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  • Tampa Bay boys and girls track honor roll

    Track Honor roll The marks/times listed were compiled from results off flrunners.com Boys 100 – Alex Gray (Admiral Farragut) 10.50, Terence Ware (Lakewood) 10.74, V’Onte Williams (Wharton) 10.74, Allan Robinson (Wharton) 10.79, Jordan Williams (Lakewood) 10.80; 200 – Malik Wright (Tampa Bay Tech) 21.21, James Hambrick (East Bay) 21.27, V’Onte ...
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    Sun. April 26, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball region semifinal capsules

    Softball region semifinals Tuesday's games Class 8A Newsome (18-5) at Palm Harbor University (19-8): The Wolves’ win over Sarasota Riverview in last week’s region quarterfinals was their first in the postseason since 2008. Pitching and defense have been key for Newsome. In their last six games, the Wolves have allowed ...
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    Sun. April 26, 2015 at 8:41 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region softball: Chamberlain edges Mitchell in 6A quarterfinal

    TAMPA — Two underclassmen led Chamberlain to a 1-0 win over Mitchell in Saturday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal. Sophomore Reganne McCarl singled to drive in the lone run in support of freshman pitcher Shannon Maloney. That gives the Chiefs back-to-back region quarterfinal victories over the Mustangs, including last year at ...
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    Sat. April 25, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Leto’s bats bring long-awaited district title

    TAMPA — A day after it relied on its pitching to win the district semifinal, Leto won the district final with its batting. Trailing 6-5 through four innings, Leto rallied with five runs in the fifth inning to defeat Hillsborough 14-8 and win the Class 6A, District 9 title on ...
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    Sat. April 25, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 18-24

    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 18, through Friday, April 24. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 25, 2015 at 11:06 a.m. | Times Staff

  • District baseball: Steinbrenner 4, Gaither 3

    LUTZ — Steinbrenner pulled out the Class 7A-8 district title Friday by rallying past a confident Gaither team, 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning Warrior Ryan Fatzinger had trouble early,  walking three batters in the second inning to give  Gaither an early lead.  In the top of the ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:38 p.m. | Evan Abramson

  • District baseball: Leto upsets top-seeded King, to meet Hillsborough

    TAMPA — The decision on who would start Friday’s Class 6A, District 9 semifinal didn’t come to Leto coach JJ Pizzio until late in the day when Felix Dieguez told his coach he was ready. Though Dieguez had been plagued by arm problems earlier in the year and was still ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Region softball: Leto 7, Osceola 6 (10 innings)

    SEMINOLE — Leto’s Carrie Reynolds, who led off the 10th inning with a walk and moved to third on consecutive sacrifice groundouts, scored the winning run on a passed ball to beat Osceola 7-6 in Friday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal. It was the Falcons’ first postseason win in school history. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District baseball: Tampa Catholic 3, Berkeley Prep 0

    TAMPA — Winning the Class 4A, District 10 championship wasn’t as easy as 1-2-3 for Tampa Catholic. Reeves Martin tossed six shutout innings, and Mike Murphy escaped a seventh-inning jam as second-seeded Tampa Catholic (15-11-1) defeated No. 1 Berkeley Prep (12-13) 3-0 Friday night. Neither team retired the side in ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • District baseball: Cambridge Christian 10, Bayshore Christian 4

    BROOKSVILLE — Cambridge Christian had scored a combined two runs in two games against Bayshore Christian this season. The bats came alive Friday in a rematch for the Class 2A, District 7 championship at Hernando Christian. The Lancers struck early, with four runs in the first inning, and ended up ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:24 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District baseball: Durant 3, Brandon 1

    BRANDON — Thanks to a failed bunt attempt, Zach Barfield tripled to the right-centerfield gap to fuel Durant’s three-run fifth inning in Friday’s 3-1 win over Brandon for the Class 7A, District 7 title. That gave the Cougars (20-6) three straight district championships, including the past two over the Eagles ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Region softball: Palm Harbor University 4, Plant 1

    PALM HARBOR — Plant’s Kayla McGory led off the game with a home run, but Palm Harbor University shortstop Logyn Lilley made sure it didn’t rattle her teammates. “First thing I said to (pitcher) Taylor Scott after that home run was, ‘Hey, we gotta score to win anyway,’ ” Lilley said. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region softball: Canterbury 10, Cambridge Christian 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Cambridge Christian’s Alea White is a power pitcher who has racked up a dizzying amount of strikeouts throughout her career. Canterbury coach Jody Moore was already aware of White’s velocity. So in practice leading up to Friday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal, Moore preached to her hitters to ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region softball: Holy Names 10, Mulberry 0

    TAMPA — Forget about Academy of the Holy Names 12-8 record entering Thursday’s Class 4A region quarterfinal game against Mulberry. Pay no attention to the fact the Jaguars lost three of their final four regular season games. AHN coach Don Barron fashioned a schedule that yielded few easy nights. Of ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 12:11 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region softball: Newsome 2, Sarasota Riverview 0

    LITHIA — Two Newsome pitchers came within an inning of a combined no-hitter Thursday before Sarasota Riverview broke it up in the top of the seventh. The host Wolves settled for a one-hitter and 2-0 win. “That’s our theme this year,” Newsome coach Autumn Dunn said. “We’ve done this a lot. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 12:07 a.m. | Steve Lee

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