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  • Spring football: Jamboree at Bloomingdale

    Spring football: Jamboree at Bloomingdale At Bloomingdale Scores: Newsome 14, Durant 0; Brandon 38, Bloomingdale 0 Spring game-breakers: Braxton Harris scored on a 34-yard touchdown run on Newsome’s first drive to put the Wolves up 7-0. Fellow rising senior Cole Schaller connected with 6-foot-4 receiver Drew Willis from 22 yards out for the other Newsome score. ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:10 a.m. | Rick Cantor

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Decalon Brooks a rising defensive force at Gaither

    HomeTeam Huddle: Decalon Brooks a rising defensive force at Gaither TAMPA — Derrick Brooks spent 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers building a résumé worthy of a gold jacket and bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   Now, just 20 minutes north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, his son, Decalon, has been busy trying ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 5:07 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant

    State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant FORT MYERS — Pitching is what got Durant — a team that showed up at JetBlue Park on Wednesday giving up fewer than two runs per game — to its second state semifinal appearance in three years.  But with just one out to go in the top of the first ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound

    State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound PLANT CITY — Painted on the outside of the Durant baseball team’s clubhouse is the year 2013, commemorating the Cougars’ first trip to the state final four. That year, the story was all about current minor-leaguer Tyler Danish and his unblemished ERA, which the Cougars rode all the way to ...
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    Tue. May 19, 2015 at 4:50 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3

    Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3 PLANT CITY — In order to strengthen the defense in Durant’s Class 7A region final against Kissimmee Osceola on Tuesday, coach Butch Valdes decided to leave Harrison Theocharakis, often the designated hitter, out of the lineup.  The junior admitted he was bummed when he got the news before the big ...
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    Tue. May 12, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Durant 1, Steinbrenner 0 (nine innings)

    LUTZ — Cade Kelley led off to start the seventh inning on Tuesday resolute that he could start a rally for Durant in a scoreless Class 7A region semifinal. After working the count even against Steinbrenner ace C.J. Van Eyk, the senior turned and ripped a curveball to left. But ...
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    Tue. May 05, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region baseball: Durant 2, Gaither 1

    PLANT CITY — When Gaither second baseman Cope Hargrove fielded a high chopper off the bat of Durant’s Jonah Scolaro with two outs and runners at the corners in the bottom of the seventh, it appeared Thursday’s Class 7A region semifinal was headed for extra innings. Not so fast. Justin ...
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    Thu. April 30, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Durant 3, Brandon 1

    BRANDON — Thanks to a failed bunt attempt, Zach Barfield tripled to the right-centerfield gap to fuel Durant’s three-run fifth inning in Friday’s 3-1 win over Brandon for the Class 7A, District 7 title. That gave the Cougars (20-6) three straight district championships, including the past two over the Eagles ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Durant takes advantage of miscue

    District baseball: Durant takes advantage of miscue BRANDON — Durant started the season as one of the hottest teams at the plate in Hillsborough County. But for most of the Cougars’ Class 7A, District 7 semifinal against Plant City on Wednesday, they just couldn’t seem to get anything going. No. 1-seeded Durant, which beat the Raiders both ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay QB Challenge: Clearwater's Bryant on top

    Tampa Bay QB Challenge: Clearwater's Bryant on top TAMPA — Two years ago, Clearwater High’s Garrison Bryant finished third in the Tampa Bay Quarterback Challenge, losing top honors by just a few points. The rising senior was participating in the event for the last time Sunday. He distanced himself from the other seven quarterbacks in the finals by ...
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    Sun. April 19, 2015 at 6:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • 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

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