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  • District baseball: Bishop McLaughlin shakes off early deficit

    SPRING HILL — After a one-year absence, Bishop McLaughlin is headed back to the region playoffs. The berth comes after the Hurricanes defeated Carrollwood Day 5-3 Tuesday night in the Class 3A, District 7 semifinals. The Patriots (13-10) seemed to have things under control after jumping out to a 3-0 ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Soccer: Springstead's McDuff signs with West Alabama

    Springstead senior captain Haleigh McDuff has signed with the University of West Alabama in Livingston. The Division II program offered the standout midfielder a combination academic and athletic scholarship to cover her financial needs. McDuff helped the Eagles to a 13-5-2 record last season, despite a stretch where the team ...
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    Tue. April 22, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for April 12-18

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shots: Alexis Franco and Laurel Wanger, Largo Sport: Tennis   Skinny: The Packers’ top doubles team played in last week’s Class 3A individual state tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. Franco and Wanger ...
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    Mon. April 21, 2014 at 3:32 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • 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

  • 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. Aliyah Gregory of Strawberry Crest was a first-team selection in Class 7A. Times' all-Suncoast  Player of ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 4:56 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District softball roundup: Hernando survives late Nature Coast rally

    District softball roundup: Hernando survives late Nature Coast rally BROOKSVILLE — Two state-ranked foes put on a show Thursday night in the Class 5A, District 7 championship game at Tom Varn Park. After splitting the season series, Hernando bested Nature Coast 6-5 despite a final-inning scare. “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Hernando coach Kevin Bittinger said. “Things ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch boys share Class 3A title

    State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch boys share Class 3A title ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Wiregrass Ranch is bringing home its first team championship trophy, but it took a little negotiating from coach Dave Wilson. His Bulls tied Naples Barron Collier with 15 points each for the overall Class 3A team championship at Sanlando Park on Thursday. The Florida High School Athletic ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District softball roundup: Nature Coast, Hernando set up anticipated final

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast and Hernando have been on a collision course since the season began. Wednesday, they officially set up a meeting in the Class 5A, District 7 final. The Sharks defeated Zephyrhills 7-1 and Hernando beat Central 4-1 in the semifinals at Tom Varn Park. They meet at ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Track roundup: Freshman nabs Wiregrass Ranch's lone title

    Track roundup: Freshman nabs Wiregrass Ranch's lone title TAMPA —Wiregrass Ranch’s Kerry Reilly could hardly speak following her finish in the 3,200 meters at Class 4A, District 6 track meet. But the smile on the freshman’s face showed she knew exactly what she had done. Reilly, who won in 12 minutes, 10.89 seconds, set a personal record and ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State tennis: Wiregrass Ranch boys close in on title

    The Wiregrass Ranch boys tennis team is poised to become the school’s first state championship squad after a dominating and near-perfect opening day Wednesday at the Class 3A championships in Altamonte Springs. The Bulls were sitting in first place with 11 points (out of a possible 12), while second-place and ...
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    Wed. April 16, 2014 at 6:33 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Blake's Shavar Manuel ranked No. 2 in country, receives Army invite

    Blake's Shavar Manuel ranked No. 2 in country, receives Army invite Blake's sack-happy sophomore defensive lineman Shavar Manuel doesn't graduate until 2016, but 247Sports and the U.S. Army aren't wasting any time. Manuel, a 6-foot-3, 260-pounder, was invited to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American game Wednesday, and followed that up by making a giant splash in the 247Sports latest ...
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    Wed. April 16, 2014 at 4:56 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Bay area well represented in ESPN 300

    Ten Tampa Bay football players in the class of 2015 made the cut for the latest ESPN 300. Armwood defensive end Byron Cowart, a five-star recruit who had 13 sacks and three fumble recoveries last season, is the highest-ranked local player at No. 5. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound junior boasts a ...
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    Wed. April 16, 2014 at 4:04 p.m. | Times Staff

    • Recruit: Byron Cowart
      Auburn University, Florida State University, LSU, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Nebraska
  • State tennis: Rough Day 1 for North Suncoast teams

    The Class 2A state tournament didn’t quite go as planned for the Nature Coast boys and Pasco girls. The Sharks won only one of five opening-round singles matches and lost both doubles matches at the boys team tournament at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry on Monday. Alec Lund was ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:43 p.m. | Matt Baker and Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for April 5-11

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Assata Trader, Shorecrest Sport: Track and field   Skinny: After winning an unexpected state title in the 100 meters last season, Trader went from being an under-the-radar sprinter to the prohibitive favorite that ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Column: Middleton sprinter aims for another important score

    Column: Middleton sprinter aims for another important score Anthony “Shug” Rhynes is charging toward the finish line, knees up and down, arms churning, cleats banging away on the rubber track — bap, bap, bap — with nothing in front of him. It’s just Rhynes and the clock. Just like always. Saturday morning, Rhynes took his ACT one more ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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