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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Dayton Feiden, male winner for Nov. 15-21

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Dayton Feiden, male winner for Nov. 15-21 Male Hot Shot winner: Dayton Feiden, Sunlake  The scores kept coming. The deficit was mounting. By the end of the first quarter, Sunlake trailed 17-0 in last week’s Class 6A region semifinal against Gainesville. That’s when Seahawks quarterback Dayton Feiden had the rest of the offensive players gather around him. ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:14 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Thirty bay area players to watch

    Boys basketball: Thirty bay area players to watch G Darius Banks, So., St. Petersburg: The 6-foot-4 guard is among the area’s best in the 2017 class and will be one of the Green Devils’ top scoring options this season. G Marco Behori, Sr., Seminole: Last year, he was given player of the year consideration in Pinellas County after ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top

    HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top 1. Gibbs (2-0): No bay area team displays as much defensive tenacity as the Gladiators. They allowed a combined 59 points in wins against Northeast and Pinellas Park last week. Despite losing guard Daniel Davis, who transferred to Tarpon Springs, Gibbs still has depth. Barry Brown, a Kansas State commit, ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: East Lake 37, Braden River 21

    Football: East Lake 37, Braden River 21 BRADENTON — For the past three weeks, East Lake was accustomed to getting big plays from its special teams and having receiver George Campbell streak down the field on long receptions. With the exception of a blocked extra point and a holding penalty that wiped out a 99-yard kickoff return ...
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    Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:58 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Learn from the best, be the best

    Learn from the best, be the best EAST LAKE — Julian Santos has always been big. Too big, in fact, to play football until he arrived at East Lake High as a freshman three years ago. “I didn’t play any other sports,” Santos said. “All I wanted to do was play football. But I couldn’t because I ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 7:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Playoff profile: Sunlake QB Dayton Feiden

    Playoff profile: Sunlake QB Dayton Feiden Sunlake has become one of the most successful teams in Pasco County by relying on a brutal, yet simple, approach on offense with a solid wall of linemen pounding defenders into submission as a bruising back runs behind them. The quarterback, meanwhile, throws enough to remind opponents that he’s on ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 5:29 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • The Court Report: Basketball milestones and more

    The Court Report: Basketball milestones and more Wednesday's stars Marco Behori, Seminole: The senior guard had 37 points, including four 3-pointers, in a 72-64 overtime loss to Tarpon Springs. Juwan Durham, Tampa Prep: The four-star recruit scored a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Terrapins' 76-29 season-opening victory over Dunedin. Hannah Kriston, Mitchell: The sharpshooter ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 8:57 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Tarpon Springs 72, Seminole 64 (OT)

    TARPON SPRINGS – Daniel Davis was the most talked about addition to Tarpon Springs’ already stellar lineup when he transferred from Gibbs this summer. But it was Davis’ younger brother, Donald, who had the biggest impact in Wednesday’s 72-64 overtime win against Seminole. Donald was a force in the middle, ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football always the end goal for Sunlake LB Austin Yeloushan

    Football always the end goal for Sunlake LB Austin Yeloushan LAND O’LAKES — Austin Yeloushan is a blitzer of uncommon speed on passing downs, a tackler of staggering strength against the run and a moving part so itinerant that opposing offenses find themselves playing “where’s Austin?” before they snap the ball. Yeloushan, a senior linebacker at Sunlake High School, is ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • For the Lawrences and the Browns, basketball and friendship run deep

    For the Lawrences and the Browns, basketball and friendship run deep ST. PETERSBURG — They became friends at Lakewood High School more than 25 years ago, a bond born through basketball. Barry Brown and Anthony Lawrence remained close, even as they continued playing miles away in college (Brown at Jacksonville, Lawrence at Miami) and continents apart as professionals (Brown in Israel, ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 3:07 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Playoff profile: East Lake LB Jake Hansen

    Playoff profile: East Lake LB Jake Hansen East Lake’s Jake Hansen fractured his hand at the start of the season. But that did not deter the junior linebacker from playing. Hansen wore a cast for four weeks and still leads the team in tackles this season with 111. His knack for bringing down ball carriers runs in ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Playoff profile: River Ridge FB/NG Dillon O'Toole

    Playoff profile: River Ridge FB/NG Dillon O'Toole For much of the season, River Ridge (10-1) has flown under the radar. So has Dillon O'Toole. He plays two violent, unheralded positions – fullback and nose guard. O’Toole is the caddy of the offense with his timely blocks serving as a retaining wall between star running back Chris Schwarz and ...
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    Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 at 6:39 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Daniel LaCamera, male winner for Nov. 8-14

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Daniel LaCamera, male winner for Nov. 8-14 Male Hot Shot winner: Daniel LaCamera, East Lake  East Lake has become a state title contender thanks to top-tier talent. After all, four players have committed to Division I programs. The player with perhaps the biggest impact among those major recruits is placekicker Daniel LaCamera. LaCamera has made 12 of 15 ...
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    Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs perfect in preseason after beating St. Petersburg

    After having just three days of practice with a full team, Gibbs coach Larry Murphy was curious to see how well his players would perform in the preseason. Defensively, there was little concern. The Gladiators applied the pressure, which led to turnovers and points in transition, to beat St. Petersburg ...
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    Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 at 10:58 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: River Ridge 29, Tarpon Springs 28

    Football: River Ridge 29, Tarpon Springs 28 PORT RICHEY — Tarpon Springs knew exactly what River Ridge’s game plan was going to be heading into Friday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal game. Still, stopping Royal Knights’ running back Chris Schwarz is tough to do. Schwarz, who entered the game as the state’s third-leading rusher with 2,138 yards, got ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:50 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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