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  • Jefferson's Beaty picking up offers

    Jefferson shooting guard Laurie’ Beaty, who helped the Dragons to the Class 4A state tournament this past season as a junior, has been picking up several scholarship offers on the AAU circuit. Beaty, who is playing for Florida Girls Basketball based out of Orlando, has received 10 scholarship offers, all ...
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    Mon. May 03, 2010 at 7:58 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Times' all-Suncoast girls basketball team

    All-Suncoast girls basketballPlayer of the yearJerica Coley, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic Jerica Coley is at her best when the ball is in her hands. The St. Petersburg Catholic guard provides instant fun with her wizardry. Her first step is so quick she often leaves defenders frozen as she shakes and ...
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    Sat. March 27, 2010 at 3:14 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Plant City teammates rev it up in one of two all-star games

    TAMPA — Plant City teammates Stephen McIntyre and Alton Honors provided the spark late in the game Friday night as the East squad went on to an 85-77 win in the 25th UNCF All-Star Game. McIntyre and Honors, who led Plant City to 17 wins this past season, combined for ...
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    Fri. March 12, 2010 at 9:26 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 3A state girls basketball: Pensacola takes Jefferson out of its game

    photo gallery LAKELAND — Officially, the basketball court at the Lakeland Center is 10 feet longer baseline to baseline than the one Jefferson practiced on all season. But from the point the Dragons stepped on that court for their first state tournament game Friday morning against Pensacola in the Class ...
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    Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 at 4:37 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Beaty's unique style perfect for Jefferson

    TAMPA — When Jefferson point guard Jade Givens gave teammate Laurie’ Beaty a pair of thick-rimmed 3-D glasses for the school’s nerd day, Givens thought they were just a prop.  But Beaty kept the glasses, which Givens had from watching Avatar, popped out the lenses, and has made them an  addition ...
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    Thu. Feb. 25, 2010 at 11:57 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Live blog: Jefferson falls to Pensacola

    photo gallery Jefferson, which beat Naples Barron Collier 66-41 last weekend to reach its first state tournament, couldn't hang with Pensacola in Thursday's Class 4A girls basketball semifinal. The Dragons, who were hoping to get a little revenge for their football team which also fell to Pensacola in the state ...
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    Thu. Feb. 25, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. | Times Staff

  • 4A girls basketball: Jefferson makes state for first time

    TAMPA — Jefferson has long been known as a football school, but the Dragons girls basketball team is doing its best to make the school known for that sport as well. After the biggest win in program history Saturday night, the Jefferson band celebrated on center court as students and ...
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    Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 at 9:26 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • 4A girls basketball: Jefferson strong from the start against Lakewood

    photo gallery TAMPA — Earlier in the season, Jefferson coach Tom Mosca worried about his team's sputtering starts, wondering if they might catch up with his team come postseason. But those days seem like so long ago now. His Dragons are wasting little time putting away opponents. They've played by ...
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    Tue. Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:49 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Hillsborough girls basketball region semifinal preview

    All games at 7 tonight 5A, Tampa Bay Tech (23-3) at Ocala West Port (22-6): The Titans continue to win, but have yet to put together a complete game. They trailed Central by six late in the first half and needed an 18-0 run to win 58-45 in Thursday's region ...
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    Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 at 9:29 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Morning Meanderings: Good morning, Tamika Coley

    Guess who's back, back again Meanderings are back, tell a friend Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back... TEAM OF THE NIGHT Ever cover a basketball game and afterwards, while looking up stuff, discover the team ...
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    Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 10:51 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 4A girls basketball: Jefferson rides defense to rout

    TAMPA — Jefferson started with strong defense Thursday night and never looked back, defeating Lakewood Ranch 62-28. The Dragons scored the first nine points and built a 41-14 lead by halftime. Jefferson (26-3) used its superior athleticism on defense to force Lakewood Ranch (17-12) into committing 27 turnovers. "That's been ...
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    Thu. Feb. 11, 2010 at 7:23 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A-7 girls basketball: Jefferson's district dominance continues

    TAMPA — Jefferson rolled through its district this season and didn't miss a beat in wrapping up its second straight 4A-9 title Saturday night, dominating Spoto 76-42."It's a wonderful feeling," Dragons guard Laurie Beaty said. "As long as we play how we play we won't get beat.""I got a bunch ...
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    Sat. Feb. 06, 2010 at 9:25 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A-8 girls basketball: Jefferson, Spoto advance to final

    TAMPA — Jefferson's girls basketball team hasn't lost to a Hillsborough County opponent all season. And there was little to no chance of that happening Friday night. With Steinbrenner playing the role of a speed bump, Jefferson barely slowed down while rolling to a 64-11 victory in the Class 4A, ...
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    Fri. Feb. 05, 2010 at 9:21 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Morning Meanderings: Good Morning, Brooke McKillen

    TEAM OF THE NIGHT The Hudson girls soccer team is headed to the region final for the first time in school history, and it did it in remarkable fashion, ralling from a 3-1 deficit to beat River Ridge 4-3 on two goals by freshman Brooke McKillen. That's pretty remarkable considering ...
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    Wed. Feb. 03, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Cotey's meanderings: Good morning, Laurie Beaty

    TEAM OF THE NIGHT The Newsome boys soccer team is headed to the region playoffs fo the first time after a perfect 19 minutes gave the Wolves all the goals they needed (thank you Matt Staggs, Armani Alicea and Harold Gussman) to beat Durant 3-1. RUNNERUP: The Gibbs boys basketball ...
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    Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 at 11:02 a.m. | John C. Cotey

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