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  • Hillsborough volleyball: AHN's Courtney Vogler strikes a fierce pose ... behind the net

    TAMPA — At the age of 16, Courtney Vogler was already on the cusp of the jet-setting life of a cover model. Her future could have included more photo shoots in international fashion hubs like London, Milan and Paris. The assignments likely would have become more prominent and more lucrative, ...
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    Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:48 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Plant CB Mazzi Wilkins picks USF

    Plant CB Mazzi Wilkins picks USF Plant cornerback Mazzi Wilkins announced Monday that he plans to sign with South Florida, yet another local recruiting victory for new head coach Willie Taggart. “It’s official I’m committed to the university of (South) Florida,” Wilkins said via his Twitter account. Wilkins, a consensus three-star recruit on most recruiting services, ...
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    Mon. Aug. 19, 2013 at 12:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Quick coaching change at Cambridge Christian as Stephen Piercefield takes over baseball program

    Cambridge Christian announced Wednesday that baseball coach Sam Blackmon was resigning a little more than two months after taking over the program. Blackmon will be unable to accept the position because “some unexpected family circumstances,” according to the school. The Lancers responded by hiring Stephen Piercefield, who was most recently ...
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    Wed. Aug. 14, 2013 at 3:17 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Plant's Andrew Beck

    HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Plant's Andrew Beck We're featuring some of our HomeTeam 100 players, including our No. 19 player, Plant LB Andrew Beck: Beck finished last season with 126 tackles and two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown, seemingly making it clear which side of the line of scrimmage his talents are best utilized. Well, ...
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    Tue. Aug. 13, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Tampa Catholic adds tough foe Madison County to schedule

    Tampa Catholic will open its 2013 season with a home matchup against Class 4A powerhouse Madison County. The Crusaders will host the two-time state champions on Aug. 30, finally rounding out its 10-game schedule for the year. Tampa Catholic, which is nursing big postseason dreams of its own in Class ...
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    Fri. Aug. 09, 2013 at 2:27 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Gaither's leading tackler out for the season after knee injury

    Gaither senior linebacker Matt Williams, the Cowboys’ leading tackler for the past two years, will miss the 2013 season with a major knee injury, coach Jason Stokes confirmed Friday. “It’s so heartbreaking,” Stokes said. “That kid is the epitome of what you want in a football player.” Williams announced the ...
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    Fri. Aug. 09, 2013 at 1:52 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Gaither's Alex McGough

    HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Gaither's Alex McGough We're featuring some of our HomeTeam 100 players, including our No. 39 player, Gaither QB Alex McGough: It would be easy to dismiss Gaither as a legitimate playoff contender in 2013, given its enormous losses from last year’s offense. This fall, the Cowboys return players responsible for only 33 percent ...
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    Thu. Aug. 08, 2013 at 6:09 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Steinbrenner 3B Mijon Cummings picks Bethune-Cookman

    Steinbrenner third baseman Mijon Cummings has orally committed to Bethune-Cookman University, according to Warriors coach John Crumbley. Cummings hit .408 with 23 RBIs, a team-leading 10 doubles and three homers for the Warriors, who were one of the bay area’s top teams this spring. Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university in ...
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    Tue. Aug. 06, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Tampa Prep P/1B Sam Martin commits to Tulane

    Tampa Prep pitcher and first baseman Sam Martin has orally committed to Tulane, according to the school's athletic department. Martin, who was an honorable mention for the 2013 Tampa Bay Times' all-Hillsborough team, went 6-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 53.2 innings in the spring. He also ...
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    Tue. Aug. 06, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Early praise for Hillsborough QB Dwayne Lawson

    Early praise for Hillsborough QB Dwayne Lawson The huddle and the offense now belong to Dwayne Lawson, because of graduation and his boundless talent. At practice Monday afternoon, the 6-foot-5 junior quarterback stood nearly half a head taller than his teammates at Hillsborough, a fitting sight given his figurative and literal stature among peers. “In my estimation, ...
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    Mon. Aug. 05, 2013 at 8:47 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Wharton QB Chase Litton decommits from USF

    Wharton QB Chase Litton decommits from USF USF lost the top quarterback in its upcoming recruiting class Friday when Wharton’s Chase Litton announced he was going to explore other options.  “I want to apologize to USF but I will be decommitting and opening up my recruitment up for my senior year,” Litton said on his Twitter account ...
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    Fri. July 26, 2013 at 8:52 p.m. | Joel Anderson

    • Recruit: Chase Litton
      Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, LSU, Marshall University
  • Gaither's Hunter Henderson to play baseball at FAMU

    Gaither graduate Hunter Henderson, one of the area’s most versatile baseball players last spring, has signed with Florida A&M. Henderson ranked fourth in Hillsborough County with a 0.73 ERA and hit .333 with 12 RBIs. He was essentially the top player on a team that included shortstop Oscar Mercado, who ...
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    Fri. July 26, 2013 at 2:47 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Jesuit catcher Ryan McCullers settles on Middle Tennessee

    Jesuit catcher Ryan McCullers has orally committed to Middle Tennessee State, according to Tigers coach Richie Warren. McCullers, a Tampa Bay Times’ second-team all-Hillsborough selection, hit .424 with 26 RBI and 28 runs scored as a junior. He also earned recognition for his defense at the Perfect Game USA 2013 ...
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    Fri. July 26, 2013 at 2:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Steinbrenner P Logan LaPace signs with Eastern Michigan

    Steinbrenner graduate Logan LaPace, the pitching ace for one of the bay area’s top teams this spring, has signed with Eastern Michigan, according to Warriors coach John Crumbley. As a senior and fourth-year varsity member, LaPace went 7-2 with a 1.67 ERA and 34 strikeouts in little more than 50 ...
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    Fri. July 26, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Brief glimpses of Plant's Austin Hudson enough for Wisconsin

    TAMPA – In most of the footage on Austin Hudson’s brief highlight film, there are coaches and backups standing behind the offensive formation. There are rarely any fans in the bleachers. Most of the “opponents” are actually teammates, wearing similar uniforms. And the majority of Hudson’s big plays are met ...
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    Thu. July 25, 2013 at 7:35 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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