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  • 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

  • Volleyball: Berkeley Prep goes the distance in win over East Lake

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep coach Randy Dagostino called it “a classic match.” The near-capacity crowd agreed, giving both nationally-ranked teams a standing ovation after the conclusion. Berkeley Prep lived on its offense. East Lake countered with defense. The former prevailed Friday night, when senior hitter Jordan Burgess sealed the Buccaneers’ ...
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    Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 at 9:14 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 35, King 28

    Football: Tampa Bay Tech 35, King 28 photo gallery TAMPA — With several blades of grass on his face and sweat pouring down his cheek, Tampa Bay Tech’s Caleb Tucker had the look of a warrior who had just survived a battle with his neighborhood opponents. Tucker, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior left tackle, had just supplied the ...
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    Sat. Sept. 10, 2011 at 1:02 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Sickles 10, Steinbrenner 0

    LUTZ — Senior running back LaDondra Crittenden scored the only touchdown and rushed for 111 yards on 12 carries to lead Sickles past Steinbrenner 10-0.Crittenden's 66-yard scoring run came on Sickles' second series. Andres Vasquez hit a 33-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, culminating a 15-play, 43-yard drive ...
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    Fri. Sept. 02, 2011 at 8:25 p.m. | Don Jensen

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