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  • Region boys basketball: AATL vs. Orlando Christian Prep

    Academy at the Lakes (17-10) at Orlando Christian Prep (27-1) What: Class 2A region final When/where: 7 p.m. Friday; Orlando Christian Prep, 500 S Semoran Blvd., Orlando Directions: I-75 South to Exit 261 for I-4E; take Exit 82A to merge onto FL-408 E, then take Exit 14 Skinny: OCP spreads ...
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    Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 at 1:22 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • North Suncoast softball preview: Gulf's seniors ready to go out with a bang

    North Suncoast softball preview: Gulf's seniors ready to go out with a bang NEW PORT RICHEY — When her senior season ends, it really will be the end for Gulf pitcher Madison Morlan. She’ll be attending Auburn University, athletic endeavors behind her and eyes toward becoming a doctor. The precision of her vision for the 2014 Bucs would impress a surgeon. And it ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 5:38 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region boys basketball: Toughest foe of season on tap for AATL

    LAND O’LAKES — One more win and they may have to rename the school Academy at the Lakeland Center. Malik Hall and Ethan Haslam poured in 23 points each as Academy at the Lakes defeated Bayshore Christian 69-53 Tuesday to advance to the Class 2A region finals. Earlier Tuesday the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Baseball: East Lake wins Lee Byers title game

    TARPON SPRINGS — Ryan Wall held IMG Academy to two hits over six innings as host East Lake won 9-3 Friday in the championship game of the Lee Byers Invitational. Sawyer Wirth went 2-for-4, his RBI single part of a six-run sixth inning in which the Eagles (3-0) broke open ...
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    Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region basketball: Tarpon Springs holds off Hernando

    TARPON SPRINGS — Of the hundreds of maroon-clad fans who packed Tarpon Springs’ gym Thursday, some were actually alive the last time the school won a playoff game. Just not many. Now all have seen a playoff win. Trai Halton scored 21 points and Scottie James scored 15 of his ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys soccer: Sunlake takes on Merritt Island in state semifinal

    Boys soccer: Sunlake takes on Merritt Island in state semifinal The pressure of win-or-go-home soccer tends to bring out the conservative side of many teams. Once the postseason begins, a 1-0 lead often means it's time to hunker down and play defense. Some teams are even happy to draw and take their chances with penalty kicks. So today when it ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes romps early

    LAND O’LAKES — It took a little more than two quarters for Keswick Christian to find the key to slowing down Academy at the Lakes. Unfortunately, it was the running clock. AATL seemingly could not miss in the first quarter, jumping ahead 34-5 in coasting to a 68-36 Class 2A ...
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    Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 at 9:56 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys basketball: Tampa Prep outlasts Brooks-DeBartolo

    TAMPA — Brooks-DeBartolo was game, but host Tampa Prep was on its game, riding hot outside shooting and 29 points from Juwan Durham to a 73-53 win in the Class 3A, District 7 final. Durham scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, six on dunks, after the Phoenix, down 19, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 08, 2014 at 9:05 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region boys soccer: Sunlake reaches state semifinals

    LAND O’LAKES — No doubt having the county’s all-time leader for goals in a season is a major part of Sunlake’s success. But the players that surround sophomore Remi Pimm are what make the Seahawks a state-title contender. With Palm Coast Matanzas focusing its defense on Pimm, Cobi Shirmo got ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls basketball: Nature Coast holds off hard-charging Gulf

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Nature Coast held off a furious comeback attempt to win 58-55 at Gulf on Thursday. The Sharks (20-4) advance to the Class 5A region semis Tuesday at Land O’Lakes. Ahead by as many as 13 and still up nine midway through the fourth quarter, Nature Coast ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 10:33 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys basketball: Nature Coast dodges upset, KOs Central

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Top-seeded Nature Coast fended off an upset, defeating Central 43-32 in the 5A-7 semifinals Wednesday. The Sharks (19-7) will play No. 2 seed Hernando (15-5) at 7 p.m. Friday after the Leopards eliminated host Wesley Chapel 53-49 in the other semifinal. The Leopards handed Nature Coast its ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:08 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region boys soccer: Mitchell tops Wiregrass Ranch in rematch

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Though Wiregrass Ranch knocked off Mitchell for a district championship, Tuesday’s rematch in the region semifinals was considered a pretty even matchup. But on 50-50 balls it was all Mitchell, and as a result the Mustangs rolled to a 5-1 victory. Mitchell (22-3-1) will play at Melbourne ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 10:59 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls soccer: PHU reaches state semis

    PALM HARBOR — Lakeland George Jenkins had already knocked off one undefeated bay area team this week, and when the Eagles tied the score Saturday, they had Palm Harbor University back on its heels. But with one lightning-quick run by Hurricanes junior Kayla Mouton all was well, and when Mackenzie ...
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    Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls basketball: Pasco edges Nature Coast in 5A-7

    Girls basketball: Pasco edges Nature Coast in 5A-7 DADE CITY — The wild twists and turns started early, and kept going right to the last second as Pasco defeated top-seeded Nature Coast 67-65 in a Class 5A, District 7 championship game thriller Friday. With the score tied Tranisha Harmon missed a free throw, but Brianca Roberts grabbed the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:38 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Land O'Lakes' Silvest, Gray settle on colleges

    A pair of Land O’Lakes girls soccer players announced their college intentions Friday afternoon. Midfielder Brooke Silvest committed to Eckerd College and fellow senior Catherine Gray will be headed to Concordia (N.Y.) College. Both players confirmed the news as they were on the Gators team bus headed to Jacksonville for ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 6:10 p.m. | Darek Sharp

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