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  • Football: Newsome 40, Plant City 7

    LITHIA — With a postseason berth on the line in front of a homecoming crowd, Will Worth did what he usually does when Newsome needs it most: put the Wolves on his back.Worth ran for a pair of scores and threw another as Newsome (5-4) jumped to a 28-point lead ...
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    Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Armwood 35, Strawberry Crest 18

     DOVER — Strawberry Crest trailed by just one score in the fourth quarter, but Armwood pulled away to win 35-18. "We have a young group that had some selfish penalties," Armwood coach Sean Callahan said. "But that's not to take anything away from (the Chargers). They've done a great job ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:58 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: East Bay 33, Riverview 14

    RIVERVIEW — Visiting East Bay scored the first 19 points and the defense took care of the rest, cruising to a 33-14 victory Friday against Riverview."Our defense has carried us all year long," East Bay coach Frank LaRosa said. "Our offense has been up and down, and hot and cold ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 8:34 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Durant 36, Brandon 0

    BRANDON — Durant's defense dominated and its offense moved the ball at will as the Cougars remained undefeated, blanking Brandon 36-0 on Friday.The Cougars (3-0) pitched their second shutout in a row and have given up just seven points this season. Friday, Durant held Brandon to 122 yards and didn't ...
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    Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 8:32 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Bloomingdale 21, East Bay 14

    GIBSONTON — Bloomingdale got a pair of key fumble recoveries — one that gave it the lead, another that preserved the win — as the visiting Bulls came from behind Friday to defeat East Bay 21-14. With just more than two minutes to play, the score tied at 14 and ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 9:19 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Jefferson 39, Newsome 37

    LITHIA — Deiondre Porter accounted for five touchdowns and the Dragons held off the Wolves."We knew we couldn't get complacent," said Porter, 17-of-27 for 285 yards and four scores and a 4-yard rushing score. "But they came out and hit us in the mouth."There were three touchdowns in 16 seconds ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 8:50 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Seffner Christian 42, Master's Academy at Brandon 0

    BRANDON — Seffner Christian scored in all three phases of the game and won its opener for the first time school history Friday as the Crusaders breezed to a 42-0 win against visiting Master's Academy at Brandon."We didn't have any tape on them so we went into the game blind," ...
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    Fri. Aug. 31, 2012 at 8:07 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Preseason football: Hillsborough 15, Plant City 7

    PLANT CITY — Jakarius Crittenden ran for a game-high 83 yards and a long scoring run as Hillsborough beat host Plant City 15-7 in a preseason game Friday night.With starter Trevor Steinke out with a broken leg suffered this summer, Crittenden seized his opportunity. Ahead 8-0 in the third quarter, ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:32 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Hillsborough County volleyball season preview

    Hillsborough County volleyball season preview TAMPA — Change is inevitable at the high school level. Every four years, players come and go. Batches of wide-eyed freshmen enter as a group of tearful seniors depart, with some leaving behind bigger holes than others. In Berkeley Prep’s case, that hole looks more like a chasm. “You just ...
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    Wed. Aug. 22, 2012 at 10:35 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Brandon High senior evolves from thrower to pitcher

    BRANDON — All eyes are on the man on the mound.In baseball, there are throwers and pitchers. More often than not, most at the high school level are the former.Chris Toney is now the latter."He wasn't always that way," Brandon coach Matt Stallbaumer said. "Chris would, like most pitchers, try ...
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    Wed. April 04, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region boys basketball: Jesuit completes season sweep of Robinson

    TAMPA — Jesuit led wire to wire and ran its home undefeated streak to two straight seasons as the Tigers defeated Robinson for the fourth time this season 63-53 Tuesday night in the Class 5A region semifinals. “It’s always tough to beat a team four times,” junior Jack Fleming said. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 21, 2012 at 9:46 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls region basketball: Tampa Catholic's Jones hits last-second winner in OT to take 4A semifinal

    Girls region basketball: Tampa Catholic's Jones hits last-second winner in OT to take 4A semifinal TAMPA — It was a shot Kai Jones had made in her sleep thousands of times, but that didn’t mean the senior’s nerves weren’t a bit frazzled. “It swirled around (the rim) a little,” Jones said. “I had to make it because I don’t think I could have taken another ...
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    Wed. Feb. 15, 2012 at 12:34 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: Meckley's goal puts Plant in driver's seat

    VALRICO — Roughly 90 miles separated Abby Meckley’s goals Tuesday but her strike after nightfall provided a happier outcome. Meckley’s far-post effort proved the lone tally as Plant wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the 5A-7 tournament, defeating host Bloomingdale 1-0 on Senior Night. “Getting the No. 1 seed ...
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    Tue. Jan. 03, 2012 at 11:58 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Community hasn't matched Armwood's football success

    SEFFNER — Tucked away in a nondescript plaza off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Seffner sits a quasi shrine to great Armwood High football teams past and present.Adorning the walls at B & D Barber Shop, a Seffner staple for nearly three decades, are faded newspaper clippings, championship ...
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    Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 at 12:13 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: Newsome's play reveals few flaws in shutout

    VALRICO — With the Sarasota Holiday Classic this weekend, the district tournament looming right around the corner and neighborhood rival Bloomingdale across the pitch, Tuesday night’s match shaped up to be a big one for Newsome. It turned out to be a no contest. The Wolves (10-1-1) dominated the run ...
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    Tue. Dec. 13, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. | Brandon Wright

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