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  • Gaither-Steinbrenner postponed until 7 p.m. Monday

    Cowboys, Warriors to resume play MondayLUTZ — Gaither and host Steinbrenner will resume their Class 7A, District 7 game at 7 p.m. Monday after it was stopped by lightning and rain Friday night.The officials sent both teams off the field because of lightning with 2:14 remaining in the first quarter. ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 6:57 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 52, Orlando Lake Highland Prep 14

    TAMPA — It was a homecoming to remember for Tampa Catholic: a 30-minute lightning delay in the second quarter and a running clock over the final 8:30. Kyle Ploucher was solid for the Crusaders (5-0), 19-of-25 for 225 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. But the defense starred. It forced ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 8:28 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Jesuit 14, Blake 0

    TAMPA — For the final three quarters, the rain never stopped. The Jesuit defense never let up.Jesuit (2-2, 2-1) held Blake (1-3, 0-3) to 47 yards and forced three turnovers in a 14-0 victory Friday night in a Class 5A, District 8 contest. Reggie Brown set the tone by intercepting ...
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    Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 9:24 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Hillsborough 37, Newsome 23

    TAMPA — Hillsborough coaches talked about adjustments at halftime. After that, the Terriers' offensive line work spoke volumes.Nigel Harris rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the final two quarters, including the clinching 43-yarder with 2:12 left. "We made sure we not only did the correct blocking, but we ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Jesuit 16, Middleton 0

    TAMPA — With first-and-goal at the 1. Middleton couldn't get it — capped by a fourth-down stop by senior defensive tackle Robby Garcia on quarterback Todd Sims — as Jesuit won 16-0 Friday night.Trailing 9-0 with 10 minutes left, Middleton recovered a fumble at the Jesuit 1. Middleton failed to ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 8:22 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Armwood 55, Brandon 0

    SEFFNER — A new era began for Brandon. For Armwood, it was the same old story. The Hawks, who didn’t lose a game on the field last year, spoiled the debut of new Eagles coach Dean Eychner with a 55-0 victory Saturday night. Armwood rolled to a 41-0 halftime lead. ...
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    Sat. Sept. 01, 2012 at 10:56 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Preseason football: Newsome 34, Steinbrenner 34, tie

    TAMPA — The game clock was the only thing to stop Newsome and Steinbrenner Friday night.The teams tied 34-all after combining for 851 yards and 33 first downs. The preseason game was moved to Chamberlain from Steinbrenner because of unplayable field conditions.Jon Marc Carrier scored four touchdowns for Steinbrenner, two ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:57 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Spring jamboree at Blake

    At Blake Scores: Chamberlain 30, Blake 6 Hillsborough 15, Middleton 0 Spring game-breakers:  Chamberlain running back Xavier Johnson ran for three touchdowns and had 73 of the Chiefs’ 153 rushing yards. Johnson scored on runs of 4, 2 and 4 yards. Chamberlain’s other TD came on a 14-yard pass from ...
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    Thu. May 24, 2012 at 11:33 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • District softball: Riverview keeps pressure on to stifle top-seeded Plant City

    District softball: Riverview keeps pressure on to stifle top-seeded Plant City TAMPA — Emily Gaitan’s book on Plant City was right on the money. “Plant City is not going to let up — ever,” she said. “You have to expect that and you’ve got to do your job.” The Riverview junior right-handed pitcher did her job Friday night, and freshman outfielder ...
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    Sat. April 21, 2012 at 12:22 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • District softball roundup: Chamberlain ace keeps her cool

    LUTZ — When opposing runners get into scoring position, Chamberlain pitcher Rachel Dwyer keeps the positive thoughts. “Just because someone’s on (base) doesn’t mean they have to score,” she said. The junior right-hander escaped a pair of mid-game jams and went the distance on a three-hitter as No. 1 seed ...
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    Thu. April 19, 2012 at 11:47 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region boys basketball: Tampa Prep survives late drama

    TAMPA — Playing in front of a standing-room-only crowd, Tampa Prep stood tall Saturday. Marshall Holmes’ free throw with 6.6 seconds remaining, his only point of the game, was the difference as the Terrapins outlasted Orlando First Academy 46-45 for the Class 3A, Region 2 boys basketball championship. But Tampa ...
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    Sat. Feb. 25, 2012 at 10:45 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region boys basketball: Berkeley Prep pours it on

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep went inside — again and again. The Buccaneers (20-7) turned their Class 4A region quarterfinal against Arcadia DeSoto County (17-8) into a layup shooting drill as they rolled to an 82-49 victory Thursday night. Senior Nelson Agholor poured in 24 points and 12 Berkeley Prep players ...
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    Thu. Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:48 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • District boys basketball: Missed free throw lifts Sickles to 6A-11 title

    TAMPA — Somehow, Strawberry Crest managed to stay close. And somehow, Brandon Channer’s final free-throw attempt failed to go through the basket as No. 1 seed Sickles held on for a 38-37 victory Friday night in the Class 6A, District 11 championship game. Sickles (21-6), which lost starting point guard ...
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    Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 at 9:32 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Girls district basketball: Blake, Robinson overcome poor shooting

    TAMPA — Missed shots didn’t keep Blake and Robinson from making statements Wednesday night in the Class 5A, District 11 tournament. Despite misfiring on a combined 94 field-goal attempts, the host Yellow Jackets and Knights earned regional playoff berths and a spot in Friday’s 7 p.m. district finale with almost ...
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    Thu. Feb. 02, 2012 at 12:42 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Plant 49, Orlando Dr. Phillips 13

    TAMPA — Orlando Dr. Phillips brought offensive power to Dads Stadium on Friday night with Boise State commitment Nick Patti at quarterback and former major-league home run hitter Ken Griffey Jr. in the stands to watch his son Trey. Plant senior linebacker Mike Tate reminded everyone that defense counts even ...
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    Sat. Nov. 26, 2011 at 12:09 a.m. | Don Jensen

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