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Hannah Pridemore, softball, Newsome
Caylie VanAuken, softball, Boca Ciega
Mosi Davis, track, Sunlake
Alex Gray, track, Admiral Farragut
Justin Hall, tennis, Armwood
Travell Harris, track, Jesuit
Peter Litsky, tennis, Shorecrest
Agie Moreno, tennis, Wiregrass Ranch


  • HomeTeam Hot Shots, Nominations for April 11-17

    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 11 through Friday, April 17. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 18, 2015 at 12:05 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District softball: Plant City 7, East Bay 1

    PLANT CITY — Having vanquished last year's nemesis with a semifinal win over defending Class 7A, District 7 champion Durant, Plant City defeated East Bay 7-1 Friday for its first district title since 2005. "It's a big deal," said Ashley Bullion, the fourth Raiders coach in four seasons. Plant City ...
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    Fri. April 17, 2015 at 10:41 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District softball: Steinbrenner 2, Wiregrass Ranch 1

    TAMPA -- Coming into Friday's Class 7A, District 8 final, Wiregrass Ranch had made it clear to opponents that it would not back down from a test. The fourth-seeded Bulls previously overcame a late five-run deficit on Tuesday to knock off Sickles in a quarterfinal game, then rallied from an ...
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    Fri. April 17, 2015 at 10:38 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Impending graduation a milestone for Leto High baseball player JoJo Bergollo

    Impending graduation a milestone for Leto High baseball player JoJo Bergollo TAMPA — The forecast was clear, but J.J. Pizzio still wished for rain. Maybe then, if only for a day, the Leto High School baseball coach could delay the Falcons’ regular-season finale against Robinson.  That evening, which promised recognition for his eight graduating seniors, was one he had only dreamed ...
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    Fri. April 17, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District softball: Newsome 7, Plant 2

    District softball: Newsome 7, Plant 2 TAMPA — Newsome’s Class 8A, District 7 final against Plant began just according to the Wolves’ plan. They were happy to be the visiting team in the championship game, to have a chance at putting some runs on the board early in order to force the Panthers to play catchup. ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District softball: Robinson 16, Middleton 1 (four innings)

    TAMPA — Robinson dominated each of its Class 5A, District 9 games this season, blowing out opponents by at least 15 runs. Robinson stuck to that script Thursday and won its third district title in four years with a 16-1 victory over Middleton (3-17) in four innings. After the game, ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 10:48 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • District softball roundup: Palm Harbor U. shuts out Sarasota Riverview

    Class 8A-8 Palm Harbor University 10, Sarasota Riverview 0: The Hurricanes needed to find a way to snap out of their funk after closing out the regular season with losses in four of their past five regular-season games.  The district tournament provided the perfect tonic. PHU, which went undefeated against ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • State tennis: Titles elude locals in Class 4A and 2A

    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Courtney Hebard rallied from a big deficit despite struggling with her serve to win twice Wednesday. On Thursday, the struggle continued. But not the comebacks. The Steinbrenner senior was knocked out of the Class 4A individual girls singles championship by Cypress Creek’s Alexandra Lee, 6-4, 6-3, at ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District softball: Wiregrass Ranch upsets top seed in 15 innings

    District softball: Wiregrass Ranch upsets top seed in 15 innings TAMPA — It took more than three-and-a-half hours and 15 innings, but the wait for its first postseason berth was well worth it for Wiregrass Ranch in Wednesday’s Class 7A, District 8 semifinal. The fourth-seeded Bulls rallied from a two-run deficit in the fourth against No. 1-seed Freedom, then held ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District softball: Plant City's surge continues

    PLANT CITY — The ball sailed into rightfield over Emily Beauchamp’s head, a leadoff triple hit by Mak Allen that set the tone for Plant City from the first at-bat. Rebecca Sorenson followed with a double to score Allen and the turnaround continued for Plant City (15-11) with a 7-5 ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 11:18 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • District track: Hillsborough girls make most of talent

    RIVERVIEW — An undermanned Hillsborough girls team made it back-to-back titles, and the Armwood boys won Wednesday in the Class 3A, District 9 meet at Spoto. The Terriers, with a roster of just 12 girls, tallied 127 points to finish with a comfortable lead over runnerup King (113). Hillsborough excelled ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 10:52 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Plant SS Nick Cerelli commits to USF

    Plant shorstop Nick Cerelli has commited to USF, Panthers coach Dennis Braun confirmed Wednesday. Cerelli, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior, is hitting .260 this season with eight RBIs and one home run. He has also served as a relief pitcher for Plant, allowing no earned runs in three innings pitched while ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District softball: Leto nabs region spot

    TAMPA — The Leto players weren’t born when coach Kelly Hacker-Carpenter discovered the team-oriented philosophy of softball. The Falcons have learned from her past. For the second time in Hacker-Carpenter’s four years — and the fifth time in school history — No. 2 seed Leto earned a postseason berth Wednesday ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 9:42 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • District track: Wharton girls romp, Steinbrenner boys prevail

    District track: Wharton girls romp, Steinbrenner boys prevail TAMPA — The winning squads from 2014 won Wednesday’s Class 4A, District 6 meet at Wharton. The host Wildcat girls carried the day with 208.5 points to Steinbrenner’s 134.5. The Steinbrenner boys held for their third straight team title, 197 points to Alonso’s 158.5. The Wharton girls asserted their dominance ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District track: Berkeley Prep takes title

    TAMPA — After missing out on a district team title by 1½ points last season, Berkeley Prep’s girls track made sure there was no doubt in Tuesday’s Class 2A, District 10 meet. The Buccaneers scored 239 points, 55 ahead of Academy of the Holy Names. Despite graduating several athletes and ...
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    Tue. April 14, 2015 at 11:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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