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  • District girls basketball: Mitchell shuts down Osceola

    NEW PORT RICHEY — State 3-point leader Katie Horan of Osceola burned Mitchell for 34 points less than three weeks ago, so defending her was a top priority for the Mustangs in Wednesday’s Class 6A, District 10 semifinal. They probably overshot their goal. Horan only scored six and Mitchell held ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:07 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: PHU reaches region final

    PALM HARBOR — Alexis Mouton’s postseason goal-scoring tear continued Tuesday, as she broke open a goalless game with 22:30 left and Palm Harbor University defeated Manatee 2-0. PHU (16-0-5) returns to the region final after a two-year hiatus and will host Lakeland George Jenkins on Friday night. Mouton’s younger sister ...
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    Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys soccer: Carrollwood Day tops Bishop McLaughlin for district title

    SPRING HILL — All season Carrollwood Day School split goalkeeping duties between Corey Shamley and Nolan Colledge, an unusual setup. But in Saturday’s Class A, District 5 championship its advantages came to light. A motivated Shamley, who sat out Friday’s semifinal victory, made several clutch saves in a 4-0 victory ...
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    Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 at 12:55 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys soccer: Carrollwood Day, Bishop McLaughlin reach final

    SPRING HILL — Top seeds Carrollwood Day and Bishop McLaughlin rode their top scorers out of trouble spots Friday night, and into the Class A, District 5 championship game. CDS sophomore Miguel Ridruejo took over after 60 scoreless minutes, getting the first goal and assisting on two more as the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:13 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys basketball: Mitchell 58, River Ridge 39

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Bring on Largo. That was the sentiment from Mitchell after its 58-39 dispatching of River Ridge in a nondistrict game Thursday. The Mustangs, second in Class 6A, District 10, host first-place Largo tonight, a week after they lost to it. “Redemption time,” said Sean Thompson, who ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys district soccer: Mitchell, Wiregrass Ranch squeak into final

    TAMPA — There will be an all-Pasco final in Class 4A, District 8, albeit after both Mitchell and Wiregrass Ranch had to hold on for dear life Wednesday at Leto. Top seed Mitchell (20-2-1) edged Gaither 3-2 in the first semifinal, while No. 2 Wiregrass (19-1-2) overcame a rare deficit ...
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    Wed. Jan. 22, 2014 at 11:09 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District soccer: Land O‚ÄôLakes wastes little time taking control

    ZEPHYRHILLS —Looks like the Land O’Lakes girls take messages to heart. Exhorted to get an early jump on rival Sunlake, the Gators could not have carried through that charge any better. Samantha Epifanio scored 52 seconds in and Land O’Lakes controlled the action for a 4-0 win Friday. The 3A-8 ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 10:29 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Sickles reaches 4A-8 final

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Sickles had to rally to knock off Freedom 4-1 in the Class 4A, District 8 semifinal, Brianna Hamson scoring twice on penalty kicks. Mitchell (21-0) hosts Sickles (10-4-1) in tonight’s final. Mitchell won 4-1 in the regular season. Sickles avenged a 3-1 defeat to Freedom. The ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:47 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Mitchell reaches 4A-8 final

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Top-seeded Mitchell looked every bit an undefeated team in its 4-0 takedown of Wiregrass Ranch in the Class 4A, District 8 semifinals. Mitchell (21-0) hosts Sickles (10-4-1) in tonight’s final. Mitchell won the regular-season matchup 4-1.  Freshman Sabrina Wagner scored her 35th and 36th goals for ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls district soccer: Land O'Lakes, Sunlake reach 3A-8 final

    ZEPHYRHILLS — There were nine teams in the Class 3A, District 8 tournament field but barely any doubt the last two standing would be Land O’Lakes and Sunlake. Sunlake pulled away from sixth-seeded Wesley Chapel for a 6-1 semifinal victory Wednesday, while earlier top-seeded Land O’Lakes cruised to an 8-0 ...
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    Thu. Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:26 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District soccer: Cox's hat trick lifts Cambridge Chr. past Seffner Chr.

    TAMPA — Having tied each other twice this season, overtime seemed inevitable between Cambridge and Seffner Christian in their Tuesday afternoon Class A, District 5 semifinal. So the last thing Madison Cox, a University of Tampa commit who had already scored two goals, expected late was to have a ball ...
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    Tue. Jan. 14, 2014 at 7:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys soccer: Wiregrass Ranch tops River Ridge 2-0

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Bryce Wilson’s two goals on Friday propelled Wiregrass Ranch to a 2-0 victory over River Ridge in a meeting of teams on a playoff path. The clubs will be the No. 2 seeds in their respective district tournaments, behind only the top two teams in the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 10, 2014 at 10:47 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Early promise comes to fruition for Plant City

    Girls soccer: Early promise comes to fruition for Plant City PLANT CITY — As freshmen they put up dazzling numbers and brought wonder with the thought of how good they would become by the time they are seniors. That time is now for the Plant City Raiders. And the feeling is definitely one of now or never. Plant City (14-2) ...
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    Thu. Jan. 09, 2014 at 6:31 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Mitchell stays hot on a nippy night

    Girls soccer: Mitchell stays hot on a nippy night LAND O’LAKES — The feels-like temperature Tuesday was in the “no one really feels like playing soccer” range. Despite never fully breaking out of their numbness, nationally ranked Mitchell still pulled off a 7-0 victory at Sunlake. “I still can’t feel my body,” said Amanda Hayes, who scored two goals ...
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    Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 at 10:37 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Mitchell extends its perfect record

    LAND O’LAKES — The tired, injury-depleted version of Mitchell is still without peer in Pasco County girls soccer. Friday, it won a clash of undefeated, untied squads 2-0 over Land O’Lakes as Amanda Hayes had a goal and an assist. Freshmen Sabrina Wagner and Noah Stokes also were big factors ...
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    Sat. Jan. 04, 2014 at 12:09 a.m. | Darek Sharp

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