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  • Girls region soccer: Largo easily advances

    LARGO — Bradenton Southeast couldn’t take any offense Thursday because Largo didn’t give any. The Packers controlled possession and advanced to the Class 3A region semifinals with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory ended early in the second half. “The scouting I got on (Southeast) was that they had a couple of ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Girls soccer: Largo strikes fast, tops rival in 3A-10

    LARGO — Late arrivals to the Class 3A-10 girls soccer final might have missed all of the scoring but they didn’t miss any of the intensity. In what has become an emotional rivalry in a short time, top seed Largo and No. 2 Tarpon Springs ratcheted up the muscle and ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 10:57 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Girls basketball: Steinbrenner holds off Sarasota in IRC final

    LARGO — Talk about an effective way to prepare for the season's stretch run. Steinbrenner honed its crunch-time skills at the Indian Rocks Christian girls basketball tournament. The Warriors hit a last-second winner Friday to reach the finals, then beat Sarasota 34-33 Saturday with a defensive stand in the final ...
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    Sat. Jan. 04, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Girls basketball: Steinbrenner ekes into IRC title game

    LARGO — Steinbrenner was hungry for a shot at a first-ever holiday tournament title, but Calvary Christian was just hungry for a win. Playing in Friday’s semifinals of the Indian Rocks Christian tournament eventually won by Steinbrenner 38-36 on Courtney Hall’s putback at the buzzer, an undersized Calvary squad bodied ...
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    Sat. Jan. 04, 2014 at 12:16 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: Largo pulls away from Springstead

    LARGO — Once Largo started finishing on the offensive end, Springstead was finished. But it wasn’t an easy trip to the host Packers’ ninth straight victory, 65-56. Especially early, the district newbies brought energy and discipline, leading for much of the first half before a late Largo run led to ...
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    Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:43 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: St. Petersburg downs PHU

    PALM HARBOR — Friday night saw a loss that would have hurt a lesser team. All it did was push St. Petersburg to greater heights in an 83-55 blitzing of Palm Harbor University. Dayon Griffin was rolling toward another productive effort: 10 points, five assists, three steals and three blocked ...
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    Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 at 11:36 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Boys basketball: Griffin, Green Devils off to hot start

    GULFPORT — With his next basketball challenge locked down with a commitment to Louisiana Tech, St. Petersburg’s Dayon Griffin can focus on one thing — winning a state title. That should cause division opponents some fear considering his team’s dominant victory over host Boca Ciega. “Two years ago, we were ...
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    Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 at 12:46 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Girls basketball: Clearwater plays it cool during win streak

    CLEARWATER — Patience and freshman starters usually don’t mix. But Paul Lang’s calm approach has been embraced to the fullest as shown by Clearwater’s six-game winning streak, including Friday’s 38-25 triumph over Boca Ciega (1-5). “I guess that goes to me being a teacher,” the first-year coach said. “If I’m ...
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    Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 at 10:42 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 47, Bishop Verot 0

    CLEARWATER — Next. All it took was one of Clearwater Central Catholic’s fast starts combined with a early bout of nerves on the part of playoff rookies Bishop Verot. In just more than 10 minutes, the Marauders grabbed a 28-0 advantage and didn’t let it go, rolling to a  berth ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:34 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Anclote 14

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater Central Catholic may be a little banged up, but the Marauders are hitting the playoffs with a lot of momentum. CCC erased the sour taste of last week’s overtime loss to IMG Academy and shut down a dual-threat Anclote running attack with a 37-14 homecoming victory. “This ...
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    Fri. Nov. 08, 2013 at 11:17 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: St. Petersburg Catholic 56, Calvary Christian 21

    CLEARWATER — Teams need the ball to score and St. Petersburg Catholic wouldn’t let Calvary Christian have it until 14 points were in the bank. The Barons grabbed a lead they did not lose Friday night, putting a damper on the Warriors’ homecoming with a 56-21 victory to lock up ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:35 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 44, Admiral Farragut 3

    CLEARWATER — As with any good team, momentum is usually generated by the defense. Friday night, some soul-crushing, fourth-down stops in the first half made Clearwater Central Catholic even more unbeatable as the Marauders cruised past district challenger Admiral Farragut 44-3 for their second straight Class 3A-5 championship. “Defense wins ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:36 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: Sarasota Riverview 48, Palm Harbor University 18

    PALM HARBOR — It’s not fair to say Richie James is a one-man wrecking crew. After all, the holes that he ran through in a 48-18 win Friday came from somewhere. But the senior, converted from receiver when Sarasota Riverview needed a quarterback this season, seemingly turned the narrowest channels ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 11:25 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: St. Petersburg 35, Seminole 7

    SEMINOLE — It was almost like St. Petersburg had a spy in the Seminole huddle, the Green Devils’ defense was so intuitive and disruptive. At one point of Friday’s 35-7 rout, the Warhawks (1-6) simply lined up to run a play and the Green Devil defensive coaches started yelling, “Sweep! ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:18 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Football: East Lake 51, Seminole 13

    TARPON SPRINGS — Pounding the ball almost exclusively between the tackles, Seminole rode senior running back Ra’Quanne Dickens to a convincing 13-play, 80-yard opening march and a shocking 7-0 lead over unbeaten East Lake on Friday. That was all the Warhawks success that the host Eagles could stand. “We came ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. | Chuck Frye

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