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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: Pinellas district preview

    Baseball: Pinellas district preview ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast coach Rob Stanifer wanted to send a message. It was early March and the Vikings were struggling yet again, this time in a home game against Berkeley Prep. “I had enough so I saw the bats over there lined up against the fence,’’ Stanifer said. “You ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 7:50 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • 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

  • Baseball: Q&A with Lakewood INF Bo Bichette

    Baseball: Q&A with Lakewood INF Bo Bichette Lakewood coach Jayce Ganchou recognized the face right away. On an adjacent field at Lake Vista Park in December, former Major League Baseball player Dante Bichette was tossing balls to his son, Dante Jr. The younger Bichette, a player in the Yankees’ minor-league system, was staying in shape during the ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 3:44 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Softball: River Ridge gives Ernie Beck one last district title

    Softball: River Ridge gives Ernie Beck one last district title NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge softball coach Ernie Beck is retiring after this season, so this week’s district tournament was his last. And the way the Royal Knights played, one of his best, too. Despite entering as the No. 3 seed, River Ridge rolled over all three opponents, including Dunedin ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District softball: Delay does Lakewood no favors

    ST. PETERSBURG — After securing its first playoff appearance in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals, Lakewood was looking for more in the championship game against Bradenton Bayshore. The Spartans (15-11) were confident, especially after rallying to beat the Bruins last month to secure the top seed in the district. ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 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

  • 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

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