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  • District girls basketball: Dixie Hollins ousts Mitchell

    District girls basketball: Dixie Hollins ousts Mitchell TRINITY — Visiting Dixie Hollins turned the tables on host Mitchell in Wednesday’s Class 6A-10 district semifinal.  The Mustangs (14-9) took both regular-season games from the Rebels (10-11). On Wednesday, the Rebels clung to a slight lead most of the night and were tied at 32 in the fourth quarter. ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:42 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls soccer: Land O’Lakes 4, Springstead 2

    LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes knows only one speed — full throttle. The Gators (22-1) had posted lopsided shutouts through the district and region playoffs. On Tuesday, however, they faced a taller test in district champion Springstead (16-2-1) and talented forward Samantha Betters.  The Eagles had the muscle to counter ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District boys soccer: Wiregrass Ranch 3, Freedom 1

    District boys soccer: Wiregrass Ranch 3, Freedom 1 TAMPA — Seventh-seeded Freedom had nothing to lose during Friday’s Class 4A, District 8 final at Sickles. Though they were down two players before the match began, the Patriots played a spirited first half before falling 3-1 to top-seeded Wiregrass Ranch. “They gave us a tough time, especially in the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls soccer: Land O’Lakes 5, Hudson 0

    LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes picked up right where it left off last week after thrashing Pasco in the district final by devouring Hudson 5-0 in Class 3A region quarterfinals Thursday. The Cobras (18-6-2) got some early pressure, but when forward Alexa Gernand went down with a leg injury, the ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:29 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls soccer: Shorecrest 1, Carrollwood Day 0

    TAMPA — The Class A region quarterfinal between host Carrollwood Day and Shorecrest was a defensive battle from the outset Thursday afternoon.  The Patriots entrenched Maddie Deneen, Molly Johnson and Chrissy Brynjolfsson along a back line that never crossed the midfield stripe. The Chargers flexed from three to as many ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 8:08 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District boys soccer: Wiregrass Ranch, Freedom move on

    TAMPA — The 4A-8 trend of low seeds dropping high seeds switched in the first semifinal Wednesday.  After sixth-seeded Chamberlain downed third seed and host Sickles, and No. 7 Freedom dropped No. 2 Mitchell in the quarterfinals Tuesday, top-seeded Wiregrass Ranch sent No. 4 Gaither home with a 2-0 victory. The ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: Transfer helps Dunedin win its own tournament

    DUNEDIN — The Dunedin Falcons faced a 27-6 deficit six matches into their final dual Saturday against visiting Fort Dorchester of South Carolina. Iowa transfer Robby Washam scored a first-period pin against Dorchester’s Patrick Shaw in the final match to put the Falcons ahead 39-37 and win the coveted Falcon ...
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    Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 at 11:22 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District girls soccer: Land O’Lakes rolls unscathed past Pasco

    District girls soccer: Land O’Lakes rolls unscathed past Pasco LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes thrashed Pasco with four goals in the first half and cruised through the second to a 4-0 victory Friday Bookend outside midfielders Makenzie Fish and Savanna Ronk delivered tough, power possessions while Sydny Nasello’s raw speed in the middle overwhelmed the Pirate defense, which dropped ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: Dixie Hollins wins 10 St. Petersburg city titles

    ST. PETERSBURG — Dixie Hollins dominated the St. Petersburg City wrestling championship at Northeast, winning 10 individual titles. Of Dixie Hollins’ champions, 195-pounder Clifton Thomas won his second straight city title. Zach Addis (132) unseated defending champion Darquell Pierre of Boca Ciega with a second period pin and Davonte Harrington ...
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    Sun. Jan. 11, 2015 at 12:07 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys basketball: Mitchell 77, Wesley Chapel 56

    WESLEY CHAPEL — The Mitchell Mustangs brought their full-throttle, trapping, pressing game into Wesley Chapel on Thursday and nearly ran the host Wildcats out of their own gym, hanging a 77-56 loss on the home team. “We knew Wesley Chapel was a good half-court team,” Mustangs coach Jared St. Charles ...
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    Thu. Dec. 18, 2014 at 10:32 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Girls basketball: Tampa Catholic 44, Holy Names 33

    TAMPA — Tampa Catholic got the inside track in the Class 4A, District 10 race by taking down rival Academy of the Holy Names 44-33 on its home court Friday night.  "It's always tough when you come into someone else's house and beat them, especially when it's your rival," Tampa ...
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    Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:41 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Defense takes over in second half of Hillsborough all-star game

    TAMPA — Sunday night’s Hillsborough County All-Star Football Game at Raymond James Stadium was a tale of two halves as the East and West teams gouged each other for big plays and points in the first half only to have the defenses take over and factor into the 17-14 West ...
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    Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 at 10:14 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: Dixie Hollins second at East Lake Invitational

    EAST LAKE —Dixie Hollins positioned itself as one of the Pinellas County teams to beat this  wrestling season by taking second place at the East Lake Invitational on Saturday.  The Rebels traded blows with Miami Southridge, ranked ninth in Class 3A by Scout.com, until the final match. Trailing by three ...
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    Sat. Dec. 06, 2014 at 7:08 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys soccer: Steinbrenner edges PHU 1-0

    LUTZ — The Steinbrenner boys soccer team took down district rival Palm Harbor University 1-0 on a night so chilly soccer balls felt like bowling balls. The Warriors are the defending district champions but coach Chad Ebright doesn’t carry it around on his sleeve. Ebright has just two regular starters ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 10:42 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Nine Plant athletes sign

    Nine Plant athletes sign TAMPA — Athletes at Plant showed that their high school is much more than a one-sport school as players from six sports signed letters of intent Monday afternoon. The baseball team had three players sign. Jake Woodford, who has a 95 mph fastball and a 0.43 ERA last season, will ...
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    Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 at 7:48 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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