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  • Steinbrenner's Jack Frank commits to Tampa

    Steinbrenner's Jack Frank, a 6-foot-8 post player, made his college plans official by committing to the University of Tampa on Sunday. Frank picked the Spartans over Eckerd, Lees-McRae, Saint Leo and Saint Mary's (San Antonio). Frank made his decision after visiting Tampa on Saturday and watching practice. "(Tampa) has a ...
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    Sun. Nov. 02, 2014 at 10:51 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • River Ridge's Makenzie Goluba commits to Binghamton

    River Ridge pitcher Makenzie Goluba announced Sunday that she has committed to Binghamton University, a Division I school in New York. Goluba picked the Bearcats over Daytona State and Newberry College. "I love the coaches and being in New York would be a great experience," Goluba said. "I think I'm ...
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    Sun. Nov. 02, 2014 at 9:54 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • PHU's Logyn Lilley commits to Tennessee

    Palm Harbor University's Logyn Lilley, the Tampa Bay Times 2014 all-Pinellas County player of the year, announced via Twitter that she has committed to Tennessee. "The (Knoxville) campus is absolutely beautiful and I love the atmosphere there," Lilley said. Lilley, a senior, initially had committed to Long Island University. But ...
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    Sun. Nov. 02, 2014 at 6:23 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Rosters for Pinellas Senior All-Star Game announced

    The rosters for the 20th annual Pinellas Senior All-Star Game were announced this week. The game is for public and private school seniors and the rosters were selected by coaches. Lakewood's Cory Moore will coach the South team. Tarpon Springs' Ron Hawn will coach the North. The game is Dec. ...
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    Sun. Nov. 02, 2014 at 3:54 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region swimming: Palm Harbor U. girls dethrone powerhouse

    Region swimming: Palm Harbor U. girls dethrone powerhouse CLEARWATER — Heading into the final event Saturday, Palm Harbor University girls coach Lisa Bitting had all but conceded the Class 4A, Region 2 team title to four-time defending state champion Sarasota Riverview. Of course, that was before the Rams were disqualified in the 400 free relay. Riverview, which was ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District swimming: Shorecrest sweeps, closes in on a dozen straight titles

    ST. PETERSBURG — With the kind of depth that is the envy of others, Shorecrest’s boys and girls swim teams cruised to their 11th straight titles at the Class A, District 8 meet Saturday morning. “I had a feeling we would do well just because of our numbers,” Chargers coach ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 8:28 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas Game of the Week: Pinellas Park 10, Countryside 6 (with video)

    Pinellas Game of the Week: Pinellas Park 10, Countryside 6 (with video) CLEARWATER — Pinellas Park’s Marcellus Ware started this as a wide receiver. Now his job description reads: wide receiver/running back/defensive back. As one the county’s most versatile weapons, Ware is starting to make his presence known every time he steps onto the field, infusing a faltering offense with electricity. On ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:22 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region swimming: Osceola girls take second

    For the fourth straight season, Osceola's girls swim team is the region runnerup, scoring 277 points in Friday's Class 3A, Region 3 meet. Osceola's Amber Brickey won diving with 427.35 points. Teammate Savannah Sawyers was second in the 50 free (24.75) and 100 breast (1:07.29) and swam a leg on ...
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    Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 at 9:05 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region swimming: Wiregrass Ranch girls making a few waves this postseason

    CLEARWATER — Wiregrass Ranch’s girls swim program had done impressive things in the regular season, winning every dual meet and finishing second in the Sunshine Athletic Conference. That success has continued into the postseason. After winning their first district title last week, the Bulls won their first region title Wednesday, ...
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    Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 at 8:56 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Documentary on Largo coach Marcus Paschal to debut at film festival

    Documentary on Largo coach Marcus Paschal to debut at film festival USF professor Travis Bell's documentary Packer Pride, which profiles Largo coach Marcus Paschal, will debut at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Fesitval at noon Nov. 8 on LA Live. Paschal, a former NFL player who was a star at the school, was hired to coach his alma mater last ...
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    Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 at 11:38 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Patrick McNamara, male winner for Oct. 18-24

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Patrick McNamara, male winner for Oct. 18-24 Male Hot Shot winner: Patrick McNamara, Admiral Farragut  Patrick McNamara’s footsteps keep getting faster, pounding like a drumbeat on cross country courses. From the Flrunners Invitational to the St. Petersburg City meet, the Admiral Farragut senior has won races by lengthy margins. That was to be expected. McNamara finished 21st at ...
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    Mon. Oct. 27, 2014 at 8:46 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: East Lake 45, Pinellas Park 14

    PINELLAS PARK — East Lake receiver George Campbell stood by a fence when a media horde swarmed around him moments after his team clinched its fourth straight Class 7A, District 9 title with a 45-14 demolishing of Pinellas Park. Campbell, a five-star recruit who has committed to FSU, resumed his ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:15 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District swimming: Osceola girls take 3A-8 title

    ST. PETERSBURG — Osceola coach Karen Smalley knew she had enough returning talent for her girls to win their fourth straight Class 3A, District 8 swimming title. What she did not expect was how dominant the Warriors would be in doing so. Osceola won the meet convincingly Thursday, scoring 466 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • FACA District 14 team announced

    The Florida Athletic Coaches Association team for District 14 (Pinellas County) was announced. The team was voted on by Pinellas Coaches and is for seniors. Those selected also are nominated for the FACA state all-star game. District MVP: RB Dante Satcher, Countryside Runnerup MVP: WR Daniel Davis, Tarpon Springs Offense ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region golf: Haydyn Gibson leads Osceola to title

    SEMINOLE — A week ago, Osceola’s Haydyn Gibson cruised to an individual district title because of the competition, or lack thereof. That was not the case in Wednesday’s Class 2A, Region 6 tournament. Gibson squared off against Sebring’s Kendall Griffin, a familiar foe from years of playing together in tournaments. ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:44 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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