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  • 3A region tennis: King boys, girls advance again

    TEMPLE TERRACE — King singles player Rohit Chari had not planned to play in the Lions’ Class 3A region semifinal match against Bartow at the Whiteway Tennis Facility on Tuesday. But, when the match was pushed back to Wednesday because of rain, Chari was thrust into the lineup because Vignesh ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 12:17 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Tennis: Berkeley Prep boys, Tampa Prep girls win A-7

    TAMPA — With Berkeley Prep having wrapped up the boys team title during the Class A, District 7 tournament at Hillsborough Community College, the last bit of drama revolved around the battle for second place. Clearwater Central Catholic needed a victory from its No. 1 doubles tandem of Parker Hayslett ...
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    Fri. April 04, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • District tennis: Wiregrass Ranch, King sweep

    TAMPA — The pressure was palpable for Freedom senior Jonathan Heidenberg. Locked in a tight match against Gaither’s Stephen Goldman in the No. 1 singles final of the Class 3A, District 9 boys tournament, Heidenberg was playing not only for an automatic berth to state but to send his team ...
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    Tue. April 01, 2014 at 7:44 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Tennis: Wharton now gets better competition

    Tennis: Wharton now gets better competition TAMPA — Wharton Nos. 2 and 3 singles players, Alek Crnogorac and Tommy Hwang, walked off the clay courts in less than 30 minutes at Hunter’s Green Country Club on Tuesday. Each defeated his Strawberry Crest opponent 6-0, 6-0. A few serve and volleys later, No. 1 Sam Chaffin joined ...
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    Fri. March 28, 2014 at 12:26 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 3

    At University of Tampa Scores Freedom 9, Blake 5      Plant City 7, Riverview 0 Armwood 7, Robinson 3     Alonso 3, Sickles 2 (nine) Pitchers of the day A day after tossing two scoreless innings against Freedom, Plant City sophomore Ryan Boyd struck out six and was perfect ...
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    Tue. March 11, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Baseball: Saladino at UT, Day 2

    At University of Tampa Scores Riverview 10, Blake 0 (six innings) Plant City 4, Freedom 1 Sickles 9, Armwood 3 Alonso 4, Robinson 3 Pitchers of the day Riverview’s Chad Colding gave up two hits in four innings and didn’t allow a runner past second base. …Miguel Martinez (four strikeouts), ...
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    Mon. March 10, 2014 at 9:49 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Softball: Chamberlain delivers for coach

    TAMPA — Chamberlain was without coach Bobby Diez when the Chiefs traveled to Leto for an important district matchup against the Falcons on Tuesday. The veteran coach was at home recovering after back surgery on Monday. The Chiefs delivered the best “get well soon” gift they could think of: a ...
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    Tue. March 04, 2014 at 9:52 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry'

    Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry' DOVER — The moment is one Strawberry Crest’s softball team would just as soon forget.  Problem is, the coach won’t let it.  Last season, after cruising to a 21-2 regular season that was the best in school history, after winning the program’s second district title and first playoff game, the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Region boys basketball: Tampa Prep hits stride in second half

    TAMPA — With seven seconds to go before halftime, Tampa Prep starter Taz Strauch, having sat the previous three minutes because of foul trouble, reentered the Terrapins’ Class 3A region semifinal against Brooks DeBartolo with his team trailing by two points. The Phoenix led for the majority of the first ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:58 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Region boys basketball: A first for Freedom

    TAMPA — Freedom coach Cedric Smith believed his team from a season ago was a bit more talented than the one that faced Brandon Thursday in a Class 7A region quarterfinal. Smith’s current squad, however, is hungrier and has a chemistry that propelled the Patriots to a district title. It ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • District boys basketball: Lennard lands first title

    TAMPA — Every day after practice, Lennard junior Diontae Johnson practices free throws for 10 minutes in anticipation of moments like the one he faced late in the Longhorns’ Class 6A, District 9 final against Jefferson, Saturday night at Hillsborough. With the Longhorns leading by a point with 28 seconds ...
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    Sat. Feb. 08, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Region girls basketball: St. Petersburg rolls without standout

    RIVERVIEW — St. Petersburg learned Tuesday that it would be without Jordan Berenbaum, one of its top players, after the senior forward suffered a concussion in the district final loss to Palm Harbor University. But in Thursday’s Class 8A region quarterfinal against Riverview, however, St. Petersburg’s defense hardly missed a ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 10:53 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Girls soccer: Shorecrest earns state semifinal berth with OT win

    ST. PETERSBURG — Moments earlier, the Shorecrest girls soccer team was equal parts dismayed and disheartened. Less than 60 seconds from its first state semifinal since 2007, the Chargers allowed a late, equalizing goal to Community School of Naples to send their Class A, Region 2 final into overtime tied ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Region boys soccer: First goal gets Newsome going

    LITHIA — Newsome squandered numerous opportunities to score early in a Class 5A region quarterfinal against Orlando Timber Creek. Once Newsome cracked the back of the net for the first time, however, the goals came in bunches for a Wolves team peaking at the right time. Newsome scored four goals ...
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    Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:16 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Girls region soccer: Newsome falls short on PKs

    LITHIA — George Jenkins sophomore defender Katherine Stokes hadn’t seen one minute of action during the season, the result of suffering a torn ACL in her right knee during the summer. With one swing of her damaged appendage, however, Stokes provided the Eagles with perhaps the greatest contribution of the ...
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    Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 at 11:36 p.m. | Bryan Burns

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