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  • State wrestling: Brandon wins 25th title

    State wrestling: Brandon wins 25th title LAKELAND — Brandon exten­ded its record run by winning the Class 2A state wrestling title Saturday, giving it 25 in all and 14 in a row. Among Brandon’s seven state champions, five — Frank Bruno (106 pounds), Kyle Norstrem (113), James Flint (126), Dylan Lucas (132) and Dontae McGee (170) ...
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    Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 at 12:03 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • State wrestling: Brandon closes in on another championship

    LAKELAND — With a 25th team title and 14th championship in a row all but clinched for Brandon, the focus has turned to individual accolades for the dominant Eagles. A tournament-high 10 wrestlers clinched semifinal berths in Class 2A for Brandon (101.5 points), led by Dylan Lucas (132 pounds). “The ...
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    Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region boys basketball: A first for Freedom

    TAMPA — Freedom coach Cedric Smith believed his team from a season ago was a bit more talented than the one that faced Brandon Thursday in a Class 7A region quarterfinal. Smith’s current squad, however, is hungrier and has a chemistry that propelled the Patriots to a district title. It ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • State wrestling: Brandon five chase perfect seasons

    State wrestling: Brandon five chase perfect seasons BRANDON — Brandon's Dylan Lucas had revenge on his mind at the Graves Invitational wrestling meet earlier this season. Lucas was set to face Georgia's Ryan Millhof, who had beaten him in the preseason. Lucas' 3-1 overtime victory kept his unbeaten regular season intact, not to mention beating the nation's ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • District boys basketball: Strawberry Crest tops Brandon for 7A-7 title

    BRANDON — Two nights after knocking off three-time district champion East Bay, No. 3 Brandon could not recreate the results and proved no match for top-seeded Strawberry Crest, which defeated the host Eagles 51-31 Thursday night for the Class 7A, District 7 boys basketball title. The fifth-year Chargers (21-6) won ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Brandon sends two football players to college

    Brandon sends two football players to college Brandon had two football players sign to play college ball Wednesday. OT Darren Lester will play collegiately at New Mexico Military Institute, a junior college in Roswell. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound senior helped pave the way for an Eagles ground game that averaged almost 200 rushing yards last season. Quarterback Brandon ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 8:39 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District boys basketball: Brandon upsets East Bay

    BRANDON — Brandon coach Jamie Turner knew that to upset East Bay in Tuesday’s district semifinals, point guard Jonathan Jean needed to be slowed, harassed and befuddled. He couldn’t score 18 points like he did in their previous meeting. He couldn’t race up and down the court and dictate the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 11:32 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough County: District wrestling roundup

    TAMPA — Jesuit pulled off a three-peat in winning the Class 2A, District 8 championship at Chamberlain on Saturday. The Tigers tallied 236.5 points, well ahead of runnerup Robinson’s 141. “Every one is different,” Jesuit coach Mike Scicchitano said in comparing his three straight district championship teams. “It’s always very ...
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    Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Wrestling: Brandon wins 42nd straight Hillsborough County Championship meet

    NEW TAMPA — After Brandon’s 42nd straight Hillsborough County Championship title Saturday, and after the obligatory team photo session, coach Russ Cozart brought his wrestlers together for something he rarely does. “No wrestling on Monday,” he shouted, receiving whoops and hollers in return from his team. Monday, however, does not ...
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    Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Boys district soccer: Hillsborough still retains that postseason magic

    BRANDON — Hillsborough knows a thing or two about being successful as an underdog. Last year, the sixth-seeded Terriers made the Class 4A, District 9 final, beating Strawberry Crest for the title. So in Thursday’s district semifinal against top-seeded Brandon, the Terriers knew they could do it again.   In ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 11:53 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Wrestling: Brandon celebrates past in Ippolito victory

    BRANDON — Winning the annual Tony Ippolito Memorial Tournament is a way for Brandon to honor the team’s and Hillsborough County’s first-ever state wrestling champion. Yet none of the Eagles’ 28 Ippolito titles in 30 years has been more significant than Saturday’s victory. Aside from the family of the late ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:38 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Wrestling: Dixie Hollins maintains grip on Anclote Duals

    HOLIDAY — As many wrestlers begin to turn an eye toward the postseason, one of the final regular-season events that serves as preparation, the Anclote Challenge Duals, took place Saturday. For the second consecutive year, Dixie Hollins walked away with the title, besting the Gold Pool finalists of Wesley Chapel, ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:29 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Memory of teammate inspires Brandon’s resurgence

    BRANDON — Brandon spent the first few weeks of the season coping with the biggest loss many of its players had ever faced: the death of teammate Milo Meeks. The pain showed up on the court, with three losses in the Eagles’ first five district games. But Brandon has only ...
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    Tue. Jan. 14, 2014 at 9:36 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough: Boys, girls soccer super 7

    Soccer super 7 Records through Wednesday Boys 1. Steinbrenner (12-1-1): Warriors allowed just three goals in eight games last month, and goalkeeper Christian Knight has recorded 38 saves and eight shutouts. 2. Brandon (10-1-2): Eagles started the season 9-0-1 and didn’t drop their first game until Monday, a 1-0 loss ...
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    Thu. Jan. 09, 2014 at 3:48 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: boys, girls soccer super 7

    Soccer super 7   Records through Monday Boys 1. Brandon (8-0, 6-0-1): Four Eagles have at least four goals this season, and the Eagles are just as dominant on defense, claiming six shutouts in nine games. 2. Jesuit (7-2-2, 5-0-1): Jesuit’s latest loss came at the hands of 17-0 Monteverde, ...
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    Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

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