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  • District softball: Delay does Lakewood no favors

    ST. PETERSBURG — After securing its first playoff appearance in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals, Lakewood was looking for more in the championship game against Bradenton Bayshore. The Spartans (15-11) were confident, especially after rallying to beat the Bruins last month to secure the top seed in the district. ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 2:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time

    District softball roundup: East Lake regains stride at right time PINELLAS PARK — East Lake decided it would not go quietly for the rest of the season. In Thursday’s Class 7A, District 9 title game, the Eagles pitched, hit and darted around the bases. The team that struggled for traction through a miserable late regular-season stretch against district opponents regained ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Ex-East Lake stars Cole, Scott making early impacts in college

    Ex-East Lake stars Cole, Scott making early impacts in college Former East Lake standouts Mason Cole of Michigan and Artavis Scott of Clemson each made a strong enough impression during  spring games that they could start in the fall as true freshmen. Cole, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman, moved quickly up the depth chart in the offseason and started at left ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gulf's Rick Hohenthaner steps down as softball coach

    Gulf's Rick Hohenthaner is stepping down as softball coach after 12 seasons. The move came a day after the No. 2 seed Buccaneers were upset by Sunlake 2-1 in the Class 5A, District 8 quarterfinals. "I actually had been thinking about this for the past few years," Hohenthaner said. "We ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Three area athletes selected for FHSAA all-academic team

    Three bay area student athletes — Robinson's Caroline King, Canterbury's Emily McMullen and Indian Rocks Christian's Paul Parish — were named to the Florida High School Athletic Association academic all-state team. King has run cross country and played flag football, lacrosse and soccer. She is ranked ninth in her class ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball: Admiral Farragut nabs first playoff berth

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a ho-hum victory for Admiral Farragut, a 15-0 rout over Northside Christian that was cut short after four innings because of the mercy rule. But Monday’s win in the Class 3A, District 10 semifinals was significant for the Blue Jackets, who secured their first playoff ...
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    Mon. April 14, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track: Lakewood girls, boys fare well at 2A-11

    Lakewood, despite losing the bulk of its star power from last year’s state champion boys team, won its third straight district title, scoring 172 points at the 2A-11 meet to beat Gibbs by 68 at Sarasota Booker. The Spartans used nine runners in various lineups to sweep the 4x100-meter relay ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball: Countryside wins PCAC title

    ST. PETERSBURG — After a series of unforeseen scenarios, Countryside made an unexpected appearance against Northeast in Friday’s Pinellas County Athletic Conference softball title game. The Cougars didn’t secure its spot until Thursday, which didn’t give coach Kaylyn Bayly much time to decide who would start on the mound. It ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas district softball preview with schedules

    Pinellas district softball preview with schedules Admiral Farragut and Lakewood routinely make the playoffs in just about every sport except one — softball. In fact, they’re the only two schools in Pinellas County that have never made the postseason in that sport. Next week, the long wait could be over. The Blue Jackets and Spartans both ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 6:46 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin, Largo's Donavan Hale each make all-state teams

    St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin and Largo's Donavan Hale were each named to the all-state basketball teams this week. Griffin, a 6-foot-5 guard, was a Class 8A first-team selection. The Louisiana Tech recruit averaged 22 points as a senior and scored 32 in a region final overtime loss to eventual state ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 1:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District track: Admiral Farragut ensures title this year

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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Anclote's Austin Rumer signs with Dubuque

    Anclote tight end/linebacker Austin Rumer has signed with the University of Dubuque, a Division III school. Rumer had a team-leading 111 tackles, as well as 5.5 sacks and an interception last season. On offense, he had 11 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. Dubuque finished 5-5 in the Iowa ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 1:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: Softball super 7, stats

    Softball super 7 Records through Tuesday: 1. Canterbury (15-6): Fared well at last week’s Kissimmee Klassic, finishing 2-2 in the toughest bracket of the tournament. 2. Countryside (17-6): With a win tonight against Tarpon Springs, the Cougars can clinch a spot in the PCAC title game. 3. Northeast (14-5): Will ...
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    Wed. April 09, 2014 at 7:17 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball: East Lake takes out nemesis

    After three straight losses to district opponents, East Lake snapped out of its funk in a big way, recording 14 hits in an 8-2 victory against Palm Harbor University on Monday. The win marks the first time the Eagles knocked off their biggest nemesis in the past 10 meetings. “This was big for us,” first-year East Lake coach Kristie ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 11:03 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Dunedin's Olivia Welsh a natural in the pole vault

    Dunedin's Olivia Welsh a natural in the pole vault Dunedin’s Olivia Welsh sprinted down the pole vault runway, coordinated perfectly and lofted herself over the bar at 9 feet, a height that usually would not raise any eyebrows. But Welsh, a sophomore, cleared the mark in her first high school meet, three weeks after picking up a pole for ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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