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  • State softball: Plantation American Heritage 4, Boca Ciega 0

    VERO BEACH – Jenna Goodrich hit a third-inning grand slam to back the strong starting pitching of Madison Canby as Plantation American Heritage beat Boca Ciega 4-0 in a Class 5A semifinal at Historic Dodgertown on Wednesday. The teams were scoreless through two innings as Canby and Pirates starter Caylie ...
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    Wed. May 06, 2015 at 9:48 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Region softball: Fort Pierce Lincoln Park 7, Holy Names 5

    FORT PIERCE — Academy of the Holy Names mounted a comeback in a frantic fifth inning Friday, but the Jaguars fell short in their bid to reach the state final four for the first time. Lincoln Park scored seven times over two innings and held off the rally, beating Holy ...
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    Fri. May 01, 2015 at 11:06 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State boys soccer: Sunlake still waiting to break through

    MELBOURNE — In the first of Thursday’s Class 3A state semifinals at Eastern Florida State College, Sunlake coach Sam Koleduk felt like his team had a shot. The Seahawks couldn’t, however, register one. Sunlake survived a trio of near-misses by Choctawhatchee, but failed to create any offense against the Fort ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State girls soccer: Berkeley Prep comes up short in semis

    MELBOURNE — Berkeley Prep lacked the finishing touches Wednesday night to advance and play for a state championship. The Buccaneers fell behind in the first half and could never muster enough offense to break through against Delray Beach American Heritage, falling to the Stallions 3-0 in a Class 2A state ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 9:50 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Football: Vero Beach 35, St. Petersburg 28

    VERO BEACH — St. Petersburg watched a two-touchdown lead evaporate in the second half on the way to a 35-28 defeat to undefeated Vero Beach in a Class 8A quarterfinal game at Billy Livings Field at the Citrus Bowl on Friday night. “I’m proud of my kids. Our kids did ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:54 a.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State softball: Carrollwood Day fights, falters in 10th inning

    State softball: Carrollwood Day fights, falters in 10th inning photo gallery VERO BEACH —  A big deficit late in extra innings proved too much to overcome for Carrollwood Day on Friday afternoon at Historic Dodgertown. The Patriots rallied in the first frame of extra innings but couldn’t keep up with speedy Moore Haven as the Terriers scored five times ...
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    Fri. May 09, 2014 at 8:01 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Region softball: Bloomingdale, Carrollwood Day head to state

    VERO BEACH — Bloomingdale will have to remember the way back to the Treasure Coast. The Bulls plated two runs in the top of the first inning, and junior ace Lace Smith overpowered Vero Beach in a 2-1 Class 8A region final victory that sends Bloomingdale back to Vero Beach ...
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    Mon. May 05, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State girls soccer: PHU lets lone goal slip through

    State girls soccer: PHU lets lone goal slip through MELBOURNE — Palm Harbor University played its kind of game Friday in a Class 5A girls soccer state semifinal, but Vero Beach was able to score the only goal. Vero Beach forward Meagan Notargiacomo struck on a penalty kick in the 31st minute as the Indians ended the previously unbeaten ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 9:46 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Football: Plant 17, Fort Pierce Central 7

    FORT PIERCE — The Plant Panthers found themselves in an early hole a long way from home Friday night. But a strong effort over the final three quarters kept the team’s playoff push alive. The Panthers trailed Fort Pierce Central by a touchdown after one quarter at Lawnwood Stadium, but ...
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    Sat. Nov. 30, 2013 at 12:09 a.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 45, Melbourne Central Catholic 10

    MELBOURNE — Tampa Catholic may have been knocked off as the No. 1 team in Class 3A late in the season, but the Crusaders went about restaking their claim to the top spot Friday night. T.J. Harrell scored three touchdowns and quarterback Kyle Ploucher fired two of his three scoring ...
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    Sat. Nov. 23, 2013 at 12:49 a.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State softball: Walkoff homer sends Freedom to 7A championship game

    State softball: Walkoff homer sends Freedom to 7A championship game VERO BEACH — Ashley Wilson’s walkoff homer Wednesday allowed Freedom to keep moving on. Wilson led off the bottom of the eighth inning by belting a 3-2 pitch from Tallahassee Chiles ace Samantha Martin over the centerfield fence at the Vero Beach Sports Village complex, walking off with the winning ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Region girls basketball roundup: Faith Woodard keeps Freedom moving forward

    SEBASTIAN — Freedom’s Faith Woodard played a strong game through 47-plus minutes Saturday night, but it was her performance in the final minute of regulation that lifted the Patriots to their biggest win to date. Woodard scored the go-ahead basket on a layup with 13 seconds to go, then snared ...
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    Sat. Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:42 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • Region football: Vero Beach 24, Palm Harbor University 10

    VERO BEACH — Palm Harbor University withstood an immediate shock at Vero Beach and led early before giving up 17 unanswered points in a 24-10 loss in a Class 8A region quarterfinal on Friday. Vero Beach opened the game with a 97-yard kickoff return — off a reverse — by ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:58 a.m. | Bill Whitehead

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