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  • Spring football: East Lake 40, Osceola 16

    At East Lake Score: East Lake 40, Osceola 16 Spring game-breakers: East Lake quarterback Pete DiNovo has been in coach Bob Hudson’s system for two full seasons  and it shows with his poise and command of the offense. The rising senior finished 11-of-16 for 157 yards and two touchdowns, all ...
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    Fri. May 25, 2012 at 11:20 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Spring football: Calvary Christian 7, Community School of Naples 0

    Spring football: Calvary Christian 7, Community School of Naples 0 At Calvary Christian Score: Calvary Christian 7, Community School of Naples 0 Spring game-breakers: A two-hour weather delay kept Calvary and Naples from completing a full game, opting instead to play two quarters. … Led by rising senior Derek Barnes, Calvary’s secondary is something to keep a close eye on. ...
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    Thu. May 24, 2012 at 11:29 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Spring football: St. Petersburg Catholic 55, Indian Rocks Christian 0

    At Indian Rocks Christian Score: St. Petersburg Catholic 55, Indian Rocks Christian 0 Spring game-breakers: Rising senior running back Ryan Green is the consummate professional. Not only does the highly touted recruit race past defenders with ease, but he’s willing to be the lead blocker for other runners. Green finished ...
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    Fri. May 18, 2012 at 10:44 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • District baseball roundup: Sunlake runs out of gas in loss to Tarpon

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Tarpon Springs ace Michael Dunnigan wasn’t going to take Sunlake for granted. The senior watched the Seahawks upset River Ridge 1-0 Monday and he wasn’t going allow anything to stop the Spongers from making consecutive regional appearances. But Dunnigan didn’t have to do it by himself. ...
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    Tue. April 24, 2012 at 11:55 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • District softball roundup: Seventh-inning single powers Mitchell

    NEW PORT RICHEY — With River Ridge and Mitchell so evenly matched, it seemed almost inevitable the final would come down to the bottom of the seventh during a tie game. Mitchell captured the Class 6A, District 10 title in dramatic fashion, defeating rival River Ridge 5-4 Thursday on a ...
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    Thu. April 19, 2012 at 10:46 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: Mistakes foil Seminole vs. rival East Lake

    SEMINOLE — East Lake and Seminole no longer compete for district supremacy, but emotions still run high between the squads. The Eagles defeated their crosstown rival 3-1 in eight innings Friday, but the victory was for more than just bragging rights. Shortstop Nick Mazzoni played with heartbreak, and his teammates ...
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    Sat. April 14, 2012 at 12:15 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Basketball: Hillsborough girls hold off Pinellas in All-Star Game

    TAMPA — Sickles star Bre Crum made clutch shots to close out the Pinellas-Hillsborough All-Star Game on Thursday.She also took an inadvertent hard shot in the final moments of Hillsborough's 68-64 victory at Tampa Prep, earning bragging rights for the year.With the Pinellas girls storming back from a 13-point deficit, ...
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    Thu. April 05, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: Mistakes catch up to Largo in semifinal loss at Northeast tourney

    ST. PETERSBURG — The night started as a promising one for Largo at the Northeast Spring Break Tournament. Starter Tyler Bates struck out the side in the first inning and retired the first five batters, but the miscues began to pile up, and the Packers lost to Cypress Creek 4-2 ...
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    Tue. March 27, 2012 at 12:23 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: St. Petersburg settles in to topple Osceola

    SEMINOLE — St. Petersburg starter David Sockol never wavered after falling behind to Osceola in the first inning Friday. The hard-throwing lefty kept his composure, feeling confident in his abilities, as well as feeling certain the Green Devils’ rejuvenated bats would come alive. The Green Devils’ took a 5-2 lead ...
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    Sat. March 24, 2012 at 12:35 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: Fivay defense looks sharp

    HUDSON — Fivay carries one of the strongest infields in Pasco County, and it played an integral role in Tuesday’s 4-0 victory against Class 5A, District 8 rival Ridgewood. The Falcons’ defense finished with three double plays and turned eight ground balls, making pitcher Jared Mattos’ job easier. “(Andrew) Meyer ...
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    Tue. March 20, 2012 at 11:20 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: Tarpon takes rematch with rival

    Baseball: Tarpon takes rematch with rival TARPON SPRINGS — The Feb. 21 meeting between Land O’Lakes and Tarpon Springs featured a pitcher’s duel centered around Gators ace Brad Hencke and the Spongers’ Michael Dunnigan. Both defenses played extraordinarily well that evening, but Land O’Lakes’ offense did just enough to earn a 1-0 victory in the bottom ...
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    Wed. March 14, 2012 at 12:47 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Softball: Gulf duo makes right calls vs. Fivay

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Trust isn’t easily earned with Gulf coach Rick Hohenthaner. His sensational sophomore duo, pitcher Madison Morlan and catcher Nikki Sedivey, have performed well enough this season to try something different — a decision that nearly backfired on the Buccaneers after Tuesday’s first inning against Class 5A, ...
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    Wed. March 07, 2012 at 12:37 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Baseball: Countryside rides momentum to fourth straight win

    CLEARWATER — Kemo O’Sullivan had concerns about his team’s attitude during warmups Friday night. Countryside battled and defeated Tarpon Springs 3-2 in dramatic fashion late Thursday, and O’Sullivan wanted to ascertain his players were focused. “During the pregame, let’s just say it was not to my liking,” O’Sullivan said. “I ...
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    Sat. March 03, 2012 at 12:23 a.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Region boys basketball: Berkeley overcomes sloppy start

    TAMPA — The night didn’t start the way Berkeley Prep had intended. Nelson Agholor was injured on the opening possession during a failed dunk attempt, then the Buccaneer offense stalled, giving up nine turnovers in the first quarter. Even with the early halt, Berkeley Prep (21-7) found its stride late ...
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    Tue. Feb. 21, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg's game plan works to perfection against Wiregrass Ranch

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg coach Chris Blackwell devised a sound blueprint for stifling Wiregrass Ranch’s pressure defense: pass quickly, pass intelligently and hit the open shot. It worked a little too well as St. Petersburg (18-9) cruised to a 77-50 victory over Wiregrass (17-11) Thursday in the Class 7A ...
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    Thu. Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:21 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

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