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  • Baseball: Hillsborough district preview

    Baseball: Hillsborough district preview TAMPA — The Monday night game against Tampa Catholic, which Tampa Prep lost 8-2, had been over for nearly 15 minutes. But after his team’s postgame huddle in leftfield broke, a disappointed Luis Medina lingered. The sophomore catcher, who has a team-high .453 batting average, also had a near-flawless fielding ...
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    Fri. April 18, 2014 at 6:31 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Track roundup: Friends, not foes, boost Plant girls

    RIVERVIEW — Anna Montgomery and Bailey Sullivan are best friends who train side-by-side for every race. And in Thursday’s Class 4A, District 7 meet, the duo’s inseparability earned the Plant girls a championship. Newsome led Plant most of the meet until Montgomery and Sullivan finished first and second, respectively, in ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Track roundup: Steinbrenner gets a little help from baseball standout

    Track roundup: Steinbrenner gets a little help from baseball standout TAMPA —Steinbrenner’s 4x100 relay team was in second place when Shyheem Barthel passed the baton to teammate Kevin Merrell in Wednesday’s Class 4A, District 6 meet at Wharton High. But Barthel wasn’t too concerned about that placement. “I got confidence in all of them,” he said. “But I knew once ...
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    Thu. April 17, 2014 at 12:27 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 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

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