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  • Boys basketball: Foul trouble, Barons trip up host Rams

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The 23rd annual William G. Hulton Jr. Ram Classic kicked off with a bang Wednesday at Ridgewood. The eight-team tournament was knocked down to four after a competitive first round. Among the programs to miss out on the semifinals were the host Rams. After a 75-71 ...
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    Thu. Dec. 29, 2011 at 12:35 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs' defense steps up to take championship

    CLEARWATER — By the fourth quarter the grace was gone. The 3-pointers were no longer swishing. The passes were erratic. The points were less plentiful. The Gladiators’ offense had hit a stumbling block. They were behind by five and their undefeated season was in jeopardy. So Gibbs coach Larry Murphy ...
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    Wed. Dec. 21, 2011 at 12:23 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs in final of Brighthouse tourney; Nature Coast falls

    CLEARWATER — Gibbs coach Larry Murphy keeps reminding people that his offense is still a work in progress. Sure, the Gladiators are undefeated, but they lost four starters from last season's team that reached the state semifinals. Murphy has given them the freedom to shoot, the latitude to improvise and ...
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    Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 at 9:23 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Morning Meanderings: Good morning, Asia, Ashley and Akacia!

    It's Morning Meanderings, which means I'm cruising box scores and looking for highlights. If you want to help, and you know you do, email me at cotey@tampabay.com, or shoot me a text (727-580-3691), or hit me up on Twitter (@JohnnyHomeTeam) or Facebook. There's four items and a video that are ...
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    Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 at 10:03 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 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: Gibbs' Ford puts stamp on finish at Senior All-Star Game

    LARGO — It was only fitting that Quincy Ford would steal the ball toward the end of the Pinellas County Senior All-Star Game and swoop in for a dunk to score the final basket Friday at Largo. The Gibbs 6-foot-7 standout finished with a team-high 17 points as the South ...
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    Fri. March 11, 2011 at 10:09 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • 5A region basketball: Northeast 65, Clearwater 64

    CLEARWATER — Nearly a week removed from upsetting Boca Ciega in the district semifinals, Northeast was at it again.The Vikings stunned Clearwater 65-64 in a game that featured a buzzer-beating tip by Andres Sanchez to send Northeast to the 5A region semifinals.Northeast hasn't won a playoff game since 1996."(Sanchez) is ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 10:12 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

  • 5A-11 district basketball: Clearwater 78, Tarpon Springs 58

    EAST LAKE — An unorthodox pre-game warmup may have led to Joey Nungester's 32 points in Clearwater's 78-58 win over Tarpon Springs in the Class 5A, District 11 final Friday."I have to tell this story," Clearwater coach Allen Carden said. "(Nungester) was late to our shoot around and I made ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 7:35 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • 5A-11 district basketball: Tarpon back in postseason, will take on Clearwater

    TARPON SPRINGS — For the first time since 1999, Tarpon Springs will be making a postseason appearance, competing for Friday's Class 5A, District 11 championship as the Spongers convincingly ousted Seminole 67-40 Wednesday night."The atmosphere in the locker room wasn't very celebratory," Tarpon Springs coach James Margarella said. "We were ...
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    Wed. Feb. 09, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. | Andy Villamarzo

  • Boys basketball: Boca Ciega 66, Clearwater 55

    CLEARWATER — Friday's PCAC championship between Boca Ciega and Clearwater reached a feverish pace in the fourth quarter. The Pirates were clinging to a 56-53 lead and trying to stall when the Tornadoes stole the ball leading to a layup by Joey Nungester.During Boca Ciega's subsequent timeout, 5-foot-8 guard Dallas ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 9:24 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • Boca Ciega-Clearwater to meet in PCAC final

    Boca Ciega will play at Clearwater in Friday's Pinellas County Athletic Conference boys basketball title game. Tip off is 7 p.m. The Pirates are undefeated against county competition this season, including a victory over the Tornadoes in early December. Clearwater is the two-time defending champion and had to battle Tarpon ...
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    Thu. Feb. 03, 2011 at 3:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Clearwater-Lakewood boys hoops game canceled

    The boys basketball game between Lakewood and Clearwater, which was postponed Tuesday, will not be made up because the game has no bearing on conference or district standings. The regular-season matchup between two of the county's most storied programs usually draws a big crowd and often is a preview of the conference championship ...
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    Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 at 5:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Basketball notebook: Lakewood holding its tournament for cause

    Lakewood coach Necole Tunsil has done her part to raise awareness for breast cancer. For the past two years, she had her players wear pink jerseys during all home games in January. This weekend, Tunsil is taking it one step further. She is hosting a tournament with part of the ...
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    Wed. Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:58 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Clearwater 80, Tarpon Springs 76

    CLEARWATER — Monday seemed like the perfect time for Clearwater coach Allen Carden to scream, stomp his feet and throw his hands in the air.The Tornadoes were down by double digits at halftime to Tarpon Springs, a team that beat them the week before and was on the verge of ...
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    Tue. Jan. 11, 2011 at 5:54 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Bright House Tournament: Frazier's 3-point touch fuels Plant

    CLEARWATER — In Tuesday’s Bright House Networks Tournament championship game, Michael Frazier constantly battled dogged defenders intent on denying him an open look at the basket. It took guts, guile, maybe even a screen or two from a teammate, before he could get the ball in his hands. Once Frazier ...
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    Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at 12:43 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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