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  • Football: Blake 41, Middleton 19

    TAMPA — Blake (2-4) scored 22 points in the third quarter to break open a tie game and defeat Middleton (0-6) 41-19 Thursday in a Class 5A-8 matchup.Blake junior quarterback Zain Gilmore threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Yellow Jackets kept the Tigers winless. Gilmore hit ...
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    Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 at 8:38 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Football: King 49, Strawberry Crest 7

    DOVER — King won in dominating fashion Friday, defeating Strawberry Crest 49-7.The Lions got on the board first, with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Greg Windham to tight end Kim Jackson.On King's next series, Windham connected again with Jackson, this time for 22 yards.The Lions' next two drives resulted in ...
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    Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 at 8:53 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Football: Carrollwood Day 61, Northside Christian 14

    TAMPA — Carrollwood Day beat Northside Christian 61-14 in its home opener Friday afternoon.The Patriots blocked a punt in the first quarter, and the offense took over at the Mustangs' 8. Robert Davis put the Patriots (2-1) on the board with an 8-yard run.Davis had a 90-yard touchdown later in ...
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    Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Football: Gibbs 19, Spoto 13

    RIVERVIEW — Gibbs won its third straight road game of the season as the Gladiators held off Spoto 19-13 on Friday night.Spoto got on the board first as senior quarterback Jaylon Davis connected with Geronimo Allison for an 80-yard touchdown. Quarterback Devontae White answered on the Gladiators' opening drive with ...
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    Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 at 9:18 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Football: Alonso 25, Gaither 14

    TAMPA — Alonso rode an early lead to a 25-14 defeat of Gaither on Friday night. The Ravens' defense stepped up early when Derrick Nealy intercepted Gaither quarterback Alex McGough's first pass and returned it for a 31-yard touchdown. Andrew Bagli added to the Ravens' lead with a pair of ...
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    Fri. Sept. 02, 2011 at 8:44 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Preseason football: King 43, Middleton 13

    TAMPA — King scored 17 points in 41 seconds in the first quarter, making its offense too tough of a match for the Tigers.The Lions got on the board with a safety, then seconds later senior Chris Murray, who plays wide receiver and cornerback, had a 60-yard touchdown on the ...
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    Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 at 8:53 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Spring football: Cambridge 43, Gainesville Oak Hall 13

    At Skyway Park Score Cambridge 43, Oak Hall 13 Spring game-breakers: Cambridge displayed an improved backfield, and the Lancers scored on their first drive as sophomore quarterback Phillip Johnson threw a 59-yard pass to Robbie Robertson. … Eighth-grader Garrett Young connected with fellow eighth-grader Jack Banales for a 65-yard touchdown ...
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    Fri. May 20, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • A-8 district baseball: Patience pays off for Seffner Christian

    SEFFNER — Seffner Christian ace Garrett Saunders had an impressive seven-strikeout effort in Thursday’s District A-8 final as the Crusaders defeated Bradenton Christian 4-1 to remain undefeated in district play. “The paper in the morning might say that I got the win, but this whole team got the win,” Saunders ...
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    Thu. April 28, 2011 at 11:08 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • 6A-8 district softball: Confident Plant edges Alonso

    VALRICO — The season series between Plant and Alonso (17-8, 4-5) was split before  Thursday’s 6A-8 district final, but after overcoming a  three-run deficit to defeat Wharton in a  semifinal, the Panthers gained confidence and showed off their defensive skills in the  district final, defeating  Alonso 1-0. “We were rejuvenated ...
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    Fri. April 22, 2011 at 12:30 a.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Baseball: Riverview win cools off Newsome, complicates district race

    RIVERVIEW — Riverview played host to a hot Newsome team that has won eight of its past nine. And the race in Class 5A-8 got even tighter as the Sharks beat the Wolves 12-4 Friday night in a key district matchup — leaving Riverview, Newsome, Durant and Armwood tied with ...
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    Fri. April 08, 2011 at 8:52 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Basketball: Durant's Nation scores 26, earns MVP in East-West All-Star Game

    TAMPA — With the regular season and playoffs behind them, it was time for the 20 Hillsborough County seniors to showcase their talent in the county's annual all-star game, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association.Each team did just that in a game full of impressive layups and crowd-pleasing ...
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    Thu. March 10, 2011 at 8:43 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • Baseball: Brandon shrugs off tough loss with solid outing

    TAMPA — After a tough loss to Riverview earlier in the week, Brandon was eager to get back to form against Alonso. The Eagles did just that as they defeated the perennial powerhouse 6-0 in Friday's Class 6A-8 matchup."We did not need too much motivation after that 5-0 loss," Brandon ...
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    Fri. Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:56 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • 5A region soccer: Durant 2, Auburndale 1, 2OT

    AUBURNDALE — Durant (15-7-2) defeated two-time state champion Auburndale to advance to its first state final four, winning 2-1 in overtime in Friday's Class 5A region final.Jamin Hollingsworth, who is in his sixth year coaching Durant and played for the Cougars from 1996 to 2000, was elated."It feels incredibly incredible," ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:53 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • A region basketball: Seffner Christian 68, Winter Haven All Saints' 23

    SEFFNER — Tesha Hanson led Seffner Christian with 26 points and six rebounds Thursday as the Crusaders defeated Winter Haven All Saints' 68-23 in a Class A region quarterfinal.Despite a commanding win, Crusaders coach Greg Fawbush said his team is unsatisfied with the way they played."It's something to be said ...
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    Thu. Feb. 10, 2011 at 8:58 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • A-8 district basketball: Seffner Christian 61, Bradenton Christian 47

    SEFFNER —Seffner Christian won its fourth district championship in eight years, defeating Bradenton Christian 61-47 in Saturday's Class A, District 8 final.Coach Greg Fawbush, with the team for all those championships, says this year's stands out."All wins feel different and special in their own way," Fawbush said. "But to get ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 9:18 p.m. | Patti McDonald

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