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  • Spring football: Jamboree at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores Robinson 7, Jefferson 6 Plant 20, Jefferson 14 Plant 6, Robinson 0 Spring game-breakers: Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper accounted for three touchdowns as the Panthers won both quarters. He completed 12-of-25 for 149 yards and two scores, and ran for a touchdown. Culpepper had the most sensational ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 10:34 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award

    Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award Jefferson senior Nelson Maldonado was presented the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award on Wednesday morning in a ceremony during the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting. The award, now in its 10th year, is presented to a Hillsborough County baseball player who combines athletic, academic and community achievements. ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape

    HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay saw its fair share of high-profile high school quarterbacks last year. And with a lot of the top ones graduating this spring, a new crop of prospects waits in the wings, looking to grab the spotlight and trying to break a few records.  Add Matthew ...
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    Mon. April 27, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance?

    District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance? This time last year, Jesuit limped into the Class 5A playoffs, losers of three of its last five games with nine players suspended for violating a school policy. Of course, the Tigers went on to win seven straight and a state championship. Do they have another run in them this ...
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    Sat. April 18, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay boys basketball teams (with video)

    Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay boys basketball teams (with video) Hillsborough County Player of the Year: F Juwan Durham, Jr., Tampa Prep One of the best big men in the nation, the 6-foot-10 power forward made his presence known around the basket, averaging 22.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks. Ranked 24th nationally in the 2016 class, Durham has the ...
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    Fri. April 03, 2015 at 2:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Tampa Bay Times' all-county boys basketball teams (with video)

    Tampa Bay Times' all-county boys basketball teams (with video) Hillsborough County Player of the year: F Juwan Durham, Jr., Tampa Prep Coach of the year: Eric Hayes, Jefferson First team G Thomas Dziagwa, Jr., Tampa Catholic G Jonathan Jean, Sr., East Bay F Jacob Mathis, Jr., Berkeley Prep G Maurice Moore, Sr., Jefferson F Christian Whidden, Sr., Jesuit Second ...
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    Fri. April 03, 2015 at 12:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores  Spoto 8, Sickles 4 Bloomingdale 3, Lennard 2 Strawberry Crest 5, Freedom 3 Jefferson 5, Robinson 3 Pitchers of the day Lennard's Fabian Carlin had a strong performance despite the loss, tossing a complete-game five-hitter. The senior struck out five and gave up three earned runs — ...
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    Mon. March 09, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 1 at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores Sickles 2, Lennard 1 (eight innings) Bloomingdale 11, Spoto 1 (five innings) Strawberry Crest 4, Robinson 1 Jefferson 5, Freedom 0 Pitchers of the day Strawberry Crest co-captain Mark Moclair came within a walk of throwing four perfect innings. The senior retired the first 11 batters in ...
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    Sat. March 07, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral

    State boys basketball: A tandem too tough for Jefferson to corral LAKELAND — When Jefferson began its first state semifinal game in 41 years Friday against Miami Norland, it focused on Vikings forward Dewan Huell. After all, the junior’s 6-foot-10 frame made it hard for him not to be the center of attention. But as the Dragons spent their energy trying ...
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    Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 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

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