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  • Region boys basketball: Boykins boosts Lakewood to state

    Region boys basketball: Boykins boosts Lakewood to state CAPE CORAL — Every high school basketball player wants his senior season to end in Lakeland. Lakewood’s Jacobi Boykins, however, felt that desire a little more than most. Fifteen months removed from a car accident that fractured two vertebrae and cost him his entire junior year, the 6-foot-5 guard helped ...
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    Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 10:35 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • Region girls basketball: Holy Names eliminated

    FORT MYERS — The Academy of the Holy Names was the unquestioned underdog heading into Friday's Class 4A, Region 3 final at powerful Fort Myers Dunbar.   For the first 10 minutes, the Jaguars pushed the Tigers, widely regarded as one of the best teams in the state, to the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • Region boys soccer: Berkeley Prep masters art of winning close ones

    FORT MYERS — Berkeley Prep had a simple plan coming into Friday’s Class 2A region final at Bishop Verot: Keep it close and find a way. That strategy resulted in the Buccaneers’ third consecutive trip to the final four as sophomore Lance Esposito’s goal in the 73rd minute provided the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • Region girls soccer: Tampa Prep denied in overtime

    FORT MYERS — Seeking a return trip to the final four for the sixth time in the past seven seasons, Tampa Prep pushed host Bishop Verot to overtime in Friday’s Class 2A region final. Five minutes into the extra session, the Terrapins defense, which had been solid in blanking the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • Region volleyball: New-look Berkeley Prep dispatches familiar foe

    FORT MYERS — It’s a position the Berkeley Prep volleyball team has grown accustomed to: beat Bishop Verot, advance to the state semifinals. For the fifth consecutive season, that’s just what the Buccaneers did Saturday, sweeping the Vikings 29-27, 25-18, 25-23 to win the Class 4A, Region 3 title. What ...
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    Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 at 5:54 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • 3A region baseball: Bishop Verot gets revenge on Tampa Catholic

    FORT MYERS — What a difference a year makes. Last season, Tampa Catholic swaggered into Bishop Verot’s Duane Swanson Field for the Class 3A region final and left with a 9-7 victory.  On Friday, however, the host Vikings (28-4) sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring ...
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    Fri. May 13, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • 3A region basketball: Tampa Catholic 57, Fort Myers Bishop Verot 54

    FORT MYERS — Tampa Catholic senior guard Lashawn Harrison is accustomed to hitting big shots.With the Crusaders facing their biggest game in 11 years in Saturday's Class 3A region final at Bishop Verot, their leading scorer didn't disappoint.Harrison poured in a game-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers — two in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:56 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • Football: Cape Coral Island Coast 28, Tampa Catholic 0

    It's tough to win when your quarterback spends most of the evening running for his life.That was the situation Tampa Catholic found itself in during Friday's Class 2B, Region 3 semifinal at Cape Coral Island Coast.The host Gators chased freshman Chivarsky Corbett all over the field while holding the Crusaders ...
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    Fri. Nov. 19, 2010 at 10:46 p.m. | Dan Deluca

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