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  • 2A region softball: Northside Christian squeaks by St. John Neumann

    ST. PETERSBURG — Before Wednesday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal, Northside Christian coach John Anderson asked himself, “Could this be our last game?” The Mustangs (14-5) got off to a rocky start, falling behind 2-0 to St. John Neumann, but settled down to claim a 4-3 victory. The Lancers struck first ...
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    Wed. April 27, 2011 at 8:11 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • A-9 district baseball: Cambridge, Canterbury through to the final

    ST. PETERSBURG — Top-seeded Cambridge (14-11) came into Tuesday’s Class A, District 9 semifinals as the easy favorite. The Lancers lived up to their top billing, jumping all over Keswick Christian with solid pitching by Zach Hessinger and Brett Torrens, who combined for a no-hitter in a 14-0 mercy-rule win. ...
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    Tue. April 26, 2011 at 10:03 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • 2A-10 district basketball: Tampa Prep 63, Calvary Christian 38

    LARGO — Winning district championships has become business as usual for Tampa Prep (22-3), with the Terps picking up their sixth straight Saturday with a 63-38 Class 2A, District 10 win over Calvary Christian."We executed well and we did what we wanted to do and that was to neutralize Calvary's ...
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    Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • 2A-11 district basketball: Shorecrest edges Northside; Farragut rolls

    Class 2A, district 11Shorecrest edges Northside; AFA rolls ST. PETERSBURG — At the beginning of the season, coach Daryl Blume packed Shorecrest's schedule with some public school heavyweights. And the battle-tested Chargers (13-14) used that experience to defeat Northside Christian 65-62 Friday in the Class 2A, District 11 semifinals."It was ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:25 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • 2A-10 district basketball: Indian Rocks Christian 77, Brooks-Debartolo 53

    CLEARWATER — Any time Indian Rocks Christian (24-3) takes the court, one can expect pinpoint passing, pressure defense and precise shooting. And those were exactly the key ingredients that propelled the Golden Eagles to a 77-53 Class 2A, District 10 victory Saturday night over Brooks-DeBartolo."Brooks-Debartolo always plays us tough, and ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 8:38 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • 2A-10 district basketball: Brooks-DeBartolo wins by one; Indian Rocks Christian romps

    CLEARWATER — Brooks-DeBartolo (19-5) had to overcome quite a bit of adversity in its Class 2A, District 10 55-54 semifinal win over Calvary Christian Friday.The Phoenix lost its most effective post player, Tatiana Manuel (16 points), to an ankle injury late in the third quarter. Then Keyann Powell, the go-to ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 9:50 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • IRC Holiday Tournament: Golden Eagles girls sputter in second half

    LARGO — Gilmour Academy has a thing about Florida, likely something to do with the great weather and the success it has at holiday basketball tournaments. For the second consecutive year Gilmour, of Gates Mills, Ohio, is the champion of the Indian Rocks Christian Holiday Tournament, defeating the host Golden ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:38 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • IRC Holiday Tournament: Balance key for Golden Eagles girls in semifinal win

    LARGO — It appeared Dunellon was ready to come out and compete with Indian Rocks Christian. The game was played with precision passing, shooting and great defense, which favored the Eagles. It was a game of runs, and that is what IRC did in the second half Wednesday as its ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:48 a.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Northside Christian Christmas Tournament: Northside girls show fight until end

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jensen Beach coach Cookie Jones knew she had her hands full with Northside Christian. She was especially concerned with Northside’s strength inside. However, Jensen Beach figured out a way to win a nip-and-tuck contest, edging the Mustangs 45-42 in overtime Tuesday at the Northside Christian Christmas Tournament. ...
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    Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at 12:46 a.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Boys basketball: Boca Ciega 71, Gibbs 66 (OT)

    ST. PETERSBURG — Friday's game between Boca Ciega and Gibbs had all the ingredients to be good. The raucous crowd, slam dunks and excitement. Both teams came in undefeated, and there had been some smack talking between the two. Kenny "Speedy" Smith led the charge for the Pirates with 26 ...
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    Fri. Dec. 17, 2010 at 9:49 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Girls basketball: Lakewood 55, Clearwater 48

    Girls basketball: Lakewood 55, Clearwater 48 ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s game against Clearwater ready to play one of the county’s best. The Spartans used their quickness and superior athletes to secure a 55-48 victory. The Spartans jumped on the Tornadoes early, taking a 10-2 lead early in the first quarter. However, things seemed ...
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    Fri. Dec. 10, 2010 at 9:20 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Lakewood coach Wright ties mentor as county's all-time wins leader

    ST. PETERSBURG — Dan Wright has been a staple in the high school basketball ranks for more than 35 years. He was coached by county legend Freddie Dyles, and even beat his mentor on occasion.On Friday night, Wright tied Dyles' county career win record of 674 with a 75-67 victory ...
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    Fri. Dec. 03, 2010 at 10:20 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Football: Keswick Christian 41, Shorecrest 13

    ST. PETERSBURG — Keswick Christian came out like a finely tuned machine in Friday's 41-13 win over Shorecrest.Crusaders quarterback Tyler Angell connected with Armani Lonardo early in the first quarter on a 52-yard pass to go up 7-0. Kristian Craig then scored on a 1-yard run for a 14-0 lead. ...
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    Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:38 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Football: Canterbury 27, Keswick Chr. 15

    ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury got off to a slow start but held off Keswick Christian for 27-15 victory Friday. Keswick started the scoring after recovering an onside kick. Quarterback Taylor Angell drove his team and scored on an 18-yard run for a 7-0 lead. The Crusaders got on the board ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 9:49 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

  • Football: Boca Ciega 27, Seminole 7

    GULFPORT — Denzal Dillard ran for 107 yards and scored two of Boca Ciega's three second-quarter touchdowns as the Pirates pulled away from the Warhawks 27-7 on Friday night.Quarterback Shaquille Bradford started the Pirates' scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run. Dillard then scored on 15-yard run midway through the second ...
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    Fri. Oct. 29, 2010 at 9:29 p.m. | Phillip Haywood

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