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  • Pinellas: District tournament wrestling preview

    Pinellas: District tournament wrestling preview Countryside is still the only Pinellas County team to win a state wrestling title. In the early 1990s, the Cougars were under the direction of legendary coach David Frayer, who led them to a team title in 1990. Lean years followed for the county. In 2002, the Cougars were the ...
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    Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys district soccer: Aggressive Shorecrest takes down Indian Rocks Christian

    CLEARWATER —Shorecrest won the two regular-season matchups with Indian Rocks Christian and continued its physical style of play Friday night, dropping the Golden Eagles 3-1 to claim the A-6 district title at Calvary Christian. Shorecrest’s aggressive style was successful even if it pushed the confines of good sportsmanship. The Chargers ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 9:33 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Girls region soccer: PHU advances to face Manatee

    PALM HARBOR — With Thursday's 3-1 Class 5A win over St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor University took a step toward shaking a region roadblock. The Hurricanes have lost to East Lake in the region semifinals the past two seasons. This time they'll face Bradenton Manatee. “We’ve been finishing really well,” PHU’s ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys district soccer: Tarpon Springs, Dunedin in 3A-10 final

    Tarpon Springs (4-9-2) pulled away after a dominant second half and beat Lakewood (3-10-1) 4-1 to advance to the Class 3A, District 10 final on Friday. The Spongers will face Dunedin (4-9-2), which beat Largo (5-9-1) 3-2 in two overtimes on a goal by Marco Kirolos. Tarpon Springs' key weapon ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 12:36 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: PHU dominates Kushner Duals

    PALM HARBOR — The Palm Harbor University wrestling team, on a mission to win a state title, demonstrated its focus yet again Saturday, going undefeated at the Logan Kushner Duals. The Hurricanes went 10-0 and did not surrender more than 18 points (to Fivay) in any dual. Runnerup Durant went ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:44 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District soccer: Osceola gets revenge, topples top seed

    SEMINOLE — Osceola held on Friday night for a 1-0 victory over host Seminole for the Class 4A-10 district crown, the Warriors’ third straight district title. And the fact that it came against rival Seminole (20-4-1) on its own field, where the Warriors had lost 1-0 earlier in the season, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 9:57 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Middleton hires new football coach

    Middleton made its new football coach hiring official Friday afternoon, selecting Jeff George Jr. George is a former assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for the Polish professional team and league champion Gdynia Seahawks. George also was an assistant high school coach at First Coast in Jacksonville as well as Beloit College ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:55 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Girls soccer: Osceola, Seminole advance to 4A-10 final

    Seminole and Osceola reached the title game with 3-1 victories against Clearwater and Northeast, respectively. Host Osceola benefitted from a Northeast own-goal in the first two minutes then held on. Osceola beat Northeast 4-0 in the regular season. When junior Alison Watkins played the first cross of the game into ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:53 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: Budding rivalry between new district foes IRC, Dunedin

    Wrestling: Budding rivalry between new district foes IRC, Dunedin Palm Harbor University is the class of Pinellas County wrestling, winning PCAC titles and notching the county’s best finish at state the past two years. While the ’Canes are positioned stronger than ever in 2014, they will graduate eight wrestlers from their starting 14. The door is open for new ...
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    Tue. Jan. 14, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: Dixie Hollins wins seventh St. Petersburg City title in a row

    ST. PETERSBURG — Dixie Hollins hoisted the St. Petersburg City Championship trophy for the seventh straight time Saturday evening. The Rebels sent 10 wrestlers to the finals, six of them taking home titles. Five of those six victories in the finals came by pin as the Rebels posted 214 points. ...
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    Sun. Jan. 12, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Wrestling: East Lake, Boca Ciega gain footing

    GULFPORT — Twenty wrestling teams from four counties — Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota and Manatee — converged for the 18th annual Southside Duals, with East Lake and host Boca Ciega finishing third and fourth, respectively, as teams from south of the bay dominated. “Whenever you get teams from down there (Sarasota ...
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    Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:52 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Jerry Mita Invitational on tap

    Jerry Mita Invitational Where: Pinellas Park High When: Round 1 begins Friday at 2. Semifinals and wrestlebacks begin Saturday at 10. Who: Berkeley Prep, Boca Ciega, Northeast, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Largo, Northside Christian, Sarasota Riverview, Admiral Farragut, Lakewood Ranch, Anclote, Sarasota Booker, Citrus Park, Clearwater, ...
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    Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 at 6:36 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • East Lake Invitational preview capsule

    East Lake Invitational Where: East Lake High When: Session 1 begins today at 1:30 with opening rounds and wrestlebacks. Session 2 begins Saturday at 9 a.m. with semifinals and wrestlebacks. What: This is the primary early-season tuneup for Pinellas County wrestlers. This year’s event features 24 teams from Tampa, Orlando ...
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    Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 at 12:29 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Soccer: Osceola, Clearwater boys turn up defense

    SEMINOLE — In Wednesday night’s matchup between Clearwater and Osceola, the Warriors girls cruised in a 5-2 win while the Warriors boys battled to a 2-2 tie. “It was a hard-fought game, that’s what we expect from Clearwater,” Warriors boys coach Al Sousa said. The Tornadoes (4-2-2) struck first in ...
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    Thu. Dec. 05, 2013 at 12:14 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Hialeah Champagnat 28, Indian Rocks Christian 14

    Football: Hialeah Champagnat 28, Indian Rocks Christian 14 LARGO — Indian Rocks Christian’s storybook 2013 season ended Friday with a 28-14 loss to Hialeah Champagnat in the Class 2A state semifinal. The Golden Eagles led during the first quarter and trailed by just one at the half. They trailed 20-14 with three minutes to play but could not ...
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    Sat. Nov. 30, 2013 at 12:51 a.m. | Andy Warrener

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