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  • Sunday Morning Quarterback: North Suncoast, Week 1

    Sunday Morning Quarterback: North Suncoast, Week 1 North Suncoast Super 7 1. Sunlake (1-0): Pasco County’s king is dead. Long live the king. 2. Pasco (0-1): Nate Craig and the Pirates have to hang on to the ball – or they could find themselves out of the playoff picture in a loaded district. 3. Zephyrhills (1-0): The ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:24 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Football: Wiregrass Ranch 42, Gulf 7

    NEW PORT RICHEY — There was no wild jumping or any notable celebrating after Wiregrass Ranch defeated Gulf 42-7 Friday. Just a postgame line to salute the fans who made the trip and a march back to the locker room. Yes, the Bulls acted like they’ve been there before. Even ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:37 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Countdown to kickoff on the North Suncoast (with video)

    Countdown to kickoff on the North Suncoast (with video) The high school football season opens Friday, finally, with the North Suncoast’s 19 teams playing in 12 games across the state. As the clock ticks toward kickoff, we’ve counted down some of the biggest stories, from five intriguing debuts to one historical streak that could come to an end. Five ...
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    Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Steady progress at Gulf keeps players wanting more

    Steady progress at Gulf keeps players wanting more NEW PORT RICHEY — Coach Jason Messamore has felt the changes in Gulf’s hallways. When he took over the program in March after serving as an assistant at East Lake, students were harsh toward his football team. After the Buccaneers struggled through a winless 2012 season, some asked if their ...
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    Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:06 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Sunlake's Russ Schenk named new AD at Gulf

    Sunlake athletic director Russ Schenk has accepted the same position at Gulf, the Buccaneers announced Friday morning. Schenk joined Sunlake as AD in 2009 after previous stops at River Ridge, Hudson and Anclote. The standout wrestling coach was honored earlier this year by the state’s chapter of the National Wrestling ...
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    Fri. Aug. 09, 2013 at 10:59 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • District deconstruction: Class 5A-7

    District deconstruction: Class 5A-7 We’re breaking down a football district a day this summer: Teams Anclote Gulf Hudson Ridgewood River Ridge Wesley Chapel Must-see game Oct. 25, River Ridge at Hudson: The Royal Knights won a 7-6 slug fest against Hudson in last year’s season finale. The Cobras could be one of Tampa Bay’s ...
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    Tue. July 02, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Spring fling: Football players, teams that caught our attention

    Spring fling: Football players, teams that caught our attention It’s foresight from here, baby. For the remainder of the summer, we’ll peek at the 2013 season, project on it and pontificate about it — at length. But before that, let’s reflect once more on what we saw this past spring. (Our lists are not ranked in order of importance ...
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    Fri. June 07, 2013 at 2:31 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Gulf's Chance Belloise to compete in national combine

    Gulf's Chance Belloise to compete in national combine Gulf lineman Chance Belloise has been selected to compete at next month's Blue-Grey Super Combine in Foxborough, Mass.    He earned the invite to the national combine after performing well at an event at Raymond James Stadium earlier this spring. The top competitors next month will be invited to the ...
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    Mon. May 27, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Spring football: Weeki Wachee 50, Gulf 49 (OT)

    At Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee 50, Gulf 49, overtime Spring game-breakers: Rising junior ATH Avery Welch was nearly unstoppable for Gulf. He started at QB and had 174 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries at by halftime. The Buccaneers, who are lacking depth, needed his playmaking ability, and Welch ...
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    Sat. May 25, 2013 at 12:22 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Quality control at Central

    HomeTeam Huddle: Quality control at Central BROOKSVILLE Heading into his third season at the helm, one thing Mike Einspahr has taken away from his experience as coach is quality is more important than quantity. • His first spring in 2010, the 72 players who were on the practice field for Central more than doubled the amount ...
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    Wed. May 15, 2013 at 9:20 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • East Lake assistant Jason Messamore named Gulf football coach

    Gulf spent almost two months looking for its next head football coach before finding him nine miles south. The Buccaneers hired East Lake assistant Jason Messamore as head coach, Gulf athletic director Travis DeWalt said Tuesday evening. The school chose Messamore over Chamberlain’s Ken Davis and Clearwater’s Mike Lube after ...
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    Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 at 7:11 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Gulf football coach candidates down to three

    Gulf has named its three finalists for the school’s head football coaching position. Ken Davis (Chamberlain), Mike Lube (Clearwater) and Jason Messamore (East Lake) are all still being considered by the Buccaneers, athletic director Travis DeWalt said Wednesday in an email. “All three candidates possess extensive experience and interviewed extremely ...
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    Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:51 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Gulf could decide football coach finalists this week

    Gulf is getting closer to naming its next head football coach. Buccaneers athletic director Travis DeWalt said the school plans to narrow its choice of candidates to three by the end of the week. “We are still working through the process,” DeWalt said in an email. Last week, the school ...
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    Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:12 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Gulf beginning interviews for head football coach

    Gulf has identified its top eight candidates for its head football coaching position, the school announced Monday. The school will begin interviews this week. Eight of the candidates include: Bruno Buonsanto (Gulf weightlifting coach) Peter DiNovo (youth coach and father of East Lake QB/UCF commit Pete DiNovo) Michael Lube (former ...
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    Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 at 12:22 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times' all-North Suncoast football team

    Times' all-North Suncoast football team Offensive player of the year: ATH Janarion Grant, Sr., Pasco Grant, a three-way standout, watched his Pirates dominate the first six games of the year as he sat out with a hand injury.  “When I came back, that’s when all eyes were on me,” Grant said. “I had to put ...
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    Sat. Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:28 a.m. | Matt Baker

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