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  • Miami football lands Freedom's Scott Patchan

    Freedom DE Scott Patchan has orally committed to Miami, he announced Saturday afternoon via Twitter during a trip to see the Hurricanes’ spring game. Patchan is one of Tampa Bay’s top recruits. Rivals considers the junior a four-star recruit and the country’s No. 17 strongside defensive end, and he was ...
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    Sat. April 12, 2014 at 4:01 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough district softball preview with schedules

    Hillsborough district softball preview with schedules As district softball tournaments monopolize fields across Hillsborough County next week, here’s a look at some of the most interesting matchups and players: Best potential matchup Bloomingdale-Alonso: The possible showdown for the Class 8A-7 championship features two of the county’s top teams, with only six losses between them. The teams ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Freedom's Folkes picks Jacksonville

    Freedom RB Andre Folkes has orally committed to Jacksonville University, Patriots coach Todd Donohoe said Wednesday morning. The shifty, 5-foot-6, 152-pound senior led Freedom in rushing last year and ran for more than 300 yards as a junior. 
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    Wed. April 09, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough: Softball super 7, stats

    Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Strawberry Crest (16-1): The Chargers are up to No. 5 in the latest state rankings and blew out East Bay on Tuesday. They’ll take a 13-game win streak into Thursday’s big showdown with Plant City. 2. Bloomingdale (13-1): A shutout win over Plant kept ...
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    Wed. March 26, 2014 at 11:43 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Gaither gains district ground, tops Freedom

    TAMPA — The clay barely settled from Gaither hanging onto sole possession of second place in Class 7A, District 8 Tuesday, the Cowboys already were thinking about the top spot. “We’re gunning for Steinbrenner,” said Gaither pitcher Sammi Grat, after finishing off her sixth complete-game victory — 2-1 at Freedom ...
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    Tue. March 25, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Times’ all-Hillsborough County basketball teams

    Times’ all-Hillsborough County basketball teams Boys Player of the year: F Juwan Durham, So., Tampa Prep Why we picked him: There’s a reason recruiting services rank Durham as one of the country’s top prospects for the class of 2016. Even as a sophomore, the 6-foot-10 Durham dominated nearly every game, averaging 21.6 points, 11.5 rebounds ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 4:46 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 3

    At University of Tampa Scores Freedom 9, Blake 5      Plant City 7, Riverview 0 Armwood 7, Robinson 3     Alonso 3, Sickles 2 (nine) Pitchers of the day A day after tossing two scoreless innings against Freedom, Plant City sophomore Ryan Boyd struck out six and was perfect ...
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    Tue. March 11, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Baseball: Saladino at UT, Day 2

    At University of Tampa Scores Riverview 10, Blake 0 (six innings) Plant City 4, Freedom 1 Sickles 9, Armwood 3 Alonso 4, Robinson 3 Pitchers of the day Riverview’s Chad Colding gave up two hits in four innings and didn’t allow a runner past second base. …Miguel Martinez (four strikeouts), ...
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    Mon. March 10, 2014 at 9:49 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Region boys basketball: Freedom undone by Bartow quickness

    TAMPA — Michael Keller wrapped a red T-shirt around his head and began to cry as the final buzzer sounded in Freedom’s 69-54 loss to Bartow in a Class 7A region final Saturday. His face red with tears, Keller trudged toward the long line of smiling Bartow players and coaches, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry'

    Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry' DOVER — The moment is one Strawberry Crest’s softball team would just as soon forget.  Problem is, the coach won’t let it.  Last season, after cruising to a 21-2 regular season that was the best in school history, after winning the program’s second district title and first playoff game, the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Boys basketball: Hillsborough region final capsules

    Boys basketball: Hillsborough region final capsules Boys basketball region finals Class 3A Who: Orlando First Academy (21-8) at Tampa Prep (25-3), 7 p.m. Friday Winner gets: Shorecrest Prep/Naples First Baptist Skinny: Tampa Prep and the Royals met in the playoffs in 2011 and 2012 — the Terrapins’ 46-45 win in the 2012 region final was their ...
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    Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 at 12:07 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region boys basketball: Rojas keeps Freedom’s run alive

    DOVER — As Freedom coach Cedric Smith watched Strawberry Crest harass his Patriots by trapping them and forcing turnovers in the backcourt, he saw some potential good, too — an opening underneath. Freedom junior Miguel Rojas found that soft spot in the closing seconds Tuesday night to make the biggest ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:58 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: A first for Freedom

    TAMPA — Freedom coach Cedric Smith believed his team from a season ago was a bit more talented than the one that faced Brandon Thursday in a Class 7A region quarterfinal. Smith’s current squad, however, is hungrier and has a chemistry that propelled the Patriots to a district title. It ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • District boys basketball: Freedom nabs first title since 2005

    TAMPA — The test had three parts for Freedom. Play aggressive defense, limit Sickles 6-foot-8 senior Bryce Nickels and make the extra pass on offense. The Patriots aced all three in a 50-39 victory Friday night for the Class 7A, District 8 championship. No. 2 Freedom (16-6) never trailed, using ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 11:33 p.m. | Don Jensen

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