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  • District wrestling, 3A-6: Brandon crowns 12 champs, 14 advance to region

    PLANT CITY — Brandon needs entire trophy cases dedicated to just its district wrestling trophies.The storied Eagles program added another 3A-6 district title Saturday, continuing the streak that started in 1975. That was before coach Russ Cozart took over the program. It was also before some of Cozart's assistants were ...
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    Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 at 8:40 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Terriers' Moore signs with 'Canes, Brown with Boilermakers

    Terriers' Moore signs with 'Canes, Brown with Boilermakers Hillsborough High’s venerable coach Earl Garcia proudly sent two more players to college with football scholarships on national signing say.  Earl Moore and Anthony Brown signed with the University of Miami and Purdue, respectively. Moore, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound defensive tackle, adds to an acclaimed Miami recruiting class that includes Antonio ...
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    Wed. Feb. 01, 2012 at 5:46 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Boys basketball: Alonso sails into Holiday Classic final

    TAMPA — Alonso cruised into the final of its holiday tournament for the second consecutive year, dispatching King 68-35 Wednesday. It was another lopsided victory after the Ravens posted a 27-point win over Leto the opening night of the Buffalo Wild Wings Holiday Classic. They will face Robinson, which posted ...
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    Thu. Dec. 29, 2011 at 12:37 a.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Wrestling: Brandon wins Jim Graves Invitational

    BRANDON — The 10th annual Jim Graves Invitational once again was host Brandon's time to shine on a national level. The storied wrestling program walked away with the team title, besting 18 other schools. Their ninth Graves win included eight individual finalists and six champions.National powers invited included Camden County ...
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    Sat. Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:40 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Jesuit's Bryce Walker to have surgery on broken arm

    Jesuit  suffered a big blow on the scoreboard losing 31-7 Friday night at Pasco  in a Class 5A region final.  Injury was added to insult when senior wideout Bryce Walker, the only Tiger to score last night, was injured returning the opening kickoff of the second half.  He was immediately ...
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    Sat. Dec. 03, 2011 at 4:36 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Spoto 35, Wharton 28

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto's seniors were determined to keep their winning streak alive in their final game Thursday. Running back Brandon Williams led the Spartans to a 35-28 victory over Wharton, their third straight win, totaling more than 200 yards from scrimmage. Spoto (7-3) answered Wharton's early score off a turnover ...
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    Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 at 10:19 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Jefferson 48, Strawberry Crest 7

    DOVER — Jefferson took out its frustrations of missing the playoffs a year after winning a state title on Strawberry Crest (1-8, 1-5), prevailing 48-7 Friday. The Dragons (5-4, 4-2) used a dual quarterback attack of sophomore Deiondre Porter and junior Tyler Small. Each threw three touchdowns in the first ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 9:20 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Spoto 44, Lennard 2

    RUSKIN — Spoto rolled over 5A-8 district foe Lennard 44-2 Friday behind a dominating defensive performance. Coach Dale Caparaso turned over defensive play-calling duties to assistant Lawrence Walker and the Spartans responded by holding the Longhorns to 73 total yards.Spoto (4-4, 4-3) used three first-half return touchdowns, including two punt ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 9:34 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 35, Steinbrenner 25

    LUTZ — Tampa Bay Tech used a bounceback second half Thursday to stifle determined Steinbrenner 35-25 and remain undefeated in 7A-7 district play.After conceding two early fumbles, including one returned for a touchdown, Steinbrenner (4-3, 1-2) roared to life with 256 yards of offense and led 19-14 at halftime. Kendall ...
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    Thu. Oct. 20, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Gaither 17, East Bay 16

    GIBSONTON — Gaither (4-2) handed East Bay (3-3) a tough 17-16 defeat Friday night. The East Bay homecoming crowd sensed a fourth-quarter comeback win after Tajee Fullwood's second 1-yard TD run and subsequent field goal gave the Indians a 16-10 lead with 2:38 remaining. The Cowboys' Shug Oyegunle had other ...
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    Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:18 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 45, St. Petersburg Catholic 0

    TAMPA — After allowing an uncharacteristic 350 yards to Lennard last week, Berkeley Prep's defense clamped down and led the Bucs to a 45-0 win over St. Petersburg Catholic in the 3A-5 district opener for both teams Thursday night. Berkeley (6-0, 1-0) was led by Nelson Agholor's 170 rushing yards ...
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    Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 at 7:24 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 42, Lennard 14

    RUSKIN — Berkeley Prep traveled south to play Lennard (1-4) and again routed a team in a higher FHSAA classification. The Buccaneers (5-0) humbled the Longhorns 42-14 behind Destin Nichols' four touchdown passes. National recruiting prospect Nelson Agholor added 146 yards from scrimmage and two TDs, one each rushing and ...
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    Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 at 9:17 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

  • Interest increases for Berkeley Prep's Miles

    Berkeley Prep senior linebacker Schyler Miles has burst onto recruiter’s radars recently.  Without an offer at the end of last season, he has been in demand since spring, picking up offers from Cincinnati, West Virginia, Ohio, Iowa State, Bowling Green and Ball State. And coach Dominick Ciao confirmed that he ...
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    Thu. Sept. 29, 2011 at 10:59 a.m. | Mark Chisholm

    • Recruit: Schyler Miles
      Ball State, Bowling Green, Iowa State University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University
  • Football: Spoto 20, Middleton 6

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto (1-2, 1-1) regained its first victory of the season, 20-6 over Middleton on Friday, after having to forfeit an earlier win over Riverview, for using an ineligible player. Spoto and Middleton (0-4, 0-3) wanted to use their abundance of speedy athletes, but only the Spartans hit on ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 9:11 p.m. | Mark Chisholm

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