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  • District softball: Holy Names, Tampa Catholic cruise into 4A-10 final

    TAMPA — Caroline Kimbler had just one at-bat all season before Academy of the Holy Names’ Class 4A, District 10 softball semifinal against Sarasota Booker. But when she stepped up in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, the junior proved a lack of experience at the plate didn’t mean ...
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    Tue. April 15, 2014 at 10:42 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Plant holds off Robinson


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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant OL Jake Fruhmorgen picks Clemson

    Plant OL Jake Fruhmorgen picks Clemson TAMPA — Plant offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen had nearly 30 Division I-A offers from which to choose. But all it took was one visit and one promise for the consensus four-star recruit to make up his mind. “The coach, he specifically said I’m going to hold up that (national championship) ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 7:12 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. Plant (17-5, 10-0): The Panthers have sailed right past their rough streak, cruising to a five-game win streak that includes a no-hitter and three shutouts. 2. King (17-4, 13-1): The Lions suffered a huge loss to Steinbrenner this week, but came into that ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 4A region tennis: Plant boys, girls roll through

    TAMPA -- The Plant girls continued their quest for a fourth straight state tennis title with a 4-1 win against East Lake on Wednesday in a Class 4A region semifinal. No. 1 Erica Oosterhout (6-3, 6-4), No. 2 Gabrielle Rodriguez (6-3, 6-7, 6-3), No. 4 Lauren Corcoran (6-0, 6-1) and ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Steinbrenner back on an upswing

    TAMPA — Steinbrenner lost big March 25 to district rival Wiregrass Ranch in a mercy-rule shortened game. It was a low point for a team that started the season so strong. But Tuesday, two weeks after falling to the Bulls, Steinbrenner was on the winning end of a lopsided score, ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant set to open football season in Georgia

    Plant will play Lowndes (Ga.) on Aug. 29 for its first regular-season game of the 2014 football season, coach Robert Weiner confirmed Tuesday. The game will be the second of a double-header played at the Vikings' Martin Stadium. Manatee and Ware County (Ga.) will play in the first game of ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 12:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Tampa Catholic routs Jesuit

    TAMPA — The first time Tampa Catholic and Jesuit met on the baseball diamond this season, the Crusaders won in dramatic fashion on Paulie Russo’s walk-off double in the bottom of seventh inning. In Friday’s rematch, Tampa Catholic didn’t need that much time to assert its power over its neighboring ...
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    Sat. April 05, 2014 at 12:23 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. King (16-3, 12-1): The Lions continue to be hard to stop. Four starters have batting averages greater than .300, with Michael Taylor and Bubby Terp leading the way with .404 and .429 averages, respectively. 2. Plant (15-5, 9-0): The Panthers, who haven’t given ...
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    Thu. April 03, 2014 at 4:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Chelsea Baker proves talent trumps gender on baseball diamond

    Chelsea Baker proves talent trumps gender on baseball diamond PLANT CITY — A broom and stepladder sit propped up against the wall of a walk-in storage closet. Above a cinder-block ledge inside, where cleaning supplies and a can of WD-40 sit, hang No. 25 Durant High School baseball jerseys. A name plate that reads ‘BAKER’ peeks out from behind ...
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    Wed. April 02, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Plant shakes off slump vs. Alonso

    TAMPA — Since winning its first Saladino Tournament in a decade, Plant lost three of its next four games and came into a district matchup with Alonso at .500 since hoisting the trophy. It was a problem for the Panthers, who previously owned a 12-game win streak, but it was ...
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    Tue. April 01, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. King (14-2): The Lions’ only losses of the season have been one-run games against strong Hillsborough and Plant teams, making King the team to beat in Hillsborough County. 2. Alonso (15-2): The Ravens have rolled since losing big to Plant in the Saladino Tournament, ...
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    Thu. March 27, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Berkeley Prep's Gray among Hillsborough County winter sports award winners

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep's basketball season ended more than a month ago with a loss in the Class 4A state semifinal. But for coach Bobby Reinhart, it was the Hillsborough County winter sports awards ceremony that marked the end of the Gray era. For eight years Reinhart has coached Justin ...
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    Thu. March 27, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Jesuit edges Robinson

    TAMPA — Just one day after it was reported that Jesuit suspended nine players for the rest of the season for violating school policy, the Tigers had to be prepared for a district matchup against Robinson. A whole lineup was missing Wednesday while six from the junior varsity — Alex ...
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    Thu. March 27, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Jesuit suspends nine players

    Nine Jesuit baseball players have been suspended from the team for the rest of the 2014 season for violating school policy, said Pete Young, the school’s director of communications. Young would not disclose the names of players nor the specific policy that was violated. “Out of respect for our students ...
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    Tue. March 25, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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