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  • Boys basketball: Tampa Prep 71, Calvary Christian 49

    CLEARWATER — Juwan Durham scored 25 and sophomore guard Amari Goulbourne continued to impress, adding 16 points Monday in Tampa Prep’s 71-49 victory at Calvary Christian. The Warriors (1-2) hung around but an 8-0 Tampa Prep run midway through the third quarter was key for the Terrapins (2-0). It was ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Gainesville 27, Sunlake 19

    Football: Gainesville 27, Sunlake 19 GAINESVILLE — Sunlake spent most of its Friday night in comeback mode, not a good place to be against a team that hasn’t lost a home playoff game in 37 years. Despite Sunlake having a chance to force overtime late, Gainesville held on for a 27-19 victory. The hosts led ...
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    Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Land O‚ÄôLakes rolls past Sunlake

    LAND O’LAKES — The Sunlake-Land O’Lakes girls soccer rivalry has been marked by close, generally low-scoring contests. But that concept went quickly out the window Tuesday night. Emphasis on quick. The Gators frontline, infused by freshman Sydny Nasello, raced to a 3-0 lead within 25 minutes and Land O’Lakes went ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • River Ridge O-linemen give Chris Schwarz 2,536 reasons to love them

    River Ridge O-linemen give Chris Schwarz 2,536 reasons to love them NEW PORT RICHEY -— As much attention as River Ridge High School running back Chris Schwarz has gotten — all of it deserved — he is insistent on spreading the love to his offensive line. And Schwarz lets them feel it at every opportunity. “When he scores a touchdown, we ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Sunlake 24, Ocala Vanguard 6

    LAND O’LAKES — Naejaun Jackson bridged halftime with a pair of 8-yard touchdown runs, allowing Sunlake to coast to a 24-6 victory over Ocala Vanguard in a Class 6A region quarterfinal Friday. Nate Johnson ran for 97 yards on 21 carries as the Seahawks (9-2) played a ball-control game, taking ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:23 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region volleyball: Tampa Bay HEAT gets revenge

    BRANDON — Emotions were high inside the tiny, packed gymnasium at Central Baptist Church on Saturday. And that was a good thing for Tampa Bay HEAT. The HEAT was able to avoid a letdown after dropping the second set — and didn’t falter during a handful of Winter Park Geneva ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 7:28 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Zephyrhills 22, Sunlake 7

    LAND O’LAKES — Zephyrhills has playmakers all over the field. It just so happens this week was Jackie Tucker’s turn to make the biggest plays of all. Tucker caught six passes for 164 yards, putting away Sunlake with a 57-yard TD catch with 1:40 remaining as Zephyrhills (8-2) won the ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: King 28, Leto 7

    TAMPA — The Lions secured a .500 record, ending their season with a road victory. Mario Brisbon threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and sophomore QB Terrell Greene came in late to get his first TD throw for the Lions (5-5). Gabriel Luyanda caught both scoring passes and ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:52 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Spoto 24, Lennard 13

    RUSKIN — While Jesuit’s victory clinched a place in the Class 5A playoffs for Spoto, the Spartans put together an effort that might show they could do some damage this postseason. The Spartans (6-3) blanked the high-powered Longhorns (7-3) in the second half, and Todd Sims put the game away ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Sunlake 46, Fivay 0

    LAND O’LAKES — If Sunlake’s upcoming tiebreaker first quarter is anywhere near as good as Friday’s, the Seahawks have nothing to worry about. Sunlake rolled to a 22-0 lead in the opening period and handled Fivay, 46-0. Sunlake (8-1, 3-1) will host a three-way tiebreaker with Mitchell and Springstead on ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Jesuit 39, Middleton 0

    TAMPA — The battle of the Tigers went to the expected winner, as Jesuit clinched the Class 5A, District 9 championship Friday. Jesuit (5-4, 2-0) already knows its playoff opponent in two weeks. District 5A-10 runnerup Auburndale will visit, but between now and then there’s the small matter of a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region volleyball: First playoff win in the books for Sunlake

    LAND O’LAKES — First district title and now a first playoff victory. Sunlake’s impressive finish to Wednesday’s 25-22, 25-22, 25-13 Class 5A region quarterfinal win over Weeki Wachee has the Seahawks aiming pretty high. “Definitely, we can make it to the final four,” said Sarah Sprague, the senior who put ...
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    Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 at 9:34 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Jefferson 55, Chamberlain 14

    TAMPA — Cade Weldon put on a show Friday, throwing seven touchdowns as Jefferson snapped a two-game losing streak with a 55-14 win over Chamberlain. Taj Jenkins and Maurice Moore caught three touchdowns apiece and Quentin Rogers had the other. Mondreas Lofton ran in the other touchdown for Jefferson (4-4, ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 28, Montverde 6

    TAMPA — At basketball, Montverde took on all comers and ended up an undefeated and unofficial national champion last year. In football, the Eagles need a little work.   Berkeley had no trouble in its non-district tilt Friday, topping the Eagles (1-5) 28-6 in a game that was 14-6 at ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:56 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Mitchell 16, Springstead 10, overtime

    TRINITY — A dramatic, backup-led comeback Friday night by Mitchell took the playoff situation in Class 6A, District 6 from completely settled to completely crazy. After a goal-line stand to start overtime, Mitchell beat Springstead 16-10 on Larry Dalla Betta’s 7-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Lewis. “As soon as we ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. | Darek Sharp

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