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  • HomeTeam Huddle: Blake's Shavar Manuel goes from unknown to D-I darling

    HomeTeam Huddle: Blake's Shavar Manuel goes from unknown to D-I darling TAMPA — Colleges called Blake High School football coach Darryl Gordon all day Tuesday, just like they had the day before, and the day before that. They want to know about Shavar Manuel, the hulking 6-foot-4, 260-pound sophomore defensive lineman who now has the full attention of every team in ...
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    Tue. May 13, 2014 at 7:49 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Pigskin primer for spring

    Pigskin primer for spring Call spring football at the high school level the early evaluation period. There are big names to replace, with players of the year graduating and moving on to college. Who will fill in? There are new coaches to break in, promising assistant coaches hoping to make the most of their ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Four locals on 5A all-state teams

    Four area athletes were among the state’s top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A. Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams

    Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams Girls Player of the year: SG Meagan Thomas, Sr., Dixie Hollins Why we picked her: How could we not? Thomas ended her four-year career at Dixie Hollins as the school’s best-ever player. She scored a total of 2,385 points, including 657 this year. Even though she is 5 feet 7, Thomas ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Pinellas sweeps Hillsborough in All-Stars competition

    TAMPA — When Largo’s Brandon Jones picked up basketball three years ago, he didn’t think his brief hoops career would ever include a night like Friday. Jones showed his transformation from a two-way football player to a basketball standout, earning MVP honors after leading Pinellas County to a 118-112 win ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region boys basketball: Michael Clark breaks through for Lakewood

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Clark has been unable to decipher his role for Lakewood this season after transferring over from Boca Ciega. Tuesday night, he finally found the answer: Right underneath the basket. The senior cleaned up after his teammates time after time in a Class 5A region semifinal against ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes

    Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes His defense was superlative. His offense was timely. His relief filled the gymnasium. Looking down at his right hand, which hadn’t dribbled and shot and defended at full speed in more than a month — and had been out of a cast for only three days — Gibbs High School ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 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 basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit

    Region basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit TAMPA — When guard Shaquille Speights broke his right hand in January, he thought his season was over. And some felt the same about Gibbs’ state championship hopes. But Thursday night, Speights made his return and, like the Gladiators, is far from done. Riding a strong defensive effort in the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Girls basketball: Pinellas senior all-star game rosters set

    The Pinellas County senior all-star game will be played on March 15 at Keswick Christian School at 7:45 p.m. A Classic game will take place at 6 p.m. for players not named to the senior all star teams. Admission for the game is $3 for adults, $1 for students. Middle ...
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    Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District boys basketball: Lakewood tops Gibbs for 5A-10 title

    ST. PETERSBURG — Over the course of a two-hour slugfest, Anthony Lawrence Jr. had done everything he could for Lakewood. He hit layups, turnaround jumpers and 3-pointers. He rebounded and defended. About the only thing he couldn’t do, at least early in Friday’s Class 5A, District 10 championship game against ...
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    Sat. Feb. 08, 2014 at 12:06 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys district basketball: Top seeds Lakewood, Gibbs to meet in 5A-10

    As expected, Lakewood and Gibbs, the top two seeds, both advanced with convincing wins in the semifinals. The Spartans beat Bradenton Bayshore 80-56 as Anthony Lawrence Jr. and Jacobi Boykins each had more than 20 points. The Gladiators beat Bradenton Southeast 73-43. Gibbs had four players score in double figures: ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 12:53 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 'Explosive' Hall of Gibbs a lock for Marshall

    'Explosive' Hall of Gibbs a lock for Marshall ST. PETERSBURG – Gibbs had three players sign letters of intent on Wednesday morning, including athlete Maurice Hall, who waited until signing day to commit to Marshall. First-year Gibbs coach Rick Kravitz believes the Thundering Herd are getting a very good player “He is the most explosive player I have ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 6:13 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Girls basketball: PHU edges St. Petersburg for first district title

    ST. PETERSBURG — A week ago, Palm Harbor University won its first PCAC championship by outlasting St. Petersburg in overtime. Friday night, in the same gym, the Hurricanes defeated the Green Devils 44-40 to win the school’s first ever district championship. The win sets up a Class 8A regional quarterfinal, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 12:09 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • District girls basketball: Gibbs ends Lakewood’s recent postseason run

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood limped into the Class 5A, District 10 semifinals with an inexperienced team and a losing record. Gibbs, on the other hand, entered at full strength and with the services of 6-foot-2 sophomore center Roshanna Streeter for the first time this season. The result was predictable. The ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:28 p.m. | Rodney Page

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