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  • Shane Bucenell hopes his dream of playing at next level won't be denied

    Shane Bucenell hopes his dream of playing at next level won't be denied The dream has always been the same for Shane Bucenell. The 6-foot, 195-pound Wiregrass Ranch quarterback might be undersized to play the position at the next level, but that’s never stopped him from trying to make it happen. It has, however, drawn the attention of doubters, Bucenell said, even going ...
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    Fri. Oct. 24, 2014 at 4:58 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District volleyball roundup: Bloomingdale rallies past Wharton

    TAMPA — Featuring arguably Tampa Bay’s two best hitters in Bloomingdale’s Karissa Rhoades and Wharton’s Kathryn Attar, Thursday’s Class 8A-7 championship match promised to be a battle.  And was it ever.  The match was knotted at two sets apiece, forcing a decisive fifth set. Even that seemed like it would ...
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    Thu. Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District volleyball: Steinbrenner maintains league streak

    TAMPA — Steinbrenner had more on the line in Wednesday’s Class 7A, District 8 semifinal against Wiregrass Ranch than just a five-year district championship streak.   Steinbrenner coach Laura Praetorius recorded the scores from her team’s first matchup with the Bulls — a Warriors sweep — and gave her team ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:36 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Flash sale: Nike’s Plant shoe sells out in 23 minutes

    Flash sale: Nike’s Plant shoe sells out in 23 minutes TAMPA — When a Nike representative pulled Robert Weiner aside during the Nike Elite Coaches Summit last February to discuss designing a Plant High School shoe, the 10-year Panthers coach just thought it would be something neat for his football players to enjoy. A sneak peak of the shoes were ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 3:53 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region golf roundup: St. Petersburg girls sweat one out

    TEMPLE TERRACE — The St. Petersburg girls team was announced as the Class 3A-4 region runnerup Monday, securing their first team state tournament berth in school history.  Soon, though, the Green Devils’ joy turned to nervousness.  The Green Devils — and team champion Steinbrenner — were announced before all golfers ...
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    Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 at 9:07 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Quentin Poteralski, male winner for Oct. 11-17

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Quentin Poteralski, male winner for Oct. 11-17 Male Hot Shot winner: Quentin Poteralski, Steinbrenner Steinbrenner has struggled offensively through the first half of the football season. But in the Warriors’ 55-40 win against Wiregrass Ranch last week, it not only found its stride, it also made school history. Quarterback Quentin Poteralski accounted for six touchdowns — four ...
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    Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 at 7:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Gaither 35, Sickles 17

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Gaither 35, Sickles 17 TAMPA — The start of Gaither’s district matchup with Sickles on Friday was mistake-laden. In the first few minutes there was a Gryphons turnover, a blocked Gaither field goal and four combined penalties. So it wasn’t unexpected when, on their second drive of the night, the Cowboys were looking at ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 1:34 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Alonso QB Oladokun commits to USF

    Alonso quarterback Chris Oladokun commited to USF during the weekend, the junior announced on Twitter. Oladokun, now in his second season as the Ravens' starter, threw for 2,003 yards, 23 touchdowns and had just three interceptions in Alonso's 5-5 season last year. During the summer he lit up the 7-on-7 ...
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    Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 at 11:05 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Plant 54, Sickles 6

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Plant 54, Sickles 6 TAMPA — On the very first play from scrimmage, Sickles quarterback Isaac Holder hit Ray Ray McCloud III with a 10-yard pass for a first down. Plant coach Robert Weiner couldn’t help but think “here we go again.” Last year when the Gryphons and Panthers met, the game was decided ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 1:05 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • McCloud and Co. forces to be reckoned with on Sickles offense

    McCloud and Co. forces to be reckoned with on Sickles offense TAMPA — Coach Brian Turner admits he was freaking out.  In the days leading up to Sickles’ district matchup with Freedom last week, Turner’s star running back, Clemson commit Ray Ray McCloud III, was sick. McCloud had never missed a game in four years on the varsity team. Turner spent ...
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    Thu. Oct. 09, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Girls basketball: Walker commits to Wofford College

    Seffner Christian forward Peyton Walker committed to Wofford College, her father Rob Walker confirmed Tuesday. Walker, the Tampa Bay Times' Hillsborough County Player of the Year in 2013, averaged 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season, leading the Crusaders to a state runner-up finish. She had 50 points ...
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    Wed. Oct. 08, 2014 at 4:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Campaign aims to keep aggression limited to the football field

    Campaign aims to keep aggression limited to the football field RIVERVIEW — High in the right-hand corner of the bulletin board on Dave Stone’s office wall, amid the printouts of school calendars and class schedules, hangs a picture of Ashley Atherley.  Photos like that one are now the only way the Riverview Center Academy principal sees his niece, a Brandon ...
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    Wed. Oct. 08, 2014 at 10:41 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Willie Parker, male winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Willie Parker, male winner for Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Male Hot Shot winner: Willie Parker, Carrollwood Day Early in Carrollwood Day’s district matchup with Canterbury last Friday, linebacker/running back Max Frankel went down with an injury.  The senior’s absence meant someone else had to step up. And that’s exactly what running back Willie Parker did.  Parker, who also plays linebacker, ...
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    Mon. Oct. 06, 2014 at 6:42 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Sunday Morning QB: Playoff picture starting to take shape

    Sunday Morning QB: Playoff picture starting to take shape SMQ team of the week Calvary Christian. The Warriors have played varsity football since 2003 and they have never had a winning season, let alone made the playoffs. Both of those streaks should come to an end after Friday’s 17-0 win over Admiral Farragut. Calvary improved to 4-1, 1-0 in ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 11:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Jesuit 32, Spoto 20

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Jesuit 32, Spoto 20 TAMPA — A week ago, an injured Malik Davis spent Jesuit’s game against Newsome on the sideline, watching his team struggle to move the ball and desperately wishing he could make things better. “It felt bad,” Davis said, “because I knew I wasn’t able to get in and help them ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:36 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

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