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Jasha Patrick, track, Hernando
Julia Schifino, softball, Academy of the Holy Names
Jordan Butler, baseball, Alonso
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Felix Dieguez, baseball, Leto
Franklin German, baseball, Bishop McLaughlin
Tyler Hawks, baseball, River Ridge
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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 18-24

    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 18, through Friday, April 24. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 25, 2015 at 11:06 a.m. | Times Staff

  • District baseball: Indian Rocks Christian 3, Calvary Christian 2 (nine innings)

    ST. PETERSBURG — George Koulianos had a night to remember on Friday. The Indian Rocks Christian senior pitched 5⅔ innings of shutout relief and had the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to help IRC defeat Calvary Christian 3-2 in the Class 3A, District 9 final. It ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:46 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region softball: Leto 7, Osceola 6 (10 innings)

    SEMINOLE — Leto’s Carrie Reynolds, who led off the 10th inning with a walk and moved to third on consecutive sacrifice groundouts, scored the winning run on a passed ball to beat Osceola 7-6 in Friday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal. It was the Falcons’ first postseason win in school history. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District baseball: Northeast 4, Seminole 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Without a doubt, David Sockol was confident. “I was pumped up all day for this game,” the Northeast senior said. “I was looking forward to this moment.” Never mind that Seminole lit him up for four runs in two innings just 2 1/2 weeks ago. Never mind ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:43 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District baseball: River Ridge 3, Dunedin 1

    NEW PORT RICHEY — There have been two empty spots in the rafters of the River Ridge gymnasium since the school was built in 1991. This past fall, the football team occupied one with their first district championship banner. After Friday night, River Ridge’s only baseball manager in the school’s ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 9:36 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District baseball: Boca Ciega 6, Lakewood 4

    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega put its hopes of winning the school’s first district championship since 1988 on the shoulders of freshman left-hander Nate Campbell. Three batters into Friday’s Class 5A, District 10 final against Lakewood, it looked as if the Pirates’ hopes were dashed. Lakewood’s Donovan Pink blasted a three-run ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 8:58 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Region softball: Palm Harbor University 4, Plant 1

    PALM HARBOR — Plant’s Kayla McGory led off the game with a home run, but Palm Harbor University shortstop Logyn Lilley made sure it didn’t rattle her teammates. “First thing I said to (pitcher) Taylor Scott after that home run was, ‘Hey, we gotta score to win anyway,’ ” Lilley said. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region softball: Canterbury 10, Cambridge Christian 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Cambridge Christian’s Alea White is a power pitcher who has racked up a dizzying amount of strikeouts throughout her career. Canterbury coach Jody Moore was already aware of White’s velocity. So in practice leading up to Friday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal, Moore preached to her hitters to ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region track: Admiral Farragut pulls off sweep

    Region track: Admiral Farragut pulls off sweep CLEARWATER — Admiral Farragut dethroned Melbourne Holy Trinity’s three-year reign over Class A, Region 3 on Thursday at Calvary Christian.  The Holy Trinity squad had won the last two girls and last three boys titles. AFA snatched both away. With a huge day in the field from Brittany McGee and ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:53 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region track: Jesuit boys first in 2A-3; Lakewood shines

    Locals shined in the girls pole vault at Orlando First Academy on Thursday, pulling off a sweep of the top four spots: Tampa Catholic’s Nicole Carroll (12), Dunedin’s Olivia Welsh (10-6), Lakewood’s Melissa Dones’ (9-6) and Anclote’s Madelyn Nurge (9-0). Lakewood was the top girls team locally in Class 2A, ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final

    District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final NEW PORT RICHEY — Prior results suggested that Thursday’s Class 5A, District 8 semifinals would not be close.  Land O’Lakes did not follow script, pushing second-seeded Dunedin (22-5), which scratched out a 5-2 victory and faces host and top seed River Ridge on Friday for the district title. River Ridge ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District baseball: Osceola 3, Mitchell 2

    SEMINOLE — After Wednesday night’s epic 10-inning victory over Largo, one that punched Osceola’s ticket into the Class 6A region tournament, a Warrior letdown in Thursday’s Class 6A, District 10 final could be forgiven. A hit batter and two throwing errors gave visiting Mitchell an early lead, but Osceola quickly ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region track: Hillsborough girls finish third in 3A-3

    The Hillsborough girls, highlighted by several top-three finishes from Jada Roberson, finished third overall (51 points) at the Class 3A-3 region meet at Punta Gorda Charlotte. Lakewood Ranch won the meet with 85.5 points. Roberson placed second in the long jump (19-2) and third in the both the triple jump ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 8:42 p.m. | Times Staff

  • All-state boys basketball, Class 8A and 7A

    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops present the 2014-15 boys Class 8A and 7A all-state teams. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches. Class 8A FIRST ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 6:20 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Softball region quarterfinal capsules (Class 8A, 6A, 4A, 2A)

    Thursday’s region quarterfinal softball games Class 8A Plant (21-6) at Palm Harbor University (18-8): The Panthers have won 19 of their last 22 games and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Last month, Plant won the Lady Canes Spring Tournament hosted by PHU. Both teams did ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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