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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for Feb. 22-28

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Tampa Bay Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Rachel Taylor, Palm Harbor University Sport: Softball Skinny: The senior resumed her role as the Hurricanes’ ace this season and started 5-0, including a two-hit shutout over Pinellas Park last week. ...
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    Mon. March 03, 2014 at 4:51 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Cinderella season continues for Lennard

    RUSKIN — Following Tuesday’s 73-68 win over Largo in a Class 6A region semifinal, Lennard coach Danny Gaddis brought up a Super Bowl champion and equated his team’s play to a boxing match. “We play 12 rounds and they played our brand of (fast-break) basketball, but we got some separation,” ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region basketball: Largo pulls away from Jefferson

    LARGO — For one quarter, Largo made basketball look like a joy ride, a frantic series of full-court sprints, pull-up 3-pointers and body-twisting layups as it opened a 10-point lead in Thursday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal against Jefferson. But all that sprinting and shooting came to a halt. Suddenly, the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: Largo tops Mitchell for 6A-10 title

    LARGO — Mitchell pushed Largo harder than it ever did before, pushing itself right into a fourth-quarter lead. But when the going got tough in Friday’s Class 6A, District 10 title game, the host Packers rode senior Brandon Jones and junior Jonathan Crawford to an impressive 62-50 victory. Trailing by ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:51 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Largo hires Marcus Paschal as football coach

    Largo hires Marcus Paschal as football coach Largo, hoping to maintain continuity among its successful football program, hired former standout Marcus Paschal as football coach on Friday. Paschal, 29, succeeds his high school coach, Rick Rodriguez, who stepped down in December after 15 seasons. "This was the dream I had," Paschal said of coaching the Packers. "It's ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:11 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: Largo, Mitchell set for final

    By the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Class 6A-10 semifinal, Largo had built such a commanding lead that a running clock was used against Springstead. Packers coach Phil Price started sending in players off the bench, but the roster is so deep, so talented, that even the reserves can go on ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Largo trio make their college decisions official

    Largo trio make their college decisions official Largo defensive back Cordell Hudson and linebacker Frankie Hernandez had some anxious moments Tuesday night. “Frankie and I were on the phone with each around midnight just talking about what (signing day) would be like,” Hudson said. “We’re still in disbelief. It’s unexplainable, something we couldn’t imagine as freshmen. We’re ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 4:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo tops Lakewood for PCAC crown

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a good night for Largo with one minor exception. The Packers’ newly won PCAC trophy broke while the team took pictures with it. All coach Phil Price could do was shake his head and smile. “We’ll fix it I guess,” Price said. “It’s about the ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Corey Long

  • Girls soccer: Largo eliminated by Merritt Island

    LARGO — At the start of the season, Largo coach Dan Flynn aimed for the state final four. The Packers played as many tough teams in Pinellas County as possible. And after winning the district and surviving two playoff games, Largo reached its first region final since 1997, on the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 31, 2014 at 11:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District girls basketball: Dixie Hollins secures first playoff berth

    ST. PETERSBURG — The district semifinals is where girls basketball seasons usually end for Dixie Hollins. Not this time. Meagan Thomas made sure of it. Thomas, one of Pinellas County’s most prolific scorers, scored 34 points in leading the Rebels to a 65-51 win over Largo in the Class 6A, ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 11:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo‚Äôs speed too much for Seminole

    LARGO — Blessed with a team of tremendous athletes, Largo has the all pieces in place to run its freewheeling offense to perfection. There are breakaway layups, alley-oop dunks and enough other spectacular plays to fill a highlight reel. But what leaves opponents wheezing is the speed in which the ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls region soccer: Largo survives on penalty kicks

    Girls region soccer: Largo survives on penalty kicks TAMPA — Seeing Largo’s dream season ready to end, coach Dan Flynn needed a couple of extraordinary things to happen. They did. Robinson missed potential back-to-back clinching penalty kicks, and Largo nailed its final four attempts — including Hannah Gould’s winner in the eighth round — to give the Packers ...
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    Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Largo names six finalists for football job

    Largo, in its search for a new football coach, whittled the list of more than 90 applicants down to six this week. The finalists to replace Rick Rodriguez, who stepped down after 15 seasons, are Packer assistants Darryl Simmons and Marcus Paschal, Robinson offensive coordinator Craig Everhart, former Marathon coach ...
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    Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo completes sweep of Mitchell

    NEW PORT RICHEY — One week after it defeated Mitchell on its home court, Largo knew the second meeting with the Mustangs would be an even bigger challenge. But Packers coach Phillip Price expected his players to be ready for the highly anticipated rematch and they were as Largo staved ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. | Jeff Odom

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