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  • Longtime local hoops coach Winston Davis passes away

    Longtime local hoops coach Winston Davis passes away Winston Davis, a fixture in Hillsborough County high school basketball for 35 years and coach of Blake's 2011 boys final four team, passed away earlier today after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Mr. Davis, who retired from teaching in June, turned 60 last week. He had spent the last ...
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    Tue. Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:14 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • VIDEO: Boys basketball: Baskets, fun flow freely at all-star game

    TAMPA — At several junctures throughout Friday night’s Hills­borough County boys all-star game, West coach Steve Smith — a mild undercurrent of frustration in his voice — implored his group to play defense. He might have had better luck imploring the revelers at the nearby Springsteen concert to remain seated. ...
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    Fri. March 23, 2012 at 11:35 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Blake guard Channer to finish prep career at Strawberry Crest

    Former Blake two-guard Brandon Channer, a Division I-A prospect who helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the Class 4A state tournament last winter, told the Times this afternoon he'll play his final prep season at Strawberry Crest. Channer, being raised with two other siblings by a single dad, said the ...
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    Wed. Aug. 10, 2011 at 2:49 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball

    All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball Boys player  of the year Quincy Ford, Sr., F, Gibbs Opponents have learned not to challenge Quincy Ford. Ford, a 6-foot-8 forward, forms a veritable wall as the Gladiators’ last line of defense. The few times opponents dare to enter the lane, they are greeted by long arms that usually ...
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    Sat. April 02, 2011 at 1:48 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Basketball: Barrage of 3-pointers sets tone for East win in All-Star Classic

    TAMPA — Jefferson High School played host to the 26th annual United Negro College Fund All-Star Basketball Classic on Friday night, showcasing some of the top seniors in the Tampa Bay area.In all-star games, fans can usually anticipate seeing a few fastbreak dunks, dazzling ballhandling, and a lot of 3-point ...
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    Fri. March 11, 2011 at 9:56 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • 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

  • Basketball Players of the Year: Who you got?

    On one of our live chats at the state basketball tournament, a conversation broke out: Tamara Taylor or Meghan Keough or Amber Henson. The debate over who should be the Times' All-Suncoast Girls Basketball Player of the Year was lively, informative, and even at times a bit testy. But mostly, ...
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    Mon. March 07, 2011 at 1:43 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Class 4A state basketball: Leesburg 68, Blake 52

    Class 4A state basketball: Leesburg 68, Blake 52 photo gallery LAKELAND — Virtually every offensive statistic Blake assistant Charles Smith studied on Class 4A state semifinal foe Leesburg seemed underwhelming. Leesburg mostly languished from long range, routinely clanked from the free-throw line and possessed a paltry team assist total. Still, it was 26-4. Smith struggled to do the ...
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    Fri. March 04, 2011 at 6:25 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Join us live for Blake vs. Leesburg

    Blake, making its first trip to the state boys basketball tournament, will try to salvage the tourney for Hillsborough County. Tampa Prep and Tampa Catholic both fell in semifinals Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets take on Leesburg at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Lakeland Center. If you can't make the trip, ...
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    Fri. March 04, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • One brother rules from the bench, the other from the floor

    One brother rules from the bench, the other from the floor TAMPA — He has spent the better part of 18 years transcending the big brother archetype. As Charles Smith has learned, when you’ve got a 16-year jump on your youngest sibling, you assume a series of roles. You sign on as a rec league coach, a chauffeur, even a periodic ...
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    Thu. March 03, 2011 at 4:44 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Column: Few similarities between local final four

    Column: Few similarities between local final four It has been 16 years since Hillsborough County has won a state boys basketball championship. It has been so long, in fact, that when Tampa Catholic won that title in 1995, it wasn’t even in Lakeland, home of the current state championships that start Wednesday, but Tallahassee. One must go ...
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    Mon. Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:10 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Brothers live out hoop dreams on different teams

    Brothers live out hoop dreams on different teams TAMPA — If the fortunes of his two oldest sons hold out, Steve Channer will know the Lakeland Center like his living room by week’s end. Half-brothers Brandon and Malik Channer are headed for prep basketball’s biggest stage, albeit with two different local acts. Brandon, a 6-foot-4 junior swingman, will ...
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    Mon. Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:01 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 4A region basketball: Blake 55, Jesuit 32

    TAMPA — The gym's tepid temperature was nothing compared to the heat Blake put on Jesuit on Tuesday night.Blake used relentless defensive pressure on Jesuit's back court, holding the Tigers to a season low in points, and advanced to the Class 4A region final with a 55-32 victory. The No. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:43 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • 4A region basketball: Blake 60, Lakewood Ranch 57

    TAMPA — For 31/2 quarters Thursday, Blake was outshot, outexecuted and downright outplayed. But in a wild finish, it was Lakewood Ranch that ended up out the door with a loss.Blake's Andre Smith capped an 11-0 run with three free throws with 6.4 seconds left to knock off the Mustangs ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:34 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • 4A-9 district basketball: Blake on target in second half, will face Jesuit

    Class 4A, district 9Blake has hot second half, will face JesuitTAMPA — Blake overcame some stingy first-half defense by Robinson to win its Class 4A, District 9 playoff game 58-38 Friday night at home.The Yellow Jackets were held to 19 first-half points before opening up the game in the half ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:54 p.m. | Todd Foley

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