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  • Football: Robinson 42, Middleton 21

    TAMPA — Robinson was not looking ahead. Led by Martin Ruiz, Robert Priester, Zain Gilmore and Carlos Duclos, it ran for 300-plus yards and four touchdowns to roll.Already the 5A-8 champion, Robinson stayed unbeaten (9-0) entering next week's showdown against neighborhood rival Plant.Three plays into Friday's contest, the rout was ...
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    Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 at 7:50 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Hillsborough 46, King 7

    TAMPA — Hillsborough’s drive to the Class 6A, District 8 championship was a smooth one Friday night as the Terriers used a second-quarter burst to post a 46-7 win at King. The win earned Hillsborough the district title and a first-round home playoff game. After a scoreless first quarter, Hillsborough ...
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    Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 at 12:53 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Chamberlain 32, Wiregrass Ranch 3

    TAMPA — With its quarterback on the sideline on crutches, Chamberlain was forced to rely on its running game even more than usual. Behind the running of Nick McNeal and Xavier Johnson, Chamberlain jumped out to a lead Thursday and was never really threatened in a 32-3 Class 7A, District ...
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    Thu. Oct. 18, 2012 at 7:33 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Chamberlain 31, Freedom 16

    TAMPA — Xavier Johnson ran for 160 yards and a touchdown and the Chamberlain defense turned dominant in the second half as the Chiefs came from behind to post a 31-16 win against Freedom.The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Chamberlain (2-3, 1-1), which picked up its first 7A, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 9:42 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Berkeley 31, Lennard 19

    TAMPA — Other than a lightning delay of about 30 minutes, little could stop Chris Williams. The senior ran for 221 yards and three touchdowns to help the Bucs hold off pesky Lennard.Berkeley Prep (5-0) managed only one score in the second half but did enough defensively to stave off ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 8:39 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Sickles 42, Kings 12

    TAMPA — Sickles offense had its way early and late with King, opening Class 6A, District 8 play with a 42-12 win Friday at home. Sickles (2-1, 1-0) got 113 yards rushing and a touchdown from sophomore running back Ray Ray McCloud. Senior Nate Mills and his sophomore backup, Issac ...
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    Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 8:47 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Wharton 37, Chamberlain 7

    TAMPA — Quarterback Chase Litton threw for 153 of his 244 yards in the second half and three touchdowns to lead Wharton to a 37-7 win at Chamberlain. Litton, a junior, completed 14 of 25 passes, with two of his three scoring passes coming in the fourth quarter. As efficient ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 9:19 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Gaither 69, Leto 0

    TAMPA — A week after a squeaker of a win, Gaither scored on the first play and breezed to a 69-0 win at home against Leto.Running back Vu Le opened the game with a 65-yard touchdown run and the Cowboys (2-0) never looked back, racing out to a 21-0 in ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 9:05 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Robinson 58, Jefferson 21

    TAMPA — Robinson’s “Send Mike Depue-off-in-style” campaign got off to a great start Saturday night. Behind four rushing touchdowns and a defense that produced five interceptions, Robinson opened the season — DePue’s last — with a 58-21 thumping of Jefferson. DePue, in his ninth season as the Knights’ coach, is ...
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    Sun. Sept. 02, 2012 at 12:38 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Preseason football: Alonso 31, Spoto 6

    RIVERVIEW — The anticipated matchup between two of the county's better running backs gave way to one team's quarterback play Friday night.Alonso's Ish Witter and Spoto's Eric Moate showed flashes in spurts but Ravens quarterback Brandon Hawkins stood out in a 31-6 preseason victory. Witter produced 42 yards and scored ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 7:24 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Boys basketball: Tampa Prep's Fenlon gets win No. 600

    Boys basketball: Tampa Prep's Fenlon gets win No. 600 TAMPA — Longtime Tampa Prep boys basketball coach Joe Fenlon said he didn’t count victories much when he was first starting out. Admittedly, he didn’t have that many to count then. Twenty-nine years later, he has had plenty of wins to count and a lot of help counting them. Thursday ...
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    Thu. Jan. 05, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Durant's Nick Fabrizio leads East to win at Hillsborough County All-Star Game

    TAMPA — Durant's Nick Fabrizio threw for a touchdown and ran for two to lead the East squad to a 26-13 victory in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium.Fabrizio, who was named the East's MVP, had to lead a comeback. The West scored on the ...
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    Sat. Dec. 10, 2011 at 7:39 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 41, Frostproof 6

    TAMPA — Running back Nelson Agholor ran for 182 of his 270 yards in the first half Friday as Berkeley Prep built a huge lead and cruised to a 41-6 win against Frostproof in a Class 3A region semifinal.Berkeley Prep (11-0) had little trouble from the onset, scoring just five ...
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    Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: King 28, Durant 20

    TAMPA — Senior Greg Windham threw for 209 yards and a touchdown, and the King defense forced seven turnovers to end its season with a 28-20 win Thursday against playoff-bound Durant.The teams did the bulk of their scoring in the opening quarter, combining for four touchdowns and a field goal ...
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    Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:19 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 35, Orlando First Academy 14

    TAMPA — Nelson Agholor ran for two touchdowns and Destin Nichols threw for two for the Bucs, who quickly dismissed any notion they was looking ahead to next week's district showdown with Tampa Catholic."We know what we're playing for next week, but we knew we had a tough, physical game ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 8:03 p.m. | Rod Gipson

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