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  • Baseball: Durant 1, Brandon 0

    BRANDON — For seven innings, Brandon left-hander Antonio Velez put on a show, striking out 12 and giving up just one hit to district foe Durant.  But as it turned out, one hit was all the Cougars needed.  Velez had retired 10 of 12 batters before senior second baseman Cade ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Mike Gregory returns as Tampa Catholic football coach

    Mike Gregory returns as Tampa Catholic football coach Almost a month ago, Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory announced his resignation, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. But almost immediately, Gregory said, he began having second thoughts.  He said he never really wanted to leave, and still seeing his players every day at school ...
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    Mon. March 23, 2015 at 10:31 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Lara Lontoc, female winner for March 7-13

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Lara Lontoc, female winner for March 7-13 Female Hot Shot winner: Lara Lontoc, Holy Names Because of a hip injury that kept her out of a large part of Academy of the Holy Names’ track and field season last year, sophomore Lara Lontoc hadn’t had much experience in big meets heading into the Berkeley Invitational on March ...
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    Mon. March 16, 2015 at 6:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Alonso takes down Jesuit for title

    Saladino Baseball Tournament: Alonso takes down Jesuit for title BRANDON —The Ravens knew their Saladino Tournament championship game against Jesuit on Friday night would be a fight. Both teams, which sailed through the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, hadn’t given up a single run in its previous two games.  So when Alonso loaded the bases in the first inning but ...
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    Fri. March 13, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Jesuit, Alonso set for final

    Saladino Baseball Tournament: Jesuit, Alonso set for final BRANDON — Miguel Menendez may have been 400 miles away from Tampa during his years coaching at Key West High, but even from afar, Menendez said, he always admired the Saladino Tournament, an event he learned about while playing at the University of Tampa.  So just a month after taking ...
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    Thu. March 12, 2015 at 9:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • FHSAA finds insufficient recruiting evidence against Tampa Catholic

    FHSAA finds insufficient recruiting evidence against Tampa Catholic After more than a year-long investigation into two Tampa Catholic athletic programs for allegations of recruiting, the Florida High School Athletic Association has found insufficient evidence to support the claims, according to a letter the FHSAA sent to principal Tom Reidy on Tuesday. Though the case was ultimately determined to ...
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    Thu. March 12, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Durant avenges loss to Plant

    BRANDON — Less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s Saladino Tournament quarterfinal, Durant lost to defending champion Plant in pool play. It didn’t sit well with the Cougars. So when Durant — which earned the wild card spot after allowing the fewest runs in pool play — learned it would be ...
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    Wed. March 11, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 at University of Tampa

    TAMPA — Dozens of scouts littered the stands at the University of Tampa’s baseball stadium Tuesday night, expecting to see a show. And in Plant’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Durant, that’s exactly what centerfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Jake Woodford gave them.  Tucker brought home a pair of ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 10:18 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 at Brandon

    BRANDON — It was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel, Brandon’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Leto on Monday night.  But early on, it appeared to be a one-sided fight. Eagles lefty Antonio Velez was perfect through the first three innings, while Leto left-hander Felix Dieguez was lit up ...
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    Mon. March 09, 2015 at 11:33 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Tournament serves as testing ground for Hillsborough High

    Saladino Tournament serves as testing ground for Hillsborough High TAMPA — Heading into last year’s Class 6A-9 semifinal matchup against Jefferson, the Hillsborough baseball team had a good feeling about it, Marco Alvarez recalls. This was finally going to be the year the streak came to an end. In 2006, the three-time state champion Terriers were close to making ...
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    Thu. March 05, 2015 at 5:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant City promotes Greg Meyer to head football coach

    Plant City has promoted defensive coordinator Greg Meyer to head football coach. Meyer replaces Wayne Ward, who stepped down less than a month ago after 13 years — five as head coach — with the Raiders.  Meyer, whose wife also works at Plant City, said he couldn’t be more thrilled ...
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    Thu. March 05, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Rosters announced for UNCF all-star game

    The rosters for this year's United Negro College Fund all-star game have been announced, featuring 24 senior boys and 24 senior girls from Hillsborough County schools. The games will be played Friday at Jefferson, with the girls game starting at 6 p.m. and the boys game to follow. Admission is ...
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    Thu. March 05, 2015 at 11:02 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Longtime Seffner Christian coach Greg Fawbush steps down

    Longtime Seffner Christian coach Greg Fawbush steps down Seffner Christian girls basketball coach Greg Fawbush has resigned after 20 years with the Crusaders, athletic director Andy Holmes confirmed Tuesday. Fawbush, who began working and coaching at Seffner Christian Academy when the school first started its high school basketball program, also serves as the assistant athletic director at Seffner ...
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    Tue. March 03, 2015 at 2:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: David Kornitzer, male winner for Feb. 21-27

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: David Kornitzer, male winner for Feb. 21-27 Male Hot Shot winner: David Kornitzer, Newsome After finishing his freshman cross country season at Newsome three years ago, David Kornitzer wanted to continue on to track and field, he just wasn't sure the track portion was for him.  Because he preferred running off the track, Kornitzer, with the help ...
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    Mon. March 02, 2015 at 7:57 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral

    State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral LAKELAND — When Jefferson began its first state semifinal game in 41 years Friday against Miami Norland, it focused on Vikings forward Dewan Huell. After all, the junior’s 6-foot-10 frame made it hard for him not to be the center of attention. But as the Dragons spent their energy trying ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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