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  • Football: Bloomingdale 64, Leto 15

    VALRICO — Bloomingdale got back to winning ways on homecoming night with an emphatic win over Leto.The Bulls (4-3) racked up 419 yards of total offense. Quarterback Cody Crouse led the way with four touchdowns through the air and one on the ground; junior running back Eugene Baker scored three ...
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    Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 at 8:08 p.m. | David Rice

  • Volleyball: CCC takes out Plant, Boone in Tampa Bay Invitational pool play

    TAMPA — Clearwater Central Catholic toppled Plant in Tampa Bay Invitational pool play Friday, winning two of three games thanks to the powerful finishing of Kalyn Baird. The senior outside hitter led Pinellas County in kills last season and is on pace to do so again. Baird finished the match ...
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    Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 at 9:20 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Freedom 14, Chamberlain 7

    TAMPA — Freedom narrowly hung on for its win despite racking up a slew of penalty yards, edging Chamberlain 14-7 Thursday.The Patriots (1-5) committed 15 penalties and saw a clear path to the end zone wasted in the first half when Nate Godwin fumbled as he broke through the defensive ...
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    Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 at 7:41 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Alonso 38, Freedom 0

    TAMPA — Brandon Holloway and Ish Witter combined to scored five touchdowns and the host Ravens routed Freedom 38-0.Holloway and Witter were set up by a defense that forced three turnovers and had six sacks."I think tonight we showed that we have a lot of weapons on both sides of ...
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    Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 at 8:28 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Hillsborough 43, Strawberry Crest 0

    TAMPA — Hillsborough racked up its first district win Friday night by rattling off one big play after another against Strawberry Crest in a 43-0 rout.The Terriers would have scored in the opening seconds were it not for a penalty on Anthony Brown's 92-yard return. The score could have been ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 7:36 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Brandon 29, Freedom 22

    TAMPA — Brandon coach John Lima felt a little bit older at the end of Friday's game. His Eagles overcame five fumbles, a slew of special teams errors and an inability to complete a pass to beat Freedom thanks to Tyrell Garner.Brandon pitched the ball to him time and time ...
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    Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:20 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 39, Zephyrhills 13

    TAMPA — Injury-plagued Tampa Catholic battered Zephyr­hills on Friday night with an impressive display of offensive firepower in a 39-13 victory.Four Crusaders found the end zone, allowing their ailing defense a double-digit lead throughout much of the game. Coach Bob Henriquez was impressed with how his defense rose to the ...
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    Fri. Sept. 09, 2011 at 8:08 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Bloomingdale 25, Chamberlain 20

    TAMPA — Bloomingdale's defensive stand at its 5-yard line with less than a minute left was the difference in a 25-20 victory.The Bulls' total yards matched their point total at the end of the first half, but they only trailed 7-6 thanks to four Chiefs turnovers."It came down to our ...
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    Fri. Sept. 02, 2011 at 8:21 p.m. | David Rice

  • Preseason football: Robinson 42, Seminole 0

    TAMPA — Robinson provided its home crowd with an impressive display of speed and strength against Seminole on Friday, cruising past the Warhawks 42-0.Special teams played an important part in the Knights' early success as they began their first three drives in Warhawks territory. Kick returner Carlos Duclos put on ...
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    Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 at 8:50 p.m. | David Rice

  • Spring football: Jesuit 21, Newsome 14; Brandon 0, Bloomingdale 0

    At Bloomingdale Scores Jesuit 21, Newsome 14 Brandon 0, Bloomingdale 0 Spring game-breakers: Jesuit jumped on Newsome quickly when Matthew Garcia returned the opening kickoff to the Wolves’ 10-yard line before scoring a touchdown three plays later. …Newsome answered by returning the ensuing kickoff to the Jesuit 37 and later ...
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    Fri. May 20, 2011 at 11:04 p.m. | David Rice

  • 4A region baseball: Jefferson bats shut down

    TAMPA — Lakewood Ranch (24-6) earned a trip to the 4A region semifinals with a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Jefferson. The pitching duel was won by Seth McGarry, who held the Dragons to two hits. He beat Jefferson almost single-handedly, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double that was ...
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    Tue. May 03, 2011 at 11:32 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-8 district baseball: Senior's bat adds pop to Gaither offense

    TAMPA — A solid offensive effort propelled Gaither to the Class 5A, District 9 title in a 14-4 victory Thursday against King in a rematch of last season’s final. The Cowboys’ potent offense was spearheaded by senior Alejandro Brunet, who finished the tournament with four home runs in three games, ...
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    Thu. April 28, 2011 at 10:36 p.m. | David Rice

  • 6A-8 district baseball: Championship rematch for Plant, Alonso

    TAMPA — Alonso will meet Plant for the second straight season in the Class 6A, District 8 final after beating Brandon 4-2 on Wednesday night. Standout senior pitcher Jose Fernandez threw a complete game, striking out 11 en route to the Ravens’ third victory over Brandon (15-9) this season. “(Fernandez) ...
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    Thu. April 28, 2011 at 12:19 a.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-8 district baseball: Riverview's Drawdy throws no-hitter; Durant gets by TBT

    GIBSONTON — Riverview (18-8) advanced to the district final after junior Dylan Drawdy pitched a no-hitter against top-seeded Plant City (17-7) for a 3-0 win. Going into the final inning, Drawdy was unaware that his no-hitter was intact. What he thought was a hit in the bottom of the fourth ...
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    Wed. April 27, 2011 at 12:34 a.m. | David Rice

  • 4A-9 district softball: Historic championship for Strawberry Crest

    TAMPA — Strawberry Crest became the school’s first athletic program to win a district title, notching a 5-2 victory over Jefferson (18-4) on Thursday night in the Class 4A, District 9 final. Sophomore Brianna Alonso pitched a complete game for the Chargers (22-2), showing tremendous composure after giving up a ...
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    Thu. April 21, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. | David Rice

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