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Jordan Broderick, softball, Seminole
Daneesha Davidson, track, Hillsborough
Aubrey Ehlers, softball, Dunedin
Ashley Gentz, track, Nature Coast
Lizzie Jackson, softball, Bloomingdale
Brook Schwaner, softball, River Ridge
Andrew Abbott, baseball, Alonso
Travis Bianco, basketball, St. Petersburg
David Kornitzer, track, Newsome
Jacob Mohr, wrestling, Boca Ciega
Storm Schenk, wrestling, Mitchell
Justin Young, baseball, Hernando


  • District wrestling: Tampa Prep second, Berkeley Prep third in A-10

    Tampa Prep was denied in its attempt to win its first district title since 1993. Prep lost valuable points without Donoven Hough (132) in the lineup and fell to Bradenton Southeast 185-176. Berkeley Prep was third with 139. The Terrapins sent seven wrestlers on to district titles: Jacob Conrad (106), ...
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    Sat. Feb. 28, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District wrestling: Dunedin takes A-11 title

    Dunedin won its fifth district title in the past six years, defeating host Indian Rocks Christian 213.5-163 in Class A, District 11. Dunedin had 13 region qualifiers, the most under coach Marc Allison. Dunedin’s Hunter Gast (106), Stephen Nichols (113), Brendan Ditro (138), Michael Dunlap (195) won titles. Allison said ...
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    Sat. Feb. 28, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District wrestling: Palm Harbor outlasts East Lake again

    Just 5.5 points separated East Lake from unseating defending district champion Palm Harbor University at the Class 3A, District 7 meet. After edging East Lake by 1.5 points at the Pinellas County conference meet earlier this season, the host Hurricanes did just enough to outlast the Eagles again, 189.5-184. “These ...
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    Sat. Feb. 28, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District wrestling: Dixie Hollins nabs another crown

    District wrestling: Dixie Hollins nabs another crown TRINITY —The team outcome was never in doubt at the Class 2A, District 9 wrestling tournament at Mitchell High. The Rebels, winners of three straight district titles, led the whole way and dominated the team standings with 230.5 points. Mitchell was second with 132.5, Northeast third (116), Osceola fourth (101) ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:39 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Track: Hillsborough, Steinbrenner win Johnson invite

    TAMPA — Hillsborough’s boys team claimed its fourth straight Charles Johnson Invitational title on Saturday, led by Virginia Tech football signee Dwyane Lawson. Lawson won the triple jump (48 feet, 2.5 inches) and high jump (6-2) and was second in the long jump (21-0). Lawson and Daneesha Davidson of Hillsborough’s ...
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    Sun. Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:15 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Track: East Lake girls shine in host tourney

    Track: East Lake girls shine in host tourney EAST LAKE — The county powerhouses from 2014 dominated at the Early Bird Invitational at East Lake High School on Wednesday.  The host Eagles, winners of the last two meets on the girls side, ran away with their third straight title, racking up 198 points, more than double that of ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region boys basketball: East Bay 61, Freedom 55

    TAMPA — East Bay is headed to its first region final since 1968 after a thrilling, comeback victory over host Freedom 61-55. The Indians (23-6) led 2-0 at the start of the game and then not again until the start of the fourth quarter as Freedom made spectacular plays of ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 10:07 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: PHU barely captures fourth straight PCAC title

    CLEARWATER — Palm Harbor University has dominated PCAC wrestling the past three years. But after the Hurricanes graduated 10 of the 14 starters from the 2014 tournament champions, Saturday’s PCAC meet was a four-horse race among PHU, Dunedin, East Lake and Dixie Hollins. The Eagles took PHU to the limit ...
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    Sat. Feb. 14, 2015 at 9:42 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes 70, Winter Park Geneva 47

    LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes joined an elite group Friday night by qualifying for its fourth straight girls basketball Final Four in Lakeland with a 70-47 victory over Winter Park Geneva 70-47. The Wildcats had outscored their region opponents by an average of 45 points coming into the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region boys basketball: Tarpon Springs 91, Zephyrhills 58

    TARPON SPRINGS — Zephyrhills hadn’t made the region playoffs since 1998. Tarpon Springs hadn’t lost in its own gym since Dec. 4, 2013. In front of a raucous crowd, the Spongers (28-1) took the Bulldogs (20-9) to task, jumping out to a 22-8 first-quarter lead en-route to a dominant 91-58 ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: PHU wins its tournament

    PALM HARBOR — With the 2014-15 wrestling season winding down, there are just a few meets before the county championships and the run to states. The Logan Kushner Duals, which were Friday and Saturday at Palm Harbor University, pitted a some of Pinellas’ best against each other and had some ...
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    Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes falls in final

    State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes falls in final MELBOURNE — As fast as Plantation American Heritage scored to open Friday’s Class 3A state final, they struck just as quickly to deny Land O’Lakes in a 2-1 overtime victory. Dejah Cason crashed the Gator 18 from the left and buried it with a golden goal to win for the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State girls soccer: PHU can’t find offensive groove

    State girls soccer: PHU can’t find offensive groove MELBOURNE — Palm Harbor University came into Friday’s Class 5A state semifinal with high hopes after setting down arch-rival East Lake and Hillsborough County powerhouse Newsome in the region playoffs. Against 2013 (5A) and 2011 (6A) state champion Oviedo, the Hurricanes struggled to get out of their own end and ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 8:32 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes staves off PKs, heads to final

    State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes staves off PKs, heads to final MELBOURNE — After blasting through their district and region competition, it looked as if the Land O’Lakes girls soccer team had met its match against Ponte Vedra.  In Thursday’s Class 3A state semifinal at Eastern Florida State College, the Sharks scored first and controlled the action much of the second ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 5:35 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Zephyrhills' Jaylen Pickett 'a winner'

    Zephyrhills' Jaylen Pickett 'a winner' The commons area at Zephyrhills High School was packed just after dismissal Wednesday in anticipation of athlete Jaylen Pickett signing his letter of intent to play football at Eastern Michigan.  Head coach Reggie Roberts said during the ceremony that every college coach he spoke to said the same thing about ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 5:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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