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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

  • State tennis: Boca Ciega’s Stefan, East Lake’s Deng make finals

    Boca Ciega’s Dan Stefan and East Lake’s Angel Deng will both play for individual state championships today. Stefan will play for his second straight Class 2A individual state title after winning two matches at the state tournament Monday at Sylvan Lake Park in Sanford. Stefan, the No. 1-seeded player in ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:32 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for April 5-11

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Assata Trader, Shorecrest Sport: Track and field   Skinny: After winning an unexpected state title in the 100 meters last season, Trader went from being an under-the-radar sprinter to the prohibitive favorite that ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Column: Middleton sprinter aims for another important score

    Column: Middleton sprinter aims for another important score Anthony “Shug” Rhynes is charging toward the finish line, knees up and down, arms churning, cleats banging away on the rubber track — bap, bap, bap — with nothing in front of him. It’s just Rhynes and the clock. Just like always. Saturday morning, Rhynes took his ACT one more ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 8:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Baseball: St. Petersburg's David Phrathep signs with Milligan College

    St. Petersburg third baseman/catcher David Phrathep has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Milligan (Tenn.) College, according to coach Travis Phelps. Phelps said it is an 80 percent scholarship and that Phrathep has been recruited to play catcher. He has played mostly third base this season. Phrathep ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 1:33 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Jerica Coley's career a success with or without the WNBA

    Jerica Coley's career a success with or without the WNBA She left St. Petersburg as one of its most decorated high school basketball players, an unselfish teammate with the ability to take over a game when she needed to, with a basket or an assist or a steal. But usually a basket. And yet, college coaches weren’t banging down Jerica ...
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    Sun. April 13, 2014 at 3:39 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • State tennis preview

    State tennis preview TAMPA — When Caroline Lozo made her first trip to the state tournament as a wide-eyed seventh grader, she took the experience for granted. “I didn’t necessarily know what going to states meant,”  she said. “It was my first year. I assumed we would go every year, not realizing how ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 3:13 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 5-11

    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 5 through Friday, April 11. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Baseball: Osceola clinches PCAC South

    SEMINOLE — It was senior night at Osceola, and Keith Weisenberg wasn’t about to end his stellar career with a loss. Despite not having his best stuff, he pitched a complete game in a 5-3 win over St. Petersburg. The win clinched the PCAC South title for Osceola (17-4). Its ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:25 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Track: Lakewood girls, boys fare well at 2A-11

    Lakewood, despite losing the bulk of its star power from last year’s state champion boys team, won its third straight district title, scoring 172 points at the 2A-11 meet to beat Gibbs by 68 at Sarasota Booker. The Spartans used nine runners in various lineups to sweep the 4x100-meter relay ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball: Countryside wins PCAC title

    ST. PETERSBURG — After a series of unforeseen scenarios, Countryside made an unexpected appearance against Northeast in Friday’s Pinellas County Athletic Conference softball title game. The Cougars didn’t secure its spot until Thursday, which didn’t give coach Kaylyn Bayly much time to decide who would start on the mound. It ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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