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  • 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

  • Baseball: Hillsborough district preview

    Baseball: Hillsborough district preview TAMPA — The Monday night game against Tampa Catholic, which Tampa Prep lost 8-2, had been over for nearly 15 minutes. But after his team’s postgame huddle in leftfield broke, a disappointed Luis Medina lingered. The sophomore catcher, who has a team-high .453 batting average, also had a near-flawless fielding ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 6:31 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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

  • Ray Ray McCloud III gets Under Armour invite, and other recruiting notes

    Ray Ray McCloud III gets Under Armour invite, and other recruiting notes A few recruiting nuggets from the last few days: • Sickles junior ATH Ray Ray McCloud III announced his invitation to the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game. The 2,300-yard rusher holds offers from Clemson, Florida and Florida State, among others. The all-star game could have a very strong local flavor ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:12 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Tampa Prep's Durham a MaxPreps All-American

    Tampa Prep star Juwan Durham has been named a first-team sophomore All-American by MaxPreps, the site announced Friday morning. It's the latest honor for Durham, a 6-foot-10 forward. He was the Tampa Bay Times' all-Suncoast player of the year this winter, averaging 21.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.7 blocks and ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • District softball roundup: Durant routs Plant City for 7A-7 title

    District softball roundup: Durant routs Plant City for 7A-7 title TAMPA — The old adage states it’s tough to beat a team three times in one season. Thursday, it proved spot on. Durant’s bats stayed hot as the No. 3 seed avenged a pair of regular-season losses and defeated top-seeded Plant City 11-0 in the Class 7A, District 7 final ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 12:03 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Track roundup: Friends, not foes, boost Plant girls

    RIVERVIEW — Anna Montgomery and Bailey Sullivan are best friends who train side-by-side for every race. And in Thursday’s Class 4A, District 7 meet, the duo’s inseparability earned the Plant girls a championship. Newsome led Plant most of the meet until Montgomery and Sullivan finished first and second, respectively, in ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State tennis: Tampa Prep’s Leavy falters in Class A final

    CASSELBERRY — While Tampa Prep’s hopes of a team championship ended Wednesday, the Terrapin girls did have two players alive for Class A individual titles Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park. In the No. 1 singles final, Paige Leavy lost 6-2, 6-4 to Allegra Hanlon of Ransom Everglades. “I know ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 6:18 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District softball roundup: Tampa Catholic wins 4A-10 title

    TAMPA — Emily Small hadn’t pitched in nearly a year when Tampa Catholic coach Mark Braddy called on her to provide depth going into the Class 4A, District 10 tournament. Small never thought she would pitch again after taking a break to play mainly centerfield this season. But after practicing ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:28 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Track roundup: Steinbrenner gets a little help from baseball standout

    Track roundup: Steinbrenner gets a little help from baseball standout TAMPA —Steinbrenner’s 4x100 relay team was in second place when Shyheem Barthel passed the baton to teammate Kevin Merrell in Wednesday’s Class 4A, District 6 meet at Wharton High. But Barthel wasn’t too concerned about that placement. “I got confidence in all of them,” he said. “But I knew once ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:27 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State tennis: Two more titles for Plant’s Oosterhout

    Plant’s Erica Oosterhout made the most of her first opportunity to win an overall Class 4A state championship. Oosterhout, a junior who played No. 4 singles as a freshman and No. 2 as a sophomore, defeated Newsome’s Kylie Moulin 6-1, 6-1 in the overall Class 4A singles final Wednesday morning ...
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    Wed. April 16, 2014 at 9:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • 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
  • District softball: Holy Names, Tampa Catholic cruise into 4A-10 final

    TAMPA — Caroline Kimbler had just one at-bat all season before Academy of the Holy Names’ Class 4A, District 10 softball semifinal against Sarasota Booker. But when she stepped up in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, the junior proved a lack of experience at the plate didn’t mean ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 10:42 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State tennis: Newsome freshman, Plant junior set for singles showdown

    State tennis: Newsome freshman, Plant junior set for singles showdown ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — As one Hillsborough County tennis dynasty ended Tuesday, another might have begun. Plant’s streak of three consecutive team titles ended, but Newsome freshman Kylie Moulin made a valiant comeback to force a tiebreaker and earn the individual Class 4A singles championship at Sanlando Park. “It’s definitely one ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. | Matt Baker

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