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  • Region baseball: Venice 16, Hillsborough 0

    VENICE — Hillsborough coach Kenny White knew two things going into Friday’s Class 6A region final against Venice:  The  Indians like to bunt, and the Terriers would have to play a perfect game to win.   White had his crystal ball working as the first three Indian hitters bunted to ...
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    Fri. May 08, 2015 at 11:23 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Region baseball: East Lake upsets Sarasota

    SARASOTA — East Lake knew winning at Sarasota, No. 9 in USA Today’s national rankings, would take a total team effort and extraordinary performances.  Wednesday, the Eagles used 18 players and got 10 dominant innings from pitchers Brad Deppermann and Steven Plaskett to upset the Sailors 2-1 in a Class ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 10:46 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Region boys basketball: Clearwater Central Catholic bows out

    SARASOTA — Clearwater Central Catholic went on a late-season run to qualify for the region playoffs. The Marauders’ stay was short-lived as the Class 3A, District 9 runnersup fell to host Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 67-36. “They’re a really strong team, and they play defense on our guards well,” CCC coach ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Girls basketball: Tampa Catholic wins 4A-10 title

    SARASOTA — In their two previous meetings, Tampa Catholic and Academy of the Holy Names each won on the other’s home floor. Playing for the Class 4A, District 10 title Saturday on a neutral floor at Sarasota Booker, Tampa Catholic used its strong starts to each half to defeat the ...
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    Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 at 12:46 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Sarasota Riverview 29, St. Petersburg 3

    SARASOTA — With teams all over the state punching tickets to the playoffs, St. Petersburg traveled down to Sarasota to face the Riverview Rams with hopes of doing the same.   It was all for naught as the Rams scored 29 unanswered points and capitalized on three Green Devil turnovers ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:38 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Venice 48, Dixie Hollins 3

    VENICE — Dixie Hollins knew traveling to Venice and winning would be a tall task. And it turned out to be. The Rebels turned the ball over five times and gave up 27 third-quarter points in the Class 6A, District 7 opener for both teams. “Venice is a good football ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Tampa Catholic 43, Cardinal Mooney 0

    SARASOTA — Tampa Catholic cruised to a  43-0 victory over Cardinal Mooney in a clash of Class 3A schools Friday. “We actually came out a little flat and made some mistakes in the first half,” Crusaders coach Mike Gregory said. “I was really disappointed with that and slow starts are ...
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    Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:25 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Countryside 16, Bradenton Southeast 6

    BRADENTON — Countryside dealt with a long bus ride, a weather delay and some uncharacteristic mistakes in its nondistrict game against Bradenton Southeast. The Cougars played strong on defense and got some inspired play from Robby Hicks en route to a 16-6 victory. “We didn’t play as well as we ...
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    Fri. Sept. 06, 2013 at 11:32 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Preseason football: Manatee 38, East Lake 7

    EAST LAKE — East Lake coach Bob Hudson wanted his team to use its preseason game against Manatee to gauge its offseason progress. The Eagles learned they have work to do to play with one of the country’s best as the Hurricanes took a 14-0 lead Friday and never looked ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:46 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Region football: Bradenton Manatee 65, Northeast 12

    BRADENTON — The Northeast Vikings knew that beating Bradenton Manatee would be a tall task. The Hurricanes, ranked No. 1 in the nation by multiple media outlets, including USA Today, reeled off 28 first-quarter points and cruised to a 65-12 victory Friday night in the Class 7A region quarterfinals. “That’s ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:59 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Osceola 29, Bradenton Lakewood Ranch 20

    BRADENTON — Two seasons ago, Osceola went winless. Last season, the Warriors were knocked out of playoff contention by Bradenton Lakewood Ranch. Friday, sitting in the same position, the Warriors reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006 with a 29-20 win."This is all the hard work paying off," ...
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    Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 at 9:19 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Largo 38, Bradenton Lakewood Ranch 0

    BRADENTON — The last time Largo didn’t win the district title, this year’s seniors were in the second grade. Thanks to dominating performances by the offensive line and defense, the Packers ran their streak to eight Friday with a 38-0 demolition of Bradenton Lakewood Ranch. “It means a lot to ...
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    Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 35, St. Petersburg Catholic 9

    SARASOTA — St. Petersburg Catholic started exactly how it wanted. Soon after, it allowed 28 straight points. After the opening kickoff, the Barons drove 80 yards on 10 running plays, capped by Jack Sheehan's 1-yard touchdown run."That long first drive is what we're about," coach Steve Dudley said. "We chewed ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:34 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Palm Harbor University 35, Sarasota Riverview 9

    SARASOTA — Palm Harbor U. ended a two-game skid by steamrolling Sarasota Riverview in its district opener. "It means a lot to win the first district game," said the Hurricanes' Jonah Fiskaa, who ran for 100 yards. "We pounded the football." Fiskaa, Quentin Cumings and Connor Dorris, with help from ...
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    Sat. Oct. 06, 2012 at 1:26 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 17, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 7

    SARASOTA — Clearwater Central Catholic coach John Davis is always trying to figure out ways to get senior Trey Larry the ball. Against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Larry showed why as he scored on an 81-yard screen pass and a 66-yard punt return Friday to lead the Marauders to a 17-7 ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 8:03 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

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