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  • Girls basketball: Land O’Lakes overmatched in first state semifinal

    Girls basketball: Land O’Lakes overmatched in first state semifinal LAKELAND — A week of practice at USF prepared Land O’Lakes for Lakeland’s arena, but it couldn’t brace the Gators for Bradenton Southeast’s defensive play. “Every last game is going to sting, unless you’re that champion,” coach Phyllis Crain said. The Gators’ (23-5) longest postseason run ended in the Class ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 4:29 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region girls basketball: Land O’Lakes locks up first state berth

    INVERNESS — Land O’Lakes showed guts and determination Saturday night, coming back from 10 points down to defeat a tough Citrus squad 40-37 in the Class 5A region final to advance to Lakeland for their first state trip. The Gators (23-4) did it by winning three consecutive road games. Senior ...
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    Sat. Feb. 15, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Region girls basketball: Land O’Lakes sets pace from the start

    Region girls basketball: Land O’Lakes sets pace from the start  LAND O’LAKES — The Gators haven’t made the playoffs in three years, and they’ve been to only one region final. Now they’ve matched that record. Land O’Lakes defeated Nature Coast 46-40 in Tuesday’s Class 5A region semifinal which they led from the start. “We had momentum,” Land O’Lakes coach Phyllis ...
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    Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 at 11:03 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Girls basketball: North Suncoast region semifinal preview

    Girls basketball: North Suncoast region semifinal preview LAND O’LAKES — Tuesday, Nature Coast will hit the road for another region game. But the Sharks won’t have far to travel. Land O’Lakes (20-3) hosts fellow district runnerup Nature Coast (20-4) in a Class 5A region semifinal that’s impossible to predict based on regular-season play. The Gators twice lost ...
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    Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 at 6:51 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region girls basketball: Land O’Lakes rallies after three quarters

    DADE CITY — The last time the Gators made the playoffs, they couldn’t be stopped until the region finals. Now they’re on track to do it again. Land O’Lakes powered to a 39-34 win over Pasco after trailing in three quarters in Thursday’s Class 4A region quarterfinal. The Gators added ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 9:48 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Gators football program signs four

    Gators football program signs four LAND O’LAKES – Just before they signed their letters of intent, Darius Wells reached over and helped Shaheed Salmon open his school-issued pen case. “You’re going to play football, but you can’t work your pen?” someone from the crowd ribbed, drawing laughs. Salmon, Wells, Deionte Strozier and Liam Heaney were ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Another Gator picks Benedict College

    Land O’Lakes defensive back Deionte Strozier has committed to Benedict College, he announced via Twitter. “I Deionté Strozier am proud to announce that I have committed to Benedict college !! Go Tigers #BC18,” he tweeted. Strozier had five interceptions for the Gators in 2013, and was a Tampa Bay Times’ ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 4:02 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Boys basketball: No sure wins in Class 5A, District 8

    Boys basketball: No sure wins in Class 5A, District 8 HOLIDAY —In Class 5A, District 8, every team has beaten every other team, or so it seems. It’s difficult to tell who will rise to the top in next week’s tournament, even for the coaches on the inside. “I don’t think anybody could’ve predicted the way the season has gone ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region soccer: Mitchell boys move on; Land O’Lakes girls falter

    A soggy field and several rain delays couldn’t stop Mitchell in the first round of the playoffs. The Mustang boys overcame host Lake Region in a 3-0 shutout Friday in the Class 4A region quarterfinals. “We created chances,” coach Oscar Ubillus said. “We kept possession of the ball.” Ubillus said ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:41 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Girls basketball: Gulf tops Land O'Lakes in 5A-8 final

    Dynasty is becoming a fitting word to describe Gulf’s run over the past decade. With eight postseason berths and seven district titles in the past 10 years, the Buccaneers have shown no signs of slowing. Gulf captured another district crown Friday, beating Land O’Lakes 57-38 at home in the Class ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:20 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Girls soccer: Land O'Lakes' Silvest, Gray settle on colleges

    A pair of Land O’Lakes girls soccer players announced their college intentions Friday afternoon. Midfielder Brooke Silvest committed to Eckerd College and fellow senior Catherine Gray will be headed to Concordia (N.Y.) College. Both players confirmed the news as they were on the Gators team bus headed to Jacksonville for ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 6:10 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Region boys soccer: Sunlake routs Nature Coast

    Region boys soccer: Sunlake routs Nature Coast LAND O’LAKES — Once Sunlake had its second goal, coach Sam Koleduk knew it was over. The Seahawks shut out Nature Coast Tech 8-0 in a Class 3A region quarterfinal ended early by the mercy rule Thursday. The Seahawks face Citrus (18-3-1) in Tuesday’s region semifinal. “We knew they were ...
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    Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:11 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Land O'Lakes LB Wells commits to Benedict

    Land O'Lakes linebacker Darius Wells verbally committed to Benedict College on Wednesday. "I am blessed to say that I've committed to Benedict College!! #GoTiger #BC18," he tweeted. Wells was a key component of a defense that forced two shutouts and kept the Gators' first three opponents to a combined 13 ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:24 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • District girls basketball: Gulf breezes through; Land O’Lakes hangs on

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Friday’s Class 5A, District 8 championship will feature one team that dominated by 20 points and another that squeaked by with two. Gulf defeated Tarpon Springs 55-35, and Land O’Lakes overcame River Ridge 41-39 Wednesday to advance. Gulf is ranked first in the district and Land ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Land O'Lakes' DL Shaheed Salmon picks Central Arkansas

    Land O'Lakes star defensive lineman Shaheed Salmon has committed to Central Arkansas. "I am blessed to say I've commited to the University of Central Arkansas!! #GoBears," he announced on Twitter Tuesday night. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound player raked in 83 solo tackles, 21.5 for a loss, for the Gators this past ...
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    Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 at 10:20 p.m. | Mary Kenney

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