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  • District softball roundup: Tampa Catholic wins 4A-10 title

    TAMPA — Emily Small hadn’t pitched in nearly a year when Tampa Catholic coach Mark Braddy called on her to provide depth going into the Class 4A, District 10 tournament. Small never thought she would pitch again after taking a break to play mainly centerfield this season. But after practicing ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:28 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Baseball: Gaither's grand finale beats Wiregrass

    TAMPA — In 30 years as Gaither’s baseball coach, Frank Permuy had never experienced the thrill of winning a game with a walk-off grand slam. In Permuy’s final year at the helm, it’s only fitting that Cowboys slugger Randy Oliva changed that on Friday night against Class 7A, District 8 ...
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    Sat. April 05, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Baseball: Pasco 5, Sunlake 4

    LAND O’LAKES — Pasco pitcher Brian Johnson refused to look at the scoreboard with runners in scoring position and one out in the sixth against Sunlake on Wednesday. It didn’t matter to Johnson that the Pirates were clinging to a one-run lead, or that it was his first start of ...
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    Thu. March 20, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Baseball: Fluke, Fivay take care of Land O’Lakes

    LAND O’LAKES — Fivay pitcher Sean Fluke’s game plan Tuesday night against Class 5A, District 8 rival Land O’Lakes was pretty straightforward. He wanted to work ahead in counts and keep opposing batters off balance with a steady dose of fastballs and off-speed pitches. When it came time to put ...
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    Tue. March 11, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region boys basketball: Freedom undone by Bartow quickness

    TAMPA — Michael Keller wrapped a red T-shirt around his head and began to cry as the final buzzer sounded in Freedom’s 69-54 loss to Bartow in a Class 7A region final Saturday. His face red with tears, Keller trudged toward the long line of smiling Bartow players and coaches, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region boys basketball: Academy at the Lakes hot from start

    LAND O’LAKES — Less than a week after clinching the first district title in program history, Ethan Haslam and Malik Hall made sure there wouldn’t be a letdown for Academy at the Lakes in Thursday night’s Class 2A region quarterfinal. The guards combined for eight 3-pointers — including five in ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:18 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District boys basketball: Blackwood gives Nature Coast a boost

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Before Nature Coast’s Class 5A, District 7 final against Hernando on Friday, senior Rohan Blackwood had already enjoyed one of the best weeks of his life. On Wednesday, the two-sport standout accomplished a career milestone, signing to continue his football career as a defensive lineman at USF. ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 11:06 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region girls basketball: AATL gives coach a reason to stay

    LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes coach Karim Nohra gave his players an ultimatum before their Class 2A region quarterfinal against Hernando Christian on Thursday night: Play up to their utmost potential or he would leave and make them coach themselves. Needless to say, Nohra kept his place on ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 9:36 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Wesley Chapel earns tough win over Wiregrass Ranch

    WESLEY CHAPEL — On a night when Wesley Chapel honored one of its all-time greats, Marcus Hayne came through with an impressive performance of his own. For three quarters Friday, the Wildcats struggled to break through against neighborhood rival Wiregrass Ranch. Early in the fourth, they faced a six-point deficit. ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District girls basketball: Roberts sparks Pasco past Hernando

    DADE CITY — Brianca Roberts and her Pasco teammates could feel their season slipping away. For the first two quarters against Hernando in a Class 5A, District 7 semifinal Wednesday, Roberts was held scoreless. Other than Ashley Webster’s eight points at the half, the host Pirates hadn’t mustered much on ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:03 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Largo completes sweep of Mitchell

    NEW PORT RICHEY — One week after it defeated Mitchell on its home court, Largo knew the second meeting with the Mustangs would be an even bigger challenge. But Packers coach Phillip Price expected his players to be ready for the highly anticipated rematch and they were as Largo staved ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Girls region soccer: Sophomore comes through for Land O’Lakes

    Girls region soccer: Sophomore comes through for Land O’Lakes LAND O’LAKES — As Victoria Cannata walked to the line for a first-half penalty kick on a frigid Thursday night, she could feel the nerves building. Though it was only the sixth minute in a Class 3A region quarterfinal, the Land O’Lakes sophomore knew the fate of her team’s season ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Girls district soccer: Robinson wins 3A-9 title in rout

    TAMPA — Robinson won its third straight girls soccer district title in dominant fashion Saturday, but coach Billy Helms wasn’t celebrating too much. Minutes after the Knights’ 6-0 victory over Bradenton Southeast in the Class 3A, District 9 final, Helms already was focused on the next opponent: 3A-10 runnerup Tarpon ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:35 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Girls basketball: Seffner Christian routs AATL

    LAND O’LAKES — Seffner Christian hasn’t lost to a bay area team all season, and Thursday night’s meeting against Academy at the Lakes proved no different. The Crusaders never trailed and used their suffocating defense and explosive offense to pound last season’s Class 2A state runnerup 64-24 for their fifth ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Tampa Catholic edges Tampa Prep for city championship

    TAMPA — For 11 years, Tampa Catholic had left the City of Tampa Championship empty-handed. The past two years were gut-wrenching, as the Crusaders (10-1) fell to tournament host Tampa Prep in the title game in 2011 and '12. But in Monday night's final against the Terrapins (8-1), TC power ...
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    Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:16 a.m. | Jeff Odom

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