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  • Preseason football: Sarasota Riverview 21, St. Petersburg 16

    SARASOTA — St. Petersburg struck first in its preseason game against host Sarasota Riverview, but turnovers proved costly as the Green Devils lost 21-16 Friday. After a Rams' miscue on a punt gave St. Petersburg the ball on the Riverview 28, Maurice Hemingway finished off a three-play touchdown drive. The ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 9:24 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Spring football: Dixie Hollins 41, Central 0

    At Dixie Hollins Score: Dixie Hollins 41, Central 0 Spring game-breakers: The Rebels dominated on both sides of the football. The offense ran for 340 yards while the defense held the Bears to negative 13 yards of offense and forced five turnovers. … Demondre Lambert led Dixie Hollins with 165 ...
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    Fri. May 25, 2012 at 10:50 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Softball: Palm Harbor University prevails 15-14 in 10-inning tournament finale

    CLEARWATER — The Palm Harbor University Hurricanes and the East Lake Eagles are used to playing tight contests. But they never expected to have a game like the one they played in the final of the Lady Canes Spring Tournament on Saturday night at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.Logyn Lilley ...
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    Sat. March 10, 2012 at 9:43 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Girls region basketball: Dunbar gives Barons lift in 3A semifinal

    Girls region basketball: Dunbar gives Barons lift in 3A semifinal ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Catholic guard Brittney Dunbar and her six fellow seniors weren’t ready to end their high school careers. In their fourth game against Indian Rocks Christian, Dunbar scored 25 as the Barons came from behind Tuesday to win 51-45. “Dunbar came up big tonight,” Barons coach ...
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    Wed. Feb. 15, 2012 at 12:39 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Boys basketball: Green Devils stay step ahead of Pirates

    GULFPORT — St. Petersburg spotted host Boca Ciega a 2-0 lead because of a technical foul before the game started. That was the only time the Green Devils trailed as they held off a furious rally and won 73-67. St. Petersburg started the game with an 8-0 run behind 3s ...
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    Fri. Dec. 09, 2011 at 7:28 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Canterbury 36, Naples St. John Neumann 8

    ST. PETERSBURG — P.J. Franklin emerged from the large shadow of Brent O'Neal to lead Canterbury past Naples St. John Neumann 36-8 in Friday's Class 2A region quarterfinal.O'Neal, who entered with 1,867 rushing yards, 355 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns, played only a few snaps. The Crusaders did not disclose ...
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    Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 at 9:52 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Largo 42, Gibbs 21

    ST. PETERSBURG — With Largo tuning up for the playoffs and Gibbs closing its season, both teams wanted to finish the regular season on a high note. Largo dominated from the start Friday en route to a 42-21 victory."Tonight was a night to get rid of the mistakes," Packers running ...
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    Fri. Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:54 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Bradenton Lakewood Ranch 35, Osceola 28

    SEMINOLE — With a playoff berth on the line Friday, Osceola fell to Bradenton Lakewood Ranch 35-28. "We fought hard and kept coming back," Warriors coach George Palmer said. "We've struggled for a number of years, but we have good kids who work hard."Osceola (3-6, 2-3 Class 6A, District 7) ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 9:08 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Tarpon Springs 31, Boca Ciega 0

    GULFPORT — Tarpon Springs and Boca Ciega spent the first half Friday in a defensive struggle. In the second half behind two Kenny Blanch touchdown passes, the Spongers rolled up 28 points en route to a 31-0 victory."I actually liked the first half," Spongers coach Ron Hawn said. "We got ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 9:39 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Largo 35, Boca Ciega 20

    GULFPORT — Derrick Doss took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown then ran and threw for touchdowns to lead the Packers. "He's a beast," Largo coach Rick Rodriguez said. The defense, which allowed 218 yards, kept Boca Ciega in it. In the second quarter, the Pirates tied it ...
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    Fri. Oct. 21, 2011 at 9:16 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Lakewood 60, Lennard 26

    ST. PETERSBURG — After a first half that saw Lennard stay with Lakewood (6-0, 5-0) step for step, the Spartans outscored the Longhorns 20-0 in the third quarter Friday en route to a 60-26 victory."We've got to start fast and not put ourselves in bad situations," Spartans coach Cory Moore ...
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    Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:31 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Canterbury 26, Carrollwood Day 20

    ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury coach Bill Jones wants his team to control its destiny. Behind 250 yards and two touchdowns from Brent O’Neal, the Crusaders beat Carrollwood Day 26-20. “We want to leave the tiebreakers and one-quarter playoffs out of it,” Jones said. “If we lose we’re out.” CDS (3-3, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 at 10:43 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Countryside 24, Palm Harbor University 21

    Football: Countryside 24, Palm Harbor University 21 photo gallery PALM HARBOR — The Countryside Cougars take pride in their regular-season winning streak. On Friday night it took Ryan Yates’ 1-yard touchdown run with 41 seconds left to extend it to 20 games as the Cougars edged Palm Harbor University 24-21. “We just took the best team in ...
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    Sat. Oct. 01, 2011 at 1:13 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Countryside 51, Seminole 0

    CLEARWATER — Countryside (4-0) fumbled on its first play of the game Friday. That was one of the Cougars' few mistakes as they steamrolled Seminole 51-0 in the district opener for both teams."We don't play down to a lot of teams," Cougars coach Jared Davis said. "In games like this, ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:03 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Canterbury 12, Admiral Farragut 10

    ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury quarterback Jake Holsinger  and his fellow seniors had never beaten Admiral Farragut — until Friday. On their last try, the Crusaders pulled off a 12-10 upset . “I had a feeling all week that we could do this,” Holsinger said. “This win means everything to us.” ...
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    Sat. Sept. 17, 2011 at 1:22 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

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