Tampa Bay district boys basketball preview This week’s district boys basketball tournaments will feature an eclectic mix: the brand-name teams, the underdogs, the overlooked and the never-saw-it-coming. For those who crave upsets, look no further than the No. 3 seeds, the teams that just missed out on securing one of the two coveted spots in the ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC's Zac Kligman commits to Southeastern

    Clearwater Central Catholic's Zac Kligman committed to Southeastern during a visit this weekend. Kligman said the offer was a partial one. He'll play as a receiver for the Fire. "I visited for about three hours (Saturday)," Kiligman said. "The campus is nice and they have great facilities." Kligman had 18 ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:44 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC's Brandon Junk commits to Akron

    Clearwater Central Catholic's Brandon Junk announced on his Twitter page that he has committed to Akron. Junk said he made his decision after meeting with Zips coach Terry Bowden during his visit this weekend. "When they were giving us a tour and talking about all the things they do here ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 5:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Jan. 24-30

    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, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 30. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Region girls soccer: Merritt Island 5, Largo 0

    The Packers gave up a goal two minutes into their match at Marritt Island match but only trailed 1-0 at halftime. But Merritt Island tacked on its second goal 15 minutes into the second half then scored three goals in a five-minute span to put the game away, 5-0. Largo ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region girls soccer: Community School of Naples 7, Indian Rocks Christian 0

    NAPLES — Indian Rocks Christian’s dream of playing in the state finals came up just one game short Friday night. Tatiana Zuloaga had a hat trick and Alex Maxson had two goals for Community School of Naples as the Seahawks defeated the Golden Eagles 7-0 in the Class A region ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. | Special to Times -

  • District girls basketball: Countryside 52, Northeast 45

    District girls basketball: Countryside 52, Northeast 45 ST. PETERSBURG — Countryside hopes of winning the school’s first district title in girls basketball since 1993 did not start off well. The Cougars had two quick turnovers and fell behind 6-0 within the first two minutes against Northeast in Friday’s Class 7A, District 9 final. Still, Cougars coach Tony ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region girls soccer: Berkeley Prep 1, Bishop Verot 0

    FORT MYERS — Berkeley Prep edged Bishop Verot 1-0 in the Class 2A region final to reach state. The Buccaneers started the second half aggressively. Ellie Laxer hit the right post with a shot in the 37th minute, then had an effort hit the crossbar. Laxer finally cashed in against ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:38 p.m. | News- Press

  • Region girls soccer: Palm Harbor U. 1, Newsome 0

    PALM HARBOR — The game plan for Palm Harbor University in its Class 5A region final match against Newsome was simple. The Hurricanes wanted to survive the first 20 minutes, find a way to score a goal and then hang on for dear life. They followed the script perfectly. PHU ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District girls basketball: Osceola 53, Dixie Hollins 43

    SEMINOLE — Propelled by seniors Katie Horan and Jamie Green, Osceola made history by capturing their first girls basketball district championship with a 53-43 victory over Dixie Hollins in Class 6A-10. “We never stopped fighting and even when we got down we just didn’t quit,” Warriors coach Melissa Schmidt said. ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Justin Miller

  • District girls basketball: Bradenton Southeast 56, Lakewood 49

    The Spartans scored the game’s first eight points but trailed by one at halftime. The deficit grew to double digits in the third quarter and visiting Lakewood could not recover, falling to host Bradenton Southeast 56-49 in the Class 5A, District 10 final..   “We kind of let things get ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:23 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Boys basketball, PCAC title game: Gibbs 57, Seminole 48

    Gibbs, relying on its pressure defense, broke away in the second half to beat Seminole 57-48 in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship game. The Gladiators won the conference title for the fist time since 2012 when their two Division I signees, Barry Brown (Kansas State) and Sajon Ford (Northeastern), ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District girls basketball: Calvary Christian 55, Indian Rocks Christian 39

    CLEARWATER — Calvary Christian used a 13-2 run in the second half to defeat Indian Rocks Christian 55-39 in the Class 3A, District 9 championship Friday at Clearwater Central Catholic. The Warriors (23-1) led 25-14 at halftime and Savannah Plentovich’s 3-pointer pushed the advantage to 49-27 with less than four ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. | Corey Long

  • District girls basketball: Seffner Christian 64, Brooks DeBartolo 18

    Last week it was Seffner Christian forward Peyton Walker who reached a milestone, scoring her 2,000th career point. On Friday, it was Ally Parimore’s turn, as the senior scored a team-high 17 points, and the 1,000th of her career, to lead the Crusaders to a 64-18 win against Brooks DeBartolo ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:59 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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