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  • District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time

    District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time PINELLAS PARK — East Lake decided it would not go quietly for the rest of the season. In Thursday’s Class 7A, District 9 title game, the Eagles pitched, hit and darted around the bases. The team that struggled for traction through a miserable late regular-season stretch against district opponents regained ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: East Lake wins rain-shortened PCAC final


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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Track roundup: Brittany McGee solid as usual for Farragut

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas teams fared quite well at the Class A, Region 3 meet at Calvary Christian on Thursday. No area team could challenge the might of Melbourne Holy Trinity, but the Shorecrest girls rose as high as third (66 points) and the Indian Rocks Christian boys were the runners-up ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Baseball: CCC coach Todd Vaughan earns 500th win

    Baseball: CCC coach Todd Vaughan earns 500th win Clearwater Central Catholic coach Todd Vaughan earned his 500th win after the Marauders beat Countryside 3-2 Thursday night. The win is also noteworthy because CCC improved to 23-0 and ensured its first undefeated regular season in school history. Vaughan, 52, is in his 26th season as CCC’s head coach. Prior ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • State tennis: Canterbury’s Holvoet plays through pain, claims title

    State tennis: Canterbury’s Holvoet plays through pain, claims title CASSELBERRY — Canterbury’s Evan Holvoet wasn’t sure he could make it to the Class A individual state tournament. In the district final, he faced Shorecrest’s Peter Litsky, an opponent he had never beaten. Holvoet broke that streak and carried the momentum into this week’s state tournament. The unranked senior had ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 6:42 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District softball roundup: East Lake, Countryside advance to 7A-9 final

    PINELLAS PARK — Two one-run games. Just what one would expect in the balanced Class 7A, District 9 tournament. In Wednesday’s first semifinal, East Lake held off Northeast 5-4. In the second, a pitchers’ duel went the way of top-seeded Countryside, 1-0 over Seminole. Sommer Pollard (two hits, including a ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:42 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Track roundup: Gibbs’ Jerosan Fletcher nabs triple crown

    Track roundup: Gibbs’ Jerosan Fletcher nabs triple crown TAMPA — With Tampa teams dominating the team standings Wednesday at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Berkeley Prep,  no individual shined brighter than Gibbs senior Jerosan Fletcher. “Last year, she broke 58s at regionals; this year when we started at 58, I knew we were progressing,” Gladiators coach ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:25 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State tennis: No one better than Bogie’s Dan Stefan in Class 2A

    Boca Ciega’s Dan Stefan left no doubt that he is the best Class 2A singles player in Florida this season. Stefan had to stick around Casselberry for another day, but the wait was worth it after defeating Chase Perez-Blanco of Miami Gulliver Prep  6-2, 6-2 Wednesday for the overall singles ...
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    Wed. April 16, 2014 at 8:52 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

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  • State tennis: Bogie’s Dan Stefan repeats as singles champ

    State tennis: Bogie’s Dan Stefan repeats as singles champ CASSELBERRY — Boca Ciega junior Dan Stefan needed a furious rally in his first trip to the state tournament to come away with a championship. The only drama in his return trip Tuesday centered on whether the Pirates could sweep the individual honors. Stefan cruised to the individual Class 2A ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 7:03 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Ex-East Lake stars Cole, Scott making early impacts in college

    Ex-East Lake stars Cole, Scott making early impacts in college Former East Lake standouts Mason Cole of Michigan and Artavis Scott of Clemson each made a strong enough impression during  spring games that they could start in the fall as true freshmen. Cole, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman, moved quickly up the depth chart in the offseason and started at left ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boca Ciega, Newsome take individual singles tennis titles

    CASSELBERRY – Boca Ciega junior Dan Stefan had to sweat out his first trip to state, rallying from an early deficit to win an individual singles state title. His second trip was drama-free. Stefan split the first four games Tuesday but won the rest of the way to earn his ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 11:52 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Three area athletes selected for FHSAA all-academic team

    Three bay area student athletes — Robinson's Caroline King, Canterbury's Emily McMullen and Indian Rocks Christian's Paul Parish — were named to the Florida High School Athletic Association academic all-state team. King has run cross country and played flag football, lacrosse and soccer. She is ranked ninth in her class ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball: Admiral Farragut nabs first playoff berth

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a ho-hum victory for Admiral Farragut, a 15-0 rout over Northside Christian that was cut short after four innings because of the mercy rule. But Monday’s win in the Class 3A, District 10 semifinals was significant for the Blue Jackets, who secured their first playoff ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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