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  • 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

  • Football: Alonso 35, Riverview 28

    RIVERVIEW — Two teams aching for their first taste of district victory met Friday, with Alonso coming out on top 35-28 over Riverview with a road comeback. The Sharks led 28-25 before Chris Oladokun hit Tristyn Ferlita for a go-ahead score. Jack Bryzenski’s 42-yard field goal, his second of the ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:17 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Calvary Christian's Illinois foe has local ties

    CLEARWATER — Wonder how Calvary Christian settled on an opponent from Quincy, Ill., for Friday’s Week 9 football contest? It was more like the other way around. Calvary is set to face the Notre Dame High Raiders, who searched everywhere in their own state for an opponent. But because the ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 4:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District volleyball: Sunlake shakes off nerves, Dunedin

    HUDSON — Sunlake had to work for it, but the Seahawks are headed to the volleyball playoffs for the first time after a 26-28, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 win over Dunedin in Wednesday’s Class 5A-8 semifinals.   “It feels great. Now, the pressure’s off and tomorrow we can return to the ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:32 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District volleyball roundup: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games

    TRINITY — To almost no one’s surprise, Tuesday’s first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance.  In a match where two even teams couldn’t hold momentum for long, Osceola had it when it mattered, beating Springstead 25-15, 11-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. The second semifinal also went as expected. Top seed ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 10:16 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • North Suncoast Game of the Week: Sunlake 42, Land O’Lakes 14

    North Suncoast Game of the Week: Sunlake 42, Land O’Lakes 14 LAND O’LAKES — Sunlake standout running back Nate Johnson’s first-half absence gave senior teammate Naejuan Jackson an opportunity that he ran with. And more often than not he ran until he found paydirt. Jackson had 151 yards rushing with three long touchdowns, and mixed in an 85-yard reception for a ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. | Darek Sharp

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