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  • Baseball: Durant 1, Brandon 0

    BRANDON — For seven innings, Brandon left-hander Antonio Velez put on a show, striking out 12 and giving up just one hit to district foe Durant.  But as it turned out, one hit was all the Cougars needed.  Velez had retired 10 of 12 batters before senior second baseman Cade ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Durant avenges loss to Plant

    BRANDON — Less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s Saladino Tournament quarterfinal, Durant lost to defending champion Plant in pool play. It didn’t sit well with the Cougars. So when Durant — which earned the wild card spot after allowing the fewest runs in pool play — learned it would be ...
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    Wed. March 11, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 at University of Tampa

    TAMPA — Dozens of scouts littered the stands at the University of Tampa’s baseball stadium Tuesday night, expecting to see a show. And in Plant’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Durant, that’s exactly what centerfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Jake Woodford gave them.  Tucker brought home a pair of ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 10:18 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 at University of Tampa

    At University of Tampa Scores Tampa Bay Tech 6, King 3 (nine innings) Alonso 2, Plant City 1 (nine innings) Durant 11, Middleton 1 (six innings) Plant 3, Chamberlain 0 Pitchers of the day Alonso's Jordan Butler and Plant City's Ryan Boyd dueled for five scoreless innings Monday afternoon. Butler, ...
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    Mon. March 09, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • The Court Report: Filled to the rim

    The Court Report: Filled to the rim Tuesday night rewind • Chamberlain’s Elijah Harden scored 15 points and Rashawn Fredericks added 14 in a 60-45 win over Hillsborough. Zach Nimmons led the Terriers with 31 points, including three 3-pointers.  • The Terrier girls (6-0) remained undefeated after a 54-16 romp over Chamberlain. Senior Trinity Baptiste led the way with ...
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    Wed. Dec. 03, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Durant 25

    PLANT CITY — The first explosion came early for Deon Cain when the Tampa Bay Tech senior broke a tackle and turned a quarterback keeper into a 50-yard touchdown run down the left side. The prized college recruit gave his team the early lead against Durant and, each time his ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 7A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 7A Class 7A region quarterfinals Palmetto (4-5) at East Lake (10-0) Winner plays: Pinellas Park-East Lake winner Scouting report: This is a rematch of last year’s region quarterfinal that East Lake won 13-12. It was the Eagles’ closest win in each of the past two seasons. The game was heated last ...
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    Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • 6A/7A/8A region volleyball: King rallies; Steinbrenner cruises

    TAMPA — King coach Cookie Mitchell had to do something when the Lions appeared on the verge of having their outstanding season end. After losing the first two games to Hillsborough — a team King had defeated three times previously — Mitchell asked her dejected players one question: “Are you ...
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    Tue. Nov. 04, 2014 at 11:19 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: Durant 28, East Bay 7

    DURANT  — Durant got back on track after beating East Bay, 28-7, and got in the playoffs as the Class 7A, District 8 champions on head coach Mike Gottman’s 50th birthday. On Senior Night, quarterback Eric Davis  ran in a 53-yard touchdown and threw a 35-yard touchdown to Chris Atkins, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Region volleyball: Steinbrenner refocuses after injury

    LUTZ — When standout setter Brooke Royals went down with what appeared to be a knee injury during the third set of Steinbrenner’s Class 7A region quarterfinal against Strawberry Crest, a brief panic washed over the Warriors still on the court. It didn’t take long, though, for the worry to ...
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    Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Hillsborough 55, Durant 49

    DURANT — Hillsborough spoiled Durant’s homecoming in a 55-49 shootout Friday behind the senior play of Dwayne Lawson, who threw four touchdowns and ran for two. The Cougars couldn’t get the Terriers off the field when it looked as if they had them corralled on third and longs. The Cougars ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • District volleyball: Favored matchup a reality in 7A-7 final

    PLANT CITY — Strawberry Crest won a coin flip with Durant for the top seed in the Class 7A, District 7 tournament. Now, the Chargers will have to beat the defending champion Cougars to win their first title. “I didn’t want Plant City at Plant City,” Strawberry Crest coach Morgan ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:41 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs

    Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs Team of the week Leto.  The Falcons won their first game (on the field) since 2009. Leto was credited with a forfeit win over Armwood in 2011, but the 18-15 win over Middleton on Friday is much sweeter. The win snaps a 32-game losing streak, and of course it wasn’t ...
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    Sun. Oct. 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Brandon 21, Durant 18

    BRANDON — Brandon celebrated its homecoming by beating Durant 21-18. Brandon took advantage of the Cougars’ miscues in the first half, including a fourth-down stop and a fumble recovery that junior linebacker Mason Washington ran back 38 yards to the Cougars 20. The next play, Isaiah Alexander found Keith Cook ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Football: Newsome 33, Durant 31

    DURANT — The Durant Cougars hosted the arch-rival Newsome Wolves and fell just two points short. There were only three possessions in the fourth quarter — the Cougars had the ball twice and Wolves once to give them the lead after Bruce Anderson dove over the pile for 2 yards ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:33 a.m. | J.J. Garrett

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