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  • State boys basketball: A rivalry that works in Jefferson’s favor

    TAMPA — Jefferson High was down by six points with 30 seconds left to play against Lehigh in the Class 6A region final. Thinking the game was all but over, people began streaming toward the exits as Lehigh fans jeered the Dragons’ demise.  Thanks to a family friendship that started ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Jefferson set to retire former coach Pop Cuesta’s number

    Jefferson set to retire former coach Pop Cuesta’s number TAMPA — After 43 years as baseball coach at Jefferson High, Emeterio “Pop” Cuesta retired at the conclusion of the Dragons’ 2014 season. Thursday, though, the longtime coach will be back on Jefferson’s diamond when his number will be retired in a special ceremony before a game against King. As ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region boys basketball: Jefferson 73, Lehigh 72

    TAMPA — They had produced the unthinkable for the previous 20 seconds, but with four seconds left, everyone on Jefferson was thinking the same thing. Get the ball to Maurice Moore. And though it didn’t go exactly how Dragons coach Eric Hayes drew it up, the end result will go ...
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    Sun. Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:09 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Tampa Bay baseball preview

    Tampa Bay baseball preview High school baseball season is in full swing, and if the first few games have taught us anything, it’s that there are more questions than answers. Is there an area team capable of making a state title run like Jesuit did last season? Is there a surprise team that gets ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Boys basketball: Jefferson out to make a little history

    Boys basketball: Jefferson out to make a little history It’s hard to blame teenagers, many of whom were born in the late 1990s, for not knowing much about 1974. How can they possibly wrap their heads around a world without smart phones, PlayStation 4s and Snapchat? “To me,” said Jefferson junior forward Cameron Padgett, “it seems like forever ago.” ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region boys basketball: Jefferson 79, Mitchell 65

    TRINITY — There were a few snippets Tuesday where the pressure of a packed gym and playoff ball adversely affected Jefferson. It can happen to a team that, until a few days ago, hadn’t won a postseason game in nearly 40 years. But, hey, that’s what timeouts are for. Jefferson ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • 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: Jefferson 52, Largo 38

    Region boys basketball: Jefferson 52, Largo 38 TAMPA — The rematch became a mismatch. Jefferson avenged last year’s Class 6A region quarterfinal loss to Largo with a 52-38 victory Thursday night. Senior Maurice Moore scored a game-high 23 points for the Dragons (25-4), who won their 13th consecutive game. Largo (13-13) sorely missed the firepower of four ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 12:06 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • District boys basketball: Jefferson 65, Armwood 50

    In Class 6A the Jefferson Dragons, who secured their second straight playoff appearance in Wednesday’s semifinals, won their first district title since 1977 by defeating Armwood 65-50. Jefferson (24-4) dominated district competition, going undefeated against 6A-9 foes in the regular season and clinching the No. 1 seed by mid January. ...
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    Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 at 12:30 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: Armwood tested, not toppled

    TAMPA — Things couldn’t have started worse for Armwood in Wednesday night’s Class 6A, District 9 semifinal against Lennard. First, Lennard’s team bus arrived late to tournament host Chamberlain, delaying the game’s start by more than an hour. Then, early in the second half, the Hawks’ leading-scorer, Devonte Myles, exited ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District boy soccer: Jesuit edges Jefferson, reaches final

    TAMPA —Junior Harrison Astorquiza’s dream is alive, thanks to his game-winning goal in No. 1 seed Jesuit’s 1-0 victory against Jefferson on Wednesday night in the Class 3A, District 9 semifinals. The Tigers (19-2-2) will go for their 27th district title in the past 29 seasons Friday against second-ranked Bradenton ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Boys Basketball: Tampa Prep cruises to City of Tampa Championship title

    Boys Basketball: Tampa Prep cruises to City of Tampa Championship title TAMPA — Tampa Prep forward Juwan Durham was busy celebrating his 17th birthday before Monday’s City of Tampa Championship final against Jefferson when his teammates asked what he wanted to have as a gift. The junior responded with one request: a victory. Durham got his wish, helping guide the host ...
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    Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 at 10:14 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Jefferson, Tampa Prep reach City of Tampa final

    TAMPA — As the pressure mounted late in the City of Tampa Championship semifinal against Tampa Catholic on Friday night, Jefferson coach Eric Hayes’ confidence grew. With 16.7 seconds left and the score tied at 70, TC had possession, but called timeout to draw up a play. On the other ...
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    Sat. Dec. 20, 2014 at 10:43 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Jefferson QB Cade Weldon gets first offers

    Jefferson QB Cade Weldon gets first offers Jefferson’s sophomore quarterback may be young, but he’s already got college programs after him. On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Dragon picked up his first offers from Wake Forest and Toledo. Coach Jeremy Earle said based on Weldon’s size and his early success, he expects the offers to keep rolling in. ...
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    Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 at 12:38 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top

    HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top 1. Gibbs (2-0): No bay area team displays as much defensive tenacity as the Gladiators. They allowed a combined 59 points in wins against Northeast and Pinellas Park last week. Despite losing guard Daniel Davis, who transferred to Tarpon Springs, Gibbs still has depth. Barry Brown, a Kansas State commit, ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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