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  • Softball: Durant channels rally mentality

    PLANT CITY — In every other nook of the nation Thursday, March Madness commenced. At Durant High, it simply carried over. From May. The Cougars (10-5, 4-2), who rallied in four of their final six games en route to the 2012 Class 8A state title, have replicated the feat twice ...
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    Thu. March 21, 2013 at 11:19 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough: Softball stats, super seven

    Softball super seven 1. Strawberry Crest (11-1): As a team, Chargers hitting .475 (12 homers) against modest schedule 2. Wharton (8-2): Wildcats could be without Michigan State signee Kassidy Kujawa (wrist) all season 3. Freedom (11-1): Pats show no spring-break rust in Tuesday’s 8-0 romp of Steinbrenner 4. Chamberlain (10-4): ...
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    Wed. March 20, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Softball: Durant rekindles old magic at right time for key win

    PLANT CITY — For one mild March evening, the Cardiac Cougars — replete with drama, trauma and triumph — resurfaced at Durant High. As her dad lay in a Brandon hospital bed with a blood pressure flare-up, Durant junior Madi Taylor hit a two-run double down the rightfield line in ...
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    Tue. March 19, 2013 at 10:22 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Softball: Hillsborough super 7, stats

    Softball super seven Results through Wednesday 1. Wharton (7-1): Wildcats fell to 25th in MaxPreps national poll after 1-0 loss to Bloomingdale. 2. Chamberlain (7-2): Chiefs remain at No. 2 spot via quality wins (Crest, Bloomingdale, Plant). 3. Strawberry Crest (9-1): Wednesday’s 5-2 triumph vs. error-prone Durant was a statement ...
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    Thu. March 07, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Softball: Strawberry Crest makes most of Durant's missteps

    PLANT CITY — Strawberry Crest scored one of the biggest wins in school history Wednesday, though host Durant gave the Chargers plenty of help. All five of Strawberry Crest’s runs were unearned, including three in a tiebreaking top of the seventh as the Chargers won 5-2. Durant (6-3) committed five ...
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    Wed. March 06, 2013 at 11:12 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Softball: New season, same end goal for Durant

    Softball: New season, same end goal for Durant TAMPA — A few leftover particles of the old Durant magic materialized Tuesday night. There was junior Madi Taylor, smashing a two-run home run in the first varsity start of her life and second at-bat of the season. There was veteran ace Paige Davis, whiffing an Alonso batter on an ...
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    Wed. Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:02 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Softball: Durant's Taylor shows she belongs with two-run homer

    Softball: Durant's Taylor shows she belongs with two-run homer TAMPA — Durant junior Madi Taylor spent the first varsity start of her life assuring herself of a second. Taylor’s first hit of 2013 was a two-run home run to leftfield in the top of the fifth inning, highlighting the reigning Class 8A state champions’ 5-1 victory Tuesday against Alonso. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Times' all-Suncoast softball teams

    Player of the Year: Bianka Bell, Sr., Chamberlain Put a 34-inch Easton Synergy in Bell’s hands, and the term “softball” never seemed more contradictory. The line-drive homers, the scorching grounders capable of ripping off a shortstop’s glove, the laser-type comebackers to the circle — try ascertaining what’s soft about any ...
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    Wed. June 13, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times' all-Hillsborough County softball teams

    Times' all-Hillsborough County softball teams Player of the year: Bianka Bell, Sr., Chamberlain Why we picked her: Arguably the most powerful hitter in Hillsborough County fast-pitch history, Bell was a leadoff hit — or homer — waiting to happen for the Class 7A state champs. The younger sister of two SEC players, she hit .720 ...
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    Fri. June 01, 2012 at 11:47 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Clock strikes midnight and Durant's Cinderella postseason rolls on

    Clock strikes midnight and Durant's Cinderella postseason rolls on For one surreal postseason, they brandished courage and camaraderie, power and persistence, fortitude and fielding prowess. But at the very end, the Durant Cougars found themselves bereft of one vital quality: sleep. Insomnia never seemed so blissful. Well after midnight Tuesday morning, following a second rain delay, the Cardiac Cougars ...
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    Tue. May 15, 2012 at 1:08 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • State softball: Durant claims first title

    State softball: Durant claims first title CLERMONT — Durant’s mystical playoff run of happy bounces and goose-bump wins wrapped up in the wee hours this morning. The Cougars, undeterred by rain delays before and during the game, won their first state softball title with an 8-2 victory over Miami Palmetto in the Class 8A championship. Once ...
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    Tue. May 15, 2012 at 12:51 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Team mom's cancer fight strengthens Durant softball team

    Team mom's cancer fight strengthens Durant softball team PLANT CITY — The pickups and PT Cruisers that follow the area’s most flabbergasting softball story into the stomach of Florida’s peninsula Sunday will be accompanied by two certainties. Pink ribbons will secure the ponytails of Durant High School’s softball players, and “Momma C” will be there. Will she ever. ...
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    Fri. May 11, 2012 at 6:07 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region softball roundup: Durant can breathe easy in this win

    PLANT CITY — For the first time in their surreal postseason run, the Durant Cougars had no eleventh-hour rally, heart-palpitating home run, nor canyon-sized deficit out of which to climb Tuesday night. The only part of this playoff contest that resembled all the others: the postgame euphoria. The Cardiac Cougars ...
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    Tue. May 01, 2012 at 10:53 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region softball: No such thing as an insurmountable deficit to Durant

    Region softball: No such thing as an insurmountable deficit to Durant Euphoria traveled a well-worn path Friday night, with bliss and exhilaration in tow. After originating at the softball field at Durant High’s Ron Frost Athletic Complex, they wafted down Turkey Creek Road, hung a left on State Road 60 and exited at the Valrico Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. There, they lingered ...
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    Mon. April 30, 2012 at 4:35 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region softball roundup: Durant's latest comeback defies all odds

    PLANT CITY — It fell behind 11-0 and came back to win a district title, and if you thought that was crazy … The very next game, a dropped foul ball with two out gave Paige Davis another swing, which she used to hit a walkoff home run, and if ...
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    Fri. April 27, 2012 at 7:49 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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