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  • Class 5A state soccer: Durant 3, Gaither 2

    Class 5A state soccer: Durant 3, Gaither 2 photo gallery TAMPA — Durant’s administrators had a sign-in sheet Friday at Pepin Stadium to determine just how many of the 700 or so students who checked out early actually matriculated to the Cougars’ Class 5A state semifinal. Final tally: 488. Even athletic director Todd Long betrayed stunned delight at ...
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    Fri. Feb. 18, 2011 at 5:36 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Gaither, Durant soccer teams look for edge without the razor

    PLANT CITY — Barring an eleventh-hour flirtation with a razor, facial hair will be as prevalent as free kicks when Gaither and Durant square off Friday in the Class 5A boys state soccer tournament. Neither Cowboys coach Eric Sims nor Cougars counterpart Jamin Hollingsworth has shaved since the playoffs commenced ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 12:13 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Gaither's See has no time for an injury

    TAMPA — There’s still a lot of Green Bay in Gaither’s team captain. In the season’s chilliest stretches, he wore it on his short sleeves, even as peers piled on layers of Under Armour. Jordan See, raised within a free kick of the original “frozen tundra,” knows frigid, and 40-degree ...
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    Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:43 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A region soccer: Gaither 3, East Lake 1

    EAST LAKE — Gaither and East Lake are teams known for their disciplined attack. In Friday's region final, Cowboys forward Jordan See showed it, scoring two goals en route to a 3-1 Gaither victory."I can't say enough about Jordan See," Cowboys' coach Eric Sims said. "He's had a hurt hamstring ...
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    Fri. Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:22 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 5A region soccer: Gaither 3, Naples Gulf Coast 1

    TAMPA — It was the region semifinals but it was hard to tell by Gaither's workmanlike approach.In fact, coach Eric Sims said his squad didn't really show any emotion until the last of its three goals Tuesday night.Gaither has more soccer to play after a 3-1 win at home against ...
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    Tue. Feb. 08, 2011 at 8:21 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Hillsborough boys region soccer capsules

    All matches Thursday at 7 p.m. Class 6A Bloomingdale (15-2-3) at Countryside (21-1-1) Winner faces: Sarasota Riverview-Wharton winner Who’s hot: Bloomingdale — F Tevin Gage (13 goals in past seven matches); Countryside — Cougars defense (16 shutouts) Sarasota Riverview (9-5-3) at Wharton (10-10-1) Winner faces: Bloomingdale-Countryside winner Who’s hot: Riverview ...
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    Mon. Jan. 31, 2011 at 10:10 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A-9 district soccer: Sickles 3, Gaither 1

    TAMPA — Sickles entered this week's Class 5A, District 9 tournament at King High with no returning starter from last year's district title team, no momentum and essentially no depth.No problem.Using only 11 players for the entire 80 minutes on a 56-degree Friday night, the Gryphons (17-6-3) exploded for three ...
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    Fri. Jan. 28, 2011 at 8:47 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A-9 district soccer: Gaither 2, Freedom 0; Sickles 3, Hillsborough 0

    TAMPA — Tempers flared Thursday as Gaither narrowly avoided upset with a 2-0 win over Freedom in a hard-fought match.The Cowboys appeared to have the upper hand after taking the lead just two minutes into the match when a free kick by junior Jacob Snidle smacked off the crossbar and ...
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    Thu. Jan. 27, 2011 at 10:02 p.m. | David Rice

  • Girls soccer: Newsome shuts out Gaither to cap perfect regular season

    TAMPA — Once Newsome's brief celebration, which included dousing coach Kelly Townsend with a cooler of freezing water on a bitter Friday night, was complete, Hillsborough County's top team quickly turned the page.The Wolves completed their first perfect regular season in school history with a 3-0 win over Gaither on ...
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    Fri. Jan. 14, 2011 at 9:52 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Gaither duo intact and tearing up the season

    Gaither duo intact and tearing up the season TAMPA -- The collection of legs completing a 2-mile jog on Gaither High's track this overcast Monday afternoon is bereft of even one limp. Granted, some of these Cowboys soccer players are nursing tweaked hamstrings or sore backs, but none are hobbling noticeably. For coach Eric Sims, that observation itself ...
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    Tue. Jan. 11, 2011 at 7:52 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • High School Soccer Invitational final: Jesuit starts strong but tide turns in second half

    TAMPA — Things were looking up for Jesuit after the first half of the 17th annual High School Soccer Invitational championship game, but momentum swung the other way in the second half. On the verge of winning the prestigious tournament for the third time, not to mention avenging a 2-1 ...
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    Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at 10:11 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • High School Soccer Invitational: Gaither uses PKs to reach semis

    TAMPA — After being outplayed in regulation and held to a 0-0 finish Tuesday night, Gaither coach Eric Sims walked up to his team and asked who was willing to step up and take penalty kicks. Six players stepped forward. Sims narrowed it to five. And together with goalkeeper John ...
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    Tue. Dec. 21, 2010 at 10:18 p.m. | Kerry Klecic

  • Boys soccer: Jesuit 4, Mitchell 0; Gaither 3, Jacksonville Stanton 0

    TAMPA — Jesuit and Gaither posted shutouts Saturday in the opening round of the 17th annual High School Soccer Invitational.No games are scheduled for today, but the tournament continues Monday through Wednesday at the Shimberg Sports Complex.Jesuit defeated defending Class 4A state champion Mitchell 4-0, and Gaither scored a 3-0 ...
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    Sat. Dec. 18, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Gaither barely sneaks past rival Steinbrenner

    LUTZ — If Steinbrenner coach Chad Ebright derived anything from Thursday night’s match aside from numb fingers, it was the knowledge his second-year program can play with anyone around. On a night when the action was as fast and physical as the air was frigid, the Warriors (5-1-2) fell to ...
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    Thu. Dec. 09, 2010 at 11:48 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • This time, Gaither boys seek better ending

    TAMPA — Gaither goalkeeper John Nardozzi can still remember the bitter ending of last season. Two games — the Class 5A, District 9 championship and the region semifinal, just more than a week apart — with the same result: a loss to Sickles on penalty kicks. “Two games in a ...
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    Mon. Nov. 08, 2010 at 9:49 a.m. | Adam Berry

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