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  • Region boys soccer: Jesuit 8, Tarpon Springs 0

    TAMPA — Six Tigers scored as Jesuit breezed into the Class 3A region semifinals with a tidy 8-0 win against visiting Tarpon Springs in a match that lasted just more than an hour. The Tigers (21-2-2) ran their unbeaten streak to eight and haven’t been scored upon in the past ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:31 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • District boys soccer: Jesuit 3, Bradenton Southeast 0

    TAMPA — And the beat goes on. Jesuit cruised past visiting Bradenton Southeast 3-0 Friday night to capture the 3A-9 title, the Tigers’ 26th district championship in the past 28 years. “No, it never gets old,” said Jesuit coach Eric Sims, who also played for the Tigers. “Anytime you can ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region girls soccer: Robinson 4, Tarpon Springs 0

    Region girls soccer: Robinson 4, Tarpon Springs 0 TAMPA — Since losing to Largo in penalty kicks last season in the region semifinals, Robinson has kept the soccer ball safely nestled away on the bench. All the players have signed it, and the ball serves as a constant reminder of what could have been. “We’ve carried (the ball) ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival

    District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival PLANT CITY — Kylee Burroughs assisted on one goal and struck for another in the final two minutes to lift Plant City past East Bay 3-2 for the 4A-9 championship. It was the fourth consecutive season the Raiders have knocked off the Indians in the title match. “I think this ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 10:43 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Newsome’s nemesis looms over successful season

    Newsome’s nemesis looms over successful season LITHIA — Intimidation can appear in many different forms. For Newsome High School, at times, it’s been as simple as a color scheme. “I think part of it could be the name on the jersey and their reputation,” Wolves senior guard Danny Morales said. “I can’t speak for everybody but ...
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    Thu. Jan. 15, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: Newsome, Jenkins reach 5A-6 final

    VALRICO — The Class 5A, District 6 girls soccer bracket held true to form Tuesday as the top two seeds, Newsome and George Jenkins, advanced. The No. 1 Wolves defeated Strawberry Crest 8-0 and the No. 2 Eagles slipped past Wharton 2-1, sending both winners through to Friday’s district title ...
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    Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 at 10:48 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Boys soccer: Riverview’s Lozada outscores tourney host King

    TAMPA — At this rate, King’s athletic department may want to consider renaming the tournament. Marc Lozada piled on two more goals as Riverview defeated the host Lions 2-1 to capture the King Invitational Tournament for the third consecutive year. “This was a pretty special game (Saturday),” Riverview coach Darik ...
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    Sat. Jan. 10, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: Newsome edges Plant City 2-1

    LITHIA — Newsome scored two late goals during a four-minute stretch and held on to defeat Plant City 2-1 Friday night. But outcome aside, the regular-season finale was exactly what both coaches hoped for ahead of next week’s district tournaments. “You couldn’t ask to play a better team before districts ...
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    Fri. Jan. 09, 2015 at 10:23 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Boys soccer: Jesuit tops hosts to win Berkeley Prep Invitational

    TAMPA — Maybe Berkeley Prep coach Tim Cooper summed it up best during the awards ceremony of the Berkeley Prep Invitational. “That was a championship-worthy goal,” he said. “In a championship match.” The goal Cooper spoke of was the one that sealed the Buccaneers’ defeat as Jacob Starnes connected on ...
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    Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 at 8:05 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Kissimmee Osceola 35, Tampa Bay Tech 15

    KISSIMMEE — In many ways, the final play of the game was a snapshot of Tampa Bay Tech’s historic season. Trailing 35-7 and facing a running clock for the entire second half, Deon Cain ran off left end for a 10-yard touchdown. On the ensuing extra-point try with the clock ...
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    Fri. Nov. 28, 2014 at 11:36 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Armwood 42, Venice 14

    VENICE — Armwood found itself in unfamiliar territory Friday night. The Hawks saw their five-game shutout streak snapped. Armwood led by a mere touchdown in the fourth quarter. And Venice scored more points on the vaunted Armwood defense than any team since the season’s opening week. But though the visiting ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Armwood 38, Largo 0

    SEFFNER — A number of Armwood players fell ill with a fever this week, limiting the Hawks in preparation for Friday’s 6A region quarterfinal matchup with Largo. But the Packers found out what Hillsborough County has known all season — the Hawks defense is sick. “We had a tough time ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Bloomingdale 32, Middleton 0

    VALRICO -- Bloomingdale wrapped up its most successful regular-season in school history, cruising to the win against Middleton. The Bulls improved to 9-1, winning their seventh straight game. Bloomingdale, which finished second in 8A-6 behind Plant, will travel to face No. 1 Dr. Phillips Friday night. It will be just ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Plant City 20, Brandon 14

    PLANT CITY — It’s long been said that football is a game of inches. And that old adage rang true again Friday. Plant City forced a fumble just shy of the goal line and earned a playoff berth in the process, holding on for a thrilling 20-14 win against Brandon. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:03 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Bloomingdale 34, Newsome 27

    LITHIA — Chris Wonsley’s second-effort touchdown with just more than a minute to play was the difference Friday night as Bloomingdale shook off a sluggish start to defeat Class 8A, District 6 rival Newsome 34-27. “We started off slow,” Bloomingdale quarterback Isaiah McIntyre said. “But the coaches got us right ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:13 a.m. | Brandon Wright

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