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  • Pinellas district softball preview with schedules

    Pinellas district softball preview with schedules Admiral Farragut and Lakewood routinely make the playoffs in just about every sport except one — softball. In fact, they’re the only two schools in Pinellas County that have never made the postseason in that sport. Next week, the long wait could be over. The Blue Jackets and Spartans both ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 6:46 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Four locals on 5A all-state teams

    Four area athletes were among the state’s top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A. Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. commits to Miami

    Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. commits to Miami Lakewood guard Anthony Lawrence Jr. committed to Miami after taking an unofficial visit to the school Monday. The Lawrence family already had strong ties with the Hurricanes. Lawrence Jr.’s father, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence Sr., played for Miami from 1991-93. Lawrence Jr.’s uncle, Pat, also was a Hurricane from 1991-94. ...
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    Mon. March 24, 2014 at 5:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams

    Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams Girls Player of the year: SG Meagan Thomas, Sr., Dixie Hollins Why we picked her: How could we not? Thomas ended her four-year career at Dixie Hollins as the school’s best-ever player. She scored a total of 2,385 points, including 657 this year. Even though she is 5 feet 7, Thomas ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Pinellas sweeps Hillsborough in All-Stars competition

    TAMPA — When Largo’s Brandon Jones picked up basketball three years ago, he didn’t think his brief hoops career would ever include a night like Friday. Jones showed his transformation from a two-way football player to a basketball standout, earning MVP honors after leading Pinellas County to a 118-112 win ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Lakewood's Tyrae Boykins commits to Fairmont State

    Lakewood receiver Tyrae Boykins committed to Fairmont State on Wednesday and will sign his letter of intent later this week. Boykins was one of the team's leading receivers and helped the Spartans reach the Class 5A state semifinals. He becomes the eighth player from the Tampa Bay area -- and seventh from ...
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    Wed. March 12, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball: Lady ’Canes Invitational primer

    Softball: Lady ’Canes Invitational primer The Lady ’Canes Invitational gives area softball teams a rare opportunity to play in a local tournament. The 16-team field has teams from Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and includes three of the four teams that played in last year’s semifinals — Palm Harbor University, Plant and River Ridge. Here ...
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    Wed. March 12, 2014 at 6:10 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track: Lakewood barely misses out at West Coast Invitational

    ST. PETERSBURG — After tabulating the scores leading up to the final four events, Lakewood boys track coach Anthony Snead was startled to discover his team was trailing by 15 points. “I thought we were winning,” Snead said. The Spartans made up enough ground to give themselves a chance to ...
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    Sat. March 08, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Pinellas girls and boys PCAC teams named

    Pinellas boys and girls basketball coaches met on Tuesday at Boca Ciega to vote on PCAC north and south teams. Here are the results: Boys coach of the year: Jerry Woodka, Tarpon Springs Girls coach of the year: Tamika Coley, St. Petersburg Girls South county First team: Meagan Thomas (Dixie ...
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    Wed. March 05, 2014 at 9:42 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • State boys basketball: Lakewood falls in record-setting final (with video)

    State boys basketball: Lakewood falls in record-setting final (with video) LAKELAND — Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. likes his basketball fast and furious, entertaining and effective. That’s the style that helped the Spartans reach Saturday’s Class 5A state final. The Spartans’ opponent, Plantation American Heritage, prefers a similar pace. The Patriots play fast, hard and with a purpose because it ...
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    Sat. March 01, 2014 at 11:48 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: Lakewood moves on to Class 5A final (with video)

    State boys basketball: Lakewood moves on to Class 5A final (with video) LAKELAND — Lakewood’s Mike Clark cupped the ball with both hands as he rose into the air from the lane, soaring above the court even though he saw danger ahead. Standing in the way was Gainesville Eastside’s Thomas Lundy. The brazen Clark just soared higher and over the reach of ...
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    Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track: Lakewood, Northside win city meet

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood’s boys won the St. Petersburg City Championships for the third consecutive year while host Northside Christian’s girls won for the second time in three years Thursday. The Spartans earned 112 points, 19 more than second-place St. Petersburg, despite having only individual champ. Devontae Persha won the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Roles of father, coach a delicate balance for Lakewood’s Lawrence

    Roles of father, coach a delicate balance for Lakewood’s Lawrence ST. PETERSBURG — Following the biggest game of his coaching career, Lakewood High School’s Anthony Lawrence Sr. made a calculated move, holding back any thought of hopping onto the court into the joyous arms of his son, star guard Anthony Lawrence Jr. Instead, they waited until after the bus ride ...
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    Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: Softball super 7, stats

    Times’ super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Palm Harbor University (6-0): The undefeated Hurricanes are averaging 11 runs per game. They were ahead 9-6 in the fourth inning against Bradenton Manatee last week when the game was postponed because of rain. 2. Canterbury (4-0): The defending state champion Crusaders are ...
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    Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for Feb. 15-21

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Jill McElderry, Fivay Sport: Softball Skinny: The senior made the Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast first team the past two years. She’s started her final season strong, throwing 24 strikeouts and giving up ...
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    Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. | Times Staff

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