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  • 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

  • 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: 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: 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

  • District girls basketball: Plant 45, Alonso 44

    TAMPA — Sydney Johnson seldom left Angel Golden’s side. That was her only assignment from Plant coach Carrie Mahon, one that paid off in the closing seconds as the top-seeded Panthers outlasted No. 2 Alonso 45-44 Friday night for the Class 8A, District 7 championship. After cutting a seven-point deficit ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:22 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Freedom’s Taylor Emery breaks county scoring record (with video)

    Freedom’s Taylor Emery breaks county scoring record (with video) TAMPA — Three minutes and 50 seconds into Freedom’s Class 7A-8 championship game against Wiregrass Ranch, Taylor Emery received a pass from Bianca Igwe, rounded the corner and went up for an easy basket to give the Patriots a four-point lead.  The senior guard treated that particular basket — her ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District girls basketball: Hillsborough 53, King 6

    TAMPA — For 29 years, Hillsborough labored through seasons of disappointment and yearned for another chance to be crowned district champion. At the start of the season, fifth-year coach Babita Artabasy told her players this would be the year it happened. Her credence in them never wavered, and it paid ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District girls basketball: Tampa Catholic 69, Holy Names 45

    TAMPA — As the pregame clock ticked under 13 minutes before Thursday’s Class 4A, District 10 final against Tampa Catholic, a series of muffled cheers roared from behind the Holy Names’ locker-room door. Seconds later, the Jaguars confidently burst onto the court for warmups as Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train blared ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District girls basketball: Strawberry Crest 64, Plant City 59

    DOVER — With arguably the best player in Hillsborough County on its roster last year, Strawberry Crest followed Aliyah Gregory’s leadership all the way to its first district championship.  Gregory has since graduated and now plays at UCF. The Chargers, who had some growing pains midseason, longed to prove the ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 11:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region boys soccer: Newsome 6, Orlando Cypress Creek 1

    LITHIA — For the second time in three games, Jake Van Der Luit scored twice and Newsome tallied six goals. On Thursday night, that resulted in a 6-1 Class 5A region quarterfinal win over visiting Orlando Cypress Creek. “I’m getting a lot of help from my teammates,” said Van Der ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:51 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Region boys soccer: East Bay 2, Northeast 1

    GIBSONTON — The school fight song blared over the PA system, students rushed the field, and players hugged. It was time for East Bay to celebrate school history. Senior forward Kevin Dacruz knocked in the winning goal in the 64th minute as East Bay rallied past Northeast 2-1 in a ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:47 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region boys soccer: Jesuit 8, Tarpon Springs 0

    TAMPA — Six Tigers scored as Jesuit breezed into the Class 3A region semifinals with a tidy 8-0 win against visiting Tarpon Springs in a match that lasted just more than an hour. The Tigers (21-2-2) ran their unbeaten streak to eight and haven’t been scored upon in the past ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:31 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region boys soccer: Calvary Christian 4, Universal Academy 1

    BRANDON — The Class A region quarterfinal between Universal Academy and Calvary Christian was tied at halftime, but technically, the Warriors hadn’t yet scored a goal when the teams broke for intermission.  Calvary Christian got on the board first in the seventh minute when a Falcon defender accidentally headed the ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 6:59 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough County's fall sports award winners

    Hillsborough County's annual sports award for the fall season were annouced Thursday.  Guy Toph Award: Ray Ray McCloud III, Sickles  Jim Kynes Outstanding Lineman Award: Jake Fruhmorgen, Plant Kirkwood Volleyball Award: Karissa Rhoades, Bloomingdale Hicks Family Awards for Outstanding Swimmers: Maddie Hess, Newsome; Tyler Heath, Plant Casey Most Valuable Golfer ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 6:21 p.m. | Times Staff

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