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  • Region baseball: Dunedin 6, Wesley Chapel 0

    INDIAN ROCKS — In the Class 3A, District 9 final between Indian Rocks Christian and Calvary Christian, it took nine innings before the Golden Eagles were able to secure the win. In the region semifinal rematch on Tuesday, it took them just one inning.  Indian Rocks Christian scored four runs ...
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    Tue. May 05, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region softball: Boca Ciega 2, Lemon Bay 0

    GULFPORT — A 5-10 regular season that included as many mercy-rule losses as victories didn’t exactly scream deep postseason run for Boca Ciega. And that’s why Friday was so surreal. Riding the arm of sophomore Caylie VanAuken, the Pirates (10-10) defeated Lemon Bay 2-0 for the school’s first trip to ...
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    Fri. May 01, 2015 at 7:46 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region baseball: Wesley Chapel 4, River Ridge 3

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Having just completed a comeback from down three runs, there was still a bit of tension for Wesley Chapel to work through Thursday. More than a bit, actually. In his second save chance of the year, Jakob Barker walked the bases loaded before finishing off the ...
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    Thu. April 30, 2015 at 10:13 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region softball: River Ridge 11, Tarpon Springs 2

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Tarpon Springs tried three pitchers against River Ridge, but the Knights were effective against all comers Wednesday. River Ridge rode resurgent pitching by senior Makenzie Goluba and a four-RBI night by Kylie Randolph to an 11-2 victory in the Class 5A region semifinals. The Knights (19-7) ...
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    Wed. April 29, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final

    District baseball: Dunedin, River Ridge set for final NEW PORT RICHEY — Prior results suggested that Thursday’s Class 5A, District 8 semifinals would not be close.  Land O’Lakes did not follow script, pushing second-seeded Dunedin (22-5), which scratched out a 5-2 victory and faces host and top seed River Ridge on Friday for the district title. River Ridge ...
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    Thu. April 23, 2015 at 11:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region softball: Steinbrenner 8, East Bay 0

    TAMPA — Having been to the playoffs three times before only to bow out in the first round, there could have been some trepidation on Steinbrenner’s part Wednesday night. Quite the opposite. In a game that was decided in the first inning, and maybe sooner, the Warriors (21-7) put forth ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 9:59 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District baseball: Sarasota Riverview 4, Palm Harbor University 0

    PALM HARBOR — While Sarasota Riverview’s Riley Gilliland was making quick work of top-seeded Palm Harbor University, the Hurricanes’ own lefty Riley was wriggling out of a series of jams. It all caught up to the ’Canes in the seventh inning. The visiting Rams (10-14) plated four runs for a ...
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    Tue. April 21, 2015 at 8:21 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District softball: River Ridge 10, Tarpon Springs 3

    NEW PORT RICHEY — That River Ridge won a district softball championship isn’t earth-shaking news. But this 5A-8 crown was a little more hard-earned than most. At one point a 7-7 team, and entering the district tournament as the fourth seed, River Ridge fell behind 2-0 before rallying past No. ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 10:59 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District softball: River Ridge takes out top seed

    District softball: River Ridge takes out top seed NEW PORT RICHEY — Anessa Holes appreciated the early run support, but given the opponent, figured she’d need a little more. Instead River Ridge rode its flyball pitcher and a consummate defense to a 2-1 defeat of top seed Land O’Lakes in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals Wednesday. No. ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District softball: Palm Harbor University 15, St. Petersburg 0

    PALM HARBOR — It was a much more difficult afternoon for the person in charge of Palm Harbor University’s walkup music than it was for the team itself. The top-seeded Hurricanes pinch-hit early and often, defeating St. Petersburg 15-0 in a Class 8A, District 8 semifinal. The game only went ...
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    Tue. April 14, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: Land O'Lakes 6, Nature Coast 5

    LAND O'LAKES — The carryover effect from senior night landed a couple of Land O'Lakes seniors on the bench midway through Thursday's clash with Nature Coast. But both returned to play big parts in a dramatic 6-5 comeback victory. Land O'Lakes (23-2)  trailed 5-1 but scored three in the fifth, ...
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    Thu. April 09, 2015 at 10:17 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: Springstead 4, Mitchell 3

    TRINITY — When Mitchell’s Kelsea Vanderveer smacked her fourth home run of the season for a 2-0 Mitchell lead Tuesday, it had the feel of a putaway shot, especially considering it came off area strikeout leader Louisa Disi. But Springstead was far from deterred. Instead the Eagles came to life, ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Baseball: Bishop McLaughlin 8, Tampa Prep 2

    TAMPA -- Nate Pearson threw a complete game and Carson Ragsdale homered and drove in five as Bishop McLaughlin ended Tampa Prep’s eight-game winning streak 8-2 Friday. Ragsdale has homered three times, all in the last five games, and raised his average to .525 with the 3-for-4 night. Pearson (2-0, ...
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    Sat. March 14, 2015 at 12:15 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Lennard 6, Spoto 2 Bloomingdale 8 , Sickles 1   Robinson 7, Freedom 1 Strawberry Crest 6, Jefferson 0 Pitchers of the day Sickles' first three batters manufactured a 1-0 lead but that was all the Gryphons (5-6) got against Logan Crouse. The Bloomingdale senior struck out eight ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 9:55 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: Gaither 4, Wiregrass Ranch 2

    TAMPA — Freshman Hailee DeCicco added three more innings to her impressive scoreless streak, but on Tuesday another ninth-grader took some of the spotlight. Danielle Whaley hit her first home run on the varsity, a two-run shot in the fifth inning that gave Gaither the lead and the eventual 4-2 ...
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    Tue. March 03, 2015 at 11:14 p.m. | Darek Sharp

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