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  • Baseball: Steinbrenner tops Hillsborough

    Baseball: Steinbrenner tops Hillsborough BRANDON — Steinbrenner overcame four errors with a sixth-inning rally to beat Hillsborough 7-6 during Saladino Tournament Day 1 pool play Saturday at Brandon High. After an overthrow in the top of the sixth gave the Terriers (6-2) a 6-5 edge, the Warriors (7-1) strung together three hits and a ...
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    Sat. March 08, 2014 at 10:48 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: King handles Leto

    TAMPA — The main objective of a leadoff hitter is to get on base. But in eight games, King centerfielder Sey Juan Lawrence hadn’t done much of that. He had just two hits and three walks among 32 plate appearances. Lawrence, who had been hitting in the cages daily, was frustrated. ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 11:32 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino advance: Bloomingdale ace maintains Crouse 'legacy'

    Saladino advance: Bloomingdale ace maintains Crouse 'legacy' VALRICO — Logan Crouse took a few practice swings in the on-deck circle before his father, Terry, called him over to the fence. Just feet away, the elder Crouse, dressed in Bloomingdale black and red from ball cap to Nike sneakers, had been sitting in his folding chair taking in ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 6:37 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Times’ super 7 Records and stats through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (9-1): The Tigers’ only loss came to Tampa Catholic because of a two-out, walk-off double, but the Tigers still have proven to be the best team in town. 2. Steinbrenner (6-1): The Warriors haven’t skipped a beat since their only ...
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    Thu. March 06, 2014 at 4:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Alonso never lets up vs. Bloomingdale

    VALRICO — Preparing to face Bloomingdale right-hander Logan Crouse — one of Hillsborough County’s best pitchers — Alonso coach Landy Faedo knew his team had to play aggressively. So prior to Tuesday’s game against the district rival, the 12th-year coach instructed his Ravens to chase after their offensive opportunities. “He ...
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    Tue. March 04, 2014 at 11:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Paulie Russo lifts Tampa Catholic over rival Jesuit

    TAMPA — Paulie Russo was waiting on one pitch. The Tampa Catholic shortstop couldn’t find it in his first three at-bats against rival Jesuit, striking out in the first, third and sixth innings Friday at Peter J. Mulry Field. And Russo wasn’t alone. Jesuit left-hander Bobby Hearn held the Crusaders ...
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    Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 at 11:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Times’ super 7 Records through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (7-0): The Tigers have three double-digit wins, but they’ll have their work cut out for them with back-to-back tough opponents in IMG Academy and Tampa Catholic. 2. Steinbrenner (5-1): The Warriors’ only loss so far came to a strong Wiregrass Ranch team, ...
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    Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 at 2:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State boys basketball: Sagemont a study in star power

    State boys basketball: Sagemont a study in star power LAKELAND — A transfer from Pembroke Pines Charter, junior shooting guard Prince Ali was new this season to a Sagemont basketball program that has recently gotten used to the final four spotlight.  So on Ali's first day in the Lions' gym, guard Joe Kirby welcomed the UConn commit with a ...
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    Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State boys basketball: Lake Highland Prep handles Berkeley Prep

    State boys basketball: Lake Highland Prep handles Berkeley Prep LAKELAND — The first time Berkeley Prep played Lake Highland Prep, the Bucs did so without starters Marshall Holmes and Justin Gray, who missed all or part of the Jan. 4 Berkeley Invitational matchup — a game the Bucs lost by eight points — due to injuries. So as the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region boys basketball: Tampa Prep survives down the stretch

    TAMPA — A year ago, Tampa Prep missed the final four and a chance at defending its state title when a Florida Air Academy buzzer beater ousted the Terrapins from the playoffs. And when Juwan Durham stepped up to the free throw-line in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Class 3A ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:52 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough baseball preview: Spotlight doesn't faze Alonso's Alex Faedo

    Hillsborough baseball preview: Spotlight doesn't faze Alonso's Alex Faedo TAMPA — He’s one of the Tampa Bay area’s biggest prospects, but Alex Faedo shrugs off the very mention of that notion. Maybe its because the reserved right-hander, who has been sidelined with a toe injury, doesn’t want to jinx himself before even throwing his first pitch for Alonso this ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Seffner Christian can't shake early deficit

    State girls basketball: Seffner Christian can't shake early deficit LAKELAND — To be the best, Seffner Christian had to play the best, coach Greg Fawbush thought. So during the course of the season, the Crusaders drove more than 5,000 miles and spent nine nights in hotels as they traveled to find the kind of opponents who would turn them ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:25 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Seffner Christian regroups, reaches final

    State girls basketball: Seffner Christian regroups, reaches final LAKELAND — Peyton Walker had been to the state semifinals before, and she didn’t like how she felt after last year’s loss to Miami Country Day. So when Calvary Christian took a one-point lead with less than six minutes to play in Tuesday’s Class 3A game, Seffner Christian having just ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 7:16 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes’ inexperience shows

    State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes’ inexperience shows LAKELAND — Just like they had been all season, young players were Academy at the Lakes’ greatest assets when it faced Sarasota Christian in Tuesday’s Class 2A state semifinal. But in the biggest game of the Wildcats’ season to date, coach Karim Nohra admits, inexperience also dragged them down. And ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region girls basketball: Seffner Christian rolls into state semifinals

    MOUNT DORA — Before playing on its home court, the Seffner Christian girls basketball team isn’t allowed to have warmup music. So forward Peyton Walker has taken it upon herself to pump up her teammates, no matter where the game is, with her own tunes. “I always sing, but this ...
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    Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:41 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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