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  • 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

  • Football: Plant 54, Orlando Boone 21

    TAMPA — Plant had a Few good men Friday night. Senior quarterback James Few topped the list, throwing for a career-high six touchdowns as Plant pulled away from Orlando Boone 54-21 in a Class 8A playoff region quarterfinal at Dads Stadium.Plant (10-1) is undefeated in seven first-round region quarterfinals under ...
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    Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 at 10:32 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Hillsborough 43, Chamberlain 15

    TAMPA — Hillsborough junior running back Trevor Steinke had a career game on a night when Chamberlain coach Joe Severino called it a career.Steinke set personal highs with his three touchdowns and 143 yards rushing on 19 carries Thursday as Hillsborough (8-2) scored 43 unanswered points in a 43-15 win ...
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    Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:09 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Wharton 44, Alonso 21

    TAMPA — Running back Vernon Hargreaves scored three touchdowns and ran for four two-point conversions, and center Gabe Nold led a dominant offensive line as Wharton clinched its first playoff berth in three years with a 44-21 win over Alonso on Friday.The teams were playing for the No. 2 spot ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 8:37 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Jesuit 31, Gibbs 0

    TAMPA — Jesuit's homecoming was a one-sided affair. The Tigers didn't allow Gibbs to cross midfield and completed their Class 5A, District 8 schedule with a perfect record in a 31-0 victory Friday night in the rain.It was the eighth consecutive victory and third shutout for Jesuit, which ends its ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 7:53 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Gaither 37, Freedom 0

    TAMPA — The defense was dominant and decisive. The offense wasn't bad, either.Gaither remained atop the 7A-7 standings Thursday with a 37-0 pasting of Freedom. Quarterback Alex McGough accounted for four touchdowns (three passing, one running). But the Cowboy defense was even better. Led by linebacker Josh Scarberry's four sacks, ...
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    Thu. Oct. 20, 2011 at 7:53 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Seffner Christian 56, Shorecrest 7

    TAMPA — Seth Lewis, Tanner Richardson and Garrett Saunders combined for all eight touchdowns and Seffner Christian forced four turnovers — all leading to scores — in a record victory at Tampa Bay Tech.The Crusaders, a second-year program, eclipsed its previous mark of 53 points set against Kissimmee Life Christian ...
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    Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 at 7:52 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Alonso 20, Bloomingdale 14

    TAMPA — Alonso lost its starting quarterback, five fumbles and even a down. But those issues didn't keep the Ravens from tying the 2003 team for the best start in the school's 11-year history.With running backs Brandon Holloway and Ish Witter combining for 259 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Alonso ...
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    Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 at 8:21 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Cambridge 39, Indian Rocks Christian 27

    TAMPA — Robbie Robertson’s career game propelled Cambridge to a 39-27 victory over Indian Rocks Christian on Friday night. Robertson, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound junior running back/linebacker, produced three of the Lancers’ four turnovers — two leading to touchdowns — and scored two second-half TDs as Cambridge (4-1, 3-1) remained a ...
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    Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 at 11:51 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 35, Orlando Lake Highland Prep 0

    TAMPA — Senior Nelson Agholor ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns as undefeated Berkeley Prep racked up a businesslike 35-0 non-district victory over Orlando Lake Highland Prep.Berkeley Prep had 387 yards total offense, including 252 on 45 rushing attempts by seven Buccaneers. Berkeley Prep allowed 141 yards, forced two ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:27 p.m. | Don Jensen

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