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  • 4A-9 district softball: Jefferson freshman shows maturity on the mound

    TAMPA — Jefferson got one step closer to its preseason goal of becoming district champion with a hard-earned 6-3 victory over Robinson on Wednesday night in the 4A-9 semifinals. Freshman Nicole Lopez pitched a complete game, racking up six strikeouts. Her teammates supplied good defense, showing the discipline coach Eve ...
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    Wed. April 20, 2011 at 11:08 p.m. | David Rice

  • Baseball: Berkeley's solid outing is worth repeating

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep jumped out to a nine-run lead over Brooks-DeBartolo (7-11) in the first inning and never looked back Thursday as the Buccaneers delivered one of their most complete performances of the season in a 13-1 victory.Sophomore Bubba Olivera got the start for Berkeley Prep (11-10), throwing six ...
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    Thu. April 07, 2011 at 8:38 p.m. | David Rice

  • Baseball: Freedom stays patient, erases four-run deficit

    TAMPA — Freedom rallied from a four-run deficit on the road Tuesday to hand Gaither its second district loss in a 7-6 victory.Junior Alex Milne started for Gaither and had a solid outing heading into the fifth inning with six strikeouts and a 6-2 lead. But a couple of walks, ...
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    Tue. March 22, 2011 at 8:34 p.m. | David Rice

  • Baseball: Gaither gets complete effort as Jefferson suffers first loss

    TAMPA — Gaither handed Jefferson (9-1) its first loss of the season Tuesday night with the best hitting performance of the Cowboys' season in a 10-5 victory.Gaither finished with 14 hits as seven players got more than one hit."Everybody got a little piece of the pie tonight," Gaither coach Frank ...
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    Tue. March 15, 2011 at 8:33 p.m. | David Rice

  • Baseball: Berkeley Prep starts strong in mercy-rule win over Tampa Prep

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep jumped all over Tampa Prep’s pitching in a 17-1 mercy-rule victory on Friday night. The Bucs (5-2) scored six runs in the first inning and nine in the fourth. “Our pitchers are doing a really good job of keeping runs off the board,” Berkeley Prep coach ...
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    Fri. March 04, 2011 at 10:31 p.m. | David Rice

  • 3A region basketball: Berkeley Prep 61, Lakeland Tenoroc 44

    TAMPA — At the start of the Class 3A region playoffs, Nelson Agholor promised his teammates he would have at least one dunk in each game. So far, Agholor is living up to his promise.The junior guard scored 15 points in Berkeley Prep's 61-44 victory over Lakeland Tenoroc on Thursday ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:55 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-8 district basketball: Durant 39, East Bay 38

    PLANT CITY — Emotions boiled over into a shoving match Friday between Durant and East Bay after the Cougars won their first Class 5A, District 8 championship 39-38 in overtime.Durant relied heavily on the leadership and play-making abilities of seniors as the game came to an intense conclusion at Plant ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:06 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A region basketball: Riverview 64, Central 18

    RIVERVIEW — Riverview will host a region semifinal after smashing Central in a 5A region quarterfinal Thursday night by a score of 64-18.The Sharks defense wreaked havoc with Central's ability pass the ball. With the Bears missing their starting point guard because of injury, Riverview capitalized on the inexperience of ...
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    Thu. Feb. 10, 2011 at 8:16 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-8 district basketball: Durant 52, Plant City 36; East Bay 56, Newsome 51

    PLANT CITY — Durant advanced to the final of the Class 5A, District 8 tournament by thrashing Plant City 52-36 on the Raiders' home court Wednesday. The Cougars opened the game with an 11-0 run fueled by senior forward Andre Nation, who finished with 26 points. "He's player of the ...
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    Wed. Feb. 09, 2011 at 9:21 p.m. | David Rice

  • A-9 district basketball: Academy at the Lakes, Keswick barely tested

    TAMPA — Keswick Christian toppled tournament host Tampa Bay Christian 52-34 in the Class A-9 district semifinals Friday night, and Academy at the Lakes handled Cambridge Christian with ease 54-32.AATL coach Karim Nohra sent his team out with the specific goal of shutting down point guard Rachael Bode, and the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 8:28 p.m. | David Rice

  • 2A region soccer: Tampa Prep 4, Shorecrest 0

    TAMPA — Tampa Prep moved one step closer to a fifth state championship in seven years with a 4-0 victory over Shorecrest on Thursday night.The Terrapins dominated possession throughout much of the game but goals were hard to come by during the first half as Shorecrest sat back, trying not ...
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    Thu. Feb. 03, 2011 at 9:39 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-8 district soccer: Newsome 6, Durant 1

    PLANT CITY — Newsome trounced Durant 6-1 Friday night to capture its second consecutive 5A-8 district title.Durant took the lead in the 12th minute when Jacob Brumbeloe caught the Newsome goalkeeper off his line and smacked a 40-yard shot just over the keeper's reach. The Cougars' lead was short-lived, however, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 28, 2011 at 8:31 p.m. | David Rice

  • 5A-9 district soccer: Gaither 2, Freedom 0; Sickles 3, Hillsborough 0

    TAMPA — Tempers flared Thursday as Gaither narrowly avoided upset with a 2-0 win over Freedom in a hard-fought match.The Cowboys appeared to have the upper hand after taking the lead just two minutes into the match when a free kick by junior Jacob Snidle smacked off the crossbar and ...
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    Thu. Jan. 27, 2011 at 10:02 p.m. | David Rice

  • 4A-9 district soccer final: Steinbrenner 8, Strawberry Crest 0

    LUTZ — Steinbrenner cruised to victory with an 8-0 victory over Strawberry Crest in the 4A-9 district final Friday on its home pitch.The conditions were sloppy after the field was flooded early in the day, but the slow-rolling passes and muddy terrain didn't slow the Warriors' attack. In the first ...
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    Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 at 9:34 p.m. | David Rice

  • 4A-9 district soccer: Steinbrenner rolls, Strawberry Crest notches upset

    LUTZ — Top-seeded Steinbrenner advanced easily to the final of the Class 4A, District 9 tournament with a 8-0 mercy rule victory over Jefferson on Thursday night. The match only made it to a few minutes after halftime as incessant pressure by Steinbrenner kept the game completely one sided. “I ...
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    Thu. Jan. 20, 2011 at 11:01 p.m. | David Rice

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