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  • State girls basketball: Four teams on a familiar journey

    State girls basketball: Four teams on a familiar journey When the final second ticked off the running clock in Seffner Christian’s region final matchup with Daytona Beach Father Lopez, the Crusaders celebrated their fourth state semifinal berth in five seasons at midcourt.  Sophomore point guard Chelsie Hall, however, scanned the crowd, then ran into the arms of the group ...
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    Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 at 7:02 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Region girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes 70, Winter Park Geneva 47

    LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes joined an elite group Friday night by qualifying for its fourth straight girls basketball Final Four in Lakeland with a 70-47 victory over Winter Park Geneva 70-47. The Wildcats had outscored their region opponents by an average of 45 points coming into the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region boys basketball: Academy at the Lakes 82, Canterbury 60

    ST. PETERSBURG — Early in Thursday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal, it seemed Canterbury and visiting Academy at the Lakes were destined to play a nail biter. Both teams exhibited a patient but quick-strike offense that had the game 16-all after one quarter. But for the host Crusaders, that opening frame ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Region girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes 69, Keswick Christian 26

    ST. PETERSBURG — Academy at the Lakes was in a full court press as soon as the game tipped off and forced more than 20 turnovers en route to a 69-26 victory at Keswick Christian on Tuesday night in a region semifinal. Going in, coach Karim Nohra knew he was ...
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    Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 at 9:59 p.m. | Justin Miller

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Audra Leipold, female winner for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Audra Leipold, female winner for Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Female Hot Shot winner: Audra Leipold, Academy at the Lakes Since joining the Wildcats’ varsity team as an eighth grader, Audra Leipold immediately became the team’s top scoring threat. She helped Academy at the Lakes to a state tournament appearance last season, and now in her freshman year the Wildcats ...
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    Mon. Feb. 09, 2015 at 7:28 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Basketball notebook: Hillsborough private schools impressive over break

    Basketball notebook: Hillsborough private schools impressive over break The field for Academy of the Holy Names’ annual girls holiday tournament had long been set, but as the event approached, coach Chris Severini realized just how tough the road ahead of his Jaguars would be.  Six of the eight teams were in the Tampa Bay Times’ HomeTeam 25, and ...
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    Mon. Jan. 05, 2015 at 9:48 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Academy of Holy Names wins its own tournament

    TAMPA — Host Academy of the Holy Names rallied from an early deficit for a 39-35 win over Academy at the Lakes in Wednesday’s Jaguar Holiday tournament championship game. The Jaguars won their second title in their own tournament and first since defeating Plant in 2011. “It’s an unreal feeling,” ...
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    Wed. Dec. 31, 2014 at 9:48 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Girls basketball: Holy Names makes final of its tourney; faces AATL for title

    TAMPA — Academy at the Lakes needed overtime to knock off defending champion Wiregrass Ranch and host Academy at the Holy Names cruised to an easy win over previously unbeaten Land O’Lakes in Tuesday’s semifinals of the Jaguar Holiday tournament. That sets up today’s championship at 2:30 p.m. with the ...
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    Tue. Dec. 30, 2014 at 11:51 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Tampa Bay Times’ female all-academic team

    Tampa Bay Times’ female all-academic team Scholar-athlete of the Year: Izzy Ordorica, Chamberlain Izzy Ordorica has a catalog of hits from her four years as a starter on Chamberlain High School’s softball team. There were hard line drives that fell into gaps for doubles and mighty blasts that sailed over fences for homers. They all came ...
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    Wed. June 18, 2014 at 3:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Times' all-Tampa Bay softball teams

    Player of the Year: Kenzi Maguire, Jr., River Ridge  Kenzi Maguire has the kind of numbers you want in a clean-up hitter. She poked seven home runs, doubled 15 times and drove in 45 runs. Her slugging percentage was a robust 1.216. So, what is she doing hitting leadoff? Well, ...
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    Fri. June 13, 2014 at 6:25 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times’ all-North Suncoast softball teams

    Player of the year: Kenzi Maguire, Jr., River Ridge Why we picked her: Maguire is unanimously agreed upon as the best softball player in Pasco County. It’s hard to find something the Sunshine Athletic Conference Player of the Year doesn’t do well. She is probably a No. 3 or 4 ...
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    Wed. June 11, 2014 at 4:18 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Times’ all-North Suncoast tennis teams

    Girls Player of the year: Grace Curren, So., Hernando Why we picked her: Curren was dominant on the North Suncoast this year at No. 1 singles, not dropping a single local match and advancing to the Class 2A state tournament. Her only regular-season loss was to Madison Gamble at Lecanto ...
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    Sat. May 31, 2014 at 5:27 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Lauren Evans, Lace Smith named Miss Softball finalists

    Two Tampa Bay players are among the eight finalists for Florida’s Miss Softball award. Bloomingdale ace Lace Smith (Class 8A) and Academy at the Lakes standout Lauren Evans (2A) were both named the state’s top players in their respective classes by the Florida Dairy Farmers. (Full disclosure: I’m a voter). ...
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    Thu. May 22, 2014 at 3:46 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Three to sign from AATL next week

    Academy at the Lakes will honor three athletes at a signing ceremony at the school’s gym Thursday at 9:30 a.m, athletic director Tom Haslam announced. Jake Fishman will sign with Lake Forest College, a Division III program in Illinois. He had 123 receiving yards, two fumble recoveries and 23 tackles ...
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    Fri. May 02, 2014 at 4:27 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region softball: Powerhouse Canterbury pours it on late

    Region softball: Powerhouse Canterbury pours it on late photo gallery TAMPA — After steam rolling through Class 2A competition, Canterbury was supposed to hit a speed bump in Tuesday’s region semifinal against Academy at the Lakes. Not only was it a game of teams ranked in the top four of the state poll, but a rematch of last ...
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    Tue. April 29, 2014 at 8:51 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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