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  • District girls soccer: Largo tops Tarpon Springs for 3A-10 title

    LARGO — Tarpon Springs’ game plan was simple: Cheat back deep against Largo’s high-powered offense and hope for a break on the other end. But neither plan worked out in a subdued Class 3A-10 final rematch Friday night, taken easily by the host Packers, 5-0. After five years without a ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: Berkeley Prep nips Wharton for Northeast tourney title

    ST. PETERSBURG — A little extra energy provided a nice reward for Berkeley Prep. Locked up against Wharton  in a battle of fundamentally sound, matchup zone defenses in the Northeast Christmas Tournament final on Tuesday, a huge steal by Antonio Johnson became a conventional three-point play that made the difference ...
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    Tue. Dec. 23, 2014 at 10:57 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: Berkeley Prep, Wharton reach Northeast final

    ST. PETERSBURG — Fans of offensive prowess will have plenty to feast on in tonight’s Northeast Christmas Invitational final. Combining bursts of offensive brilliance with some impressive shutdown defense in the fourth quarter, Berkeley Prep eased away for a 70-58 victory over Lakewood, while Wharton simply ran over St. Petersburg ...
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    Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 at 10:47 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Delray Beach American Heritage 63, Clearwater Central Catholic 13

    Football: Delray Beach American Heritage 63, Clearwater Central Catholic 13 CLEARWATER — With a berth in the Class 3A state championship on the line, it was a tough time for Clearwater Central Catholic to be nicked up. After suffering a severe ankle injury just a week ago, standout quarterback Jeff Smith willed his way behind center Friday night against Delray ...
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    Fri. Nov. 28, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: East Lake 24, Palmetto 3

    TARPON SPRINGS — In traveling to East Lake High on Friday for the Class 7A playoff opener, Palmetto played its fifth opponent that won a district champion this season. For the Tigers, this game ended as did the other four as the unbeaten Eagles battled to a 24-3 victory. In ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:52 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region swimming: Holy Names, Jesuit on top

    CLEARWATER — The athletes may change but the excellence remains. The swim programs at Holy Names and Jesuit have ruled the area at the Class 2A level, and Saturday morning’s Region 3 finals were no exception “With 95 kids out between the two teams, you’re always going to find a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 4:56 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Largo 27, Countryside 20

    LARGO — Costly miscues, shaky officiating, a mobile quarterback with a comeback on his mind — nothing shook the host Packers from their focus in a senior night victory. Behind the strong between-the-tackles running of John Clark and the confident quarterbacking of Donavan Hale, Largo (6-4) built a 27-7 lead ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District swimming: Underclassmen take over 2A-7 meet

    ST. PETERSBURG — At Saturday’s Class 2A-7 district championship, underclassmen ruled the pool. “It was kind of cool,” said sophomore and two-time winner Mackenzie Stumpf of team runnerup Tarpon Springs. “At most of my meets it’s the seniors that are winning. It’s awesome that the younger kids are winning here.” ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 8:24 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Largo 55, Dixie Hollins 41

    ST. PETERSBURG — This was Playstation 4-style football at its best, offense coming from every conceivable situation. For every dazzling, brilliant play executed by Largo standout Donavan Hale, Rebel signalcaller Tyrie Adams worked to match him. Two touchdowns were scored in the final 1.9 seconds of the first half. It ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:31 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Swimming: Countryside boys take 4A-6 title

    CLEARWATER — Here is where the science of swimming bears fruit. The month-long road to state championships began Saturday at the Class 4A, District 6 meet, and athletes are tapering from a marathon of hard work in the pool and out to a sprint of fine tuning and precious rest. ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 11:01 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Northeast 42, Clearwater 30

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater brought the effort, but too many miscues and too many injuries opened the door for Northeast in a 42-30 victory on Friday.   Whistled for 15 penalties, 12 in the crucial first half, while committing six turnovers, the Tornadoes wasted a super effort from running back-turned-quarterback Adarius ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 49, Calvary Christian 6

    CLEARWATER — Todd Yoder was looking to get an extra shot at the ball. It might have been stolen from him instead. The Calvary Christian coach called for a surprise onside kick to open Friday night’s crucial Class 3A, District 5 tilt against rival and host Clearwater Central Catholic. The ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Indian Rocks Christian 48, Canterbury 6

    LARGO — A Houston Texans-style comeback wasn’t in the cards for the Crusaders as unbeaten Class 2A top-dog Indian Rocks Christian used 4:14 of possession time to crank up a 42-0 lead. Key Drive: Touchdown No. 2. Jacquan Fuller zigzagged for 25 yards to the Canterbury 34, then Zeke McGaughy ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:46 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Indian Rocks Christian 42, Bradenton Christian 8

    LARGO — Neither rain nor multiple penalties could deter Indian Rocks Christian. The undefeated Golden Eagles sliced and diced the Panthers for 432 yards, putting the game into running time with three minutes left in the second quarter. Key drive: Theo Anderson’s dive play rode a huge block from Jonathon ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:41 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Largo 21, Osceola 7

    LARGO — In a word, bizarre. Behind a dominant first half from QB Donavan Hale, Largo led 21-0. But Osceola’s determined Wing-T offense ground out two second-half marches and came close to creating a one-possession contest with six minutes left to play. Key drive(s): After an 8½-minute march to open ...
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    Fri. Oct. 03, 2014 at 12:07 a.m. | Chuck Frye

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