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  • Four-star recruit Craig Watts now at Admiral Farragut

    Four-star recruit Craig Watts now at Admiral Farragut Craig Watts, a four-star recruit with more than 20 Division I offers, has left Gibbs and is now enrolled at Admiral Farragut.  The move comes on the heels of the resignation of Gladiators head coach Rick Kravitz, though Watts said he was thinking of transferring prior to Kravitz leaving.  “I ...
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    Tue. March 17, 2015 at 2:46 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Gibbs coach Rick Kravitz steps down

    Gibbs coach Rick Kravitz steps down Gibbs coach Rick Kravitz stepped down after two seasons, principal Reuben Hepburn said Friday. "It was a suprise to me, something I didn't see coming," Hepburn said. "I thought he did a good job in the time he was here. We're obviously sad to see him go." Kravitz finished 9-11 ...
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    Fri. March 06, 2015 at 2:57 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: Nationally-ranked foe takes out Gibbs

    State boys basketball: Nationally-ranked foe takes out Gibbs LAKELAND — Gibbs played a challenging schedule this season that yielded few easy nights. Losses piled up early, and that was fine. The plan all along was to get ready for postseason games such as the one the Gladiators played Friday at the Lakeland Center. Still, it wasn’t enough for ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 2:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Gibbs 70, Naples Golden Gate 56

    NAPLES - Gibbs found the safest path to the state final semifinals beyond the 3-point arc in Saturday night. Barry Brown scored 36 points, including seven from 3-point land, as the Gladiators won a Class 5A region championship with a 70-56 victory over Golden Gate. Gibbs (21-8) faces Fort Lauderdale ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 9:22 p.m. | Thomas P. Corwin

  • Boys basketball notebook: East Bay savors long-awaited return to region finals

    The East Bay players converged at midcourt to celebrate. They jumped and shouted, and when they finally started to disperse, they hugged each other. With a 61-55 victory against Freedom, the Indians secured a spot in the Class 7A region finals for the first time since 1968, ending an extensive ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Gibbs 49, Jesuit 48 (OT)

    ST. PETERSBURG — Gibbs’ Barry Brown ran a 90-foot dash in roughly four seconds Tuesday. That the Kansas State signee also managed to toss in a swooping layup left Jesuit in disbelief. The Gladiators trailed 48-47 in the final 17 seconds of overtime when Brown, a turbo guard, started his ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 11:03 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region semifinals: Tampa Bay boys basketball preview

    Region semifinals: Tampa Bay boys basketball preview Tuesday’s region semifinal boys basketball games offer some intriguing story lines. There are teams extending their stay in the postseason after ending long playoff droughts. Other programs have momentum at the right time with extensive win streaks. And there are some rematches of district finals in which teams are playing ...
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    Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 at 6:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Gibbs 70, Robinson 48

    ST. PETERSBURG — For the first five minutes of Thursday night’s Class 5A region quarterfinal, Robinson did just about anything it wanted against Gibbs in building a 13-point lead. For the rest of the game, the Gladiators made sure the Knights couldn’t do much at all.  Gibbs roared back from ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 12:04 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • District boys basketball: Gibbs 58, Lakewood 57

    ST. PETERSBURG — Marquez Walls had 18 points and Barry Brown added 17 as Gibbs held on for a 58-57 win against Lakewood in the District 5A-10 boys basketball championship game Friday. Gibbs will host Robinson next week while Lakewood will travel to Jesuit. The back-and-forth affair came down to ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 11:55 p.m. | Corey Long

  • District boys basketball: Gibbs, Lakewood cruise

    ST. PETERSBURG — After a slow first half, Gibbs erupted for 38 points in the final 16 minutes to blow out rival Boca Ciega 57-28 in the Class 5A, District 10 semifinals to advance to Friday’s final. Gibbs (17-8) was led by senior guard Barry Brown, who only missed two ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 11:45 p.m. | Justin Miller

  • Gibbs inducts 17 former athletes into Hall of Fame today

    Gibbs will induct 17 former athletes into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Grand Theatre today. Boof Bonser, a pitching stadnout, is the most notable name in this year's Hall of Fame class. Bonser was the 21st overall pick by the Giants in the 200 draft and ...
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    Mon. Feb. 02, 2015 at 10:07 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball, PCAC title game: Gibbs 57, Seminole 48

    Gibbs, relying on its pressure defense, broke away in the second half to beat Seminole 57-48 in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship game. The Gladiators won the conference title for the fist time since 2012 when their two Division I signees, Barry Brown (Kansas State) and Sajon Ford (Northeastern), ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs 77, Lakewood 54

    ST. PETERSBURG ­— Forget about Gibbs' 11-8 record entering Tuesday's game against rival Lakewood. Pay no attention to the Gladiators' two-game losing streak heading into one of their most pivotal games of the season. Gibbs coach Larry Murphy fashioned a schedule that yields few easy nights. After all, six of ...
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    Tue. Jan. 20, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Eight Tampa Bay players named McDonald's All-American nominees

    Five boys and three girls from the Tampa Bay area  — Gibbs' Barry Brown, Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr., Largo's Donavan Hale, Oldsmar Christian's Justin James and Paul Turner, Freedom's Taylor Emery, Alonso's Angel Golden, and Admiral Farragut's Charlisa Jenkins — were named nominees for the McDonald's All-American Games, which will ...
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    Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at 4:22 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs 58, Lakewood 50

    ST. PETERSBURG — After excruciating losses to neighboring rival Lakewood in the district final and region semifinals last season, Gibbs waited nine months to exact revenge. Relying on a suffocating defense and timely outside shooting, the Gladiators got it in Tuesday’s 58-50 win, grabbing an early edge in the Class ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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