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  • Softball: Shannon Saile throws no-hitter as Land O’Lakes tops River Ridge 9-2

    LAND O’LAKES — One out from throwing a no-hitter, Land O’Lakes junior pitcher Shannon Saile had to retire River Ridge’s Brooke Schwaner, who carried a .625 batting average into Monday night’s game. Fortunately for Saile she was impervious to pressure. It helped that she had no idea about the no-hitter. ...
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    Mon. March 02, 2015 at 11:38 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • State girls basketball: Land O’Lakes denied again in 5A semis

    State girls basketball: Land O’Lakes denied again in 5A semis LAKELAND — Land O’Lakes spent all week preparing for its Class 5A state semifinal opponent, Jacksonville Paxon. Despite all the drills and film, the Gators were not ready for the real thing. Paxon jumped out to a quick lead, held the Gators scoreless in the second quarter and eased its ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:12 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • 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

  • State girls basketball: Four teams on a familiar journey

    State girls basketball: Four teams on a familiar journey When the final second ticked off the running clock in Seffner Christian’s region final matchup with Daytona Beach Father Lopez, the Crusaders celebrated their fourth state semifinal berth in five seasons at midcourt.  Sophomore point guard Chelsie Hall, however, scanned the crowd, then ran into the arms of the group ...
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    Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 at 7:02 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Region girls basketball: Land O’Lakes 42, North Marion 33

    LAND O’LAKES — Jhade Hayes and Makala Canada are accustomed to carrying the scoring load for Land O’Lakes, but there was not going to be a load of scoring on Saturday. The duo went for timeliness instead. North Marion forced 28 turnovers but Hayes and Canada made key fourth-quarter baskets ...
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    Sat. Feb. 14, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Special Olympics athletes join with Land O’Lakes partners on soccer field

    Special Olympics athletes join with Land O’Lakes partners on soccer field LAND O’LAKES — Normally, Ordray Smith is as geared up to have a conversation as anyone. But lately he has had to tone it down, and he wants his friends to know there’s good reason. He has the Olympics to prepare for. “That’s why I didn’t call anybody this weekend ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 5:19 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls basketball: Land O'Lakes 49, Nature Coast 44

    LAND O’LAKES — It had already been a zany enough finish, so why not? Against conventional wisdom, with her team nursing a 44-42 lead against never-say-die Nature Coast, Jhade Hayes decided to step and attempt a 3-pointer. With 30 seconds left. “Honestly, it was a risk. I just shot it ...
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    Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 at 9:28 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes falls in final

    State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes falls in final MELBOURNE — As fast as Plantation American Heritage scored to open Friday’s Class 3A state final, they struck just as quickly to deny Land O’Lakes in a 2-1 overtime victory. Dejah Cason crashed the Gator 18 from the left and buried it with a golden goal to win for the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region girls basketball: Land O'Lakes 55, Central 44

    LAND O’ LAKES — When Jhade Hayes got mad, Central couldn’t get even. Hayes started the second half by scoring seven points in less than a minute, propelling Land O’ Lakes to a 20-point lead and eventual 55-44 victory over Central in a Classs 5A region quarterfinal. Hayes scored 25 ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 9:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes staves off PKs, heads to final

    State girls soccer: Land O’Lakes staves off PKs, heads to final MELBOURNE — After blasting through their district and region competition, it looked as if the Land O’Lakes girls soccer team had met its match against Ponte Vedra.  In Thursday’s Class 3A state semifinal at Eastern Florida State College, the Sharks scored first and controlled the action much of the second ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 5:35 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • State girls soccer preview: An emphasis on defense

    State girls soccer preview: An emphasis on defense There will be three teams from the Tampa Bay area represented at this week’s girls state soccer tournament in Melbourne. Palm Harbor University, Berkeley Prep and Land O’Lakes each made it through region play last week. And all three teams did it by relying on defense. In their respective region ...
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    Mon. Feb. 02, 2015 at 6:13 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • District girls basketball: Land O'Lakes 35, River Ridge 31

    NEW PORT RICHEY — This was a new role for Gabby Mills. After spending much of her first varsity season coming off the bench, the Land O’Lakes junior was thrust into the starting lineup for this week’s Class 5A, District 8 tourney. “I haven’t started because I needed time to ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:31 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region girls soccer: Land O’Lakes neutralizes scoring threat, heads to state

    Region girls soccer: Land O’Lakes neutralizes scoring threat, heads to state LAND O’LAKES — The Land O’Lakes Gators are headed to the Class 3A final four after stopping Palm Coast Matanzas and goal-scoring machine Miracle Porter in a thrilling, smash-mouth 1-0 victory Friday night.  It was no secret the Pirates possessed one of the most dangerous scorers in the state. Porter, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 9:39 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • District girls basketball: Land O’Lakes, River Ridge to meet a third time

    NEW PORT RICHEY -— After sluggish starts Wednesday, the top seeds rolled to victory in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals, with No. 1 Land O’Lakes topping Fivay 51-31 and host River Ridge dropping Tarpon Springs 60-26. The district championship will be decided Friday at 7 p.m. Land O’Lakes won ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region girls soccer: Land O’Lakes 4, Springstead 2

    LAND O’LAKES — Land O’Lakes knows only one speed — full throttle. The Gators (22-1) had posted lopsided shutouts through the district and region playoffs. On Tuesday, however, they faced a taller test in district champion Springstead (16-2-1) and talented forward Samantha Betters.  The Eagles had the muscle to counter ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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