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  • Zephyrhills: 2014 football preview

    Zephyrhills: 2014 football preview Zephyrhills Coach: Reggie Roberts (fifth season, 22-18) Last season: 7-3 Class/district: 5A-6 Colors: Black and orange Stadium: Bulldog Stadium, 6335 12th St., Zephyrhills Playoff appearances: 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 Last appearance: Lost 22-14 to Eustis Season schedule Aug. 29 vs. Wesley Chapel, 7:30 Sept. 5 vs. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 09, 2014 at 6:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Catholic: 2014 football preview

    Tampa Catholic: 2014 football preview Tampa Catholic Coach: Mike Gregory (second season, 10-3) Last season: 10-3 Class: 3A-4 Colors: Green and white  Stadium: Unnamed, 4630 N. Rome Ave., Tampa Playoff appearances: 1971, 1976, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013  Last appearance: Beat Melbourne Holy ...
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    Fri. Aug. 08, 2014 at 7:37 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Berkeley Prep: 2014 football preview

    Berkeley Prep: 2014 football preview Berkeley Prep Coach: Dominick Ciao (eighth season, 50-23; 25th overall, 182-84) 2013 record: 5-4 Class/district: 3A-4 Colors: Columbia blue and white  Stadium: Newman Stadium, 4811 Kelly Road, Tampa Playoff history: 1980, 1984, 1985, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011 Last appearance: Beat Frostproof 41-6; beat Fort Meade 21-0; lost 17-9 to ...
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    Fri. Aug. 08, 2014 at 5:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Class 3A, District 4: 2014 football preview

    Class 3A, District 4: 2014 football preview Fall football practices for Tampa Bay football teams officially kicked off this week. We’re rolling out daily district previews for all 78 varsity teams in the area. Today we look at a mixed Hillsborough-Polk County district. Overview Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao thinks his district is the toughest in Class ...
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    Fri. Aug. 08, 2014 at 2:25 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Wharton WR Auden Tate picks Florida State

    Wharton WR Auden Tate picks Florida State As 2015 wide receiver Auden Tate sat flanked by his parents in the principal’s conference room at Wharton High School for his commitment ceremony Tuesday, his mother Nicki admitted to the crowd of people that spilled out into the hallway that she didn’t think the day would ever come.  It ...
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    Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Wiregrass Ranch promotes assistant Artie Meza

    When Artie Meza left the interview for his first varsity head coaching job Thursday morning, he was told by Wiregrass Ranch athletic director Dave Wilson to expect a call either Friday or Monday about the decision. “I said, ‘You know where to find me tomorrow morning. You know where to ...
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    Thu. July 24, 2014 at 5:41 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tucker and Chatfield to play in Perfect Game All-American Classic

    Plant outfielder Kyle Tucker and Spoto outfielder Chris Chatfield have been selected for this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic. The rising seniors will join 52 other players on the east and west teams, which will square off in a nine-inning game on Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego. ...
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    Thu. July 24, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Catholic WR Nate Craig picks Auburn

    Tampa Catholic WR Nate Craig picks Auburn Tampa Catholic wide receiver Nate Craig committed to Auburn, he announced via Twitter on Monday night.  "First off I wanna Thank God for blessing me with the talent I have, and  want to thank all the schools that recruited me!" he tweeted. "I will be taking my talents to Auburn ...
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    Mon. July 21, 2014 at 9:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • East Bay DL Marques Ford chooses Tennessee

    East Bay defenisve lineman Marques Ford committed to Tennessee on Saturday, coach Frank LaRosa confirmed. Ford, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound rising senior, made his choice during a visit to the school on its "Orange Carpet Day," choosing the Volunteers over handfuls of offers including USF, UCF and Clemson.  Ford had 10 ...
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    Mon. July 21, 2014 at 1:11 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Peyton Walker steps up her game for Seffner Christian

    Peyton Walker steps up her game for Seffner Christian SEFFNER — One weekday morning in June, the Seffner Christian girls basketball team filed into the school's gymnasium for a summer workout. It wasn't even 8 a.m. yet, but the Crusaders immediately took to the court with a 3-on-3 drill. Her teammates were supposed to hit the ground running, but ...
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    Sun. July 20, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Plant's Vaka commits to UNF

    Former Plant right-hander and outfielder Matt Vaka has committed to pitch at the University of North Florida, coach Dennis Braun said Thursday.  Vaka, who only pitched two Panther games last season and finished with a 1.00 ERA, often played designated hitter as a senior at Plant, recording a .330 batting ...
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    Fri. July 18, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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  • Baseball: Jefferson's Maldonado commits to Florida

    Jefferson outfielder Nelson Maldonado commited to Florida last week, coach Juan Fontela reported.  Maldonado, a 5-foot-9 rising senior, has led the Dragons at the plate each of the last two season. As a junior last season, the Times' all-Hillsborough County first team selection hit .432 and had four home runs, ...
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    Mon. July 14, 2014 at 3:03 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Bloomingdale hires alum Brian Surcy as football coach

    Brian Surcy, a 1996 Bloomingdale graduate, had tried to become the head football coach at his alma mater once before, applying for the job when Corey Brinson stepped down in 2007. Surcy, then 29, was passed over. But he never gave up on the dream.  Early Friday morning — when ...
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    Fri. July 11, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 2016 standout TJ Chase heads to IMG

    2016 standout TJ Chase heads to IMG Most things in T.J. Chase’s life revolve around football and his future in it. But when it came to making one of his biggest decisions to date, the 2016 Division I recruit had something else on the mind. Chase announced Thursday via Twitter that he transferred from Plant City to ...
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    Thu. July 10, 2014 at 12:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Alonso ATH Roosevelt Lawrence commits to Marshall

    Alonso ATH Roosevelt Lawrence has commited to Marshall, the school announced on Twitter Tuesday.  Lawrence, a 6-foot, 155-pound cornerback and kick returner for the Ravens, finished last season with 569 all purpose yards, two touchdowns and 70 tackles. He recorded a team-high four interceptions, recovered four fumbles and blocked a ...
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    Wed. July 09, 2014 at 12:05 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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