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  • HomeTeam volleyball 25: Teeming with talent at the top

    HomeTeam volleyball 25: Teeming with talent at the top The bay area always seems to be rich with volleyball talent, and this year is no exception. We think CCC, Tampa Prep and Bloomingdale have the best shots at bringing a state title back to Tampa Bay, but the other teams that make up our first HomeTeam 25 of the ...
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    Mon. Sept. 01, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam football 25: First-week jitters out of the way

    HomeTeam football 25: First-week jitters out of the way 1. (1) Armwood (1-0) Last week: Beat Durant 37-14 This week: at Blake, 7:30 Lowdown: The Hawks weren’t their usual dominant selves on opening night, still struggling with penalties. Even the defense was shakier, as the Cougars became the first Tampa Bay team to score in double figures in a ...
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    Mon. Sept. 01, 2014 at 5:27 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Wins the first week of HomeTeam Pick'Em, Yoda Master does. Hmmmm?

    There were pitfalls this week. River Ridge. Lennard. Freedom. But the best at avoiding them? The Yoda Master and Cowboys, who both finished 11-5 to take the early lead in the 2014 Pick 'Em. Yoda Master took Countryside, St. Petersburg and Osceola is some of the week's tougher games. Cowboys ...
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    Mon. Sept. 01, 2014 at 3:41 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig could miss season with broken fibula

    Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig could miss season with broken fibula Nate Craig, Tampa Catholic's 5-star wide receiver and an Auburn commitment, has a broken fibula, according to coach Mike Gregory. Whether any of this season can be salvaged for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound recruit rated No. 1 in the 2016 class by Rivals remains to be seen. Craig was injured on ...
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    Sun. Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:06 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sunday Morning Quarterback: Underdogs have their day

    Sunday Morning Quarterback: Underdogs have their day SMQ Player of the Week: Dillon O’Toole, River Ridge Since getting hired at his alma mater in 2011, River Ridge coach Ryan Benjamin has spent a lot of time thinking about beating Land O’Lakes. He even bought a trophy — a gator mouth embedded on a black marble plaque — ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Aug. 23-29

    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, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 29. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:52 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night

    Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night 4 teams to believe in Lennard: Supporters of Lennard, just 1-19 over the past two seasons, spent the past few days practically guaranteeing the Longhorns would beat East Bay. And, well, boom went the dynamite in a 28-7 win. Gulf: The Bucs have been more awful than the Longhorns recently. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:17 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Sickles 33, Robinson 7

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Sickles 33, Robinson 7 TAMPA — Last season was the most successful in Sickles history, the Gryphons winning a district title and their first-ever playoff games en route to the region finals. The 2014 Gryphons, ranked No. 3 in the preseason HomeTeam 25, enter the year eyeing even greater achievements. Sickles’ quest for a ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:08 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Football: Lennard 28, East Bay 7

    GIBSONTON — Lennard matched its win total for the past two seasons and defeated its neighborhood rival in convincing fashion before a packed house. The Longhorns scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead and never looked back. Their defense forced five turnovers and recorded three sacks. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:58 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Jesuit 31, Wauchula Hardee 17

    TAMPA — The flashes of speed and strength Malik Davis showed last year as a freshman were on full display for Jesuit as he ran past Wauchula Hardee. Davis pounded Hardee with 149 yards on 23 carries, making the most of each handoff with a 6.5-yard average. Davis scored all ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Football: Spoto 35, Wharton 2

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto started the game the way coach Dale Caparaso sought. The Spartans scored three touchdowns during the first quarter and played stout defense throughout, allowing the Wildcats to score only on a safety off of a blocked punt. Spoto’s secondary was key, recording two interceptions and allowing only ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:54 a.m. | Nathan Powell

  • Football: Armwood 37, Durant 14

    SEFFNER — Armwood had 14-0 lead less than six minutes into the first quarter. But Durant made it interesting as Crispian Atkins’ 85 yards and two TDs in the first half kept it close. After a scoreless third, Armwood’s defense forced costly turnovers and unforced errors to finally pull away. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:50 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gaither 35, Chamberlain 6

    TAMPA — Gaither capitalized on a sloppy Chamberlain team in the second quarter, rolling off four touchdowns to blow open a close game. The Chiefs were in a giving mood on opening night, turning the ball over three times in the first half. The Cowboys scored after each miscue. As ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:49 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Freedom 9, King 6

    TAMPA — Freedom opened its season with a defensive-minded and penalty-marred victory Friday night at King. Play of the game: After kicking a 27-yard field goal with three minutes left in the first half, Freedom’s Heath Grady had a 32-yarder blocked on the final play before intermission. A Lion picked ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:48 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Seffner Christian Academy 42, Lake Mary 0

    TAMPA — Seffner Christian Academy dominated thanks to four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in the season opener for both teams. Seffner Christian running back/linebacker Karmi Mackey seemed to be all over the ball, scoring four of the team’s six touchdowns. Drive of the game: Tyler Pettenger started the key ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:46 a.m. | Matthew Corrado

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