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  • Football: Bloomingdale 42, Middleton 0

    TAMPA — Coming into Friday’s final regular-season game, Bloomingdale players had a choice: Hang their heads after last week’s devastating loss to Wharton, or come out and play inspired football to close out the year. Bloomingdale (6-4) chose the latter, defeating Middleton (2-8) 42-0 Friday night. “We spoke about it ...
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    Fri. Nov. 08, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Hillsborough 40, Robinson 10

    TAMPA — Junior quarterback Dwayne Lawson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Terriers breezed past visiting Robinson 40-10 on Friday night. “Lawson is a special talent and a national recruit for us,” coach Earl Garcia said. “I’m excited to see him continue to get better.” Hillsborough ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Alonso 33, Wharton 15

    TAMPA — Tied with Plant for the best record in Class 8A, District 6, Friday’s matchup with Alonso was supposed to be a tuneup game for Wharton with Plant visiting next week. No one told Alonso that was its role, as the Ravens played inspired football to upset Wharton 33-15 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 11:22 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Armwood 74, Leto 0

    SEFFNER — The respective records of Leto and Armwood foreshadowed a game that would more than likely be very lopsided. That prediction came true as the Armwood blew out Leto (0-6) 74-0 Friday night. It didn’t take long for Armwood (6-0) to get on the board. On the first play ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:21 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Gaither 34, Wiregrass Ranch 14

    TAMPA — Gaither quarterback Alex McGough accounted for three touchdowns as the Cowboys used a stellar second half to pull away from Wiregrass Ranch 34-14 at home Friday night. The Cowboys (3-3) came out of the gate strong, scoring on the opening series of the game, a methodical 18-play drive ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:19 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Brandon 14, Chamberlain 6

    BRANDON — The Brandon Eagles aren’t interested in scoring style points. Their offense isn’t flashy and high-scoring. They just stick to what they do best; run the football, and try and limit the other team’s ability to do the same. Brandon (2-3) did both as the Eagles held on to ...
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    Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:34 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Plant 50, Bloomingdale 40

    TAMPA — Plant found itself in an unusual situation at home early in Friday night’s 8A-6  showdown with Bloomingdale. Less than two minutes into the game, the Panthers were down 14-0. The  first-quarter wake-up call worked as Plant went  on to outscore Bloomingdale by 24  the rest of the way ...
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    Fri. Sept. 20, 2013 at 11:21 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Wharton 19, Freedom 6

    TAMPA — In a game where wet field conditions made it tough on both teams to move the ball, Wharton relied on sound defense and special teams to defeat New Tampa rival Freedom 19-6 Thursday night. The Wharton defense struck first late in the first quarter when cornerback Jermey Jefferson ...
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    Thu. Sept. 12, 2013 at 11:33 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Jesuit 31, Lakewood Ranch 7

    TAMPA — Vincent Testaverde threw two touchdowns, and Kevin Newman racked up more than 200 total yards of offense as Jesuit bounced back from last week’s loss with a 31-7 win over Lakewood Ranch. The Jesuit defense was dominant throughout. The only Lakewood Ranch touchdown came in bizarre fashion. After ...
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    Fri. Sept. 06, 2013 at 11:41 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Football: Jefferson 41, Alonso 14

    TAMPA — It was the Deiondre Porter show Friday night as Jefferson dominated Alonso 41-14 Friday night. Porter ran for just shy of 200 yards and tallied five total touchdowns. And though he only completed a handful of passes, he made them count with three going for touchdowns. Alonso started ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:31 a.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Preseason football: Tampa Bay Tech 56, Blake 0

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech certainly appears ready for next week’s season opener, as the Titans dominated Blake 56-0 in Friday night’s preseason game. The Titan passing game was clicking on all cylinders. Junior quarterback Deon Cain threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers. Senior athlete Tajee Fullwood scored ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:54 a.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Boys basketball: Wiregrass' 3-point shooters light up Freedom

    WESLEY CHAPEL — In a big district matchup at Wiregrass Ranch on Friday, the home team picked a great night to have its best performance of the season. Meanwhile, red-hot Freedom picked the same night to play its worst game of the season. Chris Parra scored 23 and Rico Kerney ...
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    Fri. Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:52 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Boys basketball: Jesuit defense negates Tampa Catholic's hot shooting

    TAMPA — A sellout crowd was on hand Friday night at Jesuit, and the home Tigers didn’t disappoint, cruising by Tampa Catholic 72-61. The Tigers (13-1), fresh off their strong showing at the Father George Classic in Maryland, were lead by strong performances from Jack Fleming (21 points) and Devin ...
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    Fri. Jan. 04, 2013 at 11:23 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Boys basketball: Armwood pushes past host Alonso in tournament final

    TAMPA — Vontrey Hill scored 31 and Marcus Hill added 23 as Armwood pushed past host Alonso 75-59 Saturday in the championship game of the Alonso Holiday Classic.As was the case during the semifinal round, Armwood's size inside proved to be just too much to handle for the opponent. "It ...
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    Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 at 7:40 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Boys basketball: Alonso, Armwood advance to Alonso Holiday Classic final

    TAMPA — Host Alonso rode a strong second half to overpower East Lake 65-52 in Friday's nightcap semifinal of the Alonso Holiday Classic. The Ravens will face Armwood, a 62-53 winner over Ridgewood, in today's's championship at 5:30.East Lake hit six 3-pointers to help build an early lead, but as ...
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    Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:24 p.m. | Mike McCollum

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