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  • Column: Now the pressure's really on for unbeaten Durant

    Column: Now the pressure's really on for unbeaten Durant DURANT — Last week was for Durant High. The school could say its volleyball team was — and still is — unbeaten and untouched. This week is for the seniors. They look to redeem themselves after losing in last year’s district semifinals, which ended their postseason prematurely. And after that? ...
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    Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 at 3:34 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Durant 12, Brandon 10

    DURANT — After getting shut out for three quarters Friday, Durant ensured its senior night wouldn’t end on a sour note. Down 10-0 in the fourth quarter, junior running back Chris Atkins hit the hole for a 47-yard touchdown. The ensuing PAT was blocked and the Cougars trailed 10-6. After ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 11:19 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Volleyball: Durant finishes with perfect record in perfect fashion

    PLANT CITY — What didn’t the regular-season finale between Durant and Bloomingdale have Wednesday night? • The Cougars were trying to finish undefeated against the only team that beat them, way back in the preseason. • It was a rivalry game. • It was senior night for Durant. • And ...
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    Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:23 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough: Volleyball super 7, statistics

    Times’ Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Berkeley Prep (15-6): The Bucs were swept in three games for the second time this season Tuesday, but they’re probably hoping that’s out of their system as the postseason nears. 2. Durant (19-0): Coach Brittany Wilson said at the beginning of the season ...
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    Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District golf: Practice pays off as Becker, Warriors earn crown

    LUTZ — For almost half her life, Steinbrenner junior Claire Becker had walked from her home off the sixth hole at Heritage Harbor to practice her short game. All those extra strokes paid off Tuesday. Becker scrambled to save par on the first playoff hole and calmly drained a 6-footer ...
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    Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:28 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District golf: Playoff holes crown champs from Chamberlain, Freedom

    TEMPLE TERRACE — When Chamberlain junior Norman Black approached his first playoff hole in Monday’s Class 3A, District 10 championship, he had one thought: Get on the fairway. He nearly hit a tree. But Black survived the first hole and made par-4 on the second to edge Freedom’s Liam Doherty ...
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    Mon. Oct. 14, 2013 at 8:55 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Football: Newsome 9, Durant 3

    LITHIA — Newsome nabbed a Homecoming win Friday night, beating Durant 9-3. The first half consisted of good defense by both teams.  Durant scored first after Newsome quarterback Spencer Preston fumbled and Dontriel Perry recovered at Newsome 25-yard line. Seven plays later Derek Wells hit a 38-yard field goal. The ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:23 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Hillsborough: Volleyball super 7, statistics

    Times’ Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Berkeley Prep (14-5): Still the team to beat; the Bucs traveled to the Midwest and held their own against more top contenders. 2. Durant (18-0): Durant is two games from a perfect regular season, but we might have to wait until the playoffs ...
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    Wed. Oct. 09, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback Times’ super 7  1. Armwood (5-0, 4-0): We’re guessing the Hawks spent their bye week munching on nails, playing in dirt and lifting weights.  2. Sickles (5-0, 2-0): Falling behind to winless Freedom 13-0 gave us momentary doubt, then Sickles erased that with the next 53 points. 3. Tampa Bay ...
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    Sat. Oct. 05, 2013 at 7:13 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Strawberry Crest 11, Durant 10

    DURANT — Friday night’s Class 7A, District 8 tilt between Durant and Strawberry Crest was a defensive battle, with the Chargers eking out the 11-10 victory. The Cougars’ Gabe Brown incepted two passes in the first half, but Durant only mustered a 20-yard field goal from Derek Wells. Josh Ingram ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:18 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Hillsborough: Midseason football report

    Hillsborough: Midseason football report Front-runners If the season ended today, these would be our player of the year finalists: Offense Ray Ray McCloud III, Sickles: Tampa Bay’s leading rusher (801 yards) has led the Gryphons to a 4-0 record — and been consistent in doing so. The junior has had between 185 and 201 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 03, 2013 at 5:53 p.m. | Matt Baker, Kelly Parsons and John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough: Volleyball super 7, statistics

    Times’ Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Berkeley Prep (12-3): They fell to Tampa Prep in the biggest upset of the season so far, but the Bucs are still the team to beat. 2. Durant (13-0): If Durant can get past Bloomingdale in its final match, it’s possible the Cougars ...
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    Wed. Oct. 02, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB Times’ super 7 1. Armwood (5-0): Was there every any doubt? I mean, other than the fact we ranked someone else No. 1 for the first four weeks, was there every any doubt? 2. Sickles (4-0): Gryphons had the week off and still moved up two spots. Thank you, Armwood; ...
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    Sat. Sept. 28, 2013 at 5:11 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Durant 26, Gaither 0

    DURANT — No one was spoiling Durant’s homecoming Friday night, as the Cougars shut out Gaither 26-0 for their first victory of the season. Durant, now 1-4 after going 10-0 last season, rode a strong defensive effort to victory, holding Gaither (2-3) under 200 yards of offense. “Our defense stepped ...
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    Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Hillsborough: Volleyball super 7, statistics

    Times’ Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Berkeley Prep (9-2): Berkeley added a loss in the past week, but since it was at the hands of, arguably, the nation’s best team, we’ll cut the Buccaneers a break. 2. Durant (12-0): Durant won both of its games in last weekend’s HCC ...
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    Wed. Sept. 25, 2013 at 2:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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