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  • 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

  • Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory steps down

    Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory steps down Tampa Catholic football coach Mike Gregory has resigned from his job after two seasons with the Crusaders, the school announced Friday. Gregory, who served as an assistant at Tampa Catholic for four years before taking his first head coaching job, cited family reasons for his resignation. His wife is expecting ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State boys basketball: A rivalry that works in Jefferson’s favor

    TAMPA — Jefferson High was down by six points with 30 seconds left to play against Lehigh in the Class 6A region final. Thinking the game was all but over, people began streaming toward the exits as Lehigh fans jeered the Dragons’ demise.  Thanks to a family friendship that started ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Jefferson set to retire former coach Pop Cuesta’s number

    Jefferson set to retire former coach Pop Cuesta’s number TAMPA — After 43 years as baseball coach at Jefferson High, Emeterio “Pop” Cuesta retired at the conclusion of the Dragons’ 2014 season. Thursday, though, the longtime coach will be back on Jefferson’s diamond when his number will be retired in a special ceremony before a game against King. As ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Hillsborough 8, King 3

    TAMPA — Before its district game against King on Tuesday night, undefeated Hillsborough was used to putting up runs early and often, coming in with 38 runs in four games. Against the Lions, Hillsborough couldn't get anything going right away.  Still, the Terriers knew the pitcher, and if past games ...
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    Tue. Feb. 24, 2015 at 10:14 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Berkeley Prep DT Bo Peek commits to Stanford

    Berkeley Prep DT Bo Peek commits to Stanford Berkeley Prep defensive tackle Bo Peek committed to Stanford, the three-star recruit announced via Twitter on Tuesday. “Blessed to say I have committed to play football and further my education at Stanford University,” he tweeted. Peek, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound junior, has played varsity football at Berkeley Prep for three seasons, ...
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    Tue. Feb. 24, 2015 at 5:59 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough OC Max Warner leaves for Virginia Tech

    Former Hillsborough High offensive coordinator Max Warner has accepted a job at Virginia Tech, Terriers coach Earl Garcia confirmed Monday.  Warner, who has been at Hillsborough for four years and offensive coordinator for three, will be a quality control coach at Virginia Tech. Warner will be the second Terrier heading ...
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    Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 at 5:18 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: East Lake 3, Jesuit 2

    EAST LAKE — He had two strikes against him, but if the first six innings had taught East Lake centerfielder Sawyer Wirth anything, it was that good things come to those who wait. So as he stood at the plate in a tie ballgame against Jesuit, he blocked everything else ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Plant 3, Bloomingdale 1

    As one of the best high school hitters in the nation, Plant centerfielder Kyle Tucker was warned by coach Dennis Braun before the season started to stay patient at the plate against pitchers that are going to look for creative ways to get him out.  Thursday in their home opener ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 11:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Familiar foe takes out Seffner Christian

    State girls basketball: Familiar foe takes out Seffner Christian LAKELAND — With a bolstered roster, Seffner Christian looked a lot different, its road to Wednesday’s Class 3A state championship game against Miami Country Day even easier than the year before. But when the Crusaders’ season finally ended, the feeling was all too familiar.  For the second straight year, Seffner ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Seffner Christian bends, doesn’t break

    State girls basketball: Seffner Christian bends, doesn’t break LAKELAND — Greg Fawbush had a plan.  The 20-year coach had seen Jacksonville University Christian before Tuesday, once against his Seffner Christian team, and prior to the Crusaders’ 3A state semifinal against the Fighting Christians, he had watched film of five more games.  Every time, he said, they came out ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes bows out in semis

    State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes bows out in semis LAKELAND — Just like Academy at the Lakes relies on freshman Audra Leipold and sophomore Imani Thomas, the Wildcats’ Class 2A state semifinal opponent, Florida A&M, has its own powerful duo.  The Rattlers’ go-tos, however, are bigger, faster, older. And from the start of the playoff game at the Lakeland ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Trinity Baptiste, female winner for Feb. 7-13

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Trinity Baptiste, female winner for Feb. 7-13 Female Hot Shots winner: Trinity Baptiste, Hillsborough Hillsborough’s girls basketball season may have ended Saturday at the hands of Naples Barron Collier in the region final, but junior forward Trinity Baptiste wasn’t about to take any days off.  After school Monday, she went to her first Terriers’ track practice of ...
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    Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 at 7:13 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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