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  • Pinellas Park's Rashaan Watson commits to South Alabama

    Pinellas Park cornerback Rashaan Watson decided to end his recruiting process by committing to South Alabama on Friday. "I just like where South Alabama as a football program is going," Watson said. "They're up and coming and it feels like home." South Alabama started its football program in 2009 before ...
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    Fri. July 18, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake's Justin Strnad commits to Wake Forest

    East Lake defensive back Justin Strnad announced via Twitter that he has committed to Wake Forest. "I liked Wake Forest because of the high level academics, the coaching staff, the campus, the people and the ACC," Strnad said. Last season, Strnad had 81 tackles and a fumble recovery. His recruiting ...
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    Fri. July 18, 2014 at 1:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • PHU's Dillan Gibbons transfers to Northside Christian

    Palm Harbor University offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons has transferred to Northside Christian, according to his father, Shannon. The move comes six weeks after Gibbons transferred from St. Petersburg Catholic to PHU. "That family just felt that putting Dillan back in the private school setting was the best fit for him," ...
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    Tue. July 15, 2014 at 5:12 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Canterbury's Taylor Bump commits to Michigan

    Canterbury's Taylor Bump commits to Michigan Canterbury shortstop Taylor Bump has committed to play softball at Michigan. Bump, a freshman, has helped the Crusaders win two straight Class 2A state titles. This past season, Bump hit .557 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs. She is the second player from Canterbury's heralded 2017 class to make ...
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    Wed. July 09, 2014 at 12:55 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Lakewood's Tyrell Hubbard-Smith transfers to Gibbs

    Lakewood athlete Tyrell Hubbard-Smith said he transferred to Gibbs this week. Smith, a senior who has been a receiver and defensive back throughout his high school career, said he will play quarterback with the Gladiators. This is the fourth time Hubbard-Smith has transferred to a school in as many years. ...
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    Wed. July 09, 2014 at 12:17 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Anclote football coach Matt Wicks named athletic director

    Anclote football coach Matt Wicks named athletic director Anclote football coach Matt Wicks added another title when he was hired as the school's athletic director Tuesday. Wicks replaces Heidi Michaels, who resigned as AD but still is teaching at the school. "I knew this was the next step," Wicks said. "We shall see (if it will be hard ...
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    Tue. July 08, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC's Jeff Smith commits to Boston College

    Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jeff Smith announced his commitment to Boston College via Twitter on Tuesday. Smith, a senior, choose the Eagles after attending a camp at the school last week. "When I camped there it felt like home with the students, players and coaches," Smith said. "They also wanted ...
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    Tue. July 01, 2014 at 11:51 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Alonso wins Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tourney

    Alonso wins Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tourney TAMPA — Three weeks ago, Alonso beat Armwood at UCF’s 7-on-7 tournament on a Hail Mary pass. Saturday, the teams met again in the final of the Battle of the Bay tournament. Once more, the Ravens prevailed, knocking off the defending champion Hawks 28-15. “Sure, it’s 7-on-7 but this is ...
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    Sat. June 28, 2014 at 7:46 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs' Daniel Davis transfers to Tarpon Springs

    Gibbs guard Daniel Davis has transferred to Tarpon Springs, Gladiators boys basketball coach Larry Murphy said. Davis, a senior, battled through injuries last season to average 11.3 points and 4.7 assists per game. Davis' younger brother, Donald, a 6-foot-3 junior who played JV last season, will also be playing for ...
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    Wed. June 25, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Kevon Woods, Terrell Burney both leave St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg's Kevon Woods has transferred to Lakewood, Spartans basketball coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. confirmed. Woods, a 6-foot-5 guard, gives Lakewood an additional scorer to pair with Anthony Lawrence Jr., a Miami commit and the Spartans' top returning player. "I'd heard Kevon wanted to come here since the season ended," ...
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    Wed. June 25, 2014 at 1:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake K Daniel LaCamera commits to Texas A&M

    East Lake K Daniel LaCamera commits to Texas A&M East Lake kicker Daniel LaCamera has committed to Texas A&M after getting an offer from the Aggies on Tuesday. "This was pretty much my dream school, and I didn't wait any longer," LaCamera said. "All I needed was the offer, and I was ready to go there." LaCamera said Texas ...
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    Tue. June 24, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC hires John Gerdes as athletic director

    John Gerdes has always been associated with St. Petersburg Catholic. He graduated from the school in 1980 and served as the Barons' athletic director from 2007-12. Now he is changing schools — and joining the rival. On Tuesday, Gerdes was hired as Clearwater Central Catholic's athletic director. He replaces Keith Galley, ...
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    Tue. June 24, 2014 at 5:08 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tampa Bay Times’ female all-academic team

    Tampa Bay Times’ female all-academic team Scholar-athlete of the Year: Izzy Ordorica, Chamberlain Izzy Ordorica has a catalog of hits from her four years as a starter on Chamberlain High School’s softball team. There were hard line drives that fell into gaps for doubles and mighty blasts that sailed over fences for homers. They all came ...
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    Wed. June 18, 2014 at 3:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Park's Kal-El Williams commits to FAU

    Pinellas Park's Kal-El Williams committed to Florida Atlantic after taking an unofficial visit to the school on Friday. Williams also had offers from Florida International and Western Kentucky. He was recruited by the Owls to play fullback. "I wanted to go to FAU because I'm going to be the first fullback ...
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    Sat. June 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • CCC hires Steve Willis as boys hoops coach

    Clearwater Central Catholic hired Steve Willis as its boys basketball coach. This is Willis' second stint as Marauders coach. He guided the program from 2003-05 before becoming a coach at St. Paul's (K-8) in Clearwater the past four seasons. Willis replaces James Margarella, who left in March after three seasons ...
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    Fri. June 13, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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