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  • Christian Pellage lands latest Under Armour invite

    The next Under Armour All-American Game could have a large local presence. Nature Coast OL Christian Pellage became the latest area player to receive an invite to the prestigious high school all-star game, he announced Thursday night. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound tackle is a four-star recruit. He holds offers from all ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 10:17 a.m. | Matt Baker

    • Recruit: Christian Pellage
      Florida State University, University of Alabama, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of South Florida
  • Region tennis: Tampa Prep reaches state

    TAMPA — As Tampa Prep celebrated its Class A, Region 4 title Thursday, sopho­more Paige Leavy glanced down at the trophy clutched in her teammate’s arms. “Look at the color,” Leavy said. “We’re so used to silver.” After back-to-back runnerup finishes, the Terrapins finally earned gold, beating Clearwater Central Catholic ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • East Bay, NCT alums signing at PHSC

    Former Nature Coast volleyball star Courtney Crawford will sign with Nova Southeastern University on Wednesday. Crawford, a sophomore outside hitter at Pasco-Hernando State College, helped the Sharks make the region finals in high school. PHSC sophomore Samantha Greenlee will sign with Point University in Georgia. The East Bay alum led ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Jon Jean, Keshawn Ingram make 7A all-state team

    Hillsborough County put two boys basketball players among the top 15 in the state in Class 7A. East Bay guard Jon Jean was a second-team selection by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops. The 6-foot junior led the Indians in scoring (16.0), assists (6.5) and steals (2.6) ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 11:13 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • 2A region tennis: AHN depth proves necessary

    TAMPA — With her team’s region final hopes at stake, Academy of the Holy Names star Caroline Lozo made a rare stumble. Luckily for the five-time district champ, Lozo has plenty of depth behind her. The Jaguars’ bottom three singles players and the No. 2 doubles team all earned easy ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough: Softball super 7, stats

    Softball super 7 Records through Tuesday: 1. Bloomingdale (19-2, 9-1): A one-run loss to district foe Alonso doesn’t keep the Bulls from ending the regular season atop the county. 2. Chamberlain (17-2, 13-1): The county’s hottest team swept its games at the Kissimmee Klassic, helping Izzy Ordorica and the Chiefs ...
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    Wed. April 09, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Deon Cain gets Under Armour invite, Huskers offer Ford

    Two quick recruiting updates: * Tampa Bay Tech ATH Deon Cain has been invited to play at the Under Armour All-America Game. The four-star recruit received an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last month. The 6-foot-1 senior is 247Sports’ No. 2 receiver in the country, and he holds ...
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    Wed. April 09, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. | Matt Baker

    • Recruit: Deon Cain
      Florida State University, University of Florida
    • Recruit: Marques Ford
      Syracuse, University of Nebraska
  • Freedom's Folkes picks Jacksonville

    Freedom RB Andre Folkes has orally committed to Jacksonville University, Patriots coach Todd Donohoe said Wednesday morning. The shifty, 5-foot-6, 152-pound senior led Freedom in rushing last year and ran for more than 300 yards as a junior. 
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    Wed. April 09, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Bishop McLaughlin promotes Craig Moore to head coach

    Bishop McLaughlin’s has replaced one former professional football player with another. The Hurricanes promoted assistant Craig Moore to head football coach Tuesday, the school announced. “When I first came over with Coach (Derrick) Alexander, our vision was to build a program, to really get the program to take off…” Moore ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 5:29 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Weeki Wachee football pair make college choices

    Weeki Wachee football pair make college choices Weeki Wachee lineman Frank Schooley signed with Adrian College on Tuesday, Hornets coach Mark Lee announced. Schooley, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior, was a two-way lineman for the Hornets. He helped pave the way for a ground game that averaged almost four yards per carry. Adrian College is an NCAA Division ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 2:06 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Springstead's Hailey Enjeneski picks Saint Mary

    Springstead's Hailey Enjeneski picks Saint Mary Springstead guard Hailey Enjeneski has signed to play basketball at the University of Saint Mary. Enjeneski made her decision formal at a recent ceremony at Springstead. As a senior, she averaged 15.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She earned second-team all-North Suncoast honors. Saint Mary ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:51 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Four locals on 5A all-state teams

    Four area athletes were among the state’s top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A. Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Fivay's Manion, Land O'Lakes' Irwin make college choices

    Fivay's Manion, Land O'Lakes' Irwin make college choices Fivay senior Cole Manion signed to wrestle at Campbellsville University last week. Manion (120) was a first-team all-North Suncoast wrestler. He finished the year 47-12 and placed fifth in the Class 2A state meet. Manion was the Sunshine Athletic Conference champion in his weight class and also won a district ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 4:25 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Juwan Durham, Justin Gray named all-state

    Tampa Prep’s Juwan Durham and Berkeley Prep’s Justin Gray have both been named first-team all-state selections by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops. Durham, the Tampa Bay Times’ all-Suncoast player of the year, was the only sophomore on the 3A first team. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 21.6 ...
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    Mon. April 07, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Holston, Manzi, Garrett make all-state

    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops have started to unveil their all-state boys basketball teams by classification. Three local players were among the 15 chosen among independent schools.  First team: Troy Holston, Sr., Oldsmar Christian. The 6-foot-4 guard is a three-star recruit who has signed with USF. ...
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    Thu. April 03, 2014 at 9:13 a.m. | Matt Baker

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