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  • Gators signee Patric Young dominates paint against Tampa Prep in Class 2A boys basketball state final

    photo gallery LAKELAND — A screen was set, a move was made and a pass found its way into Patric Young's hands. While catching the ball, Young turned his body, then threw down a thunderous reverse jam that easily was the most memorable play in Jacksonville Providence's 63-46 win over ...
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    Sat. March 06, 2010 at 7:10 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Sophomore Shark's list of offers, notoriety have room to grow

    Dave Pisarcik realizes he is a bit biased, but the Nature Coast boys basketball coach is firm in his belief that Sharks C Tyler Bergantino is the most talented player around. And, the coach boasted, it's not even close. "By far, he's the best in the bay area," Pisarcik said. ...
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    Sat. March 06, 2010 at 6:18 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Take that ‘Canes; Alonso alum shuts down Miami

    Here’s a quick note from college baseball land: Former Alonso ace Alex Panteliodis had the best game of his college career Friday night while leading the Florida Gators to a 7-1 win over archrival Miami at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables. A.P., a sophomore, kept No. 10 Miami hitless ...
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    Sat. March 06, 2010 at 1:04 a.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Wiregrass sweeps at Chasco Invitational

    NEW PORT RICHEY — With temperatures in the low 50s and swirling winds making it feel even colder at Friday's Chasco Invitational, Mitchell sprinter Ricky Trinidad found the perfect way to stay warm. "I went to my car," Trinidad said. After winning the 100-meter dash, Trinidad spent roughly 90 minutes ...
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    Fri. March 05, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • ‘Bama, 2 others offer Anthony Chickillo

    Alonso DE Anthony Chickillo admitted this morning he was jacked up about his latest offers. One came from Illinois. One came from Clemson. And, oh yeah, one came from national champion Alabama. “I’m really excited,” Chickillo said via text message. He should be. Right now, the Crimson Tide has the ...
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    Thu. March 04, 2010 at 9:37 a.m. | Keith Niebuhr

    • Recruit: Anthony Chickillo
      Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, University of Miami
  • Dixon Phillips picks Quincy

    Hillsborough senior football player Dixon Phillips has committed to Quincy. The program recently offered him at the East Bay Football Recruiting Fair. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound WR/DE also received strong interest from Averett, Concordia, Mount Union, St. Norbert College and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Phillips will visit Quincy next week. Quincy is ...
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    Wed. March 03, 2010 at 11:03 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • For Tampa Prep, it’s choose your poison

    Should Tampa Prep beat Port St. Joe on Friday in the Class 2A state boys basketball semifinals (and that alone should be quite a task), the Terrapins will face either Jacksonville Providence or Weston Sagemont in Saturday’s final. And both of those squads are loaded with prospects. The Rivals.com Class ...
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    Wed. March 03, 2010 at 2:36 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Area represented in RivalsHigh 100 Baseball Rankings

    The RivalsHigh 100 Baseball Rankings, compiled by Dallas Jackson, debuted today and Tampa Bay was well-represented. Alonso checked in at No. 4; Jesuit is No. 14. Both programs appear to have the talent to make runs at a state title. Other ranked schools of note: No. 1: Miami ColumbusNo. 11: ...
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    Tue. March 02, 2010 at 11:57 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Big effort for Katelyn Greenleaf

    A quick note from the world of track and field: At the Winter Park Lady Wildcat Invitational on Monday in Central Florida, Northside Christian sophomore standout Katelyn Greenleaf set a meet record in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11 minutes, 32.79 seconds. According to the folks at Northside, ...
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    Tue. March 02, 2010 at 11:31 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Two Plant volleyball players earn academic all-american honors

    Plant middle blocker Leah Jordan and Panthers defensive specialist Katie Daorai, both members of the program’s state championship team last fall, have been named as 2009 Prepvolleyball.com High School Volleyball Academic All-Americans. Of Jordan, a third-team selection,.Prepvolleyball.com wrote: Leah Jordan, 6-0 MB, Plant: A three-year starter andFirst Team All County ...
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    Tue. March 02, 2010 at 9:01 a.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Boca Ciega star pledges to USF

    The USF Bulls have picked up a commitment from one of the region’s most talented girls basketball prospects. According to the Times’ Greg Auman, Boca Ciega junior guard Tamara Taylor has pledged to that program. On his USF blog, Auman writes: There was good news, however, as the Bulls picked ...
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    Mon. March 01, 2010 at 10:18 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Alonso alum named ACC baseball player of the week

    This from the Times' Brian Landman ... Florida State sophomore infielder Sherman Johnson, a former standout out at Alonso, was named the ACC player of the week. He was 5 for 8 with five runs scored and 10 RBI to lead the Seminoles to a three-game sweep of Hofstra. Johnson ...
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    Mon. March 01, 2010 at 5:43 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Palm Harbor U. standout headed to Jacksonville

    Palm Harbor University K/P Patrick McDonald has accepted an offer to play for Jacksonville University, PHU assistant Don Mesick said today. The 6-foot, 185-pound senior was a Times first-team all-county selection at punter in 2009. He also was a solid placekicker. A Division I-AA program, Jacksonville went 7-4 last season ...
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    Mon. March 01, 2010 at 2:31 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Highlight Reel: Charles Lovett

    Come fall, Hillsborough WR Charles Lovett, a rising senior, is likely to be among the area’s most heavily recruited football players. The 5-foot-8, 168-pound speedster burned opposing defenses with 44 catches for 1,106 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. USF was the first school to offer. Florida International is ...
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    Sun. Feb. 28, 2010 at 10:11 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

    • Recruit: Charles Lovett
      Florida International University, University of South Florida
  • Four more last week for Chickillo

    Alonso DE Anthony Chickillo, a highly touted rising senior, picked up offers last week from schools in the South, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West Coast. They came from Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Southern California and Virginia Tech. Asked how many offers he now has, Chickillo admitted he had lost count. “I ...
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    Sun. Feb. 28, 2010 at 6:36 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

    • Recruit: Anthony Chickillo
      Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, University of Miami
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