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  • Spring football: Jamboree at Lennard

    At Lennard Scores: East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7 Spring game-breakers: East Bay quarterback Chris Carpentier was determined to get into the end zone early — and did so three times (only to have them called back or stopped). That included a 61-yard scamper late in the ...
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    Thu. May 23, 2013 at 11:56 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Region baseball roundup: Early pitching change boosts Wiregrass Ranch

    CLEARWATER — With the score tied at 2, Wiregrass Ranch coach Jeff Swymer made a tough decision to pull starter Zach Drury after just a third of an inning. But Drury’s lefty younger brother, Austin, took over and shut out Countryside the rest of the way as the Bulls continued ...
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    Sat. May 04, 2013 at 9:11 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Basketball: Sickles duo powers West to TBBCA all-star win

      TAMPA — Sickles stars Malcolm Johnson and Dan Harris combined for 34 points, and Robinson’s Justin Madison chipped in 15 more as the West toppled the East 108-85 in the TBBCA Hillsborough County all-star basketball game Saturday night.    The West team, along with a few stars from the ...
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    Sat. March 09, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Boys basketball: Tampa Prep routs Seffner Christian for Class 3A, District 8 title

    SEFFNER — Tampa Prep's Adonis Rwabigwi scored 21 to lead the Terrapins to their eighth consecutive district title, 63-33 over host Seffner Christian in the Class 3A, District 8 final Saturday.Tampa Prep jumped ahead early on a scrappy Crusaders team that made it to the finals by getting past Brooks-DeBartolo, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 09, 2013 at 9:48 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Girls basketball: Clearwater prevails in battle of unbeatens

    CLEARWATER — It was a clash between two undefeated teams, and the promise for a close game was teased after the end of the first quarter with one team up by just one point. But Clearwater used a number of big scoring runs to never relinquish the lead again, beating ...
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    Fri. Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:11 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 35, Frostproof 0

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater Central Catholic is not only advancing in the playoffs, but making history as well. “We’ve only had two teams in 50 years of football that has won 10 games in one season, so to do that here was a goal for them,” said CCC coach John Davis ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:04 a.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Region volleyball: Nationally-ranked Venice overpowers Steinbrenner

    LUTZ — Steinbrenner will have to wait another year for a chance to take the Class 7A region crown, falling to nationally-ranked Venice 25-12, 25-11, 25-16 Saturday afternoon. “They are ranked No. 3 in the state and we’re ranked 57th,” Steinbrenner coach Laura Stegenga said. “They did a great job. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 at 8:06 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: East Lake 41, Clearwater 29

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater's Jordan Leston won the quarterback duel Friday, but it just wasn't enough as East Lake won the game 41-29.Leston, who is just finishing his sophomore season, completed 20 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns. His numbers topped both Pete DiNovo and Jake Hudson, who combined for ...
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    Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 at 10:37 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Dunedin 17, Middleton 7

    DUNEDIN — Falcons senior Mack Benson threw two touchdowns and was crowned homecoming king Friday as Dunedin downed Middleton 17-7.Benson's key moment turned out to be a most unlikely play, a late-game interception. Junior cornerback Amp Carswell picked off Benson with less than 7 minutes left and the Tigers down ...
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    Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at 9:17 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Countryside 44, Clearwater 7

    CLEARWATER — Robby Hicks looks like he has been the starting quarterback all season, completing 12 of 23 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown as Countryside stopped Clearwater 44-7 Friday.Hicks ran a balanced offense, totaling 222 yards.The Tornadoes (2-5, 1-2) came to play, however. Jordan Leston was 10-of-32 for ...
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    Fri. Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:15 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Blake 18, Lennard 0

    RUSKIN — Blake confined all of its scoring to the first half, keeping Lennard winless in an 18-0 victory Thursday night.Both teams combined for just three completed passes on 19 attempts, but junior quarterback Kristian Johnson made his count, including a 49-yard bomb to DeAndre James just before the end ...
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    Thu. Oct. 18, 2012 at 7:55 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Lakewood 65, Lennard 0

    RUSKIN — Tracy Johnson completed just seven passes, but five for touchdowns, as Lakewood remained undefeated with a 65-0 win over Lennard on Friday.Johnson threw for 197 yards and split up four touchdowns between Jocqui Ellison and Marquez Valdes for the Spartans (6-0), who have allowed 1.5 points per game ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:59 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Largo 34, Dixie Hollins 0

    LARGO — Largo won a storm-shortened game Friday night 34-0 against Dixie Hollins. Senior quarterback Juwan Brown took the Packers (6-0, 2-0) to the air, completing 7 of 10 passes for 121 yards. His favorite target was Raheem Harvey, who picked up 59 of those yards, including a TD midway ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 7:20 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Football: Indian Rocks Christian 53, Cambridge Christian 14

    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — It was a battle between the air and ground, but ultimately turnovers proved the winner as Indian Rocks Christian stopped Cambridge Christian 53-14 Friday night. Garrett Young, in his first game back since injuring his collarbone before the season, completed 21 passes on 41 attempts for ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. | Michael Hinman

  • Volleyball: Tampa Catholic wins Crusader Clash tourney title

    TAMPA — Host Tampa Catholic survived a scare in the tournament final Saturday but beat Mitchell 25-16, 23-25, 15-9 to take its second straight Crusader Clash volleyball title. After the Crusaders took the first game behind the combined nine kills from Sydney Blank, Rebecca Turbeville and Abby Zimroth, the Mustangs ...
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    Sat. Sept. 22, 2012 at 10:28 p.m. | Michael Hinman

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