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  • Baseball: Brooks-DeBartolo gets well-rounded outing from senior Reynoso

    TAMPA — They say in baseball that a pitcher always needs help from his lineup.On Friday, that saying didn't apply to Brooks-DeBartolo senior pitcher Javier Reynoso.Reynoso was equally impressive from the plate and the mound, giving himself plenty of cushion to lead the Phoenix (6-7) to a 10-6 district win ...
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    Fri. March 25, 2011 at 7:54 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Softball: Strawberry Crest beats Mitchell 9-4 in Zephyrhills tourney final

    ZEPHYRHILLS — It didn't matter that Strawberry Crest ace Brianna Alonso didn't have her best stuff Saturday.The Chargers' batters had theirs.Strawberry Crest used a big sixth to pull away from Mitchell 9-4 in the Zephyrhills Spring Softball Tournament final."There hasn't been a weak spot in our lineup," Strawberry Crest coach ...
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    Sat. March 19, 2011 at 5:54 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • A region basketball: Cambridge 58, Southwest Christian Academy 44

    TAMPA — Cambridge coach Scott Thompson couldn't have asked for a better defensive effort against Southwest Christian Academy.The Lancers played "great" team defense — holding guard Colton Catto, who entered averaging 23.9 points, to six — en route to a 58-44 victory in the Class A region quarterfinals Thursday night."If ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 7:24 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • 4A region soccer: Lakewood Ranch 1, Steinbrenner 0

    LUTZ — Vito Bavaro acknowledged his team's size and strength advantage against a smaller, quicker Steinbrenner squad.So naturally, continuing in the pleasant surprises for the Bradenton Lakewood Ranch coach this postseason, he got the season's biggest goal from the smallest player on the field. And it was a header.Five-foot-1 junior ...
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    Tue. Feb. 08, 2011 at 8:45 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • A-9 district basketball: Academy at the Lakes 42, Keswick Christian 31

    TAMPA — Oh, how distant last season's 0-15 record seems now.Under first-year coach Karim Nohra, second-seeded Academy at the Lakes continued its remarkable program turnaround with a 42-31 victory against top-seeded Keswick Christian to claim the Class A-9 district championship Saturday night at Tampa Bay Christian, the school's first in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 7:29 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • 4A region soccer: Lakewood Ranch 3, Jesuit 2 (2-1 on PKs)

    TAMPA — Lakewood Ranch senior goalkeeper Daniel Murray stood between the goal posts, his hands by his side and his heart racing as Jesuit captain Alexander Rados approached the ball that sat on the penalty spot.As Rados slotted a shot toward the right side of the goal, Murray went the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 03, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • 2A-9 district soccer: Tampa Prep 4, Bishop McLaughlin 0

    TAMPA — Defensively, the effort was there. Offensively, the chances came early and often. Combined together, it meant yet another district title for Tampa Prep.The Terrapins (15-4-1) disposed of Bishop McLaughlin (18-5) in Friday's Class 2A-9 district final, cruising to 4-0 victory on their home field and giving them momentum ...
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    Fri. Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:54 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • 3A-10 district soccer final: St. Petersburg Catholic 1, Tampa Catholic 0

    TAMPA —It was a scene no one saw coming.The St. Petersburg Catholic Barons stood as a team on Berkeley Prep's field in front of coach Gary Kolb, as he lifted the trophy and yelled, "What color is this?"Their response in unison: "Gold."The Barons completed a week of highs and, well, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 at 8:32 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Layton‚Äôs goal keeps Alonso in district hunt

    TAMPA — Alonso coach Kate Tancrell could finally let out a sigh of relief. With Plant outplaying the Ravens for the better part of Wednesday night and getting more chances to break the 1-1 deadlock, the feeling was that Tancrell’s side was holding on for dear life. But that changed ...
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    Wed. Jan. 05, 2011 at 9:56 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Wiregrass sophomore takes charge with hat trick

    LAND O’LAKES — Same story. Different date. Just as it did three weeks ago in a win at home against Land O’Lakes, Wiregrass Ranch (15-2-2), led by sophomore forward A.J. Blount, used its speed up front to surge past the Gators 4-2 on the road Wednesday night. “There definitely is ...
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    Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 at 12:12 a.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • High School Soccer Invitational: Gaither uses PKs to reach semis

    TAMPA — After being outplayed in regulation and held to a 0-0 finish Tuesday night, Gaither coach Eric Sims walked up to his team and asked who was willing to step up and take penalty kicks. Six players stepped forward. Sims narrowed it to five. And together with goalkeeper John ...
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    Tue. Dec. 21, 2010 at 10:18 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Girls soccer: Wiregrass Ranch 3, Land O'Lakes 1

    WESLEY CHAPEL — It seemed that no matter what happened Wednesday night, Wiregrass Ranch sophomore forward Berlin Waters was going to get behind the Land O'Lakes defense and score goals.The speedy sophomore gave the Gators fits throughout the game, beating defenders and scoring two first-half goals to lead the Bulls ...
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    Wed. Dec. 01, 2010 at 9:08 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 14, East Lake 10

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech stuck to what it knows best Friday night: playing smash-mouth football.The host Titans (7-4) jumped to an early lead, pounded the ball on the ground in the second half and leaned on its defense to hold onto a 14-10 win against East Lake (8-3) in ...
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    Sat. Nov. 20, 2010 at 3:12 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Football: Boca Ciega 22, Gibbs 12

    GULFPORT — It wasn't easy, and it certainly didn't look pretty. But in the end, a win was a win for Boca Ciega. The mistake-prone Pirates (4-6) let Gibbs stay in the game and even threaten late Friday night, but held onto a victory at home thanks to tough defense ...
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    Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:25 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Football: Jesuit 52, St. Petersburg Catholic 7

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jesuit came out throwing early and often, and led by senior quarterback Patton Chillura, the Tigers (9-0, 6-0) rolled 52-7 in a district 2A-5 game at St. Petersburg Catholic (1-8, 0-6) on Friday night.Chillura went 7-of-11 for 227 yards against a St. Petersburg Catholic defense that has ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 9:24 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

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