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  • Baseball: Ellis, Grubb, Taylor pick community colleges

    Plant catcher Ryan Ellis, King OF Michael Taylor and King RHP Drew Grubb have all committed to play baseball at state colleges, King coach Jim Macaluso and Plant coach Dennis Braun said. Ellis, who is headed to St. Petersburg College, hit .329 last year as a junior, adding 18 RBI ...
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    Wed. June 03, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Hillsborough

    At Hillsborough Scores Wharton 20, King 3 Hillsborough 14, Freedom 7 Spring game-breakers: Wharton’s Miles Williams was the bell cow, toting the ball 20 times in a half of work for 122 yards and a pair of scores. The rising senior had touchdown runs of 5 and 2 yards, and ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 11:04 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Region tennis roundup: Short-handed Wiregrass Ranch prevails

    WESLEY CHAPEL — With its two best players more than 2,200 miles away, defending state champion Wiregrass Ranch went into its region semifinal against Venice on Tuesday with no margin for error. “We knew coming in we had to win No. 2, 3 and 4 singles and No. 2 doubles,” ...
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    Tue. April 07, 2015 at 10:25 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 at University of Tampa

    TAMPA — Dozens of scouts littered the stands at the University of Tampa’s baseball stadium Tuesday night, expecting to see a show. And in Plant’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Durant, that’s exactly what centerfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Jake Woodford gave them.  Tucker brought home a pair of ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 10:18 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Hillsborough 8, King 3

    TAMPA — Before its district game against King on Tuesday night, undefeated Hillsborough was used to putting up runs early and often, coming in with 38 runs in four games. Against the Lions, Hillsborough couldn't get anything going right away.  Still, the Terriers knew the pitcher, and if past games ...
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    Tue. Feb. 24, 2015 at 10:14 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region girls basketball: Osceola 44, King 32

    SEMINOLE — Playoff basketball is not something Osceola is accustomed to, but the Warriors were able to keep their streak alive to defeat King at home 44-32 in Thursday's Class 6A region quarterfinal. Neither side had an ideal first quarter that saw the scoreboard read 6-1 in favor of King ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 11:47 p.m. | Justin Miller

  • District girls basketball: Hillsborough 53, King 6

    TAMPA — For 29 years, Hillsborough labored through seasons of disappointment and yearned for another chance to be crowned district champion. At the start of the season, fifth-year coach Babita Artabasy told her players this would be the year it happened. Her credence in them never wavered, and it paid ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District girls basketball: King surprises Armwood

    TAMPA — Armwood had its ticket to the Class 6, District 9 championship game all but punched as soon as it was matched up with King for Wednesday’s semifinal. The first two times the Hawks and Lions met, Armwood won by at least 30 points.  The Lions proved Wednesday, however, ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 10:34 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Boys soccer: Riverview’s Lozada outscores tourney host King

    TAMPA — At this rate, King’s athletic department may want to consider renaming the tournament. Marc Lozada piled on two more goals as Riverview defeated the host Lions 2-1 to capture the King Invitational Tournament for the third consecutive year. “This was a pretty special game (Saturday),” Riverview coach Darik ...
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    Sat. Jan. 10, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls basketball: Hillsborough 63, King 39

    TAMPA — So far this season, Hillsborough's Trinity Baptiste has worked to make up for lost time. The junior guard missed her sophomore season after tearing her ACL, but has since started fresh, recording a double double in five of the Terriers' first eight games. Monday against district rival King, ...
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    Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 at 10:25 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region volleyball: National power KOs King

    The best volleyball season in King history came to an end Saturday when the Lions fell to nationally ranked Venice, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11.  King coach Cookie Mitchell didn’t want her girls to be intimidated, reminding them to stick to their game. The Indians, however, wouldn’t let that happen. The Lions ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 8:34 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 6A/7A/8A region volleyball: King rallies; Steinbrenner cruises

    TAMPA — King coach Cookie Mitchell had to do something when the Lions appeared on the verge of having their outstanding season end. After losing the first two games to Hillsborough — a team King had defeated three times previously — Mitchell asked her dejected players one question: “Are you ...
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    Tue. Nov. 04, 2014 at 11:19 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Football: King 28, Leto 7

    TAMPA — The Lions secured a .500 record, ending their season with a road victory. Mario Brisbon threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and sophomore QB Terrell Greene came in late to get his first TD throw for the Lions (5-5). Gabriel Luyanda caught both scoring passes and ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:52 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Volleyball: Palm Harbor University upends one-loss Bloomingdale

    VALRICO — Palm Harbor University knew it would be challenged against one-loss Bloomingdale on the road. So on Monday the Hurricanes spent the whole practice studying film and learning how to play against the hard-hitting Bulls.  “So much of their offense was to the left side. We made a little ...
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    Tue. Oct. 28, 2014 at 9:57 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Armwood 39, King 0

    TAMPA — It was another decisive victory for Armwood, another blowout. But for coach Sean Callahan, Armwood’s victory over King left him frustrated. “We didn’t play a very disciplined game tonight,” he said. “We have to get 17-year old kids keyed up for this game instead of going through the ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:09 a.m. | Darin Klahr

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